Tallinn
08/12/2020 12:00 AM
08/12/2020 12:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Tallinn city tour - 3 hours

 

Tallinn city tour is a combined tour by car / minivan and walking tour in the Old Town
The tour starts by a tour circling around the Old Town and offering a fascinating view of the medieval town and the 16th century fortification wall with numerous red tile roofs. The tour also leads by the Pirita beach side passing by the Song Festival Grounds, St Birgitte's Convent ruins and Pirita Olympic yacht centre.
The tour gives an overall impression about the city, its history and development. The walking tour in the Old Town takes you back to medieval times when Tallinn was an important trade centre and gathered merchants and traders of all nationalities. Enjoy the well preserved Old Town with buildings dating back even 16th century, narrow cobbled stone streets and small inner yards with charming art galleries and cafes. 


 

Basis  Private tour
Duration  3 hours
Start / End

City center Hotel or pier

Vehicle 1st class
Guide

English-speaking. Other languages on request

Entrances Dome Cathedral
Meals None
Diifculty

Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

NOT AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS
Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Tallinn Jewish Heritage Tour



The tour highlights the charming Old Town of Tallinn as well as Jewish Heritage in Tallinn.
During the walking tour you will visit Tallinn’s Upper Town with Otrhodox St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle and Estonian Parliament, Dome Church and a view platform to the Lower Town and the Bay of Tallinn. Most significan sites in Lower Town that you will visit will be Danish Kings Garden, Town Hall Square and Viru Gates
The tour also includes a visit to Estonian Jewish Museum and Tallinn Synagogue. 

Estonian Jewish Museum 

The museum gives a thorough overview of the Jewish community in Estonia during different times in history. This is where various materials concerning the destiny of Estonian Jews are stored. The exposition of the museum comprises of three sections: a permanent exhibition, a library with books written by or about Estonian Jews and a thematic electronic archive. The large paper archive is where the originals of the documents are stored.

Tallinn Synagogue 

Established in 2007, Tallinn's Synagogue is by far the most modern house of worship in the city.
It was a long time coming. During World War II, the Jewish community that had existed in Tallinn was all but wiped out, and its Synagogue bombed. In the years following the war, a few native Jews returned to Tallinn, joined by many more Russian Jews, but the Soviet regime had outlawed any open observance of Judaism. It was only after Estonia regained independence in 1991 that a real Jewish religious community was re-established here. 


 

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End Hotel city center or pier
Vehicle 1st class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request    
Entrances Estonian Jewish Museum and Tallinn Synagogue
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes NOT AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS / Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Tallinn Full Day Family Fun - 6,5 hours



Start the day by an unconventional and fun way to discover the city. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or pier to drive you to the starting point of your 2 hours Segway tour.

The Segway Experience is very fun for everyone who would like to discover Tallinn from a different way. It allows you to see the most important and interesting sights of the city in only couple of hours.
Riding a Segway is the most amazing experience. It gently moves you and keeps you balanced. Just step on and ride smoothly and almost silently away with a feeling of simple mobility and freedom.
Segway ride is great way for getting together and having fun. Kids, teens, adults & oldies – everyone loves Segway rides.

After the tour your driver will come pick you up and driver you to the Estonian Open-air Museum in Rocca al Mare (Recommeded for Families with Children).
Rocca al Mare is Estonian Ethnography Open-air Museum located in a nice pine forest near the sea at a distance of about 20 min drive from the Old Town. This museum leads you back to the time of old rural Estonia. The vast, forested park is filled with thatched, 18-20th-century farm buildings, windmills, a wooden chapel and a village school, with staff demonstrating how people lived and worked in times past. Visitors can buy handicrafts and try out the traditional food served in the village tavern


 

Basis Private tour
Duration 6,5 hours
Start / End

City center Hotel or pier

Vehicle

1st class. Included for private transfers to the Segway tour and 4hrs vehicle at disposal afterwards. 

Guide

English-speaking for Segway tour. Rocca al Mare on your own.

Entrances

Estonian Open-air Museum at Rocca al Mare

Meals None
Difficulty

Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Tallinn Food Tour


 
What is the Estonian cuisine - Nordic with a twist, a touch from Russian kitchen and a bit of German? Take a glimpse into its surprisingly vivid culinary scene during our Tallinn Food Tour. You’ll have 6-7 food & wine- stops combined with strolls on historical cobblestone streets of Tallinn Old Town.
Tallinn Food Tour combines city sightseeing with various food (and some drink) - stops. The walking tour route is based on Tallinn Old Town, so you will pass most of its main sights and churches on your way, as well as you’ll have a couple of entrances. 

Tallinn Food Tour includes food-stops like: at medieval thematic tavern, street sales, eco-food-store, deli- shop, typical Estonian cuisine restaurant, and at a secret wine terrace in the Old Town. There are also some surprise stops en route. During this food tour you will get the first impression on the variety of culinary scene in Estonia, where it came and where is it heading for, along with stories and legends told by our professional tour guides. 

 

Basis

Private transfers and Scheduled tour
Private tours: availability and price upon request!

Duration 3 hours
Start / End Hotel city center or pier
Vehicle

1st class vehicle for transfers to and from the food tour location.

Guide

English-speaking.

Entrances None
Meals

Various tastings making up for a full meal

Difficulty

Grade Easy to Medium. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

AVAILABLE FROM MID-MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER
Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Tallinn: Panoramic Tallinn - 8 hours
Your local English-speaking guide will greet you at the port and take you on a private tour of Tallinn. Start with a visit to the historic Kadriorg Park, home to the stunning Catherine's Palace and surrounding gardens that were commissioned by the Russian Czar Peter I in the early 18th century. Continue on to the Song Festival Grounds, known as the venue for Estonia’s Song Festival that takes place every five years and can hold up to 300,000 spectators and 30,000 performers! Next visit Pirita, a beautiful beachside location where the yachting complex was built for the 1980 Olympic Games.

Driving past ancient walls and tower gateways, see the national blue, black and white flag flying over the Tall Hermann Tower. Walk up Toompea Hill to Palace Square to view the Baroque Toompea Castle, now the residence of the Estonian Parliament, and to visit the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Stroll along medieval cobblestone streets to the scenic viewpoint over the Lower Town rooftops, passing St Mary’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Estonia, as well as the Stenbock House, the residence of the Estonian Prime Minister.

The Great Guild Hall, the Holy Spirit Church, the Town Council’s Apothecary and the Town Hall can also be found in the labyrinth of streets. Make some time for shopping at the Müürivahe Street market, where traditional wool and linen products are sold.

Highlights:
  • See the stunning Catherine's Palace, the Song Festival Grounds ans the beautiful beachside location of Pirita

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert A&K local guide (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities

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