3 Hours Walking tour itinerary for Tallinn: Trace The Heritage On Your Old Town Stroll
Learn the history of the Estonian capital through interesting stories and feel the medieval atmosphere from a time long past. Churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas, and St. Olaf, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Lutheran St Mary’s Cathedral, along with plenty of sites in the Lower Town and the Upper Town will be visited.
Tallinn old town
See all the main highlights – the Latin quarter where a Dominican monastery is situated since the 13th century, Pikk Street, which used to be the main street of Tallinn in the Middle Ages, where you’ll find the houses of merchant and craftsmen guilds. You will discover the history of medieval Tallinn, the town that joined the Hanseatic League – the trading union in Europe in the 13th - 16th centuries.
Next, you will get acquainted with the medieval architecture of Tallinn, and learn what makes it so special. You’ll see churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas, and St. Olaf.
The Old Town consists of two parts, the Lower Town and the Upper Town. After a walk in Lower Town, you will head to Upper Town, going up along Short Leg Street. Here, you will learn why people say that Tallinn is the town that limps. And what was the reason for discord between the two towns?
Finally, you will arrive in Upper Town – the town of noble knights, landlords and soldiers. Here, you will discover two cathedrals, Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Lutheran St Mary’s Cathedral.
Next to the cathedrals, you’ll find the castle which hosts the Parliament of Estonia and one castle towers named Tall Herman. Here, you will enjoy a view of the city from one of the viewing platforms of Upper Town.
After seeing Upper Town with your Tallinn tour guide, you'll go back to Lower Town along Short Leg Street and finish the walking tour on Town Hall Square.
English speaking Tallinn tour guide
Alexander Nevskii cathedral entrance
Hotel pick up/drop off
Meeting point is the Town Hall Square or the cruise port. Depending on the weather, you come by sea or land.
Old town walking tour: You will learn the history of Tallinn through interesting stories and feel the medieval atmosphere from a time long past.
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