Discover the city's Old Town, the best preserved one in Northern Europe
Welcome to Tallinn's Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Old Town attracts visitors because of its severe gothic dwellings, cozy cobblestone streets, well-made fortress wall with solid towers. It has 2 parts: Downtown - residence of artisans and merchants, and Upper Town - viceroy and nobility area.
I will tell you how Tallinn got wealthy, how it attracted invaders and resisted them. You will know why Tallinn was known as a «town of pepper and salt», how Estonians, local Germans, and catholic monks communicated with each other. We'll get acquainted with Tallinn's history through interesting stories and legends.
We can't miss the medieval dwellings from the 14-15th century, the oldest Town Hall and Pharmacy in Europe, St Olaf church, having been the highest in the world.
We'll see the biggest orthodox church in Estonia, the oldest Dome church. Near it there is Toompea Castle staying, taken by parliament.
The climax of the tour is the visit to a viewing platform with a priceless view.
Objects of the tour:
Town Hall Square and Town Hall, the oldest in Northern Europe
Town Hall Pharmacy of 1400s - the oldest in Europe. We certainly come into its museum. It is free
Great Guild dwelling
Holy Spirit church-museum
Brotherhood of Blackheads dwelling
Pikk (Long) and Lai (short) streets
City theatre, earlier private dwelling of wealthy citizen
Long leg street
Short leg street
Yard of Danish king
Hostility wall. We can climb on its viewing platform
Alexander Nevski cathedral
Tall Hermann tower, which holds main state flag
Dome church - protestant cathedral
Tea/coffee - break in oldest cafe Maiasmokk of 1860s.
Next door is marzipan museum, which we obligatory visit. It is free
I recommend you to take a cash, camera, good shoes, umbrella
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats 1)
End location: Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats 1)
Duration: 3 hours
We may end the tour earlier by your desire. Tour finishes in any location, convenient for you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - tickets to churches - museums of Old Town 1-3 euro per person
ticket to fortress wall 1-3 euro per person
snacks&coffee 10 euro per person
I cannot meet you straight at the cruise port pier.
I will meet you at the cruise port gates 400m from the pier and I will be holding a sign with your first name on it.