Do you want to find out about Tallinn's communist past? On this guided tour you'll hear stories of a time that has marked the evolution of Estonia's capital. Plus, it's free!
Free Tour of Communist Tallinn
We'll meet at 1:30 pm on Niguliste street. Are you ready to discover Tallinn's communist past? For two hours, we'll explore the old town and the Kalamaja district.
The communist history of the Estonian capital is closely linked to the role of the KGB. Streets full of secret police, interrogations, reports and imprisonment were daily occurrences during the so-called years of Stalin's terror.
We'll stop at the Kino Sõprus, the oldest cinema in the country. Did you know it opened during the height of Stalinism? We'll continue on to Harju street, one of the city's typical medieval streets, and head past the Estonian Writers' Union, the former KGB Headquarters and the Russian Embassy.
We'll also visit Kalamaja, which despite being considered the modern quarter of Tallinn, it is actually one of the oldest! We'll admire the colourful houses that belonged to the working class during the industrialisation.
Our free tour will end at the starting point at 3:30 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (12:30 pm) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.