Tallinn Old Town is encircled by its original city walls,
punctuated by two dozen towers of various shapes and sizes which
offer great views over the red-tiled rooftops below. Dominating the
skyline is the spire of St. Olav's church. This was once the
tallest building in the world, and was used by the KGB as a radio
mast during the Soviet occupation of Estonia.
The focal point of the atmospheric Old Town is Town Hall Square,
where a Christmas market is held in the winter months beneath the
magnificent Gothic town hall. From here, streets full of boutiques
and cosy cafés radiate.
Just a two hour drive and short ferry ride away is the heavenly
hangout of Padaste Manor on Muhu Island. Here you can relax in peaceful
seclusion, enjoying a range of innovative spa treatments and
equally innovative cuisine, including elk carpaccio. In summer,
activities include horse riding, boating, and water-skiing.