A Taste of Tallinn
- Lower Old Town: Rich in architecture and culture, this part of town is beaming with personality. Visit Town Hall Square for a taste of caramelized almonds, a Tallinn specialty or sit down at one of the many places to stop and grab a drink or bite to eat.
- Local Exploration: Visit local artistic neigborhood to see its bohemian shops and a cafe to try some freshly made cake over a cup of coffee or tea
About this Tallinn tour
You'll wind your way down through the merry hubbub of Town Hall Square to Great Guild Hall, now home to the Estonian History Museum. This medieval memento dates to the early 1400s; it has been rebuilt three times since then, and every renovation turns up new archaeological discoveries, like the ancient Roman heating system running through the floor. Here your taste buds will share in this feast for your eyes when you sample the delectable caramelized almonds, a popular local street snack.
Tallinn makes a great time capsule not just for medieval architecture but for other eras as well, like the Kalamaja neighborhood, where quaint workers' houses are the best-preserved examples of wooden architecture in the country.
Nowadays, however, the young, creative residents of this neighborhood are turning Kalamaja into a cultural and artistic center. You'll visit the local market and pause for cake and coffee in a local cafe in an up-and-coming bohemian village where wooden houses are turning into trendy restaurants and abandoned factories are turning into art galleries ... bringing you the best of Tallinn, old and new.
Breaking black bread
Estonian cuisine sometimes means more than just a warm, full belly. Black rye bread, for example, has such significance to Estonians that their version of "bon appetit" is "jätku leiba," or "may your bread last." A tradition begun in hard times demands that an Estonian who drops his bread on the floor not only eat it, but kiss it.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the cruise port gates to meet your guide. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
As in any other touristic place, please be careful with your personal belongings. Recommended local shopping items: wool, linen, limestone, juniper.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is moderate walking involved, with approximately 2.5 miles of walking on cobblestones.
Bus Tour, Walking Tour, Food and Wine, Shopping
Local Cake & Almonds
English, Spanish, German, Russian, French
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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