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4 day - Short stay in Tallinn to combine with Finland or Sweden holidays
Combine this short Tallinn city break with any of our Finnish or Swedish packages throughout the year. Tallinn is a short 2-hour trip from Helsinki by express boat across the Baltic Sea. We can organise the express boat from Helsinki or the overnight boat from Stockholm.
Tallinn is wonderful any time of year but certainly comes to life during the Christmas and festive season. Christmas in Tallinn has a special magic - decorations, traditional craft and specialist markets, and the festivities and sights of the historic Old Town. Plenty of cosy cafes and cheery pubs fill the town with a great spirit. This tour can also be run during New Years where you can pop the champagne, celebrate at gala dinners and enjoy fireworks over Tallinn.
- Day 1
- Arrive in Tallinn & privately guided tour
- Day 2
- Lahemaa National Park
- Day 3
- Free day to explore Tallinn - join an optional food tour or get lost in the backstreets.
- Day 4
- Depart Tallinn
- Start/End Place
- Tallinn , Estonia tours
- Country Visited
- Estonia tours
- 4 Days
- All accommodation in unique 4* boutique hotel
- Daily breakfast
- Guided 3 hour tour of Tallinn Old Town including
- Full-day trip to Lahemaa National Park with private driver and guide
- Private transfers from the port and to the airport
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
International flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.
Day 1 - Arrive in Tallinn & privately guided tour
Arrive Tallinn. Private transfer from the port (airport transfer on request) to your hotel and guided tour of the city this afternoon.
Discover the sights and stories of Tallinn's beautiful Old Town and beyond on a 3-hour walking tour with a private guide. Explore the most interesting sights of the medieval Old Town, as well as some of Tallinn’s modern architecture.
The excursion will start with a brief history of Estonia and Tallinn as you enter one of the best-preserved Hanseatic towns in the world.
In the Upper Old Town, you can admire Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - the largest Orthodox church in the city - as well as the Houses of Estonian Parliament and one of the oldest churches in Estonia, the Dome Church. Experience the panoramic views from Toompea Hills over the Lower Town and the rest of the city of Tallinn.
In the Lower Old Town, you will hear stories about the people that lived here in the past, but also about present day life in Estonia. You’ll see the Gothic Town Hall, the Town Hall Square, and the Town Council Pharmacy, which is the oldest continuously functioning pharmacy in Europe, old merchant houses, and St. Catherine's Passage, the most picturesque of the Old Town's lanes.
We will leave the Old Town and continue to the Rotermann Quarter, which will give you a true taste of 21st century Tallinn. Here, the old industrial buildings have been given new functions and a modern look.
AccommodationSchlössle Hotel or similar
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Lahemaa National Park
After breakfast, discover the peaceful life of the countryside and explore the historic Estonian manor houses and coastal villages on this full-day excursion by car with a private guide.
Spend a perfect day in peaceful, unspoiled nature surrounded by rural charm, explore the historic Estonian manor houses, and discover the peaceful life of the countryside at the former coastal fishing villages of Altja and Käsmu.
Depart Tallinn and travel by car to Lahemaa National Park, one of the oldest and largest national parks in Estonia. It is a home to beautiful coastline, picturesque bogs, pine and cliff forests, and habitat for moose, brown bear, fox, and lynx. We start our day with a morning walk to the Viru bog on a wooden trail over the wetland. Bogs are important in Estonian folklore, as they are seen as places of of mystery and peace. The flora and fauna in these areas is like nowhere else, with many unique animal and plant species present.
Our next stop is the baroque-style Palmse Manor estate. During our visit to this beautifully restored Baroque mansion complex, you will see the main house, distillery, a large boating pond, fragrant gardens and a network of nature trails. You will get an overview of Estonian manor life and architecture throughout the ages.
From Palmse, visit the small coastal village of Altja. Here you can still see the fishing net sheds reconstructed based on traditions passed down through generations. The village also has its own tavern, where you can stop for a lunch and try the local dishes.
After lunch (not included), enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the village of Käsmu where many large sailing ships were built. It was home to a maritime school, and virtually every family had its captain or coxswain. That is why Käsmu was known as the “captains’ village”. Käsmu`s rich history is showcased beautifully in the unique private exhibitions of the Maritime Museum.
Optional Add Ons
Day 3 - Free day to explore Tallinn - join an optional food tour or get lost in the backstreets.
Today is free to wander the design shops, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town, with the main focus on local Estonian brands and artists. Enjoy an optional ballet or opera performance at the Estonian Theatre before the day ends. If you wish, there is a food tour that you can join as well.
In the late afternoon to early evening, be sure to head to the Patkuli viewing platform on the north side of Toompea hill. On the right you'll see the Town Wall with its defensive towers. On the left lies Kalamaja and Pelgulinn areas with Railway Station as landmark. This platform allows you to have the complete view of the Old Town spread out below like a toy fort.
Optional Add Ons
Day 4 - Depart Tallinn
After breakfast, transfer to the airport (port on request) and travel onwards.
All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 2023 prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.
Please note that rates for the festive season (Christmas and New Year) are on request.
30 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023
25 Dec 2023
25 Dec 2023
Please ask us for further details about combining this tour with stays in Finland, Sweden and the other Baltic States.
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