Tallinn tour for cruise passengers
Small group of max 12 participants
Duration: 5 hours and 15 minutes, including free time
Tour price: 75 euros/per person
This tour of Tallinn is crafted for those seeking to spend a couple of hours away from the crowds in quiet, leafy areas, whilst also visiting the city’s main landmarks.
where you will discover the classic sights in Kadriorg Park, stroll in a highly valued neighborhood of wooden houses and visit the impressive ruins of St. Bridget´s Convent on the bank of Pirita River.
From the comfort of the A/C minibus you will also explore an area of private homes in Pirita-Merivälja and get a glimpse of life in Estonia. Getting off the regular tour routes is something you really should do in Tallinn to appreciate its diversity.
You can inspect the legendary „sprat-can silhouette” of the town from across the bay of Tallinn while we head to the old city.
Then, we set off on foot through the historic streets.
The tour in Tallinn Old Town puts the spotlight on key buildings and events. You will learn about the distinction between Toompea Hill and the Lower Town, and how Toompea started to develop into the centre of authority as early as 13th century.
We’ll take a look at where the Danish flag Dannebrog, the oldest continuously used national flag supposedly was introduced. The tour route also takes you past St. Mary´s Cathedral, the oldest church in the city.
The last half an hour, we focus on the vicinity of the Town Hall Square and touch upon the significance of trade in Estonia. Tallinn established its international reputation in the Middle Ages as one of the leading commercial centers on the trading route between Western Europe and Russian territories. The Lower Town is rich in its charming merchants’ houses, public spaces and original street network.
The tour of Tallinn terminates at Vene street, where you will find a variety of handicraft shops, open artists´ studios, a few cafes. Treat yourself with a glass of wine and take in the atmosphere…
After some free time, the bus and guide are waiting for you for the drive back to the harbor.
The total tour duration is 5 hours: 4 hours of guided sightseeing, followed by one hour of free time and the transfer to the cruise terminal.
Tour language: English
Activity level: medium to strenuous. The total walking distance is 2.9 km/ 1.8 miles, half of which is over cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Group size: maximum of 12 people
NB! This is a sample schedule. The actual tour departure time is given below, as well as in our response to your request.
8:00 the cruise ship arrives
8:40- 8:55 gathering time for the tour of Tallinn. We will meet you right outside the cruise terminal exit gate, which is located approx. 300 meters/980 ft/ 8-9 minutes walking from the ship. The cruise terminal exit gate is the meeting point for the independent operators.
9:00 the tour leaves
9:00-9:10 drive to Kadriorg.
9:10-10:10 in Kadriorg neighborhood. The highlights include: a short walk along the characteristic streets of wooden houses; Kadriorg Palace and its garden; the Office of the President of Estonia; the Swan Pond.
10:10-10:50 drive (10 minutes) to Pirita. Explore the ruins of St. Bridget´s Convent.
10:50-11:20 panoramic drive in the area of private homes in Merivälja. Other points of interest along the way include the Song Festival Grounds and Maarjamäe Palace (passing by). Then, drive to the Upper Old Town, where the bus service ends.
11:20-12:20 take in the highlights of Toompea Hill: the Dome Cathedral, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, memorable vistas over the city from Kohtuotsa Viewpoint, the Danish King’s Garden and the city wall.
12:20- 13:00 in the Lower Old Town. Take a look at the impressive Gothic Town Hall; the Town Hall Pharmacy; St. Nicholas’ Church; medieval merchants’ houses and St. Catherine’s Passage.
13:00 the guided walk concludes at Vene street
13:00-14:00 free time
14:00- 14:15 pickup and drive to the cruise terminal, accompanied by our guide
14:15 the tour of Tallinn concludes at the cruise terminal gate
You are a group of six or more people (max. 12)? Please contact us for a discount.
– Pickup and dropoff at the cruise port exit gate
– English-speaking tour guide for the entire tour
– Minibus services for 2.5 hours, and for the return transfer
– Entrance fee to the ruins of St. Bridget´s Convent
„Classic Highlights & Local Neighborhoods“ operates on selected dates. Please give the date when your cruise ship is scheduled to dock in Tallinn.
Tallinn Private Tours OÜ
Marta 14-15a, Tallinn, Estonia