Upper Old Town and Open-Air Museum
Tallinn is the capital of the recently independent republic of Estonia and can boast an extremely well-preserved medieval quarter. The old town became a World Heritage site in 1997. This SeaDream Land Adventure combines the main sights of Tallinn's upper old town with a visit to the open-air museum at Rocca-al-Mare. The old town of Tallinn consists of two parts, Upper and Lower, and from the port you will drive past the ancient city walls and towers directly to the Upper Town, where you will start your one-hour walking adventure along the cobble-stoned streets. You will see Tall Hermann, a watchtower 150 feet high built in 1371, and the imposing Toompea Castle first built in 1219 and now the residence of the Estonian Parliament, and visit the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. From here you continue on foot along medieval streets to visit the 13th-century Cathedral, the oldest church in the city. Inside the church more than one hundred coats of arms are on display, and the carved wooden Baroque pulpit is also of interest. You then proceed to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Lower Town rooftops, before rejoining your coach at Tall Hermann and travelling along the coast to the seaside resort of Rocca-al-Mare. Here in a beautiful wooded park you will see authentic examples of 18th and 19th-century rural buildings including a windmill, a small church and farms displayed together with other trappings of farm life from various regions of Estonia. Refreshments of tea or coffee will be served at the inn, and afterwards there will be a short time to shop at the museum's gift shop before returning to the harbor.
Notes: This land adventure involves considerable walking, some over cobble-stoned and uneven streets in the Old Town, and is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties. Flat, comfortable footwear is recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.
Duration: 4 hours
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