While tourism has boomed across the world in the last few decades and the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet have made travel within Europe accessible to all, there are still some places that have escaped the hustle and bustle of mass tourism and remain an authentic experience waiting to be discovered.
In this series we have found a few gems close to home for a honeymoon less travelled.
Tallinn in Estonia is starting to lose its ‘most unexplored places in Europe’ tag in terms of tourism. When you factor in that it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and the entire town has even been accorded a UNESCO Heritage Status it’s no surprise.
The cruise ships have started to dock but they are gone at night and leave the locals and you to the fairy-tale charms of its Old Town.
The walled, cobblestoned Old Town, is home to cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Its Gothic Town Hall, built in the 13th century with a 64m-high tower, sits in historic Tallinn’s main square. It’s lively yet not boisterous, absurdly photogenic with wonderful ancient churches, medieval streetscapes and noble merchants’ houses.