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Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

From US$ 45.21 per person

This tour gives you an opportunity to see all the “must-see” highlights of the capital of Estonia and understand why the Old Town of Tallinn is in the UNESCO list as the best preserved Old Town in Northern Europe.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Marvel at the sights
  • Learn more about Tallinn's history
  • Explore the city by bus and by foot
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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 view to the Gulf of Finland. Stop at Pirita Convent (St. Brigit's Convent) and discover the story behind the ruins of the monastery. There will also be a beautiful photo stop on the coast of the gulf with the best view of the Tallinn. The bus tour ends in the Old Town and you will continue on foot. Tallinn’s Old Town consists of two parts, the Upper Town and the Lower Town. During your walk you will first discover the Upper Town, which was a stronghold of the former Tallinn nobility. See two cathedrals, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Lastly, view the Estonian Parliament building inside Toompea Castle and enjoy a panorama of the Tallinn from the viewing platforms. After seeing the Upper Town, continue to the Lower Town. Here you will see the medieval merchant’s houses and learn why Tallinn was founded at this particular place, how it developed, why there are so many churches and why they are so tall. Going down along the Long Leg Street see St. Olaf’s Church, the highest building in the world during the 16th and 17th centuries. Your tour ends at the Town Hall Square inside Lower Town. Here you will find the Gothic Town Hall and the oldest functioning pharmacy in the world, Town Hall Pharmacy. After the tour you are on your own, the guide will advise you about additional attractions, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The main square of Tallinn – Liberty Square is 5min away and the cruise harbour is just a 15 min walk.
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transportation for 2 hours
  • Transfer back to the port (it is a 15-minute walk)
  • Drinks and meals

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4.6 /5

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We had a very nice trip and explored the city in a short time, but never felt too rushed. Transportation was arranged so that we could get down to the historic city park district, where we had a lovely walked and learned more about the construction and inhabitants of the buildings on the grounds.

November 23, 2021

Great overview of Tallin

Anastasia picked me up right at the ferry, so I appreciated not having to figure out where to go. She took me in her car and covered some of the sites on the edges of the old town. I was the only person on the tour, so really appreciated the tour being held for just me and not getting cancelled!

February 24, 2019

Too bad we didn't have a French translation

September 13, 2019

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