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Archive for July, 2011

31
Jul
  • 6th August is traditional culture day in Tallinn. See amateur groups and solo performers. http://tiny.cc/4jf36 #
  • The 5th and 6th August is the Nomme summer Jazz festival under the Nõmme pines in Tallinn. #
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26
Jul

Useful information if visiting Estland / Estonia

In this blog you will learn the best things to do and see, special events and festivals, reviews of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, Tallinn accommodation, and other useful travel information.

If there is any other information you would like to know, please send us a comment below and we will send you an answer.

Watch this video tour of Estland (Estonia)

The country can be divided into 4 main regions and any destination is just a few hours drive from Tallinn.

North Estland
This is where the capital city, Tallinn is located with a population of 414,000. This is the number 1 place for tourists to visit with its beautiful medieval old town, cultural events and festivals and lively night life.

There are also many picturesque villages along the coast such as Laulasmaa, Kaberneeme, Käsmu, Võsu and Nõva. Lahemaa National Park is only 1 hours drive from Tallinn.

Also see our other blog posts for reviews of the top 5 Tallinn tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, Tallinn accommodation, plus much more…

Tallinn events calendar

Estland map

East Estland
East Estonia is on the border with Russia and if you want to visit, you can get the bus to Saint Petersburg. Narva is the furthest east point of the mainland European Union. Some of Estonia’s best beach resorts are here, such as Narva-Jõesuu and Toila.

South Estland
The main city in the region is Tartu with its popular university. If you go south you will come to Setomaa and south east is Mulgimaa, both with their unique and interesting cultural heritage. In the region there is also Soomaa National Park and Karula National Park. Plus in Otepää there are Estonia’s ski resorts. If staying in Tallinn accommodation you can easily drive to visit these places.

West Estland
In the summer many Estonians head to West Estonia for its resorts in Pärnu and Haapsalu. Also a popular destination is the regions islands, the biggest of which are Hiiumaa and Saaremaa. On Muhu and Kihnu islands you have Vilsandi National Park and Matsalu National Park. Other islands to visit are Vormsi, Ruhnu and Noarootsi which have been inhabited by Swedes.

See all of our Tallinn Travel Guide & Tallinn Reviews, for Estland travel tips, things to do in Tallinn, best Tallinn accommodation, and our general Tallinn guide. Send us your comments or questions below…

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24
Jul
  • Tallinn Coastal Folk Festival: bonfires along the coast & traditional coastal living. 29th July to 31st July #
  • U NEED TO BE QUICK if u want a great place to stay in Tallinn as we are almost fully booked http://www.apartmentaccommodationtallinn.co.uk #
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17
Jul
  • ‘Organ in the Tower’ 25th International Organ Festival: Tallinn, St Nicholas’ Church, 29 July to 7th August. http://www.ekm.ee/niguliste #
  • Tallinn’s International youth street culture festival: 22/24th July – mission is to promote creativity and ethics in street art and culture. #
  • European Athletics Junior Championships 21 to 24th July http://kalender.tallinn2011.ee #
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12
Jul

Planning a city break to Tallinn? We have visited Tallinn many, many times and on this page give you the ‘insiders’ guide to the best Tallinn accommodation and hotels, flight information plus things to do and see.

Tallinn city - great place for a breakAbout Tallinn: Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and is in Northern Europe. It is just 80 km across the sea to Helsinki in Finland and a regular ferry allows for an enjoyable day trip. Tallinn old town was built between the 13th and 16th centuries and is the top tourist attraction. It has twisting cobblestone paths, Gothic spires, magnificent cathedrals, medieval markets and an impressive fortified town wall. If you are staying in a city hotel in Tallinn, there are also plenty of great restaurants, bars and nightclubs close by for those who want to mix culture with a lively night life. This is definately a place for your holiday wish list.

Accommodation in the city of Tallinn
Hotel in Tallinn cityThere are a wide variety of city hotels available in Tallinn, from budget to high end luxury. One of the most important decisions when choosing where to stay it to check that you are based in Tallinn city centre (the old town) as this is where most of the attractions are. A lot of the big hotel chains are in Tallinn and offer rooms that are typically quite expensive and fairly small. If you want affordable luxury Tallinn accommodation you should definably have a look at serviced apartments. These are often within beautiful historic building in the old town and give you excellent value for money for fantastic accommodation.

Tallinn Flight info: The three main airlines with direct flights from the UK to Tallinn are, Easyjet, Ryan air and Estonian air. There are also many flight options with other airlines that have 1 stop somewhere, but this does tend to add quite a bit to the flight time and is not great for a short Tallinn city break. From Tallinn airport you can get the bus to the old town, or it is just a cheap 15 minute taxi ride. There are airport hotels, but with good Tallinn city hotels so close by you would only really need these if going straight on to another destination.

Tallinn city is ideally for an interesting breakThings to do and see on a Tallinn city breakTallinn is an exciting, dynamic city with a rich culture and plenty to do and see. One of the big reasons people go on city breaks to Tallinn, is to explore the UNESCO listed old town, with its beautiful historic buildings, spectacular cathedrals and even a medieval castle. In the summer you can also enjoy the long sandy beaches, with the best being Pirita beach, which is just a 15 minute drive from the old town. A highly recommended place to visi, that is a bit further afield is the Kadriorg Palace and Park. This is a resplendent 18th Century summer residence with wonderful landscaped gardens, built by Tsar Peter 1st for his empress. The Art Museum of Estonia has its foreign branch spread across several of the palaces spacious halls and has a great collection of paintings, sculptures and applied art from West Europe and Russia.

Look through the rest of our website for Tallinn Reviews & Tallinn Travel Guide, more great things to do in Tallinn, Tallinn accommodation and ideas for Tallinn travel. Send us any comments or questions below.

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10
Jul
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3
Jul
  • Medieval Tallinn Days: costumed characters demonstrate their crafts & sell their wares in Old Town. 7th to 10th July http://www.folkart.ee #
  • I love atmosphere in Tallinn in the summer. If u want to visit & have great place to stay => http://www.apartmentaccommodationtallinn.co.uk #
  • Fancy doing Tallinn Tough Guy run? (10km) with different obstacles (river, mud, hay, car tires). 2nd July 13:00 http://tiny.cc/hlrw9 #
  • In July – Luscher & Matiesen’s Festival of Fun: music, dance, art, film, Tallinn summer on Toompea hill. http://www.luschermatiesen.com/ #
  • 1st/3rd July – Tallinn Song Festival Grounds 35,000 young people who’s songs, dances tell stories of their country. http://www.laulupidu.ee #
  • The dance of life Tallinn mass is this Friday 30th June in Freedom square. The main soloist will be famous soprano Patricia Rosario. #
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