Things to do in
St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn

Enter your dates to find available activities

St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn: Our most recommended tours and activities

Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

1. Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the Old Town of Tallinn and see monuments such as the remains of St. Catherine's Dominican Monastery. Step back to the Middle Ages and walk along Pikk Street, where the merchants' houses and craft guilds bring medieval Tallinn back to life. Get acquainted with the churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas and St. Olaf as you explore the Lower Town and Upper Town. Discover why Tallinn is known as the town that limps on Lühike Jalg (Short Leg Street) and hear about the noble knights who lived in the Upper Town . Admire the outside of the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Make your way to the ancient stronghold of Toompea Castle where the Parliament of Estonia now sits, and marvel at the Pikk Hermann (Tall Herman) tower that dominates the skyline. Get a fantastic view of the city from one of the platforms of the Upper Town. Return to the Lower Town on Short Leg Street to end on Town Hall Square.

...
Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

2. Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 2 hours, you drive around the famous Old Town, and see the towers of the wall, the most famous ones are called Stout Margaret and Tall Herman. You also see the mighty wall of Toompea Castle on the hill, drive through the district of high tech architecture – Tallinn’s City. Lastly, you visit the districts of wooden architecture which Tallinn is famous for. See and learn about the history of the baroque style of Kadriorg Palace and the park which Peter the Great of Russia presented to his wife. Next continue the way to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, a very important place for the people of Estonia, where the Estonia Song Festival is held every 5 years. The Festival Grounds are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this, drive along the seaside and enjoy a picturesque view to the Gulf of Finland. Stop at Pirita Convent (St. Brigit's Convent) and discover the story behind the ruins of the monastery. There will also be a beautiful photo stop on the coast of the gulf with the best view of the Tallinn. The bus tour ends in the Old Town and you will continue on foot. Tallinn’s Old Town consists of two parts, the Upper Town and the Lower Town. During your walk you will first discover the Upper Town, which was a stronghold of the former Tallinn nobility. See two cathedrals, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Lastly, view the Estonian Parliament building inside Toompea Castle and enjoy a panorama of the Tallinn from the viewing platforms. After seeing the Upper Town, continue to the Lower Town. Here you will see the medieval merchant’s houses and learn why Tallinn was founded at this particular place, how it developed, why there are so many churches and why they are so tall. Going down along the Long Leg Street see St. Olaf’s Church, the highest building in the world during the 16th and 17th centuries. Your tour ends at the Town Hall Square inside Lower Town. Here you will find the Gothic Town Hall and the oldest functioning pharmacy in the world, Town Hall Pharmacy. After the tour you are on your own, the guide will advise you about additional attractions, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The main square of Tallinn – Liberty Square is 5min away and the cruise harbour is just a 15 min walk.

...
Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

3. Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

The tour will consist of 2 components. After meeting at the port/hotel, you will have a panoramic trip by car/bus to Tallinn. From there, continue the tour of the Old Town on foot. During the drive, feel the pulse of everyday life. Discover the developing city and learn why it is convenient for living, discover how Tallinn's economy is developing and where the locals work and like to spend their free time. Visit Kadriorg Park, a summer residence for Russian emperors. During the half an hour walking tour, see Kadriorg Palace, Kumu Art Museum and a French-style garden. Visit Song Festival Ground, a symbol of national unity included on the UNESCO intangible list.  Experience a romantic area and a private cottage district at the seaside of Pirita. Visit Pirita convent, a monastery from the 1400s and the Olympic village from the 1980s. In the Old Town, learn the history through interesting stories and legends. Observe the town from viewing platforms, and visit Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral and Dome Church, the guild houses, medieval churches, a solid fortress wall, the oldest town hall in Europe and a pharmacy. Major sights in the Old Town: • Toompea Castle • Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral • Dome Church • Yard of Danish King • St. Nikolas Church • St. Olaf Church • Church of the Holy Spirit • House of the Great Guild • House of Brotherhood of Blackheads • Shot Leg Street and Long Leg Street • Town Hall • Town Hall Pharmacy • Cat's Well • Fat Margaret Stout • Viru Gates

...

Other Sightseeing Options in St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn

Want to discover all there is to do in St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 71 reviews

The tour was fascinating and full of interesting information about the rich history of Tallinn. The tour guide was very kind and extremely knowledgeable, as well as funny. I would recommend this tour to anyone who'd like to learn more about the different factions which occupied the city and the significance of many buildings within the old town.

We had a very nice trip and explored the city in a short time, but never felt too rushed. Transportation was arranged so that we could get down to the historic city park district, where we had a lovely walked and learned more about the construction and inhabitants of the buildings on the grounds.

Our guide tailored the tour specifically for our group. She was knowledgeable about all the history of Tallin and I wonderful person to be with.

Jules was very informative. A lovely wall around the town seeing things that you wouldn't by yourself. It was great walking in the snow.

Julia was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and we liked the small group. Thanks for a fun time