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  • From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    1. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore ...

    Ferry was punctual and with a good mix of options on board that included a nice cafeteria, and a shopping zone.

  • Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    2. Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    A floating tour on the old cruiser "Katharina“ is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. You will learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. The navigation bridge will be open to visitors, and souvenir pictures can be taken there. Your trip begins at the historic Seaplane Harbor, and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn. Complete with seating both inside and outside, the ship has three saloons, seating a maximum of 200 guests at a time. It also boasts two sundecks, a seminar room, a bar and a restaurant. Your tour includes a buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages. and illustrated tour map and a souvenir photo session on the captain's bridge.

  • Tallinn Day Cruise: Towers of Tallinn

    3. Tallinn Day Cruise: Towers of Tallinn

    A tour along the Bay of Tallinn is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. You will be able to learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. Hear the most interesting stories about the past as well as present while cruising around the bay. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The trip begins and ends at the historic Seaplane Harbour and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn.

  • Naissaar Island Lighthouse and Underground Tunnel Tour

    4. Naissaar Island Lighthouse and Underground Tunnel Tour

    Start your day of adventure by departing from the historic Lennusadam port. From here you will hop aboard your boat and enjoy a 1-hour, scenic boat voyage. Take in the great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island and, Midshallows Lighthouse. After enjoying your morning coffee break you will take a guided tour on a military truck safari. You will also enjoy a 1.5km walk. Visit the towering lighthouse and admire the beautiful views of Tallinn across the water. Follow your trip to the lighthouse with a trek through the wild forest trails, here you will be able to see fortress ruins and three different imperial fortifications. Whilst here you will also get to delve into underground tunnels! Take a break from your adventure for a nice and relaxing trip to a beautiful sandy beach. End your trip with a large lunch and a scenic voyage back to the port of your original meeting.

    Great day out. A little bit more informative on how the day’s supposed to go and what’s next would of been appreciated but aside from that a great day.

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    5. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way bac...

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    6. From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    Your guide will greet you and pick you up in the morning from your hotel or Helsinki port.  After pick-up, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. The excursion starts in front of the oldest town hall in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The walk follows the old street grid now enshrined on UNESCO’s heritage list, resembling a visit to an outdoor museum containing rarities. The sights you will see include storied landmarks such as the Raeapteek apothecary shop, the Great Guild, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Neitsitorn tower and many others, along with unforgettable panoramas of the lower town and sea from two observation platforms.  The full-day tour includes a two-hour ferry trip in both directions, as well as a city tour and free time. You will arrive back in Helsinki at 9:30 PM and then be transferred back to the port or your hotel.

    A great tour with Julia. Very knowledgeable showing us the important sites and teaching us the history. Then left us with free time to enjoy Tallin on our own. Comforting to have ferry pick up and return

  • All Inclusive Day Trip from Tallinn: Prangli Island

    7. All Inclusive Day Trip from Tallinn: Prangli Island

    Stepping off the boat onto Prangli Island, off the coast of Estonia, one immediately feels the history of the place. Dating back more than 600 years, this still bustling fisherman's port offers untouched natural beauty, long sandy beaches, and a welcoming atmosphere that lets you know that you're at home here. During your full day tour (taking place from May to September), we will start and finish our tour in Tallinn city center, or can arrange for a pick up from your hotel. Your all-inclusive package includes all of your transfers and a full day of exploring the beauty and wonders of Prangli Island. While walking about the harbor and local stores, make sure to breath in the salty sea air and think about what life must have been like here 600 years ago. Your English speaking guide will give you plenty of fascinating stories and mythologies as you head on your way from this wonderful ch...

    The tour itself was great. Mikk, our guide for the day, was amazing and very knowledgeable about Prangli Island, so much so that we thought he was a resident. The island itself is amazing and great to have a nice hike (there are 3 hours of free time during the trip). The only thing that could be improved is to let guests know what is being served for lunch as we were served fish which not everyone in the group eats. Apart from that, the tour is very highly recommended.

  • Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    8. Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    Discover the best of Tallinn by visiting important sites from different periods of the city's history. Start with the jewel of Tallinn – the medieval Old Town. Check out gabled houses, churches, and squares built between the 13th and 15th centuries while your guide combines informative commentary with colorful legends that helped to define the character of the city. Learn how Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub in medieval times and visit both the upper and lower Old Town.  Continue by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district. Explore a peaceful, green area of the city that is home to beautifully-crafted wooden villas, art museums, and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Then head to the Pirita beach area, where you will get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s soviet-era TV tower. Enjoy views of the Baltic Sea and...

  • Women's Island Self-Guided Tour: Walk a Forgotten Path

    9. Women's Island Self-Guided Tour: Walk a Forgotten Path

    Be the boss of your own adventure. Spend an unforgettable day rediscovering the history which was supposed to be forgotten forever. Experience the diverse past of the Women’s island, which combines beautiful wildlife with breathtaking views with the most exciting pieces of history. The journey begins from the historical Seaplane Harbour of Tallinn from where you can choose between 3 routes with hidden gems: • A humble hiking trail (~6 km) to explore the history of the coastal people. You will visit the scenic Hülkar tip, search for the ruins of the mysterious battery no. 4, and walk back to the harbor through Männiku village where you can see the island's life today and visit its modest museum. • A long hiking trail (~ 11 km) that runs from Hülkar tip along the coast up to Naissaare Church and Cemetery. The trail passes through a magical forest and ends up in a former top-secret Soviet m...

  • Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

    10. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

    Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and...

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

In Helsinki the tram line 7 goes directly to Terminal 2 at the port. Arrived in Tallinn after a 2 hour crossing. The time until the departure of the ferry was sufficient for a tour of the city. The Christmas market was very nice. Be sure to go to the viewpoint. From there you have a wonderful view of the entire city.

Check in, barding flawless and totally easy. Different cafes, restaurants, fast food chains on the ship on several decks, where you have free choice of seats. You can also shop duty free.

It was a great trip, I went to Helsinki first, then I decided to go to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and I got on this beautiful boat in both directions. It was a really great trip.

Buying ticket was easy. Got email straight away with instructions. Check in at the port was easy and simple.

boat very easy to access, good information, and a very nice city to see!