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Guided walk through the Old Town of Tallinn

Landausflug in Tallinn: Malerische Szenen in der Altstadt von Tallinn
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Shore excursion of the category "City & People"

Duration
3 hrs.
Difficulty
Medium
Catering
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Adults
£29.00
Children (1 to 12 years)
£25.00

Estonia with its clear lakes, beaches and islands is a jewel of nature. Its historic towns are guarded by medieval castles. The towers and spiers of Tallinn tower proudly beyond the Baltic Sea.

SKU: TLL-001-00-EN

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Overview of the highlights

  • Walk through the Old Town of Tallinn
  • Tour in Tallinn’s Lower Town to the Town Hall Square

Tour description

Your local guide will meet you at the agreed meeting point and take you on your guided shore excursion in Tallinn. We start the day with a walk through the charming medieval streets of the historical center of the capital of Estonia.

The Old Town of Tallinn consists of two quarters: Toompea, also called “Upper town”, and All Linn, also called “Lower Town”. Estonia was always ruled by Toompea. Even today, both the seat of the Parliament and the Government of Estonia are here – the first meeting in the castle Toompea, the latter in the house Stenbock. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. Mary are also located here. From the Belvedere you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

Then you will explore All Line, Tallinn’s Lower City, where Renaissance alternate between Baroque facades with the world-renown Hanseatic architecture. this style is also known as Brick Gothic. The oldest cobbled streets and buildings date back to the 13th century.

From the bastions and towers of the old city walls, which you see on Muurivahe Street, especially the Powder Tower – also called Kiek in de Kok – is remarkable. Now your tour takes you past the Dominican monastery of St. Catherine and the Cistercian convent of St. Michael. The undoubtedly most famous sights of the Lower Town are the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads – a guild of young, unmarried merchants, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the St. Nicholas Church and the St. Olaf’s Church, whose tower was the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625.

Our tour ends at the imposing Raekoja Square (Town Hall Square), where you can see the Town Hall building from 1404 and the Great Guild built in 1410, in whose gothic hall the merchants of the city used to meet. On the opposite side of the square there is the Raeapteek (Town Hall Pharmacy), which has been open since the early 15th century, making it the oldest pharmacy in the world.

This tour does not include a bus transfer from and to the ship. The cruise port is very central, so that the city is easily accessible.

Together with your guide you will travel back to your cruise ship. Alternatively, you can also stay on your own in the city and go back to the ship independently at a later time.

We wish you a great shore excursion in Tallinn!

Informationen

Excursion duration

3 hours

Time

Start time in the morning, Not before 9:00 in the morning (you will be told the exact time)

Language

English

Difficulty level

Medium (3-hour walk)

Catering

none

What to bring

Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, atbrellas and sufficient water

Services not included

Min. number of participants

This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to run.

Meeting point

Your guide will await you directly at the pier of your cruise ship or right outside the terminal. You will be sent specific information about your meeting place before the date of your excursion.

1 review for Guided walk through the Old Town of Tallinn

  1. 5 out of 5

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    We did this tour with our work mates and everything was well arranged and we all felt this was a good deal. Great, we will come back for more

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