Departing the pier, your vehicle takes you around the medieval city wall which encompasses the Old Town before you begin your guided walking tour through its atmospheric streets. You visit the Russian Orthodox Church, the 13th century Gothic style Dome Cathedral, and view the exterior of the Castle which is now the seat of Estonia's Parliament.
You descend along the Long and Short Leg Streets to the Lower Town where you continue your tour with the highlights of medieval architecture including the Great Guild House, Blackheads Brotherhood House and the Holy Ghost Church. Soon you reach the Town Hall Square where you’ll find the oldest surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe. Across the square is a 15th century Apothecary shop, probably the oldest pharmacy in the world which has been in permanent use for more than 500 years.
In the afternoon, we drive to an Open Air Museum
called Rocca al Mare that recreates the village life of the 18th
and 19th century rural Estonia in the setting of a
beautiful forested area on the sea coast. This Estonian Village
Museum offers the opportunity to explore authentic examples of
the local rural architecture. Our final stop will be at a
handicrafts shop where those of us looking for keepsakes of this
visit can buy Estonian handicrafts.
Tour includes Transportation, guide and Entrance fee to the Open Air Museum