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Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour with Round Transfer
This tour first takes you on an active walking tour of the Old Town in Tallinn. Over the course of three hours, you will become well acquainted with the local history and culture of life in Tallinn. After the tour, you will be given 2 hours free time to explore, after which you will have a free shuttle back to your ship.
Guests with Mobility Issues:
Due to Tallinn's Old Town cobblestone streets, we don't recommend this tour for guests with mobility issues. As an alternative, we suggest our private Panoramic Tallinn Tour.
This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users. We cannot accomodate electric scooters on this tour.
(flat-rate max. group size 16)
DAY 1 | 09:00 - 14:00
|09:00 : 12:00||
You will disembark the ship and need to walk 200-300 meters to meet the tour guide outside the port gates where all independant operators are gathering.
From there, the bus drive will take you comfortably to Toompea Hill (the Upper Town), where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town, its towers and steeples, and picturesque red-tiled roofs.
Your walking tour starts with a brief visit inside of the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, built in the style of the churches of 17th century Moscow, with the interior filled with beautiful mosaics.
Next you will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to the Dome Church, also known as St. Mary's Cathedral. It is one of the oldest churches in Estonia, originally built 780 years ago (brief optional visit at 2 EUR per person).
You will descend from Toompea hill to visit the Town Hall Square where you can have a glimpse at the impressive Gothic Town Hall, completed in 1404.
You will walk through the romantic Catherine’s Passage, which hosts many private artist’s studios. In the same street you will also see the collection of 14th and 15th century medieval tombstones, located next to the old Dominician monastery. You will see and learn about the fortifying walls and towers that surround the city and which in the 16th century made Tallinn’s defense system one of the best and most powerful in Northern Europe. The tour will end on Viru Street by the Viru Gates.
|12:00 : 13:45||Free time in Old Town to shop or to eat.|
|13:45 : 14:00||SPB Shuttle back to the ship.|
St. Petersburg, Berlin or Warnemünde/Rostock, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Tallinn:
Tour price includes the following services:
- Professional and personable English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request for private tours);
- Shuttle transfer from ship to Old Town;
- Free time after the tour, followed by shuttle transfer from Old Town back to ship.
Tour price does not include the following services:
- Gratuities to the guide and driver (suggested tip is 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver given separately);
- Cost of lunches and snacks.
Note: Tour sequence may vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums’ closing days and traffic conditions. The itinerary above is a sample only. If your ship is in port for less time, adjustments will be made. Please contact us for more details.
This tour involves a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Some inside visits may not be possible due to privately-booked special events.