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Estonian chef competes in Bocuse d’Or

On 27 and 28 January 2009 the SIRHA gastronomic trade fair was held in Lyon, France. Not only was Estonian food promoted at the event with chocolate truffles, liqueur and cheese, but an international contest for chefs was also held which saw the country represented by Egoist’s head chef...

Kaziukas Fair invites Vilnius citizens and tourists

Each year on the first days of March, Vilnius Old Town streets are flooded with the uproar of weekend of Kaziukas. It is abound with the attendance of folk artisans and craftsmen...

4A Code Share: 4 continents, 10 Biennales, 20 artists

The Code share designates data and service exchanges in the sphere of tourism services between air companies that share passenger lists on the basis of agreement and combine the flights when it is financially justified...

J. S. Bach Music Festival in Vilnius

J.S.Bach Music Festival in Vilnius is an annual event celebrating artistic inspiration, providing the stage for exciting initiatives and featuring conceptually compelling programmes, with particular focus on the music of the great German composer...

"Vilnius Heritage of Handicrafts" – reviving spirit of the capital's crafts

Vilnius opens the project “Vilnius Heritage of Handicrafts” to revive its old handicraft tradition, including twelve educational events, a two-day Bartholomew Fair and publication “Handicrafts in Vilnius: Tradition and the Present”...

Tourism figures weather economic storms

The most recent figures from the Statistical Office of Estonia has shown the number of accommodated visitors to Tallinn increased despite the global economic downturn. In November 2008 87 000 tourists stayed in Tallinn's accommodation establishments...

Estonian Air to acquire extra aircraft and fly more frequently to Moscow from June

Estonia’s national carrier Estonian Air will be increasing its number of flights between Tallinn and Moscow from summer, flying to the Russian capital five times a week. Starting from 4 June Estonian Air will be adding a return Thursday flight to Moscow departing Tallinn at...

Nordic Hotel Forum first in Baltic States to offer Skype telephones in hotel rooms

The business and conference hotel Nordic Hotel Forum on Viru Square is the first hotel in the Baltic States that offers its clients the opportunity to use Skype telephones from February this year...

Year of the Museum calendar full of events

2009 has been designated Year of the Museum in Estonia, with the aim of promoting the country’s almost 250 museums and showcasing their role in the preservation of cultural heritage...

Estonian chef to compete in Bocuse d’Or

On 27 and 28 January 2009 the SIRHA gastronomic trade fair will be held in Lyon, France. Estonian food will be promoted at the event with chocolate truffles, liqueur and cheese, while an international contest for chefs will see the country represented by Egoist’s head chef Vladislav Djatšuk...

The Tall Ships' Races Baltic 2009 volunteer selection draws to a close

200 Days remaining to the arrival of the Tall Ships‘ Races Baltic 2009 in Klaipeda seaport was the reason for the press conference held by the Organization Committee of the regatta on January 14th, 2009...

In 2008 Vilnius Tourist Information Centre was visited by a record number of tourists

In 2008 four Vilnius Tourist Information Centres (VTIC) were visited by 50 352 tourists. This is the largest number of visitors throughout the entire time of the activity of VTIC. A considerable increase in the number of tourists was observed in the year 2004...

Skiing tracks opened in Vilnius

Žiemos trasa (Winter run) is an entertainment complex where there are mountain and cross-country skiing tracks, a cafe – bar and a stimulating mountain atmosphere. It is situated only 3 kilometres away from the Gates of Dawn, 2 Minskas plentas in Vilnius...

2008 sees record passenger growth and development at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania

410,000 passengers used Kaunas Airport in Lithuania in 2008, a 5% increase over 2007 continuing the rapid growth of 5 times, seen since 2005. Kaunas airport, which is the second largest Airport in Lithuania, is centrally located within the country making it a convenient location for access to the whole of Lithuania and...

Pädaste Manor is 2009 Grand Award winner of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report

Pädaste Manor is one of 20 fine hotels worldwide recognized by this year's Grand Award by Andrew Harper. The award has been bestowed on only two hotels in the Nordic and Baltic region; Hotel Nimb in Copenhagen and Pädaste Manor in Estonia.

Tallinn Light Festival Will Brighten January Up

The capital of Estonia will be the seat of several cultural events in the framework of the Light Festival which will take place in Tallinn until 25 January 2009. The festival opened with turning on the lights in the light sculptures designed by the main guest of the festival...

Contemporary visual art, cinema and jazz will be presented in Vilnius

January 2009 marks the start of large-scale project ARTscape, which will present the contemporary culture scenes of European countries. Helsinki became the first European Capital of Culture of the 21st century, therefore ARTscape not accidentally starts its program with...

1,8 million passengers served at Tallinn Airport in 2008

Tallinn Airport handled 1 811 536 passengers in 2008 which is 4,8% more than in 2007. Also 41 654 aircraft movements (7% growth) and 41 867 tonnes of mail and freight (84% growth compared to 2007) were handled in 2008...

Exclusively safe welcoming of the New Year in Vilnius

Events of the Programmes of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009” and Commemoration of the Millennium of Lithuania’s Name attracted record numbers of people to the streets of the capital city on the New Year’s Eve...

The center of European cultural life will be transferred to Vilnius and Linz

On the morning of 1 January the city of Vilnius awoke having become the European Capital of Culture. This title which Lithuania was striving to achieve for more than five years while preparing for the country’s Millennium celebration will belong to Vilnius and Linz (Austria) for the whole year of 2009...

On the New Year‘s Eve the eyes of the world will be cast on Vilnius

At midnight of the New Year’s Eve attention of the whole world will be drawn by the show of lights and fireworks illuminating the sky above Vilnius – the show will be broadcasted by almost 50 foreign TV companies, and more than 30 media representatives from 12 countries will come to Vilnius to highlight the opening events...

Plungė will be crowned as the Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009

Next year, Plunge will inherit the title of the Lithuanian Capital of Culture from Zarasai. In the national competition Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009 organised by Public Enterprise Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009, this Samogitian town outrivaled 16 cities and towns of Lithuania...

Tallinn romances the Nordic regions

During these worrying times there is some good cheer for those in search of romance. A leading survey has found that Tallinn is the most satisfying and romantic city in the Nordic region...

Is there a way to preserve Lithuania’s historic opportunity in the times of economic crisis?

In view of the country’s increasingly burdensome economic situation and of the need for budgetary savings, PI Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 suggests revising the 2009 budget of the national programme “Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009" approved by the Lithuanian government to save 8 million Lt...

Tell us what you think about Tallinn and win a free city break here

Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau invites you to participate in a study on Tallinn as a tourist destination. Your opinion on Tallinn is very important for us. We really appreciate the time you take in sharing your opinions with us...

Tallinn Airport passenger traffic decreased in November

Tallinn Airport handled 125 111 passengers in November which is 11,7% less than in November last year. Passenger number on scheduled flights decreased by 16,3% mainly due to reduced number of flights while passenger number on charter aircraft grew by 10,6% compared to November previous year...

Christmas Jazz Festival better than ever before

Jazz lovers have been able to enjoy the excellent Jazzkaar Festival for many springs in Estonia. Jazz can also be enjoyed at the Christmas Jazz Festival, which will take place for the tenth time at the end of the year and attracts memorable performers both from Estonia and...

Staff of Vilnius service providers will learn hospitality

Nearly five hundred taxi drivers, waiters, hotel staff and managers of service companies in the capital city started learning better customer service. They attend free-of-charge sessions offered by the hospitality project “Vilnius’09 Invites” of the National Programme “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009”...

Vaivara Viewing Tower takes you 110 metres above sea level

Since the end of November, you can admire the Gulf of Finland, the beautiful landscapes of Vaivara Parish and take a look at the Sillamäe Town and Port and the border town the Narva from the Sinimäe Viewing Tower in Ida-Virumaa...

Winter Schedule Changed Frequency of Flights in Tallinn

Tallinn Airport transferred to the winter flight schedule, which brought about changes in the flight frequency of several airlines. In the winter period passengers can fly to 23 international and local destinations from Tallinn...

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