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.
|PRICE FOR THE GROUP||205 |
|TOUR DURATION||4 hours.|
|TOUR TYPE||Private guided tour|
|ACTIVITY LEVEL||Moderate to active, the tour involves a lot of walking with frequent stops.|
|TRANSPORTATION||Air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size for the first 2 hours of the tour.|
|TOUR GUIDE||A local English-speaking tour guide.|
|INSIDE VISITS||Jewish community|
Old and New Synagogues
Museum of Jewish Culture in Estonia
|IMPORTANT||Jewish 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.