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Tallinn Cruise Port Tours

Located along the Baltic Sea coast, the Estonian capital of Tallinn is a popular stop on Baltic cruises, welcoming more than 300 cruise ships each season. The Port of Tallinn also receives regular ferries from Helsinki, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg, making it a convenient choice for a day trip or weekend getaway. 


The Basics

Most cruise visitors spend their time exploring Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, and the medieval center is easy to take in on a walking tour. Attractions like Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Museum of Occupation, and St. Olaf’s Church can be reached on foot, but another option is to take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city—buses leave from right outside the cruise terminal. 


Those wanting to explore farther afield can take a shore excursion to the magnificent Kadriorg Palace, built by Czar Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine, or explore Lahemaa National Park, which stretches along the coast of the Gulf of Finland.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Shore excursions typically include port pickup and drop-off. 
  • Aside from walking, the easiest way to get around Tallinn is by tram.
  • Wear comfortable shoes—the Old Town is full of narrow streets, cobbled lanes, and steps.


How to Get to Tallinn from the Port of Tallinn

Most cruise ships dock at one of the passenger terminals in the Old City Harbor, about a 10-minute walk from Tallinn’s Great Coast Gate—the medieval entrance to the Old Town area. If you aren’t up for walking, bus 2 departs regularly from passenger terminals A and D. Taxis are also readily available, as are velo-taxis in the summer months. 


Port Information

The local language is Estonian, but English is widely spoken. The official currency is the Euro and most shops and restaurants take credit cards. Luggage storage, ATMs, currency exchange houses, and free Wi-Fi are available at the port. 

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Tallinn Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Tallinn Shore Excursion: Tallinn Sightseeing Tour by Coach and Foot

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Spend your time in port in Tallinn discovering this enchanting city with a fascinating past, on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Your guide will show you all of ...  Read more

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Tallinn Shore Excursion: Day Tour to Lahemaa National Park from Tallinn

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When your cruise ship docks in Tallinn, enjoy this shore excursion to Lahemaa National Park to see the beauty of the northern Estonia landscape. With an ...  Read more

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