Tips for Tourists in Estonia
We created these Tips for Tourists in Estonia to help you have an optimal experience during your visit:
- Money in Estonia: Estonian currency is Euro. You cannot pay with any other money. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
- Cash exchange: The best rate in Tallinn you get at Tavid in Old Town. They work 24/7 – Address: Aia tn 5, 10111 Tallinn
- Time zone in Estonia. Estonia is in UTC+2 EET — Eastern Europe Time. Pay attention to the start times of the tours. They always start on local time, exactly on time for Estonians are very accurate 🙂
- Public transport in Tallinn: The capital of Estonia has a very good transportation system. Buses, trolleybuses, and trams are always on schedule. The timetable can be found at every stop or on the Internet http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#tallinna-linn/en. Prices are 1.6 Euro for a full ticket and 0.8 Euro for seniors and children under 18 years.
- Taxi: Best way to get a good taxi service in Tallinn is to use a service of licensed companies like “Tallink taxi.” Check out our transportation in Tallinn page for more information.
- In case of a medical emergency or to call the police simply call 112
- The Tourism information center in Tallinn is located in the very heart of Old Town -Niguliste street 2. They are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (weekends till 3:00 pm)
- Weather in Estonia: To see the forecast for Estonia and Tallinn go here – http://ilm.ee/tallinn/
- Estonian souvenirs: Most souvenir shops and markets are in Old Town. The most popular gifts from Tallinn are: local “Kalev” chocolate, marzipan, Estonian liqueurs (Vana Tallinn, Kännu kukk, Kiiu torn), spiced almonds, woolen knitted things hats, mittens etc. amber jewelry, handcrafted juniper items, linen. Most shops are open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- Tallinn is a pet friendly city and as such staying in a hotel or visiting a restaurant in Tallinn with your pet will not cause a problem. Sometimes there is a minor extra fee in hotels for this service. Before going to a local restaurant with a pet make sure to call them to make sure it’s OK. Tallinn has a number of parks equipped with bags and special bins to clean up after your pet.
- Useful words in Estonian: tere – hello, head aega – goodbye ; aitäh – thank you; palun – please; aidake – help me please; vabandage – excuse me; arve palun – bill please; kus asub – where is?; kui palju maksab – how much? Telephone: +372 627 9900 E-mail: [email protected]