With its Old Town of medieval buildings and cobbled squares and a rich culinary, cultural, and social scene, Tallinn will delight foodies and party lovers, as well as history, art, and architecture buffs. Here are our tips for how best to fill two days in Estonia’s capital.
Tallinn City Wall
The stretch of wall north from Väike-Kloostri, along Laboratooriumi, to the end of Lai street is the largest section of the wall still in existence, and comes complete with nine, intact guard towers. You can also find a small passageway through the wall at the north end of Aida street. Or walk along the top of the wall which is accessible from Linnamuur street (close to the Baltic Hotel Imperial). The walkway connects the Nunne, Sauna, and Kuljala towers, and has spectacular views of Old Town (Vanalinn) and Toompea Hill.
Shore Excursion: Old Town Tallinn and Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside
$82.64 per adult
Do not miss this port of call.
The tour was very very good. The guide was very knowledgeable and the transport very comfortable. We pick this tour over the Cruise ship tour because in included more and was less cost. It was the first time we used Viator and would not hesitate to book with them again.
Jakebrake58, Nov 2019
Things to Know Before You Go
- There is a small fee to walk on top of the wall, but it is open daily.
- Most walking tours of Vanalinn include a stop at a section of the wall.
- Depending on where you decide to follow along the length of the wall, there are some steeper inclines.
- Bring comfortable walking shoes to traverse the cobblestone streets, and bring your camera for a snapshot of Tallinn Old Town from on top of the wall.
How to Get There
The best preserved parts of the wall are conveniently located near Toompea hill and Old Town Square. You’ll find the sections by heading west from the city’s center.
When to Get There
For warm weather and plenty of fun festivals and city-wide celebrations visit Tallinn during the summer. Or for a fairy tale–like wonderland, consider a bundled-up excursion in winter.
Tallinn Old Town Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tallinn Old Town is the jewel of the city housing its art, culture, food, and history amongst its 13th-century cobblestone streets and Gothic-spired buildings.