About The Tallinn City Bus Tour:
From snapshots of traditional life and ancient monuments, to top culture venues and testaments to a seafaring heritage, Red Buses' official Tallinn City Tour is the easiest way to delve into the Estonian capital. This Northern European gem of a city has bags to offer the inquisitive tourist, and with its official city bus tour you can travel between numerous hop-on hop-off stops spread out across three unique routes.
Join the blue line and venture out to Rocca al Mare, site of the famous Open Air Museum, and stop off at the lush grounds of Kadriorg Park while on the red line. Literally top off your journey with a trip to the top of Tallinn TV Tower, which can be found on the green line.
Arriving By Cruise Ship?
Visitors arriving via cruise ship can present their ticket voucher to a member of staff at Tallinn Cruise Terminal. The buses are timed to arrive here as soon as a vessel comes into port. On-board staff can advise on return times and the best way to structure your sightseeing.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Audio Guide: English, Estonian, German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Japanese, Russian, Italian and Swedish.
Tour Times / Frequency:
- May to September: 10:00 to 18:00, every 20 minutes.
- October to April: 10:00 to 16:00, every 50 minutes.
- 26 December to 14 January: 10:00 to 16:00, every 20 minutes.
- Various, see Map Download or Itinerary List below.
- Approx. 60-70 minutes.
Three City Tour Routes:
RED LINE. This bus route offers a comprehensive journey throughout the city centre. You'll see all the iconic landmarks that typify both the old and new urban districts. Stop off at Toompea and ascend the fortress that proudly sits atop the city's pinnacle point.
You'll be able to explore fine cultural venues such as the Estonian National Opera and Kumu Art Museum. For Tallinn's best fusion of architectural and natural beauty disembark at Kadriorg Palace, a Petrine Baroque building surrounded by extensive, well-kept parkland.
GREEN LINE. This route, as the name suggests, focuses especially on the green cityscape- Tallinn being one of the greenest capitals in Europe! As well as Kadriorg Palace and Park you'll venture out to the city's western suburbs, where one can find the Tallinn Botanic Gardens, Pirita Convent and the popular Tallinn TV Tower.
BLUE LINE. Take a circuit around the walls of the Old Town before setting out for the quaint neighbourhood of Kalamaja. This route shows Tallinn's history at its finest. It's highlight stop is the Estonian Open Air Museum, a living, working, open-air recreation of an 18th-century rural village.