To get a real feel for the city, we suggest taking a free walking tour in Tallinn. We took the Tales of Reval walking tour and here’s why you should too!
There is no booking necessary for this free walking tour in Tallinn, although it’s best to let the guys at Tales of Reval know you are joining the public tour.
The starting point is Tallinn Tourist Information Centre shown on the map below. Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early before the tour starts at 11:30am.
Private tours are available upon request.
This incredible free walking tour in Tallinn is organised by Ivar Pusmann. He runs the show at Tales of Reval and will answer any questions you may have.
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For more awesome tours in Tallinn there are plenty on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
The Tales of Reval tours depart daily at 11:30am in front of the Tourist Information Centre.
The tour is completely free, although we recommend tipping the guides.
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Tales Of Reval is not a regular walking tour, it is more like a performance.
You will be taken through the old town of Tallinn and be taught all the historical facts in a fun way. It lasts around 90 minutes and is not only one of the top things to do in Tallinn in winter, but all year round too!
Tales of Reval is the best free walking tour in Tallinn because of its professional, costumed actors that take guests back to the time of the Hansa merchants.
It is a super fun and educating show around all the most important landmarks of the Old Town through tailor made Medieval experiences. Anyone is welcome to join the great old adventure.
If you would like to learn more about Estonian history the Estonian Open Air Museum is a great option.
All stories performed by the excellent actors are based on real happenings, so travel 800 years back in time to witness how Reval became the gateway to the Eastern riches.
The tour is in English. The total distance of the tour is around 1.2km by foot.
Tales Of Reval is a journey full of stories that stay with you, which is why it is the best free walking tour in Tallinn.
Luxury – OldHouse Apartments
Located in Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town, OldHouse Apartmentsprovides accommodation in stylish apartments with free WiFi.
Each apartment has a living room with a flat-screen TV, a bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, a coffee machine, a kettle and kitchenware.
Each apartment come with a bathroom and either a shower or a bath. A hairdryer and free toiletries are provided. There is also a minibar in most apartments.
Mid-Budget – Convenient Central Apartment
Convenient Central Apartment is located in the Kristiine district of Tallinn, 1.4 miles from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 1.5 miles from Town Hall Square and 1.6 miles from Estonian National Opera.
The accommodation is 1.2 miles from Toompea Castle, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.
The apartment is located on the ground floor and comes with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine, an oven and a stovetop.
Budget – Red Emperor Hostel
Located in Tallinn’s beautiful Old Town and 550 yards from the Town Hall Square, Red Emperor Hostel offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk. Free luggage storage is available.
The rooms at Red Emperor are colourful and feature wooden furniture and views of the city. Shared bathroom facilities are in the corridor.
The hostel comes with a common lounge, guest computers, a shared kitchen bar with draught beers and giant Jenga game, pool table and other entertainment.
For more places to stay in Tallinn, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.