We took an early morning ferry from Helsinki to Tallin, Estonia. This was an optional excursion, but it was TOTALLY worth it.
Not only did it check another country off my list, but it was such a great city. Estonia has gone through so much in it’s history. Russia and Europe fought over it for years. It’s finally independent, and they’re definitely making up for lost time. It had one of the most modern infrastructures we’ve ever seen. If I remember correctly, they even had free city-wide wifi.
There was a group of us who chose to go, but for the most part, we split off and did our own thing. We stumbled upon this cool building and paid a few euros to climb to the top.
Turns out, there wasn’t anything up there but a long hallway. haha. Still fun though.
Later, we found a tour company called Tallin Free Tour. It’s a free walking tour led by students, but they graciously accept tips. The tour was fantastic and our guide was very enthusiastic.
At the end of the day, we headed to St. Olaf’s church to climb to the top.
HAHA, random picture, but what is this face I’m making?
I highly recommend Tallin, there is so much history to see there. It’s a walled city, and much of it is still intact. It’s a great example of old meets new. Watch out world, Estonia is on the map!
Thank you very much. I’ll pass this on and I think everyone will want to do the tour.
I’m going to Tallin in September with a group of girlfriends. I’m really looking forward to it. Any recommendations?
Hi! You’ll love it. It’s so charming. We were only there for 6 hours or so, but it’s fairly small, and we saw all the major highlights.
I definitely recommend that Tallin Free Tour: http://www.traveller.ee/freetour/?page_id=5&lang=en It’s run by students, but we had a great time. Lots of information and you get to see it all by foot.
And definitely climb up St. Olaf’s church. Great views from up there.
And check out the excavations under the parking garage in Freedom Square. It’s pretty cool!
Other than that, just wander around and take lots of pictures, it’s incredibly beautiful.
Have a great trip!