This actual day in Tallinn, Estonia gives an overview of some of the highlights of this city and the outlying areas. While some may not consider Estonia to be a first choice vacation destination, this burgeoning nation has a lot to offer in the way of history and is rapidly modernizing and a visit to Tallinn is one children are sure to love.
The type of vacation we typically choose is luxury. For our activities, we like luxury and often stay at the finest hotels, but we are also adventurous and love off the beaten path types of experiences and always seek them out. We aren’t bothered by very “local” experiences anywhere and think these are very important to our vacation. We love adventure. We also like a mixture of regular, touristic and organized places. We enjoy hiking and outdoorsy activities. We enjoy museums, markets and other activities geared towards children. We like to maximize each day by seeing as much as possible.
Our children at the time of this itinerary: 6 children- Boy age 15, Girl age 15, Girl age 15, Girl age 11, Boy age 8 and Girl age 3.
A Special Note: In order to maximize time, get the most out of each location and facilitate easier travel in a new city which we had a limited time to enjoy, we made use of a guide. We highly recommend this approach if it is within reason for your family.
The company was very professional, our guide was named Jüri and he was great. All of our kids enjoyed him. The information for the company is as follows:
Tallinn Traveller Tours
Address: Niguliste 2, Tallinn
Our Experience: Our kids loved wandering around here. We didn’t focus so much on seeing all the specific sites but more generally wandered while our guide gave us interesting tidbits about Tallinn. He was great at explaining the history of the city as a whole and the history of old town. We also got some very nice views and photo ops here.
Address: A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 606 6400
Our Experience: They kids enjoyed seeing this very pretty park and palace from the outside. The sights are outstanding and our guide added to the experience with some explanations. Not as engaging as other stops but more than worthwhile.
Address: Kloostri tee 9, Tallinn
Phone: (+372) 605 5044
Hours: Daily 9AM – 7PM
Admission: 2 Euros
Description: The Estonian Song Festival is one of the worlds largest gathering of amateur choral musicians and a tradition both steeped in history and innately fun. While the festival only runs once every 5 years, its grounds are always open to visitors and the immense and beautiful grassy area is impressive even without 30,000 bodies occupying it. The grounds feature an impressive stage as well as plenty of room for families to spread out for a picnic, or to allow children to stretch their legs a bit. This impressive facility is part of a UNESCO cultural heritage site and a great stop for any family visiting Tallinn and the surrounding area.
Our Experience: Our kids really liked this. I think they especially enjoyed it because we watched some of the movie The Singing Revolution with them before our trip which put it into context for them. We would recommend this to any family planning a visit here. The kids enjoyed actually seeing the area and running up and down the many steps to get to the top of the bandstand area. They had races up and down and so were able to blow off some steam and have fun besides learning while here.