Kohtuotsa viewing platform: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tallinn: Medieval Walking Tour

Tallinn: Medieval Walking Tour

Walk through the narrow gothic dwellings, cozy cobblestone streets, and well-made fortress walls with solid towers. The Old Town is comprised of two parts: Lower Town (residence of artisans and merchants) and Upper Town (residence of viceroys and the nobility). On this tour, learn how Tallinn got wealthy by attracting invaders and resisting them. Discover why Tallinn was known as a 'town of pepper and salt,' and how Estonians, local Germans, and Catholic monks communicated with each other. Walking the cozy cobblestone streets, get acquainted with Tallinn's history through interesting stories and legends.  See medieval dwellings from the 14th to the 15th century, the oldest town hall and pharmacy in Europe, and St. Olaf Church, having once been the highest in the world. We explore Upper Town - an area of German crusaders (later - noblemen), viceroys, and bishops. See the largest Orthodox church in Estonia, then the oldest one in Estonia. Nearby, see Toompea Castle occupied by the parliament. The climax of the excursion will be a visit to a viewing platform for a view of Tallinn. This excursion may be finished at the Town Hall Square or any other place convenient for you! You will also receive recommendations on where to try local food and drinks, what kind of souvenirs are worth buying, where to have time with children, and which museums are worth visiting.

Iconic Old town Tallinn

Iconic Old town Tallinn

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Tallinn. Our two-hour tour will take you through the charming cobbled streets of the Old Town, passing by stunning landmarks such as the St. Olaf's Church and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. We will also explore hidden gems like St. Catherine's Passage, a picturesque alleyway lined with artisan workshops and galleries. Along the way, you'll learn about the city's medieval past, fortifications, and trading history, as well as enjoy stunning views of the city from Toompea Hill. Book your tour today and experience the magic of Tallinn's Old Town!

All-in-One Tallinn Shore Excursion for Cruise Ships

All-in-One Tallinn Shore Excursion for Cruise Ships

After meeting your host at the terminal, take a bus ride to the Upper Old Town. During this 15-minute transfer with other passengers, you can admire the beautiful parks surrounding Old Town and observe the 13th-century medieval Toompea Castle standing majestically at the top of Toompea hill. Start the walking tour at the Upper Old Town. See the Estonian Parliament and visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. After a stroll through the narrow cobblestone lanes, you'll visit the oldest church in Tallinn - Dome Church. Experience magnificent panoramic views from the Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform. From here, you'll descend to the much livelier Lower Old Town. The main attractions here are the gothic-style merchant houses, the Town Wall with its beautiful towers, as well as the St Nickolas Church and Holy Ghost Church. The tour continues on to the historical city center, Town Hall Square where one of the oldest pharmacies in the world can still be seen next to the 15th century Town Hall. Next, take a walk through St Catherine’s Passage and admire the private studios of the local artists. The tour ends at the Viru Gate where you'll be given 2 hours of free time to have lunch and to do some shopping. At the scheduled time, from the city center, the bus will take you back to the port. 

Tallinn: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Port or Hotel

Tallinn: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Port or Hotel

Take half the day and explore the city of Tallinn. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your cruise ship port and a guided walking tour through the Old Town. Admire the Estonian Parliament and visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Then, take a bit of free time, before heading back to port. Meet your guide outside of Tallinn Port and climb aboard your private ride to the Upper Old Town. Admire the beautiful parks that surround it as you transfer, especially the 13th-century medieval Toompea Castle, standing majestically at the top of Toompea Hill. Begin your private walking tour, and discover the Estonian Parliament and enjoy visit to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. After a stroll through the narrow cobble-stone lanes, find the oldest church in Tallinn, The Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral). Climb to the Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform and experience the magnificent panoramic views of the Old Town, backlit by the modern city. Descend into the Lower Old Town and notice the gothic style merchant houses, the Town Wall with its beautiful towers, and St. Nickolas Church. Enter into the historical city center and witness the Town Hall Square, where one of the oldest pharmacies in the world still stands next to the 15th-century Town Hall. Walk through St. Catherine's Passage and marvel at the many private studios of local artists. Finish at the Viru Gate, and enjoy freely 2 hours to explore, have lunch, and shop. At the scheduled time, from the city center your private vehicle and driver will take you back to the port. 

Tallinn: Panoramic Tour by Private Vehicle

Tallinn: Panoramic Tour by Private Vehicle

This panoramic tour of Tallinn will show you all the main sights in both the old and new parts of the town. Feel the pulse of everyday life as you discover this growing city. Learn about how Tallinn's economy is developing, and find out where the locals work and like to spend their free time. During the first part of the tour, you will see the major sights in modern Tallinn. See Kadriorg Palace, a summer residence of the Russian emperors, the Kumu Art Museum, and the Song Festival Grounds, a symbol of national unity, included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Explore the romantic district of Pirita, an area of private cottages by the seaside. See Pirita convent and the Olympic village. Continue your tour through the old town, where you will learn about the city's history through interesting stories and legends told by your guide. Observe the town from viewing platforms, and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Saint Mary's Cathedral. See the guild houses, medieval churches, a solid fortress wall, and the oldest town hall in Europe, which has its own pharmacy. 

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Karina gave us a lot of relevant, useful and fun information in a very informative way that helped us a lot during the rest of our stay. The information has given us a good idea of medieval Tallinn and also of present-day Estonia. We recommend everyone to take this informative and very enjoyable tour.

Our tour guide spoke German very well, so communication was very easy. She explained the historical context to us very well. We had a very interesting and informative tour. And the fun wasn't neglected either.

great tour with a fun and engaging guide who had lots of tips and knowledge about how to enjoy the area the most! highly recommend!

Very informative and all the main sites in Tallinn covered. Guide was down to earth, knowledgeable and easy going.

The tour was very informative and Karina did an excellent job!