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About Tallinn

Estonia's cruise port Tallinn is also a fascinating medieval capital. This multi-faceted jewel of a city and its architecture - a legacy of Teutonic, Polish and Russian rule - will have your eyes on stalks. From the spectacular onion domes of the Nevski Russian Orthodox Cathedral to the Baroque Toompea Castle (home of the Estonian Parliament) and the elaborate Gothic façade of the 13th century Raekoda, Europe's oldest town hall, all can be explored from our Tallinn cruises.

 

Another highlight of a Tallinn cruise is the magnificent St Mary's Cathedral, with its display of more than 100 coats of arms - but do take time out just to stroll the winding streets and cobbled squares of the city's atmospheric old town, where you will find exquisite amber jewellery, fine lacework and gorgeous woollen jackets at bargain prices.

 

Visit the workshops in Catherine's Passage to watch artisans creating leatherwork, jewellery and ceramics, or simply retire to a pavement café and relax while enjoying alfresco performances from brass bands, string quartets and strolling players.

 

Shore excursions in Tallinn

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Tallinn by Segway

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Duration: 2¼ hours

Do something a little bit different and explore Tallinn by Segway.

Join your knowledgeable guide at the quayside and after a short shuttle bus ride to the lower old town, you’ll meet your awaiting Segway. Following a training session you’ll then head off for an enjoyable ride through upper and lower old town.

Together with your segway, you’ll journey past some of the most important areas of this UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Upper Old Town you’ll pass by the parliament building and the impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You’ll also have the opportunity to admire the charming red rooftops and church spires in the Lower Old town.

Your route then descends to Schnelli Park, bordering the Old Town, where you’ll ride along the imposing medieval city walls, remarkably still almost intact. Collect memories by taking photos on the Town Hall square with its famous gothic Town Hall.

Before returning your segway, you’ll pass by St Olaf’s Church, which at one time in the Middle Ages was the tallest building in the world. Your tour will end in the lower old town, where you may choose to explore further or return directly to the ship via the shuttle bus.

This is a perfect way to discover this medieval gem of a city in a modern way!

Essential information

This excursion will operate bysegway and on foot. This tour carries a weight restriction of minimum 7 stone and maximum 18 stone. Children and pregnant women may not participate. The tour is only suitable for those in good physical condition; it is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by a bumpy ride. Flat, closed toe shoes are essential. It is recommended that passengers carry a bottle of water with them. Helmets are provided and must be worn. Headsets will also be provided. Passengers are required to sign a waiver prior to participating on this tour. Your tour will end in lower old town; passengers are required to use the shuttle bus service for their return to the ship.

 

A selection of cruises to Tallinn

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