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Walking Tour of Old Town Tallinn
This tour first takes you on an active walking tour of the Old Town in Tallinn. Over the course of three hours, you will become well acquainted with the local history and culture of life in Tallinn. After the tour, you will be given 2 hours free time to explore, after which you will have a free shuttle back to your ship.
This tour is not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.
Tour runs with any number of people signed up (for most, but not all, cruise ships).
(flat-rate max. group size 16)
DAY 1 | 00:00 - 05:00
|00:00 : 03:00||
The starting time of your tour will appear on your reservation confirmation (depends on when the cruise ship arrives). You will disembark the ship and need to walk 200-300 meters to meet the tour guide outside the port gates where all independant operators are gathering.
From there, the bus drive will take you comfortably to Toompea hill (the Upper Town), where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town, its towers and steeples, and picturesque red-tiled roofs. Your walking tour starts with a brief visit inside of the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, built in the style of the churches of 17th century Moscow with the interior filled with beautiful mosaics. Next you will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to the Dome Church, also known as St. Mary's Cathedral. It is one of the oldest churches in Estonia, originally built 780 years ago (Brief optional visit at 2 EUR per person). You will descend from Toompea hill to visit the Town Hall Square where you can have a glimpse at the impressive Gothic Town Hall, completed in 1404. You will walk through the romantic Catherine’s Passage, which hosts many private artist’s studios. In the same street you will also see the collection of 14th and 15th century medieval tombstones, located next to the old Dominician monastery You will see and learn about the fortifying walls and towers that surround the city and which in the 16th century made Tallinn’s defense system one of the best and most powerful in Northern Europe. The tour will end on Viru Street by the Viru Gates.
|03:00 : 04:45||Free time in Old Town to shop or to eat.|
|04:45 : 05:00||SPB Shuttle back to the ship.|
Tour price includes the following services:
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for three hours. (Other languages available for private tours upon request for +$60 USD per day).
- Shuttle transfer from ship to Old Town
- Free time after the tour, followed by shuttle transfer from Old Town back to ship.
This tour involves a lot of walking. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Some inside visits may not be possible due to privately-booked special events.
This is a sample itinerary. Actual start/end times are coordinated with your ship's arrival/departure time.