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Exclusive Old and New Tallinn Highlights

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Exclusive Old and New Tallinn Highlights

For guests looking to see a lot in a short time, this group tour of Tallinn, Estonia offers a great alternative. You will see Tallinn's highlights with our professional guide.

You will be driven in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle along the seaside, where you will see the famous Russalka monument. Tsar Nicholas commissioned the monument as memorial to the crew of a ship, Russalka, which sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1893. Following local tradition, couples are often wed here. You will also have an exterior visit to the magnificent grounds of the summer residence of Peter the Great - Kadriorg Palace, built in 1718. Today the beautifully red-and-white-adorned palace is home to Estonia's president, as well as the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum.

Going further, you'll visit one of the most inspirational places for Estonians - The Song Festival Ground. You'll also drive to the seaside and the beach, and admire the Olympic Village from the 1980 Summer Olympic Games.

Next, you will visit Tallinn's Old Town. Your walking tour will do a circle around the Old Town, where you'll see the church that, in the 16th century, was the highest building in the world. You'll get to know Estonian history by walking along ancient city walls and towers, and walk up steps to reach the highest point in Tallinn - The Dome Hill (Toompea). There you can see the contrast between the exterior of the Estonian Parliament building and the Russian Orthodox church Aleksander Nevski that stands across from it.

Returning to the Lower Town, you'll be able to see the street that lived through the devastation of bombing in 1944. Further along, you'll end up in the most historically significant square - Raekoja Square - in the heart of Old Town. After answering any questions you might have about additional sightseeing, shopping or sampling some local cuisine, your guide will give you free time to explore on your own. At the appointed time and location, you will meet for your transfer back to the cruise pier.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestone, paved and packed dirt surfaces, many with inclines.
5 Stars5Based On 13 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat GuideMay 27, 2015

Reviewer: Gayle
We enjoyed meeting our guide and hearing about Tallinn. I will never forget learning about the ""singing revolution"".

5 StarsExcellentAugust 29, 2014

Reviewer: PP
Excellent guide. There were only 5 of us so we were in a van and our guide gave us options and we gave suggestions which she accommodated.

5 StarsTour of TallinnAugust 26, 2014

Reviewer: Old Traveler
This was the BEST tour of all on my recent cruise of the Baltic Sea. Kristina was our guide and was just lovely. She was also very enthusiastic.

5 StarsGreat tour of TallinnJuly 09, 2014

Reviewer: Jack and Diane
Our guide was super. He knew a lot about the history of Tallinn. The tour was small, so we were very comfortable to be able to ask questions. We felt we got a good tour. A beautiful city.

4 StarsBeautiful town.June 12, 2014

Reviewer: Travel lover
Not enough time to explore Old Town Tallin.

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