Get on your feet for a free walking tour around Tallinn and enjoy this incredible city. Take a trip through the Old Town, visit our top 3 chosen spots and learn more about the past with The Tallinn Collector.
This is a place where a walk through the city alone will leave you with beautiful memories of Estonia. A special tip for travelers: organize a Tallinn Card before you head off to make the most of your stay. Don’t bother lugging cash around, the Tallinn Card lets you enjoy free access to many different museums and attractions as well as discounted prices and free public transport. With your card in hand, join a free walking tour and check out the top spots in the city.
Get on your feet for a free walking tour
¨The best way to explore the city is to join a free walking tour with Tallinn Traveller. A guide will show you around the Old Town, telling stories from the past and introducing you to the Estonian way of life. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful city so take a tour on day one and then you can revisit the places you loved the most. If you have limited time and want to get the best out of your time here, there are three places you really shouldn’t miss when in the timeless city of Tallinn.
1. Back in time at Tallinn Town Square
The old market place, now known as the Tallinn Town Square, is one of the city’s highlights. This square is full of quaint cafés and bistros with waiters rushing around in traditional dress. Medieval festivals, fairs and markets take place here and are sure to entertain. Enjoy a meal in the sun as the city life bustles past and head into the centuries-old Town Hall to see the paintings and artefacts on display.
2. Walk the city walls
Wrapped around the Old Town are the old city walls, connecting towers and lookouts boasting excellent views of the red rooftops and stone streets inside. For a view from the top, head up the Hellemann Tower and walk along its connected 200m of wall walkways. There are many different places to climb the wall giving different perspectives of the city. Like a Local Guide have some great tips for things to do in the city, including instructions for another way onto the wall.
3. See The Kadriorg Palace and Museum
The magnificent Kadriorg Palace is on the other side of the city from the Old Town, so it probably won’t be included in your walking tour, but it is certainly worth a visit. This huge Baroque building was built for Peter the Great in 1718 and currently houses the country’s Art Museum of foreign collections. The grounds are wonderful and the building makes for beautiful photos. Step inside for some historical pieces, or enjoy the sun as you walk the grounds and nearby park.
Discover the past with The Tallinn Collector
Tallinn is a city where you can experience another era. The beautiful stone buildings and cobblestone streets in the old town will have you feeling like you stepped into a medieval space, untouched by time. If history has your interest, then The Tallinn Collector can quench that thirst with his excellent collection of Tallinn’s past. The collector promises to send you back to Tallinn under the USSR rule, providing images, texts and even Soviet Tourist Guide Books. Enjoy a browse of the city from 1950 to 1991 and learn a little extra before heading out on your walk. He also welcomes you to step into the time machine at The Museum of Occupations and check out The Tallinn Collector Exhibition on display the summer of 2015.
Stepping around the Estonian capital is sure to fill your eyes with wonder, your mind with new ways of thinking and your stomach with excellent food. Kick up your feet and relax when you come back to comfortable and stylish accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn.