Private walking tour in Tallinn with round-trip transfer from/to the cruise ship terminal
Duration: 5 hours, including free time
This private tour will give you an excellent introduction to Estonian history. We focus on selected highlights both at Toompea Hill and lower Old Town area to introduce the two sections of the historic centre. We will also showcase some quiet corners that you might not otherwise discover.
– The genesis of Tallinn and its identity
– Boundaries and borders of medieval Tallinn, life inside and beyond the city walls
– The role of the Baltic Sea in the prosperity and the troubles of Tallinners
– The key events of national awakening in Estonia
– Major changes in the ethnic and social structure
– The means by which Estonian national identity was preserved during 50 years of Soviet occupation
– …and quite a lot more
The total tour duration is 5 hours, including one hour and 30 minutes of free time
Tour language: English
Activity level: medium. The total walking distance is 2.4 km/ 1.5 miles, mostly over cobblestone surfaces. This private Tallinn walking tour is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Tour price: 170 euros for a group of 1-6 people.
NB! The price is per private group, not per person.
NB! Actual start time will be agreed with you and depends on the cruise ship arrival time, as well as your preferences. This is a sample schedule:
8:00 the cruise ship arrives
8:45 meet and greet at the cruise terminal exit gate, which is located approx. 300 meters/0.2 miles/ 8-9 minutes relaxed walking from the ship. The cruise terminal exit gate is the meeting point for the independant operators.
8:45- 9:00 private transfer to Toompea Hill
9:00-10:15 We start from the Upper Old Town, a charming area that boasts with Toompea Castle; the medieval defensive towers Kiek in de Kök and Tall Hermann; two cathedrals: one dedicated to St. Mary and another to St. Alexander Nevsky; and two viewpoints offering nice views for picture taking. Enjoy the scenic stroll and the enthralling commentary from your private tour guide.
10:15-12:00 the walking tour of Tallinn continues with a 30-40 minute long visit away from the main sites, yet still within the old city walls. The tranquil ambience is the main attraction here, competing with the some great stories and insights.
Next, we head towards the Town Hall Square that has been the hub of the city since the 13th century. Highlights along the route include the medieval merchants’ houses, Börsi Passage, the Great Guild Hall, Church of the Holy Spirit, the Town Hall and the Town Hall Pharmacy from 1422.
12:00 the guided walk ends at St. Catherine’s Passage, located close to the Town Hall Square. Before saying goodbye to your guide, she is happy to share with you her insider tips on eating and shopping.
12:00-13:30 free time.
13:30- 13:45 pickup at Vene street, 3-4 minutes walking from St. Catherine’s Passage. Our driver will transfer you back to the cruise terminal.
13:45 your private tour of Tallinn concludes at the cruise terminal gate
– private English-speaking tour guide for 3 hours and 15 minutes
– Round-trip private transfer from/to cruise terminal gate with Mercedes Viano minivan
We look forward to meeting you!