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Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja Tour

See the city’s creative side in galleries and craft workshops

Quick Details

Duration: 4 hours

This tour runs every day with several departures seasonally

Meeting Point

  • Are you on a cruise ship or a ferry? We meet you at the dock, please advise your ship’s details.
  • Group Tours: We meet at the Viru Gate. Your guide will wait for you by the remains of the old gate. You will see flower shops on your left.
  • Private Groups: We meet you at the hotel. Please advise details.
Adults (Ages 10+)
Children (Ages 3-9)
Infants (Ages 2 and Under)
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Meet your local and professional guide and join your very small group to start your walking tour of Tallinn Old Town. You can choose a private tour that can be customized and this option will include a pickup.

  • Walk the streets of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe; a listed UNESCO heritage site.
  • Learn how Tallinn once consisted of two feuding medieval towns separated by a wall.
  • Walk the old town seeing its ornate doorways and medieval courtyards.
  • Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings.
  • Have a break at Tallinn’s town hall square with its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row like a fairy tale book.
  • Listen to the stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn but through the alleyways of time.
  • Explore at your own relaxed pace on this Tallinn walking tour. You won’t want to miss the intriguing details on the grand Baroque buildings, crumbling stucco facades, monumental gates, and marble streets.

On the second part of your tour, you discover Kalamaja, a neighborhood famous for its wooden houses, bohemian charm, and a gentrified suburb. ‘Kalamaja’ literally means ‘fish house’ in Estonian, and starting from the 14th century the area was traditionally dominated by fishermen, fishmongers, and Boatwrights. The wooden houses built to accommodate these workers became Kalamaja’s architectural legacy and are now what gives the neighborhood its unforgettable charm.

Recently the area has taken on a Bohemian atmosphere, becoming the residence of choice for young, creative types. Immerse yourself in this local atmosphere of exciting art, culture, and design center for artists, hipsters, and design lovers. Kalamaja is also the focus of experiential travelers seeking new gastronomic experiences.

A good way to experience Kalamaja is to visit Telliskivi, which is a collection of factory buildings that slowly transformed into a favorite hangout for those who enjoy off-beat restaurants, art expos, craft beer, antique shopping, alternative theatre, and clubbing.

It is Estonia’s most significant creative economic enterprise center, bringing together a diverse range of activities and businesses.