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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: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

2. 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. 

Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

3. Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

Take this spectacular drive along Tallinn's coast to get a feel for the area's natural beauty and fascinating maritime and Soviet history! You'll visit the Olympic Center built in Tallinn for the Moscow Olympics and hear how the yachting competitions were organised during Soviet times. On the Viimsi peninsula, you'll visit the abandoned Soviet air-defence base and Coastal Folk Museum's exhibiton introducing stories about time behind the iron curtain. Picture-postcard views of the Old Town skyline can be admired from Tallinn TV tower. 

Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

4. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and Soviet periods, all the way through to today. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for either the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre or from the gates at Cruise Ship Terminal.

Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

5. Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

The tour will consist of 2 components. After meeting at the port/hotel, you will have a panoramic trip by car/bus to Tallinn. From there, continue the tour of the Old Town on foot. During the drive, feel the pulse of everyday life. Discover the developing city and learn why it is convenient for living, discover how Tallinn's economy is developing and where the locals work and like to spend their free time. Visit Kadriorg Park, a summer residence for Russian emperors. During the half an hour walking tour, see Kadriorg Palace, Kumu Art Museum and a French-style garden. Visit Song Festival Ground, a symbol of national unity included on the UNESCO intangible list.  Experience a romantic area and a private cottage district at the seaside of Pirita. Visit Pirita convent, a monastery from the 1400s and the Olympic village from the 1980s. In the Old Town, learn the history through interesting stories and legends. Observe the town from viewing platforms, and visit Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral and Dome Church, the guild houses, medieval churches, a solid fortress wall, the oldest town hall in Europe and a pharmacy. Major sights in the Old Town: • Toompea Castle • Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral • Dome Church • Yard of Danish King • St. Nikolas Church • St. Olaf Church • Church of the Holy Spirit • House of the Great Guild • House of Brotherhood of Blackheads • Shot Leg Street and Long Leg Street • Town Hall • Town Hall Pharmacy • Cat's Well • Fat Margaret Stout • Viru Gates

Tallinn: Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum Tour

6. 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 Baker Street Escape Room Experience

7. Tallinn Baker Street Escape Room Experience

This is an opportunity to try something you have never done before and experience another reality. Your goal is to escape the room you were locked up in and to solve all sorts of puzzles by using the tips wisely and exploring everything in the room until finally finding the keys and opening the door. You will have 1 hour only to escape the room. The doors will open once the hour is over, but you will have a choice – either to challenge yourself again and experience the pleasure of escaping the room or continue living with a slight feeling of dissatisfaction. This experience is for groups of 2 to 4-people. Some tasks will require cooperative actions from you. You don't need academic knowledge or physical strength, but you will definitely need to think logically and pay attention to detail.

Tallinn: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

8. 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.

From Tallinn: Half-day North-Western Estonian Coast Tour

9. From Tallinn: Half-day North-Western Estonian Coast Tour

Explore the beauty of northwestern Estonia on this tour from Tallinn. See the waterfall at Keila-Joa manor. Uncover the history of the port town of Paldiski. Go to a local fish farm where you can purchase a fresh fish lunch. Meet your guide and sit back and relax on the drive to the seaside. Stop at the Keila-Joa manor that once belonged to the minister of the Russian secret service and was designed by the architect Andrei Stackenschneider. Purchase tickets to tour the manor and admire the Keila Waterfall. Continue to the port town of Paldiski where you can buy tickets to the lighthouse and see panoramic views of the surrounding town, sea, and countryside. Visit the industrial quarter and electric windmill. From Padise fortress, view what once was the site of Rummu prison but is now a flooded quarry. Go to a local tavern from the 1740s where you can order a hot cup of coffee. Pass by the elegant Padise manor which is now a boutique hotel. See a medieval friary along the way to Keila in the suburbs of Tallinn. Admire one of the oldest churches in the area. Head to a fish farm where you can purchase lunch before returning to Tallinn.

Riga: Baltic Day Tour to Sigulda, Parnu, and Tallinn

10. Riga: Baltic Day Tour to Sigulda, Parnu, and Tallinn

This will be an amazing opportunity to turn your boring 4-hour transfer from Riga to Tallinn or from Tallinn to Riga into a much more interesting and fun journey. In all, the tour will take up to 9-hours. Your first stop, if traveling from Riga to Tallinn, will be Sigudla. There, you will visit a bobsleigh track, Gutmana Cave and Turaida Castle. In addition, see amazing sights from the top of a mountain (Gauja River). Your next stop will be at Ligatne, this is an optional choice. If you would like to see the Secret Soviet Bunker, you will be taken there. Only guided tours for an additional fee are available at certain times (but your booking will be taken care of for you). After this, make a short stop to see Cesu Castle and then Parnu. Here, you will walk by the sea and see the small Parnu city. The last stop will be in Tallinn. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or city center or even the airport, whichever you prefer. If you are traveling from Tallinn to Riga, then all the same stops would be made along the way.

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What people are saying about Tallinn

Overall rating

2.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Our guide Gianluca led us very competently through Tallinn according to our wishes and impressed us with his general and detailed knowledge. He was able to explain historical, architectural and political aspects to us. Especially his overview as a non-native, with life experience in several different countries, gave his information authenticity. We now have a good basis to better understand Estonia. Many thanks, Günter & Petra - long live Europe!

I can only recommend this option to anyone who wants to enjoy a total private trip. I was alone with the guide. Our "taxi" took us everywhere we wanted. My wishes were taken care of. You don't have to worry about anything, perfect. I felt a bit like the "Geissens". The weather on my day was also great. All in all exhausting, but very successful and to be recommended.

Riina was an excellent guide. She knew the area and the places to go. She introduced us to a few locals and made us feel like part of the community for our short visit. We would defiantly recommend Riina to others!

The tour with Gianluca was a complete success. Lots of historical and architectural details and stories, a friendly guide and perfect weather - we had a lot of fun and can only recommend it

Gianluca was really totally flexible, detailed, not boring, told stories and legends. I can 100% recommend this tour.