Tallinn Soviet and Post-Modern Architecture Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

405733


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. - Children are welcome under the supervision of adults/parents
- Tour might result a bit unfriendly for small children on buggies due to the paved roads of the old town.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Discover the mark left by Soviet architecture and how old buildings have been reinterpreted


This tour gives the possibility to discover how soviet buildings and infrastructure have survived in the city and how several structures have been revisited by modern architects to be transformed in new buildings, used for common daily life in the XXI century.

Your time with me includes a sightseeing tour of Tallinn's old town which, being a part of the UNESCO heritage, is a "must see" and helps understand how the city planning has evolved.

Itinerary

- Pick up from port or hotel, with private vehicle
- Drive towards Tallinn Old Town.
- Start of the upper Old Town tour, which includes: castle's square, Orthodox Cathedral, Dome Church, 2 panoramic terraces to enjoy the magnificent view over the city.
- After, by car, we'll discover all most relevant soviet and post-modern buildings, located outside the old town: The National Library, Island square, Ülemiste city area, the Soviet District of Lasnamae, Pirita Olympic District (photo stop)
- Back in the car to drive towards the city centre and discover the new Rotermann quarter, a former factory area, revisited to become a modern district, full of life and vibes.
- Short walk across the quarter and continue on foot towards the Lower Old Town: Viru Gate, Town Hall Square, the Old Pharmacy.
- If time allows, short break for coffee or shopping
- Drive back to the harbour or hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting points are:
- Port gate or your hotel (reception area).
- If you are already in town, I usually pick travelers up at Vabaduse Valjak (Freedom's Square), next to the Freedom monument (a big Cross monument).

End location: - At the hotel or at the cruise harbour's gate
- In the Town Hall square
- At Viru Gate (Address: Viru street 24), as agreed during the booking process.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

- Private vehicle (2016 Jeep Renegade) for up to 3 people

What’s Included

- Private tour guide and driver service (myself)
- Tallinn Old Town sightseeing tour (upper town and partly lower town)
- Tallinn city excursion of most remarkable soviet and post-modern buildings (outside the old town) by private vehicle and partly on foot
- Private vehicle (2016 Jeep Renegade) at disposal during the whole excursion (a part for the lower Old Town area, which is pedestrian and cars are not allowed)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 EUR - You would need some additional money in case you'd like to take lunch or do some shopping during the excursion

What’s Extra

- Entrance fees (unless specified)
- Some additional money for meals, snacks, drinks or shopping

NB: This tour is set for up to 3 persons. If your group is larger, please request for a tailor made tour.

Restrictions

If tour starts from cruise harbour, I will meet you at the harbour gate. This means that from the cruise ship you'll need to walk on your own towards the city, passing a souvenir market and some bus parking lots, up to reaching the port's gate

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Mauro C.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/SovietTallinn-ShoreExcursion-PrivateTour

Tours by Mauro C.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Tallinn Private City Tour on Foot

 unrated

Dive back in history while discovering the Old Town, a UNESCO World,...

240 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

Tallinn Private Tour in a Nutshell

 unrated

Enjoy a day throughout history and discover how the city evolved over,...

380 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

5 hours 30 min.

learn more

Tallinn Soviet and Post-Modern Architecture,...

 unrated

Discover the mark left by Soviet architecture and how old buildings,...

375 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

learn more

Tallinn Sightseeing Tour and Folk Experience

 unrated

Discover the Old town and dive into Estonian Folk origins

375 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours

learn more