You’ll be whisked back in time today, as you make your way around Tallinn’s age-old landmarks. Estonia’s capital is a melting pot of Medieval culture – and it’s not all Baltic in nature. The city’s been under Danish, Swedish, German and Soviet rule, which means you’ll see everything from Scandinavian-style houses to a Russian Orthodox cathedral. First, you’ll visit the Seaplane Harbour – Estonia’s maritime museum. This place is a treasure chest of naval history, with a submarine and a century-old icebreaker among the exhibits. Next, you’ll head to the two-tiered old town, where cobbled lanes lead past Baroque palaces and ancient churches. Here, you’ll see the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and one of Europe’s longest-running pharmacies. You’ll also visit Town Hall Square to admire the last surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe. After, you can pick up authentic souvenirs like handmade jewellery and bittersweet Estonian chocolate on a stroll down St Catherine’s Passage.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.