Old Town and Rakvere
This full-day tour gives you the best of both worlds - medieval cities and the beautiful Estonian countryside!
Your tour starts with a short, introductory ride around the ancient city walls of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. Visit the legendary Toompea Hill, a limestone mound about 20 to 30 meters higher than the surrounding areas which made it an obvious choice for strongholds, rulers and seats of power throughout the centuries.
View Toompea Castle, a castle erected in the early 1200s with multiple expansions over the centuries which today houses the Estonian Parliament. While here, stop to admire the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a beautiful onion-domed Russian Orthodox church.
Continue your day to Rakvere, an ancient city becoming rapidly known for its burgeoning hip-hop and electronic music scene. Travel for just over 1 hour from Tallinn passing vast forests, fields and residential areas. During the trip your guides will explain the general history of Tallinn and Estonia while entertaining you with fun facts and local stories and lore.
Arrive at Rakvere Castle, a medieval castle with an interactive staff! You'll feel as though you were transported back into the 16th century as you learn about life in the Middle Ages. The castle has a wine cellar, torture chamber, barber's shop, brothel and a "hell" room.
Stop in the castle's tavern and enjoy a hearty 2 course meal handcrafted from medieval recipes. Conclude your tour with some time canvassing the streets of Rakvere before your return trip back to port.
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