If you’re one who’s basically fond of cruising, then one of the most common destinations if you are to take the Baltic route would most definitely have to be Tallinn. One of the most popular points, from start to end is the Helsinki – Tallinn route, which allows you to enjoy the best of both Helsinki in Finland, and Tallinn in Estonia from start to end. What makes these risteilyt tallinnaan so popular? The following are some of the reasons why.
It’s a Cross between Ancient and Modern
Tallinn, is without a doubt, one of the most advanced, high-tech looking cosmopolitan towns, and the city serves as a testament to how forward-looking they are. Despite this, they still greatly treasure their own roots, with them considering their connection to the past a very valuable treasure. As a matter of fact, it was listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage map in 1997, with a lot of the properties set up back in the 11th to 15th centuries still up and standing.
Great Food and Shopping Experience
The city is so busy that shopping areas are open throughout the week, with credit cards greatly accepted. The best areas to find shoes, perfumes, fashion wear, among others, are all found on Muurivahe and Viru streets, as well as in the town’s department stores, as well as the Katarina Passage. For gourmet restaurants, there is the OldeHansa, which takes you back to the Hanseatic era with its great place and great food.
Lively, Lovely City and Outdoors
Fresh sea air, rolling slopes, as well as parks with thick forests – these could be found in Tallinn as well. One of the most awaited events in Estonia include the National Song and Dance Festivals which are held every 5 years, with the tradition being more than 100 years old, with the most traditional of costumes being worn.