Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja Tour – 5 hrs
We meet you at the dock if you’re on a cruise ship.
Tallinn’s appeal is rooted in its rich history. Its UNESCO-protected old town has winding alleyways, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards. Among Medieval Nordic cities, there’s none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn, nor more dense with restaurants, cafés, and surprises.
Kings, queens, and czars have walked the streets of the charming two-tiered city. Join our Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja tour to find out!
Tallinn once consisted of two feuding medieval towns separated by a wall. The upper town Toompea was the seat of government ruling Estonia. The lower town was an autonomous Hanseatic trading center filled with German, Danish, and Swedish merchants.
Join the cool and young affluent crowd in search of foodie delights and historical settings. The old town is not all that big and is perfect for exploring galleries and craft workshops, too. Your local guide knows the area very well and will give you hints on the real life.
With its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the Town Hall Square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairytale book.
From fabric makers to ceramics stores, paintings and artwork to jewelry artisans, if there’s an art that can be perfected with the hands, there’s almost certainly a workshop for it in Tallinn Old Town.
Walking tours around Tallinn Old Town are the perfect way to explore at a leisurely pace. You won’t want to miss the intriguing details on the grand baroque buildings, crumbling stucco facades, monumental gates and marble streets.
Your informative walking tour guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Tallinn but also to Kalamaja and Telliskivi.
Second Part of Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja Tour:
This neighborhood is 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 neighborhood its unforgettable charm.
One of the reasons we offer this Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja Tour in the area is that recently the area has taken on a bohemian atmosphere, becoming the residence of choice for young, creative types. Immerse 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 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 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. For example, there is a 160-seat eatery, a printing shop, a furniture shop, a theatre and an antique books store.
Join our Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja walking tour to get acquainted with the city 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 old city walking tour runs every day and starts at 125Euros.