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“Boring” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tallinn City Tour

Tallinn City Tour
Viru Square, Tallinn 12618, Estonia
+372 627 9080
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Owner description: Tallinn City Tour - NR 1 Tallinn Sightseeing! Hop On Hop Off All Day. 10 languages - 3 different routes - only 1 ticket. Start from Viru Square. See HOMEPAGE where you can find all the information! NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE, more departures! NEW PACKAGES! "BUS&TOP STOPS" - City Tour + 2 museums of your own choice! "BUS & BOAT" - City Tour + Kajsamoor boat tour. FREE WiFi on the bus! CARD PAYMENT on the bus! Bus tickets are available at: City Tour buses, hotels, Cruise Port. You can locate the bus stops by looking at the map available on the bus. Have a pleasant trip!
Bottom of a mountain Scotland
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“Boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Not worth doing, you spend a lot of time driving round very boring things, the commentary actually mentions things like "this is the new Marriott Hotel!" Buses cannot go into the old town so on this tour you are going to see mostly the "new" town.

Would not recommend.

Visited May 2012
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CityTourTallinn, Manager at Tallinn City Tour, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Hi Debbie M!
We are very sorry that you didn’t find our tour interesting. To our beautiful Old Town you can only walk, no one can go there by bus.
Best wishes for next time, Tallinn City Tour team
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“beautiful city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beauty city with lovely environment, I surprise with the old building that bring me back to my fairy tales memory.
The old building is fabulous, the alley and street is full of lovely shop with good service.
There is no need to take an official tour as its really nice just to wander around on your own and take everything in, and this really a great place for photography.

Visited May 2012
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CityTourTallinn, Manager at Tallinn City Tour, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Hi Mellisa_1988!
It is so nice that our city brought you back to your fairy tales memory. We can say with proud that our small Tallinn is a big fairy city with it´s long history, old suburb and beautiful Old Town. We are glad that you got so many impressions from Tallinn.
Best wishes, Tallinn City Tour team
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Tyne & Wear UK
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“A Beautiful City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have visited Tallinn in the summer numerous times and in the winter it is a truly beautiful city, the old town is quite large and is fabulous. There are countless beautiful buildings and many quaint alleys and side streets all full of lovely shops and restaurants, bars etc and fabulous food. There is no need to take an official tour as its really nice just to wander around on your own and take everything in. The old town is traffic free and in the summer there are sometimes street entertainers and the restaurant staff are outside dressed in national costume. There is a vantage point which you can walk up to and look over the city there are also numerous pretty shops and restaurants up there and a beautiful church. Tour buses operate in the summer there are 3 different routes and you can buy one ticket for all of the routes which cost ar £20. The tours take you on the outskirts of Tallinn so I wouldn't recommend them if your only visiting for the day as they take you to places like the miles and miles of tower blocks which were constructed in the soviet rule and where people still live. The Port in Tallinn is only a 15 min walk form the old town, its has regular ferries to Helsinki which take around 3 hours and there are also lots of visiting cruise ships.

Visited August 2012
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CityTourTallinn, Manager at Tallinn City Tour, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Hi Martherine!
Thank you for sharing your memories with us when visitig Tallinn.
Tallinn City Tour buses are the best way of meeting outskirts of Tallinn. Othervise you will not see the beautiful view from the TV-Tower (Tallinn City Tour green line) or Estonian Open Air Museum with our long history (Tallinn City Tour blue line). And don´t forget our newest attraction Seaplane Harbour, where Tallinn City Tour all 3 lines are taking you to the door.
Best wishes for next time, Tallinn City Tour team
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“If you think Soviet then it's quite funny”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Estonia hasn't been a Soviet state for 20 years. Yet, if you take the Tallinn City Tour then you're transported back in time. I don't think they do it deliberately. I don't think they could do it so well if they DID do it deliberately.

Sit in the old bus. Put on the old headphones. Relax and listen to the recording of the proud narrator drawing your attention to buildings we'd campaign to pull down in our home country. 1960s tower blocks where "half the population of Tallinn sleep", a functional ferry port, a TV tower.

If you go into this expecting to see gems then you'll be disappointed. If you go into this wanting a glimpse of the glorious life of the common person in the Soviet Union then you're going to be entertained.

Visited September 2012
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Portsmouth Uk
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“The worst city tour of the lot!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We've done many of these tours around the world in various cities but this has to be the worst of them all!! Lets face it, there's not much to see in Tallinn so how can they spread it over 3 seperate tours that all duplicate the 'attractions'? Even in New York, there's only 2 routes!! Ropy old buses, one of which had no heating and steamed up so we couldn't see anything through the windows. Had to endure Russian tourists swilling lager in the seats behind us and talking loudly on mobile phones.....couldnt wait to get off! Give this one a miss and pay the 14euro each to a local taxi driver to show you the sights; much more comfortable and you'd do it in half the time.

Visited November 2012
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