Explore Tallinn Old Town and mysterious Viking lifestyle by learning how to through axe or spear in a Viking fortress
You will learn of the fascinating stories of the first Viking inhabitants of this Hanseatic pearl with visits both to the upper and lower old town. Located on the ancient fortress ruins, you will also find the Parliament building and the the Dome Church, dating back to the 13th century.
Half way down towards the lower town, once a center of medieval trade, you can revel in the legends of the Danish King Gardens. The charming lower town greets us with a unique atmosphere on the Town Hall Square. Today, no longer the seat of municipality, the venue boasts inviting outdoor cafés and hosts seasonal festivals and fairs.
After a short countryside drive, we will arrive to the Viking Village. Explore the Viking lifestyle by learning how to through an axe or a spear in an authentic Viking era fortress or hone your archery skills instead. A delicious local dish of pork, sauerkraut and herb potatoes, fit for a wild Viking will end the experience.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
I will recommend to you the most authentic souvenirs to buy from Tallinn and if wished you can have a short time for shopping as well.
Meet and greet outside the port secured area and official gate.
Estimated time schedule:
00:00 - 00:15 Meet & greet with city center sightseeing to Upper Old Town from the cruise harbor or your hotel
00:15 - 01:30 Upper Old Town walking tour & some free time for shopping
01:30 - 02:10 Drive to the Viking Village
02:10 - 03:35 Viking Village tour and activities
03:35 - 04:20 Traditional 2-course meal
04:20 - 05:00 Drive back to town
05:00 - 05:45 Lower Old Town walking tour
05:45 - 06:00 Drive back to port
05:15 - 06:00 Return transfer to the harbor
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: When the tour starts from cruise port, you need to walk out from cruise port secure area. I will meet you right outside the cruise port gates. You need to walk past the shopping area with souvenirs, past hop-on off buses and helium balloon out of the port gates. I will hold a sign with your name on it. The walk out can take 10-20 minutes depending on your walking speed and dock. When you step off the ship the walking distance to meeting point is 500-800 meters / 550-880 yards from the the ship.
When the tour starts from hotel, I will be waiting for you at the reception.
End location: I will drop you off at the gate of your cruise ship terminal or to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
Transfers for up to 2 people a private car is used and for larger groups minivan or bus. We will also do sone walking.
- My services as your personal tour guide for 6 hours
- Transfers by a car or a minibus from and to port gate (or your hotel) at the end of the tour
- 2 course lunch in Viking Village (pork or chicken with potatoes and salad, house cake, pastry, coffee/tea, water)
- Old town walking tour (2 h)
- 20 min shopping break in the old town
- Viking Village tour & axe, spear and introduction to Viking era weapons and armory
Old Town Tallinn- Upper & Lower Town, Toompea Hill, Parliament building, Viewing platform on Toompea Hill, Town Hall & Town Hall Square, Medieval Town Hall Pharmacy, St. Catherine's Passage & handicraft shops.
Viking Village experience of axe and spear throwing
Viking Village guided tour with their inhouse guide
I can arrange this tour for a bigger group (from 5-35 people) with a larger vehicle for an additional cost.
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Eva-Marie is a wonderful guide to Beautiful Estonia!! We were able to see all the beautiful parts of Old Town and then we had the awesome experience of getting out of the crowds and going to the Viking Village!! It was so much fun for my 4 kids!! And the traditional food was so good. We even saw Storks on the drive! I would highly recommend this unique tour and would say we loved spending the day with Eva-Marie!! Thank you for a wonderful time in Estonia, Eva-Marie!!