Tours Sten is Doing
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
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.
Discover desolate medieval and Soviet wonders during your quest to the border of Russia.
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 the beautiful Matsalu National Park and the charming Haapsalu with its picture-perfect old town.
My partner and I took the Riga to Tallinn tour and the journey was not only very comfortable but also so much fun and full of information. Sten, our guide was so knowledgeable and funny and we had great conversations all the way! This was probably the best guided tour we took in the area so we recommend it highly.
This tour was great fun and probably the best way to travel from Riga to Tallinn (or vice versa). Stan was an awesome guide and telled us a lot fun stories and a lot about history. I recommend this tour to anyone travelling the Baltics.
A much better way to get between the two cities, exploring multiple different locations that you would not have seen if you had just travelled directly between the two cities. Castles a plenty, but my personal favourite was walking down the bobsled track - have certainly never done that before!
Really enjoyed this off-the-beaten-track tour of eastern Estonia. You really get to see a very different side of the country - a lot of which looks and feels like it is still in the Soviet times. Narva was particularly interesting being so close to Russia, but there are many things to see and we highly appreciate that we were able to tailor our tour as desired. Would highly recommend to others that like a more quirky and unusual experience. Our guide Sten was very good - you could ask him anything and he would know the answer!
Nice experience, It permit you to see several places of Lahemaa in 1 day. The best is to swim in a pool during the Bog trail. Sten is a local with a great knwoledge and his approach is very friendly.
I really enjoyed the tour to Lahemaa. The programme is well prepared, the guide was a very nice person, explained the background information very well. I liked the lunch place and the bog tour was amaizing. Thank you for it. It was a perfect day during my holiday.
A melting-pot of humor, history and nature. Sten is very nice and interesting. A travel to experience !
I enjoyed the discovers made during the tour. It was interesting to hear about the Soviet empire that we rarely are taught about in the UK. Sten was very informative and knowledgeable about the history. I enjoyed the food from the restaurant too, tasted good and was very filling! You'll enjoy the tour. My highlights were visiting Sillimae and the ghost town
Some places reminded me of former East Germany. Good spots of 'Stalin Culture' Sten was good and entertaining guide, that has a lot of knowledge about every stop we have visited. He explained a lot of Estonia and from the past and today.
We are proud to be one of the first on tour after Corona shutdown. Our guide was a big help exploring the country. We've got a lot of insider information about history, country and people. Safe driver.
We were welcomed by our great tour guide, Sten, a bit before 10am. We were two to do the tour that day (me and my girlfriend) so that was great as we could really talk with Sten and take our time to discover each place. We started with the mighty ( :) ) Jägala Fall and then visited the Viru bog. There was a bit of rain but it added to the bog experience (even hesitated to jump in one of the lakes from the small platform). The nature there is magnificent ! Sten's explanations about both the waterfall and the bog (formation, role in Estonian culture before and today) were very interesting. Unfortunately, we did not spot any bog monsters that day, but it's probably because it had eaten the previous tourists passing by... We then went to Viitna Kõrts, a nice auberge on the road between Tallinn and Narva where we ate good and hearty Estonian dishes (perfect for the day) and enjoyed glasses of kamajook and kali. The rest of the afternoon was great, finishing with the small and charming fishing village of Altja. We then went back to Tallinn. Sten offered to put some Estonian modern music (pop, folk, etc.) to get to know the art-scene. We took note of some nice songs :) Sten dropped us off before our hotel, which was very nice, and gave us some great places to have dinner or have a drink. We had the time to try some and really enjoyed them !
An unexpected treat! A big thanks to Marii for keeping me informed about the different tours during my stay in Tallinn. When the opportunity arose to join the Lahemaa tour, I didn't doubt. 4 diverse stops (waterfall, bog walk, manor house & fishing village), a good mix between background info and free time, and one of he highlights of my stay: the walk through one of Lahemaa park bogs. The landscape is really typical (and in some places: truly stunning), and the walk (about 3.5 km) is ideal in length. And because the weather was great, another bonus: swimming in a brandy-colored lake...
I really enjoyed the tour. Sten gave interesting and passionate backgrounds and histories of both Latvia and Estonia. Lunch was wonderful and pickup/drop off went as planned. I HIGHLY recommend this affordable trip. It was great to see the countryside.
My husband Pat and I opted for the private tour option since we only had a week in Tallinn, and without a rental car, we wanted to make the most of the trip by getting outside the capital for a bit. We took two private tours with Traveller, and neither one disappointed. On this tour, Sten picked us up promptly outside our AirBnB and gave us plenty of options of what we could go and see. Our response was "all of it." For the entire day (we left at 9am and got back around 5:30), we kept seeing one thing of beauty after another. Sten was so so knowledgeable about the history of Estonia, it's Occupation, it's subsequent Independence, what life is like now, and so much more. The highlight for me was climbing around the former limestone quarries and the flooded prison. If you're not afraid of heights, or, as he put it "to go mountain climbing in the country with no mountains", this is a real treat. Also the Soviet plane, now the home to a model airplane club, is surreal as you sit in pilot and Gunner seats and get transported back in time. We didn't only talk about the past, though. We talked hobbies, politics, culture, movies, etc. It really left us feeling like we'd made a friend in Estonia. I will absolutely recommend this company to anyone visiting the country.
This tour was my favorite activity for the 2 weeks I spent in the Baltics. I loved the variety of places we visited, from ancient castles to a national forest, and the restaurant where we stopped for lunch was great. Sten was very knowledgeable, very proud of his ancestry and country, and very attentive to the group’s needs.
This tour with guide, Sten, was our favourite time in Estonia. We learned so much about Estonian people and their history while experiencing the stunning countryside. The bog was definitely our favourite part but the manor, castle and seaside village were also hugely interesting and beautiful. Thanks so much to Sten for making our day very special.
We had the best day on this trip. Great history, great guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved every second! Thank you very much to Sten!
Sten was very passionate and informative - he answered all our questions and made our day very enjoyable, despite the cold and wet weather. The highlight of our tour was having a go on a medieval "tinder" swing in Viljandi and climbing the "mountains" of Latvia.
Highly recommended. Sten was excellent guide and driver
View, food, guide, all great.
This was a brilliant, comfortable way to get between Riga and Tallinn, but more than that it allows you to experience more than just those city centres. Our guide was so knowledgeable and never rushed any part of the tour (in fact all the timing was perfect). The minivan was very spacious (which I had worried about as I'm tall and leg room is always an issue - but not this time!) and the restaurant and meal halfway was also lovely. I would highly recommend. Unfortunately we had bad weather for half the day but Sten carried on regardless and we got the best experience possible. Thanks TravellerTours.
It was very interesting and guide knew everything ja told as lot about eastern Estonia.
Stan was an excellent guide who spoke exceptional English and was very knowledgeable. He was keen to assist and at no stage did he rush the tour. The restaurant had nice atmosphere and there was a wide selection of food.
Very good tour. Many thanks to our guide Stan.
Great way to get from Tallinn to Riga. I really enjoyed seeing more of Estonia and Latvia. Sten was a wonderful tour guide.
We (4 friends from Austria) had an ambitious goal: to see as much as possible in the short time of our vacation. Not just visiting the classic tourist places, we also wanted to learn more about the countries and the people who live there. This tour has more than exceeded our expectations. We spent a great day together with our awesome guide and the nice group we were with. We got our hearts racing at the huge medieval swing, climbed a true Latvian 'mountain', walked down the bobsleigh track, saw a lot of new places, took hundreds of pictures and learned about the history of Estonia and Latvia. Now we also know how to make friends with the people with just one sentence! We would (and will) definitely recommend this tour to everyone! Thank you so much!
I had a great time on the Tallinn-Riga bus tour. Stops included a couple castles, a cave, a national park, a bobsled track, and lunch at a really fantastic restaurant. Sten was a welcoming and funny guide. This is a great way to see parts of Estonia and Latvia that you will miss if you only hit the major cities--I highly recommend it!
This one way bus trip is the perfect day trip. It allows you to see little known countryside towns you would otherwise never experience. It also still advances you trip rather than using a whole day only to end up back where you started. It is a wonderful introduction to the history of both countries and the trip is busy but not rushed. A perfect day trip.
This short journey from Latvia to Estonia is a good opportunity to have a taste of history and nature of the 2 countries outside the main cities.
This was a small group minibus trip. Stopped at various points where Stan, our driver/ guide gave us the history and insights into the past. The castle ruins at Viljandi were impressive. The keeking was fun! (Giant swing!) . The military museum was very interesting with lots of old tanks, vehicles and Soviet helicopter. A walk through the Gauja park forest and sandstone cliffs was really lovely. A short stop at Cesis to see the castle and beautiful grounds. Final stop at the Bobsleigh track in Sigulda. Amazing track where you can imagine the speeds attained by the contestants. A long day but Stan was a great driver and very knowledgeable.
Le temps est passé très vite. Notre guide était très sympathique et les visites interessantes. U très bon moyen de relier les deux capitales sans perdre de temps
We spent a lovely day sightseeing with a fun group and learned so much about the local history from our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. Perfect way to travel from Riga to Tallinn!!
A great tour taken by Sten, don't feel rushed at all and we have some to explore a bit ourselves sometimes too. I think its a convenient way making your way from Riga to Tallinn
Very knowledgeable guide
I recommend taking this tour, you get to see more of the countries than if you take a direct bus or train to Riga. The guide knows a lot so you get a lot of information on the way too.
Really nice entertaining trip. The stops all were interesting.
What a day. Superb adventure through the national park. Great tour guide. Sten was excellent throughout the day. He helped every single couple or person with questions about the day and their overall trips to Estonia and indeed the world, as Sten is very well travelled and totally loves his job and discussing the places we visited. The tour was well organised and all the places we visited were interesting. The timing of the day was good, ie enough time to visit places and not feel rushed. Food at lunchtime was excellent and in a wonderfully authentic tavern. We loved the whole day. Our favourite part was trekking through the bog and sipping our feet in the bog lake, so cold but really refreshing and it was a really hot day so we needed it! Loved it.
Our guide was very prepared, he was funny and the activities were great!! Really non turistic things! I really recommend this tour, the money is worth it!! Sten you were awesome! 😃😃
Enjoyed Viru Bog and Altjaa village
Four of us had a private transfer Tallinn - Parnu - Riga with Sten. Sten was accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. We had a great stop in Parnu where he filled us in on the history of the town. We had a good look at the town and the beach and he suggested a charming restaurant for lunch. All in all we can happily recommend Sten and Traveller Tours.
We had a lovely time with this guided tour. The Viru bog was the highlight for us, but the waterfall, the fishing village of Altja and the lunch were also good! Our guide Sten was a gentleman and a scholar, both a well of knowledge and good in taking care of the group and engaging everyone individually. He even picked us all some tasty berries! Also, a good driver. Overall, we had a great time and highly recommend this tour. Well worth your money!
We had a nice day visiting Lahemaa with our Estonian guide, Sten, on Wednesday. We learned many things from Sten, not only history but also about nature, food, Estonian traditions, etc. We really enjoyed the hiking in Viru Bog, the town of Altja and the lunch in a traditional restaurant. It's really worth it if you want to get a real insight of this part of Estonia. Good value for money! Our trip mates from Australia, Germany and Slovenia were also fantastic, thank you all and thank you Stan!
The waterfall and the manor house are picturesque. The coastal cliff is simply spectacular, the highlight of the tour! We could spend the whole day wandering along the coast that covered with colorful wildflowers.
The tour was very well organised, allowing me to appreciate different aspects of Estonia culture and history. My guide, Sten, was super attentive and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.