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TALLINN, THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $504 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $619 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $671 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $823 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate) $973 USD
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TALLINN, THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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This city has a fascinating history. First occupied by the Danes, Tallinn is sold to the Teutonic Knights. Two hundred years later it is occupied by the Swedes. Russia conquers the city about 80 years later and that rule is maintained until the Bolsheviks seize Tallinn from the Germans who loose it once more to the Soviets. The year following, the Germans again take it and one year later, the Soviets are back. It was only in 1994 that the last of the Russian troops left Tallinn - and this extremely complicated history is behind all the doors of this medieval town. Luckily your guide will sort this all out for you.

What can you expect to see when touring the wonderful town of Tallinn? It has been preserved so well that, at first, you might feel as if you were in a museum or perhaps a movie set. Once you begin your dialogue with your guide, however, you'll understand the complexities that made Tallinn such a value to so many countries.

First you will circle around the Old Town so you can see the magnificent views of the medieval city walls. The best perspective will be found in Upper Town at the top of Toompea Hill, where you are afforded a panoramic view of the city. Your walking will begin here as you see the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and you will visit the Dome Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. You will find yourself in the heart of Town Hall Square.

As you move into Lower Town, you'll recall the maze of streets you saw from above. Your guide has volumes of stories and history that turn each corner as you do. It is difficult to discern between buildings in the Lower Town. You could never imagine the part each might have played in the past. The Pharmacy, a highlight, opened 70 years before Columbus discovered America. You'll also see the Gothic Town Hall and the Great Guild House from the exterior.

The colorful market will be a perfect place to purchase some handmade souvenirs before you return to the ship. If you prefer to stay in Old Town, your guide will tell you how you can either walk or take a taxi back to your ship.

It's important to remember, as you travel from port to port, that all of these destinations are tied together through history. This is much more the case here than anywhere else since the ports are close together and all suffered from the same wars. The history that your guide will impart will come alive as you make your way through the Baltic.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • Licensed guide
  • Old Town - see well-preserved ancient walls
  • Upper Town - Russian Orthodox Church, Dome Cathedral
  • Lower Town
  • Visit local market
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) Departure time is flexible. Please contact ShoreTrips for a different departure time before booking.
  • 10:00 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admissions, snacks, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
• Dome Church admission is approximately €2 per person. Water is €1 per person.
• Please wear comfortable, flat walking shoes. The cobblestones make walking a challenge.

Restrictions

• This tour includes walking portions. You must be able to walk on uneven surfaces.