Tallinn

Euroventure city guide

Tallinn

Euroventure city guide

Quick facts

  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Language: Estonia
  • Population of city: 420, 530
  • Nearest airport: Tallinn Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s): Balti Jaam
  • Best time to visit? Spring and Summer are the best times to visit Estonia when the days are longest and the temperatures are warmer; in Winter the temperature often drop below freezing.
  • Budget level? ££
  • Best for: City breaks, history, architecture, Romantic breaks

How long should I go for?

Tallinn’s magnificent Medieval Old Town and great nightlife make the city a popular weekend getaway or stopover on a bigger trip. I’d recommend staying at least two nights, so you can stroll through the Old Town at a leisurely pace before hitting up Tallinn’s nightlife!

Top Attractions

Old Town

Major attractions include the medieval Toompea castle, the orthodox cathedral & the Lutheran St Mary’s cathedral. Tallinn’s atmospheric Old Town oozes character and is a great place to stroll and soak up its history! If you’re after a drink, a coffee or some food, this is the place to head to!

Kadriorg

This district is just 2km from the centre and is served by regular buses & trams. Attractions here include the spectacular Kadriorg Palace and the Art Museum of Estonia. Founded by Russian Tsar, Peter I, Kadriorg Palace is one of the coutnry’s best displays of Baroque architecture.

Pirita

For a 360 degree view of the city and a change of scenery, make sure you include Tallinn TV Tower on your sightseeing list. You’ll also find the botanical gardens in this district too. The botanic gardens, just outside of the city, are a nature lovers dream. The picturesque gardens are home to thousands of plant species, some of which are the most unique in Estonia.

Best Places To Go Out

Tallinn is well known as one of the top European cities for nightlife. The city has a huge selection of bars, pubs, and clubs, with something to cater for everyone’s taste.

  • Vabank: The two story former bank building plays RnB and Disco music and has many VIP rooms. The minimum age to get into Vabank, however, is 21.
  • Club Prive: Certainly one of the more popular clubs in Tallinn. The unique club is dimmed with purple light and often hosts popular Estonian and European DJ’s.
  • Club Hollywood: Situated in the old town, Club Hollywood is always popular on a weekend. Many international musicians have performed here including Basement Jaxx.

Free Walking Tour

Between the months of May and September free walking tours run every day at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm, in other months there is one tour a day at 12:00pm. The meeting point for the tour is in front of the Tallinn Tourist Information centre.

Getting There

Tallinn Airport is located just 4km from the city centre and has good public transport connections to the centre and further afield. Several budget airlines fly to and from Tallinn, including from the UK, so if you’re starting or ending your trip here, you shouldn’t have any problems whatsoever. From the airport, catch tram no 4 or bus no 2 to the city centre. Tallinn also has excellent bus and train links with neighbouring countries and it’s port receives thousands of ferry passengers every summer making the city a hive of activity.

Getting around:

The best way of getting around the old city is by foot. Buses and trams are the best way to get around the rest of the city. All public transport operates with the same tickets.

Routes

A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Tallinn

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