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Private Shore Excursion: Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour with Round-Trip Transfer provided by Saku Travel - Private Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour with Round-Trip Transfer

Private Shore Excursion: Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour with Round-Trip Transfer
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 134017P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
pickup from Tallinn cruise terminal exit gate • English-speaking guide services for the 3-hour private walking tour • 1.5 hours of free time in Tallinn Old Town after the tour • private high-quality vehicle for the return transfer • entrance fee to St. Mary's Cathedral • bottle of still water for each participant • drop-off at Tallinn cruise terminal gate
Exclusions
food
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
At time of booking, please provide us with the name of the cruise ship, the scheduled docking time and what time you wish to start your private tour. Our meeting point is at the exit gate of Tallinn cruise terminal. You will need to walk 300 meters/0.2 miles from the cruise ship to the gate. Your private guide will be standing by the gate holding a sign with your name written on it.
Ports:
Tallinn cruise ship terminal
Inclusions
pickup from Tallinn cruise terminal exit gate • English-speaking guide services for the 3-hour private walking tour • 1.5 hours of free time in Tallinn Old Town after the tour • private high-quality vehicle for the return transfer • entrance fee to St. Mary's Cathedral • bottle of still water for each participant • drop-off at Tallinn cruise terminal gate
Exclusions
food
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
At time of booking, please provide us with the name of the cruise ship, the scheduled docking time and what time you wish to start your private tour. Our meeting point is at the exit gate of Tallinn cruise terminal. You will need to walk 300 meters/0.2 miles from the cruise ship to the gate. Your private guide will be standing by the gate holding a sign with your name written on it.
Ports:
Tallinn cruise ship terminal
Duration
5h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues, and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users
At time of booking, please provide us with the name of the cruise ship, the scheduled docking time and what time you wish to start your private tour
Maximum of 10 participants per your group: we keep the groups small so that the platform for questions and discussion can be kept large
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
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    Tallinn Old Town
    Stop: 3 hours
    Get acquainted with the attractive Tallinn Old Town area and learn about the country of Estonia on this 3-hour private walking tour. Our guide and driver will meet you at Tallinn cruise port exit gate. The cruise port exit gate is located 300 meters/0.2 miles/ 8 minutes walking from the ship. Your tour guide will be standing behind the exit gate holding a sign with your name written on it. The tour begins with a 10-minute panoramic drive to Toompea Hill, where we start to discover the UNESCO-listed old city on foot. Toompea is a charming area that is home to Toompea Castle; the medieval defensive towers Kiek in de Kök and Tall Hermann; two cathedrals: one dedicated to St. Mary and another to St. Alexander Nevsky; and two viewpoints offering nice views for picture taking. Enjoy the scenic stroll and the enthralling commentary. Then, we descend to the lower town, where your private tour continues with approx. 30-minute long visit away from the main sites. The tranquil ambience is the main attraction here, competing with the some great stories and insights. Next, we head towards the Town Hall Square that has been the hub of the city since the 13th century. Highlights along the route include the medieval town wall and old merchants’ houses, the Great Guild House, Church of the Holy Spirit, the Town Hall, St Catherines Passage and one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. Feel free to poke your head into cafes, workshops and galleries as we pass by to take note for later pleasures. The tour ends at the Town Hall Square or nearby, depending on where you wish to spend the 1.5 hours of free time. After some exploration on your own, our driver will meet you at a designated spot (4-5 minutes walking from the Town Hall Square) and drives you back to the cruise port.
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Bill G
2 contributions
Excellent quality and value for this tour!
Aug. 2019
Do yourself a favour and book with Maarja Laiapea with Saku Travel. Here are some thoughts:
-extremely great value for what we received. We pre-planned exactly what we wanted to do and what we didn't want to do. If you are not sure, they will have a great itinerary
-Katherine's summer palace grounds and Old Town were excellent.We really enjoyed a stop where they had old soviet statues
-Maarja really made our family feel comfortable and she was very patient with our questions. She was excellent.
-the shopping at the cruise port was actually very good with excellent prices. Our family spent the most money at these vendors.
Written 22 September 2019
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suntravelor
tampa, florida16 contributions
Amazing day touring
Sep. 2019
All the great stuff people write is true. It's a perfect and in my mind the only way to see Tallinn on a short time frame. Maarja is super and lots of fun to tour with. The pace for us was perfect and we gained so much more than had we walked around on our own. Don't hesitate; book a tour with Saku and enjoy a stress free tour of this spectacular city.
Written 19 September 2019
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Excursion768750
1 contribution
Best tour of the Baltic
Aug. 2019
I won’t rewrite what others have already posted as I totally agree. Maarja and Juri provided a wonderfully interesting tour for us. She included us in deciding what we would like to see. I highly recommend Saku for a personalized and non-group tour. I especially loved hearing the personal stories of growing up in Estonia and life under Soviet rule.
Written 30 August 2019
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Charis C
84 contributions
A pleasant experience in the beautiful city of Tallinn
Aug. 2019 • Family
We booked this for our short visit in Tallinn during a cruise at the Baltic sea. Maarja was the contact person and she did an excellent job in preparing an itinerary for us. After few exchange of emails mentioning our interest a sone clarifications she ended up with a schedule that I can now say that it gave us a nice overview of Tallinn. Not to forget to mentioned that her restaurant suggestion was excellent and she also arranged the booking for us. Our guide Tiiu was very nice, polite, informative and fluent in english. We had a very pleasant time with her and we really enjoy our tour. I recommend this especially for cruise travelers with limited time in Tallin because Tallin is not only the old town!
Written 10 August 2019
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Susan S
7 contributions
LOVELY TOUR WITH A LOVELY GUIDE
Jul. 2019 • Family
We met Maarja from Saku Travel at the pier after getting off our ship. She gave us a warm welcome and introduced us to our driver Yuri.

Our tour included the old and new town of Tallinn as well as the seaplane harbour museum and KGB prison cells.

We had a fantastic top ur and Maarja was very interesting and informative. She is a lovely guide and a very easy person to talk to. We enjoyed our time very much. Yuri was very helpful by driving us around, leaving us some time to have lunch and then driving us back to the ship after the KGB cells.

We would highly recommend this tour and our guide Maarja in particular.
Written 20 July 2019
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Savanna M
Fort Lauderdale, FL55 contributions
Awesome Tour Guide!
Jul. 2019 • Friends
We were a group of 18 travelling together looking for a private shore excursion in Tallinn. I emailed Saku and got an immediate response and was pleased with what they were able to offer to satisfy our diverse group (ages 1 - 73, with various fitness levels).

Our tour guide Li really was the star of the tour, so enthusiastic and passionate about her city, she was a world of information on history, current events and culture, food, etc.

We absolutely loved the city and felt our tour really covered the highlights!
Written 15 July 2019
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JennCalifornia99
Palo Alto, CA12 contributions
Best tour of our Baltic trip!
Jun. 2019 • Family
Our tour guide, "Maria" ( Maarja) and our private driver met as at the port gate as arranged. Maria was very informative. We especially appreciated her openness in sharing her personal experience growing up in Tallinn both under and post Soviet government. She spent a great deal of time with us- answering all of our questions, taking family photos, and was never rushed. she's a lovely person and we wished we could spend more time with her. Perfectly fluent in English- and also speaks Japanese!
Written 30 June 2019
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Mets41
New York, NY71 contributions
Great tour!
Jun. 2019 • Family
We decided to take a private tour of Tallinn after reading the positive views on TripAdvisor. It was one of the highlights of our cruise. We toured for four hours with Hobe -- half driving around the outskirts of the Old Town and half walking through the Old Town. Old Town is absolutely charming and we wished we could have had more time to wander, but we only had enough time for lunch before having to return to the ship. Hobe is a great guide. She was friendly and informative, but low key -- she didn't feel the need to fill every moment with chatter as some guides tend to do, but allowed us time to observe and reflect.
Written 28 June 2019
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ogerkan
New York City, NY3,611 contributions
Excellent tour of Old Town with Maarja
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Booked our tour via the internet prior to arrival. Excellent communication. Our guide, Maarja, met us at the cruise port gate and then provided a fun, informative and engaging tour of Old Town. Starting at the main gate and Fat Margaret, Maaaja wove us thru many of the lower towns streets, the outer walls and the up to Kohtuotsa viewing platform for sweeping views of Tallinn. From there, we visited St. Mary's Lutheran Cathedral and the Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral. Working our way back down to Raekoja Square, we walked by the many historic buildings in the area (Great Guild Hall, Town Hall and a long standing Pharmacy). Really felt like we not only saw the sights, we actually learned quite a bit of the local history from someone who has lived thru great change in her life. A superbly spent 3 hours. Highly recommended.
Written 16 June 2019
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Ian R
2 contributions
Excellent Tour by Saku Travel.
May 2019 • Couples
Li was perfect tour guide as she was born and raised in the Old Town. Communications beforehand with Maarja were excellent in setting up the tour. Driver Juri did a great job as well. If you are on a ship stopping in Tallinn, sign up for the 3.5 hour drive/walk tour (but you have to be fit for the walking portion). You won't regret it.
Written 14 May 2019
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Loved our tour
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Lovely Walking Tour of Tallinn
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Don’t think we could have found a better private tour than Saku
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A “must do” when visiting Tallinn
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Excelent Tour, friendly and knowledgeable guide!!
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Perfect
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Amazing Private Tour
Our family of 5 had a wonderful time with Maarja and Juri (the owners) touring the outskirts of Tallinn while we we
Sandra L
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Perfect Tour of Tallin
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Couldn't of done better. Top from beginning to end.
For our stop in Tallinn during our cruise holiday we booked a "4 hour private tour" with Saku Travel. We could not
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Wonderful Tallinn
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