Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside and Old Town Highlights

Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside and Old Town Highlights
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Port Gate
Food/Beverage ProvidedCoffee, tea and traditional Estonian pastry. Additional beverages and snacks will be available for purchase during free time.
Recommended DressComfortable seasonal clothing, presentable clothing, walking shoes, covered shoulders
RestrictionsNot suitable for people with mobility restrictions. Must be able to walk about 1 mile on uneven pavements and slight hills.
Tour Details

Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside and Old Town Highlights

Board a bus for a stunning, scenic drive to the coastal area around Tallinn on the way to Kadriorg and Pirita in Estonia. This tour will start with a bus ride along the coast, which will bring you to the Baroque style Kadriorg Art Museum, designed by Peter the Great. Make sure you visit the beautiful gardens outside. Discover the delightful Song Festival Grounds and the ruins of the St. Bridget's Convent. Be sure to take advantage of a photo stop at the striking 1980's Soviet-style Olympic Village.

On the drive back into Tallinn, this tour will give you the chance to take in the varied and beautiful architecture of the country, including the Estonian Opera and Ballet House, samples of typical Estonian wooden houses, the old Soviet residential buildings, and legendary Viru Hotel where the KGB Museum is housed.

The central hill of the city, Toompea Hill, is thought to sit upon the grave of the mythological King Kalev, but it's also the site where you'll find Toompea Castle, which today houses the Estonian Parliament. On this tour through Old Town, be sure you don't miss Freedom Square at the southern end, with its stunning namesake, Libertas, the glass Victory Column.

After you've had your fill of wandering the cobbled streets and enjoying the panoramic views of the town from the hill, take a relaxing coffee break with pastry, which is included in the price of the tour. Afterwards, walk down to the Lower Old Town to see the fortified town wall with its 25 towers, the Town Hall, and one of the oldest continuously running pharmacies in the world in the Town Hall Square. The walking tour ends near the enchanting St. Catherine's Passage and the Viru Gates.

After a half-hour of free time that will give you the opportunity to explore, shop for souvenirs, or take some more photos, you'll board the bus for the trip back to the cruise harbor where the tour concludes. There is so much to see, do, and learn about the history and everyday life of Tallinn. This tour is the way to do it!

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Port Gate
Food/Beverage Provided
Coffee, tea and traditional Estonian pastry. Additional beverages and snacks will be available for purchase during free time.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable seasonal clothing, presentable clothing, walking shoes, covered shoulders
Restrictions
Not suitable for people with mobility restrictions. Must be able to walk about 1 mile on uneven pavements and slight hills.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Love the Old Town
November 26, 2019
We love the smaller tour group. This was a great historic view of the area.
Reviewer: Diane
5 Stars
Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside and Old Town Highlights
September 20, 2019
Truly enjoyed this culture enriched and beautiful Tallinn. We had the best tour guide who enlightened the whole trip with his passion toward his country and wealth knowledge of the history on every site we visited. Highly recommend to all visitors.
Reviewer: Sylvia Hu
5 Stars
Great experience
September 09, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. The guides involved were all very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Diane Branstrom
5 Stars
Tallin, Estonia
July 30, 2018
We had an excellent guide who had extensive knowledge about not only Estonia but that part of the world in general. Good pace, nice lunch and just enough free time.
Reviewer: Faye Wilson
5 Stars
Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside and Old Town Highlights
September 20, 2017
Excellent, very knowledgable guide who did a great job in very crowded conditions. Tour was well paced and was a very good value. Overcrowded by tourists made it difficult for the guide.
Reviewer: Hugh Trumbull
4 Stars
Great walking tour
September 05, 2017
A great tour with lots of walking over cobblestones. The guide was good and had great knowledge.
Reviewer: Shirley marr
4 Stars