Romantic breaks in TallinnExperience a blissful, Baltic romance
Snake round Tallinn's quaint cobblestone streets, picturesque courtyards and tranquil parks with your partner and discover a stunning European capital often overshadowed by larger destinations. It's little wonder that Estonia’s main city has emerged as a romantic hub for starry eyed couples. Globe-trotters are fast discovering Tallinn’s enchanting ambience, rich heritage and cultural vibrancy - which lacks the commercialism and purse-splitting prices of larger European cities. Tallinn is an enchanting holiday destination. Discover the city's medieval architecture and enjoy evening strolls under moonlit spires and alleyways, before a candlelit dinner sampling authentic Estonian cuisine. And then, in one of our romantic retreats, plan a proactive itinerary for the next day, while relaxing in your perfect HomeAway cosy apartment in the heart of Tallinn.
Top five destinations in Tallinn
Squares and quarters
Tallinn is a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Lying at the heart of Old Town is the picturesque Town Hall Square, lined with 800 year old merchant houses, bistros and cafes, medieval markets and handicraft fairs. The city centre’s ‘Freedom Square’ celebrates Estonia’s first period of independence. Between Old Town and Tallinn’s port lies one of the most attractive districts of the city, Rottermann’s Quarter. Here, the former industrial buildings of Estonia meet the city’s modern day vibrancy, and visitors can expect authentic Estonian-themed events.
Dining out and evening entertainment
Tallinn boasts endless restaurants catering for diverse tastes and budgets. The Old City’s Raekoja Plats is lined with authentic candlelit Estonian restaurants, enabling you and your loved one to experience the flavours of Estonia within an historically rich area. Delight in local delicacies such as beetroot and goat cheese pie and sweet bread soup in modern districts Kalamaja and Kopli. For after-dinner entertainment, venture to trendy lounges and basement bars to experience performances from local bands and entertainers.
Boutiques and markets
Visit Tallinn’s boutiques and markets and join swathes of shoppers in the elegant vintage outlets and market stalls within Old Town. For an authentic Baltic shopping experience, explore Müürivahe street’s outdoor knit market for traditional Estonian woolies. Alternatively, for the adventurous shopper, medieval-style workshops within St. Catherine’s Passage promises a unique experience, with glasswork, ceramics and leather goods made for purchase, with a personal demonstration.
Landmarks and cultural trails
800 years of history is reflected in Tallin's architecture. Every corner of the city's Old Town has features of historical interest: medieval walls lead to spires and cobblestone streets. Enjoy a gentle stroll through Kadriog Park, and enjoy the tranquility of Swan Lake. Discover the beautiful summer palace and surrounding flower gardens, and for romantic picnics, visit the Danish King's Garden, one of the city's most picturesque and secluded locations. For panoramic views of the city and its surroundings, venture to the top of Toompea Hill.
Estonia's surrounding natural beauty provides you with a choice of romantic excursions and day trips. Jägala Falls, Estonia's largest waterfall, is an idyllic location a mere 34 km from the city. The falls is noted for its unique winter freeze, which draws visitors from across the world to witness the waterfall in a spectacular, frozen state. And adventurous day-trippers shouldn't miss Finland's capital, Helsinki, which is only a short ferry trip across the Baltic!