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I am taking a visit to the Baltic states and St Petersburg. Suggestions?

I will be visiting Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and St Petersburg, Russia. What must I see in each place?

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  • Rafael Tamm

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    Latvia: Riga the capital is a must, some nice jugend/art nouveau architecture there etc.

    Estonia: the old town in Tallinn is a must even though it can be crowded with tourists, its a lovely place just to stroll arround in.

    Kadriorg has a park and the museums for Art and lots of old oak threes is worth seeing (tram 1 10 min. from centre or take a cab approx. 6 Eur)

    Have a glimps of the seaside & Pirita River and the monastry ruins in Pirita, allso the beach is almost across the street (buss 8 or 1A from Viru Square center / 15 min.)

    Wow Russia is big and allso Saint Petersburg, if you are in to art and architecture the Winter Palace is not to missed, take your time its a huge place.



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  • Gunars Jemeljanovs

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    In Lithuania - Trakai - mid-eval castle some 35mi from Vilnius, Old Town Riga, small but very very nice. In Estonia I like Saaremaaisland, very different nature and peace comparing to the rest of the region. Saint Petersburg (Russia) - been there few times but have blurry memories! :) Recommended time of the year early/mid May to end of June.

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    Hi Fran,
    I loved Riga for it's culture, the beautiful art nouveau, the central market and the bars!

    Jurmala is a cute beach town only a 20min drive from Riga and definitely worth a trip.

    If you have some time on you hands, you should check out the Hill of crosses in Lithuania, which is only a two hour drive from Latvia.

    I've written a few stories about the cities and you can find them here:

    http://www.journeytodesign.com/blog/latvia/

    and here:

    http://www.journeytodesign.com/blog/lithuania/


    Have fun,

    Sarah

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    In Tallinn you have to go to Patarei Prison.

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