Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights

Exclusive Medieval Tallinn
August 04, 2022
This was one of the best excursions I’ve ever had. Our tour guide Kadia was wonderful! It was touring with a history teacher that didn’t just study a county’s history but lived it. We were on a cruise to many counties and Estonia was my favorite port because of this tour and tour guide. I would highly recommend this excursion to all.
Reviewer: Sandra Gaumond
5 Stars
More like a walking tour with history review
September 03, 2019
Be prepared for walking uphill/downhill. The guide took us to a few places for "shopping" that are not listed in the itinerary, but she is not "pushing" though...
Reviewer: Dennis Leung
4 Stars
July 15, 2019
Easy transportation from the ship to old town. Because it was a very small town and 6 ships were in the harbor, it was very very crowded. The guide did her/his (can't remember so I guess the person was not exceptional) to get us around and tell us some history. Mostly this town could have been done without a guide. It was good hearing the history of the country on the bus, though.
Reviewer: Deborah Zack
4 Stars
Beautiful City, great tour
June 26, 2019
We really enjoyed this experience. We learned a lot about the history and culture of Tallinn and had plenty of time to explore afterward. I appreciated the small group and informative guide.
Reviewer: Kay Evans
5 Stars
Good tour
June 18, 2019
A nice tour giving me a general overview of the city and history with lots of time to explore on my own.
Reviewer: Bev
4 Stars
Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights
May 27, 2019
Our bus was waiting for us at the port and it was a very short ride into the city of Tallinn. It was like stepping into a fairy tale. It is a beautiful little place with lovely people and shops that were so welcoming. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the country and how it has arrived at its present day The only issue I had was that the guide should have a microphone to speak and we should have had some type of a hearing device to hear her. Many times words were missed because of the crowds of people there. There is another part of Tallinn that is very different from the old and nothing was mentioned about that. It does seem to be a thriving place and definitely worth the history lesson.
Reviewer: Bernadette Sherry
4 Stars
Lovely Tour
January 03, 2019
We enjoyed walking around the old city and seeing the beauty of Tallinn! The day was a bit rainy, but this did not dampen the spirits of our guide, she was enthusiastic and carried on with gusto! A great city to see!!
Reviewer: Patsy E.
4 Stars
Undamged by WWII Medieval City
November 30, 2018
If you've traveled through Europe and toured the varied cities, usually you will find that many of the original early construction has been damaged, destroyed or rebuilt. Tallinn was not damaged by WW2 bombs and has the most complete medieval architecture and building that has been continually in use. When walking through the old town you can actually imagine how the 15th & 16th century inhabitants lived. This is a tour that shouldn't be missed.
Reviewer: Bobble
5 Stars
Tallinn guided tour
October 04, 2018
A very informative and well structured tour. We were bussed to the top of the old city and did a walking tour through the old city. The guide was very informative and very helpful. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Michael Moran
5 Stars
August 20, 2018
Great little tour of the town
Reviewer: Ralph D Tellefsen
4 Stars
Concise and Enjoyable Half-Day
August 20, 2018
Took this in combination with the St.Petersburg tour; would recommend this combination package. Our guide was knowledgeable and enhanced the descriptions with a local person's perspective and light good humor, which brightened a rainy, foggy summer day! Since the tour ends in the town square, we did have to find our own way back to the cruise ship port. Our guide obligingly provided us with complete instructions (reliable taxi company, fare, etc.), which was above and beyond.
Reviewer: Dilip Rao
5 Stars
July 30, 2018
Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide.
Reviewer: Anthony Quicho
5 Stars
Review of Tallinn Excursion
July 30, 2018
The sights were very nice and the guide was good.
Reviewer: Ed Connolly
4 Stars
July 09, 2018
Very interesting. Beautiful buildings.
Reviewer: Chuck Wolfe
4 Stars
A lot of walking, but very informative
July 09, 2018
A beautiful country, with one of the best preserved old towns that I have ever seen. Be sure to bring some Euros to cover entrance to some sights after this tour as well as some high quality linen products the local merchants sell that are made in Estonia. Also, I'd bring cash to grab a lunch as well as to sample some of the local beer! You can walk back to your ship after the tour ends.
5 Stars
Excellent tour
June 25, 2018
We enjoyed this tour very much, well conducted by the guide, many sites shown, lots of details nice setting
Reviewer: Leopoldo Kahn
5 Stars
Great Tour
June 25, 2018
Our tour of Tallinn was excellent. There were only two of us and our tour guide was great. We saw all the major sights of the Old Town of Tallin and walked to the newer town.
Reviewer: Larry Feigenbaum
5 Stars
Great tour
June 02, 2018
The town was very fascinating and our guide was very friendly, knowageable, and personable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Pam Chambers
5 Stars
Tallin Highlights
September 23, 2017
Enjoyed this tour of the old and new with a very experienced guide who allowed ample time to explore the sights and fully inform us as to what we were seeing. Overall, good value.
Reviewer: John
5 Stars
September 18, 2017
Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable on the history of Tallinn. I feel we hit on all the highlights of the old town.
Reviewer: J Jones
4 Stars
A wonderful way to see a beautiful city
September 13, 2017
This tour was exactly as advertised. The tour guide was at the port waiting for us, the group was small, and the tour guide excellent.
Reviewer: Martha Emmons
5 Stars
beautiful place
August 29, 2017
we love tallinn.. just wish we had more time to explore
Reviewer: michelle bowman
4 Stars
August 25, 2017
It was nice to be picked up at the port and taken to Tallin. Our guide was knowledgable and helpful. We enjoyed walking around on our own for awhile. When we went to find a cab to return to the ship, a young girl was extremely helpful to get a taxi for us. It would have been nice to have the bus take us back to the ship, even though there was the cab or the hop on hop off bus.
Reviewer: Connie Antoniuk
4 Stars
Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights
August 23, 2017
Our group of 4 adults really enjoyed this tour. None of us were familiar with Estonia so the tour was a great learning experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the city and its history. A very enjoyable day!
Reviewer: Cynthia Griffith
5 Stars
Historic & Cultural
August 12, 2017
The tour was exactly as advertised and our guide kept us moving through the crowed old city (she also knew where to find "free" toilets with minimal lines). We all enjoyed the sights and perspective provided by the guide. Her instructions on the best return path to the ship was also a valuable tip, saved us some taxi fare and the short walk also included some added sights along the way.
Reviewer: Richard Udicious
5 Stars
Great quick view of this medieval/modern city!
August 07, 2017
We loved everything about our walking tour. Estonia ended up being one of the highlights of our cruise trip, thanks to our awesome guide and the interesting history of this tiny country. We woudn't have gotten nearly as much out of the experience without a guided tour, as our time there was fairly short. Our guide even gave us a recommendation for a lunch restaurant, and for an Estonian film to watch (she is a film student at university). The film is called "Tangerines-" I would recommend it as well!
Reviewer: Shannon F
5 Stars
Walking Tour of Old Tallinn
July 18, 2017
My wife and I found this to be an excellent tour. While we expected others to be with us there were only the two of us and of course the guide, who I might add was exceedingly knowledgeable, very friendly and so welcoming. In all we spent over three hours touring the old city and the time flew by. Not only was the guide (a young lady Kadri), so informative but responded to all the many and various questions we asked. Needless to say we came away with a great appreciation for Tallinn, Estonia in general and its people. We highly recommend this tour. Dick and Mary Hawkshaw Canada
Reviewer: R.A.P. Hawkshaw
5 Stars
Beautiful Tlllin
June 22, 2017
We took a half day tour in Tallin using Shore Excursions Group. Our group was small and we had Risto as a guide. He took us to the old city of Tallin and provided us with much information on the geography and the history of the city; he was very knowledgeable. The last part of the tour put us in an area of the old town where there were many shops and cafes. It was fun to wander through the shops to see the crafts of the locals. It was a good tour and if going to Tallin, I would recommend using the Shore Excursions Group; it's a great value.
Reviewer: Steve Mandraccia
4 Stars
3 hr walking tour of Tallin
June 20, 2017
Great experience and tour. Enjoyed the guide who did a great job. Really enjoyed tallin and its history.
Reviewer: ira denenholz
5 Stars
A must see
November 29, 2016
This is a beautiful city ... a must see ! The tour guide showed us a city out of a story book.
Reviewer: Edward Vanderleelie
5 Stars
Walking Tour
November 12, 2016
I would recommend this to anyone, unless you have difficulty walking moderate distance, it was fabulous. I learned so much about Estonia, our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and great at her job!
Reviewer: Denise Lohman
5 Stars
Tallinn Highlights
November 12, 2016
Good tour
Reviewer: jyoti Malhotra
4 Stars
Nice Tallinn Tour
November 09, 2016
Our small group of 13 people (nice size!) toured this quaint medieval town with a guide who was fluent in English and very knowledgeable about the town. Very nice day!
Reviewer: Charles
4 Stars
Walking Tour of Tallin
September 28, 2016
The guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. The tour was detailed, enjoyable, and unrushed. Although it was possible to walk from town back to the ship, it was quite a distance. We shared a taxi with another couple to get back; it worked well!
Reviewer: B. Johnson
4 Stars
Medieval Tallinn Highlights
August 30, 2016
Interesting and informative. Due to the weather not cooperating n it was raining toward the end that cut short our excursion.
Reviewer: Deh ying Chu
4 Stars
August 19, 2016
Excellent tour and leader. Recommend
Reviewer: Rosanne Ehrlich
5 Stars
Great tour!
August 07, 2016
Our tour guide was excellent. She was attractive and well-groomed, interesting, and well-informed. She kept us on schedule, but also took time to answer questions as they arose. Her use of humor was fun and appropriate. It was a pleasure to be in her group.
Reviewer: Nancy Shiozawa
5 Stars
Medieval Tallinn Highlights
August 04, 2016
Great tour. Tour director was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. I highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Terrance Brimer
5 Stars
very interesting
June 25, 2015
Cultural & Educational
Reviewer: Dee
4 Stars
An Excellent Tour of Tallinn
June 13, 2015
This was a terrific 1/2 day tour by a very knowledgeable and engaging guide. The group size was 14 on a comfortable van. Group size made it easy to hear the guide and ask questions. It also made it more pleasureable than the numerous big bus groups offered by the cruise line. Would highly recommend
Reviewer: Paul and Jean
5 Stars
Tallinn Tour
June 06, 2015
Bad start - 25% of participants were unable to locate assembly point - promoting anxiety, delay and confusion. The assembly point needs to be clearly defined - i.e. tour will assemble at the end of the pier, under a red umbrella. Guide was knowledgable, articulate and provided very good historic and local background information in adverse weather conditions.
Reviewer: Bob
4 Stars
Excellent guide and value
September 16, 2014
Guide was excellent and very informative. Very unique tour
Reviewer: Mike reviews
5 Stars
cute and friendly city
August 17, 2014
Guide was quite knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic about her city and country She was also helpful to individuals on the tour
Reviewer: K&M
4 Stars
Fascinating Estonia
August 14, 2014
Really enjoy walking tours and this one was no exception. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country.
Reviewer: Chris
5 Stars
Knowledgeable guide but hard to locate
July 31, 2014
The tour was great however we could not find bus or guide once we got off the ship. Our paper work said guide would be waiting outside the secure dock area but they were actually inside. We spent over 30 minutes and a lot of walking back and forth trying to find them.
Reviewer: The Bells
4 Stars
July 18, 2014
Reviewer: RAMESH
5 Stars
Our guide was very knowageable.
June 24, 2014
Very interesting town with a lot of history.
Reviewer: Ann
5 Stars
Very enjoyable walking tour
September 17, 2013
Guide and tour were great, but 6 of us had to wait around for a passenger from another ship to join us. We lost half an hour on the front end and had to rush back to our ship at the end. People need to know that it iis a LOT of walking. Not a problem for us, but it could be for others.
Reviewer: Karen
4 Stars
Good times were had by all
July 07, 2013
All-in-all exceptional. The guide,the group, the sites--all memorable
Reviewer: tom
5 Stars
Fantastic tour
June 03, 2013
Great city, good guide, would do again
Reviewer: Henry
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
May 29, 2013
This was an excellent tour and great value for money. We had a quality experience with personal attention from a very knowledgable and personable young man with good English. We saw many things in Tallinn that standard tours would not have been able to visit - an altogether memorable experience. Thank you Shore Excursions - we will certainly use you again and have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone.
Reviewer: Jim
5 Stars
Wonderful tour of Tallin
December 31, 2012
We ""bundled"" this tour with St. Peterburg for added value. Our group was less than 20 people, our guide (who was born & raised in Estonia)was friendly and informative. We learned history and current lifestyles of Tallin. (They invented SKYPE!) The views from Upper Town are fabulous, and the walk down thru the narrow streets were not difficult. Our guide gave us tips based on our interests when it was time to head off on our own. We simply walked back to our ship at the end, probably only took us 20-30 minutes, mostly because we found picture opportunities all along the way!
Reviewer: suzyQ
5 Stars
A Walk Back in Time
June 25, 2012
Guide very knowledgeable. Tallinn is charming and, indeed, has an essence of Medeival times. There even was a ""town crier"" in the square. The old shopping area near the town wall was neat- lots of handmade sweaters and mittens. Interesting history and lovely views. A delightful day spent strolling through a charming city.
Reviewer: Turtle girl
5 Stars