Baltic Cruise - Day in Tallinn, Estonia

Trevor Smith on 03 August 2010
A day in Tallinn was achieved during my 12 night Baltic Cruise on board MS Balmoral with Fred Olen Cruise Lines.

An early morning arrival to Tallinn Cruise Terminal gave us the opportunity of exploring the city at leisure.

Our shuttle bus from the Cruise Terminal took just around ten minutes and at our drop off point was very conveniently a "Hop on, hop off" tour bus which we gave our time to. Around eight drop offs points around the city was enough to see the overall views and information of this fantastic city.

We decided to get off in the Old City which was possibly the highest point in the city so made all the other attractions very easy to see by foot.

Walking around the city, I was very pleased to see the majority of the city and great architecture.

Ample restaurants and bars scattered around the main squares and tourist vantage points gave interludes to our visit.

One great hotel was found in an ideal location that I would definitely recommend as being the best to return to as a mini break, perhaps two or three nights - I would love to go back sooner than later to do more exploring of Tallinn and also the surrounding countryside.

Whilst we were in Tallinn, there was also a Flower Festival around the old walls which was a fantastic break from the many monuments and buildings.

Tallinn blossomed since the fall of the Soviet Union and the magnificent old town is dominated by the fairytale presence of Toompea Castle with acres of parks hidden behind turreted battlements which must not be missed as well as the towering domes and ornate facades of the Orthodox cathedral.

More details are available about how you can too visit Tallinn, Estonia as a special mini break.