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Tallinn, Estonia-port

On the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland lies Tallinn, the capital and main seaport of Estonia. Though the city has been bombed and pillaged many times throughout the ages, much of the town as it was in medieval times remains. Atmospheric streets serve as home to the palaces of Castle Hill. Ancient convents, steepled churches and handsome guild houses are all preserved as they were in Tallinn’s Old Town area, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Countryside Fishing and Lunch
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Kadriorg Palace and Tallinn Environs
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mountain Biking in Rural Estonia and Old Town
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Old Tallinn & Chocolate Making Workshop With Master Confectioner
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Panoramic Tallinn
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Sea Kayaking to Pedassaare Island
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Soviet Navy and the Kgb
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Tallinn Walking Tour and Concert
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Upper Town and Rocca Al Mare With Folk Show
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Countryside Fishing and Lunch

Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 6 1/2 hours

Tour Code: TLL-007

The history, culture and people of Estonia's capital city are yours to discover during this scenic orientation tour of Tallinn.

Depart the pier for the drive through Tallinn's Old Town. Along the way, you will pass the 13th-century town, which features several Medieval towers, a main railway station, the National Library, Freedom Square with St. George's and St. John's Churches, Bank of Estonia, National Opera Theatre, and the modern buildings of the New City.

Next, you will continue along the picturesque North Estonian landscape and past Lahemaa National Park to Käsmu, a village of sea captains, and site of a marine school from 1884 -1932. Upon arrival, a stop will be made at the Käsmu Maritime Museum, which is located in the former border guard station.

From here, you will drive past the summer resort of Võsu, Sagadi Manor House and Forestry Museum, where a brief stop will be made to learn about the present and past lives of the noble families living in the Estonian forest. You will then proceed for lunch at Pihuvere Farm, an interesting farmstead in Haljala that plays an interesting role in the history and culture of the village. Here you will have an opportunity to catch a fish, and have it prepared to eat.

Following your visit, you will rejoin the coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of moderate walking, over a gravel path and some steps to negotiate (approximately 10). This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed. Cafés and shops may insist on Euro currency and US dollars may not be accepted.