Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights
Sale Price: $69.00
Set out with your professional guide who will show you why Tallinn is one of the finest Medieval Old Towns in all of Northern Europe. Enjoy the view from your transportation as you pass the Old Town wall with its towers from the 13th to 15th centuries. Your drive continues past the National Opera and the Freedom Square as you make your way to Tallinn's Upper Town.
Upon arrival, you will leave your transportation and begin your walking tour on Dome Hill (Toompea), the site of the Parliament of Estonia. You will be able to see the Long Hermann Tower, the exterior of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevski, and the exterior of the Lutheran Dome Church (St. Mary's Cathedral) with its more than 100 coats of arms. A stroll through the narrow cobblestone lanes and blind alleys will take you to some scenic viewpoints where you can get a magnificent view of the Lower Town with its red rooftops, slender church steeples and a beautiful view to the sea.
You will then descend to the Lower Town via either the Long or Short Leg and its web of narrow 13th-century streets. You will pass the Great Guild House, House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, Church of Holy Spirit, Town Council's Apothecary (1422) and Town Hall (1404).
Your professional guide will lead you through Apteegi (Pharmacy) Lane, Katariina (Catherine's) Passage lined with handicraft workshops, and Muurivahe Lane with the street market of wool and linen products. Your tour ends in the Lower Town where you can shop, stroll or enjoy a meal in one of the many outside cafes. Before departing, your guide can make suggestions.
If your ship does not provide a shuttle service back to the pier, taxis can be hired for approximately 10 Euro. Always negotiate before getting in.
Reviewer: Patsy E.
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!!
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: Michael Moran
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: Ralph D Tellefsen
Great little tour of the town
Reviewer: Dilip Rao
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.