Tallinn is the capital, primate and the most populous city of Estonia. Located in the northern part of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea, it has a population of 437,619 in 2020.
The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.Learn more Book this experience
Freedom Square is a plaza on the southern end of the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia, where the military parades and various concerts take place. It is bounded on the east by St.Learn more Book this experience
No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Tallinn. See Tallinn’s essential sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see historical and modern sights of Tallinn in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at major attractions including Vabaduse valjak (Freedom Square) and the giant matchbox of Hotel Viru.Book this experience
Vanalinn is a subdistrict in the district of Kesklinn, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It has a population of 4,437.Learn more
Toompea Castle is a castle on Toompea hill in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The castle, an ancient stronghold site in use since at least the 9th century, today houses the Parliament of Estonia.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Enjoy this 2.5-hour long bicycle tour and discover Tallinn and learn about its inhabitants and its complicated history. Highlights of this tour are Kadriorg Palace and Park, Presidential Palace, Laulupidu Song Festival Grounds, the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, the seaside promenade and more. Distance cycled will be approximately 16 km (10 miles), and you will be taking regular breaks.Book this experience
The Tallinn Town Hall is a building in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia, next to the Town Hall Square. It is the oldest town hall in the whole of the Baltic region and Scandinavia.Learn more Book this experience
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Viimsi is a small borough in Harju County, northern Estonia. It's located about 9 km northeast of the centre of Tallinn, just north of Tallinn's subdistrict Merivälja. Viimsi is the administrative centre of Viimsi Parish. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 2,341. Viimsi Manor, which was established by St. Brigitta Nunnery, was first mentioned in 1471 as Wiems.Learn more Book this experience
Enjoy this food tour and discover what is the Estonian cuisine - Nordic with a twist, or a touch of Russia and a bit of German? You’ll enjoy around 7 food and drink stops combined with strolls around the old town and city centre. Enjoy the venues like: medieval thematic tavern, local café, chocolate museum and store, typical Estonian-cuisine restaurant, old pharmacy, and Baltic Station Market. Please note that the menu and drinks of individual stops might vary according to the season.Book this experience
St. Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn is a cathedral church located on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally established by Danes in the 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia.Learn more Book this experience
House of the Blackheads, or House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a former headquarters of the Brotherhood of Blackheads.Learn more Book this experience
Jägala waterfall is the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. It’s only 30 minute drive away from Tallinn city center. Therefore, it’s also one of the most popular attractions for the locals. The waterfall looks majestic in every season, however in winter time it offers a truly spectacular view. The gleaming ice wall and sparkling icicles will make you feel like you’re in a beautiful winter wonderland and the Snow Queen Elsa should be popping out from somewhere anytime. We will also see a mystical limestone cliff and search for millions of years old fossils. After taking tons of photos of the waterfall we will have a picnic. To keep warm we’ll taste local Estonian schnapps and drink hot tea and try some traditional Estonian flavors. The whole tour takes no more than two hours, so you have plenty of time to do some sightseeing in Tallinn after the tour for the rest of the day.Book this experience
Danish King's Garden is a park in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. The park is the place where Danish flag Dannebrog was born. Every year on 15 June, Dannebrog or the Day of the Danish Flag is celebrated in the garden.Learn more Book this experience
Toompea is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The hill is an oblong tableland, which measures about 400 by 250 metres, has an area of 7 hectares and is about 20–30 metres higher than the surrounding areas.View on Google Maps Book this experience
10am meeting the guide and driver at the exit gate on the harbor. 30 min ride to the start of the Safari, guided transfer with the introduction into Estonian history 11.00-13.00 drive around Pakri peninsula observing the former Soviet army sites and the WWII fortifications. Great off road ride, Estonian forest, sandy hills and Baltic coastline. 13.00-13.30 ride to the former tank training site. 13.30-14.00 ups and downs on the sandy hills and traps built 40 years ago for tank training. 14.30 arrival to the port or the old townBook this experience
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Suurupi is a village in Harku Parish, Harju County in northern Estonia. It has a population of 1180. Suurupiis the birthplace of Estonian artist August Albo.Learn more
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Keila is a town and an urban municipality in Harju County in north-western Estonia, 25 km southwest of Tallinn. Keila is also the location of administrative buildings of the surrounding Keila Parish, a rural municipality separate from the town itself.Learn more
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Neeme is a village in Jõelähtme Parish, Harju County in northern Estonia.Learn more
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Keila-Joa is a small borough in Lääne-Harju Parish, Harju County, northern Estonia. It has a population of 373. The Estonian name Keila-Joa literally means "Keila Falls", named after the river, distinguishing it from the town of Keila.Learn more
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Kaberneeme is a village in Jõelähtme Parish, Harju County in northern Estonia. It is famous for its beach.Learn more
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To get to Tallinn, you can either fly directly into Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, which is just a few kilometers from the city center, or take a ferry from Helsinki or Stockholm. There are also bus and train connections from other major European cities, such as Riga and St. Petersburg.
When planning your trip, it's a good idea to book some attractions in advance. The Tallinn Card, which can be purchased online, grants you free access to more than 40 attractions, as well as free public transport and various discounts. It's also worth booking a guided tour of the Old Town and the KGB Museum at Hotel Viru, as these can fill up quickly, especially during the peak tourist season.
The costs in Tallinn are relatively low compared to other European capitals. You can find affordable accommodation, food, and entertainment options. However, prices can vary depending on the area and the season, so it's always best to plan and book ahead.
Some of the best things to do in Tallinn include exploring the medieval Old Town, visiting the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, climbing the tower of St. Olaf's Church, and strolling along the city walls. For a taste of modern Tallinn, check out Telliskivi Creative City, a former industrial complex turned into a hub for arts, design, and dining.
When it comes to dining, Tallinn offers a wide range of options. For traditional Estonian cuisine, try Olde Hansa or Vanaema Juures. If you're in the mood for something more modern, check out NOA Chef's Hall or Leib Resto ja Aed.
For accommodation, there are plenty of options to suit every budget. For a luxurious stay, consider Hotel Telegraaf or The Three Sisters Boutique Hotel, both located in the Old Town. For more budget-friendly options, look into Hestia Hotel Barons or The Monk's Bunk Hostel.
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For a truly unique experience, venture out to Lahemaa National Park, which is located about 70 kilometers east of Tallinn. This stunning park offers a glimpse into Estonia's diverse landscapes, including forests, wetlands, and coastal areas. Here, you can explore historic manor houses, such as Palmse and Sagadi, and hike along picturesque trails. Don't miss the opportunity to walk the Viru Bog nature trail, which takes you through one of the most accessible and beautiful bogs in Estonia via a wooden boardwalk.
Another offbeat excursion is a visit to the abandoned Soviet-era prison in Rummu, which has been partially submerged by a quarry lake. This eerie yet fascinating site can be explored by kayak or paddleboard, allowing you to get up close to the submerged ruins and learn about the dark history of the area. Guided tours are available and should be booked in advance.
Estonia has a continental Baltic climate.
Several restaurants in Tallinn offer these old-fashioned feasts, in a period setting and with period service. The favorite of Tallinners is the Olde Hansa, Vana turg 1, in the Old Town
If you're looking for something chicer, head to the Saint Catherine passage (Old Tallinn) where artisans create before your eyes with glass, ceramics, and leather. Unique pieces, trendy objects...
Fascinating! Think of the Christmas market on the main square, if you come in December.
Finally, to see the whole city at a glance, climb the steps of the tower of St. Olav's Church.
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