A Day in a Fairytale in Tallinn Estonia - Baltic Cruise - Cruise Ship - Northern Europe - Lucy Williams Global

When I visited Tallinn in Estonia I thought I had stepped into a fairytale or the set of Frozen or Shek!

We stopped in Tallinn on the cruise of the Baltic region in Northern Europe. I had one day there and it was my first time and I could not believe how beautiful it was.

Entrance to Tallinn

This is another place for the bucket list if you have not been. The old town centre is full of fairy tale turrets and church spires. It is like going back to medieval times.

Tallin Entrance

The day we were there it was glorious, the sun was out and a lovely temperature of 20*C. A perfect temperature for sight-seeing, as it is not too hot and you can wear comfortable clothes.

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This was at the beginning of July last year and I was very happy as in Klaipeda and St.Petersburg we had rain and it was a little cold.

We walked from the cruise ship terminal into the old town, it didn’t take long to get to the main square. It is called Town Hall Square as the town hall is in the square. We were taking lots of photos so we stopped a lot!

It is a very picturesque city with cobbled streets and turrets. There was a photo shot from every angle. So bring your camera!

Tallinn View

Old Town

The town hall square is surrounded by bars and restaurants. In the centre of the square is a big market selling all sorts of scarves, clothes, amber jewellery, food, souvenirs, etc.

From the town hall square, you can walk up to Toompea Hill for views of the old town. We walked up the city walls for the view of the Virgin Tower.

The city wall around Tallinn is very old and sections of it were built-in the 13th century. More than a half of the wall has been preserved and rest has been restored.

We walked through Catherine’s Alley, which is really like going back to the medieval era, as the doors are tiny!

Russian Church Tallinn

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On the way up to the viewing point, we passed the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It is Russian Orthodox church and was completed in 1900 when Estonia was part of the Czarist Empire.

It is very easy to walk around Tallinn to see most of the sights. All the sights I saw were free!

Tallinn Street

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My packing tips for Tallinn are to bring comfortable walking shoes, as there is a lot of walking around cobblestones and it is uphill.

Bring layers, so if the weather turns, you have something warm or if it gets too warm you can take something off. This weather is great for jeans and T-shirts, but also shorts and dresses.

Essential Info:

  • Weather: Summer months between 15*C – 20*C
  • Language: Estonian (most people speak English)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Here are my recommendations for a day in Tallinn; walking shoes, sunscreen, camera, backpack and foldable water bottle:

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What to see & do in Klaipeda in Lithuania - Baltic Cruise - Cruise Ship - Northern Europe - Lucy Williams Global

Last year I was cruising around the Baltic region in Northern Europe and it was lovely as we went to ports I had never stepped foot on. I love new ports and countries to explore!

Klaipeda in Lithuania was one of these. Klaipeda is in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

Lithuania was a part of the Soviet Union until 1993. It became part of the European Union in 2004.

The town was very interesting and I went on a walking tour of the city. It is beautiful and a lovely place explore.

The day we were there of course it rained! This was the story of my life last summer. I was so fed up with wearing a rain jacket and using my umbrella.

The tour made up for the rain as the stories about this quaint city were great.  The one I remember, as it meant to bring good luck.

There was a small mouse statue with very big ears and if you whisper to it your wish will come true! So, I will let you know when that happens!

There were lots of Amber jewellery shops, due to being in the Baltic region and this is where it is from.

After walking around the city we went for a wine and cheese tasting at the Cheese DZIUGAS House. The set up was really nice and cosy inside and there was a guide talking us through the cheese and wine.

 

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The cheese was like parmesan but their version called Dziugas, very nice and a lot cheaper than Italian parmesan.

We tried different ages of cheese and I love cheese! This is a great attraction to visit if you do you too.

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The wine was a little strange as it was made from raspberries for the red and quince for the white, not my personal taste, give me wine made of grapes any day!

My packing tips for Klaipeda are to bring comfortable walking shoes as there are cobbled streets in the town centre and wear a rain jacket, layers and bring an umbrella.

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Essential Info

  • Weather: Summer months between 10*C – 20*C
  • Language: Lithuanian and some English spoken
  • Currency: Euro
  • Top Tips: Bring an umbrella and rain jacket
  • Here are my recommendations:

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