Year-round
Dates
3h
Duration
2+
Min group size
Age 0-6
Free
7-12
Child fare

Tallinn Classic Tour

  • Discover both the Old Town as well as the Kadriorg district
  • Cover all the main sights in the Medieval town from the Parliament building to the Town Hall
  • Take a bus to leafy Kadriorg district with wooden villas, art museums and a baroque-style palace
  • Visit Pirita beach area and get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and see Tallinn’s Soviet-era TV tower

All the wonder and charm of the Estonian capital comes to life on this tour which covers Tallinn’s top sights. Tallinn Classic Tour starts with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s best-loved attraction, its medieval Old Town. There you’ll hear tales of long-ago merchants and monks as you make your way through the enchanting cobblestone streets. We’ll continue by bus to the leafy Kadriorg district which is a park area that’s home to amazing wooden villas, art museums and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. We’ll continue onward to the Pirita beach area, where you’ll get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s Soviet-era TV tower.

PRICE INCLUDES: personal pick-up and return to your hotel, guide service and transport.

PICK UP PLACE AND TIME: hotel, as agreed.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German.

1

Explore Tallinn and listen legends about its most important square, the Town Hall Square

The Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Tallinn’s Old Town for the last eight centuries. The best examples of the historical importance of the square are the well preserved gothic Town Hall and the oldest pharmacy in Europe. Although, criminals are no longer chained in front of the town hall and the pharmacy doesn’t function as a rowdy drinking place for wine-lovers anymore, the square continues to play an active role in the lives of local people as well as the many tourists who flock there. The square is a venue for numerous festivals, markets and cafes. Surely, it’s the best place to start our tour and answer common questions like how old is Tallinn, how has it developed through centuries and what life was like here during the medieval ages when the old Tallinn was built.
2

Learn how magnificently the churches, medieval buildings and street structure has been preserved in the Old Town, get a glimpse of Estonian’s Government and Parliament House from the outside

Today Estonians often claim to be the least religious nation in Europe, never-the-less, churches can be seen practically everywhere in Old Town. Most of them, including: St. Nicholas’; St Mary’s; and the Church of the Holy Ghost’ are on our route and are monumental examples of medieval architecture. Each of them, plus the exceptional golden Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky which symbolizes the Russian past, reveal fascinating legends that you will hear about during the tour. Exploring the streets in the lower and upper town we also show you where the Estonian Parliament and Estonian Government work and let you to take pictures from viewing platforms on Toompea hill.
3

Visit the best known green area in Tallinn, Kadriorg, a baroque park

Driving out from the Old Town we will take you to the east side of the city to visit Kadriorg Park, the famous art and recreational area founded by the Russian tsar Peter the Great and named after his wife, Catherine I. The Baroque palace the tsar had built – along with the surrounding forests, ponds and fountains – is still the neighbourhood’s main attraction.
4

Tour around Tallinn’s seaside and visit the Song Festival Grounds

Finally, we enjoy amazing views of Tallinn from the seaside at Pirita and will also stop over the Song Festival Grounds. Pirita is worth a visit as it hosted the sailing regatta for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and the area was also at the heart of the Olympic village. Today Pirita is home to the most popular beach around Tallinn and a nice yacht harbour. The nearby Song Festival Grounds form a large venue that holds a special place in Estonian hearts as the birthplace of the Singing Revolution and host an enormous Song Festival, which takes place here every 5 years.
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Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • pop in Tallinn’s Town Hall Pharmacy and find out what medieval claret wine tastes like;
  • ask us for tips on the best restaurants in Tallinn – let us order a professional photographer to be present during the tour to make an exceptional photo-memory of your visit to Tallinn.

Prices for Tallinn Classic Tour

Number of participants:Price per person:Children 7-12 years:
1154 euros
277 euros57 euros
367 euros47 euros
4-557 euros37 euros
641 euroson request
736 euroson request
832 euroson request
9 and moreon requeston request

Tour Reviews

23. Sep 2019

I want to thank you so much for arranging our wonderful tour with Berit. She was so lovely and we thought Tallin was amazing.

1. Aug 2019

The tour with Eero was great. He is a very knowledgeable guide and was very accommodating. Open for questions and very friendly. We enjoyed it very much.

29. Jul 2019

Excellent guide, knowledgeable and accommodating.

18. Jul 2019

In 3 hours, with a combination of a bus tour and a walking tour of the old quarter, our guide Marit was able to comprehensively give us a fabulous insight of both the new Tallinn with its tv tower, beautiful residential areas and the famous and bustling old quarter.
While I am sure the same standard would be maintained for all, special mention goes out for Marit, who besides being knowledgeable was extremely efficient in tailoring the tour to our particular points of greater interest.
Three hours well spent.

18. Jul 2019

Beautiful tour and very well explained
Our guide Johanna was incredible! She explained all the main sights of Tallinn very vividly and with a lot of passion. She was very helpful in answering our questions and even brought us to the harbour after the tour, helping us to find a detour around some area that was closed due to construction work. We do recommend the tour and will certainly do another one the next time we come to Tallinn again.

2. May 2019

The tour was very individual and perfect for our group of 7
Our guide Jaan was perfect as well. My over 80-year-old parents could understand his explanations very well and could ask personal questions. Even though our trip was quite tiring, this tour was perfect and a lot cheaper compared to booking a tour from a cruise ship. Everything went well and Jaan’s fluency in German language was something we were not expecting! 100% recommending!

8. Apr 2019

THANK YOU!
We wanted to say a huge thank you to our Guide Eero. He was attentive and informative and went over and above to ensure we received the personal touch, even though we strayed to take photographs!
Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to him. We thought he was awesome!

7. Apr 2019

We had an excellent personal and informative tour.
It was such a good tour and a great way to start our visit in Tallinn.

26. Jul 2018

Thank you Reelika, for the interesting and thorough tour.

17. Jul 2018

A perfect day with a super nice guide. Top organized! We (6 persons) received a lot of information during this private tour because the guide was a local. Tallinn will be remembered very well thanks to her.

10. Jul 2018

Very good guide, very good language skills

8. Sep 2017

Wonderful! Guide who was very knowledgeable!
We had a wonderful walking tour with Kristiina who spoke English perfectly and was able to share a lot of history and culture with us. She accommodated our preferences. A wonderful way to see Tallinn.

9. Mar 2016

We really liked the tour last Saturday. It was really interesting to hear about your history. We also liked that we had our own guide. She was really nice and told us about your old history, but she also told us stories from her own life as a child and youth when Estonia was occupied by the Russians.

We had a nice day and I am sure we will come back to you next time we will visit Tallinn.

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