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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Claudio 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Amazing tour! Definitely highly recommended!
Andrea 28 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
The best walking tour I've been on. Christopher was so knowledgeable and intelligent and his family stories were most interesting. It was a fun tour which ended up at Linnahall.
Aleksandra 15 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Extremely informative and presented in a very digestable way. Nikola answered all of our questions and made this rather difficult topic easy to listen to. I also took the Tallin in a Nutshell tour with the same company (and I've had the luck to have the same guide) and it was amazing. Highly recommend!
Fraser 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Marko told us in his introduction that he is a history teacher and that became clear in the way he told us about the different aspects of Estonia's occupation by the Soviets. He put across the sometimes harrowing details in as balanced a manner as possible and explained clearly how it has left a legacy of problems yet to be solved.
Michaela 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Marko was an excellent guide, he knew a lot and answered every question patiently and in detail. We would no have expected to have such a great tour! Would definitively recommed to do this if you want to also get to know the modern history of Tallinn and Estonia in general.
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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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