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Tartu, the Main Building of the University of Tartu 1.It is very convenient to travel around the city by public transport; local buses are painted bright red. Tickets for travel have to be bought in advance at kiosks close to stops and the bus station. Tickets purchased are sure to be dated.
2. Travelers are advised to make foreign currency exchange at home, as in this case conditions are most favorable. Local banks and exchange offices are ready to provide currency exchange for visitors, but they charge a commission for service.
3. Museums and other cultural venues usually open at 10:00 am and run until 5:00 - 6:00 pm. In most museums, art galleries and exhibition centers Monday and Tuesday are days off.
4. Those planning a rich program of rest have to consider that tickets to museums and a variety of recreational activities are better to be purchased in advance. On weekends, there is often an impressive queue to the tourist office.
5. It’s customary to leave a tip for good service in restaurants and cafes; 5 - 10% of the total amount would be sufficient. It’s better to book a table in prestigious dining places in advance. It is also worth considering that in many restaurants there is a dress code. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The city has well developed system of cashless payment, so you can pay with your credit card in almost all major stores and restaurants. Before the trip, be sure to specify whether you can use a specific card in other countries and cities.
7. Tourists who intend to devote a lot of time to shopping are recommended to prefer shopping centers with Global Refund mark. When making purchases they can ask for a special check that will allow returning taxes departing from the EU.
One of the main gastronomy features of Tartu is local beer. Vacationers can try the best varieties of beer in one of the many pubs, restaurants and bars. A typical Estonian pub is … Open
8. Taxi is an alternative to public transport; you can use it at any time of the day. It’s better to call the car by phone or take it on special parking lots; there is no extra charge for a call from a client. As a rule, all cars have small signs clarifying tariffs.
9. Mains voltage is 220 V; in all hotels the standard European-style plug connector is mounted. Check electrical appliances, which are planned to take with you before you go, as some may require special adapters.
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Estonia: travelling advices

1. It is best to go to Estonia in the spring, late summer or fall, when the weather is mild and the tourist inflow is relatively weak.
2. If the tour program includes visits to forest tracts, you should get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
3. Estonians have great respect for tourists who are able to pronounce at least a couple of words in Estonian. You can learn a few common phrases before the trip.
4. Residents of the country do not like to seem intrusive and almost never show resourcefulness. When interacting with service personnel, it is often necessary for the client to initiate communication. … Open
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

19.06.2021

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Travelling to Tartu - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Tartu. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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