Tours Andres is Doing
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
Andres has studied culture theories and theology thus working at Traveller is no surprise. We take pride in being one of the biggest employers of graduates of those fields in Estonia.
He has spent his years gathering a wide array of experiences. He has been a voluntary social worker in Zambia, worked as a tour guide in a museum, and been a mascot for a Finnish alcohol company. Andres says he has picked every fruit agriculture has to offer, mostly in boiling heat in Australia.
Among weirder activities he is proud of he once cosplayed a monk for two weeks and lived in an old monastery (in October and medieval monasteries don’t have radiators) and he once spent two months during winter living in an apartment with 5C. Strangely he seems to somehow be stuck in cold temperatures a lot.
He buys and sells used books and dreams of one day owning a bookshop. At his free time, Andres likes to spend time with his dog named Neighbour or Naaber in Estonian.
Andres is humorous and loves to talk about personal memories and experiences to sights on the tour, these memories are mostly embarrassing. Indulge him.
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The tour and guide was fantastic. Joined the tour because loved to Viru Vog but other things were also good. Lunch at local home / museum was special.
The tour is really nice. Andres is very knowledgable about the Estonian area and the history and he has a lot of funny little joke and story to keep us entertained. The locations the tour took us on the way is also quite interesting and we would never know of such interesting places if not for the tour. 5/5, you will definitely get your money worth with this tour.
This tour shows you a lot on what would be a dull journey by an ordinary bus on main roads. In Latvia you get the novelty of the former Soviet bobsleigh track, which is still in use, quaint small town life at Cesis and a quiet forest by a river beach in a nerdy national park. On the Estonian side there is a museum telling the history of the 20th century from a distinctly Estonian perspective and a ruined caste at Viljandi completely with a giant swing that all ages can play on. Our guide was very friendly and informative
I found this good idea on Trip Advisor: instead of going straigth from Riga to Tallin, make a relaxed trip with a mini bus and enjoy a different prospective of baltic republics. Our guide was Andreas who drives very confortably, tells the history with many accurate details, takes you to a good restaurant without spending too money, is really a smart guide. Me and my daughter enjoyed this trip and in the end hr took us just under our residence in tallin. It' a wonderful idea going with traveller tours between the capitals. Enjoy it!
An excellent excursion with lots of interesting and diverse locations. Andres was a great guide.
We had a wonderful trip with our excellent guide who was knowledgeable and humorous in equal part. Saw lots of interesting countryside and places you wouldn’t normally see when just visiting big cities
We learned so much about the history of the Baltic region and of Estonia, and how the people live. Andres was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Also, he was a good and careful driver. We enjoyed seeing the countryside, the national park, and the small towns along the way. The bobsled run and the museum were not for us, but some people might like them. As a suggestion, we would rather have had at least some part of the trip along the coast, if such a thing is possible, given the time constraints of the day.
Anders was super nicely guided this tour. Highly recommended:) don't miss it
A fascinating day. A chance to see other parts of Estonia, outside of Tallinn, both the coast and still recent history left by the Russians. Better yet, the chance to spend a day in conversation with a local. We had a great guide who absolutely made the day a treat and provided real insight.
Overall a day very well spent. Wonderful scenery throughout the park. Bog hike and time spent on baltic shore villages were top highlights. The company was also great. Katerine and Andres are both really great guides who are very knowledgeable about nature and Estonian History.
Great tour great guide great peeps yall need to check out these bogs yo.
My wife & I were picked up from our Vilnius hotel on time. Group comprised only 3. Tour guide (Andrea's? ..) was very informative throughout the tour, interesting, amusing, safe driving and telling us of his personal life as a Lithuanian. We were given sufficient 'free time' at sites to explore for ourselves. We were dropped off at our Riga hotel on time at the end of a most enjoyable day. We were so impressed with the tour that we decided to take a similar tour/transfer between Riga & Tallinn. I'm more than happy to recommend a Traveller day tour from Vilnius to Riga to others.
My 66 year old mom and I had a great time. The van was comfortable and interesting sights were included in the tour. The bobsleigh track was not as steep as it looked and my mom who wasn't exactly agile could walk on it. The restaurant served tasty lunch at reasonable price. The sights in Viljandi, Valga, Cēsis, and Sigulda were interesting and so the 12-hour tour did not feel dragged on.
Andres is such a humorous and wonderful guide. We enjoyed listening to history from him, very inspiring. Also we had a ridiculously tasty lunch. This tour is packed with unsurpassed natural beauty and historical sites. We had so much fun and glad that we had visited many picturesque places on our way from Tallinn to Riga!
We are a group of 4 pairs and booked a full day tour with traveller tours from Tallinn to Riga. Our driver was Andres and the bus was pretty new and comfortable. The drive included some stops on interresting places , like ruins, old castle, museeum , cliffs a.s.o.. when we arrived in Riga we were already tired from the long drive. Andres was a very good driver and guide .
Just such an interesting and varied day. Andres was so knowledgeable and told us the history of Estonia and Latvia in an amusing and often moving way. Highly recommended and an unforgettable experience.
This day out in the National Park went very quickly and good to get out of the city, a complete contrast. Our guide was knowledgeable witty & informative. The first part of the walk through the bogs was incredible the safe duck boards allowed one to look around and absorp everything around up until the viewing tower. Then the duckboards became the never ending two planks balancing act. I just had to concentrate at my age 64yrs on my feet and getting to the end. It was both interesting and sad the history of Estonia the manor houses going to ruin. The fishing villages were idyllic and the choice of restaurant for lunch hit the spot. A day trip out I would recommend, take insect repellent I came back with over 20 mosquito bites.
A great tour through the National Park with many magic moments und a well informed and funny guide! I can recommend it to anyone!
The tour was a lot of fun. Great views and interesting stories. Thanks for keeping it entertaining. The lunch was amazing and much better than some regular-type restaurant. I really loved the 6-person swing and wish I got photos of me on it. More reason to go back!
Lovely day trip to get out of the city and see more of Estonia. Great guide who was super friendly and very informative.
We were a group of eight and we had a nice day. We weren't to many people and the van was big enough for all of us. Our guide seemed qualified and was really nice. He answered every question we had and shared a lot of information. The view at the prison was breathtaking and totally worth the trip. It was a nice combination for us - cliffs, old sovjet place, a waterfall and an old plane.
We had Andres as our guide. He was knowledgable and friendly. It was great having a mini tour at each stop with a proper tour guide. At one point the van started beeping and he said it beeps all the time but we should stop to check it - and it really was a flat tire! After changing it, I think we were still able to fit in all the planned stops. This is by far the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga. It’s so good I’m doing the same trip from Riga to Vilnius! Don’t worry if the trip has it been confirmed, they said quite often people sign up last minute, so hang in there! Someone on our trip book it months in advance and they only got the minimum number needed for the trip the day before the trip!
had a amazing day, paddled in a bog, and had a go on an estonian swing!
love it, got to paddle in a river and walk down part of a bobsleigh track!
Really good, well-paced day with travellers of all ages and from many nations. Excellent guide who made sure everyone was included and kept the information coming in an engaging way. Loved it!
Excellent tour! The day was packed with things to see. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave lots of background information. Highly recommended!
We had a really nice trip with our guide Andres. We had a lot of interesting stops. Along the way we could ask him everything about the history or random questions about Estonian trivia. He really is a knowledgable guide. Recommended to all travellers, young to old, everyone is welcome.
Highly recommend it if you are travelling from Talinn to Riga or the other way around! Great way to get from one city to another and see some things on the road+you will learn more about the country and the people. Natural park and bobsled place was my favourite. The guide was friendly and knew a lot of stuff, also funny and could answer all our questions. There were 6 of us in the group and this is perfect since there are not too many people. They offer you water on the way and lunch is organised in a local restaurant which was also nice, tasty food (not included in the price but reasonable prices). We went on another city tour with this tour operator as well and were very satisfied with it, so I highly recommend travelling with them! All the guides we had were kind, knowledgeable and funny. PS: I am the worst with names, but I think the guide name was Andres :) the guy with glasses who owns a cute white dog and travels a lot :D
A pleasant way to explore Estonia and Latvia country side. We had 6 adults , 2 kids and 14 luggages. We found the pacing and the stops are quite appropriate for the 5-hour driving time.
Andres is a great storyteller and shared Estonian history in a way that was highly memorable! Fortunately, the weather was great and I would highly recommend this tour. :)
It was a well planned and well executed trip
The tour was brilliant, we really enjoyed it, the stops were really interesting and the tour guide was really knowledgeable and gave us loads of extra information, also very friendly and funny, we would recommend to anyone wanting to sightsee between Riga and Tallinn.
We have experienced the day in Lahemaa National Park and really loved it. First of all, the nature is just gorgeous, even in early March. We also liked the content of excursion, had enough time for taking pictures and just enjoy the scenery. The whole atmosphere was very relaxing. Loved our guide as well. Andres, greetings from Russia :)
We booked a private tour from Riga to Tallinn. Right on time our guide Andres arrived at our hotel. Andres is extremely knowledgeable and has a vibrant personality that made the day spent with him a real pleasure. Despite freezing temperatures and snow we covered all the wonderful sights on our itinerary before the early dark of winter descended. The day was the highlight of our European trip.
Andres is an accommodative, friendly and caring guide. We went to the bob sledding track to see and understand the sport. Fauna’s National park. The local cosy homey cafe for lunch. Cesis town. Viljandi town and head to Tallinn. You are able to see and visit places that you don't know and have difficult to get to. Andres even took us to our hostel to save us the time. I really liked this tour and feel so happy it took it.
An excellent day with a knowledgeable and funny guide. Highly recommended! If you’re going from Riga to Tallinn or viceversa it’s a must!
Great guide (Andres), fun sights and tons of snow!
I really enjoyed the trip between the two capitals. Andres did a great job of keeping things informative and fun. Even though the sun sets so early in December, we made great time and managed to see a ton. I’m happy I rearranged my trip itinerary so that I was able to take this tour. If you only have 3 days to spend in Estonia and Latvia, it’s a phenomenal way to see several other towns and cities that you otherwise would’ve missed. You truly get an appreciation for the diversity of the countries’ landscapes and rich histories.
My best friend and I had a REALLY wonderful time on this tour! We were only in the Baltics for a week, so decided to take the Tallinn to Riga tour in order to maximize our time and really be able to see more of Estonia and Latvia, rather than just skipping from one city to the next. We are so glad that we went on this tour! Andres is hilarious and so knowledgeable - we really enjoyed getting to know him as well as our fellow travelers. He was able to elaborate more on Estonian history and culture, and we walked away feeling so much more familiar about Estonia. Thank you Andres and Traveller for an amazing tour!
I had a great trip between Tallinn and Riga. Andres did a very good job as our tour guide. Very interesting to get deeper into the history and geography of Estonia and Latvia. Very good tour. That day i also met lovely people :)