Have you ever seen thousands of singers walking on the street in their national clothes? This emotional experience can be felt during the parade before Estonia's Song Festival, which occurs once every five years in Tallinn. In the 19th century, Estonia was a province of the Russian Empire, and the 1860s marked the beginning of the period of National Awakening. The tradition began with the first Song Festival in June 1869, and during the first Estonian independence they started holding these every five years. Today you will have the unique opportunity to see the parade preceding the Song Festival which is held later in the afternoon. For that, take a guided walk to the heart of the city where the Song Festival participants cheerfully march to the Song Festival Ground located further to the west. You will have 30 minutes to enjoy this beautiful site, take loads of memorable photos, and then continue for a walking tour to the lower Old Town where opportunity will be provided for short shopping. Then board the bus for a return ride to the ship.
Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous". Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.