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Best of Tallinn Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

(29 reviews)
Up to 8 people

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


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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Price per 1 person€300€150€100€85€75€65€60€55€70€65€60€55

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
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

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"Great Tour! Great Tour Guide!"

We had a wonderful time with Chris! Informed us of the history and politics of Estonia and Tallinn, in particular!!!

"Time Tested Tallinn"

Our Guide Kurt (History Teacher) met us at the head of the pier. We drove in to town, where we walked through the upper part of town to see all of the look out points. All the while, he gave us some history of the area and anecdotal stories of the significance of each spot. We then made our way into the lower town and got a good insight in to how Tallinn evolved throughout the last 500 or so years. Then we drove to the Presidential Palace. As we walked through the grounds and the gardens around them. Kurt gave us a lot of good insight in to how Tallinn evolved through the different eras of rulers and occupations over the years. We went to the outdoor Amphitheater where they hold concerts and community singing events. Since he is a local he had some great stories about events he had attended. Afterward, we went to the WWII memorial. As a history teacher he was well versed in the historical significance of Tallinn, and how so many countries moved in and used Tallinn as a strategic location. I highly recommend this tour, if you are in Tallinn, or Estonia in general. Kurt, specifically was a wealth of information, and was a great tour guide.

"Perfect for short visit"

Our guide was very, very good. He even sang for us in the amphitheatre a snipit of the Estonia anthem. His knowledge was incredible for such a young man. Very polite, easy going and highly appreciated for his service.

"Saw so much more than we expected!"

We enjoyed our tour and are very glad we did it. Many articles we read said to do Tallin on your own...we would have never gotten so much out of our visit if we had done that. Going out to the memorial for the Estonians that were sent to Siberia was a great stop as it showed us the hard times that the Estonian people went through which was something new for us to learn about. Andres was a very good guide and would answer any questions we had. He clearly knew a lot about the country and provided an interesting perspective on Estonian life. However at several points throughout the tour while we walked between stops he would be very quiet not telling us anything new. We had to ask him about things for him to share the information which was the only bad thing I have to say about him. The only other reason we gave it 4 instead of five stars was the lack of structure at first. When we got in the van he asked us what we wanted to see, but we had never been there before so we had no idea. We had thought it was a specific tour but that was not necessarily the case. Andres still adjusted to our lack of direction and everywhere he brought us was great. Additionally the lunch spot had a great selection of Estonian food which was delicious and Andres explained the backgrounds behind the different dishes. We were very happy with the tour and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about such an interesting city.

"Beautiful Day with Awesome Helen and Uku"

It was fun traveling with Helen and Uku. Helen showed us nice spots in Tallinn and we got to know the stories behind the sights. That makes them so much more special! They were friendly and were great company. We saw glimpses of the Sound Festival. Uku showed us a great restaurant for us to grab a bite. Lastly Helen took some great photos of us!

"A pleasant afternoon"

Our guide picked us up at the cruise ship. We had a slight difficulty finding her because we did not realize we needed to walk outside the wire fence to find her. But she was right there on time. She took eight of us in a van, and drove us to some locations that were outside old town. She spoke excellent English, and was a safe and careful driver. She was very pleasant to spend the day with. The memorial to the persons who died in Siberia was amazing, and well worth seeing, She had an excellent grasp of the issues and history of the memorial. Seeing the presidential palace and the the other country palace we could have skipped. Just exterior views of buildings, not necessary. I would have preferred more time walking around Old Town, learning about the architecture and hearing more of the history of Estonia. Because we spent time having lunch (which we needed to do.... a midday tour), our time in town was more limited.

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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