Historic Center & Old Town (red line)
The red line is the best line to take if you want to see and visit Tallinn’s main sights. The tour starts from the city center. You can hop on from the main stop which is located in front of Russian Cultural Center. This tour takes you to the most picturesquare places in the capital city. It will pass the Song Festival Grounds on which the Estonian Song Festival is held every five years. In addition to that, you can hop off at Russalka Monument and Kadriorg Palace which is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit. The palace is located in Kadriorg Park which is known as the largest park in Tallinn. The red line also passes new town and Estonian National Opera House dating back to the 1913. The red route also takes you to the Upper Part of the Old Town where you can have a walk and visit Toompea Castle, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the St Mary’s Cathedral, also known as the Dome Church. All the routes take you back to the port (A,B,C and Cruiseship Terminal).
STOP 2: SONG FESTIVAL GROUNDS
In 2003 Estonian’s Song Festival tradiotion was enrolled to UNESCO World Heritage list. The new and current stage was built in 1959. In 1988 Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds to sing patriotic hymns in what became known as the Singing Revolution.
STOP 3: RUSSALKA MONUMENT/KADRIORG PALACE & PARK
The Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, erected in 1902 in Kadriorg, Tallinn to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka or ,, Mermaid”, which sank en route to Finland in 1893. It was the first monument in Estonia made by an Estonian sculptor. In this bus stop you can also visit Kadriorg Palace which was built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great. The Palace is located in Kadriorg Park where you can enjoy the picturesque view of symmetrical Swan Lake and also visit the Kumu Art Museum.
STOP 5: Swissotel/ Radisson BLU is located in the New Town area
STOP 6: OLD TOWN/TOOMPEA CASTLE
This is a must visit place. Toompea Castle Toompea Castle is the seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia – the Riigikogu.
The castle complex is made up of several parts: the west wall and the Tall Hermann tower belong to the medieval fortress of the Order of the Brothers of the Sword, the Government Administration building represents the Czarist era and is classic in style, and the building of the Riigikogu, in the castle courtyard, was built in the beginning of the 1920s.