The Estonian capital is located in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region and has a population of just over 400,000. Situated just 80km south of Helsinki, this area of the world is extremely green and almost 50% of Estonia is covered by forest. Thankfully though it does not possess Scandinavian prices! Although one of the most expensive cities in the Baltic states, prices are still low enough to enjoy copious amounts of booze, babes and bullets, with the average price of a pint in the Estonian capital setting you back a mere £2!
Tallinn is a blend of old and new. SinceEstonia broke away from the Soviet Union, it has placed a great emphasis on cutting edge technology and is the birthplace of Skype. However, it is famed for its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting winding cobblestone streets and some breathtaking Gothic architecture. The city is very compact, making it easily accessible by foot and thus perfect for a stag do or weekend away with the boys. Before you embark on a night of debauchery or you have a horrible hangover and feel that some impressive architecture will help you take your mind off of it, then take a stroll around the city and look out for these following landmarks.
The Kohtuotsa and Patkuli viewing platforms give great panoramic views of the city’s red-tiled roofs, towers and walls. The Town Hall, built in 1404 and the Town Hall Square have been the city’s heart for over eight centuries. Atop Toompea Hill sits Toompea Castle, protecting Estonia’s impressively pink Parliament. Closely located to this is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the city’s Russian orthodox cathedral, completed in 1900. The Kiek in de Kök is a six storey cannon tower built in the late 1400s. It played an important part in the Livonian war and still has cannonballs embedded into its walls to evidence that! Unfortunately its name does not derive from what the city’s gorgeous females did to the medieval soldiers for excessively pestering them! It comes from the fact they could see into the kitchens of the houses below! Situated just a few moments stroll outside of the old town is the Kadriorg Palace, surrounded by impressive gardens and fountains, the perfect place to shrug off a hangover!
Direct flights to Tallinn from London Gatwick take 2 hours 45 minutes and start from as little as £61 return from Stansted with Ryanair. Easyjet also fly direct from Gatwick at budget prices. Whilst other airlines do fly this route, they usually incorporate a stop and subsequently the price and duration of the flights increase.
Due to its technological productivity Tallinn is twinned with the town of Los Gatos, Sillicon Valley, California. Similarly to California, Tallinn is famed for its girls. There are lots of them and they are very good looking! Thankfully Tallinn has a vast amounts of bars and nightclubs in which you can meet them. As all the local watering holes and nightclubs are located in close proximity to each other, if you are unable to chirpse one of these local lovelies, you can easily move on to the next venue!
A stag party wouldn’t be complete without witnessing a few strippers do their thing over the course of the weekend. Here at Pissup we give you stag lads the opportunity to get up close and personal with the totty in Tallinn offering various package deals.
A stag do isn’t complete without attempting some cool activities and because of our strong 11 year working relationship with our suppliers in Tallinn, we have secured some of the best adrenaline pumping activities that the Estonian capital has to offer. We give you the opportunity to take some of the meanest quad bikes (ATV Safari) for a spin around a challenging track set in a quarry. If you’d prefer to race around something a lot smoother and quicker then we’ll take you to Estonia’s best outdoor go-kart track where you can hit a top speed of 70km/h. If you prefer guns to go-karts then you are in luck as we give you the choice of two different ranges. Our SWAT Shooting package gives you the opportunity to fire some seriously heavy artillery including a Walther P 22 with laser-sight and silencer and Sniper-rifle Tikka Tactical! Our Tallinn Shooting package allows you to get to grips with revolvers, pistols and a pump-action shotgun! The choice gentlemen, is yours!
For a small city Tallinn offers an impressively wide range of pubs, bars and clubs. The New York Times featured Pissup’s Tallinn services and dubbed the city as the ‘Party Capital of the Year’. This claim speaks volumes for the nightlife of the Estonian capital. The best way to experience Tallinn’s nightlife is with one of our local guides. Don’t waste time on planning where to drink, they will assess your drinking requirements and take you to the most suitable places. If you are so foolish not to hire our excellent local expertise then check out the below venues.
The aptly named Beer House is the city’s only microbrewery offering seven types of brew. The similarly appropriately named Drink is the city’s largest British themed pub and offers you the usual home comforts. Staying on the British theme, for the cops or criminals amongst you, Scotland Yard is a police themed bar where the bar staff dress like English bobbies and the toilets replicate prison cells! Club Balia in the Old Town is a Latin American bar that offers the widest selection of cocktails in the city.
The Olympic Casino is the city’s newest, biggest and best casino where international poker tournaments take place on a regular basis and is the brand’s flagship branch. For the clubbers amongst you, check out Club Privé ranked by DJ magazine as the 23rd best club in the world in 2011. Big name international DJs regularly grace the decks. Club Hollywood also hosts big names behind the turntables and hosts a regular ladies night on a Wednesday … oioi!!
Had a great time, we all did Tallinn is a beautiful city, maybe too beautiful for stag and hen doos. However I feel the fact it was so beautiful along with the weather made our trip so special. The same can be said with the excellent value for money in which we received from yourselves at piss up. The transfer was no hassle and the hotel you provided was excellent. Your rep Anet was really helpful and went way beyond her call of duty to ensure we had a good excursion along with sorting us out in a club. Moreover I would recommend you to more of my mates and anyone else looking at stag doos, I would like to thank you all at piss up and will probably be dealing with you again.