- Admire the magical beauty of Tallinn’s medieval Old Town
- Perfect short tour of Tallinn for cruise passengers
- See Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great
Whether you’ve just arrived for a stay in Tallinn and want to get your bearings with a professional local guide, or you’re on a cruise and only have a few hours to see the highlights, this tour is for you. You’ll be conveniently picked up by a comfortable minivan, and escorted to the medieval Old Town, the part of Estonia’s capital that everyone wants to see. Landmarks include the Great Coastal Gate, Fat Margaret Tower and the Three Sisters Houses, and the old merchant houses. Admission is included to several religious buildings including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and the Virgin Mary Cathedral. But the real joy is simply to wander the narrow lanes of the old town, and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere.
You’ll pass the astonishing Kumu art museum, one of the largest in Europe and a masterpiece of modern architecture, and of course Kadriorg Palace. The palace was built in the early 18th century by the Emperor Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine. In the trendy Pirita neighbourhood you’ll pause for coffee and a delectable pastry, and you should have time for a stroll on the popular beach too. Cruise passengers will be returned to their ship, and if you’re staying at a hotel, you can either return also, or continue your exploration of a capital city that is overflowing with history and culture.