Tallinn Sightseeing Tour

See the best sites of Tallinn on a compact itinerary including a short old town walking tour and a sightseeing drive to Kadriorg-Pirita.

Starting with a drive through the beautiful suburbs of Tallinn, followed by an exploration, on foot, of the centuries old buildings, hidden courtyards and fortifications of the charming Old Town.

Your tour begins from the cruise port with the drive to Kadriorg Park, noted for its beautiful grounds and an 18th century baroque palace, originally the summer home of the Russian Czar, Peter the Great. A short stroll in the park will allow you to view the uniquely shaped KUMU Art Museum, and the palace residence of our current president.

The next stop will be at the famous Song Festival Grounds where the singing revolution was born and where over 25,000 singing voices of a mass choir continue to echo the spirit of this nation every 5 years in massive song festivals. Your drive continues on to the coastal district of Pirita, with its attractive pine forest park, beach and yachting center built for the 1980 Olympic Games. The ruins of the 15th century St Bridget’s Convent add a sharp and interesting contrast to the the newer buildings in this district.

The driving portion of the tour concludes on Toompea Hill in the upper section of the old town where you will continue on foot to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the sea. This UNESCO world heritage town is still surrounded by much of it’s original fortifications with an abundance of charming medieval architecture within. Discover the 13th-century St. Mary’s (Dome) Cathedral and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral before heading down to the lower section of the old town.  Here you will find the only preserved medieval Gothic Town Hall in the entire Baltic and Scandinavian region, the oldest continuously functioning pharmacy in the world and many other architectural treasures.

At the end of the tour you can decide to stay in Old Town or return to cruise port. If you decide to stay in town, your guide will give you simple directions to get back to the cruise port which is only a 15 to 20 minute walk away and will be happy to suggest the best places to buy authentic locally made handicrafts.

When you return to cruise port, you have an option to do the shopping in the market inside the cruise terminal which consists of 25-30 small shops. There is a very good choice of handicraft available directly from local producers and prices are even lower than in the Old Town.

 

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Reviews

  • by James Liu / Taiwan, July 2012
    We had a wonderful time in Tallinn! Triin is a very nice and professional guide. Thank you so much!!