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Tallinn Card recommends in June05.06.2012
Long and warm summer’s days are perfect for strolling around the town looking for adventurous places with friends or family. Let Tallinn Card guide you to the best town museums, excursions, sights, shops and entertainment venues. June is perfect for all kinds of open air activities:
This museum takes you back in time to old rural Estonia. The vast, forested park is filled with thatched, 18-20th-century farm buildings, windmills, a wooden chapel and a village school, with staff demonstrating how people lived and worked in times past.
The museum is an ideal place for families to take a picnic and escape from city life. Fun family-oriented theme fairs take place where traditions are passed on to the younger generation through games, songs and dances. The vast open space is ideal for outdoor past times for families with children of all ages. The vast museum just celebrated its 55th birthday with the opening of a village shop Lau offering goods from the past. On June 23 when everybody in Estonia is celebrating Midsummer Day make your way to Rocca al Mare to take part in the event. Enjoy a bonfire, a band and traditions, with a feast of midsummer foods.
Free entrance to the museum and audio guide rental with Tallinn Card.
The Red Line takes you through the historic suburbs of Tallinn to Rocca al Mare, where you can visit the Estonian Open Air Museum, the zoo and the shopping centre. The road back takes you through Kalamaja and makes a stop at the Seaplane Harbour. You can hop off at any stop, see the surroundings, and continue the tour afterwards.
With Tallinn Card free pass valid for all City Tour lines.
If it hops, flies or slithers, you can find it at the Tallinn Zoo. Spread across an 87-hectare swathe of forested land, the zoo boasts one of Northern Europe's best collections of animals.
The list of its residents includes rhinos, vultures, camels, polar bears, pythons, lions, bison and dozens of other species. You can visit the crocodiles and chimpanzees in the Tropical House, or make your way over to the elephant house to see a pygmy hippo, a chinchilla, various snakes and, of course, elephants.
The zoo has one of the best collections of mountain goats and sheep in the World, but its real stars are its incredibly rare Amur leopards; only 30 to 35 of these animals still exist worldwide.
Kids will love the petting zoo, which operates here June to August, on Wednesday to Sunday.
Visiting the zoo is free with Tallinn Card, enter from the main gate on Paldiski mnt.
This adventure centre in Õismäe district has a number of activities designed to get your adrenaline pumping, including paint ball games and a 730m motorised go-cart track. Those with less need for speed can try out the café and sauna facilities.
With Tallinn Card 10 minutes of go-carting at 50% discount.
For sea-loving sailors Tallinn Card recommends:
This full-day tour takes you to Prangli, the closest island to capital city Tallinn that has preserved its native culture since the 13th century. The all-inclusive package tour comes complete with transfers from the Tallinn city centre, ferry transport to the island, a truck excursion with an English-speaking tour guide and lunch. During the day there is also two hours of free time to; explore the island's wild nature, take walks on the beach, visit the island hamlet and buy souvenirs in the small shop. Advance bookings recommended.
With Tallinn Card 15% discount.
This ferry ride takes you to legendary Naissaar (Women's Island), a former military base and nature area just off Tallinn's coast. On the island you can explore the sights, which include artillery stations, a Soviet sea mine factory, a working railway, museum, church and a restaurant. Jeep/truck tours, bike rental and lunch vouchers are available. Advance bookings required.
With Tallinn Card 50% discount.
3-4 hour kayaking tour on the Bay of Tallinn will offer a water bird’s-eye view of Estonia’s capital and its “Medievally modern” skyline, plus a slice of history, from its days as a major trading port in the Russian Empire to its prominence in the Danish era, and its more recent Soviet occupation. About 9 km of kayaking. In case of bad weather, the distance and the length of the trip may be changed.
With Tallinn Card 20% discount.