Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Town in Tallinn on this active 3-hour tour. Over the course of three hours, you will become well acquainted with the local history and culture of life in Tallinn. After the tour, you will be given approximately 2 hours free time to explore, shop, or eat lunch, after which you will have a free shuttle service back to your ship.
You will meet your guide right outside the port gates for a meet and greet. The bus drive will take you comfortably up to Toompea hill (the Upper Town), where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town, its towers and steeples, and picturesque red-tiled roofs. Your walking tour starts with a brief visit inside of the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, built in the style of the churches of 17th century Moscow with the interior filled with beautiful mosaics.
Next you will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to the Dome Church, also known as St. Mary's Cathedral. It is one of the oldest churches in Estonia, originally built 780 years ago (Brief optional visit at 2 EUR per person). You will descend from Toompea hill to visit the Town Hall Square where you can have a glimpse at the impressive Gothic Town Hall, completed in 1404. You will walk through the romantic Catherines Passage, which hosts many private artists studios. In the same street you will also see the collection of 14th and 15th century medieval tombstones, located next to the old Dominician monastery You will see and learn about the fortifying walls and towers that surround the city and which in the 16th century made Tallinns defense system one of the best and most powerful in Northern Europe.
The tour will end on Viru Street by the Viru Gates. Here the guide will bid you farewell and point out the pick-up point for the transfer.
You will have approximately 2 hours of free time in Old Town to shop or to eat on your own. At the designated time and place you will meet for the transfer back to the ship.
Commences in:Tallinn, Estonia
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