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  • Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    1. Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the Old Town of Tallinn with your knowledgeable, local guide. Choose from a private or small-group shared tour with a maximum of 12 people so it will always be an intimate experience. Find out why Tallinn’s appeal is rooted in its rich history. The UNESCO-protected Old Town has winding alleyways, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards. Get to know Tallinn's Lower Town, stop at Tompea Hill for stunning views, admire the art at Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, and a have break at the Town Hall.  Spend 2 hours in the Old Town, then jump into a private vehicle to discover the surrounding area. Admire Kadriorg Palace and Park designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti. The palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance. View the Song Festival Ground to understand an important part of Estonian history. Explore the eerily beautiful ruins of S...

    Guide was professional and friendly,very knowledgeable about history and current affairs

  • Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    2. Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    Discover the best of Tallinn by visiting important sites from different periods of the city's history. Start with the jewel of Tallinn – the medieval Old Town. Check out gabled houses, churches, and squares built between the 13th and 15th centuries while your guide combines informative commentary with colorful legends that helped to define the character of the city. Learn how Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub in medieval times and visit both the upper and lower Old Town.  Continue by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district. Explore a peaceful, green area of the city that is home to beautifully-crafted wooden villas, art museums, and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Then head to the Pirita beach area, where you will get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s soviet-era TV tower. Enjoy views of the Baltic Sea and...

  • Tallinn: Segway Food Tour

    3. Tallinn: Segway Food Tour

    Your Tallinn Segway and food tour starts at the Viru Gate, where you’ll meet your guide, who will offer a short safety briefing before you put on your helmet and hop on your Segway. Being a small group of only 8, it's always an intimate experience.  Follow your guide along the pedestrian alleys that take you past some of the Old Town's most iconic sights. The ride includes Lower and Upper Towns, Parliament building,one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies, Fortified Medieval City Walls and stunning views. Enter local shops to savor authentic Estonian food with many different ingredients, shapes, and styles. Learn about Estonian drinks and local breweries while enjoying the neighborhood and discovering some cultural aspects of this area. Visit a patisserie for a traditional Kama dessert or a Kohuke. Then head to a bakery where you’ll enjoy the classical black rye-bread, and repleni...

  • Tallinn: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

    4. Tallinn: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

    At a museum of local peasant architecture and culture, go inside old barn dwellings and chapels and take pictures with mills at the beautiful seacoast. The museum consists of several sectors, and so you don't get tired while walking, take a horse taxi or bicycle. This tour includes driving along the Tallinn seashore and visiting the open air museum, the most popular museum in summer.  On the way to open air museum by comfortable car/ bus, you will pass by the American district, hippodrome and talk of what kept Tallinn from developing since 1850s. It will take you 15 minutes to get to the museum from city center. In the open air museum, you will learn about the Estonian rural mode of life and see types of villages and farms. The mission of the museum is to introduce a peasant mode of life, tell you of the traditions through peasant architecture, farming culture, real life stories and sup...

    Our guide was most knowledgeable and engaged. It was three hours well spent. Much appreciated.

  • Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

    5. Tallinn: Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

    Explore the charm of Tallinn's old town, a perfect place to wander galleries and craft workshops. Follow your guide to foodie hotspots and historically charming buildings. The second half of the tour will focus on the Bohemian charm that can still be found in corners of the city. Walk through the pages of a children's fairytale in the Town Hall Square, surrounded by an array of inspiring pastel-colored buildings. Browse the grand selection of boutique artisans where workshops display their work. Fabrics, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, Tallinn Old Town crafters make it all.  Walk the around the Baroque fashioned buildings, admiring the crumbling stucco facades and the use of monumental gates or marbled streets. This walking tour will cover the lower and upper towns, featuring the largest and grandest of buildings, before finishing at the Toompea Hill with stunning views. 

  • Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita Tour

    6. Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita Tour

    Your tour (private and group options are available) will start outside the main cruise port gate in the morning. Anticipate to behold such well-known Tallinn landmarks, as Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Dome Church, Kadriorg Palace and Toompea Hill during your tour.  When you arrive in the Old Town of Tallinn, you will be astonished at the number of medieval landmarks: The defensive towers, Fat Margaret Tower and the Great Coastal Gate are the first sights you're going to see in Tallinn. Proceed to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which is over a century old and has undergone a restoration process. Walk along the narrow streets to see merchant house, including the Three Sisters Houses which have turned into a 5-star modern hotel. Catch a glimpse of St Olaf’s Church, Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral), then climb a number of steps to reach Toompea Hill, where you'll have an opportunity to capture...

  • Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour

    7. Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour

    Embark on a guided tour to discover Tallinn’s Soviet history. Visit highlights like Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Pirita Yacht Club, Linnahall, National Library of Estonia, and more. Drive until Lasnamae to see a fascinating part of the city that was considered Tallinn’s model socialist micro-district until the 1990s. Feel the typical Soviet atmosphere with apartment buildings that have not yet been remodeled. Learn how it has preserved its original appearance as a typical residential district. Walk through the district which is like an open-air museum of Soviet Estonia reflecting the style and architecture of its time. Be driven to the Baltic seaside to discover the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Maarjamae, dedicated to Estonian people who suffered the terror of the Soviet regime. It is a grand architectural achievement serving to remind the fragility of freedom and h...

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

This was a great experience to see how people in Estonia lived. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable which added to the experience. It was one of the highlights of visiting Tallinn.

Our guide was most knowledgeable and engaged. It was three hours well spent. Much appreciated.

One of the best tours we did. Very individual, very informative, just perfect!

We had Ursula all the guides and this tour was great with her.

Excellent tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.