This fourth edition of the guide has been comprehensively overhauled, with an all-new guide to the Best of the Baltic States, a new Introduction, four new photo essays and expanded listings. The first part of the book details the history and culture of these three former Soviet states. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of the three republics. Completing the book, the Travel Tips provide full listings and all the practical information you’ll need.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns.
DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover these destinations region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania truly shows you around these gorgeous destinations as no one else can.
Bradt’s Estonia remains the only English-language guidebook to this Baltics destination and this seventh edition reveals more of the country than any previous guide. Readers now discover why Miss Estonia likes antique cars, where Eiffel built before Paris, and why Edward VII could not land in Tallinn to meet Tsar Nicholas II and had instead to spend three days in the harbour. Offering extensive coverage of Estonia’s complex cultural history and its artists, writers and musicians, alongside comprehensive practical information, Baltics expert Neil Taylor proves that there’s much more to Estonia than the cobbled streets and cafés of Tallinn. He won the 2012 Estonia Presidential Award for this guidebook.
Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the markets of Tallinn’s fairy-tale Old Town, experience the pagan rituals of midsummer’s eve, or feel the sea breezes at Curonian Spit; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, theatre, architecture, politics, and cuisine
Over 70 local maps
Useful features – including What’s New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel With Children
Coverage of Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Parnu, Tartu, Viljandi, Muhu, Tukums, Bauska, Vidzeme, Daugavpils, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Moletai, Talsi, Utena, Palanga, Radviliskis, Kaliningrad, Helsinki, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, our most comprehensive guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.