I would like to travel to 4 european capitals.
Vilnius, Riga (because it's the 2014 City of culture), Talinn and take a ferry to Helsinki and go back to Paris.
Let me know what your prefered in those cities (the things to see and some good restaurants )
Thank you by advance
Trip Plan Details
- Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ's NativityRīga, LV-1050, Latvija
- PorvooLönnrotinkatu 7 B, Helsinki, ES 00120 Finland
- Medieval Restaurant Olde HansaVana Turg 1, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
- Maiden TowerLühike jalg 9A, Tallinn 10130 Estoniarecommended Maiden TowerFun! Pretty sure this is where my ex-boyfriend got to get decked out in armor to look like a knight.Katie Pierce
It has a nice view and is incorporated into the city's fortress walls. It's a fun stop.
- Historic Centre of TallinnTallinn, Estoniarecommended Historic Centre of TallinnI had an awesome time exploring Old Tallinn! I trekked through snow and ice but it was worth it!Katie Pierce
I highly recommend wandering around the old town section of Tallinn. Not only are the buildings beautiful, but there's a lot of food, shops and things to do!
- Helsinki City Tourist & Convention BureauPohjoisesplanadi 19, Helsinki, ES 00100 Finlandrecommended Helsinki City Tourist & Convention BureauIt sounds stupid to give a tourist information center a 5 star rating but this one is exceptional! They have so much information available, everything from free maps to pamphlets for neighborhood ... read morewalking tours to trips around the area along with free internet access and loads of brochures on just about anything (even coupon books!). Stop in and discover something new!Rachel E.
Got the best maps here for self-guided walking tours!
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For some reason, I can't add a place right now to Gogobot, but the Old Market Hall In Helsinki right down by the water has a great soup place (the one across from the sushi and reindeer meat place). You will probably have to wait in line and you will probably be sitting with strangers but it's worth it! They offer about 4 soups for that day and you get bread and pesto with an ENORMOUS bowl of soup for about 8 euros. I splurged and got the seafood soup which had huge chunks of fish, shellfish and lobster for only 9 euros! It was super filling and well worth the wait.
- Stockmann Oyj AbpAleksanterinkatu 52, 00100 Helsinki, Suomirecommended Stockmann Oyj AbpThis is not just a huge department store. The food halls in Stockmann's are amazing! They have a full grocery store in the basement that has loads of Finnish specialties and ready-made meals. The ... read morebakery counter offered some fabulous pastries that far surpassed the pricey ones I had in Stockholm. Their princess cake was to die for and so moist. My favorite thing was to get a large gourmet salad and take it across the street to the Esplanade Park and have an upscale picnic. Prices are very reasonable and deli meals run from 3-6 euros.Rachel E.
Great place to pick up a good picnic lunch
recommended HelsinkiI really liked Helsinki. More laid back than Stockholm but still very efficient. It's not a non-stop tourist attraction town, but rather has several small things and many islands to discover. I loved ... read morejust wandering around the center of town and discovering little shops or cafes. I think if I could choose to live anywhere in the summer, I'd definitely choose Helsinki.Rachel E.
So much to do, on the euro, friendly people, good food...
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I can't recommend because this is a corner of Europe that I haven't visited but this is one of my top 5 trips on my bucket list. I would suggest throwing St. Petersburg, though.
- KotipizzaSkepparegatan 37, Helsinki, Finland
- KappeliEteläesplanadi 1, Helsinki, ES 00130 Finland
- Temppeliauko ChurchLutherinkatu 3 FI-00100 Helsinki
- Design MuseumKorkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki, Finland
- SeurasaariSeurasaari, Helsinki, ES 00250 Finland