Tallinn: Old Town Walking Half Day Tour
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
Vanalinn, the Old Town of Tallinn, is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Your guide will introduce you to the interesting mixture of German, Scandinavian and Russian influences here. In Upper Town, enjoy a walk along cobblestone streets and a view of the interesting Toompea Castle, which was built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 18th century. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky with its interesting collection of icons has dominated Lossi Plats (Palace Square) since its construction in 1900. From here continue along Tallinn's medieval cobblestone streets past the Gothic Dome Church (entrance), also known as St. Mary's Cathedral. Enjoy a panoramic view of the towers and steeples rising above the red-tiled roofs of the Lower Town, then browse through the local shops before walking into the Lower Town. You will have a photo stop at Holy Ghost Church, a structure that retains much of its 14th-century appearance. Stop to admire the Gothic Town Hall. Completed in 1404, it is Tallinn's oldest civic building. Follows visit to a famous Katariina Gild street with open studios and shops of artisans who daily practice their craft.
Duration: 3 Hours