Go the Estonian way and discover Tallinn Christmas Market. First find your Christmas tree and set traditional Estonian wool decorations around it! Tallinn is a fairy tale city surrounded by its old medieval walls! Two towns make up Tallinn, the upper town and the lower towns sparking for centuries fierce rivalries between Nobles and Hanseatic merchants. Standing in upper town the tallest tower is the Great Hermann where proudly flies the three colors of the Estonian flag: blue, white and black. Going down to the lower towns, you will follow Pikk Jalg or Long Leg Street which will lead you to the Great Hermann’ fiancée, the impressive tower called the Fat Margarita. Ultimately, after a walk in the snake-like city street, time for market degustation will come up. The market place is set up in the beautiful Town Hall Square since 1441. More than 500.000 people visit the market every day so be sure to be one of them!
Day 1 Thursday: Arrival Tallinn Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel L’Ermitage****, check-in; welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at hotel.
Day 2 Friday: Tallinn Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The Old Town is magical all the year, but at its best in the run-up to Christmas when the magic is felt at every corner. During the morning walking tour we get to know the most important sights in the Old Town including Toompea Castle, Dome Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the Upper Town as well as the St. Nicholas Church and the medieval Old Town Hall in the Lower Town. The tour ends at the Old Town Hall Square where we join the bustle of the traditional Christmas Market and shop for unique gifts. The optional guided shopping tour in the afternoon takes us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town with the main focus on local Estonian brands and artists. In the evening we attend a ballet or opera performance at the Estonian Theatre or the European Christmas Festival.
Day 3 Saturday: Tallinn In the morning an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The afternoon is free for exploring more of Tallinn on our own. In the evening an optional farewell dinner at the elegant Restaurant Peppersack is on offer.
Day 4 Sunday: Tallinn Departure Optional transfer to airport.