Tallinn Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Tallinn Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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      Tallinn, Estonia
      3.5 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 89
      • Upper Old Town: Summit Toompea Hill and claim your reward: visits to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the "Dome Church" of St. Mary's Cathedral.
      • Lower Old Town: See the Great Guild Hall, Parliament, medieval merchant houses, and the perfectly preserved 15th-century Town Hall.
      • After the Tour: Eat, drink, and shop in a perfectly preserved Medieval market town. This experience includes both a visit to the Upper and Lower Old Town, with an option to stay in town afterwards. It's up tp you!

      Meeting point

      Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the cruise port gates to meet your guide. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      Please note that the inside visit to St Mary´s Cathedral is not possible during religious services. As in any other touristic place, please be careful with your personal belongings. Recommended local shopping items: wool, linen, limestone, juniper.

      Getting around

      This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is moderate walking involved, with approximately 2.5 miles of walking on cobblestones.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Shopping, Cultural, Scenic

      Transportation used

      5-seat Minivan

      Languages

      English, Spanish, German, Russian, French

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-EST-TALL-EN-1003

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Your walking tour up Toompea Hill takes you to the part of Tallinn called Upper Old Town. Once a coveted strategic stronghold, Estonian legend claims that the entire hill was originally more than a burial mound for the legendary King Kalev. It's also the best view in town.

      Here Alexander Nevsky Cathedral dazzles with the kaleidoscope of color characteristic of Orthodox churches – a structure so delectable, you'll practically want to take a bite (please don't). Your visit also includes St. Mary's Cathedral, the 13th-century "Dome Church" and the only building on Toompea to have withstood the tests of fire, invasion, and time for eight centuries. 

      It's all downhill from Toompea – straight down through the labyrinthine streets of lower Tallinn to the proud "Old Thomas" spire of Town Hall, a remarkably preserved remnant of Gothic architecture built in 1404. From here you can wet your whistle or wear out your wallet in the countless pubs, restaurants, shops, and boutiques in the Town Hall square, a cheery medieval marketplace straight out of your favorite fairy tale.

      Tallinn underground

      Tallinn's Toompea Hill hides more than just legends and lore. Ever since the 17th century, underground tunnels and secret passages have played a key role in the fortifications of the Estonian capital. The networks of tunnels, designed to enable surveillance and better logistics in time of siege, were so numerous that even to this day many have never been found.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Tallinn, Estonia
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      Great photo opportunities
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