Tours & Day Trips from Riga
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Take a fun trip from Riga to Tallinn with a guided tour in Pärnu, the picturesque seaside town.
Enjoy picturesque countryside, the historic town of Kuldīga and hidden villages of Kurzeme.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.
Jurmala has much more than just beach & pretty wooden villas. Experience it's vibe and history.
Thoroughly enjoyed my day tour from Riga to Vilnius with Anna and Kamile. Both guides provided interesting facts about both countries, and also shared experiences that their families had dealt with. They were informative, interesting and at times numerous. Lunch was well organised and tasty.
A last minute decision to skip a plane and enjoy a drive between Riga and Vilnius. SO glad we did. Our guides (Anna and Kimmie - we were lucky to have both) were both incredibly well informed, funny, classy AND they loved the 80s. For young people in their early 20s they rocked our era en route between stops. Speaking of which - each stop was very well guided, with thoughtful comments and suggestions along the way. Very grateful we chose this option - thanks so much!
Our guide was so friendly and personable! His English was perfect which made conversation flow easily and comfortably. The guide's knowledge of the history of the area was extensive, we learned a great deal, and he could readily answer any questions that we asked. I was surprised by how much we enjoyed the Bog excursion! It was beautiful, interesting, and offered nice exercise. Pärnu was lovely and the patience that our guide showed as my son shopped for the "perfect" Estonian wool sweater is commendable! We had a delicious pizza lunch before continuing to Tallinn. We felt very comfortable asking our guide for a WC stop, temperature control in the van, etc. This was a VERY positive experience and i would highly recommend the tour as a worthwhile way to enhance travel between Riga and Tallinn!! Thank you for a most memorable experience!
What a brilliant day from start to finish, Kamile is a credit to the tour company, funny, friendly and a fountain of knowledge. Even dropped us off at the hotel too! Could not have picked a better way to get from Riga to Vilnius. Would definitely recommend this tour. What a great way to get from one city to the another. I was travelling with my 15 year old sons and they loved it too! Our highlight was the Hill of Crosses. Thanks Kamile and Thanks Traveller Tours
We had a really great tour from Riga to Vilnius with Kamile. She kept us entertained and also is super knowledgable and full of great stories. While the tour obviously costs more than public transportation, we felt it was definitely worth it because we saw some places we wouldn't have chosen to see beforehand but really enjoyed, and others which we wanted to see but are really hard to access via public transportation. Unfortunately, due to the shorter days in winter, Trakai wasn't included in our tour, but it was an easy trip from Vilnius, so it wasn't so bad.
Great tour, interesting mix of places. Could have had one more spot, but the short days made that tricky. Lovely tour guide!
Enjoyed the tour a little but I don’t think it’s something for me. It’s a long time on the small bus with other people sitting so closely to you. It’s more of a large car than a bus. I did really enjoy seeing the towns and the National Park and the guide was a lovely guy who knew a lot about the Estonia and Latvia. My partner enjoyed this tour more than I did. I don’t think it’s for everyone but you definitely won’t regret it.
Just perfect. Very interesting private tour.
Absolutely a fantastic way of travelling from Riga to Vilnius. Saw a bunch of highlights of Latvia and Lithuania other than the capital cities. Laurynas is a great guide, very helpful and fun. Fantastic day!
That was great way to get from Riga to Tallinn & Mike is a very friendly tour guide
The trip was excellent. Very comfortable van and our tour Guide Kamile , originally from Lithuania was great.
I had a fabulous time on the tour. It was in a great way to travel between the two cities with lots of different sites to see on the way. Our tour guide Kamil was a wealth of knowledge and her enthusiasm really made the trip memorable for me. Thank you so much!
Rather than catch the regular bus, I did the tour with Kamile. It was vastly more interesting and friendly than an express bus would have been.
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!
THE TRIP IS AMAZING, EVEN WITH NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES!!
We had a great time from Rīga-Vilnius. The tour guide is super good and has a good attitude and understand our needs. They are very useful and informative giving us a snap info of where we visit. As we traveled with seniors, they did their best to accommodate our parents by having parking space/drop off and pick up location next to the places we visit and help them to get on and off the mini van. I would recommend this trip to everyone. It is far better than you drive yourself in such a bad weather conditions. It is worried-free. All you need to do is to sit back and relax.
We had a private bus tour from Riga to Vilnius and we are really glad that we did it in this way, otherwise it would be impossible to have visited so many places in one day if we had done it by public transportation. It was so much easier when travelling with kids and big luggages. And we learned so much about the history of the Baltic countries (especially Lithuania!). Laura is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, helpful, funny with great personality! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who travel through the Baltic countries!
Such a great way to see the sites between the capital cities, as well as getting some insight into the culture with the informal chats with your tour guide-driver while on the road. Far better than flying or standard bus. Very highly recommended!
We were picked up in a minibus and it was comfortable. The tour was great if you are going from either Vilnius to Riga or the opposite. We got from Riga to Vilnius and it was a lot of interesting stops on the way. We learned alot of history about al the Baltic countries and saw new places. Our tour guide was Laurynas and it was like visiting a history lesson, a theater tour and comedy stand up at once. He drived safe and careful. It’s a very low price for a whole day of entertainment. I want to recommend everybody to take this trip. You will regret not doing this.
Had an amazing time on this tour. Turned a wasted travel day into a highlight of our trip. Our tour guide Mic was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Would highly recommend this for anyone heading to or from Tallinn.
We are a group of 8, moving slowly on the wet and slippery floor. Andres is very patience with us. He brought us to the forest and historical castle. He ensure we reach our apartment in Helsinki safely. He is a safe driver and good guide.
Really glad that i did this tour, I didn’t really do research on the visited places but the guide explained it well.
We recently took the Riga-Tallinn Sightseeing tour bus and it was one of the best experiences ever! We took a private tour as there was no public tour that day. Our guide, Mike picked us up from our hotel in Riga and led us for an amazing day trip. Our first stop was at the Bobsleigh track - it provided wonderful views over the area and was a fun trek to see an actual working ice track! Next, we visited the quaint old town of Cesis to pick up soveniors and grab a cup of coffee, Following that, the trek through the Gauja national park was definitely the highlight of the day - a chance to really connect with nature in a snowy walk. We then stopped for lunch near a Beer Factory, before heading to our last stop of the day, Viljandi to see the ruins of the fort. Finally, we were dropped off at our hotel in Tallinn with a day full of fond memories! Overall, a fun trip and definitely recommended to do!
Everything was on time and very comfortable. 5 well chosen spots to stop along the way. Lucky with the weather but unfortunately the last two stops in the dark due to short days but both stops are beautifully lit up at night, so it was still perfect in a different way. Guide was very knowledgeable and spiced up the stories with family history. Thanks for a great day.
We wanted to take a regular bus from Riga to Tallinn first, but decided to do this tour instead and couldn't be happier about our decision. Kris was a reasonable and dedicated driver and a hilarious and kind guide. Thank you for that awesome day!
The tour was amazing. Our tour guide, Laurynas, did an amazing job throughout the trip. He gave us so much insights and information on the places we visited. The stories he told were incredibly interesting. Besides, I probably wouldn't have visited these places on my own if it weren't for this tour. Definitely give it a go!
An excellent day with a knowledgeable and funny guide. Highly recommended! If you’re going from Riga to Tallinn or viceversa it’s a must!
Really enjoyed the tour! Thanks so much to our awesome guide, Laurynas! He was very knowledgable and funny and helped make the tour a great day. Much better doing this than just taking a normal coach etc
Camile our tour guide made up for the gloomy, rainy, cold and windy weather by being the most cheerful tour guide i've ever experienced. It was more like having a conversation with a friend more than being with a tour guide during our tour. She really made us feel at home and we enjoyed our trip!
I hate getting frustrated and in general that's why I put my expectations so low about everything. When I saw a 12 hours tour stuck with strangers I thought: man, that's going to be either a total crap or a exhausting experience. My thoughts were wrong, that was an AMAZING experience! And I would say, the success was solely thanks to our guide driver: Laura was is her name (make sure you get the pronunciation correct mate). But to give you a brief explanation about my day: When she first spoke at like 7:50 AM (so full of energy), I was hangover, with a headache after a big night out with drinks, I thought: This is going to be a DISASTER! But what I thought was going power my irritability (her endless energy) was the biggest blessing of the day. It was by her energy that the trip turned out to be one of the ones I will never forget! She really turned around the wheel and showed the amazing sights between Riga, Vilnius and everything in between with the honesty and passion that only a truly wonderful local would be able to do. If "Traveler Tours" have chosen her to be their driver, trust me and my partner who was with me, they know what they are doing! Be aware readers, to change my mood (I'm such a grumpy person) it's one achievement that It's really rare. I still follow her on insta just to get a glimpse of the amazing places she visits and the endless energy that she emanates. Make sure you get Laura as your driver, but if you don't I'm sure it will be an amazing experience anyway. Also, think about it: the alternative is a bleak cold buss, that goes from city to city bypassing everything in between. I could be telling you about the places I've visited (that you would not visit if you chose the cold and bleak buss). Places that are so unearthly (like the Hill of Crosses) that I would not be able to put down in words. Or I could tell you about the castles, that are stunning (but mostly rebuilt from after war), but I could never explain the memories and the passions built in the stories that our driver did. Thank you so much Laura! <3 Bottom line: If you came to read the reviews it's probably because you are unsure if it's worth your time&money. I've already given you the answer so: there are LIMITED spots, don't waste your time, just book it. By the time you read this might be none left, sorry. To the lonely travelers: best opportunity to make friends!!!
Taking the small group tour between Riga and Tallinn was a great decision I made. The tour was fantastic and I got to see places in Latvia and Estonia that I would have not seen myself. Mike was an amazing guide, very thoughtful, kind and funny. He answered all the questions from the travelers so kindly and patiently and made sure everyone was going at their own pace. Glad I saw the picturesque small towns and spent some time outdoors in the Gauja national park. This trip comes highly recommended to anyone not wanting to do the drive themselves and wanting to see some beautiful places outside the cities of Tallinn and Riga.
Kätlin was a great guide and driver. She told us about the history, geography and culture of Latvia and Estonia in a humorous way.
Great trip thanks!! Hill of crosses was great. The only thing bad was that the castle was closed.
Excellent way to travel to Tallin, particularly by the explanations and simpaty of our guide!
The guide was outstanding and very engaging and personable. Refrained from using private cell phone during the tour. Made an effort to show us the sites we were most interested I seeing.
Alina, our driver and guide, was very cheerful and active. She had lots of stories and jokes to tell. She drove carefully. The van was spacious and had lots of space for luggage. A bottle of drinking water was provided. The whole tour took 12 hours. I find it too long. One of the reasons was Alina was not very strict with time. Some tourists spent their time as they wanted.
tour and guide were excellent . we completed our 5 places visit 1 hour ago. then we request Laurynas to take us some picturious places in Vilnius. He did . He also help us to get food that we choose. it was a nice experience. best wishes. rashid
I had previously taken the tour from Vilnius to Riga, because I think it’s a good opportunity to see some of these beautiful countries outside of their capital cities. This tour was also very interesting and informative. Our guide was friendly and welcoming, he gave a great introduction to his country.
Travelling from Riga to Tallinn, we wanted to take in as much of the country side as we could. Alternative travel methods such as direct bus or plane didn’t really appeal as you missed out on seeing the country first hand. This tour was great! 12 hours travel but it took us to off the beaten track sights. We visited castles and towns; forests and bobsled tracks; all with the amazing help and knowledge of our tour guide. Great experience and highly recommended
Excellent friendly driver/guide. Stopped at all the interesting places between Riga and Vilnius. Ample time and explanation at stops. Lunch stop was at a great hotel. Great job!
Alina really made this tour. She was insightful, energetic, knowledgeable and so willing to make sure we had a fabulous time. I wouldn’t have visited these parts of Latvia and Lithuania if I hadn’t done this tour. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to travel between the two countries and not sit on a train or bus the whole time. Sensational!
We recently visited the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. We organized our own itinerary but used Traveller Tours to get us from one country to the next. We arrived in Tallinn, Estonia a day earlier to visit the city. The next day, Traveller Tours took us from Tallinn to Riga, Latvia. We spent the next day, visiting Riga ourselves. The following day, we continued our Traveller Tour to Vilnius, Lithuania. The following day, we included the city guided Vilnius tour in our visit. Traveller Tours is a great way to see the Baltic countryside visiting may sites you wouldn’t see otherwise. Our drivers, Camille and La..were friendly, and enthusiastic guides. They were knowledgeable of the past and present history of their countries. A lot of this history was told to them by their grandparents who experienced WW II. Traveller Tours is giving international tourists the opportunity to visit this part of the world in a small group experience. Guides: Kamilie to Riga, Laurynas to Vilnius
The guider is really enjoying what he is doing that where the naturality as a guider. The best way for Riga-Vilnius while stopping at places to go with details explanation of the places and country.
We had an absolutely amazing experience travelling from Riga to Tallinn. Our guide Anna was lovely and very knowledgable of the area as well. Highly recommend this tour!
This day trip lets you discover so much of these amazing countries that you would never know if you only visited the capital cities. The Baltic countries are all beautiful and unique, with a complex history and so many interesting sites to explore. This day trip gives you a taste for all of it - sobering war camps, beautiful gardens, (tasty) reindeer farms, the awesome hill of crosses, and even sunset over the castle at Trakai. But enough about the countries - the real highlight was the tour guide. Imagine a viking crossed with a teady-bear, and then topped with a playful sense of humour and a deep, honest interest in everyone he meets. Oh, and did I mention he sometimes gives you chocolate? Laurynas made the trip fun, educational, and inspiring. His passion for the Baltic countries, and their history, was entirely contagious. Also, he has really good taste in music playlists! I can't recommend this tour and the company any more highly - just book it!
This was a great way to travel from Riga to Vilnius. Although 12 hours sounded like a long day, it went surprisingly quickly. This was certainly helped by our knowledgeable and friendly driver (Lau), his good sense of humour and excellent choice of road trip music! Our stops were all interesting and lunch was also well priced and tasty. Traveller Tours were also quick to reply to email and booking enquires. I highly recommend this company and their tours.
This was the ideal way to get to know more about the two countries, see some of the iconic sites and get from A to B. Laurynas brought history to life and took very good care of us. So we were well looked after, had a nice lunch (the apple pie is much recommended!) and altogether a very good time together.
We had a fantastic day, full of information and impresessions, Lau is not only a great guide but also fun and a good driver. Best way to get from Rīga to Vilnius if interested in more than just having a transfer. Ah, lunch was delicious as well. Loved the little chocolates, Lau, thanks!
As with most people, I opted to take this tour to see a bit of the countryside of Latvia / Lithuania rather than take the direct bus route. Overall, the tour was great - well paced (we left and arrived on time, and the guide made sure we had ample opportunity to see sites), great information at each stop, and plenty of time to explore independently after the initial introduction to the site. Really enjoyed it!
Eight travelers, 12 hours. Too long. Cut it to. 9-10 hours.
Tour guide is so knowledge about the nature and history.... but the best one is when we stuck in the forest , he tried to solve the problems.He ran so far away to ask for help even though the tools wasn’t work. Thank you for the guide.
I was so happy to discover this tour offering. Being able to not only transfer efficiently between Riga and Vilnius, but at the same time make 5 stops at tourist highlights I had wanted to visit anyway, was really great! This is especially true because some places (like Hill of Crosses) are not that easy to get to by public transportation. In general visiting all these places would have taken me at least two days, so this was really an efficient and stress-free way to travel. Our guide was excellent -- engaging, open, full of information not only on the sites but also on life and current events in the Baltics overall. The small group design of the tour as well as the super reasonable price were awesome as well. This is a highly recommended tour and company. (In fact, I wanted to do some of their other tours organized in Lithuania, but unfortunately at this time of year there is limited availability because of relatively few tourists). I'll definitely consider the Talinn-Riga and other tours with Traveller Tours the next time I am in the region!!!!
This is a great tour to travel from Riga to Vilnius as we saw many important attractions along the way. It's a great way to meet other travellers from all over the world as we had 5 nationalities among the 8 of us! Laura was lots of fun to be with and was very kind to have dropped us off at our lodging. Highly recommend this tour.
Travelled from Riga to Vilnius in September 2018 with Kamille. Would definitely recommend this tour transfer. The stops to driving ratio was good and although I would love to have stayed longer in some places it isn't possible without making it an over long day. However because my time in the area was limited it at least meant I saw some pretty great sights. My travelling companions were lovely, a group if strangers who ended the day as a little family on the bus
I am glad that such a wonderful idea with one way travel is created by this company. The itinerary is well planned that covered most of the interesting sites, like the round Palace and the hill of the crosses, the Trakai castle island and Kaunas. All in one day! You save a lot of time and money. The guide, Laura, is very professional and full of enthusiastic in telling us about the history background of the sites. We had a great time and good weather. I really recommend this tour to everyone! It worth the money!
Really enjoyed the tour and learnt alot about Latvia and Lithuania.
Good to have some stop-overs during the long hours of usual driving route. Local guides tell local stories along the way. The group size is just right.
We had such a good tour from Riga to Vilnius. Our driver/ guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the sites and history. He made the trip a lot of fun and he had a great sense of humour. Also he was a very safe driver.
Omg. So much to say!! Alina?? Or Alona? A lithuanian chick was our tour guide. Totally hilarious and friendly!!! I kept getting lost on private walks but she was my hero!!!
This was a great way to see more of the countries. The tour guide gave some good personal stories and there was a good mix of personal time vs. being guided at the stops. The vans are comfortable. Overall I would highly recommend the tour to others
The bus took us from Riga to Vilnius with stops at points of interest along the way. First stop was at Salaspils memorial, that opened up a whole area of history to us and was very moving. We’d have liked longer here to see more of the museum. The next stop was Rundale Palace, a stunning surprise with gardens to rival Versailles. We had lunch at a restaurant offering traditional Lithuanian food, with venison on the menu and limited vegetarian options. The Hill of Crosses in North Lithuania is surely unique; we saw two bridal parties there and our guide explained the custom. After that was Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas; we could have done with less time here. Final stop was the really beautiful Trakai, It was a fine evening and a stroll was welcome, unfortunately the castle was closing so we couldn’t go in. Some people sampled a famous local pastry speciality. Our guide Kamile was excellent, engaging, knowledgeable and with first rate English. All in all, we’d highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to learn about life in the three Baltic states, past and present.
This was an excellent day stopping at 5 very interesting sites along the way.
It was run nicely and professionally by th guide whose name I can’t remember right now. We saw interesting places and everything went nice and smooth. The guide is professional and ready to answer to the questions I had. The only thing is the restaurant stop: I would change that restaurant, the entire personnel was frozen with no emotion towards customers. The weitress was extremely distant and did the basic.
We couldn't have asked for a better day day. The sights we visited were fascinating (especially the Hill of Crosses), the countryside interesting and our guide informative. Would highly recommend this tour.
Absolutely satisfied with the tour. Make you feel like traveling in family. Safe driver. Five Stars!!!
It was really good experience. The trip was well organized, we visited several beatiful places, small picturesque towns, walked in pineapple forest, learnt interesting things about Latvia and Estonia history. Despite the long day, it was "light" and "live" trip, thanks to our guide Line, very nice person with good sense of humour. The lunch in the authentic restaurant was super delicious. We really enjoyed the trip, would recommend this option to everyone.
Great way to get a feel for rural parts of Latvia and Estonia, with stops at points of interest.
My son and I joined the rest of the group travelling from Riga to Tallin. Our guide was Mikelis. He entertained us very well throughout the day with his local knowledge and even threw in a couple of folk songs. It was a great experience, visiting some really interesting places we would never of considered normally visiting. I would throughly recommend the trip to anyone wanting to travel between the 2 cities.
Our guide new Marju knew the hidden places, explained various things on the way.
It didn't seem like a long day but we left Riga easily and after stopping at monuments, castles with lakes and gardens, then the Hill of Crosses arriving in Vilnius for dinner made for an easy, stress-less day. Great experience especially with our driver/guide Adams ability to keep a rapid pace through the day.
Abbiamo deciso di prenotare il tour da Riga a Tallinn con questo Tour Bus ed è stata un'esperienza fantastica! Abbiamo percorso strade che mai avremmo fatto e visitato paesi all'interno che non avremmo mai visto. La nostra guida era Mike, un ragazzo lettone giovane e molto simpatico. Ve lo consigliamo!
We had a wonderful day with Laura T of Traveller. We took the tour from Riga to Tallinn and visited the beautiful cities in between. Laura was very helpful with our six month old. She was very knowledgeable and shared trivia facts about the places we visited. She even picked fresh berries for us. She is a bright girl and we wish her well. We really had a memorable time with her and would cherish it forever.
I was so glad to have found this company. My original plan was just for a quick an easy way to get from Riga to Vilnius. The opportunity to combine it with a sightseeing tour along the way was fantastic. Got to visit a lot of places I wouldn't have been able to see on my own. Highly recommended!
The best tour you could ask for. Our tour guide was passionate, knowledgeable, personable and oh so thoughtful and kind. The sites we stopped at were terrific with enough time to explore after our guides explanation. He provided so much fun and the group of 8 were so happy with the entire day. Over the years we have gone on a number of tours, but this young man stood out above all others.
This is a great way to get from Riga to Vilnius! Our guides, Anna and Laurynas, did an amazing job. They were friendly. personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend checking this tour out if you are traveling thru the Baltic's.
Our guide was delightful! We would have been fine with more music in the van for the long ride. The sights are beautiful and it was nice to get out and walk around.
Adam was safe-driving, interesting in his explications, open to questions and suggestions, and well in time for the arrival
Very interesting tour with a nice guide. I recommend !
Perfect way to travel from Riga to Vilnius with multiple stops in between to go to places in the middle of no where / without easy access with public transport. Our guide Alina was super fun and informative about everything.
The perfect way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Laura, from Vilnius, was an energetic and informative guide, keeping it fun at the same time. She seemed to be having a good time and that made us have a good time as well.
We saw everything we wanted to see. We had 8 tourists in a 9 passenger van. It was great. Another van with 8 more was with another driver and van from same company. Our guide was excellent. He was from Lithuania and spoke excellent English. He drove carefully as well. It would be nice to spend a little more time at some places, but if you did you’d get into Vilnius even later than 9:15, like we did. If it left at 8:00am, you’d miss the museam at Salispils. In the end, it was the perfect tour. We saw what we wanted to see. We got from Riga to Vilnius. And, the value of the trip was very good. I seriously recommend it.
The trip itself was very interesting, but Laura with her gags and her simpathy added something more. PERRRFETTO!!
It’s great to combine sightseeing with getting me from Riga to Tallinn
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!!!
Places were intersting, guides were smart and professional at the same time. An excellent way to travel. Highly recommended!
She is nice and very good!!
She is very nice and smile...beautiful trip!!
Awesome tour that was well worth the money. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She also dropped us off at our hotels which was very nice of her. Thank you!
Very pleasend experience with a good guide. Visited interesting places in the countryside
While this leg offers a little less than the Tallinn-Riga leg in terms of the itinerary, Mike was an amazing guide and made the trip super enjoyable through his stories of the Latvian culture. We had nice conversations about our mutual traditions, cultures, people - way off the playbooks if I might add - which gave the trip a warm little touch. The sightseeing tour is a great way to visit places that don't usually fall on people's itineraries, as well as a great way to relate to the histories of both the states.
We are a couple with a small kid and have joined the private tour from Tallinn to Sigulda. Our guide, Trinn, is a very attentive person and had taken care all the need of us, especially for the kid. We have visited the recommended spots to feel the natural environment of Estonia and Lativa. She has also explained a lot the history and society of Estonia which let us have a more clear understanding of the region. We do have plenty of chatting on whatever we are interested and have enjoyed a great day. She had also shared her childhood life which made us fond of the living here and we especially thanks for telling us to pick the natural blueberries. We do recommend to join the tour to see and feel the Baltic area.
A perfect way to go from Riga to Vilnius and seeing many interesting sites you wouldn't see without a private car. 5 stops, max 8 people, a comfortable bus and a guide for 12 hours for 55 euros is really a good offer. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Really a good choice!
It was fantastic. Lau, our guide is very friendly.
It was an excellent way of travelling from Riga to Vilnius with this tour rather than taking a direct transfer. Our guide Laura was exceptional! She provided high quality information about the region in a very entertaining and energetic way. She has also created a very warm and friendly environment for all tour participants. I would recommend this tour to anybody who would like not to miss the nice spots between these two cities.
The locations we visited were far from the main cities and would have probably been missed if it wasn't for this tour. the stops not only contained a beautiful scenery, but also great stories that will let you get a deep insight into the country, especially with a guide so enthusiastic and proud of her culture.
We were planning a trip that would include Riga and Tallinn, and I have run into your ad proposing to get from Riga to Tallinn by a bus tour. We decided to try it, but had some doubts. In particular, we were not sure we would survive 12 hours on a bus. In the end we enjoyed the trip very much. Triin the guide/driver was very professional, very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. We visited beautiful Latvian and Estonian countryside, which we would never seen otherwise, and the time passed very fast.
We had a fantastic day out with the added bonus of getting to our final destination (Vilnius). The 5 stops are very interesting and Karolis, our guide was very knowledgable about both countries - his passion is Lithuania though ;) He pointed out interesting things on the way and we had the added bonus that he is a biologist who knows much about the flora and fauna. The small group suited us perfectly and we had fun!! I can recommend Karolis - safe driver and a fun guide.
It was a good change to go to Tallinn from Riga visiting interesting places in Latvia and Estonia. The lunch was great in a lovely place and our guide was very nice. The only dissapointing thing was the Military Museum because our guide spent too much time there and making political matters.
My husband and I travelled from Riga to Vilnius with sightseeing bus and our guide was Laura. We mostly travel without a group but we did not want to drive or use bus and see a bit more on Latvia and Lithuania. We got more than we expected. Laura answered all our questions on both countries. We had a nice lunch on our way. We had fantastic time, and what is more insider tips of Vilnius. I got this tour via internet and they were true proffessionals on time and well informed. The tour from Tallinn to Riga was full 20 days ago. Be sure to book well in advance. Thank you again Laura for this incredible trip.
I enjoyed this tour from Riga to Tallinn. The only negative was the weather, which is obviously beyond your control (it rained at times during the day). The stops were interesting, and I enjoyed talking to Karolis (the guide) and the other travellers. Karolis did a great job as guide, with his knowledge of the sites, and was also a careful driver.
Laura is such a fun tour guide! Her great personality truly made the tour extra special! She was engaging and her information made the history of Latvia and Lithuania come alive. We (my daughter and I) highly recommend these tours for the Baltic’s as this was our second time traveling with them and we had a wonderful experience both times. They really know how to pick warm-hearted and energetic guides! So happy to have met Laura!
Our guide Laurynas was perfect : he’s genuinely a good person who is dedicated to his work and very competent. People who were with me were very nice as well. I finally came back to Trakai by myself (it’s only 2 euros by bus from Vilnius) just to swim in the lake and it was lovely. So if Laurynas invites you to do it at the end of the trip, don’t hesitate, I definitely support you to do it in case you won’t have time to go back later. I was to shy and I regret it. Good luck to our guide in his future and all the people I shared this tour with.
I found this an exciting way to travel between Riga and Vilnius, it is a long day, but an adventurous alternative to a standard bus trip between cities! It's also an opportunity to cover multiple sights in one day, that you may otherwise need to visit on individual day trips from your base once there. Our guide was very energetic and engaging, passionate about the history behind these countries and the sights we visited, full of interesting stories and anecdotes which add to the experience! There were plenty of stops along the way, so you never feel as though you're stuck in the car for very long, and a lunch break too which was a late change due to the first choices being booked, but a great authentic restaurant in a beautiful countryside setting.
We really did enjoy that trip, our guide was lovely and as we were seating next to him we talked a lot about the countries and the culture. We loved the walk in the national park and the two cities of Cesis and Viljandi, we could have stayed there longer. The military museum was less interesting for us.
This tour was one of the best parts of my holiday. Great sights on the way from Riga to Vilnius, fantastic guide, learned lots, and the others in the group were great fun. Special thanks to our guide Laurynas - you made us laugh so much whilst also teaching us so much. Thank you! Highly recommended.
A nice option to reach Tallinn from Riga seeing beautiful places around Latvia and Estonia. Curious stories and a adventurous travel with people of different countries. Thank you!
This tour was an incredible way to see sites outside the capital cities and learn more about the culture and history from a local guide. Speaking of, Laura was AWESOME! She is super passionate about the region and was a joy to spend the day with. The sites were all unique, and I’m very glad that the tour made it simple and enjoyable to visit all of these great places. I highly recommend this tour!
The tour from Riga to Vilnius was simply superb. Our guide Karolis was very knowledgeable and interpersonal and we were very happy with his company. Thank you, Karolis!
Wow we had a great time- we really enjoy our tour bus trip! The guide was excellent and made the trip a memorable experience - he was knowledgeable, funny and genuinely friendly guy. The drive was long but he made it fun. We have seen some really beautiful sights and fell in love in the Baltic history and culture. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and we are really happy we booked it:) and based on that experience we hopefully book again!
We spent a brilliant, fantastic day with Mike on our tour from Riga to Tallin, thank you Mike!! I recommend this trip for all the people who wants to travel this way: Riga to Tallin or back, enjoying the countryside and getting historically true/ real /interesting /rich information. We would happily repeat and repeat....
The best way to travel from here to there. My Lithuanian friends were very impressed with all that we had seen and done. A great introduction to Latvia and Lithuania with a fun commentary by our guide Laura
My partner and I were sick of flying between cities on our trip to the Baltics so we decided to try this tour. I was worried I'd be stuck in a boring car all day wishing I had flown but I was pleasantly surprised :) The tour is a full day but the distance between stops is really well thought out and you don't feel like you have ever been stuck in the car too long. All stops were interesting and it was nice to see some of the countryside. There was a toilet at every stop and the longest time spent in the car was 2 hours at the end coming into Tallin. Our guide Katlin was awesome! A really lovely young lady who had an amazing knowledge of the history of the area, every question we asked her she was more than happy to answer honestly and she really knew her stuff. She gave great recommendations on places to eat in Tallinn and was super laid back. While the rest of the group slept in the back of the van she chatted with us up the front and made the trip very enjoyable. I can highly recommended her and the trip from Riga to Tallin. Thanks Katlin
First of all, our guide Laura was this energetic and enthusiastic girl, always concerned about all the passengers' needs. Then, she really could transmit her pride to be both Lithuanian and a citizen of the Baltic. The spots we visited showed us some of the history and architecture of Latvia and Lithuania. On the bus, everybody loved it. And that includes my 9-year-old daughter.
Very nice tour with interesting stops (hill of crosses) and many facts about the history of Latvia and Lithuania.
Had a lovely transport and sightseeing tour with Kristel from Riga and to Tallinn. She was very knowledgeable, kind and solution oriented, when we were once again struck by the on-and-off showers from above. We saw some great attractions, learned a lot about Estonia and Latvia, and the almost 12 hours just flew by. Great way to get from Tallin to Riga while seeing something along the way - we especially loved travelling on the small roads and watching the fields and countryside.
Wow! This is the way to travel between Riga and Vilnius and see the important sights. Our guide Adam gave us an excellent commentary regarding each of the sights, and filled us in with background material regarding Latvia and Lithuania. It was a long day but excellent value - would highly recommend this tour.
Anna and the other guide are very kind and they told us a lot of the history about Latvia and Lithuania. The places that we have visited are very interesting sites.
We travelled from Vilnius to Riga. We think that this tour was the best choice during our baltic trip! Laura (our guide) was very kind and friendly and gave a lot of information about the visited places. Moreover, she has a great sense of homour, she has a lot of energy and very easy-going! 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!
This was the second trip I took with this company. My tour guide was Laura. Despite her age, she was incredibly professional and very informative. surely being a history student helped. she did exactly what she was supposed to do. She was responsible, considerate and kind. The day was long. 12 hours. so many places to see and to do. unfortunately, we had very little time in places we stopped particularly in Viljandi and Cecis towns but as I said it is a long trip and I can totally understand the rush. The lunch stop was well chosen. The food was great (though more expensive than the one we had in Vilnius-Riga tour). I would strongly recommend this tour to anybody who is doing the Baltic tour. Thank you, Laura. you are a star!
This is such a great trip. Laura was a brilliant guide, she put 100% in all day and we learned so much about Latvian and Estonian history. Her knowledge about all aspects of Estonia was impressive and she coped with loads of "interesting" questions from a couple of our fellow travelers! We saw parts of the 2 counties that we would never have seen on a normal coach and especially enjoyed the short trek in the forest. Lunch was very good and, as we had pre-orded, served with the minimum of fuss and waiting time. On a seperate note, we would like to acknowledge the help from Heleene in the office as we managed to confuse the dates for our bookings and it took a few emails to make sure that it was all sorted. All in all, I can thoroughly recommend the company and the tour.
I liked the stops along the way, But maybe we should be given the option to actually use the bobsled as opposed to just visit the track. Cesis town was my favorite. Our tour guide was flexible and caring. He drove carefully and attentive. The only think I would change is the choice of restaurant for lunch. It was not an authentic restaurant but a hotel restaurant which to me doesn’t align with the feel of the trip. Everyone that was taking this tour in our van were experienced travelers looking for cool experiences. I think a more traditional place will be more appreciated. A special thank you to our tour guide which showed us “city people” how to pick blueberries! I never tasted any blueberries as good as those. I think we all felt it was super awesome to do. We looked like little kids picking and eating blueberries from the shrubs. :-)
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
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!
Although some of the stops are a little bit random (the museum is strange and none of the exhibits are in English), this is a great tour made even better by a brilliant, funny tour guide. The fact that there were only 4 of us on the bus made the day even better.
I took both the Tallinn-Riga and now the Riga-Vilnius tour, and they were both excellent! Mikelis was a terrific guide and a safe driver. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the Baltic States. The 12 hours fly by with wondeful stops and great stories. I highly recommend this experience!
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!
We had a fantastic time on our tour with our knowledgeable and friendly guide Karolis. The sights were unique and interesting (particularly Gauja National Park). Karolis was really knowledgeable about the plants and animals of the region, and we enjoyed getting to learn about local biodiversity. Plus the van was a very comfortable ride!
Me and my friend took the tour from Riga to Tallinn. There were many great activities on the way, but for us the highlight was the national park. So beautiful! Our tour guide Kamile was so friendly and informative and made the trip super special. She went out of her way to make everyone in the group comfortable. My friend is particularly interested in Baltic history and Kamile shared many fascinating stories with her that totally made her day. Highly recommended!
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 trip was fun and I learned a lot from our guide.
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!
Very nice guide (Kamile), well prepared and full of energy. Highly recommend!
Really quite brilliant experience on this tour - coming from the UK I hold my hands up and admit I knew little about the Baltic nations and it was a brilliant insight into the nature, history and culture of the area. The guide Kamile was lovely and very informative, took very good care of us catering for anything we needed! We travelled alongside a group of friends from Luxembourg and a family from Romania which was also great for meeting new people and we had chances to share experiences over lunch and whilst exploring the beautiful and interesting locations we visited. So much learnt, so much to admire - for the price it is so worth the experience, the 12 hour journey passed by and it was a shame to have to end it!
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!
The tour is quite intense (12 hours - most of the objectives are not exactly on the main road) and it’s fully worth doing it. Alina is a great guide, who provided lots of interesting facts and useful tips (she also drives very safely). We enjoyed esp. the Trakai area where we returned for a full day experience.
Jaan created a great experience. At first we did not know what to expect. But after a few minutes we laughed and had fun already in the early morning. Jaan made us enthusiastic about both the Latvian as well as the Estonion history and culture. Jaan served us well and was flexible in accepting our requests. Beer, history and culture: wow!
Laura was an amazing tour guide. She had so much energy and passion for the sites and Lithuania. it made our tour even more exciting and engaging. We were able to ask any questions and she was very informative about the sites. The sites were great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Laura even gave us a private audition for her upcoming stardom at Eurovision!
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.
Definitely worth taking the tour! AlIna took us through the otherwise difficult to reach towns and was very informative!!
The best way to travel through the Baltics and see more than only the capitals. Alina was a great guide! She told a lot of information and was good fun to spend the day with. In hindsight, we should have done the Tallinn-Riga your as well...
Stopped at enough places to make the trip interesting. Lunch at the hunting lodge was delish
Zero hassle way of travelling between two great cities, with stops along the way at locations I would never have found otherwise. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the sights were amazing. Would definitely recommend.
I really liked that we were able to see multiple cities, but I wish we had more free time to explore (even just 15 to 20 minutes). Everything was a bit too rigid. I really wanted to spend more time in Gauja National Park and in Viljandi. The tour was still good though and if you want to see more cities, it is definitely worth it. I was really thankful that the guide dropped us off at our hotel too!
This tour is a convenient way to get from one city to the next and learn/see some things along the way - though it does make for a long day. Our guide, Karolis was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. He really knows his nature so he was able to give much more insight during the short hiking portion. I enjoyed most aspects of the tour but I could have passed on the military museum. The history is interesting but the entire museum was in Estonian so besides Karolis’ explanation there wasn’t much to engage with. I would have rather used that time to visit another place or even have a short guided walk at our destination. The other locations are quite nice though - especially Viljandi. All in all, I would recommend the tour - just bring snacks and be prepared for a long day!
Guide was very friendly and had a lot informatins
A good way to see things between Riga and Vilnius you would otherwise have to do as side trips. Our guide Laura, was great. A bubbly personality and the ability to provide the background and history of the things we saw without it becoming to dry. A pleasure to spend the day with her.
We loved the tour from Riga to Tallinn. Beautiful countryside, breathtaking views and a very knowledgeable guide. We choose the private group tour and it was perfect for 4 people(two couples). I would definitely recommend the experience and the history lesson.
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.
A great experience. A very peaceful and kind guide. He gave us a lot of information about plants in the Gauja parc as he is a biologist.
Laura brings 110% of herself to making sure her guests are happy. It works. Our ride from Riga to Vilnius was filled with fascinating stories, beautiful stops, wonderful walks and an awesome lunch. We’d go back to Riga just for the ride!
WeI had the pleasure of spending 11+ hours with wonderful Triin during our Riga to Vilnius tour on 18 July. Because we wanted sightseeing convenience, we opted to book a private tour. In hindsight, we are extremely glad we did and think that the outstanding services Triin provided us were well worth the additional cost. Triin was charming, energetic, flexible, and informative. Overall, we thought the stops included in the Riga-Vilnius tour were well-paced and offered an excellent overview of the key sights between those two fantastic cities. (We must mention that we loved Tallinn as well, given that Triin is Estonian.) Our heartiest thanks to the Triin and her Traveller team for a job well-done!!!
The tour was fantastic, as was our guide! I loved all the stops, especially the national park. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful towns! We even had a little karaoke session on the longer part of the drive through Estonia! We have the perfect tour size and awesome people who made it all a great trip. It was also special to see smaller towns and to get out of the bigger cities!
The tour was a great way to see Latvia/Estonia before getting to Tallinn. While it stops in Sigulda, the tour does not include the Bobsleigh so recommend going by train (or car) separately if you want to ride the bob sleigh (only on weekends). I enjoyed the stops along the way, but could have skipped the museum. Mikelis got us into Tallinn at 9 pm as promised. My favorite part was the Gaujas National Park which was beautiful, and Mikelis was very passionate about the park and the plants.
It was an excellent tour, with well planned stops and Anna's joyful personality. The only thing that needed improvement was the meeting place. Address given was a bar and since we arrived early, we could not be sure if we were at the right place. A little bit more descriptive information would have helped tremendously.
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.
If you go to Tallin from Rīga do not hesitate to take this tour. The places we visit were all interesting, each in its own way, and our guide, Laura, was excellent. She was extra nice and told us a lot about the history, society, way people of these countries live.
A very nice way to travel between cities!
Alina was a very pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful and fun guide. She exceeded my expectations. I was a bit hesitant to take small group tours such as these but it was a great decision in the end. The travel was very smooth, not rushed, well-explained and well organized. Special thanks to Alina who really showed passion about about her job; meeting other people, showing her lovely country Lithuania, and telling wonderful stories that made the places much more alive and meaningful. The van was a comfortable vehicle and those in the group were nice and fun too. I enjoyed the trip much. I highly recommend this travel company and their lovely guide. It was a great experience at a very affordable price.
We had planned a small tour starting in Riga and finishing in Helsinki before we went back home to Sweden. Instead of just taking the bus from Riga to Tallin we were happy to find a guided tour. Our guide was very good and lively and made the tour to a nice experience. It was also nice to meet some interesting people from other countries since we shared the van with some Canadians and Americans. I absolutely recommend this tour! My favorite stop was in Cēsis.
Anna was fantastic. There ended up only myself and another couple which was brilliant. We saw a wide range of sites and it made the travel fun and exciting. We were well taken care of. I also got to play my music the whole way and the lunch was lovely!
If you don’t have a car but you still want to see important spots from Riga to Vilnius this is your tour!
Lovely guide - very helpful and knowledgeable!
Go with the flow
We spent almost 12 hours discovering some of the most interesting places between Riga and Tallinn, enjoying the tales of our guide. Normally this kind of tours has tight rhythms, but this time I felt it relaxed and relaxing, so it was particularly pleasant. Thanks to our friendly guide and to her sociable attitude I learned many things.
The travel was good. Thank you Alex.
Kätlin was a great guide and driver. She told us about the history, geography and culture of Latvia and Estonia in a humorous way.
The points of interest along the way we’re well chosen, with a good time span. Lunch was yum. Our guide/driver was a delight.
A excellent way to travel between Riga and Tallinn and see the countryside. I enjoyed the stops. The guides were very informative but would have preferred less time at military museum and more time at Cesis.
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.
Took the tour on June 22nd and It was a very good way to explore the area, mostly because I didn't have the time to explore the places by myself. The other travelers in my tour were great and the guide was also very knowledgeable ( I think it was Jaan). I asked to be dropped off half of the way to catch a bus to Tartu and they manged pretty well my special request. It was really worth it. Highly recommended.
I've done so many tours while traveling but so far this one [Riga-Valnius] was the best, mainly thanks to our wonderful, enthusiast and experienced guides, Anna & Laurynas. The two of them made a long day go by quickly and enjoyable. They took us to various memorable/historic places, explained at depth the significance of each place we stopped during the trip and more. I really enjoyed the day and I'm so glad I chose to do the tour instead of taking a bus to Vilnius as I had already planned. Thank you again, Anna & Laurynas, you guys rock!
This tour shows you a lot on what would be a dull journey by an ordinary bus on main roads. In Latvia you get the novelty of the former Soviet bobsleigh track, which is still in use, quaint small town life at Cesis and a quiet forest by a river beach in a nerdy national park. On the Estonian side there is a museum telling the history of the 20th century from a distinctly Estonian perspective and a ruined caste at Viljandi completely with a giant swing that all ages can play on. Our guide was very friendly and informative
Our guide was Karolis who we also had on tour from Tallinn to Riga so knew we would be well looked after and he would be informative about history and culture. We set off promptly with five other travellers from other continents, besides myself and my partner. The others’ lives and backgrounds were very interesting to listen to which made the trip more enjoyable. We stopped at a memorial, then a palatial garden, the previous capital of Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses and finally Trakai Castle early evening. We walked around the exterior of the castle which we accessed crossing bridges as it is surrounded by water. Beautiful place which Karolis knew well. Lunch was at an equestrian centre where we saw horses being ridden. Food was preordered and good quality and reasonably priced. It was a lovely tour and would thoroughly recommend, great guide too.
The transfer from Riga to Tallinn was truly enriched by this tour. Charming historic towns and beautiful nature made for a perfect combination. Highly recommended!
So this wasn’t the fist time I did a tour with Travellers. I also did the tour from Vilnius to Riga. And I was so lucky to have Kamile for both of the tours. She is a very spontaneous woman who can bring a story very well. In the militairy museum she gold us the emotional story of her grandmother. I never thanked her for that so I hope she will trad this. And I think she will.
Our guide Karolis is a young and energetic guide. He tried to do his best to make the trip comfortable and interesting. He is very kind and try to explain in details on the tour points. Unfortunately the weather is bad. So I put the overall rating as 4 stars. I believe under good weather condition, the tour will be rated as 5 stars.
We had Anna and Laura as our guides as we joined two tours. Both are young, enthusiastic and passionate about their job and share more about their country with you, which makes the trip worth it. Laura even took us to our hotels as it was raining heavily in Vilnius.
First of all, I want to say that my guides were incredibly entertaining and quite knowledgeable. A Estonian and a Latvian helped give perspective from both sides while also highlighting the shared bond between the Baltic nations. I hate to admit that we all said goodbye rather quickly once we reached Tallinn because everyone seemed tired...in my case I had partied the night before in Riga so staying up was a challenge. I’m very glad I took this specialized tour, made my adventure in the Baltics truly unforgettable and unique. If possible, please pass on my info to both guides. Would love to reconnect. They shocked me at the end of the trip announcing that it was Mick’s first day on the job. Quite a twist. He’s a pro. On LinkedIn: Juan G. Perez On Instagram (pics of the tour): juanygpa I forget my girl guide’s name, the Estonian, my apologies
We liked this tour because it took us to hidden spots we never could have located on our own. Our guide Anna was so knowledgeable and could answer all our questions about Latvia, especially about history! We enjoyed the mix of contemporary culture, abandoned Soviet era buildings and the nature of the sea and the forest in the national parks. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to be surprised by many sights that are not too far from Riga!
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.
We're still blown away by the sheer force of nature that is (Estonian) Laura, our wonderful guide for the day. Nothing was too much trouble, she went way beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a great and memorable day. If anyone is considering a trip from Riga to Tallinn this has to be the ONLY way to do it. We can't recommend it enough and Laura, we look forward to hopefully one day making you feel as welcome in the UK as you made us feel in Latvia and Estonia.
Our guide Laura (Estonia) was so sweet and engaging. She is also super knowledgeable with her History major background (must have been an ace student). She was eagerly answering all our questions for 9 whole hours non stop, I feel bad for her throat! :× I gained so much knowledge of Estonia by the end of it, that I could answer some of the otber guide's questions and give other tourist interesting facts!
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.
Jaan was a fantastic guide who made the journey fun and informative. We saw some interesting sights and learnt a lot of important history about Estonia. I especially liked the museum stop. The museum itself wasn't exceptional but Jaan's narrative on modern Estonia using the exhibits was great. Totally recommended.
To complete our tour of the Baltics, we of course had to go to quiet Estonia. Our tour guide grew up in Tartu and currently resides in Tallinn so he knew the area very well. There are a couple of stops in Latvia where you get to see the remnants of an old castle. You get to see the sand stone cliffs though beware that this is a hike of climbing stairs so make sure to wear sneakers. Our guide was very nice and provided us with bug spray because of the mosquitoes but the real problem turned out to be the flies that circled your head and never landed which actually led to the 6 o'clock fly story so even that had a positive spin to things. Lunch was just over the Estonian border in the city of two countries (Valka in Latvian and Valga in Estonian) and this was followed by a trip to a military museum where Jaan shared his personal experience in the mandatory defence forces and what it was like to grow up during all of these changing times for Estonia. He also picked out some items to give funny stories to make the museum more light hearted. That part of the trip alone would have earned this tour 5 stars. We then went to see the ruins of a castle and it's three lines of defence and while there, we got to try out the kiik. We definitely didn't go 360 but it was still fun. We got dropped of in Old Town of Tallinn between the information center and freedom square so it was really easy to navigate. Great job Jaan. Sorry Estonia didn't pick the hedgehog as the national animal.
Overall, a good experience. Jaan was a good guide ... friendly, knowledgeable, excellent English. I would change up some of the itinerary. In particular, I'd skip the bobsled facility in Sigulda (especially in the summer, when there really isn't much to see) and spend more time on the Sietiniezis trail and in Cesis and Vijandi. LIked the lunch stop; in Valga, I would recommend spending less time inside the military museum and allowing time to wander outside among the military vehicles.
We learned so much about the history of the Baltic region and of Estonia, and how the people live. Andres was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Also, he was a good and careful driver. We enjoyed seeing the countryside, the national park, and the small towns along the way. The bobsled run and the museum were not for us, but some people might like them. As a suggestion, we would rather have had at least some part of the trip along the coast, if such a thing is possible, given the time constraints of the day.
Kristal discussed not just Estonian history but offered a lot of modern cultural and political information that we and our fellow travelers requested. We feel lucky that we got her. She said our hotel was en route so dropped us at the door before proceeding to old town with the other passengers. Thanks Kristal!
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.
Alina was waiting with the bus even though we were early, a good sign we thought. The tour was well organised and we enjoyed the visits to different sites. Alina added to our enjoyment and understanding by recounting her family’s Lithuanian and Jewish history. Thoroughly recommended.
Anna was our guide. She told us about the history of Lithuania, showed us Kaunas, Trakai castle. She offered to take us direct to our accommodation in Vilnius which is much appreciated. In all, We enjoyed this day trip. We all recommend this tour to our friends. We offered her free coffee in return and tipped.
Alex, our guide and driver extraordinaire was most knowledgeable and fun to be with.
Vor allem wenn man ohne Auto unterwegs ist, ist diese Tour eine tolle Möglichkeit von Riga nach Vilnius zu kommen und dabei noch einiges von beiden Ländern zu sehen und etwas zur Geschichte zu hören. Die Stops sind nicht zu kurz oder zu lange und die 12 Stunden vergehen insgesamt wie im Flug. Würde die Tour daher umbedingt jedem empfehlen :-)
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 .
My wife & I were picked up from our Vilnius hotel on time. Group comprised only 3. Tour guide (Andrea's? ..) was very informative throughout the tour, interesting, amusing, safe driving and telling us of his personal life as a Lithuanian. We were given sufficient 'free time' at sites to explore for ourselves. We were dropped off at our Riga hotel on time at the end of a most enjoyable day. We were so impressed with the tour that we decided to take a similar tour/transfer between Riga & Tallinn. I'm more than happy to recommend a Traveller day tour from Vilnius to Riga to others.
My 66 year old mom and I had a great time. The van was comfortable and interesting sights were included in the tour. The bobsleigh track was not as steep as it looked and my mom who wasn't exactly agile could walk on it. The restaurant served tasty lunch at reasonable price. The sights in Viljandi, Valga, Cēsis, and Sigulda were interesting and so the 12-hour tour did not feel dragged on.
I think this is the best way to tour around Baltic countries Our tour guide was Alex from Vilnius.
(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!
👍👍👍😄😄😄 Triin, is an excellent guide, very lively and knowlegable, always ready to help and to tell us all we want to know about the 3 Baltic states. We also met Mikus who was jovial and helpful. We had a good time. Thank you very much.
The tour has about 5 stop in latvia and estonia. We liked most the medieval towns, the national park and the restaurant where stopped to eat. And Laura, our guide was fun and made the day very interactive.
The only way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Great tour guide. Thanks Liine.
My wife and I recently took a tour from Riga to Vilnius and enjoyed the experience. I liked the locations chosen for the tour, and the 6 hour ride was broken up nicely into manageable pieces, where a typical Riga to Vilnius trip might have been less pleasant. Our tour guide was quite new and could have been a bit more engaging during the driving portions of the trip, but I'm sure that will come with time.
We were four travelers and Triin and became friends by the end. She was great in informing us of the different places we visited along with a great stop for lunch. We visited the Palace that the mini-series War & Peace was filmed, then my favorite, the Hill of Crosses. What a mind-boggling site of so many crosses in one place. The lunch stop was fantastic. Then the stop at the former capital of Lithuania and Triin was good in providing a quick summary of the history. I had a quick coffee and chocolates at the Chocolateria. Then the castle on the lake. I can’t remember all the names of the places but I do remember what I see and what I felt. Thanks to Triin for a wonderful road trip.
Un bel tour soprattutto la tappa del Gauja national park, opinabile la scelta del museo militare di Valga per le scritte solo in estone. La guida era molto preparata, ma dava lunghe spiegazioni parlando molto velocemente perciò, avendo una limitata conoscenza dell'inglese, a volte non riuscivo ad ascoltare completamente il discorso.
So the arrangement of the ticket can be better at least an online pdf etc a proof that we bought something ;) but the guide was friendly and talkative also the places we visited were nice. It is a small van which makes it also agile. All in all I had good time and it was worth it.
It was a well planned and well executed trip
We took the traveller tours bus from Riga to Tallinn. It was the best choice! We had an amazing trip with lots of nice stops at different spots which were all really worth it to see! Thanks to Traveller Tours and especially to Kert who made this experience possible :) he also was very funny, we could ask questions whenever we wanted to. In general it was just very nice to have a talk with him. We definitely would choose this option to travel from Riga to Tallinn again!
We booked a private tour from Riga to Tallinn. Right on time our guide Andres arrived at our hotel. Andres is extremely knowledgeable and has a vibrant personality that made the day spent with him a real pleasure. Despite freezing temperatures and snow we covered all the wonderful sights on our itinerary before the early dark of winter descended. The day was the highlight of our European trip.
Andres is an accommodative, friendly and caring guide. We went to the bob sledding track to see and understand the sport. Fauna’s National park. The local cosy homey cafe for lunch. Cesis town. Viljandi town and head to Tallinn. You are able to see and visit places that you don't know and have difficult to get to. Andres even took us to our hostel to save us the time. I really liked this tour and feel so happy it took it.
We took the 12 hour trips between Tallinn and Riga and then between Riga and Vilnius. Both days were enjoyable and informative with excellent guides Olga and Triin. Whether stopping at historic castles, nature parks, monuments and museums, or even for lunch, our guides enthusiastically shared local folklore, personal stories, and knowledge of the Baltics. Seeing a little more of the Baltic countries outside of the capitals was a refreshing change as it is mostly gorgeous countryside with farms, forests, wildflowers, and storks! Don't look at any other tour operator because with Traveller Tours you've found the best!
The guide was a friendly young man doing his best. Unfortunately his English was not so good. As a driver he seemed to have trouble shifting gears. Finally he had a strong smell of sweat over him, every passenger noticed that...
The tour itself was well organized, but Kamile the tour guide managed to gave me a very negative vibe. Yes, I am coming from Eastern Europe (Romania) but so is she (Lithuania). I saw a dog alone close to Vilnius and I asked her if Vilnius has stray dogs and she told me: Not as many as Bucharest and she also made some other undermining comments about Romania. I don’t need to be put down by a tour guide that I paid for a service. I arrived in Vilnius feeling very sad and humiliated also. And not to mention the little car accident on the way when she made space for a car from the lateral side but forgot about the car behind us, she stopped the car too fast for the car behind us to have time to react so the car behind us hit us, no one got injured but I got very scared since I am recovering after an ankle sprain.
Excelent way to go from one city to another. Our guide, Tiin, is such a good storyteller, (also a driver), she made our day with historic facts&emotional stories about the war and the baltics in general. The stops between Riga and Tallinn were what we need it: an escape from the capitals to enjoy some nature and go local. Also the place were we ate was nice&cozy and thw food really good.
In June I made three tours, Riga-Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park and Riga-Vilnius. I can recommend all three tours, they were really interesting and we saw a lot of things I didn´t read in a travelguide. Especially Riga-Vilnius was very interesting and we saw a lot interesting places. The staff is very helpful, Isabel answered all my mails very quickly. And Triin is an awesome tour guide. She told the history of Estonia very emotional with a very private character and she told us examples from her own family about the suffering time before Independence. The guides of the other tours were also good, but Triin was phenomenal.
Unfortunately, after reading other reviews, our expectations of this tour were high and they were not met. The weather didn’t help as we could not make one stop due to incessant rain and the short stroll in the National Park was pretty miserable. However, the other three stops were fairly irrelevant. There was nothing to see at the bobsleigh track and the military museum was nothing more than a glorified antique shop, selling war medals to people who didn’t earn them. The medieval town was pretty but again, had very little to see.it was definitely not worth dedicating 12 hours to seeing. Our guide was friendly and very open to questions but his inexperience was obvious. The lunch we chose was delicious but overall, we definitely would not be recommending this trip.
We had a great tour with Triin from Riga to Tallinn. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We got to visit places we never would have been able to by ourselves. Our guide was great and she told us a lot about the history of the Baltics. We specifically designed our vacation around this Riga-Tallinn tour and we weren't disappointed. I would recommend it to everyone traveling through the region.
Me and my friend have booked a trip from Riga to Tallin. Our guide was Kert and the trip could not be better! Despite the freezing weather we have seen several marvellous places, have learnt from Kert a billion of interesting facts and stories and have enjoyed the company of each other. Kert is a nice, helpful, flexible and joyful guide, who respected our wishes and needs. We are glad that this tour was with him!
I came holiday to Riga in April for 10 days and i decided to took 2 private excursions which were on Tuesday 21 st Jurmala & Hidden Wonders and Yesterday Saturday 25th Kuldiga & Latvian Countryside.Tour Leader of both Tours was Ance which wad kind ,helpful and explaining regarding the places all the time during the tours.The places were all beautiful and amazing !
I did the Kuldiga tour in Latvia with Ance. It was a great day trip, lots to see and do. Ance was fun and full of interesting facts and opinions. It was great to get an insight into the country, history, culture and its people from a local. Highlights included a walk across the widest waterfall in Europe, Venta, a visit to sand caves and eating at a local cafe.
This was a great tour and our tour guide was a hero. She answered any questions we had, and was very friendly. I don't usually leave reviews, but I couldn't help but share my great experience on this tour with this company. We heard about them in Tallinn and did the Free walking tour there as well and decided to see some Latvia also.
I took one of their first Riga tours to Jurmala. The guide was really fun and the tour was awesome. She took us to a huge beautiful sand dune next to a river and showed around in Jurmala. The old wooden houses are so romantic and the abandoned area of Jurmala called Kemeri had mysterious park. And the bog walk was amazing. Definitely do that tour if you get to Riga. Jurmala is quite close, but It is difficult to find these places on your own.
All our tour guides are young educated locals so the tours feel more like discovering with a local friend.
With us you'll explore the highlights, but also experience authentic less-discovered destinations.
We want everyone to get personal attention from the guide so we aim to keep our groups rather small.