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From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

1. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore Tallinn.  Upgrade your experience and and book into the Comfort Class or Business Lounge. Comfort Class: • Travel comfortably while enjoying the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks (with ingredients to make sandwiches), coffee, tea, refreshments, daily newspapers, and free WiFi Business Lounge: • Travel in style and add some luxury to your journey. The upgrade includes food and drinks at the Business Lounge buffet. Newspapers, magazines, and free WiFi available

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From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

2. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way back, you can relax and enjoy the services before arriving at Helsinki at around 9:00 PM.

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All Inclusive Day Trip from Tallinn: Prangli Island

3. All Inclusive Day Trip from Tallinn: Prangli Island

Stepping off the boat onto Prangli Island, off the coast of Estonia, one immediately feels the history of the place. Dating back more than 600 years, this still bustling fisherman's port offers untouched natural beauty, long sandy beaches, and a welcoming atmosphere that lets you know that you're at home here. During your full day tour (taking place from May to September), we will start and finish our tour in Tallinn city center, or can arrange for a pick up from your hotel. Your all-inclusive package includes all of your transfers and a full day of exploring the beauty and wonders of Prangli Island. While walking about the harbor and local stores, make sure to breath in the salty sea air and think about what life must have been like here 600 years ago. Your English speaking guide will give you plenty of fascinating stories and mythologies as you head on your way from this wonderful change of pace. Come explore the beauty and wonders of Estonia's relaxing and beautiful fishing culture away from the hubbub of Tallinn city life.

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Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

4. Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

A floating tour on the old cruiser "Katharina“ is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. You will learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. The navigation bridge will be open to visitors, and souvenir pictures can be taken there. Your trip begins at the historic Seaplane Harbor, and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn. Complete with seating both inside and outside, the ship has three saloons, seating a maximum of 200 guests at a time. It also boasts two sundecks, a seminar room, a bar and a restaurant. Your tour includes a buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages. and illustrated tour map and a souvenir photo session on the captain's bridge.

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Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

5. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and Soviet periods, all the way through to today. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for either the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre or from the gates at Cruise Ship Terminal.

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Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

6. Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

Naissaar Island was a popular outing destination prior to World War 2, and home to the Aibofolk (Swedish heritage islanders) who made their fortunes as pilots and seal hunters and enjoyed lucrative business with privateers. The Soviet army then turned the island into a secluded military base. Explore the sights from the Soviet military period and remnants of pre-war life. Depart for a 1-hour boat voyage from the historic Lennusadam, enjoying beautiful views while passing Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse. You’ll have an amazing opportunity to visit an abandoned sea mine stockyard that was once a top-secret Soviet military base. The secrecy of the base was of utmost importance and is surrounded by double-wire fences guarded by bloodhounds. Afterwards, see the Fire Boulder, another of the island’s landmarks with a thrilling tale to tell. As a final stop, get a true contrast to the military history with a visit to a sanctuary for the native people of the island and learn about the exciting past of its former inhabitants. At the end of the tour, take some time to wander on the beach.

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Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

7. Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

Discover the best of Tallinn by visiting important sites from different periods of the city's history. Start with the jewel of Tallinn – the medieval Old Town. Check out gabled houses, churches, and squares built between the 13th and 15th centuries while your guide combines informative commentary with colorful legends that helped to define the character of the city. Learn how Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub in medieval times and visit both the upper and lower Old Town.  Continue by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district. Explore a peaceful, green area of the city that is home to beautifully-crafted wooden villas, art museums, and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Then head to the Pirita beach area, where you will get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s soviet-era TV tower. Enjoy views of the Baltic Sea and, if it's warm, plenty of sunbathers on the beach. After a lunch break, visit the Open Air Museum in Viimsi, a complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old. Relax and enjoy some of the best views of the famous skyline of Tallinn from this picturesque coastal village turned museum.

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Tallinn Bay Sightseeing Cruise

8. Tallinn Bay Sightseeing Cruise

Depart from the historic Seaplane Harbour and begin your cruise around the Bay of Tallinn. Admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers, the historic shoreline, and fancy cruise ships in the port as you learn about Tallinn's maritime history. The navigation bridge is open to visitors and souvenir pictures can be taken there. Depart from the historic Seaplane Harbour and begin your cruise around the Bay of Tallinn. Tour may involve a brief stopover on some of the Tallinn small islands. A tour along the Bay of Tallinn is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. Learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. The trip begins and ends at the historic Seaplane Harbour and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn. Receive an Illustrated Tallinn Bay tour map created by artist Kristjan Luiga. The cafe is open on board.

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From Tallinn: Naissaar Island Fatbike Day-Trip

9. From Tallinn: Naissaar Island Fatbike Day-Trip

Spend a day discovering the history and geography of Naissaar Island as you explore the island on fatbike with an audio guide, bike rental, and roundtrip tickets from Tallinn included. Your journey begins near the Seaplane Harbour Museum of Tallinn. From here you'll take a 1-hour, scenic boat trip to the island. Take in great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse. Choose between two different routes on the island. The Northern Trail (25 km) takes you through a primeval forest road that winds up to the Northern tip, where you can enjoy views of the island from the lighthouse and visit the fortress. On the Central Trail (15 km), you will visit the scenic Hülkar Cape with stunning sandy beaches, Southern Village, the remains of a USSR sea-mine stockyard, and mystical stone barrows.

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Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

10. Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your local, professional guide at the port right after your ship has docked. You can choose a morning or an afternoon tour. Walk the old town's winding alleyways and pass its ornate doorways and medieval courtyards. Among all the Nordic medieval cities, there’s none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn. Walk the streets that former kings, queens and czars walked down. Learn how Tallinn once consisted of 2 feuding medieval towns separated by a wall.  Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings. With its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the Tallinn’s Town Hall Square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Your informative guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn, but through the alleyways of time. 

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What people are saying about Tallinn

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Check in, barding flawless and totally easy. Different cafes, restaurants, fast food chains on the ship on several decks, where you have free choice of seats. You can also shop duty free.

It was a great trip, I went to Helsinki first, then I decided to go to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and I got on this beautiful boat in both directions. It was a really great trip.

It was a wonderful experience having a trip to Tallin using this Ferry. We will be using the same way to Tallin in the future. It was comfortable, even for the kids.

Great tour into the past. We really enjoyed the truck ride and the lunch was really nice

boat very easy to access, good information, and a very nice city to see!