Shore Excursion Details

Medieval Experience

Tallinn, Estonia

Medieval Experience


  • 7
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

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.

Visit 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. Afterwards, learn about distilling in Estonia and you’ll have a chance 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 for a walking tour of the old town, starting at the Tall Hermann Tower. Follow your guide through Palace Square, with the Parliament House of Estonia and the Russian Orthodox Church. The stroll will take you over cobblestone lanes for an outside view of the famous St. Mary’s Cathedral and panoramic lookout points from where you’ll have a splendid view over the old town wall, red-tiled roofs, towers and steeples.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

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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.
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