See medieval buildings, a replica 18th-century village and traditional industries such as glass-blowing in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, in northern Europe.
Tallinn’s heart is its Old Town, which is a great place to start your visit. A World Heritage Site, this area was built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Here you’ll find major Tallinn attractions, including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Danish King’s Gardens. Go to St. Catherine’s Passage to watch glass-blowers and pottery workers in the St. Catherine’s Guild workshops. Enjoy views of the city from the castle on Toompea Hill.
The Old Town’s narrow, cobblestone streets are ideal for walking and some have become fashionable shopping areas. Among these is the street of Viru, where you can buy Vana Tallinn, a rum-based liqueur.
Tallinn’s culture is celebrated in a collection of museums. Learn about the fight for independence at the Museum of Occupations. Find Estonian classics at the KUMU Art Museum. Kids will enjoy exploring the Open Air Museum. This 197-acre (80-hectare) complex is a life-size portrayal of an 18th-century rural village.
While history and culture abound in Tallinn, the city also entertains with its cafés and nightlife. You can sample hand-crafted chocolate at Chocolats de Pierre, in the city’s oldest courtyard, or people-watch from the outdoor terraces on Town Hall Square. Beer is Tallinn’s drink of choice. Try local brews at the lively Hell Hunt pub.
To explore beyond the city center, rent a bike and take advantage of over 93 miles (150 kilometers) of bicycle lanes. The woodland park of Kadriorg is just a short ride away from the center. Check out the galleries of the Baroque palace. Peter the Great commissioned the palace for his wife. Nearby, don’t miss out on a day at Pirita, the city’s favorite beach.
Come to Tallinn in winter to experience the city’s magical Christmas markets. They offer a great opportunity to sample local food, including sauerkraut and blood sausage, and buy local arts and crafts.
Shopping, Skyscrapers and Historical Buildings
Tour historical buildings, watch open-air concerts and peruse market stalls at this ancient plaza in the center of Tallinn’s Old Town.
Gaze up at the onion domes, hear the powerful bells and admire the imaginative stained-glass windows of this magnificent landmark.
Gorgeous vistas, aerial thrills, interactive exhibits and possibly the highest restaurant in Northern Europe are some of the reasons to visit the tallest building in Estonia.
Enjoy the panoramic view from the rooftop and admire the sleek architecture of this gallery, which showcases contemporary Estonian art.
Browse a large collection of centuries-old religious art and attend a classical music concert at this medieval former church dedicated to St. Nicholas.
Discover ocean-themed displays at this interactive museum, where exhibits are spread across a 16th-century cannon tower and a vast converted seaplane hangar.
We will pick you up from your choice of designated pick-up hotel points in Helsinki city center around 7:30 am to 8:00 am, ferry to Tallinn leaves at 9:00. Due the traffic peak hour in the morning, we suggest you get ready for the trip on time and dont forget to take passport with you.
Take a seat on a London-style double-decker bus for a hop-on hop-off adventure that offers you access to all of the major sights in Tallinn. Head out on 3 different routes featuring the city's historical and cultural gems, and disembark at any of the stops to check out attractions at your own pace.
With fascinating architecture, an intriguing culture, and impressive medieval buildings, Tallinn makes for enlightening exploration. A handy combination of a bus and walking tour lets you get to grips with the city's geography whilst glimpsing some of its most notable sights.
Discover the history of a Baroque-style palace commissioned by Peter the Great. As you wander through the elaborately decorated hallways, your expert tour guide tells you anecdotes about the past inhabitants of the palace as well as interesting facts about the structure itself.
Experience Tallinn—the enchanting capital city of Estonia—from a double-decker sightseeing bus. At your own pace, head into this historic city to ride around town, hopping off for closer looks at palaces-turned-museums, sparkling beaches, and grand castles.
Get to know Tallinn at your own pace and in your own way with a full day to explore Estonia's capital city with your own personal guide. This private tour gives you the freedom to see historic landmarks, colorful markets, and scenic shores for a memorable day filled with Baltic charm.