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Anyone been to Tallinn?

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1. Posted by Blakey (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Just got back from NY in Prague which was great. To beat the January blues I'm planning my next weekend trip away for my b'day in March. I fancy Tallinn! Would anyone recommend it for a group of twenty somethings who like to party at night and see interesting intriguing things culturally v different to England during the day?

If not, where else may I enjoy?

2. Posted by solveig (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

Talinn is a nice city to visit. The historic center is very pretty.
However, outside this area there is not much to see. Depending
on how long you stay there, you might catch the hydrofoil ferries
to Helsinki for a day visit. The trip is about 1 and a half hour each way as far as I remember. Helsinki has lots of intersting things
to see as well. In fact, another option is to stay in Helsinki and do
the day trip to Tallinn....

Cheers, Sol.

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

I agree with Solveig. Tallinn is nice if you stay in the centre but there is not much to see outside of the centre.
How about going somewhere like Prague or Budapest.. I haven't been myself but I would imagine they are more cultured than Tallinn.

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

for a weekend Tallinn is plenty. I was there almost a week! Helsinki is boring, i think. I doubt u will need a day trip if u are there for only 3 days ..its a beautiful city with great nitelife.

Riga is another option...and I think the best of the 3 baltic capitols is Vilnius.

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Tallin is as good a choice as any, and in 3 days you should be fine. A day trip to Helsinki is a definite option if you get bored, and if it's your birthday, maybe your mates will splash out on a helicopter crossing for you...

It's also relatively easy language wise. One thing to note is that due to an increasing number of cheap flights to the area, more places are getting a bit tired of British stag and hen do's, and if you are a large single sex group may be refused entry to certain places. This also applies in Vilnius and Riga, and all 3 even have signs in places (in English only, or in Tallinn sometimes also Finnish) saying no large groups of Brits, or no stag do's. But you'll still find of plenty of places to enjoy

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

saying no large groups of Brits, or no stag do's.

a very good thing i think. Personally im sick of them as well.

7. Posted by enjoy70s (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I spent most of my summer in Estonia, cause of my work. I had my apartment in Tallinn but in weekends we triped around Estonia. Lots of fun!!! That outside the Tallinn there isnt nothing to do and see is totally wrong. I guarantee it to you! Estonia is really beautiful with amasing nature,most beautiful girls,really friendly people and historical storys of every city you go. Must go and feel it yourself!! I enjoyd it!Summer capital of Baltics- PÄrnu...100 km from Tallinn to go and you are in really harmonizing city,with intresting oldtown,great beaches,good hotels,clubs,partys, watersport centers!! It is called summer capital of Baltics and I can prove it to you! Been there done that! I got good friend from Estonia, he established in spring own stagpartycompany. And one package from his list of activities Is called Extreme Pärnu! His company is the first who organise trips to Pärnu also. CHeck it out: -snip-.Im sure that my friends company finds you the best solutions for stagweekends!
Estonia is really harming and I go definetly back there!To be correct ,then I have plane tickets on January! ;)
Please dont say that Prague and Budapest or whateva are more cultural than Tallinn even if you havent been visited all of them...

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]