Terrific Tallinn - Estonia’s thriving capital - is a forward-thinking port city. Its Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, earning it UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Sitting on the shore of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, the medieval bastion of Tallinn was once a major trading hub owing to its strategic seaside location. Described in 1154 as “a small town like a large castle”, the city has grown a lot since then, but has kept its fortress feel and displays its magnificent medieval architecture as a badge of honor.
Once the playground of Russia’s Peter the Great, Tallinn’s palaces, fortresses and harbors are symbols of Soviet dominance, but they are also sites of incredible beauty. Kadriorg Palace and Park, the Presidential Palace, and the Seaport Harbor are sublime sightseeing destinations offering mesmerizing architectural and natural views.
The sounds of Estonia are carried over the Song Festival Grounds, proudly telling the tuneful story of Tallinn’s folk history, and its smells and tastes burst out from the Balti Jaam Market. The medieval turrets of Old Town and the spectacular spire of St. Olaf’s Church stamp Tallinn with something different that will draw you in and surprise you at every turn of your handlebars.
Tallinn boasts a wide range of guided bike tours, so whether you’re after a day tour of the most spectacular sightseeing spots, bike rental, or a street food extravaganza by bicycle, Tallinn ticks all the boxes!