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  • Tallinn Food Tour

    1. Tallinn Food Tour

    This food tour of Tallinn takes you on a culinary excursion through the Old Town, including stops at the neighboring Baltic Station Market and gives you a chance to experience the smells, flavors and stories of Estonian cuisine. You will also get to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Old Town and nearby Kalamaja quarter and hear exciting stories about Estonian history and the country today. This tour includes around 6 food and drink stops based on local traditional and modern food and drinks. You will be served a soup, various traditional food samples, like black rye bread, traditional Estonian open-faced spiced sprat sandwiches and also samples of modern Estonian cuisine. You will try out some local drinks, like 'Kali' and 'Kama', some local schnapps and sweets and a good cup of locally roasted coffee or a glass of local berry or fruit wine.  Please note that food and drink ...

    We really enjoyed our food tour! We got a little history, saw some major sites and was introduced to some tasty local food. It is a neat introduction to the city.

  • Tallinn: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

    2. Tallinn: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

    Avoid tiresome and disengaging group tours and inject some fun into your holiday as you embark on a self-guided discovery tour of Tallinn. All the information you need to complete the tour will be sent to you via email, so simply download your map for the day then hit the quaint streets of this medieval city where adventure awaits! The challenge begins in the Rotermann Quarter, and from here on out the tour is in your hands. Wander around the city streets, visiting some of the most iconic sights and landmarks as you solve 9 riddles that take you from one location to the next. Some of the stops along the way are hidden locations that you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. As you explore, discover secret spots that even Tallinn locals don’t know about, unlock tips and recommendations to enhance your stay, and see the sights of the city from a new perspective. G...

  • Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    3. 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: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    4. 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!

  • Tallinn: 2-Hour Romantic City Walking Tour

    5. Tallinn: 2-Hour Romantic City Walking Tour

    Explore the winding streets of Tallinn on this 2-hour romantic city walking tour. Visit the most charming spots in the city and hear the tales of the lovers who lived there with insightful commentary from your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the historical city gate of Viru at the entrance of the enchanting old town. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the Estonian capital as you navigate picturesque streets with romantic tales behind every turn. Your local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes as you pass famous city monuments and buildings. Enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset on the Kohtuotsa viewing platform and listen to the love story of Peter I and Ekaterina I.

  • Tallinn: Private Walking Tour

    6. Tallinn: Private Walking Tour

    Explore the best of Tallinn's sights on this mesmerizing walking tour. This 2-hour walking tour is perfect for all the family, especially the kids. Meet your local tour guide at the Tallinn Town Hall to start your journey. This gothic building was built in the 13th-century and is the oldest city hall in North Europe. Stroll around this enchanting city and discover the history and culture. Walk along the cobbled streets and lanes and take in the sights. Admire Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and explore the Lower Town’s medieval squares and churches. Learn why Tallinn is considered a European Capital of Culture, and discover why its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will provide commentary guaranteed to make you laugh.

  • Tallinn Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

    7. 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. 

  • Tallinn: Segway Food Tour

    8. 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: Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

    9. 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. 

  • Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour

    10. 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

4.8 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Lauri guided us through "his" city. The restaurants and cafes offered very good, local cuisine and were multifaceted (salty, sweet, drinks). All in all, an excellent mix of delicacies and things worth knowing. Any time!

Very nice lady showed us Tallinn. Was very informative, really great. She knew a lot about Tallinn and its history. Took a lot of time and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend it. It was very beautiful.

Not very good, but very, very good!

Thank you for the very good personal city tour. We were thrilled with the better and more detailed information, especially when it came to answering background questions. Thanks alot!

We really enjoyed our food tour! We got a little history, saw some major sites and was introduced to some tasty local food. It is a neat introduction to the city.

Excellent tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.