TLL-026 - Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour & Viking Village Adventure#Shore Excursions #Family Tours #Activities & Adventures
Join an exciting day of visits in the stunning Old Town Tallinn and gain a first-hand experience of fierce Viking village lifestyle in an authentic fortress.
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- 6h private guide services
- 2h Old Town guided walking tour
- Traditional 2-course lunch
- Viking Village tour & axe, spear and weapons experience
- Round port transfers
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
After a warm meet & greet in the harbor, guided drive to the Viking Village
Viking Village experience & tour
Traditional 2-course meal
Drive back to the city & Old Town Walking Tour
Return transfer to the harbor
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
- Old Town Tallinn- Upper & Lower Town
- Toompea Hill
- Parliament building
- Viewing platforms on Toompea Hill
- Town Hall & Town Hall Square
- Medieval Pharmacy
- St. Catherine´s Passage & handicraft shops
- Viking Village experience of axe and spear throwing
The Nordic cross has for long been known by the Estonians. The strong ties and not so amicable battles between the Estonian Vikings and Scandinavian tribes date back to the 13th century. After all, the Estonian sailing vessels were called pirate ships by the Nordic clans for a reason.
Our day starts with a comprehensive walking tour in the heart of a Viking built city. During the Tallinn Old Town stroll you will learn of the fascinating stories of inhabitants of this Hanseatic pearl.
A visit to the upper town reveals legends and true stories of past powers and rules of the country. The uniquely located Toompea Hill hides stunning views over the lower town and boasts of both savage Viking as well as noble past. Today, center of national government and home to Prime Ministers Offices and Chancellery of Chancellor of Justice.
Half way down towards the lower town, once a center of medieval trade, you can revel in the legends of the Danish King Garden. This is the place where the rule of Danes started 800 years ago.
The charming lower town greets us with a unique atmosphere on the Town Hall Square. Crowning over the location of a medieval market place is the impressive Town Hall building itself. These days, no longer the seat of municipality, the charming venue boasts inviting outdoor cafés and hosts seasonal festivals & fairs instead.
There nothing more satisfying than being given the opportunity to be a part of the olden times yourself. After a short countryside drive, we will arrive to the Viking Village. Explore the mysterious Viking lifestyle by learning how to through an axe or a spear in an authentic Viking era fortress or hone your archery skills instead.
To end our day, we will enjoy a delicious local dish of pork, sauerkraut and herb potatoes, fit for a wild Viking. The old Estonians use to say, that beauty does not fill the tummy, but a good meal will.
Reviews of our tours
We are a family of 9 (age range 75 to 9 years old) and were on a Baltic cruise and spent the day with Eva-Maria in Tallinn on a private tour. She was an awesome guide. Her enthusiasm for her city is infectious. She turned what we thought to be a throw-away port of call to one of the funner stops on our cruise. She was easy to work with and highly responsive prior to docking in Tallinn so arranging the excursion was a breeze….don’t let the cruise line lock you into their terrible excursions with WAY too many people on the excursion! Get personalized service from companies like Eva-Maria’s! She arranged a very nice bus for all of us so it was super comfortable. We have a child in a fold up wheelchair and she accommodated us perfectly. Mobility is a slight challenge in the old town (as in a lot of old European cities with a lot of cobblestone streets) but it was quite manageable for us.
We spent the day touring the old town, both upper and lower and then went to the Viking Village. This tour struck a good balance between the adults and the kids. The older folks appreciated the history and architecture of the old city and the kids had fun at the Viking Village, throwing axes and launching the catapult. The food served at the Viking Village was actually really good and the atmosphere of an old style Viking lodge was really fun.
We liked Eva-Maria so much, we decided to use her company to arrange excursions in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen and they were all excellent (I will add reviews in those cities).
I would highly recommend this company to arrange your excursions!