In association with: Nordic Travel Solutions
Experience high-end Estonian hospitality with the new Luxest programme
Estonia is synonymous with nature. With a landscape of dense forests, untouched meadows and expansive wetlands, the Baltic country is a must for those who love the outdoors. But there’s more to Estonia than scenic beauty – it also boasts gems that make it ideal for a luxurious getaway.
To help your clients discover the country’s unique mix of nature and luxury, the tourist board has launched Luxest, a programme promoting high‑quality hotels and tourism experiences across the destination.
Rich history, original interiors and modern comforts are staples in many of Estonia’s remarkable hotels.
In places such as Pärnu – a laidback beach town on the west coast – and on the banks of the Keila River, grand manor house estates have been renovated and reopened as boutique hotels. Complete with fully equipped spas and sweeping countryside vistas, they’re perfect for a peaceful escape.
For city lovers, recommend the Old Town in capital Tallinn, where five-star properties combine lavish interiors with antique charm. Buildings steeped in history are now home to stylish hotels. Look out for Hotel Telegraaf, housed in the original Estonian Telegraph office, and the Schlössle Hotel, where original 13th-century features have been retained.
There’s a thriving gastronomic scene across the country too, with Estonians’ love of food underpinned by fresh local ingredients and ancient traditions. With last year’s release of the first Michelin Guide Estonia, visitors to the country are spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining.
Tallinn is a hotspot for world-class eateries, but remarkable dishes can be sampled across the country – from the central mountain village of Mäeküla to the scenic town of Viljandi in the south.
Find out more about Luxest at: nordictravelsolutions.com/luxest
The ultimate Estonia itinerary
To get the most out of Estonia, recommend your clients spend a few days in culture-rich Tallinn before heading to a rural retreat.
In the capital, they can marvel at the medieval architecture, visit unique art exhibitions and sample delicious dishes.
They can then escape into nature with a stay at a luxury countryside hotel, where spa treatments, horse riding and fishing can be enjoyed at leisure.
Become an Estonia expert with the Visit Estonia online training programme: estoniaexpert.com