An excellent way to start your exploration of Tallinn. The tour is not long and packed with useful history and other unique facts about the city. Our guide made a bunch of recommendations about where to go, eat, good vantage points for photos, etc. I wish I had taken the tour before my other ventures throughout the city because I would have been better armed for my trips. I highly recommend because it is short 2.5 hours, you get to see a lot, and it is priced very reasonably.
Our guide was very good and informative of the history of Tallinn. The only problem was if we interrupted her to ask a question she seemed to get frustrated and also when asked about the life during the Russian occupation she did not seem to want discuss or answer any questions we asked
Loved it...I would recommend doing the 3pm tour as all the people on the cruise ships have left by then..our tour had only 5 people and the tour guide was born in Tallinn so we got some great information from her about Tallinn new and Old from a personal note not just a guide book..
This was a very good way to get to know the city and the most important places of interest. The guide was very kind and open to questions and also, every time we would ask to stop to get souvenirs or even snacks, she was very kind and would wait.
The idea of having a part by coach and he other by foot is excellent because you get to see places that are very far away from the old town and then, get to know all the small ad interesting alleys. fully recommended!!! :-
Took several Viator tours, but this one was the best. Wonderful city. We had only 4 in our group and it was pretty much a private tour. Guide easy to understand and knew the sights and history.
If you are short on time, this is a must to do as you get a quick glimpse of Tallinn in Avery short time
Patricia M USA
The guide met us right on the pier as we disembarked from the cruise ship. She was excellent! Experienced and willing to share her knowledge and experience. We especially loved the combo drive in the van tour and the walking tour. We were able to see a lot in the short time we had. Money well spent!
The bus ride gave us a nice sense of the greater city and walking tour gave a good sense of the old town. We enjoyed the trip very much.
Excellent with a very knowledgable and friendly guide highly recommend to see as much as possible in a short time :-)
The lady was extremely pleasant and informative and the tour was great value
Great tour to give you an overview of Tallinn. Our guide Epp was very knowledgable and had lots of interesting stories about the city and its history. The walking tour around the Los town was a highlight. Highly recommend.
Jamie M USA
Lucked out being only 2 in the group so basically a private tour
Interesting tour that covered a lot of ground. Got to see some good sights outside of town (Sound Festival, Olympic Marina, Pirita Beach, etc) and the highlights of the old town as well. The bus tour moves kind of quickly so there's really no time for photos and no time to ask questions. We only got out of the bus at the Sound Festival grounds. The pace of the walking tour was much more relaxed...was able to ask questions and get good answers from the knowledgeable guide.
Beautiful city. The combination of travel by bus and by foot means you get to see a lot.
Our guide was ok, not great. Good value for money though.
Was very impressed that the tour still went on even though I was the only patron. That said, the tour was shorter than I expected and we made an odd detour into a random shoe store towards the end (perhaps to kill time?). Overall, a great overview of Tallinn. Very educational.
Evelyn W Canada
We experienced an enjoyable, knowledgable tour of Tallinn .The guide was friendly. The tour was smooth and done at a good pace. We were given information and insight to extend our visit to this city on our own.
Our trip to Tallinn was a great one, not only is it a very quaint city but we were there during the Medieval Festival. Our guide was great and the city is a fun one to learn about the history of Estonia. Very colorful and interesting stories and buildings
This tour was really good, although, I didn't particularly enjoy the coach portion of the tour. It was not very possible to take photos during the driving portion, so would have been nice to make short stops at some of the places on the driving portion of the tour. The walking portion of the tour was phenomenal. Also, I was the only person on the tour, so it should have been possible to have a hotel pickup instead of making my way across the city to another hotel for a pickup as this seemed a bit disorganized as I waited in one of the busiest hotels in the city for my pickup, not knowing what type of coach I was even looking for.
Some of the sites outside the City were not worth visiting.
The guide had a rather strong local accent and often could not be easily understood.
Tour was fairly good although the tour guide was not always easy to understand. Not clear that we were responsible for getting back to the ship thus unexpectedly had to take a taxi back.
As usual, the trip with the Van is too fast...and they don't let you out or stop for photos.
It was drizzling on the tour day and I was the only one in the tour van so it was more of like a private tour, we couldn't step out much during the city tour due to the rain. The tour operator was kind enough to go ahead with just me. Both the van driver and guide were very kind. Later, when we reached the old town, tour guide took me around the old town explaining me about the old history (which I was not very interested to know, given the limited 2-3 I had), I was more interested to "see" the buildings and monuments. All in all, if you are going to Tallinn just for a day and have limited time then I would recommend that you take the tour. It costed my 20 euros.
We were somewhat disappointed in this tour. But we'd describe it as "pretty good value" for money.
Unfortunately, when we called to reconfirm it, we were NOT advised that the bus would pick us up at the cruise terminal, so we first incurred an expensive cab ride over to the Hotel Viru, which the tour operator identified as our ONLY option for a pick-up point. When we got on the bus, we were upset to see passengers from our ship, who told us they were picked up at the port.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable, but spoke English very rapidly and with a very, very thick Dutch accent, so we couldn't make out much of what she was saying. She talked so quickly and so much that, though I attempted 6 times to ask a question about one of the sites we were visiting, I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
The bus tour covered the parts surrounding the old city and was interesting. The coach was modern and clean and the driving was good.
The walking part of the tour involved more of the guide's rapid-fire, nonstop commentary, so we (and several other guests) left before it was over. But the part we stayed for visited several interesting sites and offered some good photo opps.
I think this particular tour guide could provide a much better experience if she was encouraged by the company to speak more slowly and provide pauses for guests to ask questions.