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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located on the Southern shores of the Baltic Sea. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and its web of winding cobblestone streets are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Old Town centre dates from the 11th to 15th centuries, during which it was under Danish rule, while its membership of the Hanseatic League had a strong influence on the style of architecture during this time.

Guides and excursions • Estonia's Baltic Coast • Medieval Tallinn, UNESCO Heritage City

Day 1 Fly to Tallinn and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Once in the town centre, embark on a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town which sits in the shadow of Toompea Castle, parts of which were first built by the German Knights of the Sword in 1227. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, established in 1900 as a symbol of Tsarist power with its onion-domed spires, and if time allows, a visit to the 12th century Lutheran cathedral.

Day 2 Full day excursion, beginning with a guided tour of Kadriorg Palace, an 18th century summer residence built by Tsar Peter I for Empress Catherine. Inspired by Italian villas, it stands as one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Northern Europe and houses a great collection of art. Continue to the Estonia Maritime Museum located in the Fat Margaret tower in the old town of Tallinn. The museum explores the maritime history of Estonia and includes the mine museum and the Seaplane Harbour.

Day 3 Morning guided tour of Rocca al Mare Ethnographic Museum, an open air museum offering a fascinating insight into the traditions and village life of Estonia in bygone times. After lunch the afternoon is free to explore at leisure.

Day 4 Full day guided tour to Lahemaa National Park including visits to Jägala Waterfall, Palmse Manor House and Sagadi Manor House. Lunch will be in a local fishing village tavern.

Day 5 Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer

Park Inn, Tallinn

The stylish, 3 star, Park Inn Central Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city just 500 metres from the Old Town and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Its 225 bedrooms are well maintained, with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and a minibar. Guests have access to sauna and jacuzzi.

• 3 star • 225 bedrooms

• Well located

• Sauna and jacuzzi

Your tour includes:

• Scheduled flights between the UK and Tallinn

• 4 nights half board in Tallinn

• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary

• English speaking guides

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