Free tour

The story of a bee that broke down the empire (Local history walk in Tallinn)

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Viktor
Registered on March 26, 2023

Hi, My name is Viktor. I am trying to revive my high school experience in being a city and museum tour guide. My life brought me a bit far from experience of my youth, but I would be glad to regain these skills with your help. I am personally most interested in the period of the history of the Eastern Europe in the 80-90ies of the 20th century and would be glad to share with you some facts on my walks.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

I invite you to have a short walk with me through the history of the singing culture of Estonia and most specifically, of what role this culture played in Estonian independence. This walk is the first part of my local history standups along the seashore of Tallinn Bay which are focused on the late 20th-century part of Estonian history.

During this descent into history (quite literally) I will share with you some worth mentioning milestones of Estonian history from the point of view of choir singing culture. We will go down to the roots and emerge in modern times on the shore of the Baltic Sea.

This short walk starts on the top of the Estonian Singing grounds on Narva Road and finishes on the Pirita promenade next to the sea and connections to the city center. 

If you have a spare one hour of your time on your vacation in Tallinn, and you have already enjoyed other parts of the city, feel free to join me to hear something new, admire some Instagrammable views, and, with a particular bit of luck, enjoy the summer sun and warmth. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Narva maantee T20, Kesklinna linnaosa...
    Narva maantee T20, Kesklinna linnaosa, Kesklinna, 10127 Harju maakond, Estonia
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    To find a starting place for the tour Google address below or search for "Lauluväljaku Hill Gate". Will be waiting for you in front of the entrance to the field with the laptop in hand.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mäe värav
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gustav Ernesaksa mälestusmärk
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Lauluväljaku tuletorn
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mere värav
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Pirita tee

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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Nick 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Fun, knowledgeable, very passionate
Niamh 08 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Fab tour! Shows a different side of Tallin and Victor is super knowledgable and friendly - would recommend 😄
Galia 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Sep 2023
The idea to concentrate in one place and one topic is unique and interesting. I would integrate more recordings of music, short videos of previous choir singing. All in all 1 hour is indeed enough We thank victor for his guidance
Strahinja 22 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Great tour with Viktor! Relaxed and enjoying, all reccomendations :)
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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