Departing from the pier, begin with a scenic drive around the Old Town, which offers magnificent views of the medieval city walls. See the watch-towers, graceful spires, and winding, cobblestone streets. Visit the Russian Orthodox Church inaugurated in 1900 and filled with a stunning array of superb icons. View the exterior of the castle, now the seat of Estonia’s parliament.
Built on a cliff, the Upper Town provides a superb vantage point from which to view the red gabled roofs and spires of Lower Town. Your tour continues down both Long and Short Leg Streets to the Lower Town. See the apothecary, which opened in 1422, the Great Guild House, Blackheads Brotherhood House and the 15th century Gothic Town Hall. Enjoy some free time on the grounds of the Dominican convent at a colorful market and St. Catherine’s Arts and Crafts Center, before rejoining your coach and returning to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces and cobblestone streets.
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.