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.
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.
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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 1 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.