Monday, 30 June 2014

007 Travel story: Tallinn (ESTONIA) 2014



ESTONIA: Tallinn 19 April - 20 April 2014

Pirita´s, Mika´s and daughter's own family trip for three.

Shipping CompanyViking Line
Ship: Viking XPRS
Voyage: Helsinki - Tallinn - Helsinki
Price: 237,00 € / 3 persons including boat trip and 1 night accommodation with breakfast
Voyage duration on boat: 2 h 30 min / direction

Hotel: Sokos Hotel ViruViru Väljak 4
Whole package booked via Viking Line.



Saturday 19 April 2014

After arriving at the port of Tallinn, we took a free bus ride directly to Sokos Hotel Viru.





We got a superior room No. 715, with an extra bed.




















Soon we headed to the Children´s Museum (LASTEMUUSEUM) (address: Kotzebue 16) to see what is in there.

Open
Wednesday to Sunday 10.30-18.00
Tickets sold until 17.00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Admission
Adults  2 €
Concession  1 €
(Students, seniors, teachers)
Family  3,80 €
(2 adults and up to 4 children aged to 17)
Permission to photograph (no flash) 1 €




Museum collections are located in two floors. Some of the toys are from 15th century. Cars, dolls, children's book, postcards and other toys were great.

Oh yes, the Barbie Exhibition! Our little Agent Traveler liked it a lot!






















From one museum to another! Next: The Photo Museum! (FOTO-MUUSEUM) (address: Raekoja tn 4/6)

Open
1 November – 28 February
Thursday-Tuesday 10.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m. (admission up to 5 p.m.)

1 March – 31 October
Thursday-Tuesday 10.30 a.m.-6 p.m. (admission up to 5.30 p.m.)
Closed on Wednesday


Admission
Adults 2 €
Family 3,80 €




Look what we found! A MINOX spy camera like James Bond had in film "On Her Majesty´s Secret Service", starring George Lazenby.


George Lazenby as James Bond
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
















Then it was time to go for drinks. Well hello there, Harry´s New York Bar of Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn! It is located in the hotel lobby. (address: Ravala Puiestee 3)

Opening Hours

11:00 - 23:00 (Sun - Mon)
11:00 - 01:00 (Tue - Sat)




Nice looking place with its grand piano and all. The staff had cool NY styled uniforms. You just go to see the place yourselves! Little Bondette of ours had an orange juice. We adults had something else.


Large Mount Gay with soda
Cocktail menu
"James Bond" drink

It was Sean Connery time after that!


                                           

Yes! This Sean Connery bronze statue (made by Tiiu Kirsipuu) can be found in the yard of Scottish Club or Šoti Klubi of Tallinn, (address: Uus 33) which dates back to Soviet times, is an exclusive society which counts many of Estonia's most powerful politicians and businessmen among its members. Although it has a public restaurant in its building in Tallinn's Old Town, membership of the club is usually by invitation only. New name of this place is now Leib Resto.



Pirita












Mika






Sunday 20 April 2014

A new day in Tallinn has begun.




Since we are the Agent Travelers, we visited also KGB Museum (KGB MUUSEUM), which is located on the 23rd floor of Sokos Hotel Viru (address: Viru Väljak 4). Our tour started at 10.00.






Open
Museum is open 10.00 - 17.30 from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays.


Admission
Price for Sokos Hotel Viru clients 
is 7 euros / person. For others 9 euros / person. The duration of the tour is approx. Museum ticket allows you the free entrance to Café Amigos night club on the same day.


007 Travelers's tip
We pre-ordered the tour from 
viru.reservation@sok.fi and we recommend you the same, because the tour is usually sold out.





We experienced interesting things presented by our great guide Margit.





She showed colour explosives in the wallet, and phones that had a direct connection to the KGB Headquarters.




Is that the same red phone that the Head of KGB Anatol Alexis Gogol uses e.g. in the movies "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker"?


General Gogol (Walter Gotell)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




KGB agent's stuff. They left so hurry that all the items are still in their original position.

The Spy Who Loves Me
                                         
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Then it was time to visit an Amusement park near the harbour. A German Remmi-Demmi was visiting in the area.




Admission
Entrance to the park: free of charge.
Single ride tickets: Adults 5 €, Children 3 €






Then it was time to return home. We had a pleasant time and we are going to visit Tallinn again!





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