Ok, lets start1off with some basic facts of Tartu.
Population: 97,153 @ 1st January 2016
Ethnic mix: Estonians 79% - Russians 15% - Others 6%
Local time is GMT+2hours
Electricity 220 volts AC 50Hz with European type sockets.
The language - part of the Finno-Ugric group, Finnish and Hungarian. Many young people speak good English.
A word about using public toilets in Estonia. A tiangle pointing down is for men, while the triangle pointing up is for women. Can be somewhat embarrassing if you get this wrong!
Currently you can find the Tourist Information Office at: Raekoda, Tartu 50089 Estonia - website www.visittartu.com - Estonia has one of the best, if not the best, WiFi and internet services in the world. You will find free internet access just about anywhere. Look for the orange and black WiFi sign and all systems are go.
Air - Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and directly accessible by plane via Helsinki. Helsinki-Tartu flights are operated by Finnair seven days a week. Flight time is 50 minutes.
Estonia's International Airport at Tallinn is only about 20 minutes walk from the city centre. It is a very modern building but quite small for a capital city airport. A bus service, No 2, runs very frequently to and from the city centre and costs 2EUR. The usual taxis are available to take you to where ever you wish to go. For car rental services, these are located on the lower floor in the terminal building.
Train - Eight times a day you can take a train between Tallinn and Tartu. Fast, comfortable diesel trains take you to your destination in two hours. The line to Valga also provides connections to Rīga in Latvia.