Itinerary

Mon 3 June

Late afternoon arrival at Tallinn airport. Transfer the short distance to Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn and check-in at the Hotel Telegraaf, a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of the Old Town. A welcome dinner is at the hotel’s acclaimed Restaurant Tchaikovsky, renowned for its Russian cuisine.

Tue 4 June

Meet your guide for a walking tour of the Old Town. Highlights include the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky with its interesting collection of icons, the Gothic Town Hall, Old Pharmacy House (the oldest continuously running pharmacy in Europe) and the famous Katariina Gild street lined with open studios and artisanal shops. Lunch in a local restaurant before a visit to Toompea Castle, home to the Estonian Parliament. Return to the hotel to relax before walking the short distance to the opera house for a performance of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

Wed 5 June

Arvo Pärt is Estonia’s greatest living composer and is particularly known for
his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli, best illustrated by his popular work Spiegel im Spiegel. A trip to the architecturally impressive Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa combines the composer’s personal archive with
audio and video recordings. Back in Tallinn, lunch is at the cosy Resturant Platz. Spend the evening at leisure or opt for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

Thu 6 June

The morning is for you to spend at leisure, shopping or maybe taking advantage of the hotel’s Spa facilities. Talinn is well-known for its marzipan and a fun workshop is organized with the chance to make and decorate this delicious treat. Sample modern Estonian cuisine at Restaurant Kaerajaan and later that day a farewell dinner is at the famed restaurant Mon Repos with enchanting interiors and set in the beautiful Kadrior Park. This is followed by a performance of Verdi’s La traviata.

Fri 7 June

Morning transfer to Tallinn airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

4 June 19.00

THE FLYING DUTCHMANInc

D: Pamela Recinella

C: tbc

Cast includes: Rauno Elp, Heli Veskus, Märt Jakobson, Jyrki Anttila, Helen Lokuta, Mart Madiste

5 June 19.00

The Sleeping Beauty£50

Music: Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Thomas Edur

6 June 19.00

LA TRAVIATAInc

D: Neeme Kuningas

C: tbc

Cast includes: Kristel Pärtna, Mehis Tiits, Rauno Elp, Helen Lokuta, Juuli Lill-Köster, Mart Madiste

Flights

Finnair

3 Jun London Heathrow - Helsinki dep: 10.20 arr: 15.15 / Helsinki - Tallinn dep: 16.25 arr: 17.00

7 Jun Tallinn – Helsinki dep: 12.50 arr: 13.20 / Helsinki - London Heathrow dep: 14.05 arr: 15.10

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1725
Single room supplement £360
Business class flight upgrade from £520
Land-only tour price £1535
Deposit required £400
Tour code TLL1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two dinners, three lunches, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

*Business class upgrade only applicable on flights London-Helsinki and Helsinki-London

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