Tours Mart (senior) is Doing
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
Discover the thick forests and picturesque coastline of Lahemaa that hold many curious secrets.
Senior Tour Guide
Mart has wanted to be a bike tour guide for as long as he can remember. So now, at the age of one hundred and twenty six, he has pretty much achieved 50% of all his goals in life (the other 50% being the unquenchable thirst to punch a walrus in the face) and could, and probably will, retire soon to a comfortable life in the Bahamas, where he will, as a prophet of the cruel master of time, Kronos, undoubtedly be worshipped by a fanatic army of zealot followers.
When not found cycling through the dodgier parts of Tallinn or leading his pub crawl groups to their inevitable demise, he can be found pursuing his other hobbies which include (but are not limited to) reinventing the wheel, un-discovering the Americas and disproving the General Theory of Relativity. The resident anthropologist at the Tent, he also possesses valuable insight into the finer points of the Estonian life.
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and other main sights in just five hours.
Discover the coastal cliffs amidst the wilderness and the old Soviet military town Paldiski.
Discover western coast and probably the most beautiful town in Estonia - Haapsalu.
Discover desolate medieval and Soviet wonders during your quest to the border of Russia.
Discover a whole new Tallinn with its wooden houses, hidden spots and Soviet industrial landscapes.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Learn about Estonian culture and identity while riding through the parks and picturesque seaside.
Come enjoy Tallinn nightlife the Estonian way with a local dragging you around the best joints.
I went on the Lahemaa Day Tour and had a great time. I made new friends with other tourists, enjoyed the salmon lunch and all of the things we explored during the tour - Jagala Waterfall, Viru Bog, old soviet remains, etc. Mart was a wonderful guide who took us to all the things mentioned in the tour description and also ventured off into finding a new beach to explore as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Estonia - it's a nice break from the Old Town touristy feel.
I took their first day trip to Riga and I'm so glad I chose that option instead of the normal 5 hour bus. The Estonian and Latvian countryside is so beautiful and I would have missed it all, since this trip follows an alternative road to Riga. Thank you so-so much Tallinn Traveller and Mart for the great day.
Myself and two grown-up daughters did the Paldiski tour with Mart during our too-short 1 week trip to Tallinn. What a great day out that was. Full of surprises (I won't spoil them). There was only one other couple in the group (Tony & Susan, if you read this ...thanks for being such great company). It felt more like a day out with friends than an organised tour. Mart was more than happy to be flexible on the itinerary as we worked around the changable weather and enjoyed a little side-trip searching unsuccessfully for a mythical soviet bunker :). Mart's a funny, smart guy and really made the day. If you meet him ask him to do his hilarious impersonation of an annoyed Estonian waitress. Priceless.
Great tour from Mart. He explained the history brilliantly and really brought the many century-long struggles to life.
A very nice day trip in a small bus, which I did together with 7 others, plus the guide, Mart, who was not only most friendly and pleasant but also extremely knowledgable, and able to give good answers to all the questions we threw at him ! A highlight of the day trip was the excellent meal we enjoyed at the museum ( !! ) in Käsmu - lovely salmon and potato ; it couldn't have tasted any better and there was even some cake afterwards, all for only 8 Euros a head ( i.e. for the food ; the tour cost 49 Euros per person ). For that we were also treated to a short guided tour of the boat & ship museum next door, which contains many interesting maritime artefacts, as used during the last hundred years or more. The coastline with all the forest is unspoilt and lovely, and very well worth experiencing. The bogland too was interesting ; and Mart's knowledge of natural history provided us with everything else we needed to know ! The tour is to be HIGHLY recommended, in every way !!
What an amazing company, with amazing tour guides! I was lucky enough to experience a personal tour, during the winter season with three guides, as they were creating a new tour to bring in for the summer season. Spent the day exploring several hidden spots of Estonia. Highlights included the Padise monastery, Haapsalu & Ungru Castle. Each guide was full of interesting information about each place we visited and definitely have a real love for Estonia. I couldn't have asked for a better experience as a lone traveller. Thanks guys!!
The 15th of may, in Tallinn, we had a chance to meet a very efficient travel agency, " Tallinn Traveller tours " as we thought of having a tour through the outstanding Lahemaa National Park. Quite by chance, we got a guide for both of us, Mart, whose proficiency and kindness deserve to be highly praised. Thanks to him, we could stroll through the park for not least than ten hours ( ! ) for a rather fair price, so that we could see prominent aeras and discover some scarcely visited spots. We did enjoy this trip and we warmly recommand this excellent agency to those who are keen on unusual discoveries. Pierre et Catherine de Paris
We arranged this excursion on the Internet as an 'off ship' excursion on 14 May 2013. It was excellent on every level, highly professional, personal attention from a very pleasant young man with stacks of knowledge. We would highly recommend this company to anyone and will not hesitate to book with them again particularly as it represents very good value for money apart from anything else.
Went on 29th december 2012 with my niece. Enjoyed every minute of the tour: it gets more and more adventurous as you keep seeing absolutely stunning landscapes. Excellent guide, plenty of explanations given and not banal or standard touristy info.
Went to Lahemaa National Park on 2nd November, thoroughly enjoyed it! Best decision we made on holiday to book the tour to see more of Estonia than just the capital city. Tour was really relaxed and Mart our guide was a really nice guy and informative. I think my friend was rather fond of the Red Setters at the lunch stop!! Fantastic day out and I would recommend this company to anyone who goes to Tallinn! :D Thank you again Mart!
we bought the lahemaa national park and western coast, it was a great day thanks to our special and pleasant guide MART ! we have a wonderful reminder of our vacation
When we first saw advertising posters of tours offered to Lahemaa national park, we didn't even think about doing one. After a few days we had to admit that it is quite difficult, if not impossible, to get to Lahemaa national park without a private vehicle. So we decided to do this trip. Mart was our guide and showed up in a very good mood in the morning to pick us up. He was very friendly the whole day, brought us to beautiful places and told us a lot about Estonia. We felt like having a local friend showing us the best places of Lahemaa. Without him we could never have found all the places. One of the highlights was the Kasmu Maritime Museum, run by an Estonian family who served us an amazing lunch and guided us through the museum. Also scenic walks and spectacular nature views we had - all that accompanied in a group of 4 persons, very flexible and individual. PERFECT!! Bottom line: DO IT! Thank you Mart for this amazing trip!!
Great to see parts of Tallinn the normal tourist would not see! Thanks Mart for the bar stop!
Wow, Awesome city, excellent guide who didn't care about time or anything, other than ensuring we had a great time. Thanks - I will return with wife and do this "beautiful" tour again.
Fantastic tour - from the friendly and helpful service in the office to our guide, Mart., and all that we saw. The small group, flexibility in the itinerary, the excellent driving and great knowledge of our guide, - one of the best tours I've taken anywhere, and such good value.
Thanks, Mart for such an excellent time! The Salmon was amazing! haha If you ever come to Liverpool I will give you a tour.
I did the Beautiful Bike Tour. Good bikes, Amazing City, Great Tour Guide. Mart was the man!
We had a great time on our Pubcrawl this summer. It was the perfect way to meet new people, see the city, and have fun! Our tour guide Mart was awesome and we would definitely recommend the tour and hope to do it again next summer.
Had a super fun time on the pub crawl.We've not laughed that much in a long time. Estonians have a great sense of humour, especially Mart. We will be returning in December.
The group was small, and I got to see things I would have never discovered otherwise. All of this along with an anecdotal history of cowboy capitalism. Everyone at Tallinn Traveller made my trip to Estonia one I will never forget, I cannot recommend them enough!
Have been to the Pub Crawl at least five times – the best and easiest way to meet new and cool people from all over the world.