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Things to do in a day

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Things to do in a day

Hi, we are arriving in Tallinn on Royal Caribbean ship in a couple of weeks and were wondering what to do to make the most of our day. We arrive at 10 and leave at 5, would like to take a walk around the old town and stop off in some bars and do a bit of retail/souvenir shopping.

Any recommendations would be appreciated

Thanks

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1. Re: Things to do in a day

Just stick with the Old Town. Be sure not to miss the view from the Kohtotsa lookout point on Toompea Hill overlooking old Tallinn (free). You will come across more appealing bars and shops than you can manage in your time frame.

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2. Re: Things to do in a day

If you fancy a nice light meal, try Kohvik Moon in the harbour area.

See http://www.kohvikmoon.ee/index.php?page=3

Otherwise, just walk around the Old Town. If you fancy a different experience, take a tram ride (any of them will do), buy the ticke from the driver. Instead of Disnified town, ou'll see ordinary people and ordinary urbanscape.

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3. Re: Things to do in a day

These visitors will just about have time to walk around the Old Town. I wouldn't recommend they just hop on a random tram - urban landscapes are great and all but really? On a day trip? Some trams will go to boring places or run down neighborhoods. They could do that in England.

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4. Re: Things to do in a day

Depends of your interests:)

For the art you could visit here:

http://www.ekm.ee/eng/ekm.php

I would also stay the day in Old Town.

- go for a cup of coffee;

virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Estonia/Har… this is actually Finnish brand, but the coffee is good:) Try Watsa (=stomac in Finnish) coffee. My favourite is the blueberry (=mustikka) one.

In case you need some souveniers I would buy some cast iron work.

One of the best shops is located near by the Old Town entrance, opposite of the Viru Hotel.

Some hints:

virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Estonia/Har…

Have a great day:)

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5. Re: Things to do in a day

Not many people are interested in seeing random grey suburbs or grotty industrial areas. Some backpackers might find that fun, but cruise tourists aren't likely to go in for it.

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6. Re: Things to do in a day

Just returned from Tallin and with hindsight should have booked the FREE Tallin old town tour run by students,starting at 12noon at their INFO tent near the Nevisky Russian Orthodox Cathedral which is lovely.

tallin@traveller.ee

For great food go to Von Krahli Aed restaraunt and avoid anything around the tourist trap/themed pub area known as the Raekoja Plats,particularly the Fellini Pizza joint that seems to have a differing bill from prices stated on the menu!.

Also try to visit the Museum of Occupations which gives some insight into life under a totalitarian state.If any more time then get the 13EURO ticket that gives you 3 tours red,green blue from an audio tape in a Red double decker bus.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like in 24hours,and you can get a quick glimpse of Tallin from the upper deck of the bus.

Bus stop opposite the VIRU Hotel,near the little outdoor market

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7. Re: Things to do in a day

Thanks for all the helpful tips, am really looking forward to visiting Tallinn now, just hope we leave the rain at home!!

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