Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
Your tour begins with a drive through the picturesque Estonian countryside towards one of the oldest towns of Estonia – Rakvere. This town is located about 100 km east of Tallinn. Stop at the Rebala Heritage Reserve to look at an ancient cemetery from the Nordic Bronze Age. After a visit to the Citizen Museum, you’ll enter the partially ruined, 13th century Rakvere Castle to see weapons, the Torture Chamber and Hell Chamber. At the entrance to the castle you’ll find an enormous sculpture of a bull called Tarvas, standing in guard of the town. A medieval lunch with Estonian beer is served in the castle restaurant. In the castle, you’ll also learn about distilling in Estonia and to taste Estonian spirit.
Alcohol has been produced in Estonia since the 15th century and the exhibition presents important information concerning alcohol production. For those who wish to receive a certificate of the “connoisseur of vodka“, a more thorough spirit, a tasting opportunity will be provided. From Rakvere you’ll return to Tallinn to the Tall Hermann Tower. Walk through the Palace Square with the Parliament House of Estonia and the Russian Orthodox Church. The stroll will take you over the cobblestone lanes for an outside visit of the famous St. Mary’s Cathedral "Dome Church" from 1233 with panoramic viewpoints. Afterwards, walk back to the coach for your return trip to the pier.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.