Our Tours

Visit to Eesti Pandipakend
(Estonian Package Deposit System)

When: January 23, 14:30 - 17:00
Gathering in front of the Nordic Hotel Forum at 14:15

Register HERE by 22 January. 

Registration at the conference information desk if space is available.

Estonian DRS (Package Deposit System) has worked since May 2005 with very good results. For example, PET return rate in 2018 was 85,6% and if we take the last 15 years of activities 3,8 billion beverage packages have been collected and 100% recycled. Before the deposit system launch, people could only take glass packages to a packaging collection point or just throw them away. But a large share of used plastic and metal packages were simply left in the forest or ended in a landfill.  We will begin our tour with a short overview about Estonian DRS and end it with a tour at the package handling center.

Please find time to read the safety instructions for visitors.

Tour guide:  Kerttu-Liina Urke, Office and Communications Manager of Eesti Pandipakend

Bus will be departing from in front of the Nordic Hotel forum at 14:30.

 

 

Visit to Nordic Forum Hotel rooftop

When: January 24, 11:00-11:20  and 15:30-15:50
Gathering at the conference information desk at 11:00 and 15:30.

Register HERE by 22 January. 

Registration at the conference information desk if space is available.

Nordic Forum Hotel is the first hotel in Tallinn to lead the way in urban beekeeping in the heart of Tallinn. Bees are one of nature’s wonders and there are 6 beautiful beehives with over 360,000 bees right here on the rooftop!

Nordic Hotel Forum – the venue for LDIW Conference 2020 and your home for 23 to 26 January.

Hike in the bog

When: January 26, 9:00 - 13:30
Gathering in front of the Nordic Hotel Forum at 8:45

Register HERE by 22 January. 

What is a bog?  A bog is an ancient landscape that has stood the test of time since the last ice age. Bog is the oldest organic landscape in Estonia, reaching up to 9000 years of age. In the past, bogs have been perceived as dangerous places where it’s easy to get lost or sink in. This fear has been an inspiration for many folk tales and myths. The relationship between Estonians and their bogs is ever-evolving and today, those wetlands have become wildly popular among Estonians and foreigners as a place to plug out and to enjoy beautiful views and natural soundscapes.    

If you are considering this hike, please be sure to bring along comfortable winter boots, gloves, a hat and a warm jacket. The hike includes some snacks and a hot drink!

Tallinn Old Town walking tour

When: January 26, 11:00-13:00
Gathering in front of the Nordic Hotel Forum at 10:45

Register HERE by 22 January. 

Take a magical journey through time with ‘Tales of Reval’, a guided performance set in medieval Tallinn, where the city is brought alive by a costumed performer intimately familiar with the legends of the city. The history of Reval (the original name for Tallinn) is shared in one single binding story, carefully crafted to be as entertaining as it is informative. Our journey through the highlights of Tallinn takes the form of an interactive spectacle, where you will be transported back to the era of the Hansa merchants and become immersed in the stories by playing roles of your own!

In front of the Tourist Information Centre on Niguliste Street, look for the costumed guide in medieval clothing, it shall be World Cleanup Day’s very own Jim Sharman, or as his character is called, ‘Sebastian Urmann’. Your route has been selected with all ages in mind, making for an easy and comfortable trip at a steady pace through the medieval streets. Our magical walk takes us through the beautifully-preserved Old Town, revealing the history of the medieval era, with tales told in a theatrical manner. This interactive performance provides an unforgettable experience and will inspire you to take our tales back home.

Should our tales please you, then you are invited to offer the guide some kindness for his time with you and you are free to decide how many gold coins that time has been worth to you! Please do see the reviews by previous curious travellers on the Advisor of Trips, where ‘Tales of Reval’ proudly own the honour of being Tallinn’s #1 tour company.

“Vivat!”  

Tallinn Rooftop Tour

When: January 23, 10:00 - 13:00 
  Price: 55 eur per person

Registration for this tour has ended

Learn about the history of Tallinn from a different perspective.

This nearly 3-hour walk will take you through 3 different terraces of the city, corners that only the locals know. Along the way, enjoy a history lesson from your guide, and marvel at some of the best views of the city’s historic landmarks.

Our tour starts on the roof of Nordic Hotel Forum – the first hotel in Tallinn to lead the way in urban beekeeping at the heart of Tallinn. Bees are one of nature’s wonders and there are 6 beautiful beehives with over 360,000 bees right here on the rooftop!

Tour continues to the medieval-era Fat Margaret tower which was built not only to defend the city from the seaward side of town, but also to impress any visitors arriving via the harbour. These days Fat Margaret’s cannon tower is home to the Estonian Maritime Museum and the tower’s rooftop offers a 360 degree picture-postcard view of the Tallinn harbour and Old Town.

Tour ends with visiting panoramic viewing platform of Old Town’s rooftops and towers against the backdrop of the modern city skyline.

Tallinn Ghosts and Legends Tour

When: January 24, 19:00-21:00
Price 35 eur per person

Registration for this tour has ended

Feel the medieval past of the city: let’s get acquainted with Tallinn’s ghosts. Get to know the dark side of Tallinn’s Old Town on an evening ghost tour, when the tales of ghosts and murders are at their most frightening. Listen to spooky stories and local legends while exploring the city’s medieval streets with a fun guide. Learn about the gruesome and peculiar side of Tallinn’s medieval history from strange old laws to the executioner’s daily life. Walk through the dark alleys to discover the many ghosts who haunt the city and frighten the living from black-robed monks to beautiful ladies. Hear your knowledgeable local guide tell you about the legends of Tallinn and folk stories of Estonia.

You’ll learn about the surprising secrets behind many landmarks of Tallinn while seeing the picturesque Old Town in the evening/afternoon. This tour will cover parts of upper and lower part of Tallinn Old Town including Danish King’s Garden, Toompea Hill, Town Hall square and some other famous sites.

 

  • Number of participants for the the tours is limited, so make sure you register ASAP.