Cruising Part Three: Tallinn, Estonia

5:15:00 PM Brooke Neal 1 Comments

Our next stop was Tallin, Estonia. We had a full day off the ship which was plenty for this sweet little city. Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, ownership of the small country has changed hands many times over the centuries. In 1991 it gained independence from Russia.

We started our day with a bike tour of the new town which was kind of a waste and then spent a few hours wandering the old town. Tallinn is charming enough--Onion domed churches, turrets, stone walls, narrow alleyways, and charmingly chippy buildings. Set upon a hill, Tallinn was easily defensible and was never razed or pillaged.

As far as cruise ports go, this was super convenient, only a 20 minute walk from the ship into the old town.




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