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Our most recommended Harju Shore Excursions

  • Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    1. Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 2 hours, you drive around the famous Old Town, and see the towers of the wall, the most famous ones are called Stout Margaret and Tall Herman. You also see the mighty wall of Toompea Castle on the hill, drive through the district of high tech architecture – Tallinn’s City. Lastly, you visit the districts of wooden architecture which Tallinn is famous for. See and learn about the history of the baroque style of Kadriorg Palace and the park which Peter the Great of Russia presented to his wife. Next continue the way to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, a very important place for the people of Estonia, where the Estonia Song Festival is held every 5 years. The Festival Grounds are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this, drive along the seaside and enjoy a picturesque vi...

    Our guide tailored the tour specifically for our group. She was knowledgeable about all the history of Tallin and I wonderful person to be with.

  • Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    2. Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the Old Town of Tallinn with your knowledgeable, local guide. Choose from a private or small-group shared tour with a maximum of 12 people so it will always be an intimate experience. Find out why Tallinn’s appeal is rooted in its rich history. The UNESCO-protected Old Town has winding alleyways, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards. Get to know Tallinn's Lower Town, stop at Tompea Hill for stunning views, admire the art at Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, and a have break at the Town Hall.  Spend 2 hours in the Old Town, then jump into a private vehicle to discover the surrounding area. Admire Kadriorg Palace and Park designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti. The palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance. View the Song Festival Ground to understand an important part of Estonian history. Explore the eerily beautiful ruins of S...

    Guide was professional and friendly,very knowledgeable about history and current affairs

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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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...

  • Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

    6. 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...

  • Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

    7. Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

    Meet your local, professional guide at the port right after your ship has docked. You can choose a morning or an afternoon tour. Walk the old town's winding alleyways and pass its ornate doorways and medieval courtyards. Among all the Nordic medieval cities, there’s none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn. Walk the streets that former kings, queens and czars walked down. Learn how Tallinn once consisted of 2 feuding medieval towns separated by a wall.  Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings. With its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the Tallinn’s Town Hall Square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Your informative guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn, but through the alleyways of time. 

  • Tallinn: Panoramic Tour by Private Vehicle

    8. Tallinn: Panoramic Tour by Private Vehicle

    This panoramic tour of Tallinn will show you all the main sights in both the old and new parts of the town. Feel the pulse of everyday life as you discover this growing city. Learn about how Tallinn's economy is developing, and find out where the locals work and like to spend their free time. During the first part of the tour, you will see the major sights in modern Tallinn. See Kadriorg Palace, a summer residence of the Russian emperors, the Kumu Art Museum, and the Song Festival Grounds, a symbol of national unity, included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Explore the romantic district of Pirita, an area of private cottages by the seaside. See Pirita convent and the Olympic village. Continue your tour through the old town, where you will learn about the city's history through interesting stories and legends told by your guide. Observe the town from viewing platforms, ...

  • Tallinn Old Town Tour for Families

    9. Tallinn Old Town Tour for Families

    Take advantage of this old town walking tour developed especially with kids in mind! Go at a relaxed pace and visit more kid-friendly sites, making it easier for them to concentrate and understand.   Among Medieval Nordic cities, there are none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn, nor more dense with restaurants, cafés, and surprises. Kings, queens and czars have walked the streets of this charming two-tiered city.  Follow your specialist guide to discover the highlights of Tallinn Old Town intimately with your family in a small group of no more than 12 people.   The highlights of the tour include the Town Hall Square - with its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Stop for a break at a traditional establishment to enjoy marzipan and a coffee before heading to the upper town. There, see the Kiek in de Kök (“pe...

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Our guide tailored the tour specifically for our group. She was knowledgeable about all the history of Tallin and I wonderful person to be with.

One of the best tours we did. Very individual, very informative, just perfect!

Anna was a great guide! We enjoyed it and felt comfortable again

We had Ursula all the guides and this tour was great with her.

Got to see everything in. 4 hrs tour. Our guide was excellent