TLL-044 - Helsinki To Tallinn Private Day Trip with Old Town Tour & City Sightseeing#Day trips
Take advantage of the easy crossing from Helsinki to Tallinn and walk the quaint streets of Old Town.
Tour price per adult:
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- 4h private guide services in Tallinn
- 1h 45min private tour vehicle in Tallinn
- Round-trip ferry tickets
- Round transfer to/ from port in Tallinn
- 1h 45min Kadriorg Park-Pirita sightseeing tour
- Tallinn Upper & Lower Old Town Walking Tour
- Coffee break (pastry, water, coffee/tea)
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Ferry ride Helsinki-Tallinn
Meet & greet at ferry port followed by Kadriorg Park and Pirita sightseeing in Tallinn
Old Town Walking Tour including a coffee break
Free time in Tallinn
Return transfer to port in Tallinn
Boarding the ferry
Ferry ride Tallinn-Helsinki
The tour schedule and length may vary depending on the seasonal ferry schedule at the time of departure.
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
A language supplement of 10 Eur/h is added for tours in Chinese, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Dutch and Turkish language. This supplement will be added to the tour rate published.
PROVIDING PROOF OF IDENTITY Passengers must prepare for security checks in the terminals, where they should be able to provide valid proof of identity, such as: Passport ID card with photo.
Transfer to/from ferry port is not included in the tour costs in Helsinki. It is very easy to connect between city and ferry terminal by public transport (15-20 min from city center) or by taxi. However, if wished, we can offer private transfers by minivan/bus for larger groups. Please ask for quotation on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kadriorg Park & Palace
- Presidential Palace
- Song Festival Grounds
- Lasnamägi- largest suburb built during Soviet times
- Olympic Yachting Center
- Pirita Seaside
- Upper & Lower Old Town
- Toompea Hill
- Houses of Parliament
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Dome Church
- Viewing platform
- Kalev Marzipan Museum
- Great Guild Hall
- Church of the Holy Spirit
- Town Hall & Town Hall Square
- Town Council's Pharmacy
- St. Catherine´s Passage
- Viru Gates
The contrast of modern atmosphere of the Finnish capital to the old worldliness of the Estonian capital city is instant, though for many locals Tallinn is almost like an extension to Helsinki. Don´t miss it, set aside a day, take a relaxed ferry ride over to visit Tallinn, enjoy a private pick-up from the port and come discover Tallinn with our wonderfully passionate and experienced local guides.
After a comfortable ferry crossing we look forward to showcasing you the best of Tallinn during the next four hours. We will start by panoramic drive to the lovely Kadriorg Park & Palace area famously built by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. The lush green 300- year old park also offers seasonal treats of a rose garden, a picturesque Swan Pond and an insight to the modern day Estonian administration by the Presidential Chancellery.
Leaving the Kadriorg area with its colorful wooden houses behind, we will pay a visit to the most significant symbols to the Estonian nation- the Song Festival Grounds. Listed by UNESCO as one of the World`s most outstanding choral events, the venue effortlessly combines tradition with contemporary today. The journey continues to discover the typical architectural efforts from the Soviet era – typical block-buildings of the living quarters at Lasnamäe.
Before returning towards Old Town, we will also take a moment to see the 1980 Olympic Yachting Center complex offering wonderful views over the medieval and modern city.
During the walking tour of Old Town heart, we are surrounded by countless turrets, ancient walls and dwelling houses leading us back in time to the Hansa days, when merchants convened to this 800-year-old city. Today, these invitingly charming cobbled streets make up one of the best preserved medieval environments in the world. Not only are there wonderful legends and stories to open up the past inside these historic walls, but numerous coffee shops and local design & handicraft boutiques in quaint courtyards you do not want to miss after the tour.
You will see our famous Dome Church which took over 2 centuries to complete and the opulent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. There are the 15th century Gothic Town Hall in the Town Hall Square and the oldest continuously functioning pharmacy in the world, just to name a few. Your guide will reveal the rich colorful history and legends associated with each of these treasures. You will also have some free time to do some shopping or just relax.
Before strolling the streets of lower old town passage ways, a coffee break, 600-year-old pharmacy and Marzipan Room are on the list of our must-have stops.
After the tour comes to an end, your private tour guide is happy to give you a local’s insight into the best shopping and discoveries in Tallinn on your own and explain where the transfer pick-up point is for your return transfer to ferry port after free time.
Reviews of our tours
I had approached Nordic Experience for two short tours from Helsinki – To Porvoo and Tallinn. The response with recommendation of tours for query was very prompt – I sent the request in the midnight and morning by 07 I got the proposal. We selected Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights and Helsinki To Tallinn Private Day Trip with Old Town Tour & City Sightseeing. The response from Eva ( I believe the Managing Director) was impeccable and all the arrangements were made in a swift manner. The driver and guide were on time and took all the possible efforts to keep us comfortable while explaining the importance of each places we visited. Due to unforeseen situation we thought to cancel the trip to Tallinn that was scheduled on our second day, however we tried for a possible reschedule. Even though it was a last minute request, they were able to accommodate our request and we could visit Tallinn. The guide and driver who accompanied us in Tallinn were also excellent with their wide knowledge of the history of the country and importance of each places.
It was a rainy cold day when we headed to Tallinn from Helsinki. Even the ferry crossing was dark & a bit on the rough side.
What a change when we were greeted at the Tallinn terminal by our guide Alexander.
A bright & bubbly contrast to the weather outside & boy did he know his stuff.
From the get go he was pleasant, accommodating, knowledgeable & absolutely loved his job & his country.
He had a sense of humor too which is always a bonus.
We had a running commentary as we drove through & around town. Alexander not only pointed out the highlights outside the car window but shared some of the complex & at times quirky history of Tallinn & Estonia.
We stopped & walked around parks, palaces & outdoor ampitheatres before even heading to the old town, all the time being educated & entertained by Alexander & our driver.
I couldn’t recommend this day trip enough. Sure it was a long, LONG day but it was so worth it. Its has put Estonia on our Go To list for future holidays.
Many thanks to Triin, Alexander, our driver whose name I cant remember & the team at Nordic. We had an absolute ball.
PS, loved the coffee, sandwich & apple pie break. It was an unexpected inclusion & that apple pie was to die for!!
My family of 6 were on a 10-day trip to Finland, but had a free day in Helsinki and was looking for something to do. A lot of blogs were recommending a day trip to Tallinn, so I started looking around for a suitable tour agency. I chose Estonian Experience almost at random, because they appeared to provide a comprehensive package for a reasonable price. I didn’t have high expectations, but was completely blown away by the amazing experience we ended up having. Our guide Eva-Maria was friendly, engaging, and most of all you could feel her palpable passion which was contagious. We learnt so much about Tallinn, the culture and history, about the Singing Revolution, and how Estonia became a proud republic. This day trip to Estonia ironically turned out to be the highlight of our family’s 10-day Finland trip, topping even the husky rides, aurora chasing and Santa Claus village in Rovaniemi. In fact, we are now seriously considering coming back to Tallinn next year to experience the 150th anniversary of the Estonian Song Featival. That’s how impactful this tour was! I can’t recommend them strongly enough. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer in Estonia.
We found this tour through Google and couldn’t have been happier. Right from booking it was a great experience. The English speaking bookings staff made booking easy and even provided really helpful information about getting to and from the ferry terminal in Helsinki. When we arrived in Estonia our guide Kadi was waiting for us and easily spotted. The van for the driving part of the tour was new, clean and comfortable and the driver was really considerate, even providing umbrellas. Kid was an excellent guide – incredibly knowledgable and passionate about her country. The walking tour of the old town was really interesting and lunch was good. Definitely recommend.