Jaan-Kristjan Ambassador of Happiness. Also a Senior Tour Guide

Jaan-Kristjan (also known as JK) is highly energetic and enthusiastic; he sometimes doesn’t even know himself where he gets his energy from. You can watch him leap from place to place as he tells you all about the twists and turns of the Estonian history or shares his insight about life in Estonia. He has a hard earned degree in history and is also an avid homebrewer who dreams of one day starting his own brewery in Estonia. If you let him he’ll happily tell you about the Estonian craft beer revolution and the different beers you should try or bars you should visit while you’re here (you can also ask about wine but he’ll tell you beer is better).

Jaan-Kristjan is from the second biggest and the most awesome town in Estonia – Tartu. During his spare time you can find him in Tartu either crouching over a cauldron or more likely a kettle frantically brewing a new batch of beer to share with his friends, reading a history book (or any book, really) in his backyard. When he is not in Tartu – as usually tends to be the case –he could be anywhere in the world because he loves travelling.

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What people say about Jaan-Kristjan

Rated No. 1 Tours in Tallinn by TripAdvisor

"Learned so much about the Baltic history, culture, and customs."

The tour with Jaan-Kristjan from Riga to Talinn was the best part of our Baltic vacation. Jaan was outgoing, polite, and knowledgeable as a historian-in-training, with a great sense of humor. We not only saw the beautiful countryside of both Latvia and Estonia on the way, but also learned so much about the Baltic history, culture, and customs. Thanks Jaan for the memorable experience and we hope to see you again when we go back to Estonia in the future!

"Book your cruise shore tour with them"

Our family of 6 wanted a tour where we could walk the old city and also see other sights like the summer palace. In addition, we had special dietary needs. John (getting his Master's in History) was such an amazing host. He met us off the ship and both drove and walked us around. He brought us to a great restaurant for a gluten free lunch. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. Don't hesitate to book your cruise shore tour with them. Much better than what is offered on the ship.

"If you like getting some physical activity while learning, take this tour"

The Laheema National Park tour was amazing! Highlights included going behind Estonia's tallest waterfall, and swimming in a bog lake. Our guide, Jon, was fantastic! He was knowledgable, funny, and thoughtful. If you like getting some physical activity while learning, you should definitely take this tour.

"Great tour with a great guide"

On May 31 took the tour from Tallinn to Riga. Great tour with a great guide - Jaan.

"An Estonian would say it was "pretty OK""

We stayed in Tallinn for 4 days and enjoyed both the free city tours with Heli and the day-trip to Lahemaa National Park with John. An Estonian would say it was "pretty OK", which means in English "Wonderful". We still have the excellent taste of smoked salmon in the mouth ;-). Thanks for allowing us to have learned more about your country!

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