Estonia

A small country with a big list - we’ll explore landscapes from islands, coastal wetlands and reedbeds to atmospheric pine forests in search of woodpeckers, owls, Steller’s Eider and other sea-ducks, raptors, geese and much more - with minibus transport on this short three-centre holiday. Easy level walking but some forest trails may be muddy.

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LeadersRoy Atkins plus local guide
FlightsEasyJet, scheduled, Speedy Boarding and extra legroom included
Outbound: Morning, Gatwick-Tallinn
Inbound: Afternoon, Tallinn-Gatwick

Day 1Fly to Tallinn and drive to our hotel, then following day explore Soomaa National Park - 2 nights Vanaõue Holiday Center.
Day 3Travel to Saaremaa Island in search of Steller’s Eider, Nutcracker and more - 1 night Loona Manor Guesthouse.
Days 4-5Drive to north-west Estonia for birding around Põõsaspea Peninsula and Matsalu National Park - 2 nights Roosta Holiday Center.
Day 6Transfer to Tallinn for a short tour of the city before our flight home.

WeatherLikely to be mixed weather, we have had lovely sunshine in the past, but it is a little unpredictable - expect cold with the possibility of snow (-10° to 10°C).
WalkingEasy walking on level tracks, but waterproof walking boots are recommended.
MealsAll included from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6.
InsectsUnlikely to be a problem at this time of year.
AccomTwin and single rooms all ensuite.
Group12