This trip acts as an introduction to Tallinn’s most famous sights. One of the first things you’ll pass is Kadriorg Park – a pretty leafy parkland. Then, there’ll be a photo stop at the Song Festival Ground, where locals sang their way to freedom from Soviet power in the Eighties. You’ll also drive by the Forest Cemetery, the Russalka Monument, and the ruins of St. Bridget’s Convent, which dates back to the 16th century. From here, you’ll drive through the Pirita and Lasnamäe districts. Lasnamäe’s narrow, grey blocks sit in stark contrast to the traditional, ornate buildings of Pirita. You’ll then head for Medieval Tallin, to see the ancient stone walls, faded towers and old gateways. After arriving to Toompea Hill you will leave your coach and start your walking portion of the tour. When you walk up the hill to the imposing Toompea Castle , you’ll have a bit of time to admire the main tower and blue, black and white flag. You can also delve inside the Russian Orthodox church that dominates the castle’s courtyard. Finally, on your way back to the ship, you’ll whiz past the National Estonian Library and the patisserie-lined Freedom Square.
Although this is an easy walking tour, there's about half a mile of walking uphill over cobbled streets and about 15 steps to enter the church. Guests have an option to stay on the coach if the walking portion of the tour is too much. The coach cannot drive into the Old Town and can only park near the Upper Town entrance. The view of the Upper Town is limited from the coach window.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.