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Tallinn and Helsinki

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 is 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.

Toompea Castle • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral • Kadriorg Palace • Lahemaa National Park

Day 1 Fly to Tallinn and transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2 Full day guided excursion 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. See Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, established in 1900 as a symbol of Tsarist power, with its onion-domed spires. Visit including admission to 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. Visit including admission to St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, on Toompea Hill. Originally established by Danes in the 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia.

Day 3 Full day excursion to Helsinki, by ferry, including a guided tour of the city. Highlights of the city include Uspenski Cathedral, the largest Orthodox Christian building in Western Europe; the Lutheran Cathedral constructed to honour the Russian Tsar Nicolas I; the Sibelius Monument and Park; and Market Square.

Day 4 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

Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn

This hotel is located in a historical limestone building and was completed in 1953, and was recently renovated throughout retaining the building’s historical authenticity whilst adding innovative design and modern comfort.

• 4 stars • 65 bedrooms

• Spa • Summer terrace

Your tour includes:

• Return flights between the UK and Tallinn

• 3 nights half board in Tallinn

• Return airport/hotel transfers with guide assistance

• Full day guided Tallinn tour coach/walking

• Full day guided Helsinki tour coach/ferry

• English speaking guides

For a quotation, or to enquire about this tour, fill in our online form, send us an email or call us on 01432 277666.

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