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Quietly Wonderful Tallinn awaits

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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What you need to know


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

Distance from pier to city center

Pier no 1, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27 : 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: Visit website

Downloadable map

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

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Important Port Matters

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
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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
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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
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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
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 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

On request for a fee

Gifts for passengers

Estonian flags during special events

Cruise guest national flags
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Independent guest reception and help

Tourist information and free city maps available in the Information and cruise terminal.

Local life and events with locals

A wonderful market in the cruise terminal, only for cruise passengers. Tallinn Maritime Days every summer.

Mailbox available

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

Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

cruise promenade

Tourist information
Free Wi-Fi in port

The whole port area is covered with Wi-Fi.

Free city maps
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
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
Credit cards accepted in taxis
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

Destination Highlights

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.

Kalamaja and Telliskivi area

The Kalamaja area is known for its colourful wooden houses, bohemian cafés, trendy shops and the impressive Seaplane Harbour museum. The uber cool Telliskivi Creative City is home to some of the trendiest galleries in town, including the Tallinn branch of the renowned Fotografiska, the Swedish Museum of Photography.

Noblessner Seafront Quarter

Once the major submarine shipyard of Imperial Russia, it has now turned into a seafront quarter that is open to the people and to the sea. Noblessner seafront quarter has the spectacular PROTO Invention Factory, and the everchanging Kai art centre.

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.

Cruise promenade

The cruise promenade, which connects the seafront with the city center, has opened the port area for the citizens and cruise guests of Tallinn - the cruise terminal rooftop promenade has plenty of seating areas, a restaurant, a children’s playground and outdoor gym.

What’s on right now in Tallinn?

6 Jul 2024
9 Jul 2024
Tallinn Medieval Days
Category: Arts & Handrafts
During the four days of the first full week of July of each year, the Tallinn Town Hall Square and the area around St. Nicholas Church turn into a blooming Hanseatic town. There is a medieval village on St. Nicholas hill. You can try your hand in various medieval workshops guided by masters, there are competitions to test your skill and strength, a small school for knights, sword fighters teach their skills and you can try your accuracy as an archer. Additionally, there are blacksmiths, carpenters, master builders and many other exciting things to see. Musicians and dancers from near and far show their art. There is also a medieval parade. Come to the medieval times with us!
14 Jul 2024
16 Jul 2024
Tallinn Maritime Days
The Tallinn Maritime Days are a diverse and exciting summer festival, which has brought together more than a few hundred artists from Estonia and abroad for many years. All harbors have children’s areas, shopping streets, fish areas, and a design market. Guest ships will arrive in the capital for expositions and bay trips, and a sea taxi can be taken to move between the harbors. The Tallinn Maritime Days – the largest sea and family festival in Estonia.
15 Jul 2024
18 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races Tallinn 2024
Category: Sports
The Tall Ships Races with around 100 different-size sailing training vessels touring and competing in European waters is the world’s largest offshore regatta. In 2021, this majestic fleet will stop in Tallinn for three days full of various thematic tours, events, and concerts. The tall ships’ visit is celebrated with Europe’s largest family-friendly itinerary maritime festival where you can also visit many of the tall ships for free. The vessels are docking at the Old City Harbour, Port Noblessner, and the Seaplane Harbour.
5 Aug 2024
5 Aug 2024
Category: Sports
An Ironman Triathlon is the hardest one-day endurance race in the entire world. Tallinn is one of the few capitals in Europe to host a full-length IRONMAN event.

Excursions – on and off the beaten path

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.
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Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Port of Tallinn
Ingrid Berezin
Cruise & Ferry Manager +372 502 5065 +3726318002
Sadama 25
15051 Tallinn, Estonia
Port of Tallinn
Sirle Arro
Head of Marketing