Estonia – 24 Hours in Tallinn
I am excited to share our trip to Tallinn with you! We had friends with us and had lot’s of fun. Although I’ve been many times to Tallinn, every trip is different. For those who don’t know, Estonia is only two hours away from Finland by ferry and it’s a great suggestion of trip to do. Have you ever think in visiting it? If you come to Helsinki, you should go!
I hope you find the information useful. I love Tallinn, it’s a beautiful, medieval-styled town that will make you fall in love with it!
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Enough talking and let’s get to it! Hope you enjoy!
I’ve done another post with several tips about the city. We really enjoy the trip and I’ve been 6 times in a year to be exact. Moreover, I’ll probably go many others as I love taking our friends and family when they come over. =)
I mention a pancake restaurant which is very localin the old town. It’s called Kompressor and no kidding, teir pancakes are delicious. Very well served and most of them for only €5. Those who live in the Helsinki area know that this is a bargain. The values here are much higher and this is an advantage of Estonia. Many things are much cheaper over there.
Of course it’s not everywhere. The restaurant we had lunch though, the Von Krahli Aed was not cheap at all. It is a more modern and sophisticated food, but yummy too! Kompressor has a simpler environment! I showed a bit of it on my Instagram Stories this past weekend. Follow me on Instagram too.
We had breakfast at the Reval Cafe. It’s a quite place with good service and good food. Not to mention that has very honest prices.
To get to Tallinn, you will take a ferry. They are the same-cruising style and they go crowded. The companies that do the journey are:
- Viking Line
- Ekerö Line
- Linda Line Express (operates only between April and November and depends on weather conditions as it is a smaller boat)
- Kiek in de Kok & Bastion Tunnels
- Danish King’s Garden
- Freedom Square
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Saint Mary Lutheran Cathedral
- Saint Olaf Church
- The Parlament of Estonia
- Maiasmokk Cafe (oldest cafe in Estônia with delicious marzipans)
- Raeapteek (one of the oldes pharmacies in Europe working in the same place)
- Sightseeing in Tallinn
The walking tours leave from the Tourist Information Center located in the Old Town. There are more than one company that operates but always for free. They ask for a contribution, which you can give the amount you wish. I really recommend doing them. The guides usually are students or travel guides and have a lot of knowledge to share. We have had guides from Traveller and EstAdventures and both were good!
Have you been to Tallinn?
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!