TLL-006 - Tallinn Private Old Town Tour & Secret Bastion Underground Passages#Walking Tours
Get two in one – classical tour in Old Town, where all important highlights are included and then spice your experience up with a visit to underground passages.
Tour price per adult:
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- 3h private guide services
- 1h 15min guided Bastion passages tour
- 1h 45min Tallinn Old Town walking tour
- Gratuity to the guide is not included in the tour price.
Upper Old Town Walking Tour
Guided tour in Bastion passages
Lower Old Town Walking Tour
Additional museum opening fee of 75 Eur per group applies for Bastion tunnels visit outside regular opening hours. May–Oct open daily Oct–April open Tue–Sun 10.00–17.00. Thursdays until 20.00 The Museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
For additional cost we can offer a warming drink during the tour. It´s possible to choose between mulled wine break - 5.00 Eur/pp, mulled wine and almonds - 8 Eur/pp, or mulled wine and pastries (one sweet and one savoury) - 12 Eur/pp.
Please note, this tour can start from a centrally located hotel/ city center.
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.
- Upper & Lower Old Town
- Town Hall & Town Hall Square
- Danish King's Garden
- Bastion tunnels
- Toompea Hill
- Houses of Parliament
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Dome Church
- Town Wall & Towers
- Viewing platform
- Long Leg
- Kalev Marzipan Museum
- Great Guild Hall
- Church of the Holy Spirit
- Town Council's Pharmacy
Visit the mysterious underground passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications, built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movement of soldiers and ammunition from the enemy.
Classical Old Town tour gives you the best of the Medieval Tallinn – you’ll hear interesting legends, see the most fascinating little streets and will get to know all the most remarkable landmarks in this old Hanseatic town.
Enter into interesting discussion with your local guide about everyday life and customs of Estonian people and learn about their fascinating history.
Tallinn’s old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval town in Northern Europe. Within these fortified walls, centuries old buildings with their red tile roofs, hidden courtyards and winding cobblestone streets exhibit a unique charm that is hard to resist.
Your introduction to the old town begins with a brief history of Estonia and Tallinn and continues with visits to the most interesting and significant sites of Lower and Upper Old Town, each with their own story to tell.
Admire the picturesque Lower Town, the fortified medieval Town Wall with many towers, the impressive over 600 year old Gothic Town Hall, the Town Hall Square and Town Council Pharmacy, which is the oldest continuously functioning pharmacies in the Europe.
After the first part of the Old Town walking tour you will go to discover the undergroud Bastion passages. The old tower Kiek in the Kök is guarding the old passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions. Kiek in de Kök, was the mightiest artillery tower in the Baltics, built in 15th century. Today the museum exhibits the history of town’s fortifications and history of crime and punishment in old Tallinn.
These tunnels have a fascinating history. They were built in the 1670s, but hardly used until the 20th century when they renovated into bomb shelters in time for World War II. During the Soviet period they were further modernized to add electricity, running water, ventilation and phones.
The massive walls surrounding the passages and the vaulted ceiling are made of limestone. The galleries itself are up to 2.5 m wide and up to 3m in height. The passages were been built on top of the ground, but as the street level is a bit higher nowadays as well as the passages are covered with such a huge mass of earth, people tend to refer to these as ‘underground’ passages.
On the tunnel tour, visitors can see some of the old equipment leftover from that era, as well as parts of the tunnel that still retain their more medieval look.
After being beneath the ground also the city on it seems quite different. The tour then will bring you to the Upper Town, known as Toompea. Here you can take a look at the elaborately decorated Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the largest Orthodox church in the city, the Houses of Estonian Parliament and one of the oldest churches in Estonia the Dome Church. Experience the magnificent panoramic views from Toompea Hills over the Lower Town and the rest of the city of Tallinn.
Your interactive journey through Tallinn’s old town is designed to present you with a brief and yet interesting overview of our history, culture and architecture.