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Review of Tallinn Free Tour

Tallinn Free Tour
Ranked #1 of 64 Tours in Tallinn
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Owner description: This is the original Tallinn Free Tour, organized by awesome young guides of Tallinn Traveller Tours who are not afraid to say what they think. Please note that this tour is not wheel chair accessible, because there are steep stairs on the way!
Reviewed July 4, 2013

It might seem harsh to complain about a free tour, but given the reviews here I think there needs to be some balance added. The tour has far too many people on it, so I assume the positive reviews here come from only a tiny fraction of people. The guide walked us around to the main tourist sights in the Old Town, and then proceeded to recite dull facts that could have been read from wikipedia. Often what was being spoken about had nothing to do with where we were. 10 minutes on wikipedia would offer more benefit than taking this tour, and you won't waste 2 hours of your life walking around with the tourist hordes. You are then expected to give a tip at the end, so it isn't really free.

1  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We opted for this tour while in Tallinn during a NCL Baltic Cruise. The town is very quaint and, if you come in on a cruise, note that it is definetely within walking distance (no need to take a bus). Very entertaining and informative tour, albeit a little crowded. The crowd is to be expected, however, considering the price. Carol was our guide and she knows a lot about Tallinn and Estonia. Do this tour, but make sure to tip the guides well!

Thank Robogator0
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was in Tallinn for 8 hours so decided to do the tour. Given that it's free and they only ask for tips it's difficult to be critical. All the team at the meeting point are enthusiastic, friendly and informative.

The tour takes 2 hours and you get to see some really good parts of the city and hear some interesting stories and anecdotes. The tour guide gave us opportunity to ask questions and knew her stuff.

There are options of other paid tours but if you are on your won (like I was) or a couple it's a more financially viable option.

1  Thank misterjezmondBTN
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just opposite Tourist Information Shop is an independant Info booth we joined the free tour 12noon there's only one a day and had the best walking tour we've ever had informative in a light hearted way delivered by a young and very amusing guide ANN a must for all visitors. Lots of info on the more fun things to do.

Thank brian w
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We are a group of 6 fortysomething ladies (2 of us have visited Tallinn before) and decided to do this tour after reading about it on Tripadvisor.
Our guide was Helle and there were a total of 24 in our group from all over the world and all ages.
Helle was one of the best guides we have ever had and we have done many tours - some quite expensive & in many Countries.
The tour was a mix of history and stories combined with a great sense of humour. It lasted about 2hrs 20mins, covered most of the key sites and was at a leisurely pace.
We were also given great info on places to eat, drink & shop avoiding overpriced tourist traps.
This tour is a must for all 1st or even 2nd time visitors to Tallinn.
Please tip generously!!! They deserve it.

Thank Ali-Manchester63
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