Fly from October 2018! The capital city of Estonia, Tallinn is a compact capital with an exciting mix of old and new to be explored, making it the perfect city break destination. Tallinn has so much to offer and all at affordable prices, it was even named Lonely Planet’s Best Value Destination for 2018.
Head to Tallinn’s walled Old Town, built between the 13th and 16th centuries, the charming enclosing neighbourhoods of colourful houses, courtyards and churches is arguably the city’s most popular tourist attraction. Today, 1.9km of Tallinn’s wall remains, along with 20 observation towers, some of which are open to the public, offering great views over the city. If you are keen to see more of the city from above, head to the Tallinn TV Tower for views of the Old Town, the Baltic Sea, and if it’s a clear enough day, Finland.
Arguably one of Tallinn’s most beautiful buildings is Kadriorg Palace, a Baroque-style building surrounded by manicured gardens and fountains. The building houses an art museum, however if you are not an art lover it’s still worth taking a stroll to see this beautiful building. If you’re willing to venture outside the city, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Tallinn lies The Estonian Open Air Museum. This museum is a life-sized reconstruction of an 18th century rural fishing village, giving visitors an insight into the lives of people in Estonia in the 18-20th centuries. The museum also offers entertainment, workshops and events, catering to a range of audiences.
For being a relatively small city, Tallinn boasts a lot of bars and nightclubs, with a good nightlife scene to enjoy after a day of exploring the sights. What’s more, Tallinn has an up-and-coming restaurant scene, with a lot of great restaurants to choose from at affordable prices. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out Levier bakery.
* prices based on cheapest quotes made in Skyscanner.net throughout 2018