Tallinn has some great history and the hotel Viru and this hotel are part of it. The museum is by simple but the stories are good and the views even better
If you have time we recommend taking a tour at this museum. There are spescial English-speaking tours at some spesific times. We were told to make a reservation in the reception at the hotel (Sokos Viru hotel) in good time for the guided tour. You get to both hear and see a lot from the KGB-times. Remember to bring your... More
Well if you are interested in the Soviet era history of Hotel Viru, then I would definitely recommend taking this tour. If you are looking for special spy-stuff and insights to KGB work in hotel Viru... then don't bother to go. The main attraction, the "KGB room" is full of old junk-electronics that the KGB "maybe used" to spy on... More
This tour is absolutely overrated. Sorry to say but tour wasn't worth our time or money. Its 8 euros for one hour per person. View to the city at the end of tour was the best part. Guide was trying to engage the group, although I don't think she succeeded at any point. Boring. You can find much better attractions... More
One of the best museums we have visited. Situated on the secret 23rd floor of the Sokos Hotel. The guide Kristie made it extra special with her boundless enthusiasm. A real treat Don't miss out!
I guess we've all watched movies about the Cold War era and we all think we know how it worked within the soviet block. So, in many ways, what the guide has to tell you is no real shock. However, she furnishes details about life in Estonia in those days and how people worked with and around the system. I... More
I went to Tallinn last week for five nights the kgb museum was part of the viru hotel I only stayed a two minute walk from this hotel so I thought why not have a look it was very impressive considering I am not normally into museums etc well worth a visit 6 euro per adult and family rates were... More
Do not miss this small museum on the "hidden" top floor of the VIRU hotel. A great collection of surveliance equipment and photos describing life at the hotel. Difficult to understand that this was Tallin only 40 years ago. Thank you to the guide who new everything about the place - we enjoyed the tour very much.
I really liked the tour and the guide was just so good. She told us about the history really lively and well. We had a great sunny day so I got some good photos from up there. We had kids with us and It's great for a little bit older kids like over 10. Our smallest did not get lot... More
This was a trip highlight for me. The tour cost €8 and took around an hour. The guide was very entertaining and told us lots about life in Soviet times and about what the KGB got up to in the hotel. If you are a commie era newbie, this is a good starter.
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