Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Old Town Highlights Walking Tour
Price: $55.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Port Gate
Food/Beverage ProvidedBeverages and snacks will be available for purchase during free time.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing and walking shoes. As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered.
RestrictionsThis tour is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions. Gusts must be able to walk about 1 mile on uneven pavement and small hills.
Tour Details

Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

This Estonian tour begins with an active walking tour of the Old Town in Tallinn. Over the course of three hours, your knowledgeable guide will share stories of local history and modern culture in Tallinn. After the tour, visitors will have two hours of free time to explore the city of Tallinn before boarding a free shuttle back to the ship.

Take a short bus ride to Toompea Hill (the Upper Town) to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town with its towers, steeples, and picturesque red-tiled roofs. The walking tour starts with a brief visit inside the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, built in the style of the churches of 17th century Moscow with an interior filled with beautiful mosaics. Stroll through the narrow cobblestoned lanes to the Dome Church, also known as St. Mary's Cathedral, where a brief optional visit is offered. It is one of the oldest churches in Estonia, originally built 780 years ago.

Descend from Toompea Hill to visit the Town Hall Square and get a glimpse at the impressive Gothic Town Hall, completed in 1404. Next, walk through the romantic Catherine's Passage, which hosts many private artists' studios. On the same street is a collection of 14th and 15th century medieval tombstones located next to the old Dominican monastery. Learn about the fortifying walls and towers that surround the city that made Tallinn's defense system one of the best and most powerful in Northern Europe.

After two hours of free time in the Old Town to shop or eat, take the free shuttle back to the ship. This Tallinn sightseeing tour is perfect for those who want to learn the history and culture of Tallinn while also enjoying a little shopping and native Estonian cuisine.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Port Gate
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase during free time.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing and walking shoes. As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions
This tour is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions. Gusts must be able to walk about 1 mile on uneven pavement and small hills.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Tallin, Estonia Walking tour
August 15, 2019
Tallinn was a beautiful medieval city preserved for the present and the future to explore. Our guide, Hanno, not only was he a native of the city, but a natural to be guiding us through this ancient city....there just was not enough time to relish all the history that Tallinn haas to offer. Needed another day or two, and definitely deserves a return visit, only is Hanno was our Guide!!
Reviewer: Wolf Frohlich
5 Stars
Certainly saw lots!
July 22, 2019
Lots of information about the history of the area - enjoyed!
Reviewer: Vicki Webster
4 Stars
Perfect Pace
June 13, 2019
A great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of pace. Time was provided to explore independently. A nice mix of historical and cultural information
Reviewer: Joe Allin
5 Stars
Great Tallinn Tour
July 02, 2018
We did the 3 hour walking tour of Tallinn. We were very satisfied with our guide "Uve's" knowledge and presentation. The driver and bus were good. We walked around the old town of Tallinn. The pace was good with enough time at each location to get a good look and to take lots of pictures.There was free time at the end to do some shopping, This was in a great area to do actual shopping not just cheap souvenirs. My wife bought linen items that Tallinn is know for.
Reviewer: Greg
5 Stars