Old Town of Tallinn

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Old Town of Tallinn: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Best of Tallinn 2-Hour Bike Tour

    1. Best of Tallinn 2-Hour Bike Tour

    This "Welcome to Tallinn Bike Tour" is a welcome indeed. Explore the picturesque city the easy way with a guided bicycle tour that is suitable for individuals, groups or the entire family, who want to see more than just the Old Town. The tours are designed for travelers who like to have fun while they explore and gain a true insight into the Estonia of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Tours take place every day and in all seasons, starting from the City Bike office in the Old Town. Groups are kept small to allow for a more personalized experience, with easy routes to allow for inexperienced or young cyclists. Children’s bikes, seats and trailers are all available on request. You will keep mainly to the cycle paths and quiet roads as you tour the city. You will also see some of its modern buildings, the World War II Memorial and the Olympic Center. During the summer, cruise along the p...

    Wonderful way to start our time in Tallinn. Very enjoyable ride, great information presented, I highly recommend this, especially if you want to get out of old town a bit and explore a little more. Fantastic!

  • Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    2. Tallinn: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    A floating tour on the old cruiser "Katharina“ is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. You will learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. The navigation bridge will be open to visitors, and souvenir pictures can be taken there. Your trip begins at the historic Seaplane Harbor, and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn. Complete with seating both inside and outside, the ship has three saloons, seating a maximum of 200 guests at a time. It also boasts two sundecks, a seminar room, a bar and a restaurant. Your tour includes a buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages. and illustrated tour map and a souvenir photo session on the captain's bridge.

  • Tallinn Food Tour

    3. 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: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    4. Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 2 hours, you drive around the famous Old Town, and see the towers of the wall, the most famous ones are called Stout Margaret and Tall Herman. You also see the mighty wall of Toompea Castle on the hill, drive through the district of high tech architecture – Tallinn’s City. Lastly, you visit the districts of wooden architecture which Tallinn is famous for. See and learn about the history of the baroque style of Kadriorg Palace and the park which Peter the Great of Russia presented to his wife. Next continue the way to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, a very important place for the people of Estonia, where the Estonia Song Festival is held every 5 years. The Festival Grounds are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this, drive along the seaside and enjoy a picturesque vi...

    Our guide tailored the tour specifically for our group. She was knowledgeable about all the history of Tallin and I wonderful person to be with.

  • Tallinn Day Cruise: Towers of Tallinn

    5. Tallinn Day Cruise: Towers of Tallinn

    A tour along the Bay of Tallinn is the best way to admire the wonderful panorama of the Old Town of Tallinn and its towers. You will be able to learn about Tallinn's maritime history, and admire the historic shoreline and fancy cruise ships in the port. Hear the most interesting stories about the past as well as present while cruising around the bay. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The trip begins and ends at the historic Seaplane Harbour and will take you around the shoreline of the Bay of Tallinn.

  • Tallinn Self-Guided Audio Tour

    6. Tallinn Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. This scenic city of Tallinn, Estonia's capital, will bring you to some of the best views in the country. On this audio tour, you'll learn about its history with Germany and visit areas in the city with different historical influences like the Great Coastal Gate, and Freedom Square. You will also see St Olaf's Church, Tower Square, the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, the Dominican Monastery with St Catherine's Passage, the Toompea Hill and Castle, the Kiek in de Kok, and the Tammsaare Park with the Anton Tammsaare Statue. There is also an additional option to see the Kadriorg Park and Palace. With so much history and so many stories to tell, this visit to the ancient city of Tallinn is one to savor. Take your time and meander through the cobbled streets, ...

    I am traveling alone and booking tours can sometimes be problematic if there is no other group. In this case, I downloaded the tour to my Fire and used it on my own. It walked me from site to site very efficiently and I was able to learn the history so I did not miss out!

  • Medieval Tallinn 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    7. 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: Half-Day City Tour

    8. 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 ...

  • Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    9. 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: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

    10. Tallinn: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

    Get acquainted with the cuisine of Hanseatic merchants, Estonian peasants, Soviet workers, and find out what Estonians eat today. On this 3-hour guided tour, try 3 dishes with dessert, and taste 3 local drinks. In addition, you’ll taste the famous Estonian green chocolate, berry chips, and much more. The cafés and restaurants chosen for this tour are famous for their special interiors and histories, and are, in a sense, museums themselves. Avoiding the more touristy places, you’ll only hit up places off the beaten path where locals like to go for a truly authentic Estonian experience. This tour is the perfect activity for bad weather, as Tallinn’s cozy restaurants will keep you warm and relaxed.

    Really interesting and enjoyable tour. Knowledgeable and friendly guide, good value and a great introduction to the city and it’s history.

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What people are saying about Old Town of Tallinn

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Great way to get some idea of Estonian history and try some authentic food. Next time I‘ll do that at the beginning of my stay so I can follow up on some of the restaurant recommendations. Loved Estonian mushroom soup!

Wonderful way to start our time in Tallinn. Very enjoyable ride, great information presented, I highly recommend this, especially if you want to get out of old town a bit and explore a little more. Fantastic!

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.

Wonderful experience with worthy insights about past and present days.

Excellent Tour of Tallinn which has a lot of sad history