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  • Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    1. Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    Explore the Old Town of Tallinn and see monuments such as the remains of St. Catherine's Dominican Monastery. Step back to the Middle Ages and walk along Pikk Street, where the merchants' houses and craft guilds bring medieval Tallinn back to life. Get acquainted with the churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas and St. Olaf as you explore the Lower Town and Upper Town. Discover why Tallinn is known as the town that limps on Lühike Jalg (Short Leg Street) and hear about the noble knights who lived in the Upper Town . Admire the outside of the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St. Mary’s Cathedral. Make your way to the ancient stronghold of Toompea Castle where the Parliament of Estonia now sits, and marvel at the Pikk Hermann (Tall Herman) tower that dominates the skyline. Get a fantastic view of the city from one of the platforms of the Upper Town. Return to t...

    Julia was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and we liked the small group. Thanks for a fun time

  • 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. 

    We meet up with Marit on a very busy day in Old town Tallin. 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!

  • Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

    3. Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

    Explore the fascinating Harju County and see the spectacular Jägala Waterfall on this tour from Tallinn. See mystical, Bronze Age graves at a museum in Rabala and learn surprising facts about how the graves were discovered. Next, visit an ancient Estonian sanctuary and the oldest medieval Christian chapel at Saha, learning about the site's pre-Christian origins as a sacrificial site. Admire the natural beauty of the Jägala waterfall, the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia and spectacular in any season. See another interesting historical site, an old Viking stronghold, at the Jägala power station and also learn about how trout are affecting the station's energy production. End your tour enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner with amazing views of the bay at Ruhe seafood restaurant.

    Absolutely great and recommendable tour with our guide Helen, who told us a lot of interesting things about Estonia and its history. The landscape is beautiful, the waterfalls - especially in winter - a must. Thank you Helen for this great tour!

  • Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

    4. Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

    Meet your local, professional guide at the port right after your ship has docked. You can choose a morning or an afternoon tour. Walk the old town's winding alleyways and pass its ornate doorways and medieval courtyards. Among all the Nordic medieval cities, there’s none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn. Walk the streets that former kings, queens and czars walked down. Learn how Tallinn once consisted of 2 feuding medieval towns separated by a wall.  Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings. With its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the Tallinn’s Town Hall Square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Your informative guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn, but through the alleyways of time. 

  • Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita Tour

    5. 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: 3-Hour Medieval Walking Tour

    6. Tallinn: 3-Hour Medieval Walking Tour

    Walk through the narrow gothic dwellings, cozy cobblestone streets and well-made fortress walls with solid towers. The Old Town is comprised of two parts: Lower Town (residence of artisans and merchants) and Upper Town (residence of viceroys and the nobility). On this tour, learn how Tallinn got wealthy by attracting invaders and resisting them. Discover why Tallinn was known as a 'town of pepper and salt,' and how Estonians, local Germans and Catholic monks communicated with each other. Walking the cozy cobblestone streets, get acquainted with Tallinn history through interesting stories and legends.  See medieval dwellings from the 14th to the 15th-century, the oldest town hall and pharmacy in Europe and St. Olaf Church, having once been the highest in the world. Depending on your preference, visit a former Dominican monastery quarter taken over by female workshops of stain glass blowe...

    Excellent tour by Roman. Extremely helpful and informative. I accidentally booked the wrong day and he very kindly resceduled.

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4.9 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Absolutely great and recommendable tour with our guide Helen, who told us a lot of interesting things about Estonia and its history. The landscape is beautiful, the waterfalls - especially in winter - a must. Thank you Helen for this great tour!

The tour was really interestingl. We were a small group and got a lot on info on everything. The tour leader was overall friendly and knowledgeable. We love it and our kids loved it! Great tour to be recommended!!!

Excellent tour by Roman. Extremely helpful and informative. I accidentally booked the wrong day and he very kindly resceduled.

Julia was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and we liked the small group. Thanks for a fun time

Triin was a great guide, very informative and enthusiastic.