Tallinn cruise port is located on the Baltic sea’s north-east corner. It is among the largest Baltic’s passenger and cruise ports. The distance to Helsinki across the Gulf of Finland is around 53 miles.
Tallinn is a popular port of call on Baltic Sea cruise itineraries in Northern Europe. Popular destination are Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Stockholm. The city is the capital of Estonia with population of 415 thousand people. Tallinn cruise port attracts passengers with its unique charm, mixture of Soviet and Scandinavian atmospheres. The Old Town of Tallinn is UNESCO World Heritage listed.
Tallinn cruise port season is from the middle of May to the middle of September and the port is visited around 300 times each year.
Highlights: Medieval City, Citadel, Kolga, Toompea Castle, Kadriorg Park
Tallinn cruise terminal
Tallinn cruise port has been upgraded and expanded constantly to handle the increasing passengers’ flow. Cruise ships use two docks – Old City Harbor and Saaremaa Harbor. There are four terminals – Terminals A, B, D and Old City Marina (former Terminal C).
The distance from Tallinn cruise port dock at the commercial port to the Old Town is a 20-minute walk.
There are shuttle buses from the pier to the Old Town. Also, in front of the Tallinn cruise port terminal, there are taxis. Before catching one, be sue to negotiate the price! A popular way to explore the city highlight is to use the hop-on, hop-off service of Tallinn City Tour. Available tourist information can be found at a booth in the Tallinn cruise port terminal building.
The Port Authorities are building new cruise pier, which will be able to accommodate even the largest cruise ships. Future plans include Christmas markets season, which will expand the cruise season till January.
The closest airport to Tallinn cruise port is 4 km from city downtown – Lennart Marri Airport.
Tallinn tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Kiek in de Kök: the translation of the name is “Peek into the Kitchen.” The cannon tower is 38 meters tall and its name came after a joke by Medieval guards who thought they would see trough the chimneys of the houses right into the kitchens.
- Tallinn City Tour: the city tours are in double deck colorful buses. There is available audio in ten different languages. You can choose between three lines (blue, green and red) with different routes.
- Estonian History Museum: located in the Great Guild Hall.
- Oleviste Church and Tower: the St. Olav’s Church dates back to 13th century. It used to be the world’s tallest building for the period 1549 -1625. Its spire is 159 meters.
- Estonian Maritime Museum: it is located in the Fat Margaret cannon tower. You can explore the maritime history of Estonia displayed over four floors.
- Bastion Tunnels: it used to be a part of the tunnel system for defense. It was built during the Swedish rule, in the 1600s.
The Tallinn cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Tallinn, Estonia.
If you lose the Tallinn location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Tallinn cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tallinn, Estonia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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