Time Travel to Soviet Era Tallinn
Travel back in time with this half-day tour that gives you a glimpse of what life was like for Estonians living under Soviet rule.
Begin with a comfortable, guided drive around Tallinn's ancient city walls and see part of the city center. You will pass by Freedom Square and the Estonia National Opera and Ballet Theater on your way to the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds where you will stop for a quick photo opportunity.
Continue to the Lasnamae residential area to see typical Soviet-era architecture consisting of prefabricated, 5 to 16 story-high concrete apartment blocks. From there you will enjoy a short drive through lush scenery to the iconic Tallinn TV Tower, the tallest building in Estonia.
Upon arrival you will take in the fascinating exhibition, "There are no bananas. Time travel to Soviet daily life." This display takes a nostalgic look at the empty store shelves, absurd queueing lines and production quotas, and the DIY solutions locals had to resort to in order to survive.
Take the elevator to the tower, ascend 314 meters up into the air and be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views of the city as well as the Bay of Tallinn. While at the tower you can also explore the Estonian Hall of Fame interactive exhibition, time permitting. Stop in the tower's restaurant and enjoy a typical local appetizer and dessert break before your return trip back to port via the picturesque Pirita Road where you will pass by the 1980s Olympic Yacht Regatta Centre, St. Birgitta's Convent and grab a panoramic photo of Tallinn from a famous viewing spot.
Book this tour now to travel back in time to Soviet-era Tallinn and gain a new perspective on this time in history.