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Tartu

Getting around

The central stop for city buses is on Riia maantee, opposite the old Kaubamaja department store.

Bikes can be rented from Jalgratas (742 1731; Laulupeo 19; per day 120Kr), adjoining the Tähtvere Hostel.

The tourist office keeps up-to-date lists of car-hire agencies with prices. Among the many options are City Car(523 9699; www.citycar.ee; Jõe 9a) and Sixt(744 7260; www.sixt.ee; Ülikooli 8), which is handily located in the Barclay Hotel but isn't the cheapest. Call first before stepping out, as most agencies can pick you up, and many of these places are quite a hike.

By far, the cheapest place to rent a car is at Olev's (503 0151; per day from €10) in Elva, where you can hire a refurbished Audi; Olev, the friendly owner, can help arrange transport down.