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When it comes to sightseeing, Tallinn in Estonia has a whole lot to offer its tourists. Activities available to you during your holiday in Tallinn are as varied as a sunset tour of the Tallinn coast, kayaking in the bay of Tallinn, through to a ‘green’ bike tour and even the chance to go on a free tour of Tallinn!

There is so much to do and see during your Tallinn break that we have compiled a list of the Top 5 Things To Do in Tallinn:

1. Art Tour of Tallinn
Tallinn Art Tour
History, exquisite art and beautiful scenery are all on the agenda during this tour of Tallinn’s famed park and museum district. The tour covers the all area’s attractions including the 290-year-old park itself, the stunning Kadriorg Palace built by Peter the Great, and the nation’s premiere art museum, Kumu. The Art Tour of Tallinn.

2. Ice road – the real Nordic experience

Tallinn Ice Road Trip

Tallinn Ice Road Trip

For the once-in-a-lifetime experience of crossing the sea by car, join the Ice-Road tour!

Almost every January and February, parts of the Baltic Sea completely freeze over, allowing authorities open official ice roads between the mainland and western Estonian islands. This day trip takes you by car over the ice to one of the most beautiful of these islands, Hiiumaa. There you’ll get to see the island in the depths of its beautiful winter slumber, a time when it’s admired by all true nature lovers.

Tours are organised from Monday to Friday, when ice-road is officially open (January, February). Tour is in English, starts 9 a.m. and takes about 8 hours. The trip includes: guide service, transport from your hotel to Western Estonia, coffe-break in the city of Haapsalu, driving iceroad by car or bus from mainland to the island of Hiiumaa and back, lunch.

3. The official Tallinn Sightseeing Tour
A 2.5-hour guided bus and walking tour is an excellent way for first-time visitors to get to know Tallinn. Picking up at the passenger port and major hotels, the trip takes visitors through the most interesting sections of the city, past the Kadriorg Park and the Song Festival Grounds to the Pirita district, all the while providing running commentary on Estonian history and contemporary life.

This action packed tour certainly gets you thinking what other things you can do in Tallinn, as you are whisked around both by bus and later by foot…

The walking portion of the tour covers Old Town, proceeding across Toompea Hill, stopping at the Parliament Building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church and the scenic viewpoint. It then leads to the narrow, winding streets of the Lower Town, finally ending up on Town Hall Square. Interesting historical tidbits about the town’s development make the tour all the more worthwhile.

4. Sunset tour of Tallinn coast
Tallinn Sunset Tour

Experience Tallinn in a completely different way by travelling along its fabulous coastline on the sunset tour of the Tallinn coastline!

A 15km drive north of Tallinn’s city centre takes you to the Viimsi peninsula, an area highly valued by nature lovers and a worthy destination for those interested in the lives of ancient coastal dwellers. From this side of the bay you’ll get spectacular, picture-postcard views of the Old Town skyline at sunset. You even get lunch served at a seaside restaurant renowned for its architecture and fish dishes.

Certainly one of the most unique things to do in Tallinn and well worth the effort.

5. Tallinn Free Tour
Tallinn Free Tour

This one has to make the top 5 things to do in Tallinn because it is free! A great way for everyone, no matter what their budget is, to fully discover this wonderful city. As a youth project the Tallinn Free Tour operates for tips only. This walking tour, guided buy local young students, is an alternative to normal sightseeing trips and is made specially for true travelers. In addition to the legends and true stories from medieval times to nowdays you can get brief overview on what to do and where to party at night.

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