Walking tour in Tallinn
Tour Price : 550 EUR Duration : 5 hours Languages: English
Experience medieval Tallinn on a guided walking tour that travels from Toompea Hill to Town Hall Square. Visit Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Gothic St. Tour in Tallinn. Mary's Cathedral (Dome Church), the city's oldest church.
WHAT YOU VISIT Toompea Hill - Your guided walk of old Tallinn will begin at Toompea Hill, known as the Upper Old Town.
The focal point will be Palace Square, named after the pink baroque Toompea Castle, home to the Estonian Parliament. On the southwest side of the castle stands the Pikk Hermann Tower, topped by the national flag of blue, black and white. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Dominating Palace Square, this Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a strong testament to the influence of years under the rule of Russian Tsars. Its cupolas and golden crosses rise high above the rooftops of the Upper Old Town, contrasting with the needlelike copper spires of the Lower Old Town.
You will have a chance to step inside this working cathedral to view the numerous golden icons and mosaics which line the walls. Dome Church - Gothic St. Mary's Cathedral - simply called the "Dome Church" by the locals - is the city's oldest church and an architectural landmark that has played a prominent role in Tallinn's history. It has served as a burial site for the nobility since the 15th-century, and inside you will see elaborate sarcophagi and more than 60 medieval coats of arms. Excursion with private guide in Tallinn. Town Hall Square - Having retained its charming time-worn appearance, Town Hall Square is still a hub of activity with its many cafés, restaurants and shops. Dominated by the monumental Gothic Town Hall, this square has been the center of life in Tallinn's Lower Old Town since the 12th-century.
Be sure to raise your eyes upward to the Hall's minaret-like tower, where "Old Thomas the Watchman," an ancient weather vane, has served as the city's sentinel since 1530. Across the square stands the Town Council Pharmacy which has occupied the site since 1422. Holy Spirit Church - The sky blue clock on the outer wall of this 14th-century church is the oldest in Tallinn. Inside the church are 15th-century woodcarvings and an ancient wooden altar.
SHOPPING You will have time in the Upper Old Town to pick up a souvenir from Estonia or shop in the craft market in the Lower Old Town.
REFRESHMENTS Refreshments and local pastries will be served at a local café.
|Tour Price: 550 EUR|
|Duration: 5 hours|
|Group Size: max 6|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|