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.

Read more ›

Feel free to use all information on this page in your marketing materials

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 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.
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
Show more...
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.
Enter the Master Sheet to get an overview of all port and pier details. This will give easy access to port information and description of pier facilities and services. Download the document and unpack all files to get full access to all functions.
Always available
Available in some cases
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.
Click for more information
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).
Authorized guides
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
Show more...
Feel free to use these photos in your marketing materia
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.
Estonian History Museum: The Estonian History Museum’s Maarjamäe Palace opens its doors for Estonia’s 100th birthday as an entertaining history centre. The historic palace, situated next to the Pirita Promenade, has been renovated, and the summer hall and café have been given a fresh look. A beautiful view across the Tallinn Bay opens up from the palace’s proud tower.
Open Air Museum: 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 14 farms, a church, a tavern and a schoolhouse. There are also a number of windmills, fishing net sheds, a fire station, a dancing area and a village swing.
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.
Food tour: The tour takes you to a Medieval tavern, an organic food store, a popular deli shop, a typical Estonian restaurant and into the winery up on the Toompea hill with magnificent history. Along the way from place to place hear stories of the everyday life in Estonia and its history.
Show more...
XXVII Song and Dance Celebration "My Fatherland is My Love"
From 04-07-2019 to 07-07-2019
Folklore, Music
The venue of the Song Celebration is the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. It is located by the sea from the city centre, The Song Festival Grounds fit up to 100,000 people. The performers sing under a great constructed arch, that carries sound evenly over the whole spectator area. The Song Festival Grounds have hosted the celebration since 1960.
Christmas Market on Town Hall Square
From 17-11-2020 to 07-01-2020
Other, Arts & Handcrafts, Food
NOTE: The precise dates of this event are not yet available, and will be confirmed closer to the date The fairy-tale atmosphere of the Christmas market makes anything possible! At the heart of it all – apart from Santa – is Estonia's most famous Christmas tree.
Tallinn Old Town Days
From 31-05-2020 to 04-06-2020
Arts & Handcrafts, Food, Music
NOTE: The precise dates of this event are not yet available, and will be confirmed closer to the date 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.
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

Footer map white'
About Cruise Baltic

Cruise Baltic is a business-to-business network of cruise destinations in the Baltic Sea. Together we provide easy access - for cruise lines and their guests – to 10 countries on a string and an ocean of adventures. We have the know-how, the experience and the passion to add value for all guests.

CLIA2018 Resized Scandic Sas Logo EK Redblock Sfversion