Upper Old Town Walking & Panoramic Drive

TLL-205 | Tallinn, Estonia | See Special Notes

from $49.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Toompea Hill Toompea Hill
  • Toomkirik (St. Mary's Cathedral) Toomkirik (St. Mary's Cathedral)

You will see:

  • Kadriorg Park
  • Song Festival Ground
  • Tallinn Bay

Strenuous Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 46

Tour Overview

Experience Tallinn, Estonia's Capital City, on a narrated drive and walking tour during this exciting 3.5-hour journey. Drive along the seashore, and visit the Song Festival Ground. Continue the drive through several residential areas including quaint single family neighborhoods and Soviet style apartment blocks. Drive around the Old City's medieval walls, gates and watchtowers before disembarking your motorcoach near Toompea Hill for the short walk into the Upper Town of Old Tallinn.

Toompea which is also referred to as 'Upper Old Town' is the home of some of Tallinn's oldest architectural wonders. From Toompea Hill, take a short walk to Palace Square. In the square you will see Toompea Castle, the current home of Estonia's Parliament. On the southwest side of the castle stands the Pikk Hermann Tower, topped by the national Estonian flag of blue, black and white.

Next visit a historic Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral serves as the dominating landmark in Palace Square. This cathedral serves as a living relic of the Russian Empire, and a strong testament to the influence of years under the rule of Russian Tsars on Estonia. Gaze towards the sky to witness the cathedral's cupolas and golden crosses rising high above the rooftops of the Upper Old Town. You will have a chance to step inside this working cathedral to view the golden icons and mosaics, which still line the walls today.

Your next stop will be the Gothic St. Mary's Cathedral. Simply called the 'Dome Church' by the locals, St. Mary's Cathedral is the city's oldest church and an architectural landmark that has played a prominent role in Tallinn's history. It has served as a burial site for the nobility since the 15th century, and inside you will see elaborate medieval tombs and more than 60 medieval coats of arms.

After enjoying the architecture of Upper Old Town, head to the outlook point beyond Dome Church and take in panoramic views of Tallinn's red-gabled rooftops and copper church spires. Relax and browse for local souvenirs as you wander the cobblestone streets. Finally, board your motorcoach and return to the ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


On Sundays and days of religious events, the Dome Church will be seen from the outside only.

Flash photography or video cameras are not permitted in the Dome Church or Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Since tour buses are not allowed to drive inside the Old Town, the walking distance from the bus parking area to the Old Town may vary as it is up a hill.

The order of the visited sights may vary.

This tour only visits Upper Old Town. Guests can stay in town after the tour to explore the Lower Old Town on their own and return with the shuttle bus (ticket not included in the tour price).

This tour involves approx 1.5 hours of walking in the Upper Old Town.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Medical Restriction:

Guests must be able to walk on cobblestones and uneven surfaces.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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