Tallinn, capital of Estonia has become one of the ‘newest’ destinations for a great weekend break, although the city historically dates back to the twelfth century. Over the centuries it has been sacked, pillaged and bombed so many times that it's a wonder anything from the past survives at all, but the Estonian capital has in fact retained more remnants of its past, than the majority of European cities.
The medieval city centre is split into upper and lower Tallinn. Upper Tallinn is the old walled town full of narrow cobbled streets and squares with old churches and houses. Lower Tallinn has more cobbled streets lined with cafes, bars and shops; the remains of the original city walls surround this. There are numerous restaurants and bars in the city, offering cuisine from many parts of the world. In the summer tables are placed outside and line the squares and streets, enabling the great pastime of ‘people watching’, whilst in the cold winters many establishments have roaring open log fires to keep their clients warm.
The nightlife in Tallinn is some of the best in Scandinavia. Activities range from night clubs and casinos, which are open throughout the night, to frequent classical concerts and ballet performances. Throughout December there is a Christmas market in the Town Hall Square, with dozens of brightly lit kiosks selling arts and crafts, traditional food and mulled wine. The old city has many antique shops, as well as traditional craft shops, and linen shops. It is also possible to find every conceivable sort of Vodka – all at reasonable prices!
Groups travelling to Tallinn can take part in paintballing, Karting, Clay shooting, or even AK47 and Special Forces Shooting. We have special arrangements with some of the top nightspots in Tallinn and can usually arrange to have our groups added to the VIP lists.