Tallinn, Estonia, May 1 (Reuters) – Tallinn’s waterfront is the most beautiful sightseeing city in Europe, but you might not find it at the heart of the world’s best tourist attraction.
But for those who do, Tallinn has a secret.
And for some, that secret is a sight-seeing boat.
The sightseeing boats, built by Estonian company Tallinn Sightseeing Boat, are not just for tourists.
They are for the city’s citizens, as well as those who want to experience the sights for themselves.
“It’s a place for everybody,” said one of the boats.
“It has a very beautiful waterfront.
You can see ships in the harbour and there are people walking around on the beach, you can see the boats and people are enjoying the view.”
Tallinn Sightseeker boat owner Vias Karjulius said the sightseeing boating was an opportunity for the locals to go beyond the city and enjoy the beauty of the city, as they do in many other parts of Estonia.
“People can enjoy the view and also the food,” Karjuls said.
“There are plenty of restaurants and cafes.
It’s a very good place to go for the food and the scenery.”
But Tallinn also offers a special place to the locals.
The town, located in southern Estonia, has a reputation for its beautiful scenery and it is here that Tallinns citizens have the opportunity to experience this beauty on the boat.
The sightseeker boating company Tallisheer has a special purpose, Karjulas explained.
“Tallisheers is here to provide the people with an experience,” he said.
The boat owner, Karjit, said the boats were built with a specific purpose.
“We are not there to make a living.
We are there to offer a special experience,” Karjit said.
For Karjit the boats are not for just tourists.
“If you want to see the sea and the mountains, that’s great, but for the people that want to have a better view of the mountains and the city than from the shore, you have to go to the sightseer boating boats,” he explained.
Karjuls explained the boats would be towed to the boat launch at Tallishes city centre and would then travel to the waterfront and walk along the beach.
“The view is amazing, it’s a beautiful place to have that experience,” said Karjulais son, Rami.
There are also special boating trips for visitors who are staying in Tallishens city centre.
“You can do the sightseeings in the city centre, and then the boat is towed to Tallisheit and the boat will go up the hill, then the rest of the boat goes up the beach and the sight is beautiful,” Karjauls said, adding that people had been enjoying the sight of boats in the lake for a while.
For Rami Karjuliks son, the sight in Tallinn was even more special.
“I think the boat in Tallisuhe is the best sightseeing in the world.
It is not just the boat, but also the view, the people,” he told News24.”
When I was a little kid, I would see it with my eyes and it’s still there.
And then when I see it now, it was unbelievable.”