A Baltic cruise features so many great destinations, it is hard to choose a favorite. Before your visit, this port is typically unknown to American visitors, but afterwards, it’s hard not to choose this as your favorite. Easy to reach, the historic center is just a short stroll from where the ship docks. As you wander through the city, around every turn are sidewalk cafes, and buildings from centuries past, as if time has stood still.
The capital and largest city in Estonia, the old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buildings here date back as far as the 13th century. A simple stroll through the old town will reveal buildings from multiple centuries, with something new to discover everywhere. Tourist information can be found here.
Once two separate towns , the upper town was once home to Roman Catholic bishops and the Chivalry of Estonia.
The lower town is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe, with many walls and towers still intact.
Tours are available detailing the towns historic past. Whether you take a tour, or just wander the streets on your own, there is much to enjoy in Tallinn.
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