Tours Marju is Doing
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
Marju is an overly enthusiastic (in a good way) historian. We typecast - most of our guides are overly enthusiastic historians. She has studied in both Estonia as well as Great Britain.
Marju worked at the Museum of Architecture and as a barista before joining our company. She has also spent some time volunteering in France where she informed people of the good side of the EU - considering how the French elections went, her endeavor was a success.
She loves to travel and every penny saved goes into the world exploration fund - currently she is obsessed with anything Spanish and dreams of mastering her salsa skills and living in Central America.
One of her life goals is adopting a dog (or three). This is hindered by living in a rental flat so she passes time in her dogless rental by reviewing films for a local business newspaper (we also did not know the most popular business newspaper in Estonia also publishes film reviews).
On Marju’’s tours you can expect a lot of interesting stories about Estonian history as you should from a history buff.
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Marju was a wonderful tour guide and she answered all my questions during our bus rides between the stops. Loved seeing the sunken prison and the old Soviet plane - so cool! Highly recommend the tour to see outside the city for a day.
At first, we wanted to do another tour but lack of availability we, a little disappointed, took the cliff tour. We were pleasantly surprised by the tour thanks to our very good guide. We loved our day. In addition, our guide was not only very professional and friendly but also an excellent driver. Thank you very much for her.
good to recomend other people. It was what we expected.
This was a really excellent and informative tour. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was equally amazing. From the 19th Century Bunker to the beach at Paldiski and the grounds at Padise Monastery, our guide Marju was full of energy and very knowledgeable about everything. She brought the past to life and together with Oliver, they were very friendly and contributed towards a very enjoyable day. The stop at the roadside cafe was good fun, allowing us all to get to know each other a bit more. The meatloaf was very tasty too! We took a walk at a park where the grounds were very impressive and filled with greenery. Our trip to the Rummu Quarry was a highlight with stunning views of a unique area. The chance to sit in a Soviet Cargo Plane was something I will never forget. Thank you Marju, Oliver and Traveller Tours for an unforgettable experience.
Marju gave us a very good introduction to the old town of Tallinn. She is a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
The whole family enjoyed the Tallinn-Riga trip with Marju, very professional, excellent driver, lot of culture and knowledge about the history of Estonia and Latvia. Moreover, the blue eyes, the good mood and the smile were always there. Really worth the experience! Definitely recommended!
Really impressive trip here
I booked for this tour at the last minute and it was a good decision to do so. The natural beauty of the coastal cliffs and learning about Estonia in Soviet times made for an interesting day. Visiting the abandoned Murru prison quarry was a major highlight. Our lunch stop at a small restaurant/cafe was a chance to enjoy the best pastries I have ever eaten. The only reason I have not given five stars is because the tour did not visit the Padise monastery ruins as advertised - I am not sure why. Still, that apart, it was a really good day.
Although the weather was not at its best we had a very enjoyable to the Lahemaa National Park and surrounding with Marju. There is a great beauty in the still ponds and lush greens of the peat bog that is an antidote to the hussle and bussle in Tallinn. We also had a walk to the coast, which is very pretty and there are not many seas where swans can be seen. Getting to use the village swing (kiiking) was a nice bonus. Marju is a very informative guide and as well as explaining what we were seing, gave us a lot of insights of what life for Estonians is really like. So if you want to clear your head and breathe in some clean air while enjoying some unusual natural environments I thoroughly recommend this tour!
There is so much more to Estonia than the old town of Tallinn. It was definitely worth my while to take this amazing tour - it was a small group (four of us in total) and we saw the coast on the Gulf of Finland, a small fishing village and an impressive manor house but the big highlight was the walk through Viru Bog - it's on a narrow plank boardwalk but it's quite an easy walk with so much incredible plant life to look at. It's not necessary to be a biologist to appreciate the beauty of Lahemaa National Park. Our guide Marju was very knowledgeable and she gave us all the information we needed without it being an overload.
We had an excellent tour on 6/19/19. Very small group of 4 people plus our guide. Our guide was very informative and personable. Highly recommend if you want to learn about Estonia and see the countryside in a hassle free way.
My wife and I booked the old town bike and walking tour of Tallinn to start only a few hours after our arrival by ferry. It proved to be a great orientation to the city, as well as providing an overview of the history and culture of Estonia. Our guide, Marju, was excellent- well spoken, well informed and fun to be with. Our tour started with an easy bike ride to the eastern part of Tallinn, including the president’s house and the song fest stage, where we likely would not have visited on our own. Once back in the old town, we dropped off the bikes and continued our history lesson on foot, with a thorough coverage of the inner city. Our four hours with Marju really set us up well for the next few days in Tallinn.
A very interesting tour to the Cliffs , Country Park with Waterfall and onto Paldiski , a place that Fascinated me from afar ( Northern Ireland) A very informative Tour Guide who also took us to visit an old Russian Fighter Bomber . Not sure if our female guide was called Marju?
This tour was excellent. It was great to see the coastal area of Estonia which is very beautiful & quiet (great for nature lovers), and then on to a place which used to be a naval base in Soviet times (for me it had quite an eerie feel to it). The tour guide (Marju) was very friendly and answered any questions about the area & Estonia that I asked. Very pleased with this tour.
Marju was great explaining and answering our questions and looked after our needs as my wife has angina. There was just the two of us. This tour was recommended by another guide as it was very relaxing but took in lovely countryside and sea. Marju took us to a lovely cafe for lunch which was inexpensive but great choice and quality of food
I'd heartily recommend the bus tour from Talliinn to Riga. The bus left right on time and the whole thing was executed very professionally. Marju, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and provided the group with interesting information about Tallinn, Riga, and points in between. She also was willing to answer any questions. We stopped at a very nice restaurant for lunch - meal was excellent. The stops at the various towns on the way were fun and informative - though I think the bobsled track could be eliminated from the tour. Recommended!
The guide was very prepared and made us enjoy our tour! My advice is: do it because it's worth it!
Was a Great Tour with cool and top guide Marju and helps fromSigrid as we had to Drive in two Cars as a big Group! Russland Food was great. Helpfulminformation and a lot of History with Scenic coast interestings and surprising Spots ! Thanks for this experience!
A little bit expensive but it’s worth it! There are a lot of stops and every place of the tour is amazing.
Wonderful day in the national park. We were lucky with the weather so we had the chance to enjoy even more this great experience. The guide was amazing. Very nice and funny taking time to share with us her knowledges of Estonia. I truly recommend this visit outside Tallinn. It gives the possibility to discover more this beautiful country
Marju took us on a tour of Haapsalu and West Coast. The weather was beautiful with blue sky and a brisk wind (Wrap off warm against the wind!) First stop was the rail station with abandoned Soviet trains, which was a reminder of the control and grandiose of the past, as well as the Soviet regime. We saw some lovely landscape at the North West of Estonia, and a picture postcard town of Haapsalu. There were some interesting medieval forts and ruins with ghost stories (The White Lady!) too. Marju took us to a fabulous cafe in Haapsalu for lunch. Here we were served the dish of the day and the loveliest cheesecake by a patient and friendly lady manager. We liked this tour - it was enhanced by Marju's personal experience of the Soviet, and her passion and interest in the state of the country and the EU. We thank you for a great Estonia experience!
Despite the cold and rainy weather this was a really fun and interesting tour. Haapsalu is beautiful.
There were four of us on this tour with Marju, a very knowledgeable and patient guide. We saw an amber waterfall at Jagala, enjoyed an unique hike through Lahemaa's bogland, an atmospheric old 'German' manor house, a typical seaside village with a 'pub' and swing, and visited a quirky maritime museum with a Soviet watchtower on the coast. Lunch was at a traditional pub serving typical food. All in all, it was a great day out seeing a great deal of this part of Estonia. Marju told us about its history, heritage and the natural landscape. Varied, interesting and full schedule....
We enjoyed a winter-Lahemaa very much. The guided tour was excellent and informative, not only about nature and scenery, but also historical and socio-cultural backgrounds.
Marju was a great guide and host; she has a fresh and positive energy and is very knowledgeable of Estonian history and culture. The sights visited were beautiful... a taste of Estonia beyond Tallinn, which makes you want to see more of this enchanted country.
Our guide was well informed and very informative and entertaining. The trip was inteeesting in terms of content and we had luck with the weather. So, all in all a very nice experience!
A very smart and useful way to move from Vienna to Budapest. Many interesting places to visit, with a great guide!
Fui a Coastal Cliffs. Estaba frío pero había un lindo sol que nos permitió disfrutar de los acantilados y la cascada de Keila. La guía fue excelente, muy amable.
Marju was a fantastic tour guide who had great knowledge of Tallin and Estonia. The 3 hours was perfectly timed and we covered lots of sites. We would highly recommend.
We had the most perfect time on our husky sledding + frozen waterfall tour! Our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable, we loved hearing more about Tallinn and Estonia in general on our drive plus the information at Jägala waterfall! The husky experience was so exciting and it was lovely to see how well looked after the dogs were. Our hosts at the husky farm were also super friendly and knowledgable about their many huskies. We certainly were in husky heaven, and luckily there was enough snow we got to try the sledding option too! I would not hesitate to reccommend Tallinn Traveller Tours to anyone! The highlight of our trip to Tallinn 100%.
Definitely worth taking this tour. Great day out. Guide was really knowledgeable and whole day was really informative. I went in winter but I would definitely do this tour again in summer to see another side to the park
There would not have been a better way to go to Tallinn from Riga. Marju was exceptional and really made the trip very pleasant. The stops were well planned with adequate time to go around. The best part was the associated information that Marju conveyed effortlessly keeping the tour quite interesting! The lunch was at an amazing place with great local cuisine. Marju was able to get us there despite the place not being fully available as it was the day after christmas. The van was comfortable and driving was good. She also provided great pointers on what to do and try in Tallinn which really helped my stay in Tallinn. Aitah Marju!
Great trip thanks!! Hill of crosses was great. The only thing bad was that the castle was closed.
We saw a lot of things that we can't see without your trip. We saw a part of Estonian land different from Tallinn. Our guide Marju was great and very professional, she told us a lot of things about history, people and tradition of Estonian country. We also had a very good lunch in a very beautiful small restaurant in Haapsalu. Congratulations for your organisation of the trip and for the best guide MARJU!!!! I'll suggest TRAVELLER.EE to all my friends that will come in Tallinn.
This really was a terrific tour through some of the highlights of the Lahemaa National Park. Marju was a brilliant guide - knowledgeable and funny, and all of the stops were really interesting - a welcomed break from the streets of Tallinn. Would strongly recommend - particularly the option of a delicious lunch at the Fishing Village museum. The highlight of our trip to Estonia - thank you so much - particularly to Marju! Diolch!
As an expert in History, Marju could tell us a lot about old Estonia in general and about all the places we visited: the former Sovjet military town Paldiski, the ruins of the old monastery in Padise, the Sovjet transport airplane and the Murru prison quarry. We also got a lot of fun information about Estonians. An absolut fantastic tour!
This was a really nice trip through a fantastic nature park, forest and along the sea. It's a must. Group of 12 with 2 guides.
We loved this tour- our guide did a fantastic job customizing this to our needs and making sure we did not get stuck with the crowds
Thank you Marju. Because of your passion we have learned so much of the history of your country. It was an excellent day in your company.
Je recommande vivement de choisir Traveller.ee pour visiter le parc national de Lahemaa. Cela permet de visiter plusieurs lieux connus à l'aide d'un guide qui nous emmène rapidement d'un site vers l'autre. J'étais avec Marju qui est une excellente guide. Ce jour nous sommes sorties à 3 mini bus de 8 personnes avec 2 autres guides également très sympathiques. Ce fût vraiment très intéressant de pouvoir s'appuyer sur la compétence de ces guides plutôt que tout rechercher par soi-même et risquer de manquer des informations ou histoires utiles. Pour 13€ vous déjeunerez aussi dans le musée des pêcheurs de Käsmu si vous en avez la chance. Le repas est préparé par la famille du propriétaire et est vraiment excellent. Je recommande vivement cette journée et reviendrai probablement lors de mon prochain séjour en Estonie!
Our guide new Marju knew the hidden places, explained various things on the way.
We had a fun day mixing with other travellers and learning about the history of Estonia and Latvia from our guide Marju. Enjoyed seeing the countryside away from Tallinn and having some time in nature. For us the Military museum in Valga was very dated and not to our interest so we would have preferred more time to walk in Cesis and Viljandi, but overall the day was good.
If you are wanting to see and learn about life and history outside of the big cities in Estonia and Latvia then this tour bus is a great way to do it. We stopped in a number of villages, national parks and museums and Marju our driver and guide was fantastic with her broad knowledge and insights into life in this part of the world. Is only up to 8 passengers on the tour so easy to ask questions and we met some great fellow travellers from around the world. Highly recommended.
This tour took us to a lot of places in the National Park. We saw everything that was advertised, which made us very happy. Our tour guide knew very much about the area, but also about Estonia in general. She even shared personal experiences of living in Estonia, which gave us a nice idea about growing up there. We were impressed with her knowledge! And she was able to deliver it in an interesting, humorous way, which was great. Would definitely recommend it!
We had a fantastic time from Riga to Tallinn having asp done the Villnius to Riga tour. Riga to Tallinn was a bit more relaxed, loved the forest cliffs! Great restaurant pick in a hunting lodge hotel. I’d highly recommend these one-way tours! Marju recommended five places in Tallinn - we made it to four. Thanks for the awesome Tips!!!
The tour was lovely, and a good chance to explore a different part of the country, than just Tallinn, or the cities. After some uncertainty as to if the tour would go ahead at the time of booking, the small group was a good size. There were 4 of us in the van, so it was easy to hear information, and be able to ask questions. Marju, our guide was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the country and history. She was warm and engaging, and interested in the stories of the group members as well. Highly recommended.
After a couple of days wandering around Tallinn, it was a nice change to take a visit to Lahemaa National Park. The couple of stops along the seaside also brought a welcome breeze and a bit cooler temperatures to counter the unusual heatwave. Marju was a terrific guide; very knowledgeable about what we were seeing and we learned a lot about Estonia. She really made it an enjoyable trip and I’m glad I made the decision to do this with Traveller instead of trying to do this as a day trip on my own.
Taking this tour was a great decision, we learned a lot about both countries and arrived comfortably. Marju was a great guide and knew how to answer all our questions.
A very nice way to travel between cities!
The tour was worth it and the guide was very well informed. She gave a very good overview of Lahema and Estonian History. She was also very helpful in Giving us a local’s View on ‘things to do’ in Tallinn. The village museum and the local meal was very atmospheric. However the Van used for transport was a bit cramped and they could have used a bigger vehicle.
We spent a very beautiful day with our guide Marju, visiting the manors and walking through the bog trails, and the lunch, with the family food prepared at Käsmu by our host, was just great.
Great guide and location
What I most liked was the museum house where we had lunch. A unique place
We loved our tour from Tallinn down to Riga! We were able to see and learn so much which would not have been possible if we had just gone directly between the cities. Our guide, Marju, was wonderful— very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. We loved the variety of stops— highlights were giant swing and bobsleigh! We also liked the different small towns and the National Park walk! Thanks for a great experience and giving us the chance to learn more about these two countries. We really didn’t know much about this region before we came and this tour opened our eyes to a lot! Thanks!
We had a private tour with 5 adults and 3 children. The tour was interesting, but did lack a little pizazz. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but it felt more like a transportation service than a guided tour. The mini-van was really too small for the size of our group, and it was not as clean as I would have expected. I would, however, recommend this trip as a great way to get from Tallinn-Riga! Much more interesting that any other form of travel, and more intimate than a big bus tour. Overall we were satisfied with our trip, we’d just have enjoyed it more with a bigger vehicle and more enthusiasm from our guide.
Saw the Jagala waterfall, excellent views at Lahemaa National Park. This one day tour will shows you the other (more beautiful) side of Tallinn. Will recommend. :)
My family of 7 booked this tour and we are so glad we did. Our guide Mario (Marju) was so pleasant and well informed. She answered any question we had and made the journey so interesting. We visited some lovely places along the way and even got to go swimming in a river and a lake . The time passed so fast and our guide was a great driver .
(I have also reviewed the Vilnius-Riga tour with similar high marks). We traveled to the Baltics with my elderly father, and to make things easier for him, we looked at more organized tours than we might have on our own. We considered driving, taking the train or a direct bus, but I'm so glad we opted for this small van tour. Very interesting way to see out of the ordinary places with well-informed guides who were very responsive to group interests and questions. This "transit" experience turned out to be one of the highlights of our 17 day trip. Highly recommended!
We really enjoyed our tour with Marju. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and provided great information on history as well as authentic experiences and tips as a local. I was not sure if I would enjoy the tour since it is about 11-12hours in and out of a van, but it turned out to be a nice way to get to Riga, plus you get to visit some nice places along the way.
Did the tour on 28th with Marii (I think), who's a history student. The tour was great, she was very informative at every site, drove safely, and gave us a lot of information. Would recommend this tour again.
This was a very unique experience, taking you to locations the average traveler would never see. Though I really enjoyed the tour guide, absolutely wonderful, since I did not have a lot of time to see Tallinn and Riga (only 4.5 days), I don't know if I would recommend this tour for someone on a tight time frame. The sites are pretty, especially the first one in Viljandi, but after that are a little nondescript. Certainly a great tour if you love quaint, little towns!
Great tour, amazing information about the history and area. Really gave me a better understanding of Estonia and Latvia than just passing by the capitals.
It was a good day. The guide was smart, funny, and very beautiful. I will be visiting Daugavpils tomorrow to see the Rothko Museum and view works by the well-known Latvian/American artist; all on her suggestion! I am curious as to what other tours you offer. Thanks...it was fun.
I liked very much the tour. We had almost a little bit of everything and the lunch was really good. If I could change some things about the tour, I would like to see more about Latvia's and Estonia's traditions - from cooking to artcrafts, etc... Those curious traditions, diferents from other countries traditions. Marju is someone who can envolve everyone in the tour. She is very polite and secure of what she is talking about and always trying to make everyone feeling confortable. I've worked as a tourist guide before at Oporto (Portugal) and sometimes it was quite difficult to envolve everyone... Important thing: We didn't got late to anywhere. Everything was made on time without 'running'. I would recomend this tour to a friend.
We had a small group on public tour - packed out day, lots to see and minimal driving between the sites. Plenty of local (and some times personal) history added by our guide that really added colour, would definitely recommend.
A really beautiful trip though forests and coastlines in the snow. I have never felt so safe being driven in snowy conditions. Our guide was excellent, very open to all our weird questions and informative. We were thrilled to see a sea eagle on the journey as well! Many thanks for a great day out.
Well worth the trip to see places you just couldn't do on your own in a day. Meal in captains museum was wonderful. Great guide!
Probably one of the best tour we made. The guide was really interesting and the place we visited absolutely fantastic. Thank you!!
As most of the attractions in Tallinn are closed on monday, your best bet is to book the Lahemaa national park day tour with Traveller. It was an amazing experience with nature walk and stopovers at several coastal spots which offer interesting stories about Estonian history. Marju was very friendly and a great guide.
I initially tried to book another tour and switched to this one after hearing that this would be the only one available at that day. Tours are cancelled, if you are the only potential customer, which is understandable. Our guide Marju was very friendly and did everything she could to make this tour a success. She was flexible and asked for everyones primary interests and tried to find a good combination to make us all happy. With our small group of only three she had enough time to answer everyones questions in detail and took good care of us. I only rated this with four stars instead of five because I didn't get to see the things that I was most interested in (from the tour I wanted to book initially).
It was really cool getting away from Tallinn and seeing another part of Estonia. Paldiski is probably the closest thing I'll ever see to Russia. This is another good tour offered by this company.
Very informative and saw some great sites. The national park was so serene and still had plenty to show even in the winter. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave so many insights into Estonian life, she also gave tips for things to do the days after the tour.
It was exciting for us to get out of the city and see a different aspect of Estonia than just the old town of Tallinn. While I love the old town, it was great to have the opportunity to explore an abandoned monastary, underwater prison and Soviet town of Paldiski. Our guide Marju was full of interesting information and tips and more than willing to answer any questions we had. We stopped at a lot of different attractions but didn't feel rushed at all- it was the right combination of activities and drive time. I definitely reccommend this trip for anyone who wants to get out and see a different side of Estonia!
I pass a good day with my husband and 3 other Nice person. The guide is very nice person too and she speak a little french, she pass time with all guests and is pleasant. I recommand this trip.
Awesome tour where you visit to places not well known by tourists... on 02 Dec, we get to visit the awesome coastal cliffs, the beautiful park with waterfall, the old monastery fort and an abandoned prison quarry... totally awesome! Our guide Mariilou (not sure the spelling) is very helpful and knowledgeable with the locations we visited and it was a nice tour.
I took the Haapsalu and West Coast Tour a few days ago and have only words of gratitude toward this company and especially to Marju who was very friendly and professional. She took the time to show and explain us about anything from history to biology. She patiently answered all of our questions and took us to this great caffé in Haapsalu, so we could try the simple but tasteful Estonian country cusine. Totally recommendable if your interested in history, politics, architecture and bird-watching or simply walking along the seaside. Tänan, Marju!
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!
I just came back the day tour trip to Lahemaa Park. The weather was not 100% nice but the tour itself was really awesome! Estonian Lunch in Kasmu was so delicious and the viru bog was so exotic and amazing! Also our guide "Marju" was so kind and nice with bright smile :) I highly recommend this tour to ones who wish to visit the Lahemaa Park but hesitating due to absence of public transportation. The park itself and waterfall was great worth visiting