Learn more about Estonian Jewish history. Visit Beit Bella Synagogue and two cemeteries, Old Town Jewish monuments, and Klooga Concentration Camp extension.
Duration: 4 hours
This tour runs every day
- Morning tour leaves at 09:30
- Afternoon tour leaves at 13:00
- We do customise your time according to the ship’s schedule.
- Shore Excursions: All start and end at the dock.
- Shared Parties: We meet at Viru Gate. Your guide will have a signboard saying “Walks In Europe”
Old Town and Kadriorg Palace Sightseeing Tour with a Private Vehicle
If you’d like to see a bit more into Tallinn apart from the Old Town, this four-hour Everything Tallinn tour is just the match for you.
We spend two hours on our sightseeing tour of Tallinn Old Town, have a coffee break, and then jump into our private vehicle to discover surrounding areas for a full tour of Tallinn and its best attractions.
Our first visit after the Old Town is the Kadriorg Garden and Kadriorg Palace.
This grand, Baroque palace built for Peter the Great in 1718 now houses the Art Museum of Estonia’s foreign collection. Designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance.
Surrounding Kadriorg Palace, you can see several interesting side buildings and the Presidential Palace which is used as an office by Estonia’s head of state.
Kadriorg Park park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding, and life pondering. It was set up in 1718 as part of the palace estate but has always been open to the public.
Song Festival Grounds: An important part of Estonian history is the sprawling event venue in Kadriorg holding a special place in Estonians’ hearts as the birthplace of the Singing Revolution. It was here in 1988 that Estonia’s massive, musical demonstration against the Soviet rule set the nation on its road towards re-independence. Most famously the site is home to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, an unforgettable event that takes place every five years, drawing together up to 34,000 performers and 200,000 spectators.
For a unique and historical experience, we explore the eerily beautiful ruins of St. Bridget’s, a medieval convent destroyed in 1577.
Founded in 1407 as part of a Swedish religious order, St. Bridget’s was the largest convent in the Livonian territories and operated until the Livonian War when it was decimated by the forces of Ivan the Terrible. The most striking feature that remains is a mysterious, 35-meter gabled facade towering above the trees next to Pirita River.
We end the Everything Tallinn tour at the Pirate Beach which is by far the largest and most popular in Tallinn – during summer it can attract up to 30,000 visitors a day. The 2km-long beach has a magnificent view of Old Town and the busy sea traffic on the Gulf of Finland.
Tallinn Old Town
- Lower and Upper Towns
- Fat Margaret Tower
- Pikk Street
- Town Hall Square
- Wheel Well
- Great Guild Hall
- Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral
- Church of the Holy Ghost
- Danish King’s Garden
- St Olav’s Church
- One of the world’s oldest working pharmacies.
- Fortified Medieval City Walls
- Tall Hermann Tower
- Parliament House
- Stunning views from Toompea Hill
- The vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace
- Swan Pond on Weizenbergi street, with its fountain, gazebo, and birds.
- Grand, baroque palace built for Peter the Great
- Presidential Palace
- Mikkel Museum
- Peter House Museum
- Song Festival Grounds
- Olympic Yacht Center
- St.Bridget’s Convent
- Pirita Beach
- Entrance fees to Kadriorg Palace
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan first half of the tour
- We walk back to the ship at the end of the old town ( Only 10 minutes)
- Drinks and food
- Vehicle is only provided during the Kadriorg part. The second part is a walking tour of the Old Town and then walk back to the ship.