Tallinn Walking Tour and Concert
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Tour Code: tll-001
Watch the beauty and wonder of Estonia come alive during this unforgettable walking tour of scenic Tallinn.
Depart from the Port of Tallinn, and transfer to Old Tallinn at Mere Boulevard. Upon arrival, you'll meet your guide and begin your walking tour of the city. At the corner of Uus Street, you'll see the monument by Finnish architect Jorma Mukala devoted to the shipwreck of The Estonia. Next, you'll pass St. Olav's Church, the highest church in Estonia, and noted as one of the tallest buildings in Europe in the Middle Ages. A group of old houses called Three Sisters has been converted into a hotel, and hosted Queen Elizabeth II during her overnight visit to Tallinn in October 2006. On Pikk Street, you'll see the remains of former merchant homes, along with the imposing merchants guild, House of the Blackheads. The first religious services in Estonia were held at the Church of Holy Spirit, which is still in operation today, and features a 17th-century street clock.
Continue on to Town Hall Square, the central square of Old Tallinn, where you'll have an opportunity to buy some typical Estonia souvenirs, including woolen socks, wooden toys and linen clothing. From there, you'll visit the Dominician Monastery to enjoy a short concert of ancient music. After the concert, take a stroll through Catherine's Passage to Müürivahe Street, where you can buy famous Estonian sweaters and scarves. On your return, it's possible to see the wonderful flower market on Viru Street.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 miles of moderate walking, including inclines, uneven surfaces, at times over cobblestones and some steps to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. Cafés may insist on Euro currency and US dollars may not be accepted. Streets in Tallinn's Old Town are cobbled in many places, and extra care should be taken. Flat-soled shoes are recommended for this tour. This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or those with mobility concerns. Order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed.