Like most tourists who visit Estonia, I arrived via the two-hour boat from Helsinki, located just 85kms across the Bay of Finland. I only had a day and a half in the capital city, so a combination bus and walking tour or Tallinn seemed like the perfect way to make the most of my time checking out the city’s major sights.
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“A commissioned piece of graffiti on your home can actually raise the value of your home in Buenos Aires,” she says in a factual manner. As my brain catches up with my ears, I interrupt our guide and say, “What, can you repeat that last part about increasing the value of your home?”
While I don’t think you can go wrong exploring any of the Tokyo neighborhoods, I opted for a tour because it would give me a chance to take a look at the modern side of the city. The tour lasts about three and a half hours and covers a couple miles on foot. It’s not a strenuous walk, but be prepared with comfy shoes and a bottle of water.
Before I saw the Vatican for myself, I’d imagined it as merely a cavernous maze of churches festooned with angels and weeping saints.
But now that I’ve taken Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica, I see the Vatican as home to one of the most amazing, impressive and extensive collections of artistic endeavor on the face of the Earth.
The tour meets up close to the Colosseum, a building that continues to be so emblematic of everything Roman. Our spirited young guide first makes sure that our radios are working and then takes us past long queues of waiting tourists, so the skip the line really is true. You cannot but be overwhelmed by the ancient enormity of the place and while your eye takes in various details the guide is full of anecdotes about the various rooms, arches, carvings etc. Outlining how the seating was arranged, why there was a need for a Vomitarium and just how cozy and social the lavatories were.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the East Village was the place to hang if you wanted to hear rock ‘n’ roll and on this cool two-hour New York City walking tour you’ll learn all about the wild side of the East Village. Author, historian, and former music executive Bobby Pin leads you past the sites of famous musicians, legendary clubs, and iconic rock and roll landmarks, and tells the stories of how this area shaped rock, glam, and punk, and the debauchery that ensued along the way.
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Take the guided walk through the heartland of the City of London and savour the splendour of the monuments to Britain’s imperial past. Wander through cobbled streets and alleyways and be transported back in time from Saxon and Roman London to the present where towering skyscrapers stand as symbols to London’s financial strength. Finish in Brick Lane, home to the Bengali community and sample some of their world famous dishes.