2,5 hours
Duration
Public
Tour category
Shore excursion
Tour type
May-Oct
Dates

Jewish Tallinn tour is essential for everyone interested in history and wishing to explore the charming old Tallinn beauties in combination with a good overview of the history of the Jewish people in Estonia.

As a rule, visitors do not expect to see much of Jewish Heritage in Tallinn (unlike Warsaw or Prague or Vilnius or Riga, Tallinn wasn’t a well-known center of Jewish culture). Although the history of the Jews in Estonia goes back to as early as 14th century, when the individual records and reports of Jews were known. The process of permanent Jewish settlement began here only in the 19th century. The present-day Estonia was part of the Russian Empire then. Merchants, craftsmen, former soldiers and Jews with higher education started to settle in Estonia and formed the first congregations. In the second half of the 19th century Synagogues and Jewish schools were built in several regions.

During the Jewish Tallinn tour you will visit the Old and New Synagogues, Jewish community centre and Jewish Museum to learn about the Jewish culture in Estonia and rises and tragic pages in the history of Jewish people. See the Jewish community thriving again after being wiped out by the Nazis.

We will cover all the highlights of the city and not forget about the coffee break in one of the cozy cafes with washroom and wi-fi opportunity.

The tour takes 4 hours and will be finished at the Town Hall square and you will have enough time to explore the Old Town on your own, enjoy lunch or buy souvenirs.

 

GROUP SIZE

 

1-3

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4-5

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6

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7

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8-9

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10-11

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12-15

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PRICE FOR THE GROUP205

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269

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319

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350

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400

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485

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565

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TOUR DURATION4 hours.
TOUR TYPEPrivate guided tour
ACTIVITY LEVELModerate to active, the tour involves a lot of walking with frequent stops.
TRANSPORTATIONAir-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size for the first 2 hours of the tour.
TOUR GUIDEA local English-speaking tour guide.
INSIDE VISITSJewish community

Old and New Synagogues

Museum of Jewish Culture in Estonia

IMPORTANTJewish Tallin tour does not operate on Saturdays.

The timing given in the itinerary is a sample one, and will be adjusted to the actual ship’s arrival and departure. As a rule the program starts 1 hour after disembarkation.

NOTE: the itinerary timing is a sample one, and will be adjusted to the actual time of ship’s arrival to the port. We usually start the program one hour after the ship docks.

1

10.00

Meeting the guide and driver at the exit gate of the harbor.
2

10.00 – 12.00

Touring Tallinn by bus. Seeing the Stout Margaret tower, Freedom square, Kadriorg baroque park.

In the beginning of our tour we will visit the Jewish community, see the Old and the New synagogues, and visit the museum of Jewish Culture in Estonia.

3

12.00

Arrival to the Old town of Tallinn.
4

12.00 -14.00

Tour of the old town on foot. Seeing the Toompea hill (Upper town), Castle – Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky orthodox cathedral and Dome church, visiting the viewing points with magnificent panorama of the Old Town. Walking by the Short leg street to the Lower town, and going up the 13th century city defensive wall. We will see St Nicolas and St Olaf churches, Town Hall square and the oldest Pharmacy in the world.
5

14.00

End of the tour of the Town Hall square. Free time for exploring old town on own. Time for lunch and shopping.

Getting back to the port on your own: the harbour is 15 minutes’ walk from the Town Hall square. Your guide will provide clear instructions on how to return back to the ship.

Jewish Tallinn

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