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Guided Tour in Tallinn, Estonia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 49 people
Destination(s): Estonia  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 20 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 100 Euro (EUR)

Tallinn - capital of Estonia, is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. Well developed infrastructure, a wide variety of restaurants, shopping possibilities at more reasonable prices then in neighboring Finland and Sweden and many sights, including the best preserved Medieval city in the Northern Europe called Old Tallinn make visit to Estonian capital enjoyable. Two main tour options can be considered for sightseeing first of all.

- Walk of the Old Town:
Walk of the Old Town (minimum time 2 hours, recommended length of sightseeing 3-4 hours plus time for cafe break or lunch plus time for shopping etc). We can walk from the port to the Old Town, distance is short- 10-15 min on foot. You will see all major and more interesting sights of Lower and Upper Town-they are two different areas of the Old Town. The medieval Hanseatic town is a mosaic of twisty cobble stoned streets, gabled roofs, fairy-tale turrets and soaring spires, all packed within an ancient fortress wall.

Tallinn’s Old Town has preserved its original format to such a degree that it earned the city a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria, considering that Tallinn is an outstanding and exceptionally complete and well preserved example of a medieval northern European trading city that retains the salient features of this unique form of economic and social community to a remarkable degree.

- Outside and inside the medieval walls:
Combined tour is a short city tour by car, van or coach and after that walking tour of the Old Town Short drive city outside the Old Town takes you through the modern downtown area to Kadriorg where can be seen one of the largest and one of the most historical parks in Estonia with summer palace built by famous Russian czar Peter the Great about 300 years ago, if time permits we continue with a visit to the Song Festival Grounds - an impressive amphitheater with unique stage built for large song festivals - so important to Estonians, and after that we can proceed with drive in the Pirita district. You will see there Olympic marina, Woodland cemetery, TV tower, ruins of St Birgit convent etc. After that walk in the Old Town.

Of course other tour options are possible as well like:
- Outside and inside the medieval walls of Tallinn with short visit to the countryside:

City tour with countryside (with optional lunch at the farm or a picnic). Some names of the sights to see in the countryside: estate houses, medieval Saha chapel, Kostivere - central settlement developed by for former Soviet collective farm, bronze age cemetery, waterfall.

- Comprehensive tour of Tallinn:
It is a long, full day tour to discover the city. We will explore different districts of Tallinn (districts with traditional wooden buildings, districts with private family houses, districts with Soviet style apartment blocks, suburb areas of the city, Estonian outdoor museum with old village buildings from 18th - 19th century and of course the Old Town.

- Around Tallinn city:
A long, full day drive with frequent stops to admire nice seashore, cliffs, waterfalls, small towns and villages, estate houses and other sights.

- Trip to Helsinki or tour of Helsinki:
Helsinki has located only 80 km/50 miles away. The ferry drive to to Finnish capital takes only 2 hours. It is possible to pick you up right in Helsinki and to give you a private tour of Finnish capital, side trips (for example lovely small town Porvoo 55 km from Helsinki) are possible too. In that case no need to meet in Tallinn, we will meet you in Finland and we can stay with you in Finland during your visit.

- Side trips from Tallinn:
Very different destinations can be under discussion. Lahemaa national park, largest Estonian island Saaremaa island with Kaali meteorite crater and best preserved Medieval castle in the Baltic region (from the 14th century), Pärnu resort town and other destinations are possible too. Trip from Tallinn to Riga 300 km/200 miles (capital of Latvia), Vilnius (capital of Lithuania), Warsaw (capital of Poland) etc.

So Tallinn is a good point to begin or to finish longer tour covering all 3 so called Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Aferomentioned names makes just a list of some tours, and it is not complete list at all. Please contact us to get more detailed description of our tours. And again- if you have your own ideas what do you like to do or what to you like to see in Tallinn, please let us know.

Free time in Tallinn:
Free time and shopping: If you have enough time we can include into the tour program break or lunch. Many restaurants and café shops in the city where to try local pastry, nice cakes, to drink a cup of café or glass of local beer, or maybe even to try strong liquor “Vana Tallinn”. And menu of the restaurants is very variable: international cuisine, Estonian style restaurants, medieval themed restaurants etc And of course people need some fee time for shopping and just to look around.

We have many souvenir shops and some little outdoor markets to buy local handicrafts (linen products, sweaters, decorative art, glassware, leather products), Russian style souvenirs or amber is also popular to buy by visitors of Tallinn. If you will stay in Tallinn or if you will spend in Tallinn several days we can get tickets to visit theater, opera or ballet or some other musical, cultural events. Or if your group is enough big it is possible to organize special cultural events just for your party. Just tell us what do you like to do.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Final notes:
- All people who want to use advantage of private tour to see sights with an insider are warmly welcome. And travel agencies or tour companies please feel free to send your inquiry as well.
- Private tour means flexibility and we are flexible, our tours are tailor-made according to your interests and suggestions. We have 10 years experience to work in the tourism business.
- Our tours are customizable tours and available for different people- families with children, senior travelers or disabled people as well.
- Tallinn is a popular port for cruise ships. It is not so large like St Petersburg. It is a relative compact city, so we do not have so bad traffic. The Old Town is within walking distance, but we need a vehicle for sightseeing outside of the Old Town.

Our tour is not 100% serious academic action. It must also be a fun. If you have not smiled by the end of the tour, we have totally failed.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Walk of the Old Town
* 2 people - 80 Euro p/p
* 3-4 people - 55 Euro p/p
* 5-6 people - 40 Euro p/p
* 7-8 people - 30 Euro p/p
* 9-12 people - 25 Euro p/p
* 13-20 people - 20 Euro p/p.

Price Includes:
- Service of English or Estonian or Russian speaking tour guide
- Transfer to the port
- Group leader - free of charge if the group has 11 or more members
- Two people free of charge - if the group has 16 or more people.

Outside and inside the medieval walls (combination of short tour by van with walk in the Old Town after this):
* 2 people - 100 Euro p/p
* 3-4 people - 65 Euro p/p
* 5-6 people - 60 Euro p/p
* 7-8 people - 45 Euro p/p
* 9-12 people - 35 Euro p/p
* 13-20 people - 25 Euro p/p.

Price Includes:
- Minivan, van or a coach with driver for city tour
- Service of English or Estonian or Russian speaking tour guide
- Transfer to the port
- Group leader - free of charge if the group has 11 or more members
- Two people free of charge - if the group has 16 or more people.

Save 20 % ! A deposit of 80-100 Euro is required for the tour at the time of booking.

Save 30 % ! The full tour payment is required at the time of booking. Otherwise you can pay at the end of the tour.

About This Supplier
Location: Estonia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2003

Private shore excursions in Tallinn, private and customized tours in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland, Poland, Belarus for individual travelers, small and big groups, travel arrangements. M09620 is an enterprise founded by a sole proprietor Ahti Arak and belongs to him. Ahti Arak graduated at Tartu University in...

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