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
,one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies, Fortified Medieval City Walls
and stunning views.
You will be guided step by step through the Old Town centre 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 is just over a kilometre and we’ll stop at the famous Sea-Plane harbour
During our Segway ride we’ll see the Patarei Prison
from outside only. Patarei has been selected into the “List of seven most endangered monuments” of Northern Europe. The harbour 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
neighbourhood, famous with 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 boat wrights.
Clever use of space and dedicated use of local produce makes the local restaurant-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 neighbourhood its unforgettable charm.
Recently the area has taken on a bohemian atmosphere, becoming the residence of choice for young, creative types. Clever use of space and dedicated use of local produce makes the local restaurant-cafés an integral part of the Kalamaja atmosphere.
Immerse into 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, antiques shopping, alternative theatre and clubbing.