Russia & Baltics Tours

Medieval Tallinn Tour and Kadriorg-Pirita Seashore

ID 1050, Private tour

From $50.71 ($50.71 per person)

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Small group tours

Excursion options:

  • Lunch
  • Admission included
  • Shopping
  • Shore excursions
> 4 hours
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Sights included:

  • St. Olav's Church

    St. Olav's Church

  • Dome Church

    Dome Church

  • Three Sisters Houses

    Three Sisters Houses

  • Great Coastal Gate

    Great Coastal Gate

  • Fat Margaret Tower

    Fat Margaret Tower

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

  • Toompea Hill

    Toompea Hill

Take a stroll in a beautiful baroque style park and see the romantic ruins of St. Bridget’s Convent. Enjoy a spectacular view of Tallinn as you make your way back to the harbor.

Catch all the best sights in both the Old Town and the surrounding city. This extended tour allows you to explore the living history of Tallinn from the 11th century righ up to the present day.

Your tour starts from the cruise port with a drive to the upper section of the best-preserved medieval town in Northern Europe. Within these fortified walls you will be stepping back in time and travelling on foot to explore the unique treasures within. You will see our famous Dome Church which took over 2 centuries to complete and the opulent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. There are the 15th century gothic Town Hall in the Town Hall Square and the oldest continuously functioning pharmacy in the world, just to name a few. Your guide will reveal the rich colourful history and legends associated with each of these treasures. Before leaving the Old Town, we will delight in stopping at a charming old town restaurant for traditional local soup. You will also have some free time to do some shopping or just relax.

After saying farewell to the Old Town, the sightseeing tour continues on to Kadriorg park with it’s majestic baroque woodland, ascending rose gardens and a swan pond. Kadriorg is home to the beautiful Kadriorg Palace which was built as a summer residence for the Russian Empress, Catharine the 1st. Also located in the park is the Estonian Presidential Palace and the architecturally stunning KUMU Art Museum. You may have heard that Estonia is a singing nation and since 1869 massive song festivals have been held to echo the spirit of this nation. We will make a stop at the specially constructed Song Festival Grounds where mass choirs of over 25,000 singing voices have sung in the past and will continue to do so for generations to come.

The tour continues with a drive along beautiful Pirita seaside. Then, on to the Olympic Yacht Center, built to host the 1980 Olympic sailing events. Nearby lies the popular Pirita beach and the romantic ruins of St. Bridget’s Convent.

Now that you have been saturated with Estonian culture and coffee, we will get you safely back to your cruise ship.

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Tour Highlights: 

Toompea Hill
House of Parliament
Tall Hermann Tower
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Dome Church
Viewing platform
Town Hall
Town Hall Square
Town Council's Pharmacy
Viru Gates
Kadriorg Park & Palace
Presidential Palace
KUMU Art Museum
Song Festival Grounds
Pirita beach
Ruins of St Bridget's Convent
Olympic Yachting Center

Tour Includes:
5h private tour guide
1h 40 minutes sightseeing tour city center and Kadriorg-Pirita seaside
Panoramic drive to the Upper Old Town
2h Old Town walking tour
Traditional soup and coffee break including water, coffee/tea and dessert in a medieval building
Transfer back to cruise port

Tour Schedule
Duration 5 hours 
00:00-03:00
Meet & greet in the harbor followed by a Medieval Tallinn walking tour & 2-course lunch
03:00-03:20
Free time for shopping break in Catherine's Passage
03:20-05:00
Sightseeing tour in city center and Kadriorg-Pirita district ending back at the cruise port or hotel.

Children’s Discounts: 3 years old and under and free, 15% discount for ages 4-8
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