Walking low-cost Old Tallinn tour
Enjoy a delightful stroll along the romantic cobblestone streets of the old Town with its charming red roofs and medieval towers. Enter into interesting discussion with your local guide about everyday life and customs of Estonian people and learn about their fascinating history.
Tallinn’s old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval town in Northern Europe. Within these fortified walls, centuries old buildings with their red tile roofs, hidden courtyards and winding cobblestone streets exhibit a unique charm that is hard to resist.
Your introduction to the old town begins with a brief history of Estonia and Tallinn and continues with visits to the most interesting and significant sites of Lower and Upper Old Town, each with their own story to tell.
Admire the picturesque Lower Town, the fortified medieval Town Wall with many towers, the impressive over 600-year-old Gothic Town Hall, the Town Hall Square and Town Council Pharmacy, which is the oldest continuously functioning pharmacies in the Europe. The path will bring you to the Upper Town, known as Toompea. Here you can take a look at the elaborately decorated Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - the largest Orthodox church in the city, the Houses of Estonian Parliament and one of the oldest churches in Estonia the Dome Church. Experience the magnificent panoramic views from Toompea Hills over the Lower Town and the rest of the city of Tallinn.
Your interactive journey through Tallinn’s old town is designed to present you with a brief and yet interesting overview of our history, culture and architecture. To give you the complete picture, we not only talk about the buildings but also tell you about the people that lived here in the past and about present day life in Estonia.
Instructions for Disembarkation in Tallinn Cruise Port:
Our guides will be waiting for your right OUTSIDE of cruise port gate.
When you exit the ship, you need to walk past the souvenir shopping area towards large exit gates and the city. Depending on the location of your ship, your ship may dock right next to souvenir shopping or you may need to walk about 200-300 meters (220-330 yards) to reach the souvenir shopping area. Please note that there are tour buses inside cruise port area but these are operated by cruise ship agents. Independent tour operators have no authorization to enter this secured area in Tallinn.