Helsinki To Tallinn Day Trip with Old Town Tour & City Sightseeing
Take advantage of the easy crossing from Helsinki to Tallinn and walk the quaint streets of Old Town.
The contrast of modern atmosphere of the Finnish capital to the old worldliness of the Estonian capital city is instant, though for many locals Tallinn is almost like an extension to Helsinki. Don´t miss it, set aside a day, take a relaxed ferry ride over to Tallinn, enjoy a private pick-up from the port and come discover Tallinn with our wonderfully passionate and experienced local guides.
After a comfortable ferry crossing we look forward to showcasing you the best of Tallinn during the next four hours. We will start by panoramic drive to the lovely Kadriorg Park & Palace area famously built by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. The lush green 300- year old park also offers seasonal treats of a rose garden, a picturesque Swan Pond and an insight to the modern day Estonian administration by the Presidential Chancellery.
Leaving the Kadriorg area with its colorful wooden houses behind, we will pay a visit to the most significant symbols to the Estonian nation- the Song Festival Grounds. Listed by UNESCO as one of the World`s most outstanding choral events, the venue effortlessly combines tradition with contemporary today. Before returning towards Old Town, we will also take a moment to see the 1980 Olympic Yachting Center complex offering wonderful views over the medieval and modern city.
During the walking tour of Old Town heart, we are surrounded by countless turrets, ancient walls and dwelling houses leading us back in time to the Hansa days, when merchants convened to this 800-year-old city. Today, these invitingly charming cobbled streets make up one of the best preserved medieval environments in the world. Not only are there wonderful legends and stories to open up the past inside these historic walls, but numerous coffee shops and local design & handicraft boutiques in quaint courtyards you do not want to miss after the tour.
Before some free time for shopping and catching the ferry back, we will admire the lively Town Hall Square– home to a fairytale like Christmas Market, tour the upper Old Town viewing platforms for the most breathtaking views of the medieval Town Wall and coastline.
Before strolling the streets of lower old town passage ways, a coffee break, 600-year-old pharmacy and Marzipan Room are on the list of our must-have stops.
After the tour comes to an end, your private tour guide is happy to give you a local’s insight into the best shopping and discoveries in Tallinn on your own. We will also equip you with a city map and instructions for your return ferry to Helsinki at the end of the day. Passenger terminals are located within walking distance of the medieval Old Town or should the weather not allow, a quick and affordable taxi ride away.
For taking a day trip the other way around, please see our Tallinn to Helsinki Day Trip and Walking Tour.
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Children’s Discounts: 3 years old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
The tour ends in the Tallinn Old Town, the guide will give you instructions on how to get back to ferry port after free time. Transfer back to the ferry port can be organized for an additional cost.