Exceptional value for a stay at a central hotel in medieval Tallinn during the quieter winter months, includes a walking tour in the old town and introduction tour of the Kadriorg district
Tallinn - 3 nights
As more countries have emerged from the influence of the Soviet Union, they have re-asserted their national identity and finally achieved the independence striven for throughout history, although, interestingly, some have given away a measure of independence to the European Union.
Unlike many others, however, Estonia did have an earlier taste of independence between the World Wars, before the Germans and Russians invaded, starting a period of 45 years when they could not even access freely their coast for fear that they would flee to Finland.
In previous centuries it was the same old story of occupying powers – the Germans created a prosperous period in medieval times and gave it a different name, Reval - it was a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League. The Swedes and Russians subsequently occupied Estonia and the eventual return to the name of Tallinn is in itself ironic as this is a word meaning ‘Danish Stronghold’ from an even earlier occupation! Estonia still possesses a Russian Tsar’s summer palace and shares a border with Russia itself, which perhaps helps to explain its EU membership. At the same time its capital, the medieval gem that is Tallinn, was in 2011 elected a ‘European City of Culture’. Tallinn developed little after the 15th century and has retained its medieval beauty whilst the low population has also curtailed development.
We offer this short sortie over the weekend in the quieter part of the year.
Cultural Short Break
New Special Offer
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Historic Tallinn
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 2 – 18
Day 1 Fly from London Stansted to Tallinn. Panoramic transfer via the leafy Kadriorg area and the Pirita promenade to 4-star Hotel Palace for three nights.
Day 2 Morning old town walking tour including the 14th-century Holy Spirit Church, the radiantly white church with its distinctive octagonal tower and elaborate façade clock, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on Toompea Hill, the most opulent Orthodox Church in Tallinn and the Raeapteek (Town Hall Pharmacy), open since 1422 and the oldest continuously running pharmacy in Europe. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 3 Day free to explore. (B)
Day 4 Return flight. (B)
This itinerary includes visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.
An elegant 4-star hotel, dating back to 1937, located next to Freedom Square and the Old Town. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 79 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
per person in a twin / double room
Ryanair from Stansted
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2021: Jan 29
Single supplement £90
Extra nights – Tallinn
Hotel Palace (per night) £45
Single supplement £30
Add £95 per person
Arrival transfer included with the group
Departure transfer add £18
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, overseas departure taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory changes introduced after publication.
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