Cruises to Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Tallinn, Estonia. Positioned on the shores of the Baltic Sea, Tallinn awaits as a captivating cruise port of call on your Baltic cruise. As your ship approaches the port, prepare to be enchanted by Tallinn's rich history, charming Old Town, and stunning coastal landscapes. Immerse yourself in the captivating blend of medieval architecture, picturesque nature, and vibrant culture that this Estonian gem has to offer. Explore the enchanting Old Town, wander through cobblestone streets, and soak in the beauty of the Baltic Sea that surrounds this remarkable destination.

Ships dock directly in the port of Tallinn, providing convenient access for passengers to explore the city. Tendering is not required, ensuring a seamless experience upon arrival. Ships typically arrive in the morning, allowing ample time to discover the highlights of Tallinn. The average stay in the port is around 6-8 hours, providing plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and attractions. In the harbor, you'll find a variety of amenities, including shops, cafes, and restaurants, where you can indulge in local cuisine or find unique souvenirs to commemorate your visit.


Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its medieval charm. The town boasts cobblestone streets, well-preserved city walls, and historic buildings that transport visitors back in time. Explore the fairy-tale-like Toompea Castle, which houses the Estonian Parliament and offers panoramic views of the city. Visit the captivating Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, known for its ornate Orthodox architecture. Discover the vibrant Town Hall Square, where you can find charming cafes, souvenir shops, and the iconic Town Hall itself. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Kalamaja district, known for its bohemian atmosphere, colorful wooden houses, and trendy cafes.

Tallinn proudly embraces its rich cultural heritage and reflects its fascinating history. Experience the blend of Estonian, Russian, and Scandinavian influences that shape the local culture. Explore the Estonian Open-Air Museum, where you can immerse yourself in traditional Estonian village life and witness traditional crafts and customs. Discover the local art scene by visiting galleries showcasing contemporary Estonian artists. Learn about Tallinn's history as a thriving Hanseatic trading city and its journey to independence, exemplified by the Museum of Occupation.

Attractions and Activities

Tallinn offers a range of adventure and outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. Explore the stunning Lahemaa National Park, located just outside the city, where you can hike through pristine forests, visit historical manors, and spot diverse wildlife. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Naissaar or Prangli to discover their untouched beauty and enjoy sandy beaches. For a thrilling experience, embark on a sea kayaking adventure along Tallinn's coastline or try your hand at paddleboarding. Fishing enthusiasts can join local fishing charters to catch Baltic Sea delicacies such as salmon, perch, and pike.

Local Speciality

Tallinn offers a diverse culinary scene, blending traditional Estonian flavors with international influences. Taste hearty Estonian dishes such as sült (jellied meat), verivorst (blood sausage), and mulgipuder (potato and barley porridge). Indulge in marinated Baltic herring or grilled local fish, accompanied by a side of pickled vegetables. Finish your meal with a slice of kama, a traditional Estonian dessert made from roasted grains. Pair your dining experience with a glass of Vana Tallinn liqueur or try local craft beers, such as Saku or Põhjala.

During your visit to Tallinn, indulge in locally made souvenirs and products that capture the essence of this charming city. Explore the boutiques and markets in the Old Town, where you'll find handmade crafts, amber jewelry, traditional woolen items, and unique ceramics. Taste locally produced honey, berry liqueurs, and Estonian chocolate to savor the flavors of the region. Don't forget to bring home a bottle of Vana Tallinn, a traditional Estonian liqueur, as a delightful reminder of your visit.

Best time to visit Tallinn

The best time to visit Tallinn is during the summer months from June to August when the weather is mild and the city comes alive with festivals and events. Experience the vibrant Tallinn Old Town Days, a celebration of the city's history and culture, featuring street performances, concerts, and medieval markets. For nature enthusiasts, the spring and autumn months offer a quieter atmosphere and an opportunity to witness the changing colors of the surrounding landscapes.

Tallinn Cruise Schedule

Tallinn, with its captivating blend of medieval charm, cultural heritage, and natural beauty, offers a truly memorable cruise port of call on your Baltic cruise. From the moment you step ashore, you'll be immersed in Tallinn's enchanting atmosphere, exploring the cobblestone streets, admiring the medieval architecture, and experiencing the warmth of Estonian hospitality. Discover the town's rich history, embrace the local traditions, and savor the flavors of Estonian cuisine. Plan your visit to this extraordinary destination and embark on a journey that will leave you with cherished memories of Tallinn's captivating allure.

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