This was another port we visited on our own time. The old town was within walking distance of the ship. We had a great time.
Visited: Aug 29, 2018
We walked into the old city from the cruise dock. The old city is rather well preserved having escaped major damage during WWII. We followed the walking tour outlined in Rick Steves guide, and included a visit to the Museum of Estonian History in the old Guild Hall. If you know nothing about Estonia this is a place to stop. The exhibits use a lot of interactive visual presentations. Very well done for this type of museum.
Visited: Aug 14, 2018
We loved this town too. Really enjoyed the bike ride we had booked through United Cruises. We had a great guide (Rasmuss) who was knowledgeable and spoke superb English. He readily answered all kinds of questions about history and culture and current living in Tallinn. He took us around the sights outside of the old town with a few stops for info and pictures, and then continued on to the walled old town. We had found out from another review that we could drop off our bikes in the old town for three Euros each rather than riding back to the cruise ship so we could spend time on our own in old town and then walk back to the ship. This was a good option, and for the extra three Euros, it was easy to find the bike shop in the old town, then enjoy a couple more hours in old town for lunch and wandering before an easy walk back. We "lost" some folks in our group who missed a turn on the way into old town and had a few nervous moments when an ambulance approached was stopped as we waited for them to join. Part of the ride into the old town is on cobblestones and narrow streets, so care must be taken to pay attention as you ride, both to the street and to the guide. In most ports of call, there will be a souvenir shop very close to the dock. The one in Tallinn was one of the best and had some great gifts by local artists.
Visited: Jul 25, 2018
We did a food tour through Food Sightseeing Estonia. We were the only two on the tour with an excellent guide. His knowledge along with the amazing local food made for an excellent day.
Visited: Jul 07, 2018
Quaint old cobblestoned town. Do the excursion to Rakvere to see some of the countryside and visit a castle run by a little town, not a big corporation. Lunch was a country style pork stew, bread, and a salad really from a garden.
Visited: Jul 04, 2018
Was really looking forward to Tallin but weather was a bit rainy so that was a bit if a damper. Ship docks within walking distance so no need for excursions if you are physically able. The Old Town from 10am on though felt mobbed with ALL cruisers/ tourists so also took away from the local "magic." Free walking tours at 12p (look up online) was VERY good- get local money so you can tip them!! Food is interesting there. Vegan spots too. Viewpoints in the old town good. Old Hansa touristy but definitely worth a visit/peek/taste. Nevsky beautiful. Small guild museum was fine, we needed a place to get dry and it was somewhat informative. Off beaten path: uber it or walk (20 mins from Old town past train station Balti Jaama-also cool markets inside) to Telleskivi aka Creative City and Depoo. Industrial/hipster/artsy cafes, shops. Lunch at F-Hoone was good. Nice contrast to old town to see young Estonia which is actually a very "e-country"
Visited: May 21, 2019
We walked into the Old Town and explored by ourselves, went to the Museum which was interesting, then walked outside of the wall to the modern city. Very interesting.
Visited: Jul 06, 2019
Unlike anywhere you’ve ever been! Medieval. A bit like Shrek-world. Castles and medieval buildings abide. The market square was alive and vibrant. Walkable from port- about twenty minutes. Great surprise.
Visited: Aug 04, 2019
Great diverse European port. Not as expensive as other European ports. Easy to access on foot if you have no mobility issues
Visited: Jun 23, 2019
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