Start your 3-hour private Tallinn tour with a pickup from your central hotel or the cruise port. Settle inside your air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide, and set off to explore the modern and old sides of the Estonian capital. If there’s something you want to see more of, simply tell your guide; your tour is private, so the itinerary can be tailored around you.
Drive through Kadriorg, a beautiful, leafy neighborhood dotted with 19th-century villas and centered around a palace and park. See the elegant baroque palace and rose gardens, and learn how they were built for Russia’s Catherine I by her husband Peter the Great in the early 1700s.
Continue to the beachfront Pirita area and view the Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians celebrate their love of singing with a national song festival, held every five years. Hear how singing is a central part of the Estonian national identity, and learn how it has played a key part in the country’s struggles for independence since the 1900s.
Next, head into the Old Town for a stroll around the city’s picture-perfect medieval district. Stretch your legs as you delve into the cobbled squares and lanes, and discover the lovely landmarks of this UNESCO-listed enclave.
Admire the Gothic Old Town Hall and Old Town Square, and climb up Toompea Hill. On route, see highlights such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and soak up the stunning hillside views over the medieval town’s spires, rooftops and turrets.
After three hours, your tour ends when your guide says goodbye in the Old Town, leaving you to sightsee or shop independently. Alternatively, request a transfer back to your hotel or the cruise port.