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In-Depth Information
Tallinn in Your Pocket is the best city guidebook on Tallinn (may be free at your hotel,
otherwise €2.20 all over town, on ships, at airport newsstands, and at the TIs). It's worth
buying for its complete restaurant, hotel, and sight listings that go far beyond what's in this
book (for pre-trip planning, use the online edition at ).
Tallinn Card: This card—sold at the TIs, airport, train station, travel agencies, ferry
ports, and big hotels—gives you free use of public transport and entry to more than 40 mu-
seums and major sights (€12/6 hours, €24/24 hours, €32/48 hours, €40/72 hours, comes
with good info booklet, ). From the 24-hour level up, it includes one
tour of your choice, plus a 50 percent discount on any others—by bus, by bike, or on foot
(see “Tours in Tallinn,” later, for specifics). If you're planning to take one of these tours
(otherwise €13-20) and to visit several sights (otherwise €3-6), this card will likely save
you money. Add up the cost of your intended sightseeing to confirm. But don't buy the card
primarily for its public transport benefits, as transit passes are much cheaper.
Arrival in Tallinn
For advice on taking taxis, and more details on the public transportation options mentioned
below, see “Getting Around Tallinn,” later.
By Boat or Cruise Ship: Tallinn has four terminals lettered A through D, a fifth one
called Linnahall (used only by the fast Linda Line boat), and a dedicated cruise terminal.
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