- Posted: 8 March, 2018
- Category: Europe
Estonia for the day!
Before I went to bed one of the three nights I spent in Helsinki and out of the blue, my friend and I decided to take a day tour in Estonia from Helsinki, Finland.
Cruise: I looked up online a budget friendly yet good cruise to take me to Tallinn Estonia and the Viking Line came up. Before I booked, I looked up Tallinn and this is what I found:
Tallinn offers much to discover for people with various interests – for art lovers, for lovers of gourmet dining, for those who enjoy the nightlife, shopping or nature. Estonia’s capital is one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic medieval towns, with its towers and battlements, fortification walls, winding streets and green parks. Tallinn offers a wide range of activites with the charming old town and a number of other destinations within walking distance of the harbor.
Viking Line Cruise:
My trip to Estonia was for the day. The ride on the cruise is 2 hours and 30 mins, but there are also other cruise options where you spend overnight and go to other places too in either Baltic countries or even Scandinavia – you need to research this but I know for sure there are options since I came across them.
As for the Viking Line Cruise, it was big, had different dining options, had a small supermarket and multi-decks. It had entertainment music and a bar. There were also terraces; so we were very comfortable in those hours of travel. Internet on board is also available.
Within cruise, you’ll find lockers where you could place your items (small items). There were people traveling with luggage, but I’m not sure where they placed their luggage.
If you decide to stay in Tallinn, here are some hotels I would recommend:
- Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru
- St Petersbourg Hotel
- Hotel Palace by TallinnHotels
- CRU Hotel
- Hotel St. Barbara
- Savoy Boutique Hotel
Things to do in Tallinn:
Basically and since we went for the day, all I cared to see at that point was their old-town which is an an absolute must!!
- Tallinn City Sightseeing Bus Tour (Hop on hop off if you like)
- Biking Tour (when the weather helps)
- Admire the views from Toompea Hill
- Danish King’s Garden
- St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Explore the Estonian cuisine
- Kumu Art Museum
- Bastion passages in the Old Town of Tallinn
- Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square) Raekoja Plats, or Town Hall Square in English, has been the heart of the Old Town for almost a millennium
- Just 15 minutes from the city centre of Tallinn is the Estonian Open Air Museum
- Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Creative City), which is located in a former industrial complex next to the Balti Railway Station on the borders between the City Centre, Pelgulinna and Kalamaja districts, is the creative centre of Tallinn. This is the largest creative centre in Estonia consisting of ateliers, studios, creative companies and offices of artists and NGOs.