Tallinn is the best value destination in the world

Source: Kaupo Kalda / Visit Estonia

Tallinn is the best value destination in the world

Source: Kaupo Kalda / Visit Estonia

Tallinn has been named the number one best value destination in the world to visit in 2018 in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, the highly anticipated announcement of the world's hottest destinations that should feature on every traveller's wishlist for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world's leading travel authority highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet's experts recommend travellers experience in 2018.

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018 praises the city, stating: "Estonia's capital is compact, fashionable and terrific value. Explore one of Eastern Europe's loveliest old towns on foot for free, stay in good-value dorms, guesthouse or private homes, and take in Baltic Sea views and a superb panorama of the city from the flat roof of the vast Linnahall."

Lonely Planet add: "Connected by budget flights from around Europe, the city isn't a secret – but if you want a taste of Tallinn to yourself then head to Kalamaja, a fast-changing neighbourhood home to Telliskivi Creative City. The food trucks here offer Instagrammable fill-ups that won't tax your wallet."

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet's Editorial Director explained: "Easily accessible by plane and ferry, easily (and best) explored on foot, and offering excellent value food and accommodation to travellers, Tallinn is a top choice for travellers who want to make the most of their budgets in 2018."

Tallinn features alongside destinations including Lanzarote, Arizona and Poland on the list of best value destinations to visit in 2018. In other categories, Chile was named number one country, with Belfast & the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland picked as the best region, and Seville taking top spot as best city to visit.

Deciding the destinations in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel annual selection is a considered process, with Lonely Planet's expert writers and travellers providing hundreds of suggestions of destinations not to be missed from the places they have visited over the past year. These places are then shortlisted by a panel of in-house travel experts who consider criteria such as topicality, excitement and wow-factor to decide what to include in the best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook.

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Last updated : 20.11.2017

In category: Tallinn, North Estonia

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