It's time for a hen party in Tallinn!
Beautiful, classy, and with hands-down the best nightlife in Northern Europe, Tallinn is the hottest party city you've never heard of. The beautiful old-style European architecture and buildings hide the hedonistic nightlife beneath, giving visiting hens a city that's not only cultural, busy and attractive by day, but absolutely explosive at night too. With medieval Tallinn hurtling forwards in to the 21st century at breakneck speeds, hen parties here are certain of a wild time!
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Tallinn hen party
What you see is what you get with Tallinn, and since what you see is a mix of medieval European towers, walls, and cobbled streets, and modern-European restaurants, hotels, and shops, you can expect a great mix of modern style and convenience with some serious old-world charm during a Tallinn hen do. It's a UNESCO listed city, and a former European Capital of Culture, but don't mistake that for meaning Tallinn is a pretty but bland, look-but-don't-touch destination - things get even better at night, and you don't have to dig deep beneath the surface to find even more to entice a hen do to Estonian shores. Tallinn isn't huge by any standards, but the locals love a party; the number of clubs and bars is massive in comparison to the city, and the nightlife is renowned as the best in the Northern Continental Europe region. Between the charming setting, the wide range of activities available, and the frankly decadent nightlife, Tallinn is able to give you the weekend of your lives!
What: What can you do on a hen party in Tallinn?
The Tallinn nightlife is already phenomenal, but when you tire of the clubs (if such a thing is possible), GoHen has made sure there's plenty else going on in the city, with casinos, banquets and bowling to enjoy - and you can go for options like guest list nightclubbing or a guided pub crawl if you haven't finished with the Tallinn clubs just yet. Days in Tallinn are no quieter. Aside from the huge amount of cultural sights and landmarks around practically begging to be your new Facebook cover photo, or the historic museums (and possibly thoroughly modern shops) to visit, GoHen has a range of activities to enjoy during the daylight hours, including full days worth of luxury and pampering, as well as more active and intense outdoor pursuits. We'd suggest a Tallinn hen do itinerary that includes a bit of both, in order to give the girls some variety, and make sure that everyone has a fantastic time. Something like go karting or quad biking in the morning wake the girls up and get the blood pumping, before taking a few hours down time for lunch in an Estonian restaurant or a bit of sight-seeing. Relax and get ready for the night ahead later in the afternoon, with a massage, before fuelling up with a medieval banquet, starting the party with a bar crawl, and ending the night at one of Tallinn's incredible clubs!
Shop: Tallinn shopping areas & recommendations
Tallinn's mesh of the past and the present isn't any more evident than in the shops. Fashion-forward Tallinn has the largest number of models per capita of anywhere in the world, and the shops are similarly style conscious with a fantastic range of independent boutiques, huge shopping centres and bustling markets. However, there are still tributes to the traditional Tallinn around in the time-honoured glassblowing, pottery, tanning and embroidery methods used in some of the markets and shopping areas. The best places to head for quality fashion, shoes and perfume are along the Old Town's Viru and Müürivahe streets, as well as the large full-service department stores that are spread all around Tallinn. If you're after something a little quirkier then at the outdoor knit market on Müürivahe Street you'll find craftswomen selling their knitted products along the town walls. Another unusual shopping area can be found along St. Catherine's Passage where glasswork, ceramics, leather goods and embroidered goods are created right before your eyes.
Stay: Choosing your Tallinn accommodation
Tallinn's main attractions and nightlife can be found in and around the city centre- for the best weekend possible you and the girls will want to be based somewhere around here. With over 10 years experience in helping hen groups find the best group-friendly accommodation in convenient, central locations we're well placed to help organise your Tallinn hen accommodation. From central 3 star hotels to spacious 4 stars and luxurious 5 stars there's a great range to suit all budgets, whether you're looking to cut costs or go all out. Whatever you need just let us know, we can help you with every part of your Tallinn accommodation needs - just take a look at our Tallinn accommodation page here.
Party: Where Tallinn hen parties head after dark
Tallinn attracts huge numbers of people for it's wild nightlife, which is up there by Riga and Prague. The main area is referred to as the Bermuda Triangle and can be found between Suur-Karja and Vaike-Karja streets. Here you'll find great value drinks and an electric party atmosphere, perfect for starting your evening. Make sure that you've also pre-planned some group-pleasing entertainment to make the evening truly unforgettable - how about a guided bar crawl by an English-speaking guide or a few hours at a top, glitzy casino? Top it off with Guestlist Nightclubbing at one of Tallinn's best nightclubs and you're in for a treat! See our Tallinn hen night ideas.
When: The best times to visit Tallinn
Tallinn isn't only popular with tourists for its striking city walls and great sites; it also attracts huge numbers of people to the various events and festivals on throughout the year. Highlights include the Tallinn Fire and Ice Festival in January and MustonenFest in February. Also in February are the Tallinn Winter Festival and the Independence Day Parade. In April there's the Estonian Music Days with terrific live performances, and in June the music continues with the Tallinn Guitar Festival and the Rock Summer Festivals. Visit for the August Dance Festival or in November experience some exciting tastes during Tallinn Restaurant Week. In between the national events and festival there's concerts, markets and fairs taking to the streets, so you can be sure of a fun time no matter when you visit.