Tours Kert is Doing
Complete Tallinn Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and other main sights in just five hours.
Kert has studied history like most of the staff of Traveller Tours. He is a philosopher stuck in thought at one second who can turn into a humorist and a showman with the blink of an eye.
He is an experienced alpine skier and a used to do acting as a hobby. He has even won a prize for mimicking a former Estonian prime minister (yeah, we give out prizes for that). Kert also likes to think of himself as a semi-professional crowd-surfer and stage-diver who is willing to travel abroad to see his favourite bands play. He actually plans on becoming a teacher one day.
Kert's vast work experience includes but is not limited to working as a journalist, archeologist, lifeguard, organ builder's assistant and a carpenter. He also only claims to need one match to set up a bonfire, coincidentally, that's how many matches he has on Tinder.
Kert's tours are a one-man stand-up show that will never cease to amaze - historic facts fixed with satire and improv will sum up to a great day out.
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
See the Estonian countryside and Tallinn Old Town all in one day. Perfect for cruise passengers.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Riga.
Discover desolate medieval and Soviet wonders during your quest to the border of Russia.
Avasta koos kolleegidega ja sõpradega Haapsalu ja Läänereanniku võlud!
Spend an exciting winter day at a husky farm!
Discover the coastal cliffs amidst the wilderness and the old Soviet military town Paldiski.
Experience the spirit of Tartu and see the romantic town of Viljandi in just one day.
Discover western coast and probably the most beautiful town in Estonia - Haapsalu.
See why the Guardian listed Hiiumaa as one of the best European islands… that you’ve never heard of.
We had a great day with Kert and especially enjoyed the abandoned town, which looked great in the snow! It's a long day but there's plenty to see and it's an excellent way to see a bit more of the country outside Tallinn. Kert was a nice guy and a great driver too!
Great solo tour with Kert to the northeast of Estonia. A fascinating day of history both ancient and recent in a beautiful part of Europe. So much to see and do in a land of contrasts. Expect your preconceptions to be challenged, and enjoy a fun day out. Kert is an exceptional guide - knowledgeable, witty, accommodating and fun.
Stopped by a few otherwise would have been cumbersome to see spots along the way. Viljanda and Cesis were my favourite!!
Friendly, good food on the way., pleasant journey 🎉
Great way of getting from Tallinn to Riga, really enjoyed seeing the countryside and especially the mini hike in the national park. Kert was lovely, full of fascinating information and very friendly, he made every effort to let us take nice photos en route. Excellent food at the lunch stop! Thank you
A very kind guide and a great experience
Our guide Kert met us at the cruise terminal. The tour was in a comfortable van which was well air-conditioned. Kert first took us to the Old Town where he gave us a lot of information about its history. We then went to Catherine's Palace, followed by the Song Festival Grounds. We concluded the tour with a brief visit to Pirita beach. A pleasant shore excursion which made us fall in love with Tallinn.
The tour was good in some respects, and I’m not sorry we took it, but I have some complaints, and overall it could have been better. We are not fussy, but the condition of the car we rode in was borderline unacceptable. It smelled bad. Our guide was informative and knowledgeable, and did a great job explaining Estonian history and culture, but he didn’t take us along Pikk Street, which is sort of unconscionable. Fortunately I had my guide book with me, and we had time after the tour to return there and see it, but we might have missed it if I hadn’t been paying attention. Two things would have helped. First, if as a tour operator, you know that you are recommended by Rick Steves, then you should be sure to cover all the sights mentioned in his book, unless there is a good reason not to. Second, provide a map and an overview of what we’re going to be doing at the outset. It really helps to get oriented and to have a rough idea of what’s coming next. We did privately-led tours at every stop our cruise ship made, and this was the only one that didn't meet a high standard (especially with respect to the car).
We decided to do this tour to escape the city and explore the natural elements of Estonia. Our guide Kert was very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was laid back and very enjoyable. Lunch was fantastic at one of the private houses that also contained a private maritime museum. The walk through the viru bog was a truly unique travel experience!
This was a great trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and created a fun, relaxed environment. If you're going from Tallinn to Riga, this is a unique way to see more of the sites and enjoy a the journey.
Collect by Kert and Ian in Tallinn, two really nice guys who were so easy to talk to . They told us about the history of Latvia and Estonia and everything inbetween. It was a beautiful day and the guides brought us to Parnu and we did some shopping , had our lunch and later went swimming in the Baltic... Amazing. We made the most of our last day and we were dropped off at the Riga airport , happy and satified that we got to see so much.
When me and a friend reserved a place on this tour, we expected it to be pretty commercial and impersonal, however a good alternative to taking the standard bus from Riga to Tallinn. However it was one of the highlights of our overall trip, Kert and Jaan gave this tour the personal touch that made the experience relaxed and fun. It felt as though they put as much effort as they could in to making the tour a success, the knowledge that they both had and the personal touches they added were what turned a potentially bland tour in to an utter success. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody wanting to experience the more hidden parts of these two beautiful countries.
We enjoyed our trip. The guide was amazing and gave insights of all the places enroute. Totally recommend.
We have been so lucky with the sunny weather but that wasn't all that was great about this tour. Loved the diversity of sites we were visiting - a perfect combination of nature and history! Kert was very knowledgeable and gave us an honest and personal inside into Estonian history and daily life. Thanks again for this great experience, Kert!
Lahemaa National Park is very beautiful, we had stunning weather and could enjoy everything. The guide was very friendly and helpful and told us many things about Lahemaa, Tallinn, Estonia and the whole region. Definitely a must do in Estonia.
Un bel tour soprattutto la tappa del Gauja national park, opinabile la scelta del museo militare di Valga per le scritte solo in estone. La guida era molto preparata, ma dava lunghe spiegazioni parlando molto velocemente perciò, avendo una limitata conoscenza dell'inglese, a volte non riuscivo ad ascoltare completamente il discorso.
I am really glad I got to do the national park tour. Tallinn's old town seems to be getting the global attention for being one of the most underrated travel destinations, but I would say I was even more blown away by the nature (beautiful bogs) and the small fishing village of Estonia. My guide Kert was very knowledgeable, friendly and very funny! I felt that I could get a better perspective of life in Estonia/ Tallinn. I would recommend this tour to anyone about to visit Tallinn. This tour was the highlight of my trip! It really made me want to come back to explore the country/culture more. Thanks again Kert!
Thank you so much for an amazing journey into the past Soviet history of the country. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to spend 9 hours with! He was a great driver, really making us feel comfortable and safe and knew when to chat and when to let us snooze! A really good way to travel between two fantastic and very different cities, getting to see some more of the countries and learn their history along the way with a fabulous stop for lunch.
We had a great trip with our guide who was incredibly informative, friendly and really made the tour. This is a great way to see both Latvia and Estonia from a different perspective and the history and local knowledge that our guide provided was fantastic. The stops were really varied and we were thankful to have seen some unique sights along the way. Thank you again for a great day trip and we would recommend this to anyone doing the journey from Riga to Tallinn or vice versa.
Excellent day trip outside of Tallinn. Definitely recommend it. Excellent guide (Kert) and we really enjoyed it. A little bit expensive though considering the tour operator didn’t have additional expenses other than the guide and transport
It was a fabulous experience, made memorable by our guide Kert
Great day from start to finish. Our your guide Kert was brilliant. Loads of information given about each place visited. This is an alternative insight into Estonia. Some really unexplored places to visit. Quarry visit was fantastic! Going home to Scotland with great memories.
Our guide was great, his explanation was interesting. If you arrived prepared about what you would like to see, they really try to take you there. I suggest it 😊
We took the traveller tours bus from Riga to Tallinn. It was the best choice! We had an amazing trip with lots of nice stops at different spots which were all really worth it to see! Thanks to Traveller Tours and especially to Kert who made this experience possible :) he also was very funny, we could ask questions whenever we wanted to. In general it was just very nice to have a talk with him. We definitely would choose this option to travel from Riga to Tallinn again!
An absolutely perfect day! We were greeted at our hotel at the arranged time by our guide for the day - really sorry but I can't exactly remember his name, (hockey-mask guy on the posters in Tallinn!). He was brilliant - very informative and extremely friendly. Visit to the waterfall was worth many stunning pictures. The husky farm was an unforgettable visit, plenty time to meet the owner and all the dogs - again, very informative and welcoming. Sled ride was marvellous. My son didn't want to leave!
Estonia is a small country. The "Lahemaa National Park day tour" is a very good experience if you cannot make a few days tour. It introduces you some typical things. The small track was cool, the froze waterfall was amazing and the lunch in the museum was also unforgetable. But above the all Kert (our cute guide) was perfect. His short stories and explanations were full of charm.
This tour was well worth the time. As newcomers to Eastern Europe, my friend and I were very excited at every stop of this tour. Each site was unique and interesting, and there was a nice blend of nature, history, and fun attractions. My favorite part of the tour was the National Park, but all had different strengths. Our tour guide, Kert, was very knowledgeable and fun, and I would definitely take another tour with the company!
We were lucky enough to have Kert as our guide for the day. His history knowledge was incredible and was able to introduce us to a glimpse into Estonian and Tallinn from centuries ago to this day. Kert has a wonderful sense of humour and very well travelled himself - so his tour was much more than an ABC of a place and a drive by and wave of key attractions you might often find with tour companies. Well done Kert and thank you.
Just a great tour not to mention an informative and traveler-smart way to get between Riga and Vilnius. We saw so many things and just had a wonderful time. Kert was awesome!! It doesn‘t get better than a great tour with a great guide. We really recommend it!
Stumbled on this trip while planning our route from Tallinn to Riga. Friendly staff for booking. Kert was our tour guide. He was charming and extremely knowledgable and passionate about culture and history of Estonia and Latvia. This was a very long day but totally worthwhile! Saw some sights we would never see usually. I would recommend this tour as a great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga. Kert for tour guide of the year!!
We booked pretty last minute to go on the Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski Tour and Traveller Tours sorted it all out for us really quickly and the tour couldn't have been better! We were picked up in the morning by Kert who was awesome! He knew all the answers to our barrage of questions and did it all with a smile on his face and many laughs along the way. The trip certainly packed in lots of interesting things to see over the course of the day including soviet bunkers and buildings, a monastery, waterfalls and probably our favourites .... Rummu prison and quarry as well as the soviet cargo plane. This trip was one of the highlights of our time Estonia and well worth checking out.
I don't recall how my daughter found Traveller Tours when we were planning a trip to Estonia; but I'm glad she did. By us, small-group tours with local guides win hands-down over both large, cookie-cutter "highlight" tours done in lockstep with others, and the DIY approach with its inevitable false starts, lost time, and missed possibilities. We did two TT tours while in Estonia: one to Viljandi and the university town of Tartu, the other to the resort area around Haapsalu. Our respective guides, Kert and Marju, were graduate students fluent in English with an excellent grasp of both Estonian and European history and a good handle on the particulars of each site we visited. On the Viljandi/Tartu trip, we three had Kert to ourselves. So it effectively was a private tour at a group-tour price. On the Haapsalu trip, we had a congenial group of eight plus Marju. In both cases, we had plenty of time to talk and ask questions along the way; and we learned a great deal. Should we have a second opportunity to visit Estonia, we would happily go on more Traveller Tours. Thanks, Kert and Marju and colleagues, for doing such a great job!
Kert Oun was the guide for an extremely enjoyable and educational outing from Tallinn to Narva and many sites with buildings from the Soviet era. A history buff, he went in depth on each site and the history of Estonia and it's people. He was also highly respectful of the local people during our visits to various towns. Don't miss this tour if you can manage it, especially if Kert is the guide.
This was a 7 hour trip with plenty of stops. Good to see different parts of Estonia. The waterfall was beautiful. The roads were so quiet. The Russian aspect is such recent history. We also had lunch in an old Tavern in Russian Paldiski - dumplings! Our tour guide Kert made the trip very enjoyable and we got to know quite a bit about Estonian life. Well worth the money, a good day out.
I attended Narva tour and it was a great experience for me! We visited places I would not be able to discover on my own, a spooky abandoned village and a huge former cotton factory, historical soviet buildings, castle on the very boarder with Russia and other cool places where the time has stopped and we could "taste" the forgotten fame from the past. Kert was a very nice guide with knowledge of the history and explained to us all the interesting background of the places. He was very friendly and together with other tourists, the tour turned to an exciting trip of friends.
Travelling with Kert and Isabel has been a great pleasure. The day-tour has been filled with information about this out-of-the-way part of Estonia - historical as well as modern times have been covered by the profund knowledge of Kert. Both guides were great company (as were the other guest) and I had lots of fun. And thanks for the safe driving. Thanks again and all the best to you
I took the tour to Narva last year with Kert as a tour guide. What I enjoyed the most was that there was never a rush, unlike most other tours I have been to. Kert had answers to all my questions. We all got along really well and it felt like I was travelling with a group of friends. Narva tour would be a perfect fit for someone who is interested in soviet era and exploring abandoned places. Everything was excellent!
We had a private tour with Kert last week from Tallinn to Narva. We enjoyed the full day with excellent guiding to historic places. Ingrid and Claes
It was the most exciting national park that I ever visited!
We booked this full-day tour online in advance in order to see something different and spend a day with a local, away from the Capital. We were too sure what to expect, but found the experience well worth our time and the expense. We inquired about changing the date of the booking by a day due to more favorable weather and also asked about changing our final payment from cash to credit card and they effortlessly agreed. Our guide, Kert, was very timely, courteous and accommodating to our requests throughout the day. He provided good and interesting commentary and answered our many questions with plenty of details. Complements to Kert and Tallinn Traveller Tours for a job well done.
We visit Tallinn every year in February and booked a private tour to Haapsalu (our flights were on dates of regular tour) and it really was an excellent day out, well worth the extra cost. Kert, our guide, was great - we chatted about all sorts of aspects of Estonian life, and he was so knowledgable about the interesting places we visited - and got as excited as we did when we drove across the ice-road on the Baltic!! Communication before our trip was excellent and we were so pleased we did it. Definitely will be booking another tour to another part of this beautiful and fascinating country when we come back next year. Thank you so much for a great day out.
Estonia is a wonderful country with amazing nature, sightseeings and interesting history. I love it and want to come back! Kert is an awesome guide with a lot of knowledge of history, able to answer every question and the tour with him is an adventure full of laughter, fun, stories and very friendly atmosphere. Kert is a safe driver, speaks excellent English and always cares about participants´ needs and wishes.. the best guy to explore beautiful Eestimaa with :) Thank you very much !!!
I had a superb tour to a lot of places at Lahemaa National Park with Kert. This tour caused definitely the wish to return to Estonia for more places at the countryside. Kert is an expert at the region because he grew up locally. He is also a historian who knows interesting facts about visited places (as Kert has also studied in Cologne, Germany where I live, I also got a view of Cologne carnival from an Estonian)
We took the Lahemaa National Park day tour. It was a very full and varied day, with a range of interesting and entertaining experiences. The mixture of nature and history was very good. Kert, our excellent guide, put everyone at ease and had a gift for explaining Estonian history. His knowledge of nature and Estonia was also very broad. His driving was also perfect.
I did a Lahemaa National Park day tour with Kert as my guide. He was absolutely fantastic. Not only was he knowledgeable with the history of Estonia, he is a fun guide as well. I have experienced playing on the traditional Estonian swing and had so much fun with it. Thank you so much Kert for giving me such an unforgettable experience in Tallinn.
It was an amazing day in the Lahemaa National Park with Kert. He is a professional guide with a lot of knowledge of Estonian history. He tells with passion and humor and brings a lot of personal experience with it. The national park is really amazing and wonderful place and if you go to Tallinn, this tour should be in your program.
We made the Lahemaa National Park tour today. Our guide was Kert. Not only did he amaze us with his thorough knowledge of Estonian history that he happily shared with us, he also managed to return 100% of the participants for the first time in his career - what a keeper! ;) The whole tour felt like an exciting road trip with friends from different nationalities and at different ages. Thank you very much!
Kert was a great guide. Made us feel very comfortable. He was charming, funny, and informative. We had a great time and can recommend him highly. Best of luck, Kert, we'll send friends! We just loved Estonia!