We think Estonia is the best of the bunch of the Baltic States when it comes to holidays and travel, thanks to its capital Tallinn, a medieval marvel, and the wonderful, laid back Muhu Island, one of the most original retreats around. We have checked out all the best hotels and restaurants in Tallinn, so you can speak to someone who knows the place inside and out and can talk you through the best local fish restaurant or vodka bar.
Tallinn is one of the finest preserved medieval cities in Europe, and the perfect weekend away or perfect in combination with a very special island. After a couple of nights within the city walls, a two hour drive and ferry away lies the elegant Padaste Manor hotel on Muhu Island. We think this place is pretty special whatever time of year, as it's supremely cosy in winter and wonderfully warm in summer. There's an excellent spa, and we know which room to stay in, and which treatments are a spoiling necessity.