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Tallinn Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Tallinn, Estonia
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When your cruise ship sails into the picturesque port of Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, see all of the city’s essential sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this unique tour that takes you to legendary landmarks like Freedom Square and Hotel Viru on a distinctive double-decker, open-top bus. Disembark whenever a monument captures your attention, and then simply wait for the next regularly departing bus when you wish to continue exploring.
  • Tallinn shore excursion: City Sightseeing Tallinn hop-on hop-off tour
  • Onboard commentary
  • Onboard commentary on this Tallinn shore excursion
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Tallinn at your own pace while in port!
During your time in Tallinn, see all of the city’s spectacular sights in a convenient and time-effective manner. Disembark your cruise ship and venture to the conveniently located City Sightseeing stop, only a 10-minute walk from the port, to commence your tour. Sail past alluring attractions like Freedom Square and the distinctive Hotel Viru on your comprehensive tour, disembarking whenever you want to. 

Please see the Itinerary section below for a list of the Tallinn City hop-on, hop-off stops.  

Tallinn City Hop-on Hop-off Tour stops:
• Mere pst (328 feet, 100 meters from Viru Square)
• Song Festival Grounds
• Russalka Monument
• D-Terminal (cruise ship)
• Hotel Radisson SAS and Swissotel (stops on request)
• Toompea Castle- Old Town
• ABC TerminalsThis excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Tallinn. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Sep 2019
Don’t do it if you want English! Did not pick up inside terminal even though it said it did before noon. Get the other hop on. Tallin is very nice
Not a good value
Tom M
, Sep 2019
Bus was no where near where the voucher said it would be. We only stumbled upon it a quarter mile away after we gave up and started walking. Ended up walking back to the cruise terminal because the remaining stops are incredibly inconvenient. Walk. It’s a short distance to old town.
Great way to see Tallinn
, Jul 2019
Probably one of the best hop on bus we have used. Staff helpful commentary clear. Tallinn compact lovely architecture,bus hit all the right places to seeon a shore excursion
Worth it
Regina O
, Jun 2019
Very easy to navigate and get on and off to sightsee. Commentary is provided so we thought it was worth it instead of paying and arm and leg to do a shore excursion with the cruise. Old town is a must see, everything else not so much.
The location of City sightseeing...
anushree s
, Aug 2018
The location of City sightseeing HOHO buses are great and the staff was courteous. We took the first bus from terminal after ship's arrival and straight went to the Upper Old Town. After absorbing the sights of the town from upper old town, we simply walked down to lower town. All the attractions in Tallinn are very near to each other and can be simply done by walking. Basically, we used HOHO bus only once to reach the Upper Old Town. One can walk back to the cruise port from the city.
Great way to travel city on rainy day
Dave S
, Jul 2018
The people working for the company were very friendly and helpful. Rode on all three routes, you need to check schedule to see when each route starts running. The seaplane museum had road construction on the way there so never got close. Get picked up just outside cruise ship terminal.
Noisy, rickety bus
Roger L
, Jul 2018
Engine noise on first floor; canopy flapping against frame noise on second floor. Tour did not take us near interesting places to get off -- we spent many minutes traveling through a forest, which looked much like other forests. Driver was unhelpful in directing us to a better option.
Tallinn really is the perfect cruise...
, Jun 2018
Tallinn really is the perfect cruise ship stop. It is small enough to walk around and see everything significant in 5 to 6 hours and have a meal and a drink. This review however about the hop-on, hop-off excursion. The Viator version was provided by city site seeing which was a relief after our woeful experience in Copenhagen with the Red Buses version see Review. In Tallinn the CITY SIGHSEEING trip was very good. The bus picks up just a few dozen yards from the ship. Th staff were polite and helpful when we boarded and gave us the headphones and map without asking. The commentary was very good indeed. It quickly and succinctly gave a history and context to Tallinn from its founding and pointed out and explained sights along the way. The trip is relatively short and we decided to get off at Toompea Castle which is a main landmark. Tallinn although small consists of a UNESCO medieval town. The lower town with old buildings, a market and restaurants and medieval pubs is in the lower town while the upper town although physically close is up a quite steep cobbled series of streets and has fortifications and chruches/cathedrals not to be missed. By getting off at Toompea castle the highest point the rest of the town can be enjoyed without needing to climb any hills! We then hit all the significant landmarks and had some snacks and drinks in the Golden Pig tavern and the Olde Hansa Medieval tavern see separate 5 reviews. We then picked up the bus aye the bottom of the hill easily and were able to get back to the ship with time in hand. Overall good value and a useful tool if your time is tight on a cruise day visit. I would give it 5 stars but felt it could have been about 5 euros cheaper as it is a short journey compared to this company's other excursions in other cities for the same price.
The Hop-On bus was good, but most of...
David F
, Jan 2018
The Hop-On bus was good, but most of our time was spent after getting off at the old city. We did not re-board.
Great way to see Tallin on a shore...
Heather G
, Oct 2017
Great way to see Tallin on a shore excursion at your own pace. Saw some awesome sights.

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