No matter if it is your first time to visit Tallinn or 5th, Old town with its high churches, medieval houses, cobblestone streets and roasted peanuts is always heart-warming atmosphere to be in. But have you seen Tallinn panorama from distant? Because this is picturesque and definitely one of the must see views.
As being a guest in a city far from home (especially when your time is limited), there is always a little voice in the back of your mind „Do I see all the important attractions?“ or “Do I miss something culturally typical for that country?“. So, what to do in Tallinn, if you are already familiar with seeing Tallinn Old Town from the street view? Maybe it is time to take a sightseeing cruise or explore Estonian forests and remains from Soviet times.
Day trips from Tallinn – enjoy nature and explore remains of Soviet time
Guess what? You can have both. You can see Tallinn panorama and explore a small island called Woman Island (Naissaar) near coastline. You have to just board to our ship in Seaplane Harbour, maybe order some coffee or local beer and let the wind and waves carry you to the island Naissaar. Okay, don’t worry, the boats have motors too! It takes about one hour to arrive and this time you can watch Old Town churches and towers going smaller and smaller in the background.
And then you see it. Our little precious island, which was almost untouchable for local people in soviet times. (There were Soviet Union military bases and it was out of reach for civilians). Main sights are buildings and ruins from Soviet times. You can climb up to the lighthouse, wander between ruins of WW1 battery or naval mines factory. There is also a restaurant and even a church on the island (and about ten people who are living there constantly. Yes, even during cold winter time!)
It’s going to be an experience to remember for a long time!
You can travel by foot or order a Soviet era truck or bus to take you places so out of our time. All these old ruins are surrounded by aboriginal woods and beaches. Again, you can find this all only one hour away from the capital of Estonia. So, it is really a time-saver if you want to experience this little Baltic Sea country nature and beauty. And learn about history of military.
Panorama Cruise to Pirita – a prestigious district of Tallinn
There is also a sightseeing cruise to Pirita. It lasts only one hour – perfect for those whose time is limited, but still want to see Tallinn panorama from ship. With one-way-ticket you can exit in Pirita – one of the most prestigious district of Tallinn. There are beach restaurants, yachting harbour, a popular beach, medieval St. Bridget’s convent, botanical gardens and Tallinn TV Tower. Panorama Cruise to Pirita is quick way to see famous “sprat tin” skyline and it is affordable too!