Best of Tallinn: 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Tallinn is a fascinating city full of contrasts, and this walking tour gives you the chance to discover them all in just 3 hours. It’s a great option if you have limited time but still want to see all of the main sights.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English
Our guide, Katrin, was waiting for us a the meeting point which was an encouraging start. She was extremely friendly and her English was excellent as was her knowledge of the local history and culture. She put this across in such an interesting manner that no guide book could ever hope to convey. It was such a pleasure to hear about so many aspects of Estonia and Tallinn's history and sights that would have ordinarily just passed us by. I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough and wish Katrin all the best with her studies at Durham.
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Reviewed by David

Highlights

  • Stop by Toompea and see the pink parliament building
  • Enjoy fantastic views from Harju Hill
  • Admire some of Tallinn’s most famous churches
  • Discover romantic courtyards
  • Wander through Freedom Square and Town Hall Square while listening to intriguing tales of the city’s past
  • See some mind-boggling Soviet architecture
  • Explore the historical Kalamaja neighbourhood

Description

This tour takes you through Tallinn’s medieval Old Town where you’ll visit important landmarks and hear many colourful tales about the city, its history and its people.

After the medieval madness you’ll walk through the historical Kalamaja neighbourhood, which features charming wooden houses, Soviet-era industrial landscapes and well-hidden retreats.

This tour is a perfect introduction to the contrasting faces of Tallinn. Our young and entertaining guides will take you to important landmarks and show you places that you’d never stumble across on your own. They’ll also share personal stories about Estonia from the perspective of the local youth.

What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional local guide

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Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship terminal

Reviews from travellers (15)

4.9/5

Our guide, Katrin, was waiting for us a the meeting point which was an encouraging start. She was extremely friendly and her English was excellent as was her knowledge of the local history and culture. She put this across in such an interesting manner that no guide book could ever hope to convey. It was such a pleasure to hear about so many aspects of Estonia and Tallinn's history and sights that would have ordinarily just passed us by. I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough and wish Katrin all the best with her studies at Durham.
Excellent, informative and entertaining.
Guide: Katlin (sorry I don't have the correct 'a' on my iPad keyboard)

Ease of Booking: 5, I found the walking tours on the Internet and felt the 3 hour tour would provide sufficient time to get an overview of the City so that we could revisit particular sites if we wished to

Ease of payment: 5 with a quick response to confirm my booking had been accepted and the meeting point.

Meeting up: 5. Katlin was at the Tourist Information when we arrived just before 10.30 am and made contact with us. She described how the tour would operate and we could vary it according to the weather, if we wished to stop for coffee etc.

Guide knowledge and information: 5. We would score it higher if that was possible. Katlin is a final year history student at university and her knowledge was excellent. She provided an unbiased historic overview which gave us insight into the turbulent and difficult periods of occupation of Estonia by the Russians and Germans and Swedes. Estonia is a 'young' country having become independent in 1991 but is steeped in history.

Sites visited: 5. We saw the Government and Parliament buildings, churches, embassies, with Katlin's descriptions of the cobbled streets as we circled the Old Town of Tallinn. There were stops for photographs, particularly from the high viewing points.

Timekeeping: the tour concluded on time and we had covered all the main sites, with an idea of those we wanted to go back to and spend more time.

Overall: 5
Katlin's English was excellent and she responded to our numerous questions about Tallinn's history as well as current cultural changes as a relatively new country, it's ethos and aspirations.
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