We did not do an organised tour. We booked tickets
We did not do an organised tour. We booked tickets with Direct Ferries and were given a choice of ferries and companies for the day we requested. We chose Eckero Ferry which operates from the new, smart West Terminal . It is served by 2 tram services from the city centre, so is easy to reach.
Do arrive early as the ferry we took left 15 minutes EARLY! The crossing itself was very smooth and we had no difficulty in finding seats (although it was more of a problem on the journey back). The café was popular and the food seemed good, although we only wanted coffee. Crossing took just over 2 hours, so we were in Tallinn by 11am.
The town is an easy 10 minute walk from Terminal A.
We returned on the 18.30 ferry. The terminal in Estonia is not so comfortable, especially as we were all herded together in a hot waiting room. Having said that we were allowed to board early and we sailed a few minutes early despite the ferry being very busy. Arrived back into Helsinki early. As we were rather footsore we chose to take a taxi back to the hotel (which was out of the city centre) rather than the tram.
Would certainly recommend this as a means of reaching Tallinn.Show More