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Tallinn Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. Tallinn Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The Estonian maritime city of Tallinn is truly one of the gems of Northern Europe. The old town has been astonishingly well preserved and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. There is also a new town center, called Vabaduse Valjak or Freedom Square, at the edge of the old town. Nearby is the giant matchbox of Hotel Viru, a former tourist flagship and notorious den of Cold War intrigue. During this era every room was tapped and monitored by the KGB! The city has been influenced by Germany, Italy, Russia, and Scandinavia. Tallinn’s calendar is packed with festivals celebrating music, film, art, theater, culture, and food. Sea-faring festivals, the Opera Festival, and the Tallinn Marathon also feature prominently on the calendar. Explore this alluring city and take advantage of all there is to see and do during your stay. Take the bus tour to the old town and admire the 14th and 15th century architecture and narrow, twisting streets. You can also try out the local cuisine at any of a number of restaurants here. Tour Stops: Stop 1 - Mere Pst 5 Stop 2 - Song Festival Grounds Stop 3 - Russalka Monument Stop 4 - City Harbor, D-Terminal (Tallink) Stop 5 - Swissotel/Radisson BLU Stop 6 - Old Town/Toompea Castle Stop 7 - City Harbour, ABC Terminals Stop 8 - City Harbour, Cruise Ship Terminal

From Tallinn: Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park

2. From Tallinn: Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park

Experience the stunning natural beauty of Lahemaa National Park on this exciting, full-day tour. Drive for an hour from Tallinn to Lahemaa, stopping to admire Jägala Waterfall. Learn about Estonian rural life and native flora and fauna and discover more about the forests and their importance in Estonian culture and traditions whilst hiking the forest's Beaver Trail with your guide. Explore the seaside at Altia Village and discover pre-Soviet architecture in this quaint fishing village. Walk along the sandy beaches and if it's warm have a swim in the water. Head to a tavern for some tasty Estonian farm food. End your tour enjoying a walk with your guide in the Viru bog while listening to tales from Estonian folklore related to these fascinating wetlands.

Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

3. Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

Explore the fascinating Harju County and see the spectacular Jägala Waterfall on this tour from Tallinn. See mystical, Bronze Age graves at a museum in Rabala and learn surprising facts about how the graves were discovered. Next, visit an ancient Estonian sanctuary and the oldest medieval Christian chapel at Saha, learning about the site's pre-Christian origins as a sacrificial site. Admire the natural beauty of the Jägala waterfall, the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia and spectacular in any season. See another interesting historical site, an old Viking stronghold, at the Jägala power station and also learn about how trout are affecting the station's energy production. End your tour enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner with amazing views of the bay at Ruhe seafood restaurant.

Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

4. Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

Take this spectacular drive along Tallinn's coast to get a feel for the area's natural beauty and fascinating maritime and Soviet history! You'll visit the Olympic Center built in Tallinn for the Moscow Olympics and hear how the yachting competitions were organised during Soviet times. On the Viimsi peninsula, you'll visit the abandoned Soviet air-defence base and Coastal Folk Museum's exhibiton introducing stories about time behind the iron curtain. Picture-postcard views of the Old Town skyline can be admired from Tallinn TV tower. 

Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

5. Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 2 hours, you drive around the famous Old Town, and see the towers of the wall, the most famous ones are called Stout Margaret and Tall Herman. You also see the mighty wall of Toompea Castle on the hill, drive through the district of high tech architecture – Tallinn’s City. Lastly, you visit the districts of wooden architecture which Tallinn is famous for. See and learn about the history of the baroque style of Kadriorg Palace and the park which Peter the Great of Russia presented to his wife. Next continue the way to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, a very important place for the people of Estonia, where the Estonia Song Festival is held every 5 years. The Festival Grounds are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this, drive along the seaside and enjoy a picturesque view to the Gulf of Finland. Stop at Pirita Convent (St. Brigit's Convent) and discover the story behind the ruins of the monastery. There will also be a beautiful photo stop on the coast of the gulf with the best view of the Tallinn. The bus tour ends in the Old Town and you will continue on foot. Tallinn’s Old Town consists of two parts, the Upper Town and the Lower Town. During your walk you will first discover the Upper Town, which was a stronghold of the former Tallinn nobility. See two cathedrals, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Lastly, view the Estonian Parliament building inside Toompea Castle and enjoy a panorama of the Tallinn from the viewing platforms. After seeing the Upper Town, continue to the Lower Town. Here you will see the medieval merchant’s houses and learn why Tallinn was founded at this particular place, how it developed, why there are so many churches and why they are so tall. Going down along the Long Leg Street see St. Olaf’s Church, the highest building in the world during the 16th and 17th centuries. Your tour ends at the Town Hall Square inside Lower Town. Here you will find the Gothic Town Hall and the oldest functioning pharmacy in the world, Town Hall Pharmacy. After the tour you are on your own, the guide will advise you about additional attractions, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The main square of Tallinn – Liberty Square is 5min away and the cruise harbour is just a 15 min walk.

Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

6. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and Soviet periods, all the way through to today. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for either the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre or from the gates at Cruise Ship Terminal.

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

7. 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: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

8. Tallinn: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

Begin your tour with a light hike along the forested coastline not far from Tallinn. Visit an abandoned naval fortress which is tucked away in the forest, where it is still possible to explore the dark underground tunnels and the massive concrete structures above the ground. From there your tour continues to the Keila Waterfall, located in a peaceful manor park with charming bridges and walking paths. Drive through the mostly Russian-speaking city of Paldiski, getting a feel of its industrial Soviet-era neighborhoods. Following that, visit the local Russian orthodox church to learn about the contrast between Estonian and local Russian cultures. A break for lunch at a local restaurant is then provided, during which you can order Estonian food for lunch. Continue the tour to the Pakri coastal cliffs where you can observe the red lighthouse looking over the vast Baltic Sea. Whilst there, it is optional to buy a ticket to the lighthouse to climb to the top, or walk all the way to the Pakri Waterfall. For the final stop on your tour, drive to the Rummu submerged quarry. Whilst there you can climb up the sandy hills for a view over the entire crystal clear lake and the submerged houses. As you return to Tallinn, you can reflect back on your day filled with nature, alternative off-the-beaten sights, and secret history.

Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

9. Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

Discover the best of Tallinn by visiting important sites from different periods of the city's history. Start with the jewel of Tallinn – the medieval Old Town. Check out gabled houses, churches, and squares built between the 13th and 15th centuries while your guide combines informative commentary with colorful legends that helped to define the character of the city. Learn how Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub in medieval times and visit both the upper and lower Old Town.  Continue by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district. Explore a peaceful, green area of the city that is home to beautifully-crafted wooden villas, art museums, and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Then head to the Pirita beach area, where you will get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s soviet-era TV tower. Enjoy views of the Baltic Sea and, if it's warm, plenty of sunbathers on the beach. After a lunch break, visit the Open Air Museum in Viimsi, a complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old. Relax and enjoy some of the best views of the famous skyline of Tallinn from this picturesque coastal village turned museum.

Tallinn: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

10. Tallinn: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

At a museum of local peasant architecture and culture, go inside old barn dwellings and chapels and take pictures with mills at the beautiful seacoast. The museum consists of several sectors, and so you don't get tired while walking, take a horse taxi or bicycle. This tour includes driving along the Tallinn seashore and visiting the open air museum, the most popular museum in summer.  On the way to open air museum by comfortable car/ bus, you will pass by the American district, hippodrome and talk of what kept Tallinn from developing since 1850s. It will take you 15 minutes to get to the museum from city center. In the open air museum, you will learn about the Estonian rural mode of life and see types of villages and farms. The mission of the museum is to introduce a peasant mode of life, tell you of the traditions through peasant architecture, farming culture, real life stories and superstitions with local humor. Feel the heart of the national identity of this small but proud Estonian people and understand what word freedom means for the people. During the walking tour, you will find a collection of 80 buildings: peasant farms, net sheds, school farm and chapel from the 18 to 20th-century. Look at the low reed roof of the barn dwellings, come inside through low doorway to see how the people lived, heated their homes, see where the cattle was held and weddings celebrated. The discipline was hard, but it always helped to survive in cold climate with restricted resources. In the summer, many celebrations, dancings and exhibitions were observed. Afterwards, you will have enough time for lunch in local tavern and for souvenirs. You will also be able to rent a horse carriage or bicycle.

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What people are saying about Tallinn

Overall rating

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based on 210 reviews

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.

This was such a great experience! Our guide Nele was so knowledgeable about the area, the country and all of the plant-life that we saw in the park so it was a really interesting and fun trip. It exceeded my expectations, was great value for money and I would highly recommend it.

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.

Excursion parfaite avec notre guide Nele, nous avons apprécier la possibilité d'échanger et tout ce que nous avons pu découvrir durant cette journée.

super professional guide with deep and interesting knowledge to share with us