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Oct 25th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Helsinki and Estonia All in a Day?

Hi All,

Do people think it's possible to have a reasonable visit of Tallinn's Old Town on a day trip from Helsinki? And does anyone know how long the ferry ride is over?

Thanks for all help!
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Oct 25th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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The Old Town in Tallin is quite walkable if you don't mind some steps.

Actually, I thought it was much more interesting than Helsinki.

Could you do it in a day...possibly..but make it a long one and beware of fake amber!
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Oct 25th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Yes, the boats take 1 1/2 hours or less to go across. You will find hotels more affordable in Tallinn along with the alcohol and nitelife. I flew from Tallinn to Berlin very cheaply. Try to have lunch in the Old Town--it will give you a chance to rest your feet.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 08:01 AM
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Large numbers of Finns make day trips to Tallinn every day. There are half a dozen operators with big ships or fast ferries. The old town in Tallinn is an easy walk from the ferry terminals.
www.eckeroline.fi
www.lindaliini.ee
www.njl.fi
www.superseacat.com
www.tallinksilja.com
www.vikingline.fi
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Oct 25th, 2007, 06:39 PM
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Oct 25th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Depends on what you think is reasonable. I spent two nights in Tallinn and definitely need to go back.

There are different means of transport from Helsinki -- ships, cats, and hydrofoils run by different companies, and seasonal. Figure on two hours plus or minus a half hour.
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Oct 26th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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My general opinion on the matter is that one should never ever try to make to cities in one day.

But I guess you would not have asked the question if it did not appeal to you.
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