Communist Stories of Tallinn Donation Based Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Registered on August 05, 2019

EstAdventures is a small, locally owned and operated tour company offering walking tours in English. Each guide works exclusively for EstAdventures and has been selected for their knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and charming personalities. You will be guided by Jonas, Marko, Dominic, Christopher Robert, Kadri or Ricardo. The aim will always be to keep things simple, keep them honest, and keep them fun. We like to think that each client who comes on an EstAdventures tour is a friend visiting Estonia, and we show them around with that mindset. We know Estonia well because we live here. But we can explain it well because we understand what makes it interesting to a foreigner. We have a passion for Estonia, its history, its culture, its natural assets, and its people. This makes us the perfect guides to show you around. Seeing ourselves more as storytellers than historians, we offer a personal touch so that you have fun and get a real insight into Estonia.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Communist history of Tallinn can be hard to pick up in the modern city, but this fantastic tour will unlock the fascinating communist past. 
We explore the scenes which hosted the essential events, and where tales both terrifying and hilarious played out. 

This tour will dish out the history and politics, but will also give you real-life tales from locals about what it was like to live in Communist Tallinn. Some of the stories will shock you, some are so absurd they will make you laugh! 


Donation based tour is only meant for groups smaller than 5pax. Groups bigger than that has a fixed price 7€ per person.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Niguliste 2 10146 Tallinn Estonia
    Niguliste 2 10146 Tallinn Estonia
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    Please do note that this tour is based on donations - if you participate the tour, the guide expects to get a donation from you afterwards. Sadly this needs to be reminded, as so many walk away without tipping. Please be kind enough to donate if you join the tour! That’s really the only way we could continue doing them.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Restoran Pegasus
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Kino Sõprus
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Harju tänava haljasala
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hotel Viru & KGB Museum
  • 5
    Outside visit
    KGB Prison Cells
  • 6
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Tanya 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
What an interesting tour of Tallinn! We learnt so much and the guide was fun and very knowledgeable! Thanks you
Beth 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Lots of information, great recommendations for further research/visit during stay. Easy pace, questions encouraged. Definitely worth your time!
Kristina 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
È stata un' esperienza molto bella. Marko ci ha raccontato doversi aneddoti interessanti, mostrando competenze molto apprezzate. Da fare assolutamente
Joseph 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Jonas was high professional and very knowledgeable about Tallinna.
Luciana 12 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Very good tour!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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