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 Niguliste Church and Art Museum. 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 blue folder in my amrs 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. We will also talk about city fortifications and commerce in old Tallinn.

  • 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 overview of the Baltic Sea's role in Tallinn's history. You will also see the most artistic neighbourhood of Tallinn from this platform.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Patkuli viewing platform

    That stop includes the stories of St. Olav church and Tallinn's TV tower.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Kohtuotsa viewing platform

    This stop includes a swift introduction of the city's development path. You will see the skyscrapers built within the past decades. You will also learn the story of the city guardian. If we are lucky, we might also meet our local celebrity Steven, who's a very friendly and photogenic seagull.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Pikk jalg
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Town Hall Square

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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Tom 18 May 2024
St Albans

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Good value
Karen 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great info, great views, great guide
Martina 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Thank you for the lot of fun facts !
Elise 15 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Gleb was very knowledgeable. The tour was a good mix of seeing the beautiful sites in the old town, and learning some of the history of Tallin and Estonia
Lisa 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Gleb was a great guide who showed us some gems of the old town.
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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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