Baltic region is a safe region for travelers. Nice road infrastructure helps to navigate both for groups and individual. Car rental is available and highly recommended. As well as individual travel in general.
Climate is mild central – Northern European with warm summers, rainy autumns and springs and mildly cold winters. Quite rarely temperature goes above 30 or below -5.
All major airlines fly to the capitals – Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw. Bus travel is recommended in between the cities.
Extremely active cultural life for relatively small towns – Opera and Drama theaters, a number of concert halls, private and public concerts at the churches, Jazz festivals and a number of contemporary art festivals.
To say that Baltic States or Poland boasts pristine nature is no exaggeration, which means that many options are available for green tourism from simple walks in the woods to special offerings for bird-watchers, hunters and friends and connoisseurs of nature.
From local traditional souvenirs to local contemporary brands, from worldwide well-known brands to the exceptional luxury – you can find it all and with a friendly prices.
Traditional cuisine is typical of the Baltic region and of northern countries. The food is high in butter and fat while staying low in spices except for black pepper, dill or grains/seeds, such as caraway seeds. Rye or wheat, oats, peas, beets, cabbage, pork products and potatoes are the staples. Meat features in most main meal dishes. But fish also is commonly consumed on the coast of the Baltic Sea: smoked and raw fish are quite common. Traditional Baltic cuisine offers variety of bread and milk products, which are an important part of the cuisine.
Though turning back to the XXI century one has to admit – Baltic States is the destination for foodies. Modern cuisine is based on great natural food traditions, offers a large number of eco options and at the same time invites to dive into new tastes.
Despite that we are so close all the countries are very different. Starting from the language groups – Slavs Belarussians and Poles, Baltic – Latvians and Lithuanians and Ugrofins – Estonians.
We have different architecture: modern Warsaw, Late Soviet Minsk, Baroque Vilnius, Art Nouveau Riga and medieval Tallinn.
So one should visit all countries to see the differences.