Marii, just like a lot of us, is a social science graduate. Her thesis consisted of - we assume - thinking about things. According to the graduation paper she received, we can now proudly call her a philosopher!
She is also a redneck, i.e. someone not originally from Tallinn, having been raised by the wolves in some strange place halfway between Tallinn and the Moon. All things considered, she has adjusted remarkably well to the Tallinn way of life, and to the human civilization in general.
A degree in philosophy doesn't really offer a young person like Marii that much options on the work force, thus becoming a manager and partner at Tallinn Traveller Tours seemed like a good idea to her. She is in charge of almost everything related to tours, guides and offering a great service, meaning she pretty much cries any time we receive great feedback from tourists.
Somehow, she is capable of happily answering the phone at 3AM or 8PM, in a way she works 24/7, but always with a smile. Marii is also the voice of reason in the office, but she keeps the spirits up and doesn't forget why she's in this like of work. No matter how difficult the task, smiling is a natural state for her.
To summarize, she is the calm Yin to the rest of the team’s turbulent Yang. Also, she is remarkably cool for a country girl.
My husband and I joined the walking tour on 3rd September. What a great guide Marii was. She was proud of her city, very knowledgeable and amusing. Although we had been to Tallinn in 2011 we visited parts of the city on the walking tour we had not seen before. Definitely worth doing this 2 hour walk if you visit this beautiful city. Thank you Marii.
I sincerely recommend this tour. We joined the Free Tour on the 7th of September 2015. Our guide, Marii, was wonderful. Despite the strongly rainy weather, she kept a great attitude and made an almost 2 hours long tour showing us Tallinn. Thank you Marii and Tallinn Traveller Tours!
I booked a 5 hr. walking + car tour via the Internet. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks before my tour my travel plan changed and I ended up not visiting Estonia. Even though the deadline had passed, Marii refunded my deposit as a goodwill gesture. She was also very responsive and prompt with her replies to all my queries. I look forward to touring with this company in the future given how professional these people are.
My buddy and I signed up for the pub crawl with Tallinn Traveller Tours and were not disappointed. Marii and Kristiina were our extremely friendly and accommodating guides. They showed us several places that the locals frequent and gave us great insight into Tallinn history and culture. We would not hesitate to book a tour with Tallinn Traveller in the future. Thanks again!
I want to thank Jevgeni for a wonderful day tour in Narva. We learned so much- in his calm was of speaking he was able to explain the history and plight of Estonia . He was a real professional, always smiling and accomodating. Highly recommended as was Marii who organized this for us. I shall use their services again for other trips, as I am presently living in Tallinn and want to see and learn as much as posible while here.