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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Quick facts
Language 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
Transportation to/from airport Public transportation and taxis available.
Currency 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 Tallinn Card
Downloadable map Tallinn Map
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
Pier no 1 View port map
Max LOA: 252 m
Max depth: 8,5
Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger and RO-RO
Fenders available (brand and type): Plate fender (CF800)
Bollard strength: Bollards 750 kN tower bollards 1000 kN
Info on tides: No tides
Info on wind: 0-20 m/s
Info on currents: No currents
Restrictions: Height above sealevel 2,25 m
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Harbour dues (Currency/GT): 0.48 EUR/GT
Passenger dues (Currency/PAX): 1.46 EUR
All prices are subject to change. Cruise Baltic cannot be held liable for any port fees stated on the website. Please contact port for additional information.
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Guest Experience Standards
The Cruise Baltic Guest Experience Standards indicate service touchpoints available for cruise guests at each of our destinations. An overview of the services available in the Baltic Sea region is also available in pdf. The Cruise Baltic destinations are committed to give guests the World’s greatest cruise experience.
Personal welcome
Seal Ülo- the mascot of Port of Tallinn is greeting passengers at the pier
Musical welcome
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
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 route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Money exchange in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
The whole port area is covered with Wi-Fi.
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
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Destination has special offers for crew
City Cards for sale
TallinnCard offers free public transport, free entrance to 40 attractions and discounted entrance to 60 attractions.
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Destination collaboration
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. Tallinn City Tourist Office provides free marketing materials of the destination (maps, videos, photos, brochures).
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
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
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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.
Major Attractions
Medieval Old Town: 13th to 16th century. Colourful, gabled houses, half-hidden courtyards, guard towers, and grandiose churches.
Kadriorg Park and Palace : Famed for its baroque palace and park, 1718. Summer palace of Russian tsar Peter I.
Seaplane Harbour: Region´s biggest sea centre and maritime museum in century old architecturally unique hangars.
Song Festival Grounds: Home of the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, held every five years, 34.000 performers, 200.000 spectators.
TV Tower : Interactive exhibition on Estonian achievement through the times. Viewing platform and café 170 metres up.
Exciting Extras
Get a Taste of Estonia: Old Town restaurants offer traditional Estonian food and cutting-edge fusion cuisine.
Shop the Estonian Way: Old Town shop favourites: Hand-knitted sweaters, wooden beer mugs, juniper coasters. Open all week.
Visit the Rotermann Quarter: Former factory area just outside Old Town: Shops, restaurants, culture.
Travel Back in Time : The Estonian Open Air Museum: Farm houses, school, fire house, water mills, windmills, working village tavern.
Do it Yourself! : Hand-paint your own Marzipan figurine at Tallinn’s Marzipan Museum or Kalev’s Chocolate Shop.
Varied Shore Excursions
A variety of guided and self-guided tours are available here in Tallinn, starting from ghost walks to pub crawls.
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 Highlights: Walking tour pass the highlights of the Old Town, then a panoramic drive of the city’s main attractions and surrounding area.
Upper Town and Kadriorg Palace: A walk in the Old Town, a drive to Kadriorg Palace: One of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Northern Europe.
Upper Old Town & Open-Air Museum: Tallinn’s Toompea Hill walking tour. Drive to the Estonian Open-Air Museum at Rocca Al Mare: Historic buildings from all of Estonia.
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Tallinn Old Town Days
From 31-05-2017 to 04-06-2017
Arts & Handcrafts, Food, Music
The main venue of this traditional festival to celebrate the beginning of summer is the Old Town of Tallinn. The courtyards, squares, streets and coffee shops are filled with music, art and theatre.
Visual Theatre Festival
From 01-06-2017 to 04-06-2017
Visual Theatre Festival introduces and promotes modern puppetry and visual theatre, by preserving and passing on puppet theatre traditions and bringing new, surprising forms of theatre to audiences that we never knew existed.
12th Youth Song and Dance Celebration
From 30-06-2017 to 02-07-2017
Folklore, Music
This year’s celebration of 7 to 27 year olds will focus on roots - the youth’ connection with its land, culture and older generations. This celebration is born at the time where the youngsters need the wisdom and strength of the past generations to learn how to keep and give forward the fore-fathers’ knowledge – the way of being us.
Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
Daily Lehtmets
Head of Marketing Bureau
Direct + 372 640 4532
Mobile +372 58877425
Vabaduse väljak 7 15199 Tallinn Estonia

Port of Tallinn
Ingrid Berezin
Cruise & Ferry Manager
Direct + 372 631 8645
Mobile +372 50 25 065
Sadama 25 15051 Tallinn Estonia

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