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. Reserve this festive outing to see some remarkable sights.
Reviewer: Julianna Lei
Tallinn was absolutely splendid and our tour guide was so much fun!
Reviewer: Diana Fearn
Our guide was a local guy who spent time helping us to really get to know Antonia and the people as well as the sights. We started with the new part, even went to see their equal to our White House. Ended in the historic part with the quaint streets and buildings. Thank you so much for an in depth and fun visit.
Reviewer: K. Arase
Wonderfully clean and picturesque medieval city. Nice tour but be prepared to walk. Just the walk to board the bus outside the terminal was 15 minutes. However, the ship board excursion buses were waiting just outside the ship.
Reviewer: Robert Ogle
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area; spoke excellent English; and took us to some interesting sights. We especially loved the small group of about 10 folks. Highly recommend it!
The guide met us early and was a treat as we were not sure if we were in the correct spot and he was there. His knowledge was limitless and was not a canded presentation. My wife has walking issues so he took us to the old down and we walked down to the lower village visiting many spots along the way. He showed us an amazing place for a coffee break and then guided us to the main square and we had lunch at an authentic Tallinn restaurant built about 400 years ago. He was also able to direct us to the taxi shop to get a ride backwithout difficulty. It was a highlight tour.!!