Cheap nearby destinations provide an easy option for a city break. Such destinations are the capitals of the Baltic States.
Tallinn – an easy short break without flying
Trips over the country, especially without flying, are being planned by more and more people, making Tallinn more popular. It is easy to travel to the city without flying from all over Finland, thanks to the frequent sea traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn.
The medieval Old Town offers a quick changeover to your home country, but a familiar currency and familiar language make Estonia a home away from home. Tallinn's specialties are excellent value for money, great hotel and restaurant offerings and great shopping. The city also has clothes for the Finnish taste, which may not be obvious in the other Baltic capitals.
In addition to traditional City Holiday activities, you can spend an unforgettable active holiday in Tallinn. Walking around the edge of the TV tower, cycling tours of the city's spectacular seascapes, and a visit to the inventor's factory in Proto, bring the momentum to the holiday. Cultural attractions such as Fotografiska and the Estonian Maritime Museum also diversify your Tallinn vacation.
>> City break in Tallinn from 459 € / 4 days!
Vilnius – an unknown Baltic city
A short flight from Helsinki, the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is unknown to many Finns, and completely without reason.
In addition to the affordable prices, visitors to the city are welcomed by the atmospheric and large Old Town, where Vilnius' history is visible. In some places, the street view is very cool, but you can expect a very rough landscape around the corner. Vilnius is a hinterland city that is different from Tallinn and Riga by the sea.
Vilnius's excellent hotel and restaurant offerings can be enjoyed for a small fee, but at home paying in euros. In addition to the Old Town, the most famous sights are the Artist Quarter, which has been declared the sovereign state of Užupis, the atmospheric Halės Market Hall, the Subaciaus Street Lookout and the 326.5-meter television tower.
>> City break in Vilnius from 265 € / 3 days!
Riga – an easy place to visit
Riga, the capital of Lithuania, is the largest and most diverse of the first Baltic capitals, as the most important asset of Tallinn and Vilnius is the atmospheric Old Town, but there is more to see in Riga. Called the northern Paris cosmopolitan city, it is full of stunning architecture and modern buildings.
Crossing the city center, Väinäjoki brings the city a maritime feel and divides the city into two parts. Like other Baltic cities, Riga has an unbeatable value for money and an excellent hotel and restaurant offer. A pampering holiday in Riga is worth considering, as the city offers great value for money.
In addition to the Old Town, the main architectural sites are the Three Brothers' houses and the Art Nouveau style. Gourmets will also be delighted by the Chocolate Museum of the local chocolate maker Laima.
>> City break in Riga from 150 € / 2 days!
Text: Inka Khanji