The Estonian capital is also the country's largest city and, with a blend of Scandinavian, Russian and European influences, its streetscape makes for a vibrant crossroad of cultures. Start by making tracks to the 14th-century Old Town, where you'll find Town Hall Square - most likely already familiar thanks to its Christmas markets, which pop up on Pinterest every winter. From there, we'd suggest joining one of the free walking tours to best get a feel for the city - picking up a bucket-load of fun trivia facts as you go. Insider tip: trying the traditional bread soup, leivasupp, is a must.
Where to stay: Merchant's House Hotel