Not impressed with Tallin. But Viking put passengers with walkers in our group and one lady almost crashed on the long downward hill (Pikka), potentially injuring herself and others. We did buy some inexpensive linen there.
Loved Tallinn. The history & surrounds were very interesting. Maybe too much time taken by the seas & refreshments. More time in the old town would have suited more. Again would prefer to do our own thing with local transportation available at the port.
I think Tallinn was my favorite port. The city was charming, our local guide was, again, excellent, our group had become very close, and we were also able to be flexible in what we saw. Loved the town, the churches, the singing arena, etc.
Picked up this tour at a kiosk just off the boat. There was a stop at the pier and the cost was half that of booking on the boat. Old town is very close to the pier and we walked back from a nice lunch there.
Tallinn was very crowded that day but our guide (Stina, from SPB Tours) did her best to herd our small group. (It helped that she was tall.) She gave a good overview of the history of the town; more interesting were her own stories about growing up under Soviet rule. Given the crowds, it was a relief, after lunch, to set off on our own for the Seaplane Harbor museum.
A panoramic driving tour and two hour walking tour of Old Town allows for a good overview of this very clean, charming city. Along the way you pass the Song Festival Grounds, 16th century convent ruins, and churches St. Alexander Nevsky, St. Mary's Cathedral. and Church of the Holy Spirit.
The shuttle was rubbish I don't think the driver got out of second gear.
But getting around the town was very easy and we seen the old and new parts it can be very cobble street in the old part so wear good shoes or boots. Not much good if you are in a wheelchair or have difficulty walking. It's similar to York
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