Guided tour

Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Guided tour

Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

From US$ 34.48 per person

Step back in time to the Middle Ages and see the sights of Tallinn's Old Town on a guided walking tour. Learn the city's history and hear stories about the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas, and St. Olaf church.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian


  • See the sights of Tallinn's Old Town, such as Toompea Castle
  • Learn why Tallinn is known as the town that limps on Short Leg Street
  • Get stunning views of the city from a terrace in the Upper Town
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Explore the Old Town of Tallinn and see monuments such as the remains of St. Catherine's Dominican Monastery. Step back to the Middle Ages and walk along Pikk Street, where the merchants' houses and craft guilds bring medieval Tallinn back to life. Get acquainted with the churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas and St. Olaf as you explore the Lower Town and Upper Town. Discover why Tallinn is known as the town that limps on Lühike Jalg (Short Leg Street) and hear about the noble knights who lived in the Upper Town . Admire the outside of the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Make your way to the ancient stronghold of Toompea Castle where the Parliament of Estonia now sits, and marvel at the Pikk Hermann (Tall Herman) tower that dominates the skyline. Get a fantastic view of the city from one of the platforms of the Upper Town. Return to the Lower Town on Short Leg Street to end on Town Hall Square.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals or drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the Town Hall Square, under the Town Hall clock.

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4.6 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Had a great time learning about the Old Town of Tallinn. The tour was the perfect size compared to some of the other tours I saw so it was very personable. I felt like I could ask our guide questions and she was very knowledgeable and quick to answer. I think she went above and beyond to make this an amazing experience for me.

March 26, 2023

Really interesting, informative and well planned tour. I love a walking tour as it gives you a great feel for the area that you're in as well as providing both historical and current information on the area. This tour certaintly did that and it gave a great understanding on how Tallinn came about and the different ages that it went through. Would highly reccommend

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March 26, 2023

The directions to meet with our guide were easy to follow. Helena was very knowledgable and her English was excellent. We were in a small group of four and so were able to ask questions. Helena answered them all very patiently. A lovely day out in a beautiful city! Thank you.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 80094