The Secrets of Old Tallinn: a Historical Walk

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 km
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Admire the fascinating Viru Gates — one of the two front gates of Tallinn left today
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Tallinn from the Viewing Platform
  • Listen to the mysterious city legends about the Cat's Well and the Saint Olaf's Church
  • Visit the beautiful garden of the Danish king with the top view to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Observe one of the most famous sights of the Old Tallinn — Fat Margaret tower
Be ready to see the best Tallinn has to offer! Begin your journey through the medieval Old Tallinn from the Viru Gates, which were built in the 15th century and repeatedly rebuilt many times. Listen to the legend about the Cat's Well: it's said that the devil himself visited this place and even hold his wedding there. Wander around this place and learn more about this sight. Walk across one of the most narrow streets of Tallinn with a curious name — Luhike jalg (short leg) and marvel at the wonderful garden of the Danish king, hidden in a tiny yard. According to legend, the Danish actually acquired the national flag in Tallinn. From this place, you will also have a chance to observe one of the most amazing masterpieces of architecture — the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The Cathedral, which is the youngest social building, has 11 bells, including Tallinn's largest, weighing 15 tons and measuring 3 meters in height. Admire the breathtaking cityscapes from the Viewing Platform that will touch your heart. You will have a unique chance to observe not only old but modern buildings as well. Discover the beautiful churches of Old Tallinn: gaze at the lovely Holy Spirit Church, which was the first to hold sermons in Estonian and publish the first books in this language. Explore the fascinating Saint Olaf's Church and also listen to the city legend telling you of one mysterious stranger who offered to build this beautiful sight.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Entry tickets to the sights you may see on your way — you can visit them on your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Viru Gate
Viru tänav 26
St. Catherine's Passage
Vene, 14a, Kesklinna linnaosa
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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