Year-round
Dates
6-7h
Duration
2+
Min group size
Age 0-3
Free
Age 4-12
Child fare

Tallinn Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

Tallinn’s jewel and main highlight is the Medieval Old Town. Together with coulourful 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 town and the upper town, seeing all the main attractions. The tour continues by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district, a park area that’s home to amazing wooden villas, art museums and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. It continues 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. After lunch break we will visit the Open Air Museum in Viimsi, a complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old, which is located in a picturesque coastal village, a relaxing location and the best place to admire the famous silhouette of Tallinn from.

PRICE INCLUDES: tour guide services, transfers by bus/ minibus/ car, entrance fees to attractions.

FOR EXTRA CHARGE: lunch.

PICK UP PLACE AND TIME: Tallinn Cruise Passangers Ports’ gate/hotel/as agreed.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Russian, German.

1

Explore Tallinn’s Old Town, the best-preserved medieval city centre in Northern Europe!

The Old Town is sometimes compared to an open-air museum presenting some of the best medieval architecture. We have plenty of stories to tell you, for example we have the answers as to why Tallinn limps, who Old Thomas is, how the devil himself celebrated weddings in the city and many more. Historic streets, courtyards and squares are all packed inside the 2 km long limestone city walls and present an authentic atmosphere and the reason why Old Tallinn is so loved by both and its citizens and its visitors.
2

Enjoy the bus tour through bohemic Kalamaja and the modern city centre to Kadriorg

Stepping out of the Old Town and only driving  for a few minutes you will find  the ultramodern Rotermann Quarter and opposite this the old suburb of Kalamaja. Kalamaja mostly consists of traditional wooden buildings that once housed local fishermen. These days, it is one of the best-known residential areas for hipsters in Europe. In Kadriorg, home to a baroque palace and a modern art museum, Kumu, we will stop to walk around and tell you how Kadriorg got its name, how it relates to Peter the Great and why it is the most visited green area in Tallinn. We also make a short visit to the Song Festival Grounds, the legendary place where Estonians sang themselves to freedom in the late 1980s.
3

Admire Tallinn’s coastline and the famous 'sprat can' in Pirita

Most of the tourist leaflets and websites promoting Tallinn include at least one picture of the “sprat can” silhouetted against Tallinn’s skyline. On this tour we will make sure that you capture your own selfie capturing this famous panorama in either Pirita or Viimsi.
Tallinn boasts 46 km coastline and a vivid maritime history.  We take you along the eastern coastal promenade road to Pirita and the Viimsi peninsula.
On the way, we pass the famous Olympic yachting harbour and centre, as well as the TV tower, both built for the 1980  Moscow Olympics. There is also St. Bridget’s Convent to see, and it was this medieval structure gave name to the area known as Pirita.
4

Visit Viimsi and the Open Air museum

The sea defines the character of Viimsi. Here, embraced by the sea, coastal dwellers have lived for centuries. Their possessions and artefacts of their lives are displayed in the Viimsi Open Air museum, which we will visit during our tour. During the soviet era, Viimsi was a part of the heavily-controlled border zone, which was closed to non-residents of the peninsula. Despite that, a very successful collective fishing farm – the Kirov fishing kolkhoz – operated in the area.  We will tell you about the border zone rules and what life was like here during the soviet times. On our way back to city centre our bus will drive through Lasnamäe, the most populated residential area in Tallinn, which also serves to remind us of our soviet past.
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Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • visit the TV tower for the best views of Tallinn and its surrounding area. For the braver groups we can also offer a “walk on the edge” along the TV Tower’s ledge 175 metres from the ground;
  • for groups of 3-6 person – we can visit the EcoSPa Harmoonikum – why not let us book amazing treatments for you, which only use local Estonian herbs?

Prices for Tallinn Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

Number of participants:Price per person:Children 4-12 years:
1218 euros218 euros
2-3109 euros69 euros
4-599 euros59 euros
6-779 euros39 euros
8 and more69 euros29 euros

Tour Reviews

22. Jun 2015

Tallinn top attractions + Viimsi Open Air Museum tour.
“Many, many thanks for excellent “guiding” around Tallinn. We very much
enjoyed our time with you. Outstanding choice of restaurant for lunch,too! And, many, many thanks for the assist with hotel reservations.”

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