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 Müürivahe 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.
Enjoyed this tour of the old and new with a very experienced guide who allowed ample time to explore the sights and fully inform us as to what we were seeing. Overall, good value.
Reviewer: J Jones
Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable on the history of Tallinn. I feel we hit on all the highlights of the old town.
Reviewer: Martha Emmons
This tour was exactly as advertised. The tour guide was at the port waiting for us, the group was small, and the tour guide excellent.
Reviewer: michelle bowman
we love tallinn.. just wish we had more time to explore
Reviewer: Connie Antoniuk
It was nice to be picked up at the port and taken to Tallin. Our guide was knowledgable and helpful. We enjoyed walking around on our own for awhile. When we went to find a cab to return to the ship, a young girl was extremely helpful to get a taxi for us. It would have been nice to have the bus take us back to the ship, even though there was the cab or the hop on hop off bus.