Old Tallinn on Foot
Old Tallinn on Foot
If you desire to see the bevy of historical landmarks in Tallinn, strolling to them is ideal. You'll begin this tour visiting Old Town, seeing the Stout Margaret Tower, St. Brigit's Monastery, and the Church of the Holy Ghost prior to visiting Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral and the Parliament building (Castle) in the Upper Town. Travelers interested in historical landmarks and unique alcohol tastings enjoy this tour.
A two mile long wall from the 13th Century is still surrounding Old town of Tallinn. It is listed in UNESCO as the best preserved old town in the Northern Europe. Since the 18th century, Tallinn has produced and distributed a variety of spirits.
Your learned guide will share Tallinn's landmarks. First, you'll see Stout Margaret Towers, large round structures that guarded the main entrance of Old Town during the 16th century. Today, you can buy coffee from the cafe to the left of the gate.
Next, you'll visit St. Brigit's Monastery. This 15th-century covenant is special because its ruins once housed monks and nuns.
The old town consists of two parts, Lower town and Upper town. Visit Toompea Castle, the grand structure housing Estonia's Parliament, prior to reaching the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the largest and most grand Orthodox cathedral in Tallinn. Just down the road is the oldest pharmacy in the world.
Thereafter, Enjoy free time to stroll the area before returning to the pier. Reserve this Tallin tour to see some remarkable sights.
Please Note: The tour ends in central Tallinn, to give you the opportunity to explore or shop at your leisure after the tour. It is about a 15 minute walk, or a 5 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately 15 EUR), from the cruise pier.
Beautifully preserved walled city. Great tour guide and easy pace.
Reviewer: Nick, Chee Yuen Loh
It could have been a very good tour had it not been for the near continuous rain. Tallinn is truely a very pretty and interesting city if only we had the time to enjoy the place. Instead, we had to use the time to avoid the very wet weather. Nevertheless, the tour guide did her best did not short changed us. She gave everything except the sun.
Reviewer: Roshanak Azari
I enjoyed the tour a lot. Our guide met us by the pier. We had a 10 minutes walk to the old city. Julia had good information and spent enough time for explaining each part if the old city which was amazingly intact from 13th century and gave you the impression of a fairy city. The price of tour also was reasonable. I enjoyed a lot.
Reviewer: Ian Jory
A very interesting tour with a very knowledgable guide. Highly recommended
Reviewer: Dr M D Chan
Very well explained by our Guide. Enjoy it very much , highly recommended.