Tours Raimo is Doing
Kummitustuur Tallinna vanalinnas
Vapusta oma kolleege või koostööpartnereid keskaegsete kummituslugude ja legendidega.
Raimo is your Google if you happen to be on airplane mode. He is a walking-talking encyclopedia spewing facts from 90s popular culture to ancient Venenian times and anything in between.
Raimo is studying history to get to know how much we have evolved as a species. Even when he worked as an ice cream vendor, he still did it on the center of history on Old Town Square in Tallinn. He has also worked at the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn.
When Raimo is not taking you on an immersive historical journey (i.e. A tour in the Old Town), he likes to read, spend time with friends, write strange stories, study a plethora of languages or go for a jog. Among this immense amount of knowledge, he says his biggest accomplishment is knowing German grammar.
On his tours, you can of course expect a lot historical jokes. They sometimes fail miserably (just like Napoleon at Waterloo), but as long as people get a chuckle, we consider it a half-victory (unlike Napoleon at Waterloo). If you have a question, Raimo will have an answer.
Coming with a Cruise? See the Old Town and Kadriorg or Kalamaja in just four hours.
Hear the colorful tales of Tallinn and its history without getting dizzy with the dates and figures.
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and Kalamaja in just three hours.
A walk through the haunted Old Town with spooky ghost stories, legends and old myths.
Learn about Estonian culture and identity while riding through the parks and picturesque seaside.
Discover the Estonian food and history of Kalamaja, the bohemian district in Tallinn.
Don't mind a bigger tour group? Free things always attract more crowd but the more the merrier.
Raimo is a historian with a terrific sense of humor. He is very knowledgeable and able to answer all kinds of questions. He is an engaging speaker that brings history alive. His English is so good I had a hard time believing he was Estonian and not American!
Helpful and thorough introduction to Estonia and Tallinn's past and present historical and political conditions told with humour. Raimo answered all our questions in a considered way. Thanks!
Our tour was very informative. We got an overview of Estonia’s history and culture, as well as stories about Tallinn. Our guide steered us to a wonderful restaurant where locals go for lunch.
Walking tour through Tallinn Old Town was a new experience thanks to our funny and witty guide. We didn't get bored at all. Learning new things about Tallinns recent history and hearing stuff from a local point of view was refreshing and Our guide knew a lot of things. Some of the jokes didn't land due to similarities of our countries cultures. We had fun and recommend tour with local guide to all who wants to know more about Tallinn than just historybook details.
We enjoyed the private tour wit Rai. Our dedicated guide. Interesting, educating, lot of knowledge and curiosity.
Our guided tour was funny. Sometimes, however, we would have wished for a little more seriousness. E.g. for our taste the remarks about the medieval executions were too many fun stories and also too extensive - one joke about these sad topic would have been enough. Nevertheless we enjoyed the tour and we say thank you to our tour guide.
Our guide, Ray, was excellent. On this tour, you will learn things you will not learn on a regular walking tour. You find out about the dark history of the buildings you have passed. These legends are based on history and told in a fun easy way to understand. This tour would be engaging for teenagers as well. Ray, who is an historian, was also able to answer various questions we had about Tallinn and Estonian history that were not related to ghosts and legends which was an added bonus.
Ray was a wonderful guide. Funny, informative and quite knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and highly recommend it. Now we know where Tallin is and even a little bit about Estonia!
light hearted but exciting and interesting tour of the Old Town at night - and the various horrors that have befallen many an unlucky person over the centuries!
Really interesting tour which covers lots of picturesque spots in the old town but most of all Ray was a great tour guide!
Was lucky enough to catch this tour while we were in Tallinn. Our guide Ray was extremely knowledgable and fun; the walk lasted just under two hours taking in most of the old town as the sun set adding to the eerie feel of the tour. Highly recommended if you happen to be visiting Tallinn and are interested in an alternative guided tour.
Ray was waiting for us as promised. He led our group of eight on an educational tour of Tallinn, keeping our interest by personalising the town's history and comparing old to new.
Our guide was funny, very knowledgeable and had a grear way to make our tour fun. The time passed by so quickly and the placed he showed us were stunning. Thank you for making this a memorable day.
The guide is very knowledgeable with a full of scary and gory story of what medival people used to do and how they lived. He was funny and kept us entertained with various ghost stories and Tallinn myth.
Very easy to organize and I was very thankful for the information and flexibility of the service. Our guide was punctual and we found him easily. The tour was easy to walk and I can recommend it to everybody. Our guide had good English and he was easy going and liked to make jokes . The atmosphere during the tour was very relaxed and our tour guide wanted to make it fun and funny. I was with my friends from New Zealand and I felt that the our guide was little bit too relaxed about the facts and information about the country and the town of Tallinn. The tour should have been more informative! The restaurant recommendation ( Irish pub) was very strange for the people who were in Tallinn only for one day. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but his style was sometimes quite irritable - people really like to get to know about the places where they travel!
The tour was ok, length was with 90 minutes ok, not too long. The tour guide was a bit nervous, you could tell that a lot from his body language. He was friendly, the stories were nice but often we'd rather had stories being a bit more realistic. The tour would be better in the dark. Maybe shift the times in summer to later hours. There was no hot chocolate at the end :(
We walked through the beautiful medieval centre of Tallinn with Raimo, a young student who has recently started guiding. He gave us a great insight into the history of Estonia and the character of the Estonian people. Raimo had the knack of adding his quirky humour to his stories and managed to bridge the age gap between himself and our elderly selves. I would have liked a little more historical depth to the architects and the styles of houses and their connection to Finnish architecture. Also the correct naming of Olaf’s Church along with the folk tale. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed Raimo’s style and his skill at evading the hordes off the cruise ships. I recommend this tour.