Cobbled streets, Gothic spires and underground passages. You’ll think you’ve walked straight into an adventure tale as you take in one of Northern Europe’s best-preserved Medieval cities – Tallinn Old Town. Beginning in Upper Town, you’ll stroll along to Toompea Hill. Up here, drink in views of the Riigikogu – AKA Estonian Parliament House – and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, with its unmistakeably Baltic domes. Then, make your way to the city wall’s cannon tower – it’s named Kiek in de Kok, meaning ‘peek into the kitchen’. Now it’s time to head below ground, where you’ll find the system of 17th-century, legend-steeped tunnels, which was built to hide ammunition, and used to protect the local people from attacks. Later on, you’ll visit Lower Town – the War of Independence Victory Column’s the headliner here.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.