Tallinn Segway & Food Tour -3 hrs
Once you’ve done exploring the important sites in Old Town Tallinn, it’s time to discover some authentic food and discover parts of Tallinn just outside the Old Town. In this tour, we use Segways to discover a very charming neighborhood named Kalamaja.
Explore Tallinn by Segway, combining the city’s famous attractions with its surprisingly authentic good food. With a food-loving local guide, you’ll roam on a Segway around the historical center of Tallinn to see landmarks like the Town Hall Square and Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral.
Between these legendary attractions, you’ll take breaks to sample some of Estonia’s culinary delights and to listen to commentary from your informative guide about Tallinn’s history and sights as part of your Tallinn Segway tours.
Your Tallinn Segway and food tour starts at the Viru Gate, where you’ll meet your guide, who will offer a short safety briefing before you put on your helmet and hop on your Segway. Being a small group of only 8, it’s always an intimate experience.
Follow your guide along the pedestrian alleys that take you past some of the Old Town’s most iconic sights and remember Kings, queens, and czars who have walked the streets of the charming two-tiered city.
The ride includes Lower and Upper Towns, Parliament building, Fortified Medieval City Walls, stunning views and one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies.
You will be guided step by step through the Old Town center through little alleys with ancient medieval towers, where you can still see the authentic parts of Tallinn.
Enter local shops to savor authentic Estonian food with many different ingredients, shapes, and styles. Learn about Estonian drinks and local breweries while enjoying the neighborhood and discovering some cultural aspects of this area which has a lot to tell.
Visit a patisserie for a traditional Kama dessert or a Kohuke. Then head to a bakery where you’ll enjoy the classical black rye-bread, and replenish your energy with a sample of marzipan at a very traditional old setting.
Your local guide will talk about sprat sandwiches served at any and every occasion from weddings and funerals to birthdays and New Year’s Eve. Learn about elk roast, bear sandwiches and more!
Leaving Tallinn Old Town, we ride our Segways on the Culture Kilometre along the seaside. This ride is just over a kilometer, and we’ll stop at the famous Sea-Plane harbor.
During our Segway ride, we’ll see the Patarei Prison from outside only. Patarei is on the “List of seven most endangered monuments” of Northern Europe. The harbor is best known for its architecturally unique Seaplane Hangars. Built almost a century ago, in 1917, as a part of Peter the Great sea fortress, these hangars are the world’s first reinforced concrete shell structures of such a great size.
Now the vast hangars house an extensive, high-tech museum telling exciting stories of Estonia’s maritime and military history and promising a ‘sea full of excitement’ for the whole family.
It’s part of a fortification built in pure neoclassical style. Patarei prison constitutes a monument for victims of communism and Nazism and a powerful symbol of resistance of the martyrs of the Republic of Estonia.
Leaving the seaside, we’ll ride our Segways into Kalamaja neighborhood, famous for its wooden houses and bohemian charm. ‘Kalamaja’ literally means ‘fish house’ in Estonian, and starting from the 14th century the area was traditionally dominated by fishermen, fishmongers, and Boatwrights.
Clever use of space and dedicated use of local produce makes the local restaurant and cafés an integral part of the Kalamaja atmosphere. The wooden houses built to accommodate these workers became Kalamaja’s architectural legacy and are now what gives the neighbourhood its unforgettable charm.
Recently the area has taken on a bohemian atmosphere, becoming the residence of choice for young, creative types.
Immerse in this local atmosphere of interesting art, culture, and design center for artists, hipsters, and design lovers. Kalamaja is the focus of experiential travelers in the seek of new gastronomic experiences.
A good way to experience Kalamaja is to visit the Telliskivi which is a collection of factory buildings that slowly transformed into a popular hangout for those who enjoy off-beat restaurants, art expos, craft beer, antique shopping, alternative theatre, and clubbing.
It is Estonia’s biggest creative economic enterprise center, bringing together a diverse range of activities and businesses. For example, there is a 160-seat eatery, a printing shop, a furniture shop, a theatre and an antique books store. Dance evenings are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays bring a flea market.
More than anything, the hub is a bohemian place for relaxation and business that encourages people with similar interests to get together.
We include a break in Telliskivi before we end our tour at the Old City.
Join our Tallinn Segway tour to get to know Tallinn outside the old town in an efficient way organized professionally and led by a local guide.
You can choose to go private or join a small group of max eight so the experience is always intimate.
Tallinn Segway tour and food discovery runs every day and starts at 125Euros.