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@casofiliaI'm sure if I googled I could find it. But if I decide I need help, I will do that. Thank you.

 

OK. I checked them out. My 2 Euro and 1 Euro coins are Germany (German eagle). The 10 cent coin is Italy.

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9 hours ago, Suzanne123 said:

Sorry, you’re right.  It’s seals, not sea lions.

https://tallinndaytrip.com/tours/seal-watching-nature-tour/

Did you enjoy it?

It was a unique experience and we enjoyed it immensely. The North Estonian archipelago’s scenery is quite fascinating & beautiful. And, of course, there were the seals (we didn’t get close to them) & cormorants. Great if you are into wild nature.

 

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On 5/20/2021 at 1:10 AM, dogs4fun said:

It was a unique experience and we enjoyed it immensely. The North Estonian archipelago’s scenery is quite fascinating & beautiful. And, of course, there were the seals (we didn’t get close to them) & cormorants. Great if you are into wild nature.

 

There are a few places around Nothern Europe to see seals with one of  the best locations being along the west coast of Scotland where you will also if your lucky  see Basking Sharks and various whale's,  but got to be honest never knew there was a seal watching trip available from Tallinn.  

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On 5/24/2021 at 6:08 PM, DavietheScot said:

There are a few places around Nothern Europe to see seals with one of  the best locations being along the west coast of Scotland where you will also if your lucky  see Basking Sharks and various whale's,  but got to be honest never knew there was a seal watching trip available from Tallinn.  

Yes West Coast is a great area to see whale's dolphins and as you say in the summer Basking Sharks which are huge when you are lucky enough to see them.

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On 3/5/2021 at 3:28 PM, Wendy The Wanderer said:

Didn't know Tallinn was hilly.  This changes things--we'll have to do a bus tour or some such, since walking up and down hills is pretty much out for my husband.  Any ideas about that?

Part was a little hilly however, it was not too steep of a walk. If you opt to stay in (lower) part of the Old Town Square, it is flat and nice to walk around. We stopped at the oldest cafe for delicious pastry and coffee. Our ship, Oceania Marina docked a 10-15 walk to the city walls and to the main square.  Also, there was an interesting souvernir style market beside the pier which we browsed before returning to the ship. 

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We found Tallinn to be one of the most walkable cities we have visited on any cruise.  I don't remember the old city being hilly, but we are in pretty good physical shape.  When walking back to the ship, don't forget to walk over to the abandoned Soviet-era Linnahall.  Its architecture is brutal but historically interesting and maybe you can even get a peek inside the abandoned concert hall.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linnahall

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On 1/19/2021 at 1:10 PM, sansterre said:

Thanks CassCruise and mskaufman.  City of Tallin is lovely and prison is interesting.

I know the city is too hill for me to walk.  But I'm considering a taxi for an hour or two that will drop us off at the top of the town.  I could then take my time and walk back down to the cruise port.

That would work if you took your time. 

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We had considered doing the Hop on/Hop off bus in Tallinn, as that was a very enjoyable way to get around other cities when we did our cruise in Greece.  Pros/cons, any thoughts by those who have gone?  

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1 hour ago, jas283a said:

We had considered doing the Hop on/Hop off bus in Tallinn, as that was a very enjoyable way to get around other cities when we did our cruise in Greece.  Pros/cons, any thoughts by those who have gone?  


I have not done the Tallinn HoHo bus.   But I have read, and have verified on their map, that while it provides a route around the larger city area, it does not take you THRU the old town portion of the city that most tourists usually frequent.  This part of the city has narrow, cobblestone streets mostly.  The bus routes circle around the edges of old town and ventures into the new town portions. 
 

While the sites that the bus visits may be of interest to some, most people tend to explore old town for the day.  

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23 hours ago, jas283a said:

We had considered doing the Hop on/Hop off bus in Tallinn, as that was a very enjoyable way to get around other cities when we did our cruise in Greece.  Pros/cons, any thoughts by those who have gone?  

Tallinn is very walkable; you do not really need a bus.

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