Like Stepping Right into a Fairytale… Tallinn, Estonia

I thought this red door behind me was really beautiful!  There is so much character in all of the buildings in Old Town Tallinn.

I thought this red door behind me was really beautiful! There is so much character in all of the buildings in Old Town Tallinn.

We decided to take an impromptu trip to another country this weekend. There is a cruise ship port only a 10-minute walk from our apartment, and we have been seeing the ships come in and out of the port from our patio.   We walked over with just a small backpack and were able to purchase tickets over to the picturesque town of Tallinn, Estonia.  We took the Eckero Line M/S Finlandia ship and chose the cabin for the return back so that we could sleep after a lot of walking and exploring.  We had also heard that The Finns like to take a trip to Estonia to purchase cheaper alcohol and cigarettes.  This was certainly true as we saw many people with carts loaded to the top with cases and cases of beer on the return trip to Finland!

We were pleasantly surprised with this charming place which is only a 2-hour cruise ride from Helsinki.   It truly felt as though we had stepped off the cruise ship and landed right into a little Fairytale.  We spent a very relaxing 5-hours exploring the Old Town area and then returned to the port for the short 2-hour trip back to Helsinki.

Here are a few photos from our adventure this past weekend in Tallinn, Estonia (click on photos for a larger image):

Where we enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch. The Olde Hansa in Tallinn.

The Olde Hansa in Tallinn. Where we enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch.

The inside of the Olde Hansa Restaurant.

The inside of the Olde Hansa Restaurant.

A beautiful apple tree in front of a really cool looking building.

I thought this apple tree was so beautiful in front of this very interesting building.

The beautiful St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The beautiful St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Mia and I with Shrek and Donkey!

Mia and I with Shrek and Donkey!

The Century is Yours.

This statement was on one of the walls as we walked through Old Town. The Century is yours.

This is one of my favorite shots.  I just love the architecture in Old Town.

I just love the architecture in Old Town.

Mia enjoying our little lunch break outside at the Olde Hansa Restaurant.

Mia enjoying our little lunch break outside at the Olde Hansa Restaurant.

We enjoyed saying hello to the Naked Invisible Man at the Viru Gates. ;)

We enjoyed saying hello to the Naked Invisible Man at the Viru Gates. 😉

The cruise ship we took over to Estonia.

The cruise ship we took over to Estonia.

We really enjoyed our latest Red Pin Adventure to Tallinn, Estonia this past weekend and can now cross it off our Travel Bucket List:

Tallinn, Estonia

3 thoughts on “Like Stepping Right into a Fairytale… Tallinn, Estonia

  1. Christine, You really captured the beauty of Tallinn! We also crossed over from Helsinki and spent several weeks there falling in love with the place. It’s great that you can spend time in both wonderful cities. 🙂 All the best, Terri

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