I will be in Helsinki in April for a couple of days and I was thinking about going to Tallinn ones I'm there. Is it worth going? Which tour operator should I go with? And how much is a return ticket?
Im actually thinking of writing a thesis on the phenomenon I refer to as "Booze tourism on the Baltic Sea". Because alcohol is really expensive in Sweden and Finland there are all these cruises that travel across the Baltic between Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and the island of Orland. They travel through international waters so the booze is duty free, you dock in the city and wander around in a drunken/hungover daze, then get back on the boat and drink a shameful amount of booze again on the way back. These cruises are generally dirt cheap or free. Now you must be careful though, you are in international waters and the bouncers can and will do really bad stuff to you. I was beaten to near death by a bouncer on a Viking Line ferry. Try and stay within your limits, I know its hard with so much booze around, but its a good idea. Provided you dont have any contact with the bouncers you will have a great time and cheap transport. I must point out though that the majority of people actually use the ferry as a ferry and not for a party so its more than possible to ride the boat and not get smashed.
Now Ive never done the Helsinki to Tallinn leg but I think its a bit different because they're so close. After all many joke that Tallinn is simply a suburb of Helsinki. The duty-free booze thing should still apply though.
Id suggest using, Tallink http://www.tallink.com/ and Tallink Silja http://www.tallinksilja.com/
However there is also Viking Line http://www.vikingline.fi/index.asp?lang=en although I wouldn't recommend them because they effectively tortured me. almost 10 years ago
how much is it to go from tallinn too helsinki return almost 8 years agoAnswered by jan smith via Travellr.com