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TallinnEstonia

Famed for its narrow, cobblestone streets and medieval monuments, Tallinn also offers parks, café culture and nightlife.

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.

Where to stay in Tallinn

Top Hotels in Tallinn

Hotel St. Barbara
Hotel St. Barbara
3.5 out of 5
Roosikrantsi 2a, Tallinn
The price is $39 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

This family-friendly Tallinn hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Freedom Square, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn ...

4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Not far from Old Town. Quiet. Near no 4 tram stop for airport."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Hotel St. Barbara
The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn
The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn
4 out of 5
Toompuiestee 23, Tallinn
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Kesklinn, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Toompea Castle, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Access to main entrance by car is a bit confusing . Other than that nothing to complain about. Had a good stay there."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn
Hilton Tallinn Park
Hilton Tallinn Park
4 out of 5
Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn
The price is $88 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Kesklinn, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Estonian Firefighting Museum, Port of Tallinn, and Tallinn Town Hall. Town Hall Square is 0.9 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (988 reviews)
Good

"Nice spa and rooms, nothing to complain."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Hilton Tallinn Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Tallinn

Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
3.5 out of 5
Vana Posti 7, Tallinn
The price is $50 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is steps from Tallinn Tourist Information Centre, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 1 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (163 reviews)

"We had an excellent experience at TCA. Gteat for families and a perfect location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
4 out of 5
Poordi 1, Tallinn, Harjumaa

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Rottermann Quarter, Viru Keskus Shopping Centre, and Port of Tallinn. Estonian National ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
9 out of 10.

"Very quiet. Specious apartment. Close transportation."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
Hilltop Apartments City Centre
Hilltop Apartments City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Narva maantee 40, Tallinn
The price is $38 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Kadriorg, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tallinn University, Port of Tallinn, and Tallinn Town Hall. Town Hall Square is 1 mi (1.7 km) away. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"Decoration and design was amazing, and apartment had all the amenitis. Also location was not bad. But there few issues: its not possible to fully open the window, ouside is light turned on all night and its not possible to fully cover the light, bed was sofa matrace, not the best :)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hilltop Apartments City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Tallinn

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

AK

Jan 8, 2020

A beautiful city with lovely historic architecture. I highly recommend a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 25, 2019

A must city to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Hugh

Dec 20, 2019

Attended a concert by the Nordic Symphony Orchestra. It was absolutely fabulous!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

Christmas market is awesome, I can really feel the Christmas spirit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

Old Town is nice as well as multiple museums and shopping.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Great option to stay in Old Town.

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