Tallinn Family Tour with Marzipan Workshop

Price
from 78 USD
Duration
5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Tallinn Family Tour with Marzipan Workshop

The tour for families with kids – this tour will introduce you to the city through a playful atmosphere and the wonderful legends. During the tour you will also create your own marzipan figurine, climb ancient city walls and enjoy the lunch break in the most loved pancake place in the whole town!

Highlights
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  • City walls of the Old Town
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Dome Church
  • Fat Margaret Tower
  • Great Coastal Gate
  • Kadriorg Palace and Park
  • Kumu Art Museum
  • Parlament Building and Tall Hermann Tower
  • Presidential Palace
  • Russalka Memorial
  • Saint Olaf's Church
  • Song Festival Grounds
  • Tallinn Old Lower Town
  • Estonian National Opera
  • Marzipan Painting Master class

The fascinating walls of the old town remind us of the middle ages. The numerous towers each have their history and the unique name. The most famous of those are "Paks Margareeta" (Fat Margaret), Kiek in de Kök (look into the kitchen), tower behind the tower, and many others. Tallinn is one of the very few towns with that large number of the middle age constructions preserved. 

15 minutes

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral stands out from the old town buildings with its bright color and Byzantine architecture. It's one of the latest constructions of the ancient city, the Russian Orthodox church, built by the request of Russian Emperor Alexander the 3rd in 1900. It's located on the high point of the Toompea Hill in front of the Parlament building.

20 minutes

The Dome Church is one of the oldest churches in Tallinn. The church looks very plain and simple with the white walls and small dome, but it has a very long history. It was first mentioned in 1233 and since then it has been one of the town's main temples. It's dedicated to Virgin Mary. It has the graves of the prominent people of the 13th-19th centuries.

15 minutes

Fat Margareth (Paks Margareeta) reminds us of the romantic legend of "Estonian Romeo and Juliet" - the story of a peasant boy Herman and fisherman's daughter Margareth. The Tall Herman tower is on the opposite part of the old town, sadly separated from his love for centuries.

15 min (if you don't go inside)

Great Coastal Gate is located in the northern part of the old town. It's the closest Gate to the seashore, which explains the origin of the name. The Gate is built next to the Fat Margareth Tower. It's decorated with the dolomite coats of arms of Tallinn and the date the Gate was open - 1529.

15 minutes

Kadriorg Palace and the park is a great masterpiece from Peter the Great’s times. It bears the name of Peter’s wife Catherine. It’s a beautiful palace in a quiet park, located close to the seaside.

1 hour

The contemporary building of the Kumu Art Museum (Kumu Kunstimuuseum) houses one of the largest national art museums of Northern Europe. The building appeared at the beginning of the 21st century to the design of the Finnish architect and was rates as the best museum by the European Museum Forum in 2008.

2 hours

Estonian Parlament building is located next to the walls of the Toompea Castle. It's the current government building, open for the tourists' visits to observe the work of the Parlament from the special balcony. The Tall Hermann (Pikk Herman) Tower is a part of the Parlament building. It's the tallest tower of the Tallinn's city walls.

15 min (if you don't go inside)

For a long time, the office of Estonian president was located in the Kadriorg Palace. Later, a special building was constructed next door to Kadriorg, repeating the design of the old palace. The palace is closed to visitors.

10 minutes

Russalka memorial is an important landmark of the Pirita beach. It honors the Russian warship Russalka, that sank in a severe storm in the Baltics at the end of the 19th century.

10 minutes

The white tower of St. Olaf's church is the most distinct landmark of Tallinn. The 123-meter high spire is still the highest structure in the town (except for the TV tower). It's the most popular observation spot in the city. The church has great acoustics, so it's frequently used for concerts.

20 minutes

The song festival grounds are a tradition of the Scandinavian countries. The national singing has been a large part of the national culture for centuries. This is why most of the Scandinavian towns will have the area with the excellent acoustics for the outdoor singing festivals. The Grounds in Tallinn were re-designed in 1959 with the unique arch-shaped stage, which enhances the voices of the singers. It is used regularly for a full scale of performances from rock concerts to folk festivals.

15 minutes

The Tallinn old city center consists of 2 major sections - the Lower Town and the Toompea hill, separated by the fort wall. The lower town is a busy tourist area with narrow streets and old houses. The main attractions of the lower town are the Town Hall Square, Oldest Pharmacy, Church of Saint Olaf, 3 Sisters Buildings. There are numerous restaurants and coffee shops on the streets of the lower town.

1 hour

The theater plays operas, ballets, and musicals, including the world-famous performances like "Rigoletto," "Toska," "Swan Lake," "My fair lady." It's the most famous theater in Estonia. A Finnish architect designed the building at the beginning of the 20th century.

10 minutes

Marzipan is the most popular European delicacy. It is one of the major sweets in Scandinavian countries. The workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to make your own unique souvenir - a little marzipan sculpture and paint it with the food colorings. 

30 minutes

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting time: Specified by your manager after booking
00:00 - 00:10 Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate. Please read Tallinn meeting instructions carefully. We will also send you a copy at time of booking. It's better to print them out!
00:10 - 03:00

Ancient Tallinn is not just all about facts and historic events – this is city full of mystical courtyards, old walls and towers, all filled with magic of the legends. On the wings of this wonder you will walk through the Tallinn Old Town to take a look at the Town Hall and one of the oldest continuously working pharmacies in the world. Admire the churches of St. Olav and the Holy Spirit, take a look at the oldest street clock in Tallinn and enjoy the narrow cobblestone streets. The walking tour takes you to the marzipan museum, where you are welcome to make and paint your own marzipan figurine or just choose one as a gift.

03:00 - 03:30

Further you will visit the ancient City Wall and climb the old watchtower in order to get the right feeling of the life of medieval city guards. Coffee break at one of the local restaurants. 

03:30 - 05:00 The second part of the tour is a drive to the outskirts of Tallinn – Kadriorg Park and Pirita beach. The park is a beautiful surrounding for the Kadriorg Palace with a real swan pond and wonderful rose gardens. Also you can take a look at the Presidential Palace and if really lucky, maybe even spot a squirrel or two. The tour will continue passing the Song Festival Grounds and end with the final stop at the Pirita Beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful view over the Bay of Tallinn
  Our friendly and well-informed guides can provide you with so much more than just the tour info – feel free to inquire all about the current life, issues and most exciting details about the modern life in Estonia.
05:00 The tour ends back in the harbour, where you can comfortably board your ship.
Book this tour
($ 40)
  • Professional tour guide for 5 hrs 
  • Please choose your language: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian or French
  • A customized child-friendly tour with funny stories and special visits suitable for the entire family
  • Comfortable A/C vehicle suitable for your private party's size for 5 hrs
  • Coffee break (tea/coffee and a pastry)
  • Marzipan Painting class
  • Town Wall Visit
  • Roundtrip port transfers in your private vehicle
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Any admissions/donations 
  • Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Please don't be late to meet your guide as your tour will be shortened proportionally.
IMPORTANT: NO refunds for late passengers or for those who don't read their Tallinn meeting instructions and have been waiting at the wrong location.

Persons using a wheelchair must be able to get in/out of the vehicle on their own.

DISCOUNTS:  
Children under 6 y.o. = 15 USD
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD


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