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Medieval, Modern and Romantic

The scenery in Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town, an enchanting neighbourhood of centuries-old streets, houses, towers and squares could be torn right out of the pages of a storybook. But the Tallinn story has a modern twist: That same Old Town is lined by modern restaurants, cafés and on-trend clubs that give Tallinn a hazy energy and buzz. Visitors are often amazed by the modernity and upbeat style of Tallinn: The fashionable shops, the stylish interiors and the plush hotels. Visitors will find plenty to discover in the diversity of the mix of the old and the new of Tallinn.

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Useful information


Estonia's official language is Estonian. Russian, Finnish and English are also understood and widely spoken.

Distance from pier to city center

Pier no 1, 17, 24, 25: 1 km (0,6 mi)

Transportation to/from airport

Public transportation and taxis available.


Euro (EUR)

Transport to/from city center

Old City Harbour is located a short distance from the Medieval Old Town. Public transportation and taxis available. Shuttle service available at the request of the cruise line. Limousine service available.

City Card

The Tallinn Card is a sightseeing pass which gives you free entry to over 40 top attractions and museums, free travel on public transport, discounts to sightseeing tours, activities, shops and restaurants. With Tallinn Card PLUS you also get free entry to the hop-on hop-off buses. More information:

Downloadable map

You can download the map of Tallinn on VisitTallinn Media Bank:

Photos for Download

Feel free to download and use these pictures in your marketing materials

Port information

Old City Harbour is one of the biggest and busiest passenger harbours in the Baltic region. It is also the biggest passenger harbour for both Port of Tallinn and Estonia.

Berthing policy: Information available here


Max LOA: 252 mMax depth: 8,5(BK77), 8,3 (EH2000)Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger and RO-RO Fenders available (brand and type): Plate fenders CF800 (10pcs)Bollard strength: Bollards 750 kN tower bollards 1000 kN Learn more
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Max LOA: 183 mMax depth: 10,0 (BK77), 9,8 (EH2000) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Cilindrical fenders L=2000mm diam. 400mm, (pack of 3 fenders) Bollard strength: Bollards 750 kN tower bollards 1000 kN Learn more


Max LOA: 339 Max depth: 10,7 (BK77), 10,5 (EH2000m) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Trapezoid fenders LMD 1000H x 3000L CLA (3pcs) and LMD 1000H x 1300L CLA (10pcs) Bollard strength: Bollards 1000 kN Learn more
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Max LOA: 339 Max depth: 10,7 (BK77), 10,5 (EH2000) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Trapezoid fenders LMD1000Hx3000L CLA (3pcs) and LMD 1000H x 1300L CLA (10pcs) Bollard strength: Bollards 1000 kN Learn more


Max LOA: 340Max depth: 11,0 (BK77), 10,8 (EH2000)Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): passengerFenders available (brand and type): Cone fender SPC 1000 + steel plate UHMV 1750x3300 (17pcs). Cone fender SPC 1000 G2,3 + steel plate UHMV 1750x1500 (1pc)Bollard strength: bollards 1500kN Learn more


Max LOA: 340Max depth: 11,0 (BK77), 10,8 (EH2000)Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): passengerFenders available (brand and type): Cone fender SPC 1000 + steel plate UHMV 1750x3300 (17pcs). Cone fender SPC 1000 G2,3 + steel plate UHMV 1750x1500 (1pc)Bollard strength: Bollards 15600 kN Learn more

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 32 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0.496 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1.51 EUR

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome

Seal Ülo, the mascot of Port of Tallinn is greeting passengers at the pier.

Musical welcome and/or farewell

During the vessels' maiden calls the BBB (Big Brass Band of Port of Tallinn) is playing music at the pier.

Free local food samples

Variety of local food samples on the presentation desk are available in the Information and Souvenir pavilion.

Gifts for passengers

Estonian flags during special events

Cruise guest national flags
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
City Cards for sale in city centre

TallinnCard offers free public transport, free entrance to 40 attractions and discounted entrance to 60 attractions.

Independent guest reception and help

Tourist information and free city maps available in the Information and Souvenir pavilion.

Local life and events with locals

A wonderful market in the cruise area, only for cruise passengers.

Mailbox available

Post office function postcard and packet sending) available in the Information and Souvenir pavilion.

Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information
Money exchange in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port

The whole port area is covered with Wi-Fi.

Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network

Tallinn City Tourist Office provides free marketing materials of the destination (maps, videos, photos, brochures). Port of Tallinn manages the cruise network in Tallinn: organizes the meetings and delivers the information between partners.

Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
City centre within 1 km from pier

Harbour located in city centre, within walking distance from everything a traveller might need.

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port

Tallinn International Airport has been many times voted to be the best European Airport by both airlines and passengers.

Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

Like most cities with an eight-hundred-year-old past, Tallinn is a patchwork of historic areas. The city's pride and joy is without a doubt its Medieval Old Town, but equally enchanting is the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars. Other areas of Tallinn are perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of Soviet-era life, or just want to spend time in the great outdoors.

Medieval Old Town

Built up between 13th and 16th centuries. Colourful, gabled houses, half-hidden courtyards, guard towers, and grandiose churches.

Kohtuotsa & Patkuli viewing platforms

Sweeping panoramas of Old Town's rooftops and towers against the backdrop of the modern city skyline and the sea.

Tallinn Town Wall and Towers

With 1.9 km of its original city wall and 20 defensive towers still standing, Tallinn boasts one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortifications.

St. Catherine's Passage

Easily the most picturesque of Old Town's lanes, this half-hidden walkway runs behind what used to be St. Catherine's Church.

Tallinn City Museum

Housed in a 14th century merchant house, this comprehensive museum provides an excellent introduction to Tallinn’s history.

Estonian History Museum

Located in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, the museum covers Estonia's history from prehistoric times’ right up to the end of the 20th century.

Kadriorg Palace

Famed for its baroque palace and park built for Peter the Great in 1718. The palace now houses the Art Museum of Estonia.

Seaplane Harbour, Estonian Maritime Museum

Region's biggest sea centre and maritime museum in century old architecturally unique hangars.

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Home of the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, held every five years, 34.000 performers, 200.000 spectators.

Exciting extras

Walk in the bohemian Kalamaja neighbourhood

Kalamaja is a trendy neighbourhood with charming wooden architecture. It's easy to reach on foot from the port, city centre or Old Town.

Have lunch in Telliskivi Creative City

Telliskivi Creative City is an artist-friendly complex located in a reclaimed factory area. It has become a popular hangout for shoppers and restaurant-goers.

Visit the Rotermann Quarter

For a true taste of 21st century Tallinn, take a stroll through this factory area turned bustling commercial/cultural centre with several restaurants and shops.

Travel back in time

The Estonian Open Air Museum, located in Tallinn's picturesque, seaside Rocca al Mare district, offers a glimpse into the country's rural lifestyle of the 18th to 20th centuries. The museum is arranged like a village with farm houses, school, mills, local shop and a tavern.

Make your own sweets

Try your hand at painting your own marzipan figurine at Tallinn’s Marzipan Museum or Kalev’s Chocolate Shop.

Enjoy high views

Tallinn TV Tower is Estonia’s tallest building boasting great views at the level of 170 m (558 f), fascinating exhibitions and interactive attractions.


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Varied Shore Excurions

A variety of guided and self-guided tours are available in Tallinn, starting from classic city walks to tasty food tours. More information on


Tallinn Walking Tour
Explore the cobblestoned streets and narrow alleyways of Old Tallinn by foot, visiting key points of Upper and Lower Old Town.
Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour + Kadriorg Park & Pirita
The tour starts with a traditional Old Town walking tour followed by a drive through the elegant Kadriorg Park and Pirita with sandy beaches and a promenade.
Flavours of Estonia
Is Estonian food Nordic cuisine with a twist, is it German or Russian? The guided tour in the Old Town investigates.
Family Walking Tour & Marzipan Workshop
This tour is tailored for families with children. It starts with a walk in the historic Old Town and includes a visit to the Town Wall. The tour stops at the Marzipan Gallery, where you can mould and paint your very own marzipan figurines.
Tallinn City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Explore the closer and further areas of Tallinn with easy hop-on, hop-off buses. There are four tours to explore and audioguides available in ten different languages.
Audioguide Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour
Why not D-I-Y with the help of an audioguide device. The guide provides fascinating, narrated insights into history and culture of the Medieval Old Town as you wander around.


Tales of Reval
Tales of Reval gives you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of glorious Hanseatic merchants. Transport yourself to the Middle Ages through engaging stories and legends dating back to 1219 AD.
Modern Tallinn & Street Art
Within this tour, you will walk around in an interesting hipster district visiting places such as Baltic Train Station, it’s market, Depoo, and Telliskivi Cultural City. Most of the walk is accompanied by lovely street art which will be introduced as well.
Kalamaja Bike Tour
This tour takes you beyond the touristy Old Town to the hip Kalamaja district, Seaplane Harbour, Patarei Prison and to the phenomenal Telliskivi Creative City. Over the market visit to Balti Jaam Market local delicacies will be bought and later tasted in KamaKama Studio.


Port of Tallinn
Ingrid Berezin
Cruise & Ferry Manager
Visit Tallinn
Hele Lõhmus
Project Manager Phone +372 640 4758
Kaarli pst 1 // Roosikrantsi tn 2
10119 Tallinn, Estonia