BUS LOOP TOUR OF TALLINN AND SURROUNDINGS
The excursion starts at the Russian Cultural Centre and passes through the city centre. You will see the Estonian Opera and Ballet Theatre; the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, business area of the city, the area of Stalin buildings, 19 and the beginning of 20 centuries’ wooden architecture of Tallinn, then you will stop off at park Kadriorg. Kadriorg is a favourite place of townspeople for walks, there you will see the Kadriorg palace constructed on command of Peter the Great for his wife Catherine I, the residence of Estonian president, Peter I house-museum and Art Museum KUMU. Then the route lies to the Song Festival Grounds where you will stop off and continue your way along the sea to the Pirita area. You will pass the Maarjamäe Palace (a manor of a count Orlov-Davidov), a monument to an aeronaut Charles Leroux and a memorial complex. In the Pirita area you will stop at the St. Birgitta’s convent and then will go back to the city centre. On a way back from Pirita you will see the Olympic Yachting Complex constructed to a sailing regatta of the Olympic Games of 1980, the well-known monument to the lost battleship "Mermaid". Coming back to the city, you will pass by the Rotterman Quarter with little shops of fashionable and stylish clothes, then by the Admiralty harbour, from where the ships go to Sweden and Finland every day, to the "Stout Margaret" Cannon Tower. Further the way will lie round the western side of the fortification of the Old Town, where Toompea Castle’s wall from 13 century is well visible. The excursion will finish on the hill of Toompea in the Upper Town.