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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Meals not included
From the pier it is a short drive to Tallinn's upper Old Town.
Walk with your guide past Palace Square and Parliament House to the Russian Orthodox Church. Narrow cobblestone lanes lead to the lower part of Old Town.
See 13th-century ecclesiastical art in the former St Nicholas' Church. The best-known work in the museum is the Danse Macabre painted by Bernt Notke at the end of the 15th century. During the Middle Ages, St Nicholas' was one of the town's most magnificent and beautiful churches. Admire the seven-armed brass candelabrum, almost 13 feet tall, which dates back to the 16th century.
You will have some free time for shopping and taking in the atmosphere of the old Hanseatic downtown.
On your way back to the coach, walk past the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Great Guild, and the former St Michael's Convent, with the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
Note the medieval city walls, complete with fortification towers, before exploring the eastern part of Tallinn.
A panoramic drive through the city center takes you past Kadriorg Park with its lovely swan pond. Stop at the Song Festival Grounds -- home of the famous Estonian Song Festivals since 1869, and birthplace of the Singing Revolution in 1988.
Drive along the coast to the Pirita recreational area. On the way, you will pass Count Orlov's former summer palace and the monument to the Russalka -- an armored Russian ship that sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1893.
Please note: Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations.