Best of Tallinn 3h Walking Tour

3 hours
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SPECIALLY CREATED FOR CRUISE TOURISTS!

Tallinn’s history is riddled with contrasts and this walking tour takes a look at them all in just 3 hours.

You will hear many colourful tales of the city, its history and its people, as the walking tour guides you through the Tallinn old town, covering all the important medieval sights.

After the traditional medievalness, you’ll walk through the modern city center as well as Soviet industrial landscapes and well-hidden retreats.

Our young and intelligent guides will make the city come alive with their entertaining style and personal stories.

The Best of Tallinn Walking Tour is a perfect introduction to the different sides of Tallinn showing you both – the famous Tallinn old town and also the local areas where most tourists usually never go.

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On the tour we cover:

  • Parliament Building
  • Famous Churches
  • Romantic Courtyards
  • Toompea
  • Harju hill
  • Freedom Square
  • Town Hall Square
  • Russian Flea Market
  • Kalamaja area (optional)
  • Soviet Architecture

Prices for private tours:

This tour is also available as a private tour. Private tours can be booked only for your group and for your requested time.

  1. 1 person: €100/per person
  2. 2 persons: €50/per person
  3. 3 persons: €35/per person
  4. 4 persons: €30/per person
  5. 5 persons: €25/per person
  6. 6 persons: €23/per person
  7. 7 persons: €20/per person

Starting point

Tours depart from the Tallinn Tourist Info Center on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street.

Contact: tallinn@traveller.ee.
Phone: +372 5837 4800.


Reviews - Best of Tallinn 3h Walking Tour / Shore Excursions

We had Heli on our tour and she made it hands down the best free walking tour we have done -and we have done a fair few over the years (because the price is right :) ) Her knowledge of the city and its hostory is top notch and her delivery is right on with humour and information. You will be in good hands if Heli is taking your group.
Dave, UK
Had a glorious few hours with Ariel. Spending time with her made the whole experience of Tallinn 100% more enjoyable. We were lucky to have her to guide us and that we did in sunshine. All the best The Connor family from South London
Mark Connor, uK
Best tour guide ever!!!well done heli
Marie mc , Ireland
A huge "Thank You" to Ariel for her 3 hour walking tour through Tallinn! The history and insight into the city and culture were awesome!
Kris Ciesielski, United States
Ariel was a great and witty guide on the 3 H walking tour of Tallinn. She was extremely informative and made the trip a joyous experience to be a part of. Highly recommend it to anyone looking to discover rich heritage and history in this beautiful city.
Ratnadip, India
Took the walking tour with Heli straight from our cruise ship... what a highlight of the cruise ! Heli is outstanding, funny and witty. Highly recommended.
Steven&Sharon, England
My husband and I did the 3 hr private walking tour with Maria in May, 2016, and we were so pleased that we had made that choice instead of one of our ship's crowded, and more expensive, group excursions. Maria was so knowledgeable about the history of her country. She spoke excellent English and was able to answer all our questions. She was waiting for us right outside cruise dock gates with a sign with our name on it. Our tour felt more like a visit with a friend and we were sorry when it was time to say goodbye. The 3 hour guided tour was just right for us, as we still had plenty of time to poke around the market and shops after. Excellent tour and excellent value!!
Terry, Canada
Our group of four arranged for a private tour. Our guide, Liine, a young university student with excellent English and command of idioms, was full of meaningful details and comments. We were interested in Tallinn during the Soviet period. Liine had much to say including an impressive command of history from the Teutonic Knights til the recent independence. Thank you, Liine, for making our trip to Tallinn so exceptional. Cost: 4 persons, 3 hrs., 100 Euros.
John , United States
We had less than a day to spend in Tallin. So decided to take a short walking tour of the city. Our guide named Liine was very informative, funny and efficient. She took us around the main parts of the city with small stops in between, to tell us the history of the city. It was really enjoyable. I will recommend this tour to anyone taking a short trip to Estonia.
Sayeed Ahmed Siddiky, Bangladesh
We booked the 3h Old Town tour with Tatjana on Aug 2, 2015. I must say that Tatjana is an awesome tour guide. She demonstrated deep knowledge of Tallinn history, with a lot of personal touch, which made it feel like the stories come from someone who really lives the history. After taking the tour with Tatjana, Tallinn definitely occupies a very special spot in my heart, and I hope to visit it again one day.
Alexander Lyakas, Haifa, Israel
Andrei hat uns auf def 3 stündigen Tour durch die Altstadt viel über die Geschichte von Estland, aber auch über die Menschen die hier leben und ihre Kultur erzählt. Es waren absolut spannende 3 Stunden. Sehr eindrücklich war auch der Besuch des russischen Marktes! Wir können diese Tour sehr empfehlen!
Brigitte & Roland, Switzerland
Walking tour of Tallinn - I booked a private 4 hour walking tour as we wanted to see the Russian Prison as well as Old Town. Our guide tried to take a short cut only to find the gate was locked. She started to go around the block then realized we were going the wrong way. When we got close to the prison, construction from a new apartment complex prevented us from going the way she had hoped so we had to go around another couple of blocks. In all we lost about 45 minutes due to detours. We enjoyed Old Town and the places she took us to which had great views of the city. We just thought she could have been better prepared in the beginning.
Lynne, USA
Can't say enough about our wonderful three hour Tallinn tour with Henri. He is such a good story teller and he is a great communicator. We loved walking with him and he was so interesting and able to answer all of our questions. He was very accommodating when we needed a tea break and he always managed to maneuver well around the crowds. He gave us advice on how to return to ferry, where to eat lunch, and where to shop. Tallinn would not have been nearly as interesting or fun without our wonderful tour.
Suzanne, USA
We took the Best of Tallinn 3 hour walking tour with Henri today and had a great time walking around the winding streets of the city! Our tour was the perfect mix of history and casual conversation about Estonian culture. It was a fun way to spend our afternoon and a great introduction to Tallinn-we give it 5 out of 5 stars :)
Joe and Phong, USA
Merily zeigte uns Anfang Juni 2015 die Tallinner Altstadt. Es war eine sehr schöne Führung, die bestimmt in Erinnerung bleiben wird. Geschichte, Politik, bauliche Besonderheiten… Merily lies keine Fragen unbeantwortet. Ihre unglaublich fröhliche und nette Art uns die Stadt, mit ihren vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten, näher zu bringen, war ein echtes Highlight. Gisela, Monika, Wolfgang und Heinz
Heinz, Deutschland
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My family and I, five of us, scheduled a private tour since we came on a cruise and were trying to avoid the mob scene. George, our guide was fantastic, he had tons of energy and you could tell how much he loved relaying the history of Tallinn and Estonia in general. Our private tour was about 2 1/2 hours, George showed us a little extra after we were enjoying ourselves so much. Over by the university we were fortunate enough to see some of the exhibits being put together for the Lillie fair if I can remember correctly. Tallinn is a beautiful little town surrounded by medieval walls with a couple gorgeous churches and quaint side streets. I cannot say enough how surprised and how much we will cherish our tour with George. Thank you guys!
Jill, USA
I joined the awesome walking tour with Heli. Thanks for all these interesting stories and silly jokes!
Julian, Germany
Heli was our guide around Tallinn on 23 Nov. What a fantastic and enthusiastic guide. She made the Old Town come alive and her delivery and knowledge was impeccable. Thanks Heli!
Hayley, UK
Did the free walking tour today. I thoroughly enjoyed this and found it very informative and our guide charming. Her name is Hellii (?) and she was challenged by 3 people in the group when she told us that Tallinn was bombed by the Russians in 1944 - 300 planes she said and it destroyed a large part of the city. Her challengers said that Russia didn't have an air force so it can't be. I just googled - Wikepedia confirmed exactly what she said. So, there you go - the tour comes with a highly recommended from me.
Terta, England
We had a fantastic time in Tallinn last month thanks to Aurelia and Tallinn Traveller Tours. Aurelia was such an incredible, amazing and knowledgable guide! She was so very enthusiastic about showing us around this historic city and her English was great. We would happily recommend Aurelia and Tallinn Traveller Tours to anybody.
Sergei & Maryanna, Belarus
MAIRI was wonderful guide for my group of 35 persons. Her commentary was an excellent balance of historical facts., humorous anecdotes and mysterious folktales. Mairi has a strong melifulous voice but what I particularly enjoyed was how she mixed a sense of humour with an edge of personal cynicism. I think she could well expand her career as professional guide to, with a little work on the script, andbecome a celebrity standup comedian. Thank you Mairi once again!
Paul W., Australia

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