Tallinn- Tour or Not?

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#21
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do you know if most cruise ships have a shuttle taking passengers into the Tourist Info center?
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Originally posted by ROCruiser
We always like to DIY in ports so we have the freedom to do whatever, whenever. Especially in ports like Tallin, so easy to do it on your own. Just walking distance from the port to old town.
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Originally posted by newcruisers04
do you know if most cruise ships have a shuttle taking passengers into the Tourist Info center?
thanks
Cruise ships dock at the Old City Harbor, it's just around 500 metres from city center. You don't need any shuttle bus at all. Old town is a little further but you need to go up the hill. So if you have any mobility issues you could take a taxi. Anyway everything in Tallinn is very close and the only problem may be cobblestones which are everywhere. So be ready
#23
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Originally posted by newcruisers04
do you know if most cruise ships have a shuttle taking passengers into the Tourist Info center?
thanks
HAL did have a shuttle. We did not use it and did not have to wait on line for it. Walking into town worked fine.
#24
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Originally posted by Nisky411
Just google free walking tour. We took a wonderful tour with a very informative guide all around cobblestoned streets with plenty of time for shopping and lunch !
How long was the tour and how arduous? Did you walk up the big hill to overlook the town?
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We walked from the ship to Old Town and followed Rick Steves' walking tour. The town did become very crowded with walking tours from a few ships docked there that day. We then took a taxi to the Maritime Museum and then taxied back to our ship.
#27
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I read elsewhere that the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is only open on weekends. Is that true? We are scheduled to be in Tallinn on a Thursday next August. Although I understand that photos are prohibited inside, I'd like to visit the inside of the cathedral.
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Originally posted by Quasar1011
I read elsewhere that the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is only open on weekends. Is that true? We are scheduled to be in Tallinn on a Thursday next August. Although I understand that photos are prohibited inside, I'd like to visit the inside of the cathedral.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is open Monday - Friday (and Sunday) from 8:00am to 7:00pm
It is open Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm
You won't be able to wander around the cathedral during services but if you work around the services, you will be able to see the interior.
Services are held: Monday - Friday at 8:30am and 5:00pm; Saturday at 8:30am; Sunday at 9:30am
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#29
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Thank you dogs4fun! That makes more sense than just being open on weekends.
Now we have to figure out DIY vs. free walking tour, leaning towards getting a
local to show us the city.
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#30
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Tallinn is a very easy place to visit. We even went to one of the famous restaurants, for lunch.
Our problem was the rain. It seems to rain a lot in Tallinn.
BTW This is the place to pick up your chocolates & souvenirs. Things got more expensive, as we cruised to the other places.
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#31
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Originally posted by TravelingAPor
Tallinn is a very easy place to visit. We even went to one of the famous restaurants, for lunch.

Our problem was the rain. It seems to rain a lot in Tallinn.

BTW This is the place to pick up your chocolates & souvenirs. Things got more expensive, as we cruised to the other places.


So true. Tallinn is easy. Also, we bought the chocolate at the factory store for Kaslov for gifts. After tasting it we were so sorry we didn’t buy more. So good and so reasonable.


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#32
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Originally posted by FloridaTourist
So true. Tallinn is easy. Also, we bought the chocolate at the factory store for Kaslov for gifts. After tasting it we were so sorry we didn’t buy more. So good and so reasonable.


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Thank you for the suggestion, FloridaTourist. Any other suggestions for gift\souvenir from Tallinn?
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#33
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Originally posted by MaleoMD
Thank you for the suggestion, FloridaTourist. Any other suggestions for gift\souvenir from Tallinn?


We bought the juniper wood trivets, they have a nice smell & come in handy in the kitchen


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We DIYed Tallinn and Helsinki. Both cities are easy to DIY and visitor friendly. A good way to save money for a private tour of St.Petersburg
My husband got a wool sweater in Tallinn and loves it.