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Tallinn tours and excursions

Tallinn tours

Walking tours

The Tallinn Tourist Office can organise guided group tours and guides for individuals, though booking ahead is recommended.

Tel: 645 7777.

Bus tours

Tallinn City Tour offers hop on and off bus tours on three routes around Tallinn with trips free with the Tallinn Card.

Tel: +372 5301 5623

Bicycle tours

City Bike offers tours of Tallinn on two wheels.

Tel: +372 511 1819

Tallinn excursions

Kadriorg Palace

Commissioned by Russian Tsar Peter the Great in honour of his wife, Catherine, this elegant baroque palace is the highlight of sights outside the Old Town. Designed by the Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the building was inspired by Italian villas and stands as one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Northern Europe. In addition to Italian and Russian artists, the best local craftsmen from Stockholm, Riga and Tallinn were brought in to create this lavish palace. It is also home to the Kadriorg Art Museum and an expanse of beautifully laid-out gardens.

Tel: +372 606 6403


About 80km (50 miles) outside Tallinn is a once mighty Soviet naval base (the last Soviet forces left in 1994). Today a ramble of ruins and leftovers offer the chance to peek behind the old Iron Curtain. Taking a bike or car is recommended as the various things to see, such as Peter's Fortress, the Pakri lighthouse, the naval graveyard and the old submarine training base, are quite spread out.

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Featured Hotels


Economy Hotel

This pleasant city-centre hotel with 40 comfortable rooms is just a short walk from the train station and the Old Town. Free Wi-Fi access and parking are also offered.

Swissotel Tallinn

Set in the city centre, many rooms in this 5-star hotel enjoy great views of the Old Town and the Gulf of Finland. The top-floor Horisont Bar is cosy while The Quarter restaurant on the 8th-floor serves up creative dishes.

Hestia Hotel Seaport

No frills but a clean and comfortable cheap Tallinn hotel right next to the D-terminal (for passengers) at the Port of Tallinn. The on-site sauna is available upon prior request.

Hestia Hotel Europa

Hestia Hotel Europa is centrally located in the historical Rotermann city block not far from the Old Town. The six-storey Tallinn hotel has 185 rooms, some of which have superb views over Tallinn Bay. There is a conference centre with a capacity of 700 as well as a fitness centre and sauna.

Hotel Telegraaf

This luxury Tallinn hotel is tucked away on Vene Street, in what is sometimes called the Tallinn Latin Quarter, in the Old Town. There are 83 stylish rooms, an excellent spa with lots of different treatments on offer, a good restaurant and conference space for up to 45 people.

Merchant's House Hotel

This slick 4-star boutique hotel lies just around the corner from Tallinn's Town Hall Square. The rooms have satellite TV and guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and sauna access.