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Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

  • Taking Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour you visit Tallinn’s jewel and the main highlight – its Medieval town
  • Wander on the narrow cobblestone streets in Tallinn Old Town between the Town Walls
  • Hear the tales of merchants and monks as well as the history of the city
  • Cover all the main attractions both in the lower and the upper Old Town

Tallinn’s jewel and main highlight is the Medieval Old Town. Just like it was torn out of the history books, the compact, cobblestone area between the Town Walls is easily walkable and offers plenty to see and discover. Together with colourful legends we will introduce you to the gabled houses, churches and squares that developed here between the 13th and 15th centuries when Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub. The tour includes visiting the lower and upper part of Tallinn Old Town, showing all the main attractions as well as some of the most photographed places in Estonia.

PRICE INCLUDES: guide service.

FOR EXTRA CHARGE: transfers from cruise passenger’s port (20 euros per person), entrance to churches (optional).

PICK UP PLACE AND TIME:  in front of the Tourist Information Centre, as agreed.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian


Explore the Town Hall Square, Tallinn's heartbeat since the 13th century

On the Town Hall Square it’s hard to find a house that doesn’t have anything interesting to tell about our city’s past. The story about how the weather-vane Toomas got its name, which famous recipe was invented in Town Hall Pharmacy, or why there is a stone called Tallinn’s navel there… We are happy to answer all those questions (and more) during the tour. In summer and during Christmas time the square becomes a busy market selling local souvenirs, food and drinks and it’s not unusual to see concert performances at the same time.

Discover medieval churches, streets and courtyards- Tallinn is home to the best-preserved medieval city centre in Northern Europe!

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. In additon, we will explain to you how a medieval city functioned and discuss the meaning of some street names as well as taking a peek into some of the courtyards.

Learn more about the city walls and Toompea hill

Exploring the streets in the lower and upper town we will also show you where the Estonian Parliament and Estonian Government work and let you to take pictures from the viewing platforms on Toompea hill. The upper town, Toompea, was historically a separate town from the lower town, and during the tour we will point out the differences and the reasons for it. An extra fairy-tale charm to Old Town stems from the fact that it is still surrounded by a 2 km long city wall, dotted with red-roofed guard towers. In some parts it’s still possible to climb the walls.

Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • let us give you hints on where to find the most authentic Estonian handicraft shops and restaurants serving Estonian food;
  • for groups from 6 persons there are plenty of activities (workshops, concerts, team-games etc) on offer to enrich your old-town experience.

Prices for Tallinn Old Town Tour

For families with children we usually offer discounted price. Please ask more information.

Private tours in English, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian with the following prices:

Number of participants: Price per person:
2-3 47 euros
4-6 37 euros
7-10 27 euros
11 more on request

Tour Reviews

4. Sep 2023

Andrus konnte uns alles über die Geschichte von Estland erzählen. Ausserdem hat er uns sehr interessante Orte abseits der Touristenorte gezeigt. Sehr empfehlenswert.

16. Aug 2023

Andrus hat uns Plätze gezeigt, die wir alleine nicht entdeckt hätten Er ist auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Er war unterhaltsam und e so war eine große Freude ihm zuzuhören.

7. Aug 2023

Jorge, fue un excelente guía y muy preparado, nada de “turistadas” conocía perfectamente la historia de Tallinn y además la sabe explicar. De otro modo nos recomendó actividades que hacer y lugares donde comer, tomar un café e incluso lugares fuera de las zonas turísticas que puedes visitar fácilmente. Vale la pena y Korge un 10.

1. Aug 2023

Sehr kompetent, Perfekt Deutsch, sehr freundlich zu jeder Frage eine Antwort. Eine wunderschöne Altstadt.

12. Jul 2023

Vielen lieben Dank an unsere Stadtführerin Reelika! Mit ihrer sehr netten und freundlichen Art hat sie uns ihre Hauptstadt Tallinn gezeigt.

20. Dec 2022

We were very lucky that the cold and snow meant that we were the only customers so the lovely guide was able to change the route. Instead of the lower old town, which most visitors discover themselves, she took us up to the higher wonders. Toompea castle, the churches, and the parliament buildings were so worth the hike up the hill. We learned a lot and saw a very different Tallinn.

12. Dec 2022

El guía Jorge era maravilloso y ahora sabemos más sobre la hístoria de Tallinn.

7. Dec 2022

Hemos tenido como guía a Jorge. Totalmente recomendable. Se nota que
tiene un gran conocimiento de la historia de la ciudad y del país.

7. Dec 2022

Klasse private Tour, viel Informationen, die man schwer sonst bekommt. Empfehlenswert!

25. Oct 2022

Sehr zu empfehlen. Gibt einen tollen Überblick. anschließend sollte man aber auch noch selbst unterwegs sein und sich durch diese tolle Stadt treiben lassen.

26. Sep 2022

Great informative tour of old town. Exactly what we were looking for.
We only had a few hours in Tallinn and this tour was an excellent way to learn as much as we could about Tallinn’s old town in 90 minutes.
Jorge was fantastic at making sure we saw all the sights with informative history lessons about each one. He also gave us a fantastic lunch recommendation! Thanks!

28. Aug 2020

Walking in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia
Very individual tour in a small group. We enjoyed it and our intercultural questions were also answered!

25. Aug 2020

We had 2 tours booked (Walking tour in the old town of Tallinn and tour to Lahemaa National Park) and enjoyed both of them. Nele, our tour guide, is a very warm-hearted person and she lead both tours in an absolutely professional manner. Thank you for giving us all the insights, the backgrounds and for sharing the secret spots where all the blueberries grow … I can recommend Prangli Travel tours.

3. Aug 2020

We had a very nice guide with extensive knowledge of Tallinn.

31. Jul 2020

Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour
Beautiful stories and legends that children (9 and 11) also love. We most enjoyed discovering places that we would otherwise not have found.

27. Jul 2020

Tour in Tallinn Old Town
A very interesting tour of the old city with a friendly guide who spoke fluently English and gave us the time to see what we found interesting.

20. Jul 2020

Ingrid is a very nice and competent tour guide with a lot of specialist knowledge, which she passes on in a humorous way.

21. Feb 2020

I would just like to thank you again for changing the the timing of the tour, it was very much appreciated. I would also like to pass on my thanks to Nele, the tour guide, she was absolutely brilliant, her English is excellent and she gave a wonderful fascinating tour of Tallinn. I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends and colleagues.

15. Oct 2019

Tallinn beatiful visit
Excellent visit to Tallinn with an excellent guide (Diego). Nice surprise. We really like the whole city and all the explanation, he knows all the history and stories perfectly and also had a lot of patience with us. Cloudy day but good experience and memories. Good service even before starting the tour. Greetings from Galicia.

7. Oct 2019

Not only very good, but very very good!
Thank you so much for this great and personal Tallinn city tour. It was very thorough, we were happy about the answers to our questions about the background and history of Tallinn. Thank you very very much!

1. Sep 2019

Awesome tour, great time
I had a great time during my visit to Tallinn, Diego was a great tour guide (in Spanish), he took me to really good spots within the old town and explained very well all the history. He also gave some tips about other things to do during my stay. I recommend taking this tour in the morning (9am) at that time the old town is not crowded and it is more delightful.

29. Aug 2019

Very interesting and compact Tallinn Old Town tour. And with anecdotes!

28. Aug 2019

Highly advisable
We did the old town walking tour a few days ago. It starts a bit late for those who do not arrive at the city in a cruise ship (at 12am instead of 10am, which is usual in other places), but it is understandable given the amount of people reaching Tallinn this way… Our guide, Marit, was great, and not only showed us the historical heritage but also explained us about estonian everyday life. We loved the city!

24. Aug 2019

Excellent tour in Tallinn
I did a walking tour in Tallinn and it was very good. We did it in Spanish. The tour was very interesting and funny and the guide, Marit, is excellent. I truly recommend to do it.

23. Aug 2019

Excellent tour!
We ended up being the only people on the tour, it was brilliant, the guide, who unfortunately I cannot remember her name, knew her stuff and even tacked on an extra fifteen minutes in old town. I would highly recommend this tour.

17. Aug 2019

In Tallinn we took the Old Town tour with a city guide: Johanna, she was super educational, interesting, friendly and what we appreciated – a German city guide. She was really competent! Thank you!

9. Aug 2019

Very personal tour
Great tour of the old town! Overall nice tour through the city in German.

7. Aug 2019

Our guide was Piret. We were very pleased to have her as our guide, she explained really clearly the history of Estonia, of the city Tallinn, showed us around and brought us to beautiful spots in town. Piret could answer very well to all our questions, and we had a lot. Since we’re interested in history, architecture, art, culture, languages etc we had all sorts of questions. As an estonian girl who likes to talk, she really filled us in very good on all of those topics. We wish her all the luck!

31. Jul 2019

Now we have forgotten the name of our lovable guide. The name was – like pirate … We had a very informative and impressive guide and can only recommend it. We will be back.

26. Jul 2019

We had a really friendly guide who fulfilled all our personal wishes.

9. Jul 2019

Interesting and entertaining
Our guide Johanna welcomed us wearing traditional medieval clothes and introduced us to the lovely old town of Tallinn with much charm and wit. The information Johanna gave us was very interesting and we very much benefited from her tips and recommendations. Highly Recommended.

11. Jun 2019

Nele was terrific. Nice pace. Very knowledgeable. Very very enjoyable.

11. Jun 2019

Wonderful private tour with smiles, history and laughs
We meet up with Marit on a very busy day in Old town Tallinn. She made it clear to us that we can take breaks as we go, go places we wanted to see more of.. basically whatever we wanted while she will guided us through Old town and shared its interesting history. I higly recommed this tourguide for those who want a more private tour in smaller groups. More relaxing and to see the best bits of Tallin. Marit was an excellent tourguide. We had a really good time and got great pictures! Thanks again Marit!

5. Jun 2019

Tallinn Old Town Walk
We, fortunately no one else, had an extremely nice, fully informative walk with Nele, who was super knowledgeable, did the whole 90’ tour very economically, her explanation and comments were clear, to the point, witty, whether on history, people, politics, food, etc. Excellent experience in the Mediterranean weather we were glad to enjoy.
5 out 5 scores!

1. Jun 2019

Cultivated and interesting guide
Such a nice visit

27. May 2019

Very good. Amazing guide Reelika!!!

20. May 2019

A great little place magnified by a perfect guide
Nele taught us extremely economically about Tallin and Estonia with her vast knowledge and experience, we enjoyed every minute of the walk.

4. May 2019

My wonderful trip in Estonia
I want to share my photos of my wonderful trip in Estonia. See the photo gallery here.

18. Apr 2019

Small group, interesting & informative. Recommended.
Katrin was an excellent guide. She was flexible and informative. Her stories added interest to her narrative about the history of Estonia. Very much enjoyed our walking tour with her.

11. Jan 2019

What a pretty city. Such an enjoyable tour. Jelena made it all the more interesting with her explanations. Highly recommended!!

16. Nov 2018

Thanks for the unforgettable moments! All was wonderful, except one point. I feel so bad cause I forgot to take a photo with the tour guide Kristiina, the kindest person ever I met during my trips!!!

1. Aug 2018

A very nice young woman led us about 2 hours through Tallinn. We had a good conversation and she shared many historical things about Tallinn and Estonia in general. We were very satisfied.

5. Jan 2018

It was wonderful
Thea, our guide, a top professional and at the same time very warm-hearted. My family and I finished our tour with her being very happy.
Thank you very much, Thea.

7. Dec 2017

We were lucky enough to have a tour in Spanish with Prangli Travel, something very difficult to find in Tallinn. Well, not only had we a tour in Spanish but the guide was fantastic. She took us all over the city and explained us very well the most important places and their history. We are enchanted!

4. Dec 2017

Tailored to our needs
A tour tailored to our needs! Our tour guide Sergio was very friendly and he explained everything we wanted to know about Tallinn including local customs. It was a very nice visit!

18. Aug 2017

It is totally worth it. Our tour guide was nice, enjoyable, entertaining and friendly.

8. Aug 2017

Friendly and committed guide!
Tallinn is very easy to visit, small and very cute but we also had a very committed guide that showed us to love and enjoy it.

30. Jul 2017

Exciting tour with insider tips!
Super tour of Tallinn with Sergio. He understood very well what we were interested in. We also got great tips on bars and restaurants which are not so touristy.

29. Jul 2017

Unforgettable! Excellent guide!
We went on a family trip with our teenage daughter. Very interesting guided tour. Sergio was nice and warm. He narrated the history of Tallinn through its old streets and medieval architecture.

25. Jul 2017

Perfect personal service!
Great insights, nice guide. Perfect way to start in Tallinn!
Booked on a very short notice and it worked out! Great service!

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