Tallin Old Town (Vannalin) Tours

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Guidebook descriptions of Tallinn’s Old Town often use the phrase ‘chocolate box’ or ‘jewel box’ because the area is a delight that is filled with treasures.

The Old Town is the heart of Tallinn. This compact and largely pedestrian area is an enchanting, atmospheric and often confusing mix of medieval churches, soaring steeples, towers, cobblestone alleys, medieval warehouses and gabled merchant houses. The whole area was once completely walled, with stretches of those walls and 26 towers still seen today. You will likely lose your bearings navigating the winding streets and interconnecting passageways, but that is all part of the charm. Let yourself get lost and you will find yourself drifting through centuries of history.

Significant attractions in the Old Town include Tallinn City Museum and the St. Nicholas Church, which holds an excellent collection of medieval artwork. It is worth walking up to the castle district of Toompea Hill for views across the rooftops of Old Town and across the Baltic Sea. The hill is also home to one of Tallinn’s most iconic sights, the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

One of the most pleasant things to do, however, is to just relax in one of the many unique cafes that line the streets of Old Town. The main square is filled with cafes and restaurants, but they tend to be busy and expensive. A far better idea is to duck into one of the smaller places on the side streets: Café Chocolaterie Pierre and its sister business, Café Josephine, are highly recommended.
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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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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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Private Walking Tour of Talinn Old Town

Embark on a private walking tour of the Estonian capital's delightful Old Town, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that looks straight out of a fairytale. Embark on a guided stroll through this historic medieval center, wandering cobbled streets and past Gothic-style structures, learning Tallinn's intriguing history as you go. Hear stories about the Old Town's fortified walls and how they served as a shelter during wartime, see Town Council Pharmacy―touted as Europe's oldest pharmacy in continuous operation―and marvel at the many red-tiled roofs that make a perfect picture op. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Best of Tallinn - 3-hour Private Walking Tour

Explore Tallin Old Town on a 3-hour private walking tour, and see the city’s top sights. As you stroll, hear tales of this well-preserved medieval city, and admire the cobbled alleyways of the Lower and Upper Towns. Learn how Tallinn was part of the Hanseatic League, and see Town Hall Square, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, St Olav’s Church and one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies.  If there’s something you want to see more or less of, tell your guide: as a private tour, the itinerary is customizable to your interests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Two Capitals of Baltics Tallinn - Riga Tour

Discover two of Baltic's most intriguing capital cities―Tallinn and Riga―on a multi-day tour. Explore Tallinn's picturesque Old Town, with its cobbled streets and charming medieval structures. Receive a guided tour and learn about this trading port's unique history before continuing by bus to the Latvian capital of Riga―a buzzing city that's home to a wealth of art nouveau architecture. Splurge on a dinner of traditional Latvian cuisine at Old Town's national restaurant Taverna if you like, and bed down in centrally located 3-star lodgings throughout your 3-night stay.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki

Discover picturesque Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, on a small-group day trip from Helsinki by ferry. After hotel pickup, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. Then, set off on an afternoon tour of this lovely city by foot and air-conditioned transport. View top Tallinn sights including the cobbled Old Town, Toompea Hill and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as you hear about the city’s history and culture. Afterward, (depending on timings), enjoy time at leisure before your return ferry trip. Numbers limited to nine for a more personalized atmosphere.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 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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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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Tallinn Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Learn about the legends of Tallinn past as well as the ghost and ghouls that haunt its streets on a 2-hour walking tour of Old Town. Wonder its cobbled streets at night, hearing tales of centuries-old figures who supposedly still exist in the evening shadows. Visit places like the old wall and towers that once protected the city and St. Catherine's Passage, a medieval street with large tombstones decorating its walls. 
  • Duration: 2 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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Tallinn 1 Hour Romantic Photo Tour

Capture memories from your travels to Tallinn with a photo tour. Join a professional photographer for a photo session and set out on a guided walk through the Old Town of Tallinn. Hear stories about local history and have your picture taken at scenic points throughout the city. All photographs will be available via downloadable link.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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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Tallinn Walking Tour with Free Time and Port Transfers

Get acquainted with the cultural history of Tallinn on a 3-hour guided walking tour of Tallinn Old Town. Then set off on your own for another 2 hours of free time to explore the landmarks, shops, and eateries independently. Pickup and drop-off from the cruise port is included.
  • Duration: 5 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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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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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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US$90.00
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Tallinn Medieval Old Town Walking Tour And Beer Tasting

We take you on a stroll on the winding cobblestone streets of the Old Town along with the stories of the Medieval times. Right after that you can rest your feet having a cooling private beer-tasting.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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