Hit up Tallinn and hit the motherlode on your stag weekend. It’s got everything you hope for an unforgettable stag do: hot women, inexpensive booze, cool and fun outdoor activities and stunning architecture to admire (hey, we did mention the women?). So if you’re planning that stag do for your buddies, take a look at Tallinn.
In a Nutshell:
- A few languages are spoken here but the official language is Estonian. You’ll also find most people speak English, Russian, Finnish or German.
- Cheap, cheap, cheap! Get ready for some of the most inexpensive booze around as Estonia is very wallet friendly.
- Get ready to buy someone one of those cheap drinks. Tallinn is chock filled with hot women.
- In Northern Europe, Tallinn is the oldest capital city.
- Lots of people: the pop. of Tallinn is 401,821.
Out on the Town:
The Old Town area is where you’ll find most of the nightlife activity. Get ready for late night fun as Tallinn’s bars and pubs stay open until at least midnight on weeknights and then a few hours later on the weekends. The very popular Old Town places will stay open until the last patron stumbles out. Try local beers, Saku Originaal and A. le Coq Premium and expect to pay 25 to 35 kroon (£1 - £1.50). The nightclubs in Tallinn open a little earlier, often around 10 or 11 in the evening – but don’t expect the party to really get going until well after midnight. Fridays and Saturdays the clubs stay open till the sun rises.
Tallinn is the perfect choice for the alpha male looking for a stag weekend of fun. You’ll find cool daytime activities that will keep you on the go and everyone well entertained. Try 4x4 driving, clay pigeon shooting, karting or some of Tallinn’s unique favorites like watching strippers while traveling in a Hummer or organize a (fake) kidnapping for your stag. Or put a little hair on everyone’s chests by making them do a parachute jump.
Expect a very cold winter and a coolish spring. The summer is pretty warm and comfortable. Autumn is nice but a bit rainy.
The Estonian kroon is the national currency (EEK). £1 = 22EEK (approximate).
Public transportation is great, systematic and regular in Tallinn. You’ll find buses, trolleys and trams easily. Be sure you have a valid ticket before getting on any public transportation. Tickets are only sold at stops and not while the vehicle is moving. Buying a ticket from the driver is more pricey anyway – so save the money for your stag do fun and get it at the newsstand or the stop.
Taxis can easily be ordered by telephone or found on the street. Your taxi operator will let you know the price of the taxi, so be sure to ask before going to your destination.