Local Connections: Tallinn & its Artisans

5.25 hours | Tallinn | TLL-999
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Points of Interest

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Toompea Hill
  • Lower Old Town
  • Town Hall Square
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
-Toompea
Often referred to as Upper Old Town, Toompea is the home of some of Tallinn's oldest architectural wonders. From Toompea hill, take a short walk to Palace Square. Some of the sites you'll see include Toompea Castle, the current home of Estonia's Parliament; the Pikk Hermann Tower, topped by the national Estonian flag; the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, complete with golden crosses and black onion-shaped domes; and St. Mary's Cathedral, also known as Dome Church, which dates back to the 13th century, making it Tallinn's oldest church.
- Old Town
Noted by UNESCO as an 'exceptionally complete and well-preserved medieval' city, Tallinn's Old Town was built between the 13th and 19th centuries. An intimate neighborhood of colorful houses, half-hidden courtyards, ancient guard towers and well-preserved churches, Old Town exudes old-world charm. A stroll through Town Hall Square reveals landmarks such as Town Hall, completed in 1404 and the 600-year-old Guild Hall.
-Catherine's Passage
Home to a collection of artisan studios featuring Baltic glassware, quilts, hats and other traditional crafts, you will get the oppertunity to meet with some of the artists and shop for souvenirs and gifts
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral serves as the dominating landmark in Palace Square and serves as a living relic of the Russian Empire. Take that perfect photo of the cathedral's cupolas and golden crosses rising high above the rooftops of the Upper Old Town.

SNACK
Relax with a soothing cup of coffee during your walk through Tallinn's Old Town.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Drive around the Old City's medieval walls, gates and watchtowers before continuing to the modern city, passing the Opera and Ballet Theater Estonia' the Concert Hall and the Viru Center. Finally, disembark your motorcoach near Toompea hill for the short walk into the Upper Town of Old Tallinn.

Special Notes:

This tour involves extensive walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
Flash photography and video cameras are not allowed inside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or the Dome Church. During Sunday port calls, exterior viewing only is available at both the cathedral and the Dome Church due to religious services and other events.

Euro is the currency of Estonia. Bring credit cards for purchases. Most vendors do not accept US currency.

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

Medical Restriction:

Guests must be fit to walk for most of the tour (On cobblestone)

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive from port to Toompea Hill, visit Upper Old Town

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Lower Old Town

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1300
Steps:
40
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walk to and visit Catherine's Guild

Time at site:
01:10

Walk to a coffee break venue, refreshments at a local restaurant in Lower Old Town

Time at site:
00:45

Walk to and visit St. Cathrine´s Passage

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
450
Steps:
6
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Walk to Mere Bvd and re-board your motorcoach to return your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No