Tallinn Song Festival Grounds Tours

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The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Lauluvӓljak) was the site of one of the most stirring events in Estonian history. Here, in September of 1988, 300,000 people (more than a quarter of the country’s population) filled the grounds for the Song of Estonia festival. Together they sang patriotic hymns and demanded independence in what later became known as the Singing Revolution. Two years later, half a million people came to the festival grounds for the Estonian Song Festival, which was the last major event before Estonia finally gained its independence.

The open-air amphitheater has an official capacity of around 100,000 and hosts the Estonian Song Festival every five years in July, as well as regular rock concerts. The festival was established in 1869, along with the Estonian National Awakening, a period when the country was still under the rule of the Russian Empire. The festival is one of the world’s largest amateur choral events, usually featuring more than 25,000 singers and an audience of at least 100,000.

Next to the concert arena is the 137-foot (42-meter) Song Ground Light Tower where every song festival is opened by the lighting of a flame atop the tower. A photo exhibition of song festival history lines the tower’s staircase and there is an observation platform at the top where you can get excellent views of the Old Town and even, on clear days, the coast of Finland.

The grounds are around two miles east of Tallinn’s old town center, past Kadriorg Park, and are free to visit.
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Tallinn City Private Tour

Travel back in time during this private 3-hour city tour of Tallinn’s historic sites. The first half of the tour will be by bus, and will cover Kadriorg Palace and Park, the UNESCO Heritage-listed Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and the ruins of the Pirita Convent. In the city’s old town you’ll embark on foot, visiting places like the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Russian Orthodox) and St. Mary’s Cathedral (Lutheran), among other stops. Discover Toompea Castle and the Estonian Parliament in Upper Town and visit the oldest operating pharmacy in the world in Lower Town. At the end of the tour your friendly guide will set you loose to explore on your own, offering suggestions for the top local attractions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Shore Excursion: Old Town Tallinn and Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside

Make the most of your free time in Tallinn with a 5-hour shore excursion, and discover its charms with a guide. After stopping for photos in Kadriorg Park and the Pirita seaside, you’ll venture into Tallinn Old Town to discover fairy tale architecture and sights such as Toompea Castle. A coffee and pastry is included, as is transport from the port.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Medieval Tallinn: Day Trip from Helsinki Including Lunch

Take advantage of Finland’s close proximity to Estonia on an 8-, 10-, or 11-hour day trip to Tallinn from Helsinki. Following a 2-hour ferry journey, you’ll take a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town (Vannalin), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Plus, you’ll explore Kadriorg Park and sample Estonian cuisine for lunch. Small-group tour limited to eight people.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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USD209.08
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private: 5-hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Marzipan Painting and Town Wall Visit

This private 5-hour tour of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, provides entertainment for everyone in the family. See the City Wall, climb an ancient watchtower and paint a marzipan figurine. In Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, learn about Town Hall, St. Olav and the Holy Spirit churches, and one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies. Discover an oasis at Kadriorg Park and Pirita beach. Enjoy hotel or port transport, as well as the attention of a personalized guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita

With just one day in port in Tallinn, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a guided tour. This 5-hour shore excursion includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, spectacular views from Toompea Hill, and visits to Kadriorg Palace, Pirita beach, and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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3-Hour Private Tour of Tallinn

Get to know medieval and modern Tallinn on a private 3-hour tour. Exploring by foot and air-conditioned vehicle, see the city's highlights as you uncover its colorful past. Admire the palace at leafy Kadriorg, explore seaside Pirita and stroll around the medieval Old Town to view must-sees such as Old Town Square and climb Toompea Hill for panoramic views. The tour includes hotel or cruise port pickup, and a flexible itinerary so you can tailor your sightseeing around you. Price is per group, based on a maximum of eight people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the spectacular sights of Tallinn, Estonia’s compelling capital, during a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Cruise around the legendary landmarks of the city on a distinctive double-decker bus and discover Tallinn’s rich history with informative audio commentary. See historical highlights like Vabaduse Valjak (Freedom Square) and modern monuments such as Hotel Viru, a giant matchbox-like structure. Disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention and enjoy ticket validity for 1 or 2 days after activation.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Tallinn Sightseeing Tour by Coach and Foot

Explore the enchanting city of Tallinn by foot and coach on an enriching 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a luxurious coach and embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city’s most significant sights; cruise past Toompea Castle, Kadriog Park and the beautiful beaches of Pirita and then absorb the quaint charm of Tallinn Old Town alongside a knowledgeable guide on a leisurely walking tour. Visit Europe’s oldest apothecary and gaze at the colossal spire of Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral before bidding your guide and group farewell.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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3-Hour Tallinn Bike Tour from Tallinn Cruise Port

With limited time in port in Tallinn, a bike tour is a fun way to maximize your time and explore the city’s many attractions. On this 3-hour tour, cycle out to the Peter the Great Summer Palace, glide along the seafront promenade, and admire the medieval buildings in Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita

See Tallinn highlights on your schedule with a five-hour, private tour for up to 15 people. Meet a private guide at the Talinn cruise port, then discover the city on a 3-hour walking tour of the Tallinn Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The next stop is the district of Kadriorg, where you'll see the exterior of Kadriorg Palace, then get views of the ruined Convent of St. Bridget from Pirita Beach. This 5-hour Tallinn tour includes pickup and drop-off at the port, entrance fees, and refreshments.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD75.50
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Private: 4-Hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Mostly Driving and Little Walking

Admire Tallinn’s highlights by air-conditioned vehicle and with only small amounts of walking on this 4-hour private tour. As your guide chauffeurs you around, hear about Tallinn’s history, and see churches, monuments and more. Drive to the Upper Old Town to observe the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and views down over the Lower Town; and admire the 19th-century wooden villas of the Kadriorg quarter, and Kadriog Park, commissioned by Russia’s Peter the Great. A coffee stop is included and the flexible itinerary enables you to tailor the sightseeing around your interests.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD72.50
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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