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Visit Tallinn, a Beautiful Northern City

07 Jan

Visit Tallinn

Estonia is a country in Northern Europe’s Baltic region.

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. It is a city with a rich history and cultural heritage. It is known for its beautiful old town, which is home to numerous historic landmarks and attractions.

Tallinn is also known for its natural beauty. You can visit Tallinn by ferry because the city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. 

Visit Old Tallinn

One of the most iconic landmarks in Tallinn is the Old Town. It is home to numerous historic buildings and attractions. The old town is a well-preserved example of medieval architecture, with narrow cobblestone streets, red-tiled roofs, and tall spires. Visitors can explore the old town and see its charming squares, markets, and churches, such as the Tallinn Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The old town is also home to several museums and galleries, such as the Estonian History Museum and the Kumu Art Museum.

Tallinn Town Hall

The Tallinn Town Hall, which was built in the 14th century is one of the oldest town halls in Europe. The town hall is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, with its towering spires and intricate stone carvings. It is now home to the Tallinn City Museum, which displays the history and culture of the city. When you visit Tallinn, you can tour the town hall and see its grand halls, chapels, and courtyards, and learn about the history of Tallinn.

Tallinn Cathedral

Another popular attraction during your visit Tallinn is the Tallinn Cathedral, which is the oldest and largest cathedral in Estonia. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and has undergone numerous renovations and expansions over the centuries. It is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, with its soaring spires and intricate stone carvings. WhenVisitors can tour the cathedral and see its beautiful interior, which is adorned with stained glass windows and intricate frescoes.

In addition to its historic landmarks, Tallinn is also home to several museums and cultural centers that showcase the city’s history and culture. The Estonian History Museum is a popular attraction, with exhibits on the history of Estonia and the surrounding region. The Estonian Art Museum is another popular museum, with a collection of Estonian and international art. The Tallinn City Museum is a popular destination for those interested in the history of the city, with exhibits on the city’s past and present.

Visit Tallinn, known for its vibrant nightlife and cultural scene

Another popular attraction is the Kadriorg Palace, which is a beautiful Baroque palace built in the early 18th century. The palace is surrounded by gardens and parkland. It is now home to the Kadriorg Art Museum with a collection of Russian and Estonian art. Visitors can see its beautiful interiors, frescoes, tapestries, and chandeliers.

The city is home to numerous bars, restaurants, theatres, galleries, and music venues. It is also home to several festivals and events throughout the year. The most popular are the Tallinn Music Week and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. There are also many cultural events and traditions, such as the Tallinn Christmas Market.

Overall, visit Tallinn, a beautiful and vibrant city with a rich history and cultural heritage. It offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors, from its historic landmarks and museums to its vibrant nightlife and cultural scene. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or entertainment, visit Tallinn, the best preserved Medieval city.

Lapland Reindeer Herder’s Day

06 Jan
Reindeer Sleigh Ride in Finnish Lapland

Reindeer Sleigh Ride in Finnish Lapland

Ever fantasize about being a deer herder?

If you’ve ever dreamed of living the life of a reindeer herder in the snowy wilderness of the magical land of Lapland, now’s your chance! Just pack your warmest parka and your sense of humour, and head on up to the northernmost region of Finland. Finnish Lapland is where the reindeer outnumber the people and the Northern Lights light up the sky.
But what’s it really like to live the reindeer life in Lapland? Well, first of all, you’ll need to get used to the cold – temperatures. It can drop down to -40°C in the winter, and the snow and ice can last for months on end. But don’t worry, the reindeer are well adapted to the harsh climate. They’ll help keep you warm with their thick fur coats.
As a reindeer herder in Lapland, you’ll spend your days (and nights) tending to your herd, making sure they have enough food and water, and keeping an eye out for predators. You’ll also learn how to drive a reindeer sled, which is a lot like driving a car, except with hooves instead of wheels.

Did you know that reindeer have their own personal stylists?

It’s true! These fashionable creatures spend hours every day primping and preening their antlers to make sure they look their best for the big holiday season.
But don’t be fooled by their appearance—these reindeer are no divas. They work tirelessly all year, pulling sleighs and assisting Santa in delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls.

And when you’re not busy with reindeer duties, there’s plenty of other fun things to do in Lapland. You can ski or snowboard down the slopes, go ice fishing on a frozen lake, or even visit the Sami Museum to learn more about the indigenous culture of the region.
So don’t be shy – come join the reindeer party in Lapland! Just make sure to bring your sense of adventure and your warmest socks.

MS Silja Symphony and MS Silja Serenade

13 Feb

MS Serenade with Baltic-Cruise

MS Silja Symphony and MS Silja Serenade

Cabin Types of SM Symphony and MS Serenade:

  • Executive Suite, on deck 11
  • Junior Suite, on deck 9
  • Commodore, on decks 10 and 11
  • De Luxe, on deck 11
  • Family, on decks 8 to 11

MS Symphony and MS Serenade Commodore Cabin

  • A-Class, on decks 5 and 8 to 11
  • Promenade, on decks 8 to 11
  • B-Class, on decks 5, 9 to 11
  • C-Class, on deck 2
  • Special Cuites

MS Symphony, Cabin

MS Serenade, Restaurant

 

Restaurants:

  • Happy Lobster, 7 deck – serves the fresh fish of Baltic Sea.
  • Grande Buffet , 6 deck – the buffet tables for 600 travelers.
  • El Capitan, 7 deck -seafood of Mediterranean Sea.
  • Bon Vivant, Wine Bar and Shop, 7 deck – has a special Nordic Menu.
  • Mundo, 7 deck – serves light sandwiches, pizza or salads.

Bars and Clubs:

  •  New York Club & Lounge, 13 deck
  •  Old Port Pub, 7 deck  – with a live music in the evenings
  • Atlantis Palace, 7 & 8 decks – the night club for 750 guests
  • Casino and Just Bar, 7 deck – play and drink 

  • Shopping:

  • Tax Free Superstore
  • Fashion
  • Step & Shine
  • Luxury
  • Kids & Toys

  • Technical Details:

  • 995 cabins
  • 2852 passengers
  • 21 knots speed
  • 203 m lengths
  • MS Silja Serenade

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    We Welcome You Back!

    14 Apr

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    A Day Cruise to Tallinn

    17 Dec

    A Day in Estonia While on a Cruise to Tallinn

    If you’re on a cruise to Tallinn and only have a day to spare in this charming city, you can still make the most of your time by carefully planning for your one-day itinerary.

    With Tallinn being both the cultural and financial hub of the country, there’s no lack of things to do in this excellent part of the country.

    Cruise to Tallinn

    Places to visit

    Even when you’re short on time during your cruise to Tallinn, be sure to visit the Old Town:

    • Viru Gate and Town Hall Square: Start your tour of the Old Town at the Viru Gate, then work toward the center of Old Town all the way to the Town Hall Square (part of Lower Town). Go into the Town Hall and be treated to a museum extensively detailing the history of this fascinating city. Take pictures of the large vane set at the tower of the Tallinn Town Hall, too. Or climb the tower for a scenic view of the city.
    • Freedom Square: Still a part of Old Town (Upper Town), this historic place is right next to St. John’s Church and the city’s famous underground shopping center. Freedom Square is also called Victory Square, and it is where the Independence War Victory Column is located.
    • Toompea Hill: Perched at the top of Upper Town is Toompea Hill. This limestone hill is already covered with buildings, but once you reach it, you’ll find a good view of Lower Town from this vantage point. It also features Toompea Castle, which is a medieval fortress and has several churches, such as the Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
    • St. Catherine’s Passage:  After Toompea Hill, you can head back toward the Old Town center all the way to St. Catherine’s Passage. Here, you’ll find a number of guild shops selling artisanal goods and handmade products such as clothes, baskets, and purses. You can also take a breather and enjoy a snack in one of the cafes in this historic neighborhood.
    Visit Tallinn, Estonia

    The Old Town, Tallinn

    After the Old Town, you can move on to the Kadriorg Palace and the park around it, which was commissioned by the Russian Czar, Peter the Great. The Kadriorg district is actually considered the most beautiful part of the city. Here, you can also visit the Kadriorg Art Museum, which features foreign art from the past.

    You can then head on to Kalamaja, which is known as Estonia’s hipster haven, and the hub of Tallinn nightlife. With the large student population in the area, it’s no wonder people consider it to be the hippest part of the city. Here, you’ll also find the trendiest bars and best restaurants in the city.

    Baltic Cruise to Tallinn