Monday, 27 May 2013 – Day 6 – Tallinn, Estonia

Monday, 27 May 2013 – 6th day

We arrived into the port of Tallinn early this morning. After breakfast it was time for my shore excursion. I chose to go on the Old Town & Home Visit – 403D – 31/2 hours.

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

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Boarded the coach and passed many impressive buildings in Tallin’s Upper Old Town. Our first stop was at the beautiful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Is a 13th century Dome Church. The interior was beautiful but we were not allowed to photograph inside.

We then went into a building to see a lovely view of Tallinn and then we wandered along the cobbled streets, stopping to look into various shops. Baltic Amber jewellery is everywhere so we made some little purchases.

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We had lunch and then did more wandering. Lovely town and the people very friendly. The squares are full of people sitting outside eating and drinking enjoying the sunshine. More wandering in and out of the various little shops.

This was a very interesting door and one of the most photographed ones in Tallinn. 852It was time to board the coach and leave the Upper Old Town and visit an apartment in the Lower Old Town. This home is built over three floors, is a medieval house and is luxurious and a historic home which the owners have kindly agreed to open for us to see. Anna was our host and after looking at the home, she served us a lovely afternoon tea of homemade cake and coffee/tea.  We then farewelled Anna and onto the coach to return to the ship.

Tallinn is a very interesting town with the medieval houses, alleyways and the cobbled streets.

Everyone had to be back on board by 1500 as we are due to sail at 1530. Back on the ship, it was more chatting etc.   I went into my usual quick game of bingo, then dinner and spent the evening in the Discovery Lounge enjoying the entertainment, chatting and my cocktails. Then it was time to go to bed – once more a wonderful day in Tallinn.

Quote of the Day – “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all” – Alexander the Great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia