Highlights of Tallinn
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Highlights of Tallinn
Historical Tallinn has a bevy of magnificent landmarks. You'll begin this tour by coach visiting in Old Town, seeing the Stout Margaret Tower, St. Brigit's Monastery, and the Church of the Holy Ghost prior to visiting Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral and the Parliament building (Castle) in Upper Town. Travelers interested in historical landmarks and unique alcohol tastings will enjoy this tour.
A two mile long wall from the 13th Century is still surrounding Old town of Tallinn. It is listed in UNESCO as the best preserved old town in Northern Europe. Since the 18th century, Tallinn produced and distributed spirits.
Your learned guide will share Tallinn's landmarks. First you'll see Stout Margaret Towers, which are large, round structures that guarded the main entrance of Old Town during the 16th century. Today, you can buy coffee from the cafe to the left of the gate.
Next, you'll visit St. Brigit's Monastery. This 15th-century covenant is special in for its ruins that once housed monks and nuns.
Afterward, board the coach to begin the walking portion of your tour. The old town consists of two parts, the Lower and Upper town. Visit Toompea Castle, the grand structure housing Estonia's Parliament, and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest and most grand Orthodox cathedral in Tallinn. Just down the road is the oldest pharmacy in the world.
Thereafter, enjoy free time to stroll the area before returning to the pier. Transfers back to port right after the tour is included. Those who wish to stay in the main square longer, will be instructed by guides how to get back to port. Reserve this festive outing to see some remarkable sights.
Please Note: The tour ends in central Tallinn, to give you the opportunity to explore or shop at your leisure after the tour. It is about a 15 minute walk, or a 5 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately 15 EUR), from the cruise pier.
Reviewer: john koeppen
Our guide was excellant and the tour of the city was good.
Reviewer: Ken Ellison
This tour will definitely expose you to the wonderful highlights of Tallinn. A nice comfortable bus with a knowledgeable English speaking tour guide greeted us at the port. We stopped along the way and walked fair distances as we explored various sights in this beautiful city. Lots of verdant and enchanting parks, cobble stoned streets, and fine classic architecture. A true highlight of our Baltic cruise!
Reviewer: Roberta Williams
This was my favorite tour on the cruise. Our guide was excellent, very informative and pleasant. We saw a great many things and learned much from her commentaries.
Reviewer: David & Cindy Taylor
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion . . . the sights, the tour guide, the pace and having the free time in the town square afterwards. Definitely recommend this excursion
Reviewer: Jean RePass
Very interesting tour with knowledgeable guide who kept us moving and informed about Tallinn and the history of Estonia.