We departed Helsinki for Tallin in the early hours of the morning onboard a Tallink Ferry (which was more cruise ship than ferry boat). Tallinn is an easy 2 hour ferry ride from Helsinki, or a 30 minute flight with Finnair.
Here's our top reasons to include Tallinn in your European holiday.
Tallinn's old town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, it's been a UNESCO World Heritage listed site since 1997. Explore The Old Town with a guided tour to learn about Estonia's fascinating history.
From the lookout at the top of the Old Town, take in the winding streets of the old town and the new business district beyond.
Born from a tumultuous history, Estonia only achieved full independence in the early 90s. The past 30 years have seen the rise of a young bohemian culture best seen in Telliskivi Creative City where Soviet era buildings have been repurposed as design studios, shops, cafes, bars and outdoor markets.
Tallinn is filled with beautiful gardens, historic buildings and museums. Join a city cycling tour to get a true sense of this city.
Town Hall Square is the heart of Tallinn's Old Town, and it is surrounded by restaurants for you to take your pick from. Enjoy an afternoon drink, and dine on modern classic dishes such as smoked Elk.
Our review of Finnair's A350 business class
Our review of Finnair's business class inflight food
Our review of Finnair's Helsinki Business Class Lounge
Our tips on a Helsinki Stopover
Our Helsinki Airport Guide
Transiting through Hong Kong:
Our review of the Cathay Pacific's business class
Our review of The Pier, Cathay Pacific's newest Hong Kong Lounge
Our review of the Qantas Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport