Tours Laurynas (LT) is Doing
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Laurynas is the human equivalent of a teddy bear passing on hugs and candy to make your day brighter with his presence. If he asks “how are you doing”, he actually genuinely expects an answer.
He studied Finance and Management but besides school, he says life has been more influenced by volunteering in various NGOs, taking self-challenging classes and delivering workshops in different countries across the globe as well as working as a customer service rep for an IT company and as a driver for a deluxe taxi service. Besides this impressive array of experiences and expertise, he can also dance like nobody’s watching.
Having already hitchhiked 11.000km across Europe, hiked 100km in two days on the Camino, ran a full marathon of 42 kilometres with only two months of preparation, Laurynas now dreams of making a minute of uninterrupted eye contact with the Dalai Lama, high-fiving the Pope or hiking around the Lithuanian border.
Laurynas will make sure you see a mixture of important, interesting places on the tour meanwhile telling you fascinating stories of everyday life in the Baltics.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.
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 Riga.
We travelled from Vilnius to Riga. We think that this tour was the best choice during our baltic trip! Lau (our guide) was very kind and friendly and gave a lot of information about the visited places. Moreover, he has a great sense of homour! Although the tour was long (12 hours) it was very interesting and we enjoyed every minute! The other passengers were also very nice, friendly and openminded, it was interesting to talk to each other. We recommend this tour everybody who would like to discover the essential of these countries and get unforgetable memories!
Super nice tour guide, very friendly. Great way to see the south of Latvia and north of Lithuania without going through the hassle of renting a car and everything. I would just say that maybe give a little more time to take pictures and walk around would be a plus but apart from that really great tour
Our wonderful guide, Laurynas, made the day memorable, fun and informative. He provided helpful information at each stop and answered questions fully. He has a passion for Baltic history and pride in his native country of Lithuania. At the very beginning, he had each of us introduce ourselves -- which helped him learn our names and also helped us learn the names of our fellow travelers. We appreciated his candy treats, humor and constant attention to making sure that everyone was doing well and enjoying the day. After he discovered that we all liked music, he took requests during lunch and downloaded songs for the next part of the drive. What a memorable trip singing along with new friends to our favorite songs! Once in Vilnius, he made sure we all reached our lodging places without worry. Laurynus is one of the best guides I've experienced, and I've been fortunate to travel to many countries and places across the United States. He's a keeper!
A great way to get from A to B with a lot of interesting history along the way. Lau was really informative and energetic and went the extra mile to make sure we got the most out of each visit along the route. All 5 stops were well worth seeing and I'd recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about Lithuanian (and Latvian) history and culture.
Lau was one of the most engaging, attentive, and hilarious tour guides we've ever had! Like the other tours with this company, he made the Riga to Vilnius trip lively with personalized stories, but what sets him apart are the treats (several local candies and pastries) and dropping us off to our hotels/AirBnB. He also noticed that one tire was low in air, which he quickly discovered was a flat. He found a local auto mechanic, and we were on our way again in 30 minutes! This tour is well worth the extra time and money.
Well to be honest there was only one misadventure which turned the trip in to and even better one, considering the circumstances. Lao (that's how it sounded and I saw another reviewer spell his name this way) was amazing. SUPER knowledgeable of the sights and areas we went to. Even if he wasn't telling us true stories (which i'm sure he was, because who doesnt believe Americans were the first people to settle in Riga) he told his stories with conviction, which is all i needed. No fake news here. Keep in mind this was a VERY HOT day, so he always made sure we stayed hydrated. Sadly when we were about to leave Kaunas, he did discover the van running low on air pressure and when we went to fill it up, the air didn't hold. BUT, Lao immediately got on the phone and started searching for repair shops and thankfully he found one just a couple blocks away. At the shop we all waited patiently as the tire was getting repaired (30min) which gave the tour group some bonding time. Which was good fun getting to know everyone's story. We had 2 Swedish doctors looking for the New Viagra, 2 teachers from the Netherlands just trying to escape their students, a mother and daughter from Taiwan who were probably on a bonding spirit quest, a young lady from Singapore who just wanted to do all the fun things forbidden in Singapore and not suffer the consequences of corporal punishment, and then ME, the future president of the United States. =) This delay made our timing to Trakai castle Perfect for sunset. Which was one of the bonuses. Also because of the delay, Lao treated us to a traditional Lithuanian....food thing, not sure what it was called but after i ate the first one i ordered 4 more. Also on the way back, since none of us had to be back at any particular time, we took a quick trip to the Hill of Angles, Amazing sight. And of course finally, Lao dropped all of us off at our respective sleeping locations...ohh yeah and we also got chocolates. Good people are hard to find these days. The group i was with seemed like all good people. Great people are even harder to find, and Loa is one of them. Highly recommend this trip, and any of the other Baltic trips this company has to offer. And if you get a chance to have Lao as your driver, you'll be in for most informative, adventurous journey, with treats. =) -Leo
It was great fun. Long and trying day but absolutely worth it. I would recommend this tour to anyone travelling between Vilnius and Riga. Tomorrow I will be doing the Riga-Talin one. My only comcern was that i was not not informed the departure date of the tour. I sent an email to the office but they rwpliwd the day after when I was already on the tour. This is why i gave 4 stars. The tour it self was good and well worth it. the tour guide was very professional, kind and funny. Very relaxed and easygoing people on the tour as well. Truely enjoyed it.
I loved this tour. I'm back in Canada a couple of weeks later and the tour is still quite vivid for me. The sites were interesting and the guide was informative. We had a family of five with small children and the guide was always solicitous of their comfort and helped the parents with handling the gear that their infants needed. To cap it all off, at the end of the tour he drove them right to their hotel in Vilnius so that they would have to worry about trying to find it on their own in a strange city with small children. Great job!
Took this tour from Riga to Vilnius. I highly recommend this tour if you are traveling to Vilnius (or opposite direction). All of the sites we saw were great. I have to say that we didn't get enough time at some places, and maybe a little too much in other places, but I think that is just personal preference and the tour is great for getting to see all of the sites, along with places I didn't know about before hand. I would give the tour guide 6 stars if that were possible here!
The whole experience of the tour was great and enjoyable. Our guide was very charming and knowledgeable. We eat awesome food and dessert on our way thanks to his suggestions. The sites were impressive and you shouldnt miss them if you are touring the Balkans. The only thing I would change, it would be better directions/instructions in the email to get to the meeting point. this was a shared opinion among travellers.
This tour is a fantastic way of learning about the history of both places as well as seeing sights you wouldn’t normally be able to see. Highlights included the Hill of Crosses, Salaspils Camp and Trakai Castle. Our guide was fantastic - he made sure that everyone was comfortable at all times, was very engaging when talking about each sight and the history of the countries and also snuck in some personal touches like the incredible pastries we bought near the castle! I would definitely recommend this as the best way of travelling between the two cities!
This 12 hour bus tour is professionally planned and executed, starting and finishing on time, with no feeling of being rushed. The 5 places we stopped at are carefully selected to give a mixture of castle garden, history, religion, the soviet period, and a beautiful town and castle by the lakes. The guide and driver (nick named Lao as we probably would spell his proper name wrong) is knowledgeable and entertaining, as well as a safe driver. The van is clean and super comfortable, with air cond a relief from this summer's heat wave. Lots of room for luggage of 8 guests in the back. Great alternative to flight or train or coach. Highly recommended for its terrific value!!
The tour was fantastic but the guide made it outstanding. He was fresh ( despite doing the same thing several times a week ) and enthusiastic. He went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience and even dropped us off individually at our hotels instead of the meeting point. Despite his young age, he was accomplished, funny and creative. The day was so well organized - a treat.
Interesting places to stop. Social and friendly guide who gave good (2 not too long) history lectures about the places. Highlight of my trip to baltic states.
This was a great way to learn and see that Latvia and Lithuania are more than the two capitals. Lau was a great guide; enthusiastic, personable, and knowledgeable. Even though we were running a late, he didn’t rush us through all the things he wanted to show us. Despite the late hour, he took us to our hotels in Vilnius too. Great service!
The tour is a great chance to get to know locations he wouldn´t have seen otherwise. It was touching to visit Salaspils Memorial and to hear the heartbeat. It was nice to see the storks on the roofs of Rundale palace, impressive to count the thousands of crosses in Siauliai, interesting to walk through the streets of Kaunas. The highlight was Trakai castle and the Karaites´ houses and Kibinai! Thank you, Lau for this great day!
We took the tour from Riga to Vilnius. While we would have preferred a bit more of free time to explore Kaunas and Trakai, Lau, the guide, was so knowledgeable, so entertaining and nice that it was absolutely worth joining the tour! We learnt a lot and enjoyed Lau's sense of humour. Highly recommendable.
This was an enjoyable and extensively informative experience. Our tour guide, Laurynas, made the day particularly fun and productive with his enthusiasm and historical/cultural knowledge. He ensured that everyone's questions were amply answered, provided interesting tips and local insights and brought super energy to the group. I would highly recommend this tour bus!
We did both transfer tours - Tallinn to Riga then Riga to Vilnius. I wish this mode of transfer was available everywhere! It was so nice to see more of the countryside as we moved between cities - it would be impossible to put together these itineraries on our own without a car. Both of the guides were very knowledgeable and professional. The stops were well chosen, the pacing was good, and both tours offered a very nice selection for lunch (additional cost but not expensive). Highly recommend.
Tour guide was a friendly young man, helpful, lots of humour , and information , spoke very good English
What a great day, our guide was amazing and kept throwing in little extras the tour shows us places I would hit other known or been able to get to and all told with passion and knowledge. Cannot recommend more
If you have the time, don't hesitate to book this trip, it will be an amazing day. It takes about 12 hours to get from Riga to Vilnius, but along the way you get to see a lot of very beautiful places, full of history, some marked with sadness and tears while others with joy and great stories. Lau was an amazing guide, driver and companion. He was funny when he had to, thoughtful and serious when he had to, while all the time he kept sharing with us the troubled yet inspiring history of Latvia and Lithuania. Hats off to him, he was remarkable! All in all, a day to remember from our trip through the Baltics.
Grat guide and driver.
I was quite fortunate to have Lau as my tour guide. The day started off with a few that decided to skip out, greatly to their loss yet my benefit. This meant a more personal tour with Lau as he drove the van I was in with two others, while the other van followed. Lau was remarkably knowledgeable, entertaining, and genuine. During the journey we not only covered what the tour entailed, but also the sounds and tastes of the country. What otherwise would have been a simple journey to and from with tourism sights along the way, this turned out to be a fantastic voyage that will remain very memorable to me. I would highly recommend this style tour to anyone. If you need to get from A-to-B, why not do it the fun way?
From Riga to Vilnius we booked a private tour. This allowed us to visit sites we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Our exceptional guide, Laurynas, took us to amazing locations, treating us like friends the whole time. We asked him questions and he asked us questions. The experience was a mutually connecting cultural exchange. He shared local folk music, local foods, and a playlist to match the sites. Thank you for showing us around the country.
We did the tour from Vilnius to Riga which covers 5 spots in two countries. We highly recommend this tour as after the tour your will feel that you know so much more about the history of Lithuania and Latvia. We also want to complement our guide Laurynas for making this a wonderful and entertaining trip.
We are a US couple in our 50s. First time to Baltic region. Took the Vilnius - Rīga trip. When we heard it was 12hours we were a little iffy. However, sunlight is long in the summer and we went for it. Our guide, Lau, made the trip very comfortable and enjoyable. We got to see and learn a lot while being transported between countries. We liked it so much, we booked a follow on trip Rīga - Tallinn. I guess that’s the best reccomendation we can give - we are repeat customers! Thanks for the wonderful service. We are excited for our upcoming journey to Tallinn
The Traveler Tour turns transport between Vilnius and Riga into a social, cultural and historical experience. Bus rides are boring, but throw together a tour guide-driver, a small group of random travelers from all over, visits to some off-the-beaten-track places, and a delicious Lithuanian lunch and you get a memorable day! I loved seeing Trakai, Kaunas, the Hill of Crosses, Rundāle Palace, & the Salspils memorial. Our guide Laurynas was great, and I came away with a real appreciation of the beautiful Baltics. Highly recommended.
We had a great time travelling with our guide, we saw lots of different and fantastic places, Now we have more knowledge about the history of latvia and lithuania, thank you for all !
Lau was very engaging. He knew his stuff and we learnt a lot about Lithuania and Latvia. Can't praise him enough. Having local guides share their own insights makes these Tours wonderful. We had Anna for the previous one and she was also doing this trip with us in another vehicle. They both are amazing. They had their areas of specialty with one being Lithuanian and the other Latvian. The tours enabled us to see places we wouldn't have been able to see if we had just caught the regular bus. A two in one experience, getting from A to B and sightseeing too. I'll recommend you to anyone I know heading this way.
An easy and fun way to get from A to B without missing everything in between. Guide was friendly, funny and a great storyteller - we learnt a lot about the history and culture of both Latvia and Lithuania.
If you are traveling around the Baltics, this is the perfect way to move from one city to another. I was so happy to see some sites outside of the capital cities. We traveled from Vilnius to Riga and saw five sites: Trakai Island Castle, the city of Kaunas, the Hill of Crosses, Rundāle Palace, and the memorial at Salspils. We also stopped for lunch at a wonderful restaurant throughout all this. Laurynas was an excellent guide--he was knowledgable, friendly and able to interact easily with everyone in the group. The nice thing too is that you can use the time in the van as you like; you can sleep, read, stare at the passing fields, or talk with your fellow travelers. I am happy to say that it was also a great and easy way to meet some wonderful people from other places, some of whom I even met up with for drinks while traveling in Riga. I highly recommend this tour.
This whole day trip was the perfect way to get from Riga to Vilnius. Lau went above and beyond to make this trip as informative and pleasant as possible. We got to see many of the great spots on the way as well as try some authentic local treats/cuisine. Highly recommended for anyone who want to get from one city to the other and get to see everything in between. Thank you!
An incredible experience discovering the essence of two sister countries.
Your driver/guide tried so hard to deal with passengers who SHOULD have taken the bus. ALL over 60 years. ALL convinced that they were entitled to ignore Lau’s expertise. SO kind of him to ignore their lack of world awareness. Lau knows (and APPRECIATES) Lithuanian history and culture. As he understands his role as a spokesperson for Baltic culture, maybe he can command “Silence” so that the rest of us can learn from his knowledge and LOVE of this beautiful country.
Excellent small group tour which took us to places we didn’t know existed eg the Hill of Angels. Our guide Lau was terrific - Lau gave good, clear summaries of the history and made it fun to listen. Nothing was a problem for Lau - he arranged lunch (including special requests), changed his format to suit, and even found us in our hotel to return glasses we left on the bus after the tour was over - thankyou Lau!! We were apprehensive booking the tour from home before we left but found it to be very professional and on time. Highly recommend this tour as it’s an economical way to see many sights particularly if you have limited time in the area.
Sweet & magical. Thank you, Laurynas!
The trip was amazing! Everything was well organised and you got a chance to go and explore at each location. The guide was great fun and really got to know each member of our group which made the journeys in between much more fun. He was extremely informative but kept things short and simple rather than drowning on. You got a real VIP feeling to every location we visited. The guide knew all the best spots for photos and even the best places to grab a coffee/snack. The locations along the tour are beautiful! You get a full sense of being off the beaten track, seeing things the normal travelers don't! Only negative is sometimes in the old towns you don't really get lots of time to really go and explore, but you are traveling a long distance and guide was very good at time keeping so you get a fair amount of time at each location. Overall, would one hundred present recommend this to anyone that wants to see the beautiful sites that not everyone will! That will leave you with amazing stories to tell!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip between Latvia and Lithuania. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and engaging. The stops were fantastic (Trakai was so awesome we went back for a day trip!). If you are looking for a way to go from Latvia and Lithuania, this is a great option. The only negative on this trip was the size and condition of the mini-van. The van really only fits 7 people, and we had 8 in our group. Also, the van was not as clean as I would have expected.
Laurynas was an excelent guide, tooks to some great places, and gave us loads of information about the sights and the customs of both countries, which made the trip even better. Really recomend it!
Lair saw me shivering and cold and heading back early from the garden. He lent me his hoody! What a doll! He was an excellent guide. I didn’t love the sites your business chose for the stops and meal but I really like getting out and walking around en route.
What a great way to spend your day traveling from Riga to Vilnius. Our guide took us to fascinating spots and told us about the history and points of interest. A great day!
Great range of stops and sights. Informative and entertaining tour guide. Everything was magnificent . Best tour guide I've ever had.
Thank you Laurynas, our kind, genuine and most informative leader who guided us successfully from Riga to Vilnius over a 12 hour time frame which allowed stops in six really interesting places. We simply would not have been able to explore the sights independently in a short time frame so are very grateful to the company for a well organised and interesting itinerary which at 55 euros is quite affordable. I have a better appreciation of the struggles and challenges people have faced in the Baltic region and really admire young people like our guide sharing his love and loyalty of his home country. It gives us such hope that the world can be a better place.