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Updated: Apr 23, 2023

A 2 day itinerary exploring Tallinn's christmas markets

Things to do in advance ​

  1. Book flights to Tallinn 

  2. Book accommodation 

  3. Book a table at Rataskaevu 16 the day before or on arrival

Day 1 

  • 10am - Arrive in Tallinn

  • 10am-11am - Airport bus from Tallinn airport to the centre 

  • 11am-12pm - Check in

  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch at Olde Hansa

  • 1pm-3pm - Explore the Old Town and the Christmas Markets 

  • 3pm-4pm - Visit St Olaf’s Church 

  • 4pm-6pm - Visit the Seaplane Harbour Museum 

  • 6pm-7pm - Enjoy the entertainment in the Town Hall Square 

  • 7pm-7:15pm - Walk over to the Telliskivi area 

  • 7:15pm-9pm - Dinner at F-Hoone 

  • 9pm onwards - Drinks at St Vitus 

Day 2 

  • 9am-9:30am - Catch the sunrise at the Kohtu platform in Toompea 

  • 9:30am-11am - Breakfast at Chocolaterie 

  • 11am-1pm - Join a Free Walking Tour 

  • 1pm-2pm - Lunch at Estonian Burger Factory 

  • 2pm-4pm - Visit the Kumu Art Museum or the Patarei Sea Fortress

  • 4pm-5pm - Grab a sweet treat and some mulled wine from the Christmas Markets

  • 5pm-6pm - Warm up with a beer at Beer House 

  • 6pm-7pm - Visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral 

  • 7pm-9pm - Dinner at Rataskaevu 16 

  • 9pm onwards - Drinks at Porgu and Hell Hunt in the Old Town

Other recommendations

The Seaplane Harbour A maritime museum displaying around 200 authentic items in a sea plane hangar. A great attraction for adults and kids alike with plenty to keep them occupied from dressing up in a navy uniform to flight and submarine simulators. The cafe located at the museum, MARU, is also very highly rated for stop here for a coffee and a bite to eat after exploring what the museum has to offer. The admission fee is around 15 euros per person and children can enter for free.  Location: Vesilennuki tanav 6, Pohja-Tallinna Linnaosa  Pierre Chocolaterie  This cafe is quaint and quirky and will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into Paris in the 1920’s. As you can imagine this won’t be the most healthy of breakfasts but allow yourself to indulge in the fresh, handmade truffles, cakes and delicious coffee served in this cosy cafe.  Location: Vene 6 (in the Masters Courtyard), Old Town Estonian Burger Factory  Here you will find Angus beef burgers locally sourced in Estonia. This chilled out and trendy restaurant offer a variety of different burgers including meat, fish and vegetarian options. This lunch is sure to fill you up for an afternoon of sight seeing.  Location: Lootsi 10, 10151 Kumu Art Museum  The Kumu Art Museum is the headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia which comprises of five museums in total. Each museum focuses on a particular subject and Kumu displays Estonian art from the 18th century to present day. Tickets are around 8 euros per person.  Location: A, Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Patarei Sea Fortress This attraction is a memorial to victims of communism and fascism. It is an impressive structure and part of European architectural heritage which was once used by the Soviet Union to imprison innocent people. You can now find an exhibition here called “Communism is a prison” where you can learn about the concept and crimes which have taken place in both Estonia and all over the world. The fortress and exhibition are free to enter.  Location: Kalaranna tanav 28, Pohja-Tallinna Linnaosa  Rataskaevu 16  Voted the number 1 restaurant in Tallinn Rataskaevu 16s unimaginative name has not stopped locals and tourists visiting and enjoying this restaurant experience. It is not often you find a TripAdvisor top choice which is affordable and reasonably priced. This restaurants serves hearty Estonian dishes including roast Elk and a number of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Make sure you book this restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment.  Location: Rataskaevu 16, 10123  Porgu  This beer cellar offers a plethora of draught beers and ciders. The white archways and lantern style lighting make the cellar cosy and relaxed. Taste a few and then grab your chosen beer from the bar.  Location: Ruutli 4, 10130 Hell Hunt  Don’t let the scary name put you off here. This trendy bar is located in the centre of the Old Town and located close to Porgu. Begin a mini bar crawl and enjoy another great bar with a selection of beers and ciders.  Location: Pikk


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