Stop by this tiny watering hole at the Merchant’s House Hotel for “ice shots,” or vodka served in a frozen glass. A 14th-century fresco adorns the ceiling; stained-glass windows frame the handsome bar.
Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
With its cobblestoned streets and pastel-hued houses, Tallinn can often feel like a fairytale setting, but its heroic and often challenging history is on display in this telling museum. Exhibits showcase artifacts from the period between 1940 and 1991, when the Estonian Republic was occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
The cutting-edge boutique carries a wide selection of made-in-Estonia items: retro iPad sleeves, whimsical bowls, eye-catching jewelry, and more.
Serene white-brick archways frame the nave of this towering medieval structure named for the patron saint of merchants. Look for the Danse Macabre, a 15th-century painting by Bernt Notke. At 4 p.m. on weekends, organ recitals make use of the church’s stellar acoustics.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.