Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour & Viking Village Visit
Join an exciting day of visits in the stunning Old Town Tallinn and gain a first-hand experience of fierce Viking village lifestyle in an authentic fortress.
The Nordic cross has for long been known by the Estonians. The strong ties and not so amicable battles between the Estonian Vikings and Scandinavian tribes date back to the 13th century. After all, the Estonian sailing vessels were called pirate ships by the Nordic clans for a reason.
Our day starts with a comprehensive walking tour in the heart of a Viking built city. During the Tallinn Old Town stroll you will learn of the fascinating stories of inhabitants of this Hanseatic pearl.
A visit to the upper town reveals legends and true stories of past powers and rules of the country. The uniquely located Toompea Hill hides stunning views over the lower town and boasts of both savage Viking as well as noble past. Today, center of national government and home to Prime Ministers Offices and Chancellery of Chancellor of Justice.
Half way down towards the lower town, once a center of medieval trade, you can revel in the legends of the Danish King Garden. This is the place where the rule of Danes started 800 years ago.
The charming lower town greets us with a unique atmosphere on the Town Hall Square. Crowning over the location of a medieval market place is the impressive Town Hall building itself. These days, no longer the seat of municipality, the charming venue boasts inviting outdoor cafés and hosts seasonal festivals & fairs instead.
There nothing more satisfying than being given the opportunity to be a part of the olden times yourself. After a short countryside drive, we will arrive to the Viking Village. Explore the mysterious Viking lifestyle by learning how to through an axe or a spear in an authentic Viking era fortress or hone your archery skills instead.
To end our day, we will enjoy a delicious local dish of pork, sauerkraut and herb potatoes, fit for a wild Viking. The old Estonians use to say, that beauty does not fill the tummy, but a good meal will.