Discover Tallinn, one of Europe's smallest capital cities, where the red roofs of the medieval city and maze of cobbled streets merge seamlessly with designer malls and gleaming skyscrapers, all observed imperiously by the hilltop Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Step back to the Soviet era at the Occupation Museum or to the reign of Peter the Great at his opulent, Baroque summer palace, Kadriorg Park. Pass the time people-watching from a table in the Old Town Square and indulge your taste buds in a range of international restaurants. Hit the high note at the Estonian National Opera or mingle with the hip crowd in any number of bars and clubs.
The medieval capital of Tallinn sits proudly on the Baltic coast, 30 miles from Helsinki. It is probably the most modern of the Baltic capitals, awash with chic cafés, gourmet restaurants and trendy bars. At the heart of this modernity is Tallinn's ancient city centre, an enchanting 13th-century muddle of church spires and red slate roofs connected by a maze of cobbled streets. Admire them leisurely from a café in Town Hall Square.