Why is Tallinn so Popular?

05 Feb
Cruise to Tallinn

The Old Town

Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, is a historic and charming destination that offers a unique blend of medieval and modern attractions. This vibrant city is steeped in history and full of fascinating stories and interesting facts that make it a must-visit destination. Here are just a few of the many interesting things that make Tallinn one of the most captivating cities in Europe.

  1. Tallinn is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts stunning cobblestone streets, picturesque buildings, and historical landmarks that date back to the 13th century.
  2. Tallinn was a major trading hub in the Hanseatic League, a powerful medieval trade organization that dominated northern Europe. This era of prosperity left a lasting impact on the city, with many of its historic buildings and public spaces still reflecting its former grandeur.
  3. Tallinn is home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, the Old Town Apothecary. Founded in 1422, it has been continuously operating for over 600 years, making it a unique and fascinating destination for visitors.
  4. The city is also known for its many towers, with the most famous being the iconic Toompea Castle. The castle, which dates back to the 13th century, was once the seat of the Estonian government and today serves as the country’s parliament.
  5. Tallinn has a thriving technology scene, earning it the nickname “Silicon Valley of the North.” The city is home to many tech startups, as well as international companies such as Skype and TransferWise, making it a hub of innovation and creativity.

In conclusion, Tallinn is a city that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modern innovation. Whether you’re interested in exploring its rich medieval heritage or discovering the city’s cutting-edge tech scene, Tallinn is a destination that is sure to captivate and inspire. So why not plan a trip and discover its many interesting facts for yourself!

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.

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi

04 Jan

Santa Claus

Santa Claus Village, located just 7 kilometers from the Finnish city of Rovaniemi, is a popular destination for adults and children alike. Santa Claus, the legendary Christmas wish-maker, lives here in his village. The Finns call it the village of Joulupukki (Joulupukin Pajakyla), after Santa Claus in their national mythology.

Lapland turned out to be the most magical province in Finland. Its fantastic nature, with pristine mountains and forests, has aroused the interest of many fantastic creatures. Here you can meet Santa Claus and his assistants, including gnomes, elves, deer, and the Snow Queen.

According to legend, if it were not for Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President of the United States of America, it is not known where Santa Claus would have decided to live in Lapland. However, the first lady of the United States helped make the decision and became the first guest of the Finnish Joulupukki. As a result, a small hut grew into a village, which is now located beyond the Arctic Circle.

Santa Claus Village is beautiful. It’s absolutely amazing in the evening when it’s dark.
You can make your most fervent wish to Santa Claus in his office. Simply open the massive wooden door and enter the magic room. In addition to Santa Claus’ office, where you can talk to him, there is a post office in the village where a helpful gnome will help you send a congratulatory letter with the seal of the Arctic Circle to any corner of our planet. There are numerous souvenir shops that will not leave you without a memorable gift.

Spending a holiday in Rovaniemi is like immersing yourself in a fairy tale or a child’s fantasy. Don’t miss this miracle. Without doubt, take advantage of Lapland tours and visit Lapland, the home of fantastic creatures.

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



  • 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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