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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: Guided City Walking Tour with Small Group

2. Tallinn: Guided City Walking Tour with Small Group

Explore Tallinn in a new way and avoid the beaten track with the 15:15 daily walking tour. Walk our central trail and see all the main city sights. Discover the city with a local guide in a unique and intimate way. Meet your local guide under the Town Hall clock on the Town Hall Square. Look for the yellow sign with "15:15 in Tallinn" logo. Spend a few hours spotting major sites and learning history and fun facts from your guide. See the St Mary's Cathedral, and the Freedom Square. Experience a small group vibe that allows you to ask questions and get great recommendations for further exploration.

Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

3. Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

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.

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 or broth, various local food samples, like black rye bread, traditional Estonian open-faced spiced sprat sandwiches, some sweets and also samples of modern Estonian cuisine. You will be served some local drinks, like 'Kali' or/and 'Kama', a glass of Sea Buckthorn or Birch juice and the tour concludes either with a good cup of locally roasted coffee, served along with a piece of cake, or with local craft beer or berry and fruit wine degustation. Please note that food and drink stops and the menu can vary a bit depending on the season.

Tallinn: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

5. Tallinn: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the best of Tallinn's charming Old Town on this walking tour. Visit the historic Town Hall Square and hear stories about how the weather-vane got its name and which famous recipe was invented in the Town Hall Pharmacy. Marvel at the medieval churches as you listen to your guide's interesting commentary. Learn more about the city walls and take pictures from the viewing platforms on Toompea Hill. You will also visit the Parliament of Estonia.  Walk in St. Catherine's Passage, one of the most picturesque Old Town lanes. Discover St. Catherine’s Guild, a collection of craft workshops where traditional artists create and sell glassware, hats and other goods. End your tour with a visit to the city’s oldest existing building, the Dominican Monastery, which dates to 1246. 

Tallinn: Medieval Walking Tour

6. Tallinn: Medieval Walking Tour

Walk through the narrow gothic dwellings, cozy cobblestone streets and well-made fortress walls with solid towers. The Old Town is comprised of two parts: Lower Town (residence of artisans and merchants) and Upper Town (residence of viceroys and the nobility). On this tour, learn how Tallinn got wealthy by attracting invaders and resisting them. Discover why Tallinn was known as a 'town of pepper and salt,' and how Estonians, local Germans and Catholic monks communicated with each other. Walking the cozy cobblestone streets, get acquainted with Tallinn history through interesting stories and legends.  See medieval dwellings from the 14th to the 15th-century, the oldest town hall and pharmacy in Europe and St. Olaf Church, having once been the highest in the world. Depending on your preference, visit a former Dominican monastery quarter taken over by female workshops of stain glass blowers, chocolatiers, artists, doll makers and weavers. Then, explore Upper Town - an area of German crusaders (later - noblemen), viceroy and bishops. See the largest Orthodox church in Estonia, then the oldest one in Estonia. Nearby, see Toompea Castle occupied by parliament. The climax of the excursion will be a visit to a viewing platform for a view of Tallinn. This excursion will finish at the Town Hall Square. You will also receive recommendations on where to try local food and drinks, what kind of souvenirs are worth buying, where to spend time with children and what museums are worth visiting.

Tallinn: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Tallinn: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Meet the guide at the lobby of your centrally located hotel or at the Viru gate (entrance to the Old town). Start the tour by strolling the main street of the Old town, see the Town hall square and the Dome church, admire the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, visit the Old Pharmacy, dating back to the 13th century, Climb the upper town and admire the beautiful panoramic views of Tallinn from Toompea Hill.

Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Private Tour

8. Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Private Tour

Meet your expert guide and start discovering the old town of Tallinn on a walking tour. Explore the streets of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, also a listed Unesco heritage site. Discover medieval Tallinn with its quaint hive of narrow streets, charming squares, ornate doorways, and courtyards. Explore both Toompea and the Lower Town at a relaxed pace, seeing the highlights of Tallinn and immersing yourself in its rich culture and history. Have a break at Tallinn’s town hall square and admire its pretty string of pastel-colored buildings that look like straight out of a fairytale. Discover Tallinn’s oldest pharmacy and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Follow your guide for the second half of the tour to explore Kalamaja. It’s a neighborhood famous for its wooden houses, and bohemian charm. ‘Kalamaja’ from the 14th century, was dominated by fishermen, fishmongers, and boatwrights. The wooden houses built to accommodate these workers became Kalamaja’s architectural legacy, and they now lend the neighborhood its unforgettable character. The Bohemian atmosphere of Kalamaja is more recent, as it has become the preferred residence of the young and the creative. Immerse yourself in this lively atmosphere of exciting art, culture, and design. Visit Telliskivi to see a collection of factory buildings that slowly transformed into a beloved hotspot comprised of off-beat restaurants, art expos, craft beer, antique shopping, alternative theatre, and clubbing venues. Kalamaja is also Estonia’s most significant creative economic enterprise center, bringing together a diverse range of activities and businesses in one unforgettable spot.

Tallinn: Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum Tour

9. Tallinn: Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum Tour

Journey through the maritime history of Estonia with an entrance ticket to a stunning museum located in a World War I hangar for seaplanes in Tallinn. Get a short explanation about the building's exterior, and then go inside to explore the exhibitions over 3 floors. Discover the remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, along with pine boats made by locals up to 5,000 years ago. Admire a collection of yachts from the 1980 Summer Olympics, and take a look at an icebreaker from 1917. Learn the history, legends and real life stories of sea sport along the way. Venture upstairs to see the Short 184 seaplane. Take a look at the World War II submarine EML Lembit, and jump inside this war hero to compare the cramped conditions of the crew with the rich interior of the captain's cabin. Venture down to the underwater level to investigate the different types of torpedoes and mines from the Baltic Sea. Get interactive on simulators to experience what it's like to fly a seaplane or shoot a machine gun. Suitable for any age, the museum also has a café where you can try the local fish soup at lunch.

Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

10. Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your local, professional guide at the port right after your ship has docked. You can choose a morning or an afternoon tour. Walk the old town's winding alleyways and pass its ornate doorways and medieval courtyards. Among all the Nordic medieval cities, there’s none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn. Walk the streets that former kings, queens and czars walked down. Learn how Tallinn once consisted of 2 feuding medieval towns separated by a wall.  Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings. With its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, Tallinn’s Town Hall Square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Your informative guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn, but through the alleyways of time. 

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What people are saying about Tallinn

The tour was fantastic as you got to see the whole old town in 3hrs. My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Tallinn and Estonia . The guide was more than happy to answer my questions and very helpful. I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to do a walking tour in the old town.

Fantastic experience! Marie was such a lovely tour guide and a lovely person to spend 2 hours with through the streets of Old Town Tallin. Everyone should book a tour with her!!!

Alexandra is a competent young woman who provided us with really interesting information about history and life in Tallinn. We can only warmly recommend you.

Enjoyable few hours walking and talking around the town, interesting and surprising food stops. Definitely would recommend if you're in Tallinn!

We had the most lovely tour of the city. It was extremely cold, but our guide was so good. She led us everywhere and we learned so much!!