Top Five things to do in Tallinn, Estonia
Pullmantur cruises can take you all over the world and every itinerary is made hassle free due to the all-inclusive on board nature. Whether you want to sit back with a cocktail on the beaches of the Caribbean, soak up the sun in the Mediterranean, be amazed by the Norwegian fjords, or explore the culture of Northern Europe, Pullmantur can take you there.
The capital city of Estonia, Tallinn, is just one of the many cities you will have the opportunity to explore on a cruise around the Baltics and Northern Europe. Upon arrival, you will feel as if you have stepped into a fairy tale, large medieval spires and red-tiled roofs around every corner. This week, Pullmantur takes a look at the top five things to do during a port visit to the city of Tallinn.
Balti Jaama Turg
Estonia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, but there many landmarks of Russian influence remain in the city today. Outside the city’s main train station, you will find an extensive Russian market, with over 50 stalls selling goods such as beautiful plates, antiques and jams to more bizarre items such as bullet cases and Soviet medals.
Saint Olav's Church
There are many churches in Tallinn, and perhaps one of the most impressive is the 12th century Saint Olav’s Church. As well as being the oldest, it is also one of the most unluckiest – having been burnt down three times and struck by lightning on many occasions. It was once the tallest structure in the world, and a climb to the top will give you breath-taking views over the entire city.
Tallinn’s Old Town holds many surprises for the discerning visitor. A short journey to the top of Toompea Hill will take you to the magnificent cathedrals: the Russian Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St Mary’s Cathedral. The top of the hill provides a fantastic platform from which to look over the red-tiled roofs that will take you back to the Baltic Sea. Additionally, be sure to visit St Catherine’s Passage where, as well as many interesting shops with open studios, you’ll be bewildered by the giant tombstones hanging on the walls.
Kiek in de Kök
A museum housed within an artillery tower, which gets its name from the occupants being able peer into the houses of the lower town. As well as the tower museum, be sure to embark on a journey of the limestone bastion passages. Here you’ll discover a 500 metre long network of tunnels, which were used as a shelter during the 1944 Soviet bombings and provided a residence for the homeless in the 1990s.
If the peace and quiet of nature is more your kind of thing, a trip to Kadriorg Park certainly won’t disappoint. Wooden houses, which double as an array of intriguing museums, are surrounded by beautiful oak trees. Here, you will also find Kadriorg Palace, home to the Estonian Art Museum which houses many stunning works.
Pullmantur operate a number of cruises around Northern Europe and the Baltic nations Tallinn, being one of the many stunning destinations you can visit on selected itineraries. Wherever you decide to travel, Pullmantur provide hassle-free all-inclusive cruises that enable you to sit back and enjoy your holiday.Tweet