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Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja Private Tour

Discover the creative side of Kalamaja through its galleries and craft workshops

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Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Meet your local and professional guide and start discovering the old town of Tallinn on foot.

Walk the streets of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, also a listed UNESCO heritage site. Tallinn once consisted of two feuding medieval towns separated by a wall. Now it is a quaint medieval hive of narrow streets, charming piazzas, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards.

Join the cool, young, and affluent crowd in search of foodie delights in this historical setting. Or have a break at Tallinn’s town hall square and admire its pretty string of pastel-colored buildings that look like something straight out of a fairytale.

Listen as your guide regales you with 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. You won’t want to miss the intricate details of the grand Baroque buildings, crumbling stucco facades, monumental gates, and marble streets you pass through.

Discover Kalamaja in the second part of your tour. It’s a neighborhood famous for its wooden houses, bohemian charm, and charming suburbs. ‘Kalamaja’ literally means ‘fish house’ in Estonian, and in fact, from the 14th century, the area was dominated by fishermen, fishmongers, and boatwrights. The wooden houses built to accommodate these workers became Kalamaja’s architectural legacy, and they now lend the neighborhood its unforgettable charm.

The Bohemian atmosphere of Kalamaja is more recent, as it has become the preferred residence of young, creative types. Immerse yourself in this lively atmosphere of exciting art, culture, and design. Or you can appreciate the area in a different way: with your stomach! Kalamaja is also a hub for those experiential travelers seeking gastronomic variety.

Yet another way to experience Kalamaja is by visiting Telliskivi. It’s a collection of factory buildings that slowly transformed into a beloved hotspot comprised of off-beat restaurants, art expos, craft beer, antique shopping, alternative theatre, and clubbing venues.

Kalamaja is also Estonia’s most significant creative economic enterprise center, bringing together a diverse range of activities and businesses in one unforgettable spot.