COMMUNIST STORIES OF TALLINN

Tallinn, Estonia

Experience hosted by Kadri

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

The Communist history of Tallinn can be hard to pick up in the modern city, but this fantastic tour will unlock the fascinating communist past. We explore the scenes which hosted the essential events, and where tales both terrifying and hilarious played out.

Due to the lack of bookings that pandemic has caused, you are welcome to join the tour with 10€ per person if we have 3pax joining minimum

This tour will dish out the history and politics, but will also give you real-life tales from locals about what it was like to live in Communist Tallinn. Some of the stories will shock you, some are so absurd they will make you laugh!

Included Sights:
Sõprus Harju street
The Writers Union
Sõprus Building
KGB HQ
City Hall
Russian Embassy
Viru Hotel
Other things to note
This is a free walking tour provided by Estadventures. The 1€ booking fee allows us to present ourselves here, but the tours are based on donations. If you enjoyed it, you can tip the tour guide! :)

The group size might vary from 10-30+.

Private tours: kadri@estadventures.ee, +37258027584.
The Communist history of Tallinn can be hard to pick up in the modern city, but this fantastic tour will unlock the fascinating communist past. We explore the scenes which hosted the essential events, and where tales both terrifying and hilarious played out.

Due to the lack of bookings that pandemic has caused, you are welcome to join the tour with 10€ per person if we have 3pax joining minimum

This tour will dish out the…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Free English Maps are included in the tour if you are interested!

Meet your Host, Kadri

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Kadri and I'm the owner of EstAdventures, a small, locally owned and operated tour company offering walking tours in English and in Spanish. Enjoy this experience with Marko, Risto or Jonas, our guides work exclusively for EstAdventures.

Marko studied archaeology so when he’s not fighting his way past tourists in Tallinn, he’s out on archaeological excavations, hoping to find the first pyramid of Estonia.
Risto is a Witty student, patient teacher, hard worker, competitive Athlete, opportunistic adventurer, and yet, only human after all.

Jonas is a world citizen who loves nothing more than rambling about the history of Tallinn and Estonia. Originally from Iceland, Jonas has fallen in love with his adopted country over the past ten years and now has the immense local knowledge on our country!

See you at our experience!
Kadri
Hi! I'm Kadri and I'm the owner of EstAdventures, a small, locally owned and operated tour company offering walking tours in English and in Spanish. Enjoy this experience with Marko, Risto or Jonas, our guides work exclusively for EstAdventures.

Marko studied archaeology so when he’s not fighting his way past tourists in Tallinn, he’s out on archaeological excavations, hoping to find the first pyramid of Estonia.
Risto is a Witty student, patient teacher, hard worker, competitiv…
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Where you'll be

We will stay mostly outside walking, so please dress according to the weather! Our walk takes place in the lower part of Old Town into the harbor area.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Paul
October 2021
Very nice tour and interesting insights. Actually not moving too far outside of the old town but learning a lot anyway. Would definitely go again.
Brett
October 2021
Absolutely loved the tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared some fascinating stories about his family during the Soviet era. Thanks for a great tour!
Mike
August 2021
Very cool tour and in depth knowledge of history. Great mix of broad overview of historical events for context, interowen with personal stories that really bring the history to life. Totally recommend!
Noah
August 2020
Our tour guide was Jonas. He was very friendly and together with him the two-hour tour was a very interesting experience with a lot of new knowledge for me. For everyone who is the first time in Tallinn, I would highly recommend the tour, because it helps to unterstand the history of Estonia.
Noe
August 2020
Great value and really insightful. Good to do on your first day so you get a feel of the town and visit some nice landmarks and buildings, whilst gaining some knowledge of how the country gained its independence and the history of Estonia during and after the second world war:))
Tiina
July 2020
I have visited Tallinn many times but this tour absolutely gave me real added value. Risto was my guide and his stories, personal interest, knowledge and energy gave me an amazing experience to embrase. I strongly recommend this tour, it really opens your eyes about Estonian history.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A good mood

Dress according to the weather