Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights

Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights Tour (National Opera, Freedom Square, Dome Hill)
Price: $69.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromShip Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNone
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over paved, packed dirt and cobblestone surfaces, many which are on inclines.
Tour Details

Exclusive Medieval Tallinn Highlights

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, packed dirt and cobblestone surfaces, many which are on inclines.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  52 ReviewsReview This Tour
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
Tallinn
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