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Tallinn Song Festival Grounds Tours

The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Lauluvӓljak) was the site of one of the most stirring events in Estonian history. Here, in September of 1988, 300,000 people (more than a quarter of the country’s population) filled the grounds for the Song of Estonia festival. Together they sang patriotic hymns and demanded independence in what later became known as the Singing Revolution. Two years later, half a million people came to the festival grounds for the Estonian Song Festival, which was the last major event before Estonia finally gained its independence.

The open-air amphitheater has an official capacity of around 100,000 and hosts the Estonian Song Festival every five years in July, as well as regular rock concerts. The festival was established in 1869, along with the Estonian National Awakening, a period when the country was still under the rule of the Russian Empire. The festival is one of the world’s largest amateur choral events, usually featuring more than 25,000 singers and an audience of at least 100,000.

Next to the concert arena is the 137-foot (42-meter) Song Ground Light Tower where every song festival is opened by the lighting of a flame atop the tower. A photo exhibition of song festival history lines the tower’s staircase and there is an observation platform at the top where you can get excellent views of the Old Town and even, on clear days, the coast of Finland.

The grounds are around two miles east of Tallinn’s old town center, past Kadriorg Park, and are free to visit.

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Tallinn City Private Tour, Tallinn, null
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Tallinn City Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 1.5 hours, we will drive around the ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.05
Medieval Tallinn: Day Trip from Helsinki Including Lunch, Helsinki, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Medieval Tallinn: Day Trip from Helsinki Including Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Depart Helsinki in the morning by ferry and embark on a full-day trip to medieval Tallinn, Estonia's fascinating capital city. Let your professional ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $211.60
Shore Excursion: Old Town Tallinn and Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside, Tallinn, Day Trips
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Shore Excursion: Old Town Tallinn and Kadriorg-Pirita Seaside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Maximize your time in Tallin with this shore excursion to Old Town and Kadriorg-Pirita. See Kadriorg Park, the palace built by Peter the Great for Catherine ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.83
Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita, Tallinn, Ports of Call Tours
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Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore the best Tallinn highlights with a 5-hour guided tour, in a group limited to 26 people. Discover the best-known landmarks of the Old Town, and see how ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
3-Hour Private Tour of Tallinn, Tallinn, Ports of Call Tours
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3-Hour Private Tour of Tallinn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover both medieval and modern Tallinn on this 3-hour, private tour. By foot and air-conditioned vehicle, explore the city's neighborhoods, from Kadriog ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.95
City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Tallinn, Private Sightseeing Tours
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City Sightseeing Tallinn Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Embark on an adventure through the incredible city of Tallinn on an iconic open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus! The tour includes 8 stops for ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 1 to 3 days

From USD $23.38
Tallinn Sightseeing Tour by Coach and Foot, Tallinn, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Tallinn Sightseeing Tour by Coach and Foot

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Discover enchanting Tallinn, the capital of Estonia with a fascinating past, on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Your guide will show you all of the sights of ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.07
Private Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita, Tallinn, Walking Tours
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita

Explore the best of Tallinn's highlights in five hours with a comprehensive private tour with your own professional guide and private driver. With ample ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.50
Private: 4-Hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Mostly Driving and Little Walking, Tallinn, Ports of Call ... 
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Private: 4-Hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Mostly Driving and Little Walking

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoyable bus tour which enables you to see the best city highlights of Tallinn without putting too much effort in walking. Your guide will be greeting you at ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.50
Private: 5-hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Marzipan Painting and Town Wall Visit, Tallinn, Private ... 
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Private: 5-hour Best of Tallinn Tour with Marzipan Painting and Town Wall Visit

Great tour for families with kids – it will introduce you the city through playful atmosphere and the wonderful legends. During the tour you will also create ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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