- Duration: 8 hours
- Activity level: medium (bus and walking)
- Total walking distance: approx. 2 km
Enjoy a delightful stroll along the romantic cobblestone streets of the old town with its charming red roofs and medieval towers.
Enter into interesting discussion with your local guide about everyday life and customs of Estonian people and learn about their fascinating history.
Tallinn’s old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval town in Northern Europe. Within these fortified walls, centuries old buildings with their red tile roofs, hidden courtyards and winding cobblestone streets exhibit a unique charm that is hard to resist.
Consider your guide to be a local friend who will pace your tour to suit your comfort and interests. Our excursions are not bound by a set agenda and so we encourage you to ask questions to get the most from your discovery experience.
Your introduction to the old town begins with a brief history of Estonia and Tallinn and continues with visits to the most interesting and significant sites of Lower and Upper Old Town, each with their own story to tell.
Admire the picturesque Lower Town, the fortified medieval Town Wall with many towers, the impressive over 600 year old Gothic Town Hall, the Town Hall Square and Town Council Pharmacy, which is the oldest continuously functioning pharmacies in the Europe. The path will bring you to the Upper Town, known as Toompea. Here you can take a look at the elaborately decorated Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the largest Orthodox church in the city, the Houses of Estonian Parliament and one of the oldest churches in Estonia the Dome Church. Experience the magnificent panoramic views from Toompea Hills over the Lower Town and the rest of the city of Tallinn.
Your interactive journey through Tallinn’s old town is designed to present you with a brief and yet interesting overview of our history, culture and architecture. To give you the complete picture, we not only talk about the buildings but also tell you about the people that lived here in the past and about present day life in Estonia.
- Private guide services for 2h in Tallinn old town
- Transfer guide Pärnu-Tallinn-Pärnu
- Upper and lower Old Town walking tour including most important Old Town highlights
- Bus transfer from Pärnu Cruise Harbour – Tallinn – Pärnu Cruise Harbour (130 km/one direction)