Private walking tour of Tallinn's Old Town
Day trips & excursions

Private walking tour of Tallinn's Old Town

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • You'll become so familiar with the city that it'll start to feel like home
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
What to expect

Without a doubt, Tallinn's Old Town is one of the best-preserved in Europe, which is why it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Old Town consists of 2 sections: Lower Town - an area of severe german Gothic and Upper Town - full of classic houses of nobility. During the tour, you will find out from your guide, how Tallinn got wealthy, how it attracted new powers and resisted them as well as why it is known as a «town of pepper and salt», why rich merchants were called «pepper sacks» and how Estonians, local germans, and catholic monks communicated to each other.

After meeting your guide, you will start your journey from Lower town, where you will pass the Margaret Stout Tower. Walking by cozy cobblestone streets you will get acquainted with Tallinn's history through interesting stories and legends. You cannot miss the medieval dwellings from the 14-15th century, the oldest Town Hall and Pharmacy in Europe as well as the St Olaf church. Head onwards to visit the former Dominican monastery quarter, full of women workshops of stain-glass blowers, chocolatiers, artists, doll-makers, weavers etc. If you like, you can climb the fortress wall to observe Old Town in its entirety.

Then it is time to explore Upper Town - area of german crusaders, viceroys and bishop quarters. You will go into two rather different churches in Estonia and take a look at Toompea Castle, established for the viceroy, and nowadays housed by the parliament. The climax of the tour is a visit of a viewing platform.

Your tour ends at the Town Hall Square, where your guide reserves some time to answer all the questions, recommend where to try traditional food&drinks, which souvenirs are worth buying, where to have good time with kids, what museums to visit, etc.

On this tour, you will see:

  • Fat Margaret Stout
  • Three Sisters dwelling
  • St Olaf church
  • Great Guild dwelling
  • Marzipan museum
  • Holy Spirit church
  • Town Hall Pharmacy
  • Town Hall Square
  • Wheel well square
  • Yard of Danish King
  • St Nicholas church
  • Alexander Nevsky cathedral
  • Toompea castle
  • Dome church
  • Catarina street
  • Dominican monastery
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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Guided walking tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Water
Where
Meeting point:

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel or a different desired pick-up point. Please indicate the exact address during the booking process.

What to remember
  • Please bring cash for entrance to the museum (around 3€/person)
  • Please dress weather appropriate and bring an umbrella in case of rain
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When
  • This tour is available daily
  • The earliest starting hour is 8.00am, please enter your desired starting time during the booking process
  • Major museums are open from 9.00am
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Provider
Estonia4u
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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