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Best of Tallinn Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

(37 reviews)
5h
Up to 8 people

Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and other main sights in just five hours.

Highlights

Learn about the history of Tallinn and Estonia in a fun easy-going way
Cover all the most important sights of Tallinn
Take a walking tour of the picturesque medieval Old Town
Discover the old industrial and up-and-coming Kalamaja district
Visit the elegant Kadriorg and Peter the Great’s summer palace
Take a moment to relax on the Pirita beach and enjoy the view of the city

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About the tour

Duration: 5 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Available in: Estonian, English, Russian (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR CRUISE TOURISTS!

Join us for a tour of Tallinn that does it all! This tour combines a walking tour of the Old Town with a minivan tour of Kadriorg and Kalamaja districts, the two most picturesque areas outside the historic city center. Your guide will personalise the tour to cover your interests at the pace you find comfortable.

We’ll walk through the cobblestoned medieval Old Town to take in the Unesco World Heritage sight and learn about the history of the city. You’ll see the historic town hall, old merchant houses, city wall, Toompea area, beautiful old churches, and the Parliament Buildings (the Toompea palace).

Your competent fun guide will also drive you with a private car or minivan to Kadriorg, Pirita and Kalamaja districts. In Kadriorg we’ll see the Kadriorg Palace commissioned by the Russian tsar Peter the Great and enjoy the beautiful park area around it that also hides the Presidential Palace and the Kumu Art Museum. Pirita is where most of Tallinn goes to the beach to enjoy the sandy seaside, cool Baltic sea, and a stunning view of the city’s panorama. Kalamaja district is an old industrial area of Tallinn that has become a cultural hub of the city where everything new and cool is happening, this is where we find street art and cool designer shops.

Our knowledgeable local guides will make sure you have a fun day. If you would like to try some local food and include a lunch stop or a small coffee break during the tour then let us know. We’ll do our best to take care of different dietary need just be sure to tell your guide.

What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Pick-up and drop-off
Entry to any of the sights
Lunch
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking.
All tours are subject to availability.
Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund.
Paper free confirmation accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter). In summer there is an option to swim in a bog lake.
The visited spots might differ depending on the season and weather conditions.
Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different languages.

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Thousands of Happy Customers

Rated No. 1 Tours in Tallinn by TripAdvisor

"Outstanding tour"

We were on a cruise and wanted to make the most of our time in Tallinn. We certainly made the most of it! Our guide was lovely, and showed us so much of this lovely city. I definitely want to go back. Only marking 4 stars, as the pick up was stressful. I'd specifically asked for pick up from the cruise port as my Mother-in-law has limited mobility. Half an hour after we were supposed to be picked up, and after numerous phone calls I was finally told we needed to walk outside of the cruise port to meet our guide. Better communication and instructions from the office would have been appreciated in advance (thank goodness I had a phone or we would never have made our tour). Highly recommend - just be clear on pick up location.

"Best tour of our cruise "

Eight of us booked the 5 hour tour while we were visiting on a cruise. It was our best tour with the best guide. Chris picked us up and dropped us off at the cruise terminal. Chris was informative and passionate as he told us about Tallinn history while walking us through the old town and pointing out important buildings and landmarks. The town is beautiful, and the history is interesting and sad at times, but that of resilient people. We then got into the van went to Kadriorg Palace. Chris dropped us off at a great cafe and then drove up to the other end of the park and walked back. While he did that we ordered our pastries and sat down and rested for a bit. He caught up with us and we all finished up and made the walk through the park to the palace. We walked further to the presidential palace where the president actually lives. Unbelievably we were able to talk right in front of it. There were a couple of guards but there was not a sense that they need to worry. We ended with a drive to an up and coming neighborhood in Tallinn that is repurposing old buildings and making high end apartments. We were back to the ship with an hour to spare which is how we like it. The day was wonderful. Chris was amazing. As we walked by the cruise groups with 50 people, we kept saying…. This was the way to go.

"Beautiful!"

Kris our guide was so knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to what we want to know and do. We have learned a lot about Tallin with the old town tour, the area of revival where the train tracks are, the area by the port and the contrasting memorials built by the Soviets and the one built by the locals to commemorate those who were tortured and died from the atrocities and the presidential palace and the Kardiog palace that now serves as the museum. Thanks Kris! Hope to come Back in better weather to explore the Lahemaa park.

"Great historical tour of Tallinn"

This was by far the best surprise of our quick trip. the five hour tour flew by. Really glad we booked this. Our guide was very informative and accommodating for an older person in our group. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great background for the various buildings and sights we toured. I would highly recommend the five hour tour if you can. It really made all of our group want to comeback and explore more for our next trip.

"Very informative, nice tour"

Amazing old town. Deserves UNESCO heritage designation

"Must have experience in Tallinn if you only get one day"

Tallinn is the focal point of our cruise ship itinerary, so we hired a private guide per Rick Steven's book recommendation. Uku, a Thermal Enginerring gradurate student, showed up and gave us an unforgettable tour fully of history, stories, and pride, a highlight of our entire trip. Highly recommend!!!

Meeting Point

The tour starts in front of Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2, Tallinn Old Town) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point. If you have agreed another starting location while making your booking, then the tour starts at your agreed location.

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