Tallinn Christmas Markets
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99759
- Travel Type: Coach
3 nights. November 2019 - December 2019. From £424.15.
Book by 30th September and save 10% – Use Code: FESTIVE10
Get the Christmas season of to a perfect start in Estonia’s picture-book capital. Step back in time as you explore the beautiful medieval streets and passageways of this delightful, compact city, and enjoy the festive energy and friendly welcome of a destination that has become one of the Europe’s absolute must-sees. Let a guided tour to bring the Old Town back to life, and wander the stalls of what some say is one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, in the shadow of Toompea Castle.
What's IncludedThree nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation
Return flights from the UK to Estonia
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
One piece of hold luggage per couple
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Holiday HighlightsA guided walking tour of Tallinn
Staying in a wonderfully located four-star hotel
A visit to Tallinn's delightful Christmas market
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Tallinn, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your four-star hotel in the heart of the city. Settle in to your room, then perhaps explore the the city. Tallinn is an enchanting, UNESCO-listed maze of historic houses, half-hidden courtyards, barns and merchants’ buildings, all watched over by the fortified towers of Toompea Castle.
Stroll through the Old Town, past restaurants and cafes housed in medieval buildings, in search of dinner. Tallinn has a vast selection of restaurants offering traditional Estonian dishes or cuisine from around the world, so you're sure to be spoilt for choice.
Day 2This morning’s tour will begin in Talinn's beautiful, restored Old Town. In Katariina Passage you’ll pass studios that have been home to artists and craftsmen for centuries. Stroll up Luhike Jalg (Short-leg Street) to the Upper Town, through the imposing medieval gate, and take in the views from the Kohuotsa and Patkuli observation platforms, two of Europe’s most spectacular viewpoints. On clear days you can see all the way to Finland!
The highlight of your day will be a visit to the delightful Christmas market on Town Hall Square. The wooden stalls of the market are arranged around the city’s public Christmas tree - an annual feature of the square since 1441 - and offer a wonderful selection of local craft goods and traditional food and drink. The square is also home to Tallin's Gothic Town Hall and to the Raeapteek - the ancient pharmacy that has been in business since at least 1422.
Elsewhere, other wonderful sights include St Olav’s soaring spire and the onion-domed towers of the Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Finish your day at Toompea Castle as sun sets to witness the ceremonial lowering of the national flag to the sounds of the Estonian national anthem, then perhaps join us for an optional folklore evening in a local tavern, where you’ll enjoy music, dancing and perhaps a glass or two of local beer.
Day 3Spend a second day exploring - perhaps heading to the delightful Kadriorg Palace to wander its formal gardens and the serene galleries of the Kadriorg Art Museum. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the Maarjamae Palace. This magnificent sea-side summer retreat was built by a Russian count, and now houses the fascinating Estonian History Museum.
This evening why not head out for dinner in the lively, bohemian Kalamaja district, Tallinn’s trendiest quarter?
Day 4Bid farewell to your Estonian hosts, today, and transfer back to airport to catch your flight home. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Luggage AllowanceFor two people travelling together on one booking, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage allowance can be purchased direct from the airline when you check in for your flight.
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Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on Christmas Market Breaks, Christmas and New Year Holidays by Air and Lapland Day Trips departing in November and December 2019, made between 29th August and 30th September 2019. This offer is not available on Andre Rieu concert breaks, river cruises or ocean cruises, cannot be used in conjunction with Late Availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The 10 per cent discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code FESTIVE10 has been entered, and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding insurance if selected) at the time of booking. Back to top