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Situated on the northern coast of Estonia, Tallinn is both the country’s capital and its largest city with almost 450,000 inhabitants. In fact, almost 32 percent of Estonia’s total population lives in the city, so it’s a very important place, both culturally and economically.
The city is a charming mix of medieval and modern, and its ancient church spires jostling against new skyscrapers; baroque palaces side by side with modern eateries; enticing shopping malls and brooding battlements all combine to make it one of Europe’s most fascinating walled cities.
While the airport is just 5 kilometres from the city centre, choosing to book one of our Tallinn airport transfers will ensure that you make the short journey to your accommodation in comfort and style.
We also offer shuttle buses from the port, should you arrive in Tallinn by ferry or cruise ship.
The medieval old town was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and because of its compact size; it is best explored on foot. Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, the buildings are excellently preserved and there’s plenty to see.
Enter by Viru Gate and you’ll find yourself in All-Linn or Lower Town where the artisans and merchants lived and plied their trade. Today it’s the city’s trendiest place to shop. In the heart of the old city, Raekoja Plats is home to the Raekoda or Town Hall, which now houses the City Museum, and the square itself is lined with pretty pastel coloured cafes and restaurants.
Inside the city walls you’ll also find Toompea Hill for great views of the city; the classic onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral; Riigikogu, the pretty pink parliament building; St. Mary’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Tallinn; and the Ex-KGB Headquarters where the KGB detained, interrogated and tortured suspected dissidents.
There’s so much to do outside of the Old City of Tallinn that you’d need more than a day or two to discover it all. However, the highlights are Tallinn Zoo, which covers an enormous area and, in addition to the usual elephants, lions and crocodiles, it is home to the best collection of mountain goats and sheep in the world.
You’ll also find the Open Air Museum close by, which provides a picture of life in the years under Tsarist rule. The National Art Museum is also worth a visit. The largest government building built since the liberation, it focuses on promoting Estonian art.
For unrivalled views across Tallinn, head up the 314-metre-high Tallinn TV Tower and stop off on the 21st floor for a view from the 170-metre-high observation deck. If it’s a clear day, you’ll get to see Finland.
To find out more about Tallinn’s maritime history, a visit to Seaplane Harbour will introduce you to the submarine Lembit, the remains of the oldest shipwreck found in Estonian waters, and the steamship Suur Töll, which is still the biggest icebreaker in the world.
When the sun’s shining brightly, there’s no better place to be than at the beach, and Tallinn has plenty of beaches to keep you happy, from Pirita Marina and Beach, just 5 kilometres from the centre to Stroomi Beach to the north of the city.
Over in West Tallinn, there’s a popular beach by Harku Lake, although you may have to watch out for vipers, and the cleanliness of the water is somewhat debatable.
To visit all or any of these attractions, get in touch with us here at RentABus Tallinn. We can organise sightseeing tours which come with a friendly and knowledgeable guide to tell you more about Tallinn’s secrets. Alternatively, we have coaches and minibuses for hire in Tallinn, which will enable you to get around the city without being at the mercy of any prearranged timetables.
Contact us now to find out more about our fleet of comfortable coaches, minibuses and limousines.