tallinn day trip
Departure in the morning with Tallink M/S Star from the West terminal at 07.30 to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn at 09.30.
Estonia has come a long way since the Viking invasions and has survived occupations by Germans, Swedes and Russians and re-emerged as a proud independent country, today a member of EU. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings and plenty of galleries, cafes and restaurants to choose from: there is something for everyone in Tallinn.
City sightseeing in Tallin after the arrival at 09.30. You will have on part of the tour transportation; some of the part is made walking, because of the narrow streets in the old town.
The walking part proceed across Toompea Hill once a castle and now the parliament building, then heads for St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral built in the 19th century as a symbol of Russian power, then takes in the Dome Church and finally ends on Town Hall Square in the lower Old Town.
Lunch takes place in the old town in one of the famous old traditional restaurants serving local dishes.
In the afternoon you will have time for shopping. The price level in Tallinn is still very affordable. Handicraft items such as hand-knitted woolen sweaters with traditional Estonian folk patterns, carved wooden beer mugs, fun felt hats, juniper coasters and limestone candle holders are the local specialties.
The Tallink M/S Superstar takes you back to Helsinki at 19.30, arrival in Helsinki at 21.30.