Upper Town Tour: Discovering Tallinn's Heart

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Gleb
Registered on August 01, 2023

Hello there! My name is Gleb, and I am passionate about combining various types of cultural heritage. Browsing magnificent cities of the Baltics with a map in your hands is fun, but hearing the stories behind different landmarks enhances your experience and often makes you view the city's landscape from a new angle. After spending a fantastic year as the guide who introduced Tartu's heart to international visitors, I am here to show the multilayered story of Tallinn.

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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

Tallinn offers a great diversity of experiences available to visitors.

While the lower part of the Old Town is packed with various places offering mostly gastronomical entertainment, the Upper Town represents a marvelous attraction for history appreciators.
From here, you can see how large and diverse Tallinn could be.

This tour offers a lovely opportunity to learn many curious facts about Estonia and get familiar with the history of Tallinn's most important landmarks. You will see how different eras of Estonia's development got reflected in local architecture and hear many exciting stories about former residents of the Toompea hill manors. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Niguliste 3, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
    Niguliste 3, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
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    I will be waiting for you next to the entrance to St. Nikolas Church (Niguliste). The more precise location is present on the map. If you still have any questions regarding the meeting spot, don't hesitate to send me a message in advance. I will have a black folder with colorful images on its front so you will easily find me.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    St. Nicholas' Church and Museum

    Our meeting spot

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Danish King's Garden

    You will learn the story of the Danish conquest of Northern Estonia and see several monuments commemorating those events.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Maiden Tower Museum-Cafe

    You will see the remaining part of the town wall and learn the legends surrounding the Maiden Tower.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Parliament of Estonia
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Bishop's Garden viewing platform

    That stop includes an introduction to a famous shipwreck and an overview of the Baltic Sea's role in Tallinn's history.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Patkuli viewing platform

    That stop also includes a brief introduction of the local noblemen.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Kohtuotsa viewing platform

    This stop includes a swift introduction of St. Olav and St. Nicholas' churches.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Pikk jalg

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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Laura 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Thanks Gleb - this was interesting and I really enjoyed it :)
Vanessa 05 Dec 2023
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Travelled in family - Dec 2023
Gleb was super fun and entertain us with his historical references. Thanks for the time!
Iván 05 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Ha sido una ruta encantadora que nos ha permitido conocer la historia de Tallin de forma muy motivadora!! Nuestro guía Gleb ha sido divertido, educado y dinámico!!
Sonalika 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled in family - Dec 2023
Gleb is fantastic! He knows about the history and culture well ,and is very entertaining too!
Victor 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Awesome guide, so well prepared and kind!
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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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