Old Tallinn on Foot

Old Tallinn on Foot
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Old Tallinn on foot, starting with the stunning Stout Margaret Tower and St. Brigit's Monastery
  • Step back in time and stroll around the best-preserved old town in Northern Europe, surrounded by a 13th-century, 2-mile-long wall
  • Immerse yourself in Tallinn history, guided by an expert who will share intriguing stories of the world's oldest pharmacy, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and more
  • Delve into Tallinn's spirit production and distribution dating back to the 18th century, complementing historical sightseeing with unique alcohol tastings
Price: $65.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Participants must be able to walk leisurely on cobblestone streets and slight inclines and turns. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 5 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.

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 will 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 in the price of your tour, approximately 15 EUR), from the cruise pier.