TLL-022 - Tallinn Private Stories of Soviet Legacy Tour#Shore Excursions #Panoramic Tours #Theme Tours
Our guide takes you on a journey to discover the remains of the Soviet heritage in Tallinn.
Tour price per adult:
|Price per 1 person
|Price per 1 person
- 4h private tour guide services
- 4h private tour vehicle
- 4h sightseeing tour including visits to different sites from Soviet period
- Visit of TV-tower
- Special gift - DVD of the only surviving TV commercials from the Soviet era
- Visit to Soviet Monuments park
- Coffee break (cake, water, coffee/tea)
- Private round transfer from/to cruise port/hotel
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Meet & greet at cruise port/hotel followed by Soviet Legacy city tour
TV-tower visit & coffee break
Pirita seaside & Soviet Monuments park visit
Return transfer to cruise port/hotel
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.
Please note, on public holidays and Mondays from October-April, visit to the Soviet Monuments park is replaced by a visit to the Memorial to the Victims of Communism.
- Former KGB Headquarters
- Former Patarei Prison
- Bronze Soldier
- Song Festival Grounds
- Lasnamägi- largest suburb built during Soviet times
- TV Tower
- Olympic Yachting Center
- Maarjamäe Memorial
- Soviet Monuments Park
- Pirita Seaside
You will see historical architectural sites most characteristic to this era and hear the interesting facts and stories full of warm humor about the life back then.
Historical Tallinn has one more interesting alternative side to be discovered – the remains of the Soviet Union still left all over the city. The tour will enable you to see the sites and hear the stories of the life behind the Iron Curtain. You will see the most prominent buildings of that era – the notorious KGB Headquarters and Patarei prison. Also you will see Olympic Yacht Centre, which was especially built for the Olympic Regatta in 1980 and the TV tower – both were considered remarkable landmarks of the architecture of that time. Also you will see important monuments – the Maarjamäe War Memorial and the Bronze Soldier. Of living quarters you will be introduced to Lasnamäe living district – the largest and most recent region built during the Soviet period. The entire journey is filled with interesting facts and humorous stories of those times – you will learn a lot about how people lived and fared during those times and how much the life has changed ever since.
All the Soviet era is now regarded with warm and humorous nostalgia and is largely described by locals as “time, when life was simpler, food was cheap and everybody had a job. Well, the shops were empty, but the more we needed to beat the Americans and even surpass them.” When the tour ends you will get a small souvenir – the DVD with a collection of the Soviet TV-commercials from 1980-es. Those TV-ads are considered classics nowadays and self-ironic Estonians take a lot of fun watching those – pretty much the same as they look back at the whole period and its‘ hardships.
Your tour comes to an end with a transfer back to the cruise port or hotel.
Reviews of our tours
I co-lead a learning abroad program to Estonia for an American university. We have used the services of Nordic Experience previously and have always received outstanding service. Eva-Maria Egipt-Peenmaa, managing director and tour guide, is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. She engages well with my students and is a fount of knowledge about Estonia. Eva-Maria replies to inquiries promptly (I’m not sure she sleeps), and it is a pleasure to interact with her. I highly recommend utilizing the services of Nordic Experience.
I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all the group, to thank you for the very interesting tour – Soviet Legacy Tour. It was the highlight of our trip to Tallinn!