Tours Martin is Doing
Lahemaa National Park
Discover the thick forests and picturesque coastline of Lahemaa that hold many curious secrets.
Martin is studying history at the university of Tartu, so he’s really into old stuff. The older the better, really. He could go on for hours about different invasions, treaties, movements, spheres of influence and assassination plots. If it’s old, chances are he’s heard about it. Martin has been known to brag that he can recite all of the Roman emperors by heart, but nobody has actually heard him do it. He also likes to go around and tell people how tall Joseph Stalin really was.
When he’s not driving people to national parks, medieval monasteries, creepy abandoned prisons or derelict Soviet military bases, he can be found sitting behind a computer and writing about nerdy things. On his spare time, Martin is a writer and an editor for Level1, an Estonian video game website. This means that he has probably slain more dragons, consumed more potions and fought more space aliens (albeit virtually) than most people will in their entire lifetime. Other than that, he can be found lounging in the garden behind his house in the small town of Keila, reading the latest Stephen King novel. Or telling his increasingly annoyed neighbour how tall Joseph Stalin really was.
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and other main sights in just five hours.
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Discover the coastal cliffs amidst the wilderness and the old Soviet military town Paldiski.
Coming with a Cruise? See the Old Town and Kadriorg or Kalamaja in just four hours.
Hear the colorful tales of Tallinn and its history without getting dizzy with the dates and figures.
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and Kalamaja in just three hours.
Discover western coast and probably the most beautiful town in Estonia - Haapsalu.
A walk through the haunted Old Town with spooky ghost stories, legends and old myths.
See the Estonian countryside and Tallinn Old Town all in one day. Perfect for cruise passengers.
Discover desolate medieval and Soviet wonders during your quest to the border of Russia.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Discover a whole new Tallinn with its wooden houses, hidden spots and Soviet industrial landscapes.
Learn about Estonian culture and identity while riding through the parks and picturesque seaside.
Spend an exciting winter day at a husky farm!
Don't mind a bigger tour group? Free things always attract more crowd but the more the merrier.
During my recent visit to Estonia, I decided to take up the bus tour from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide was Martin, who is friendly, kind and full of knowledge. So far I could understood based up on my experience, you can ask him any questions on history, science, economics, local culture/tradition, food, politics, hidden stunning destinations… in short your best partner in travel. He answered patiently to everyone’s query during our road trip along with his sweet smile. He is certainly the best in his domain and great guide to show you around. Highly recommended!! Thank you Martin for your time and sharing your knowledge.
Thank you Martin for the interesting tour today! I have learned a lot about Tallinn which I would not have discovered on my own. I definitely recommend this tour.
We had a great tour with Martin. He told us about the city and the history of the country, but also about the culture and ways of leaving of the Estonian.
Tour Tallinn - Riga in July: Martin was a great guide, knew this much about culture, history, ... Was really fun listening to him... GREAT TOUR! THANKS!!!!!!
Excellent tour, would definitely recommend it! We learned a lot, our guide Martin is very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!
We had a free tour with Martin. I have been in many free tours around Europe and this was by the moment, the best... Time passed so quickly listening stories about life in the Soviet era, otto prince tricks, or actual prime minister oddities... Also he speaks very clearly even for those who like me don't speak too much english.
The Tallinn-Riga Tour is absolutely the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga (or the other way)! We got to see so many cool places that we wouldn't have had a chance to visit otherwise. Martin, our guide, was a front of information about Estonian and Latvian history. He was also very helpful when we got to Riga, making sure everyone on the trip got to their lodgings. I highly recommend this tour!
We enjoyed a great free tour of beautiful Tallinn on 7th May. There were a lot of people waiting so I was impressed to see 2 guides turn up, we were split into two groups then off we went. Martin, our guide was brilliant. Although still a large group everyone could hear him and his English was excellent. Apart from the history of Estonia and the info about the places seen on the tour, we also learned about the people during the Soviet days and their love of Dallas on tv and the stamp collecting punks. It was all so interesting and the time flew by. Thank you Martin, I thoroughly recommend the tour.
I really enjoyed my tour with Martin on March 27th, 2016. We learned about Tallinn's history in a very funny and instructive way. Very witty and polite, Martin was a great guide. Thank you
We had a fantastic day... "No sex, no future, but excellent guides and a beautiful country". Thank you Martin for all the stories and funny details. By the way, we just discovered that kiiking already came on Belgian television.... The olympic dream is coming closer :-) Gert, Katrien and Joris
A huge thank you to Martin for a wonderful tour of the old town on October 28th. A fast paced, extremely entertaining and very informative two hours -- it was a perfect introduction to the city. We look forward to visiting again and taking a longer tour with you.
Martin was our guide for the Lahemaa National Park. The park was really great, but we also went to many other places including restored and derelict manor homes, soviet relics etc. Martin was an excellent guide, provided a lot of knowledge and kept us well entertained with his easy going nature.
Martin gives us a fantastic day on 20 August in this free country. Thank you!
Martin was an excellent tour guide. He speaks fluent english. He told us everything we wanted to know, no matter if it was about Estonian politics, the weather, the countryside, sports, becoming independent from the soviet Union and so on. All this informations came along the trip in addition to the Information we expected, when we booked the trip. The last advice we took was the dinner in the "Kukeke" bar in Tallinn. We really enjoyed the day with Martin and the others. The tour is excellent. We can really recommend it to others. Take the chance when it gets offered.
Although there has been a booking problem with my Lahemaa tour they gave me the possibility to enjoy a fantastic costal tour with Martin instead. Many thanks to the team! It has been a great experience in Estonia which I'll never forget. If somebody reading this review has the time to go on the tour I would highly recommend it!
Although not fond of guided tours we did the Laheema National Park Tour because we noticed that hiring a car and following a printed guide was a rather inefficient way to see places of interest. Our guide was Martin and his enthusiasm and background of history studies resulted not only in seeing fabulous places but also in an elaborate commentary on Estonian habits and culture interwoven with anecdotes from the Soviet era. We are so glad we joined this tour!
Warm-hearted Estonians, Martin & Ulane! Yesterday I & my husband joined a Lahema guide tour, which was really wonderful & impressive as a nature lover. Before starting, I sprained my ankle on the way to the Info office in the morning but I just proceeded the journey because I was really looking forward to it. However, the pain was getting stronger as time goes by until I could not walk any more. Our guide Martin was very considerate enough to take care of me & ask how I was at every stop. I liked his extensive knowledge about Estonian history as well as anything we bumped into. One thing that I regretted was my poor understanding of English. I wanna call him professor Martin. After I got back from Lahema, his boss Ulane & her sister spared their time to take me to the ER in the city. They sacrificed their resting hours for me. As a foreigner, I would have been miserable without their help! I wanna come back here again some day & meet them again! Fortunately I got much better today and in a few days I think I can continue my schedule and return home happily. Martin & Ulane will be remembered as antoher kind people of Estonia, which became one of my favorite countries. Pls give me your email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many blessings to all of you!
We booked the trip in de tourist office Our guide was a very sociable man called Martin who was very informative throughout the whole tour.We were taken to lots of places and had a pleasnt lunch on route. The salmon was great. 19july 2015!! Visited July 2015
We booked the Lahemaa National Park tour in Tallinn, it was amazing. Our guide Martin was also very cool. He was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this trip.
We had such an awesome day at the nationalpark lahemaa with martin! :-)
Thank you for a lovely tour of Lahemma Park Our guide, Martin, has got great knowledge of history, and fauna and flora. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. Irena