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Welcome to Tallinn: Private Walking Tour with a Local

1. Welcome to Tallinn: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Tallinn from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

2. Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Discover the Old Town of Tallinn with your knowledgeable, local guide. Choose from a private or small-group shared tour with a maximum of 12 people for an intimate experience. The UNESCO-protected Old Town has winding alleyways, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards. Get to know Tallinn's Lower Town, stop at Tompea Hill for stunning views, admire the art at Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, and a have break at the Town Hall.  Spend 2 hours in the Old Town, then hop on a tram to discover the surrounding area. Admire Kadriorg Palace and Park designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti. The palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance. View the Song Festival Ground to understand an important part of Estonian history. The tour ends back at your original starting point. For cruise ship passengers, choose the Shore Excursion option upon checkout to ensure a timely delivery back to the port ready for your onward departure.

Tallinn: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

3. Tallinn: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

Get acquainted with the cuisine of Hanseatic merchants, Estonian peasants, Soviet workers, and find out what Estonians eat today. On this 3-hour guided tour, try 3 dishes with dessert, and taste 3 local drinks. In addition, you’ll taste the famous Estonian green chocolate, berry chips, and much more. The cafés and restaurants chosen for this tour are famous for their special interiors and histories, and are, in a sense, museums themselves. Avoiding the more touristy places, you’ll only hit up places off the beaten path where locals like to go for a truly authentic Estonian experience. This tour is the perfect activity for bad weather, as Tallinn’s cozy restaurants will keep you warm and relaxed.

Tallinn Food Tour

4. Tallinn Food Tour

This food tour of Tallinn takes you on a culinary excursion through the Old Town, including stops at the neighboring Baltic Station Market and gives you a chance to experience the smells, flavors and stories of Estonian cuisine. You will also get to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Old Town and nearby Kalamaja quarter and hear exciting stories about Estonian history and the country today. This tour includes around 6 food and drink stops based on local traditional and modern food and drinks. You will be served a soup, various traditional food samples, like black rye bread, traditional Estonian open-faced spiced sprat sandwiches and also samples of modern Estonian cuisine. You will try out some local drinks, like 'Kali' and 'Kama', some local schnapps and sweets and a good cup of locally roasted coffee or a glass of local berry or fruit wine.  Please note that food and drink stops and the menu can vary a bit depending on the season.

From Helsinki: Tallinn with Round-Trip Ferry & Guided Tour

5. From Helsinki: Tallinn with Round-Trip Ferry & Guided Tour

Embark on a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port. Be welcomed by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port to prepare to embark on Helsinki. On the way back, you can relax and enjoy the services before arriving in Helsinki.

Tallinn: Old Town Guided Tour

6. Tallinn: Old Town Guided Tour

Discover Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is not the most famous capital in Europe. However, Tallinn is a beautiful city with a very attractive medieval heritage. Tallinn is the major cultural and historical destination of the Baltic countries, especially as Tallinn is the most medieval city in Northern Europe. On this tour, you will discover a coastline lined with treasures, a varied and surprising cuisine, vestiges of the Soviet period. Not to mention the art of living that makes you want to settle there.

Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

7. Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

Explore the charm of Tallinn's old town, a perfect place to wander galleries and craft workshops. Follow your guide to foodie hotspots and historically charming buildings. The second half of the tour will focus on the Bohemian charm that can still be found in corners of the city. Walk through the pages of a children's fairytale in the Town Hall Square, surrounded by an array of inspiring pastel-colored buildings. Browse the grand selection of boutique artisans where workshops display their work. Fabrics, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, Tallinn Old Town crafters make it all.  Walk the around the Baroque fashioned buildings, admiring the crumbling stucco facades and the use of monumental gates or marbled streets. This walking tour will cover the lower and upper towns, featuring the largest and grandest of buildings, before finishing at the Toompea Hill with stunning views. 

Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour

8. Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour

Embark on a guided tour to discover Tallinn’s Soviet history. Visit highlights like Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Pirita Yacht Club, Linnahall, National Library of Estonia, and more. Drive until Lasnamae to see a fascinating part of the city that was considered Tallinn’s model socialist micro-district until the 1990s. Feel the typical Soviet atmosphere with apartment buildings that have not yet been remodeled. Learn how it has preserved its original appearance as a typical residential district. Walk through the district which is like an open-air museum of Soviet Estonia reflecting the style and architecture of its time. Be driven to the Baltic seaside to discover the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Maarjamae, dedicated to Estonian people who suffered the terror of the Soviet regime. It is a grand architectural achievement serving to remind the fragility of freedom and human life. Continue to the outdoor exhibition of the history museum showing life-size statues of old Soviet leaders like Lenin and Stalin. Access the history of the totalitarian state and sense the ideological foundations and methods of Soviet society. Take a break at the Pirita Yacht Club built to house the sailing games of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and enjoy the scenery of the Baltic Sea. Cross the city center until Linnahall, a city hall reminiscent of the 1980 Olympics. Watch wonderful views of Tallinn and learn about the history and architecture of this iconic concrete building. End your tour at the National Library of Estonia, the largest library in the Baltic countries with underground floors for a huge book depository. Listen to its similarities with Linnahall, featuring grand stairs and accesses stairs all over adding a clearly urban dimension. Choose to walk to the old town which is just 10 minutes away or visit the Museum of Occupations and Freedom.

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What people are saying about Tallinn

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 206 reviews

I visited Tallinn for just two days, so there was no time to see everything in the city. I booked a two hours walking tour with get your guide to save time. I new get your guide from a previous trip to Lisbon and was very satisfied. I had a short in time, but so rich in experience and information tour with Alexandra. She is so passionate! Although the weather was cold and it was raining, she had the willing to tell me everything about the history of the place. We visited every sightseeing that was accessible in the evening and under the restrictions for covid. Overall, I got once again very satisfied, I will definitely use get your guide in my next trips and already recommended it to my friends.

This tour through Get Your Guide was excellent. The ferry tickets and directions were all well organised and communicated in advance. Our guide picked us up from Tallinn ferry terminal and drove us around the city to include sites that weren't within walkable distance, then we parked and explored the city on foot. She was super knowledgeable, friendly and gave us great pointers about best places to see, eat and shop in our free time. Awesome day trip if you have a free day in Helsinki.

Talinn is a must see for anyone visiting Helsinki! Charming medieval town with excellent food (Scheeli Restoran, among others) and gifts to buy at inexpensive prices. Check out all stores East of town square.

Our guide was Riina. She was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. An excellent guide. It was a great way to start our visit to Tallinn.

A very good tour with extensive background information on all points.