Most Popular Day Trips for Winter 2018
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
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Definitely worth taking this tour. Great day out. Guide was really knowledgeable and whole day was really informative. I went in winter but I would definitely do this tour again in summer to see another side to the park
Liked the walk in the National Park, the guide and the lunch and the waterfall Day was bit too long as went to other places didn't need to like a museum at the seaside
Petit groupe de 7 personnes très sympathiques. Guide très compétente et très agréable. Un tour dépaysant et intéressant à ne pas manquer.
We took the tour on New Year's Eve with Andres as our guide. He was great & shared loads of interesting details about life in Estonia throughout the day. The lunch was delicious, the board walk was snowy & scenic and there was a lot of variety in this tour. I'd happily recommend it.
We booked this tour very much at the last minute, and we were so glad we did! There was only one other person on the tour, so it definitely didn't feel like too large a group. Jaan was absolutely lovely, and really knowledgeable – as well as being really patient in answering all of our questions. The highlights of the day for me were walking across the Viru bog, which was beautiful, and visiting the coast. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour!
The tour was great and well-run! Love the beautiful scenery of the forests. Being in a small group also means there's more interaction and flexibility. Thanks Andres!
This was such an interesting and informative tour. As we were only in Tallinn for a few days we wanted a tour that would encompass as much as possible . This certainly did, we saw so much and learnt so much history from our guide who was so knowledgable. We had a wonderful time and was money well spent.
I am glad that the tour size is small – 8 passengers. Everyone is seated comfortably in the vehicle. Andres, our driver cum guide, manages the timing well. The tour is in December and shorter day light hour in winter. Sights visitation is conducted in a good pace. We had some time to enjoy at each sights. Our tour starts around 9am. Enroute we visited Viljandi castle ruins, Teemapark Museum, Cesis, Sigulda and finally arrived Riga around 7.30pm. The best is when Andres told us we do have time to visit Sigulda bobsleigh and luge track. We are overjoyed. As we have never seen a bobsleigh before. Overall it is a well conducted tour. I really enjoyed the tour even though it is long hours of travelling. I think it is a great way to travel from Tallinn to Riga with breaks in between for sightseeing. Thanks Andres for a wonderful winter sightseeing experience from Malaysian group of four.
Anna was great and explained all about the tour
The most fun you can have traveling from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide Andres was fantastic, not only was he very amusing but his knowledge of the local history was excellent. As a tourist I find it very good to get an understanding of the local culture and history. This tour gave you both in spades. Thank you Andres for an excellent tour.
The guide took us to Estonia biggest waterfall and then to the magic Lahemaa National Park. After a typical Estonian lunch we visited a Manor House and a fishing village by the sea, with a very interesting stop at Kasmu museum. Andres was very passionate and knowledgeable and made our day in nature an unforgettable one.
Wonderful experience of the Estonian countryside and heritage with very joyful and knowledgeable guide (Jevgeni)!
Great way to get from Tallinn to Riga. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Nice to stop and look at some places along the way. Would definitely recommend!
Our journey started at 9 o'clock without any problems. I was curious about Estonian culture&way of life and Liine answered all my question with such interest. She was a great guide during all our tour. I'm glad that I choose this tour instead of a classic way to link these two capitals. I highly recommend Traveller tours and Liine ! Best regards,
This really was a terrific tour through some of the highlights of the Lahemaa National Park. Marju was a brilliant guide - knowledgeable and funny, and all of the stops were really interesting - a welcomed break from the streets of Tallinn. Would strongly recommend - particularly the option of a delicious lunch at the Fishing Village museum. The highlight of our trip to Estonia - thank you so much - particularly to Marju! Diolch!
The national park was unique and intriguing. Helpful and friendly tour guide, who offered interesting information about the park. Very good lunch. Nice experience.
As an expert in History, Marju could tell us a lot about old Estonia in general and about all the places we visited: the former Sovjet military town Paldiski, the ruins of the old monastery in Padise, the Sovjet transport airplane and the Murru prison quarry. We also got a lot of fun information about Estonians. An absolut fantastic tour!
A great trip if you want to see something of Estonias countryside! Nice stop at the Jägala waterfall (the biggest waterfall in Estonia), walking through the Viru bog and the wetlands, hike along the coast in Altja and an interesting stop at Käsmu village with the private maritime Museum. We learned a lot about the country and its people from our guide.
We had the awesome JJ take us around the beautiful Lahemaa National Park. Everything about the tour was great - from the two walks along the coast and the bog, to the delicious lunch and manor houses. JJ was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, funny and attentive. If you were to do one tour in Estonia, it has to be this!
It was great to see all the outdoor beauty that exists in Estonia. Plus you learn about the local nature and a bit of history about the country.
The trip gave an overview of Estonian landscape and history, mainly from the Soviet domination times
It was a great tour with four stops in Estonia and Latvia. The fifth stop in Sigulda will not be done off-season. Nevertheless, we saw beautiful cities and landscapes. The guide Anna was very kind and told us a lot about the history and today's life in the Baltics.
I planned most of my trip based on the Tallinn-Riga sightseeing tour bus and it didnt disappoint. It has been the best part of my trip so far, the minivan makes it easy to talk to the guide/driver and your travel companions. Anna, our fantastic guide, has been simply wonderful, easygoing, funny and always ready to answer all our questions. She showed us places that i would have never visited on my own whilst explaining to us both everyday life in Estonia/Latvia and also their history and heritage. We had a lot of fun, an amazing lunch and an unforgettable road trip. She made such a long trip fun, easy and relevant. I cannot recommend her enough!! You have to experience it, you wont regret it!
Though Tallinn is absolutely lovely, I was eager to experience some of Estonia's famous nature! This day trip to Lahemaa National Park did the trick! Although it was chilly and rainy, our little group still had a great time. The bog walk is absolutely beautiful, and our other stops provided a diverse set of experiences and views. Plus, Andres was a knowledgeable, friendly, and funny guide. It was a great trip, and I'll happily take another day trip with Traveller if and when (!) I return to Estonia.
We were a group of 7 people from different countries on the day trip from Tallinn to Riga. Our driver/guide was Liine. She was so interesting, very knowledgeable and passionate about history, and had a wonderful sense of humour. She really did make the day, although a long one, a great one. She was very happy to answer questions about her country from us, and the trip was great. We would highly recommend this trip as a great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga, see some of both countries along the way, and learn a lot about the history and culture of the countries. A great job, Liine.
Our guider knows what she is doing. The most she enjoy, that is where come the natural as a guider. The trip was fantastic and we really enjoy it. Just the day was not really on our site, raining most of day.
Hindrek told a lot about the sightseeing, but also about Estiona itselfs. Hindrek told it on a very interesting way and was very well known en could almost give answer to all our questions. He told us also al lot about the history of Estiona and the Estonia society. Thank you for the very good tourguide!
I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to have a great time! Mikelus is absolutely fabulous! Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. He is also a very talented singer. We visited castle remnants, a national forest, had a great lunch at a wonderful local restaurant. I would give this tour 10 stars if I could.
This tour was amazing, one of the best ones I have been on and I can recommend it to anyone who needs to get from one city to another. The stops are very interesting, the tour guide was very nice and motivated and our group (we were 6 people) was cool too. You get to know interesting people while sightseeing and traveling from A to B. Water is included as well.
Led Bythe wonderful, passionate and interesting Anna, this was great way to travel from Tallin to Riga. Visit Medieval sites, remnants of the Soviet occupation anda bobsled tack. The surprising delight for me was a walk in the Latvin forest. The stu of fairytales. Learnt so much about the interesting history of this region.
You would like that the tour does not finish. Excellent service.
We had a fantastic time during this trip from Tallinn to Riga. The guide, Mikelis, was super fun and also a true professionist. He knew very well everything about the places he showed us. He made us feel very comfortable. Anyone who has to travel from Tallinn to Riga (or viceversa) should go on this trip, instead of taking a normal bus trip, because it's really worth the time spent and the money.
5 stops, each different, well picked up and very interesting. If you can see the nature, historical towns or some Soviet era past, I can fully recommend. Our gide Karolis from Lituania gave the tour a real "all-Baltic" spirit, also with his knowledge and good humour.
This was a really nice trip through a fantastic nature park, forest and along the sea. It's a must. Group of 12 with 2 guides.
The tour was fun and the guide was very good. The only part that I found un interesting and not important enough was the visit to the Bump Cars. It made the day too long, I don't think it was worthed.
So peaceful out there and i really enjoyed to escape the city. Wish I could stay longer. Thanx to Andres for making this day so amazing with his lovely episodes about the estonien und their beautiful nature and traditions. All the best and keeps it up!
our tour guide was terrific: she was charming, full of information, loved her job, and always smiling and proud
This is a great way to combine the practicality of getting somewhere with some sightseeing. Our driver/guide, Mike, made the day fun and interesting. The trip takes you through the countryside to places you wouldn’t be able to go to unless you had a car. Mike told us many historical facts as well as some local folk stories. All vey interesting and informative. The small size of the group meant everyone could ask and contribute.
We took the Tallinn to Riga tour, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great to meet fellow travellers taking the same Baltic tour as us. Our guide was informative at the stops, and answered any questions professionally. The only reason for a four star is we would have liked a little more commentary whilst driving through different areas, and would have been nice to have had more of a group introduction before the tour started as I have no idea of anyone's names!. Would highly recommended the tour and the company regardless though.
I had never been to Estonia and knew very little about its history, so this tour was incredibly interesting. The pick-up spot is very conveniently located near the town square, and the mini-bus that was used was very comfortable despite being completely full! The sea cliffs and the waterfall/park were beautiful. The various stops that highlighted the Soviet history of the country were incredible, as well - especially the old Soviet base that had been abandoned in the early 90s. I'm so glad I found this tour online - I really think it was a unique trip that most people who are visiting Tallinn for a short period wouldn't get to experience. I highly recommend!
The tour is a very good mix of Estonian nature (cliffs) and history (ruins of a monastery) as well as a distant Russian past (Peter the Great) and not so distant (ruins of a Russian air-missile base, an Antonov cargo plane).
It is a really nice way to get from Tallinn to Riga. During the trip, you will be visiting a couple of cities on the countryside. At each city you will get a really detailed historical lesson from your guide while wandering around the nice places which is really enjoyable. Our guide even introduced some original Latvian songs to us. I really recommend this trip to you if you want to see the countryside and not only the capital cities of the Baltic area.
I booked this tour so that t could experience a bit more of Estonia outside of Tallinn. We were driven to the park and saw some beautiful examples of nature. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and she made everyone welcome. I would certainly recommend this experience.
The tour was easy to book, but the process lacked a bit of information such as the starting and ending points, I had to enquire about these after my booking had been confirmed. We waited for the tour at the arranged meeting point and the minibus turned up on time. The guide was a good driver and the bus in good condition. The tour is really enjoyable and you get to see and learn about parts of the country you would not necessarily go to. Walking down the bob sleigh run was great and also visiting the national park for a forest walk to the river. Although the tour was nearly 12 hours long it didn't seem like it, the stops were well placed out during the day and the lunch stop was at a very good reasonably priced restaurant. The website showed lots of young people on this tour and we thought at the age of 60 we might be a bit out of the tours usual demographic, but it wasn't a problem, this tour is suitable for any age.
Had a great tour guide who loved to sing.
It not only for national park touring, but also could see more northern estonian contry side view. The guild was professional, they would like to share many things about Estonia.
It not only for national park touring, but also could see more northern estonian contry side view. The guild was professional, they would like to share many things about Estonia.
This tour definitely exceeded my expectations. We had a great group of fellow travellers, and our guide Mike was amazing. Every place we stopped at, he had such a great knowledge of the history of the area, and he sang Latvian folk songs so well! My favourite parts were the National Park (stunning, where we learned a lot about Latvian nature and folklore), and the military museum (where we learned about the horrors the Baltic states faced during the 20th century, but also the resilience of the Baltic people to overcome and look to the future). The food at the lunch spot was delicious too! My only regret is I didn’t have time to book more tours with this company (especially the one to Vilnius), but there’s always next time!
A fun and interesting day out in Lahemaa National park. Our guide Andres took us to Estonia’s largest waterfalls, an old manor house, a few fishing villages and on a walk across a bog. Throughout the tour we learned a lot about Estonian culture and history as well as details about how traditional houses were built and the local flora and fauna. We stopped for lunch at a homestead that claims to make the best smoked fish in the world - I am inclined to agree! All in all a fun day out that just flew by and excellent value for money.
We had such a good time on our tour. Mike made it educational and fun.
It was very interesting to visit the national park. The trip was well organized, informative and fun. I believe it was such a great trip due to our guide Liine. She was extremely knowledgeable and informative. However, she should get six stars for her wonderful personality and outstanding sense of humor. She made our day absolutely awesome! Thank you Liine!!!!
We were lucky with the weather and we had an excellent day
This day trip provides a unique opportunity to see a very important side of Estonian life and countryside. Loved the fact that the group was small and we could have a more intimate experience with the environment and people. Andres was an engaging and very knowledgeable guide. Highlights for me were the bog walk and lunch.
This was a great way to see more of each country and get a fuller experience in the baltics. The stops were an interesting mix. Lunch was good. The tour guide could have had a bit more energy and volunteered more interesting facts during lunch and on the drive, but he did a good job and the different stops. Overall I'd highly recommend the experience to others.
Excellent full day tour (10 AM to 7 PM) to Lahemaa National Park that I would highly recommend for adults of all ages. Groups of 8 participants were self-formed for each van (there were 3 vans total the day of my tour) which had its own guide. There was a variety of activities which included visiting an historic manor house, hiking along the Bay of Finland and adjoining forest, visiting the highest waterfall in Estonia (height hint: remember that Estonia is basically flat), walking through the bogs on wooden planks, participating in a thrilling group swing, and enjoying a group lunch (additional cost) of salmon within the Park. Liine was the most amazing guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and enthusiastic. I asked her many questions regarding events in Estonia's history and all of her responses were thoughtful and comprehensive. I learned so much about Estonia as well as about the National Park from Liine's detailed responses to my questions. The sites visited on this tour along with the information and humor provided by our guide Liine were for me the highlights of my 5 days spent in Estonia.
Hindrek was a calm guide but extremely knowledgable and able to bring the history (and political landscape) of Estonia in a very vivid way to the tourists. Enjoyed it a lot
We took a private tour asking to make it shorter. Our guide was so flexible and checked with our preference. He also provided detailed chats on Estonian history. We highly recommend the tour.
We took a mini bus tour from Tallinn to Riga with a maximum of 8 passengers. It was a fun way to get to our destination. We got to stop at various sights along the way. Our driver/guide Michael was really knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of information. He was also a very safe driver. I would recommend.
Je recommande vivement de choisir Traveller.ee pour visiter le parc national de Lahemaa. Cela permet de visiter plusieurs lieux connus à l'aide d'un guide qui nous emmène rapidement d'un site vers l'autre. J'étais avec Marju qui est une excellente guide. Ce jour nous sommes sorties à 3 mini bus de 8 personnes avec 2 autres guides également très sympathiques. Ce fût vraiment très intéressant de pouvoir s'appuyer sur la compétence de ces guides plutôt que tout rechercher par soi-même et risquer de manquer des informations ou histoires utiles. Pour 13€ vous déjeunerez aussi dans le musée des pêcheurs de Käsmu si vous en avez la chance. Le repas est préparé par la famille du propriétaire et est vraiment excellent. Je recommande vivement cette journée et reviendrai probablement lors de mon prochain séjour en Estonie!
I think our guides name was Katrin? She was awesome. The most thoroughly informative tour guide in the world!!
We loved the drive and many if the stops. Lunch was amazing. My only suggestion is that 12 hours was long, one less stop and have it finish an hour earlier and it would have been perfect.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour day. The van was comfortable, the sights beautiful and best of all, our guide was knowledgable, interesting and a had great sense of humor. Highly recommended!
We had a fun day mixing with other travellers and learning about the history of Estonia and Latvia from our guide Marju. Enjoyed seeing the countryside away from Tallinn and having some time in nature. For us the Military museum in Valga was very dated and not to our interest so we would have preferred more time to walk in Cesis and Viljandi, but overall the day was good.
I had limited time so it was the best way to cover more places. Also unlike other group tours, this is in a smaller group which helped to have more personal connect. Guide had lots of interesting stories to share and ensured that no one is getting bored. Lunch place was also a very well chosen one.
If you are wanting to see and learn about life and history outside of the big cities in Estonia and Latvia then this tour bus is a great way to do it. We stopped in a number of villages, national parks and museums and Marju our driver and guide was fantastic with her broad knowledge and insights into life in this part of the world. Is only up to 8 passengers on the tour so easy to ask questions and we met some great fellow travellers from around the world. Highly recommended.
I joined the Lahemaa Park tour in September. We enjoyed lovely weather and our enthusiastic guide Jevgeni gave us an excellent outlook on Estonian history, how Estonia became what it is today. We visited manor houses, a lovely village and had a beautiful walk through Viru bog. Autumn yellows showed in the bog grasses and reflected in the water, together with a blue sky. It was a great day out!
My husband and I traveled between Tallinn and Riga spending a day stopping at interesting destinations. We had a very small group which was great for us because we were able to interact more with our guide. By sheer coincidence at one of our stops (a palace and gardens), we were able to see an opulent wedding. Great way to learn Estonian and Latvian history while traveling between these two small countries!
Best day tour I ever had to the Lahemaa National Park! Super fun and our guide Liine was super duper informative and fun! Thanks for the wonderful one day we had in Tallinn!
Great way to get from Tallin to Riga. Andres is a perfect guide and a great driver. Stopped at lovely places and met nice folk on trip. Lunch was excellent.
Laura was as enthusiastic as she was knowledgeable about all things Estonia! She took us to beautiful scenic views along the Baltic Sea, the lovely old manor houses, the monastic ruins and many other must-sees. The hike in Keila Vald along the waterfalls was a lovely break from the drive; Laura included a brief history lesson. She also included a few local offbeat places like an old Russian bunker and cargo plane, now used as a meeting place for the local teen flying club. With Laura’s expertise and great driving, it was a very enjoyable day well-spent!
We loved being taken through Lahemaa National Park by Hindrek (partly shared talking with Jevgeni who was also great pleasure!). We couldn’t imagine a more knowledgeable and fun guide to be with. We saw manors and villages, beautiful and quiet beaches and forests, we walked the bug and heard about Estonian history both in an informative and enjoyable way. To be recommended!!
Our guide was Hindrek and he was tremendous. He was highly informed about each area we visited, he had detailed answers to all of our questions, and he worked hard to make sure that we enjoyed our trip. He took the time to explain the region to us and he was never in a rush. The trip lasted longer than planned because he let us enjoy each site visit as long as we wished.
Good 12 hrs day trip from Tallinn to Riga seeing the country side and with a good friendly guide cum driver.
This was a great way of exploring the sights and cultural history of Estonia beyond the city walls. A whirlwind trip through the countryside including old manor houses, waterfall, the bog boardwalk and hidden beaches. Lunch was excellent at the captains village, sitting in the family's dining room full of heritage and atmosphere. Thanks to Katherine our guide who made the day a great success and I left Estonia promising to come back for longer next time!
Andreas picked us up from our accommodations in Tallinn. We drove NW and visited a beach, coastal cliffs, a waterfall, a lighthouse, an abandoned prison, an abandoned monastery, and viewed a number of manor houses. And finally we visited an old Soviet cargo ship sitting in a field! Andreas provided much historical information and answered our questions, including a request to explain the political environment. Very enjoyable tour.
This tour took us to a lot of places in the National Park. We saw everything that was advertised, which made us very happy. Our tour guide knew very much about the area, but also about Estonia in general. She even shared personal experiences of living in Estonia, which gave us a nice idea about growing up there. We were impressed with her knowledge! And she was able to deliver it in an interesting, humorous way, which was great. Would definitely recommend it!
Tour guide was punctual, friendly and entertaining. The tour is probably too long for the sights to be seen. The commentary was well researched and his pride in Latvia obvious. Excellent value for the money. The choice for lunch was excellent. However, we were somewhat dismayed by his manner at the trip end in Riga, just shrugging his shoulders when asked where our hotel was situated. It is the oldest hotel in Riga, his home, and a few minutes from drop off.
Karolis was a great guide who clearly enjoys his job. It was great seeing so many sites between Tallinn and Riga that I wouldn't make it to otherwise.
Intially I was going to take the train until I stumbled on this trip. I am so glad I did this. Do not let the 12 hours duration put you off. The pace was surprisingly relaxing and time flew by. The stops were well spaced out and it was good to stretch the legs from time to time. There were many options for lunch and it was delicious. Lunch was pre-ordered before we arrived so that kept us on schedule. Karolis was entertaining and knowledgeable. Our trip was slightly less than 12 hours but I didn't mind as Karolis picked up on the collective vibe of tiredness in our group of 6. He added his own personal touch which make it memorable.
It was the perfect tour, taking me from Tallinn to Riga and visiting sights in between. My guide was super friendly and informative and the group was fun to converse with.
Everything was great right from the start. I had some problems during the booking process but Janne and Heleene helped me a lot. Our guide, Hindrek, led us to many places and he was always ready to answer our questions. He talked about Estonian history, language, food and many other things. The bogs were my favourite part of the tour. The food was also delicious :)
Highly recommend this trip, a great way to get from Tallinn to Riga. Andres, our driver and guide was fantastic and the other 6 people on our trip were very nice. We got to see places we would never have seen, it was very enjoyable..
On a short visit to Estonia and Latvia this is a fabulous way to see a bit more of the country side and towns in between. We also appreciated the opportunity of some nature walks and and excelkent lunch. Our guide Andreas was very good indeed giving us a framework of the Estonian history. We are looking forward to our journey with the group from Riga to Vilnius tomorrow.
Really enjoyed this trip. Kamille was very well informed and made the trip interesting throughout. Her knowledge of Estonian and Latvian history was extensive and made more interesting by personal family recollections. Loved all the places we visited and the activities! Swinging and bob sleigh driving!
I like all the visited places which give (in a nushell) a view over Estonia. Andres was very kind and answered all questions about Estonian history and living. I can this tour fully recommend.
The best way to go from Tallinn to Riga: our guide successfully involved us with historical facts and curiosities. Highly recommended!
It’s the best option for Tallinn-Riga trip. Laura (LT) made the journey very enjoyable. Great experience, I recommend it.
We were incredibly lucky to have Mike as our guide. The tour was extremely well organised and it was particularly nice to be guided by someone who clearly cares about their job and is passionate about his country and the subjects he is talking about. The tour is fantastic value for money and a great way to meet other travellers. Contrary to what other reviewers have said, the hotel lunch stop has quite a good range of vegetarian options and the meal was excellent value for money. I would recommend taking some snacks though as there is a long time between lunch and the end of the tour! A long day but well worth it. Paldies Mike for all your hard work.
If you have time, this is probably the best way to travel to Riga, discovering places you would never visit otherway! Our guide Mike was very enthusiastic about his country and he delighted us with some Latvian songs during the tour. Enjoyable also the lunch stop!
Not only nature, despite of what we expected from the name! During the visits at the manors, our guide gave us a 360° vision of Estonian history, without being boring. Very nice the lunch at the house, with local food and a peaceful moment to spent in front of the sea. Thank you!
This is a fun tour with plenty of time to stroll along the bogwalk. Our guides, Andres and Yann were really knowledgeable and full of fun stories. Highly recommend.
Maybe rename the tour, because our expectation was that it is more focused on the bog and the natuer but this was only a small part of it. Lunch was definetly a highlight. We enjoed every programme point very much.
I really enjoy taking the train as I travel Europe but this is not so convenient in the Baltic states. Thanks to the internet, I found this option to travel from Tallinn to Riga - TravellerEE. What a fun journey, our guide/driver Mikel sang Latvian folks songs and told us lots of tales as we stopped in several wonderful locations. Clearly he is passionate about his country and his enthusiasm makes the day fly by. It's 12 hours so we got some nap time in the van between stops. We had a wonderful lunch in Valga and we ended with a colorful sunset at the bobsled place combined with hot air balloons flying close by. My fellow travelers were interesting, fun, and adventurous strangers from Italy, England and Mexico(retired Americans). All of them making the journey a wonderful memory. Looking forward to my next journey - Riga to Vilnius trip.
We had a fun group of fellow travellers who made the most of every stop. Mikelis led us in swinging, hiking, singing and eating. He is full.of history and legends and passion for his country. I learned so much about the culture and the stories behind it. Delicious lunch stop. I never would have seen all these places, had all these experiences and made new friends for a day if I had not taken this tour.
A day outdoors was the perfect way to end our tip. Our guide was exceptionally well informed and we learned a lot about Estonian history, language & culture as well as the biology of the bog forest. Lunch at the Captain's village was delicious and a wonderful Estonian "at home" experience. Not to be missed!
Great trip with Laura from Vilnius from Tallinn to Riga . Really makes it enjoyable to be led y someone who enjoys their job so much and is extremely knowledgeable as well. You really get a much better experience and understanding of the two countries being with someone like this
It was a very interesting and informative day tour. Laura is an excellent tour guide and a very funny person. Overall it was an enjoyable tour.
Superb! She was very competent despite her short time as a guide. Thank you Laura for the great time you gave us!!
Super driver and guide for this 12 hour tour from Tallinn to Riga. She a bag full of information on Baltic history etc etc. She tells funny jokes and was very animated.
Our day was incredible and we had a lot o fun. We learned interesting datas from baltic contries. We had an amazyng tour. The best way to knwo this beatifull places. Thanks a lot for your good energy.
It was just the perfect way to travel between Tallinn and Riga!! Perfect landscapes and stops, just the perfect balance about hystory, fun facts, places, and timing. Our amazing guide Laura, was fun and enthusiastic, also very kind and helpfull! For everyone that will make a tour trough the Baltic Countries in a small time is a very nice option to do it!
Excellent experience. Very enthusiastic guide who takes the time to explain all the sites and also let you explore at your own.
A great way to get to know the Estonian and Latvian countryside, history, culture and traditions. The five stops are all really different and show the full variety the Baltic countries have to offer. I can thoroughly recommend Laura as an excellent and charming guide who never tired of answering all our questions.
We decided to enjoy this tour to discover something else in addiction to the main cities of Estonia and Latvia. That turned out to be the best choice, because we had the chance to visit really cool places and Laura was a really good tour guide. She was able to answer to any kind of question we asked her and they were many and about multiple topics. It was a really pleasant one-day journey experience!
Very interesting stops where we learnt a bit about History and culture of the Baltic states. The lunch was quite good. Laura is a very enthusiastic and fun person, the day was really enjoyable. I definitely recommend this tour.
The tour began with an uplifting smile and laughter and ended with a satisfied and happy fellow traveler. Along the way, Laura (LT) provided history and added humor. It makes the tour interesting and not an academical subject. Why the title of a tour guide with a musical voice? At the last site, she sang to us a Lithuanian lullaby song. Maybe she should join the Lithuania Eurovision competition.😁
It was a fantastic time and Laura was super energetic throughout. Loved wandering through the medieval ruins and national park. The military museum was a little bit strange but the stories Laura told which were unrelated to the museum were very interesting. Highly recommended!
I really enjoyed the sightseeing tour bus from Riga to Tallinn with Laura as our guide! It is such a fun way to travel between the two cities and a great way to learn about the history of both countries. It is also good to meet other people from different countries travelling between the two cities. Laura is very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you might have! I would definitely recommend this tour!
We had a great day traveling from Riga to Tallinn with Laura as our guide. She made it interesting and entertaining with her amazing enthusiasm. Thanks!
Super enjoyable trip with the right mix of sightseeing and storytelling. Anna is a great guide and kept us engaged throughout the trip. This is a great way to get from Tallinn to Riga, and a must-do in order to get a flavour of the Estonian and Latvian countrysides, stories, histories, and generally to visit places that might not otherwise fall on your itineraries. What made the trip extra special was listening to stories the nations' independence struggle on a day that was also the Indian independence day.
Excellent private tour from Tallinn to Riga, everything was perfect and interesting: the organization, the place we visited, the spacious minibus, the excellent restaurant, and many fun moments. Special thanks to Karolis, our guide, he is a good guide and driver and he was very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. Regards, Marco
We are a couple with a small kid and have joined the private tour from Riga to Trakai. We have followed the suggested itenerary and visited several places of Latvia and Lithuania. Our guide, Mike, is very knowledgeable and explain plenty of history and culture of both countries. We are particularly interested in the modern history of Latvia and he did share a lot his understaning and view to us. We also learnt more about Latvians and thanks so much for his singing. We can truely feel the strong cultural atmosphere of the country and the happiness of the singing nation. We do recommend to join this tour. It is not only sight-seeing but also a much better way to know more about the culture and society of the baltic areas.
This tour was highly recommended and we are so glad went! Laura was great fun and the group was so lovely! We did the Vilnius yo Riga tour!! It was awesome!!
Riding with an Estonian from Estonia into Latvia is quite the humorous experience, not to mention our group became fast friends. At the end of the day we were asking where the time had gone, and considering it was a 12 hour journey-I’d say that’s quite the testament to our time together exploring ruins, swinging, and walking on a bobsled track. And would you believe as we arrived in Riga we had a large and vibrant rainbow welcoming us, you’d almost think it was a planned part of the tour.
The Coastal Cliffs tour was probably the most interesting day in my entire Baltics trip! Hindrek was familiar with the whole area and gave us history and information the entire day! He went above and beyond what I imagined. We saw nature (cliffs and waterfalls) and everything history, from WWII to Soviet Union to a monastery to Estonian underground bunkers! Honestly, you haven't really experienced Estonia until you go on this tour and see the history and nature of the countryside. 10/10 Recommend!
This day tour was even better than I expected, our Estonian guide George was really great and made things interesting. The tour bus was nice and comfortable and all of the stops throughout the day were great- I loved getting to try out a traditional Estonian swing, having lunch at a local place by the beach and of course the walk through the bog in the national park was such incredible natural beauty.
Our guide Laura was amazing. She was very passionate and knowledgeable. The tour took us to many great sights, and made me learn a lot about the two countries. No reason to hesitate if you're travelling from Tallinn to Riga.
Excellent day with our tour guide Katerina, mini bus was spacious and it was a small group as previously stated in reviews. K taught us about the history of Estonia and interesting facts and myths of the 2 countries. There was also time for fun on the Estonian Swing, Bob sleigh track and we were lucky to be in Viljandi when the music festival was on. Being a pair of vegetarians due to animal suffering we were not keen on the restaurant due to the stuffed animals etc but take a picnic and eat in the park next to it to avoid this. Fantastic trip, lovely to hear where the other 5 travellers were from and worked etc Well worth the experience.
This is a fantastic way to get from Tallinn to Riga. There is plenty to see on the way; all the stops are interesting. Kristel made the journey fun - she encouraged us all to have a try on an Estonian swing which was great fun. It was a hot day - water was provided and we had plenty of time to stroll around each place of interest. We liked the small group size. I can recommend Kristel - she was very knowledgable and a great guide.
A nice quiet and interesting trip with a helpful and professional guide
Well organised tour with a great tourguide who knew lots of interesting facts about the park and Estonia in general. Also a great car driver. We are very happy to have had this great experience! Thanks a lot.
This was a very interesting day trip as our guide explained a lot about Estonian history and she gave us plenty of details about all the places we were at. Though the day was rainy we had a lot of fun and I enjoyed my time very much.
It was a great way to see both Estonia and Latvia in addition to the capital cities. Perfect amount of stops; walking around was great. The bus was very comfortable. Excellent lunch! Our guide was amazing, and shared a lot of information about the countries. I wish we could stop at a farm or small village to see locals. Otherwise, I highly recommend the tour to anyone!
We spent a great day with our lively and entertaining guide Liine visiting several sites in the Nationalpark (waterfall, bog, seashore and a museum). We learned a lot about estonia and the estonian language. It was a great contrast after spending several days in the city, we definitively recommend it!
tour molto ben organizzato durante il tragitto Tallin-Riga Io l ho prenotato già dall Italia, mi hanno mandato informazioni su dove trovarci per la partenza.Puntuali e precisi, le guide preparate e spiritose. Si fanno 5 tappe per visitare posti interessanti. malgrado le 12 ore di viaggio è stato piacevole ed interessante. Consigliato!!!
By visiting the spots of nature and sowjet relicts with our estonian guide we understand and felt the problems and solutions of this old and young society. Thank you so much
The tour guide was very professional and friendly. I was so impressed by the bobsleigh track in Sigulda, definitely worth seeing.
I used this tour to go from Tallinn to Riga. It was really worth while doing it. We saw little villages that I could not have seen if I had only stayed in the capitals. The guide was very friendly and we stopped in a nice restaurant where we had a very nice lunch. I really recommand this guided tour. I don't remember the name of the guide (sorry). She was Lituanian and very nice.
We chose Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski as we thought our teenage boys would find this the most interesting tour and it would give us all an insight into the history of Estonia. Kristel, our lovely guide, was fantastic! She drove us safely round a wide range of sights and was a mine of information. As expected, our boys found the prison quarry, bunkers, lighthouse, cargo plane and history of Paldiski very interesting. The tour had frequent stops - none of the sections of driving were more than about 20 minutes. Overall, a great day out - and perfect way to avoid the crowds in Tallin on the busiest day for cruise ships in the summer! We arrived back in the town centre late afternoon, just as the tourists were heading off - giving us a lovely quiet evening to explore the old town.
This is the first day trip in my holidays in Tallin and I had such an amazing day! Our guide was nice and explained a lot of funny and interesting stuff. We walked in the woods, we saw many places and have plenty of time to wander and take picture. Lunch in a nice guest house was delicious. Anything perfect! Thank you for that wonderful day
It was an interesting tour and I was fascinated by the countryside, small town and heritages of both countries! Anna was a great tour guide that she is very knowledgeable in both Esotina and Latvia cultures. She can tell you a lot of very interesting local stuffs. The whole tour would be perfect if we could have more time on each site.
Ideale per andare da Tallin a Riga con 5 fermate nei luoghi interessanti il tutto in 12 ore ma e le guide che ti accompagnano in questo tour sono puntuali preparate e molto molto simpatiche. brave!!!! grazie a loro abbiamo potuto capire qualcosa in più di questi paesi!!! la nostra guida era KATRIN bravissima.
I would highly recommend this tour as it accomplishes a lot in quite a short period of time all the while being transported from one city to another. It is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, and quite frankly I’d suggest this tour as the best means of transportation from Tallinn to Riga or between any of the Baltic capitals. Our tour guide, Anna, was amazing and knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and really made the trip enjoyable.
He tour to Lahemaa Nationalpark shows the perfect nature and wonderful places. Our guide, Laura, was very kind and she knew mostly everything about Estonia. My favorite place was Käsmu and the little museum.
An absolute must if you choose to travel between Tallinn and Riga. Our guide, the lovely Catlin, was so knowledgeable on the history of the Baltics and we were informed, and entertaining, along the way. Don’t be put off by the thought of 12 hours in a mini bus. We were on the road for about 5 hours as the trip was broken up with stops at towns (look out for strawberries), a museum, a beautiful stroll in a country park with a magnificent lunch in a hotel (complete with some interesting wildlife!). We suggest you try the wild boar main course if you’ve never had it before. You will arrive having learned so much more about Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania than you would have from a train or plane window. 10/10 from us.
If you enjoy awesome landscapes, you will just love it ! (short car ride, nice walks into the park, tasty lunch and lively explanations from our guide)
A nice way to discover both Estonia and Latvia in a day trip. Interesting points to stop over and excellent guide - Anna !
The alternative to this 12-hour tour ride for myself, my wife and our 9-year-old was the 4.30h simple big bus one that covers the distance between Tallinn and Riga. The big bus would be a waste of our time and we were very happy that we chose the day tour. We got to know so much of the history of Estonia and Latvia and see great locations. Our guide, Anna, was always so nice, energetic and peaceful at the same time. We really thought it is amazing such a young girl shows this much responsibility, pride and excitement for what she is doing. Even my non-English speaking 9-year-old daughter was always interested in what she was saying and could communicate through smiles. Thank you!
Very nice tour with interesting stops and many facts about the history of Estonia and Latvia.
Triin made us visit significant places, telling in a touching and ironic way the history of her country
I did the tour with Kätlin, who is really nice and told us a lot about Laheema and many interesting and fun facts!! She showed us many different places. The smoked salmon we had for lunch was excellent. I recommend :)
Kathy was an excellent guide and explained very well all the beautiful sites we visited
Beautiful views, many interesting stories from The Best Guide Ever Katlin ♡ that was one of my lifetime experiences.
It was a nice trip with a nice guide. He had a lot of stories to tell with a great bunch of knowledge. In our opinion maybe sometimes a bit too much information. For example in Gauja NP we would have liked to hike on our own instead of getting a guided tour. Furthermore the tour was too long for us. The last destinations were not that interesting to us anymore. It would be nicer to arrive in Riga earlier (6/7 pm) and skip 2 destinations.
Beautiful tour. All perfect.
Over 9hrs of information, travelling, walking, exploring, lunch and enjoyment. Would recommend the tour.
My partner and I did several Traveller tours. I love a chance to escape outdoors and this was the tour I was most looking forward to! Although you could certainly visit the Lahemaa National Park on your own if you hired a car, the tour has been designed to take you to all the best bits. I am glad we decided not to do it ourselves, as the best part of the tour was our tour guide. Jaan and the guides we had are passionate about history. Rather than rattle off facts you will never remember, they use humour or personal stories to help you understand the history of their country. We just couldn't possibly appreciate the places we were visiting without their knowledge of history and the local area. Riding the Estonian swing, wandering through the bog and eating smoked salmon in a traditional fishing village are memories I will keep forever. Thank you.
Our guide, Katlin, was super friendly and knowledgeable. She brought a lot of energy to the excursion and wove in stories from her own family to help bring the history alive for us. She helped us learn the Estonian sport of swinging! Even during the driving, she shared helpful information and projected her voice well so that people in the back of the van could hear her clearly. I found the stops on this tour a bit less interesting and enjoyable than the stops on the tour from Riga to Vilnius. Nothing to do with the guide -- it's just what was available to see on each tour.
If it is your first time from Tallinn to Riga (or the opposite), I highly recommend that you take this tour bus. It is well planed, so the stops are in the most interesting places of the route. There are places that you should spend a lot of time to visit and probably you would need a car. The guide/driver, Laura, was super friendly and answered all our questions, making the whole driving experience more pleasant. It was an excellent experience. Totally recommended.
It is a day tour that worth to be done. If I can suggest an improving, I would reduce the number of the manors visited and I would spend more time to the visit of the bog, that is a spectacular walk in a very particular environment!
It's a no-brainer. Completly worth your money if you are to travel between the two baltic countries capitals. Taking this tour bus is a great idea and concept, and I can only imagine how boring would it be to travel from Tallin to Riga (or vice-versa) before this option was available. This is what travelling is all about. Meeting other like minded travellers, discovering such different places as a military museum, a beautiful forest or a medieval city, listening to interesting stories and legends about local folklore, and overall making good use of your time! The tour guide was kind, amiable and also hilarious (Thank you Karolis!). I couldn't expect more. I had a great time and arrived at my destination on time and with a day full of good experiences. Surely an option to try again if the opportunity arises.
I really don't know what you could do better, and our guide was exceptional
The trip to the countryside and to the coast really rounded out our visit to Tallinn. Andres was so personable and agreeable. He was willing to discuss anything from the outdoors to government and politics as well as history and current events. This is a great way to get a much better “feel“ for the people and the country of Estonia. As always, I learned much and I erased a little bit more ignorance. I would recommend this tour highly. Also, it was very convenient that we were picked up at our hotel in the morning and dropped off directly at the ferry terminal to travel to Stockholm that afternoon. This was done by scheduling a private tour but, it was very efficient for us.
Gita molto carina, si parte alle 10 quindi si può raggiungere con calma il punto ritrovo, il viaggio sul piccolo bus è carino, bella la cascata e stupenda la passeggiata nel parco in mezzo alla pineta! Molto particolare il pranzo dentro il museo del mare a base di piatti tipici (anche se non compreso nel prezzo). Nel pomeriggio si visita la parte costiera del parco. Guida molto gentile e carina, bell’atmosfera. Vale la pena spendere così una giornata
Professional and good staff, we received many and interesting information all over the way. Nice views
We were hoping to see more of the Baltic countries and gain an insight into the people of this region and we were not disappointed! Our very capable and friendly driver/guide Anna was very knowledgeable and the stops were weĺl thought out and evenly spread out during the day. We both thoroughly recommend this company for a very enjoyable and interesting way of travelling between Tallinn and Riga. In fact we will be travelling with the same company and with Anna again tomorrow on the Riga/Vilnius leg!
Our guide was very resourceful. He was full of interesting information that he shared with us along the way. His wide ranging background really added to our experience. He was able to give us insightful comments on the geology, geography, social history, and ecology of the Baltics as we went along. It added greatly to our Baltic experience. The lunch food and venue was stunning. In addition, our guide shared some local foods with us. I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour, with no reservations!!
Really great day tour to some super destinations outside of Tallinn. The rock quarry swimming hole was super photogenic. Great guide, very nice and knowledgeable
Absolutely great tour guide from Estonia who was studying history and therefore had great knowledge and lots of fun facts and jokes, also a very good driver and I felt very safe in her car. Well air conditioned and comfy minibus. Interesting stops and it was nice to eat lunch as a group, although lunch was quite late. Arrived to Riga on time. Maybe it would have been better to have had more independence at some of the stops so we could have gone off and explored further if different members of the tour walk at different paces. Would have preferred to have explored valga instead of going to the museum
So glad we took this tour to Riga. The whole experience was fun from start to finish. The only disappointment was that we didn't book onto the Riga to Vilnius trip as well.
Had an amazing tour with Kätlin! The weather was amazing, and the stops were well selected with the trip to Lahemaa Nation Park as an highlight, aswell as being served fantastic salmon by the seaside! Well worth putting a day in Tallinn to the side to do this tour!
While some of the information from Lahemma was repeated for this tour, we thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Andres who made it even more interesting. Perhaps there should be an 8hr option instead of of 12, as not all the sites were of equal value.
The Lahemma tour was surprising for the range of activities—waterfall, manors, seaside, bog hike. Our guide Kristel was lovely and informative. I only wish the “tipping” option was made clearer. While this was a relatively expensive 1 day tour, we weren’t sure how much of that the guides actually take home.
We decided to take this day tour from Tallinn to Riga so we could see sights along the way but also save time. Mikeliswas a great driver and guide and gave us plenty of information along the way at stops. We had 7 in our van and decided not to stop at tge Bobsled to get to Riga in time. Mikelis also entertained us with his Latvian singing. We would recommend this tour but please be aware it is 9am to 9pm.
This is a wonderful way to get out in the countryside if you're based in Tallinn without a car. You get a taste of rural Estonian architecture (grand and more modest), see nature, stroll along the seashore, and walk through quiet pine forests and beautiful wetlands typical of Estonia. The pace was relaxed, but we covered a lot of ground. There was time to take pictures, ask questions, and enjoy the silence. Lunch in a light-filled conservatory at a seafront maritime museum was delicious. Our guide, Hindrek, provided lots of interesting information and perspective on Estonian political and social history, from medieval days to the 21st century.
I highly recommend this tour! Our guide Karolis was terrific... Excellent, safe driver, and very passionate about his work. I loved the sandstone cliffs and forest walk, as well as the stops in the medieval cities and the walk down the bobsleigh track! As other reviewers have stated, do not let the 12-hour length of this tour keep you from signing up for the experience. The time flies with the interesting stories from the guide and the wonderful stops. Unforgettable day!
This tour was an incredible way of learning more about both countries as well as seeing sights you just would not have been able to see otherwise. Highlights include the cliff walk with steps (taken at a gentle pace), the historical towns and the final stop at the bobsleigh track! Our guide was fantastic - very knowledgable and able to answer all our questions. It was a pleasure to have been on his tour. We have taken away some amazing memories!
The guide (Katrin) was very well informed about Histroy, places, folklore, etc. of the places we've been. We strongly suggest to do this tour, 'cause it's for sure the BEST WAY to travel form Tallinn to Riga, learning new things & seeing interessting places. And it's cheap!!
The guide was very professional to tell the history of Art Nouveau architectures in Riga, it really makes me impressed. Each building is so unique and all of them are mixture styles. If u want to go sightseeing outside of the riga old town, u must attend the excellent walking tour; if u r interested in architectures and aesthetics, it's the best reason for u to attend it!
Une excursion parfaitement organisée en groupe réduit et avec un guide très sympathique et compétent. Les lieux visités sont magnifiques et pittoresques, le repas (non inclus) délicieux et dans un très beau cadre. Bref un circuit incontournable !
This trip was a great way to see and get a better feel of Estonia and Latvia other than only visiting the capital cities. And if you get Juri as a guide, he can answer any question about any subject past and present related to the two countries. He is a wealth of information; proud and passionate about his country. Very personable too. Really had an enjoyable day/trip with him.
It was a great tour! We are glad to have chosen this kind of travelling from Tallinn to Riga. We got to know locations we wouldn´t have seen otherwise. It was very touching to hear about the history of the Baltic States in Valga, interesting to discover the walls of Viljandi castle and fascinating to walk through the streets of Cesis. We loved the stories, Laura told, and her lullaby for the ESC! Thank you, Laura - for this interesting and entertaining day!
Getting to know all about the Baltics' history and culture. Our tour guide Kamile is really enthusiastic about and have a background in the Baltics culture, therefore gave us really informative stories. The tour involved some walking around, but it wasn't tiring, and the lunch was great!
Interesting, long day with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Good food, vehicle and safe driving.
This is definitely worth doing, had a fantastic day on the tour! All the places we visited were interesting to see and the walk through the national park was spectacular. Our guide was also extremely knowledgeable in every location and very funny as well, loved all the hisorical Estonian stories and various tales about each place!
Jüri was our driver and my wife and I had a great time during our day trip. He was very knowledgeable about both countries and the history of the area. There was plenty of water (very helpful because of the hot weather) and he was an excellent driver. Would highly recommend! My wife and I have been traveling the world full time for more than three years and he may have been the most knowledgeable tour guide we've ever had.
After a couple of days wandering around Tallinn, it was a nice change to take a visit to Lahemaa National Park. The couple of stops along the seaside also brought a welcome breeze and a bit cooler temperatures to counter the unusual heatwave. Marju was a terrific guide; very knowledgeable about what we were seeing and we learned a lot about Estonia. She really made it an enjoyable trip and I’m glad I made the decision to do this with Traveller instead of trying to do this as a day trip on my own.
My daughter and I are so glad we took the tour! We would have otherwise missed out on amazing locations/towns and interesting spots that we would’ve never thought to visit. Linne, our guide, was amazing! Such a bright and fun personality and she had a wealth of information to share. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the route and all of the places we stopped to visit. We highly recommend this tour!
Hong-Kong, Phillipines and Germany in one bus for 12 hours and we had fun right from the beginning! Learn something about history of the Baltics while travelling from Tallinn to Riga and see towns, castles and nature park! Karolis our guide was wonderful, drove carefully, took good care of us and gave interesting information on every stop while not boring us with lectures and knowledge. Just perfect, strongly recommended! Thanks!
This tour is a great way to not only travel from Tallinn to Riga, but also see something of Estonia and Latvia on the way! The tours are done in small groups, so it is quite a personal experience (you're not a sheep in a herd of tourists!) and you have plenty of opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about the two countries. Our guide really knew her stuff and her guiding was very informative and well-done. We stopped at two picturesque small towns, some ruins, a national park, a military museum and a bobsleigh track - a diverse mix that gives you a little overview over the countries! I felt I was in good hands and will highly recommend this tour to friends and colleagues.
Je recommande ! Merci à notre guide Mike, pour ses informations, sa disponibilité et sa grande gentillesse !
An excellent tour with a great guide who was helpful and friendly. Nice balance of things to see finishing off with a walk through the bog. I would recommend the tour, lovely contrast to Tallinn.
Lahrmaa nataial park was very good Guide was also good But the Fish man's house is not good
It was very nice and a very efficient way of traveling from Tallinn to Riga. The stops were very interesting and it was a great way for tourists to see other parts of the country and not only the capital. Karol, our guide was extremely nice and very friendly and looked after us very well. Highly recommend!
I love the tour overall, it's worth your money spent. The atmosphere was soooo relaxing and I had a super nice group & guide. Jaan is informative and funny. Will recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Tallinn.
Great experience.A lot to take in. I hope we have the correct name.Our guide was first rate.He worked very hard.Anne &Michael
Our day in Lahemaa Park was super, we learnt lots of things, saw lots of wonderfull things, the walking in the viru bog what like in a dream, and our guide was so nice !
We have booked this tour and are really very happy about this decision. The tour offers a maximum of travelling experience for a reasonable price and thus provides you with value for money. Our guide Laura was very capable and friedly and did a great job to make this tour memorable. The interesting stopovers, the good lunch, the timing, everything was very well organised. All in all, a perfect way to travel from Tallinn to Riga 😀
The trip was a lot of fun. I love running around old castles and this provided not one but two such stops!
Stopped by a few otherwise would have been cumbersome to see spots along the way. Viljanda and Cesis were my favourite!!
Friendly, good food on the way., pleasant journey 🎉
Great way of getting from Tallinn to Riga, really enjoyed seeing the countryside and especially the mini hike in the national park. Kert was lovely, full of fascinating information and very friendly, he made every effort to let us take nice photos en route. Excellent food at the lunch stop! Thank you
Good company, interesting places to visit, knowledgeable guide. Great way to travel between Tallin and Riga
Great tour. A really nice way to get between Estonia and Latvia. The tour guide deserves a special shoutout for adding a lot of character and history to all of our stops. I would highly recommend it!
sehr gut geführte tour. sehr entspannte stimmung. die gruppengrösse passte. interessant und spannend auch, was unser guide uns alles erzählen konnte.
It's absolutely a fun way to make the trip between Tallinn and Riga! We had a nice guide which told us a lot about the countries and their history.
The tour was really good even if the weather was not that nice. The place is amazing and we got to learn about how Estonians lived. It would be great if you had some option with overnight stay to take advantage of bycicle sand hiking options!
A very kind guide and a great experience
A good mix of locations outside Tallinn. Illustrated Estonia culture and life in a rural setting. Helpful and informative tour leaders.
The trip was a good day trip and over view out to Lahemaa National Park. The guide was very knowledgeable and interactive. The park is very relaxing and is a good alternative to the busy city.
I absolutely loved this tour, it was not your typical tour. We did some very unique things, the food we had at the museum was amazing. I swimmed in a swamp, it was so much fun. I definitely recommend this tour, it's totally worth the price you pay, the staff was super friendly and helpful.
What a great little tour, organised by a lovely professional company. We travelled on the Tallinn to Riga Day Tour and had the amazing Kristel as our guide. It was a small group tour of 8 people which was awesome. Although the distance travelled was a long way (12 hours) we were able to see the countrysides of Estonia & Latvia a long the way with great stops on route to give you a great taste of this amazing area. Kristel's knowledge was as good as her friendly nature and she was only to happy to answer any questions you had. The lunch stop was delicious and reasonably priced. Bonus that you fitted in our luggage as we were travelling one way. Thank you again for a great day and great service. Cheers Karen & Lauren
The tour was a great way to see what is outside of the tourist areas of Tallinn and Riga. We had several stops where we could get out of the van and learn about the history of the region culturally and politically. We were also able to stop and pick up farm fresh strawberries for the van which were delicious. In reading other comments that were a bit hesitant on the variety of food from the restaurant I found that to be misleading. The restaurant offered several vegetarian options and with notice could make other items without meat. The food was very good and a great stop. We particularly liked the walk through the forest and the bobsled track. We would highly recommend this trip to those interested.
We took a tour between Riga and Tallin and Kamile was our tour guide, bus driver and our walking talking purveyor of information. We had a great time on this tour and would recommend it to everyone. Kamile comes from the area and has great insight and personal connection which really put things in context. The stops were perfect covering a bit of everything you would want to see history, nature, good food and bobsleighs. We had a lot of fun learning about the area and the time slipped by without even realising. We would like to thank Kamile for the great time we had during the tour.
Fantastic trip, informative, quirky, fun. The trip was made by our guide Kamile - she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, interested (and interesting), responsive to people's needs. And a superb driver. Yes there is some (well a moderate degree) of walking but all easy. Leave plenty of room for the lunch stop
Had a wonderful day visiting Lahemaa National Park. Andres was a great tour guide, providing lots of lots of interesting facts and stories about Estonian history. I highly recommend this tour.
Taking this tour was a great decision, we learned a lot about both countries and arrived comfortably. Marju was a great guide and knew how to answer all our questions.
We did two tours with Tallinn Traveller Tours: the one to Lahemaa National Parc and the Tallinn-Riga-Tour. We enjoyed both tours very much. Our guides Alfred and Krsstel were very nice and knowledgable, and the stops are a great combination between nature and culural sightseeing. It's a quite relaxed way to see a bit of the country since someone else is doing the driving and planning. We would definetly recommend both tours.
We had a great time! Triin was exceptional. Her enthusiasm and knowledge helped us enjoy our experience. We would highly recommend this to all!
We had a great time with Laura. She really impressed us with her level of knowledge.
A fun tour by van around the northern coast of Estonia outside of Tallinn. Easy to book, easy to find, and the day goes by so fast with all the activities. Guides (Jan and Andres) were knowledge and fun, the lunch at the Maritime museum was just amazing. I'd recommend it as a day trip from Tallinn.
Wonderful ride/tour from Tallin to Riga. On time, interesting stops, and very educational. Excellent guide. Worth the time.
My friend and I loved this tour! It was a great day out seeing different parts of Estonian countryside and seaside. We saw a beautiful waterfall, had a lovely home cooked meal for lunch at the museum, stopped by the seaside and ended with the bog. It was all really lovely and interesting to see. Our guide was excellent! We feel awful because we cannot remember his name (sorry) but he had a beard and glasses and had previously lived in Australia and NZ if that helps.. he knew sooo much about anything and everything - so clever and great stories to tell, it was brilliant! He definitely made the tour and we felt like we learnt a lot. I highly recommend this to people visiting Tallinn who have enough time to see other parts of Estonia. And a big thanks to our guide and the company for oragnising it so well!
What an amazing day, Laura was fantastic in her knowledge about all of our stops and the Estonian history and always had answers whilst make into the whole day fun and entertaining, cannot recommend enough
We had an incredible journey with a personable highly knowledgeable guide Laura. Would recommend this tour to others.
I took the Tallinn to Riga tour on July 12, and guide Laura was great. She provided lots of great insights into the five stops we had. I highly recommend taking the sightseeing tour from Tallinn to Riga (or vice versa) if you are going that way and have some time. This is a concept that should expand throughout Europe and even the world. Usually, with a day tour, you end up in the same place you started. It's like a two for one, being able to take the day tour and also reach your destination.
Out trip from Tallinn to Riga wad amazing. In fact it was just a way to get from A to B in the first place, but little did we know it would be such a great experience. We saw a lot of great places and the enthusiastic Laura told us some great stories about both Estonia and Latvia. Thanks Laura!
We totally enjoyed this travel - a small group of kindred travellers, an expert guide and time to view sights and learn detailed history and perspectives from a local.
This tour was a good opportunity to see the countryside in Estonia and hear our very informative guide recount many interesting stories about Estonia. The bog boardwalk offered great vistas of a unique landscape. And the salmon lunch was delicious!
From Riga to Vilnius we booked a private tour. This allowed us to visit sites we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Our exceptional guide, Laurynas, took us to amazing locations, treating us like friends the whole time. We asked him questions and he asked us questions. The experience was a mutually connecting cultural exchange. He shared local folk music, local foods, and a playlist to match the sites. Thank you for showing us around the country.
Kamile treated us to a special tour of local sites. The restaurant served excellent local cuisine. She made suggestions to match our tastes. She enjoyed telling us the history of the country. The military muesum might appear "cheesy" but look closer, and realize the context.
It was nice to do the trip with a small group and stop at beautiful places you otherwise wouldn’t see if you are just travelling by normal bus. I know a lot more of the country thanks to this and off course thanks to Anna. She really knows a lot and is comforting everyone so we all could have a trip to remember!
We did the private tour from Tallinn to Riga. It was the best way to see everything in between the two cities. From quaint little towns to lush forests. The amazing sceneries along the journey was eye opening and most importantly. Kamile our lovely driver/guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. Absolutely highly recommended and opt for the private tour option should budget allows.
This 12 hour journey from Tallinn to Riga is the best way to travel between the 2 cities if you are not in a hurry. The pace of the trip is quite easy, there are a lot of stops (5 in all if my memory serves well), so you don't stay too much at once in the minivan. All the stops are cool and in each of them Anna told us lots of things about them and the history of the 2 countries. She was an excellent driver, enternainer and story teller, as well as group photographer. We have some really nice moments that took place during the trip that we'll remember for a long time.
Some interesting stops. All nice, interesting stops with a variety of things to see - nature, ancient history, more recent history. The food at lunch was good too! Our guide, Anna was very friendly and accommodating.
This trips takes tourists to interesting countryside and nature spots which they otherwise won't be able to see and get to know if not travelling by a private car. The nine-hour trip is full of actions, story and fun. The tour guide Jaan (I hope I got your name right) is funny and not boring.
Great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga. It is beautiful country side and there are some great old towns and castle ruins to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, she made the day very fun.
It was such a fun day!!! The tour guide, George, was very friendly and informative. We all became very close like a big family. The views, the food, the experiences, everything was really special. I do recommend this tour to my friends including THE lunch. I've visited quite many places in the world, but this was the best tour ever!
The tour and guide was fantastic. Joined the tour because loved to Viru Vog but other things were also good. Lunch at local home / museum was special.
The tour is really nice. Andres is very knowledgable about the Estonian area and the history and he has a lot of funny little joke and story to keep us entertained. The locations the tour took us on the way is also quite interesting and we would never know of such interesting places if not for the tour. 5/5, you will definitely get your money worth with this tour.
Jaan was a terrific guide. He’s from Estonia and knew so much history. He accommodated everyone on the tour and was so gracious. We saw sights I’d never have seen on a regular bus. I especially liked Cēsis and the Soviet era bobsled track. Also spending a half day with people from all over the world and then eating lunch with them was also a brilliant experience. Worth every penny.
The tour was worth it and the guide was very well informed. She gave a very good overview of Lahema and Estonian History. She was also very helpful in Giving us a local’s View on ‘things to do’ in Tallinn. The village museum and the local meal was very atmospheric. However the Van used for transport was a bit cramped and they could have used a bigger vehicle.
We booked this tour primarily to get from Tallin to Riga. Little did we know it would be one of the best days of our trip. Triin was so enthusiastic, funny and entertaining. She made the trip seem short. We stopped at many places we otherwise would never have seen. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Triin!
From start to finish the tour was fantastic. All the places we stopped along the way were interesting and fascinating to see. It would not have been possible I think to have visited so much by public transport. We also had a beautiful home cooked meal in a fishing village which added to the experience. Of course one of the main reasons why the tour was so enjoyable was because of the guide. Extremely friendly, very informative and couldn't be more helpful throughout. This was my 3rd separate tour with traveller having previously done the Tallinn to Riga and Vilnius to Riga tours. I couldn't recommend them enough. All 3 of the ladies I have had as guides couldn't have done more to make the experience any more enjoyable. I would be glad to return the favour if any of you find yourselves in Ireland some day
We spent a very beautiful day with our guide Marju, visiting the manors and walking through the bog trails, and the lunch, with the family food prepared at Käsmu by our host, was just great.
Our guide Alfred was so knowledgable and the tour included lots of special places that we would never have found. Lunch at the maritime museum was delicious, one of the best meals we had in Estonia.
This was a highlight of our trip. Kristel was fantastic, & extremely knowledgeable. Pleasant company on the tour, great lunch & seeing some excellent sites (13th century castles, military museum, baltic countryside, etc.) worked a treat for us.
Took the tour on June 27th. The travelers on the tour were a bit less enthusiastic in comparison to the crowd of my other tour (Riga-Tallin tour), but were fine. About he guide, actually the guides, because we got 2 guides instead of one. Laura (I think our main guide was Laura) was young, kind, knowledgeable and the other guide (sorry not remembering his name) was more experienced and knowledgeable also. They provided good natural and historical information. I asked to be dropped off before returning to Tallinn and Laura managed to set a route which minimized the spots I would not visit. At the end (at least the end of my tour), Laura kindly offered us a typical cold sweet from Estonia. Highly recommended.
Laura was very knowledgeable and paced the trip very well. She is a fantastic guide. We saw a variety of important aspects of this part of the country. I especially loved the walk through the bogs.
Very nice trip with walking in the bogs, visiting small villages on the seaside (we had lunch and museum visiting in one of them), two manor houses and a waterfall
We loved seeing the beautiful town of Cēsis, going to the National Park and the Bobsled training facility. The only negative was, while our guide was very nice, he seemed very inexperienced, his stories wander a quite a bit, and he was only able to answer pretty basic questions. He should definitely have given us an overview of the day at the beginning of the day and let us know how much time it was going to take to get to the next destination.
The journey started promptly at agreed time,. There were three other travellers on the tour from Texas besides me and my partner. Our guide was Karolis who was very attentive, informing us about places we stopped and answering questions about culture, history etc. We stopped an old town with great views over a river, at a museum of military vehicles, , walked around a medieval town which was preparing for a festival, walked to limestone cliffs by a river In woods which was lovely as it was a hot day and lastly visited a toboggan run, being able to walk down the top section. We stopped for lunch in a pleasant restaurant having preordered our food which was tasty and reasonably priced. All together we had a fun and interesting day, visiting places we wouldn’t have seen if caught a direct bus and able to chat to other travellers. A brilliant day with a great guide.
Whether due to demand or breakdown it was necessary for Tallinn Tours to hire a vehicle. At an early stop we mentioned the smell of fuel fumes within the vehicle. Our guide agreed and promptly organised a vehicle swap at our next stop. Later I misplaced my reading glasses and our guide was prepared to make phone calls and arrangements for collection when found. It seems to me when all is going well people are not really tested but the response of Tallinn Tours when matters were not going according to script was impressive. Great personal skills from our tour guide on all fronts.
We decided to do this tour to escape the city and explore the natural elements of Estonia. Our guide Kert was very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was laid back and very enjoyable. Lunch was fantastic at one of the private houses that also contained a private maritime museum. The walk through the viru bog was a truly unique travel experience!
A good trip south to Riga with a bunch of like people. Great lunch too.
We were so pleased with our guide, admired her knowledge and sense of humour.
Loved our trip. Anna was very knowledgeable and made the day interesting and fun. My favourite was the walk through the forest to see the sand cliffs and wild Blueberries growing.
Karolis was great. Knowledgeable, funny, engaging. And he is an excellent driver. The itinerary was well balanced in terms of types of activitues and number. Thanks for the adventures!
Absolutely fantastic tour! Truly exceeded our expectation. Tour guide, Jüri, was very friendly, knowledgeable and had marvellous sense of humour! We got too see fantastic places and learned a lot about not only the locations but also about Estonia overall. We have already recommended this tour to friends!
An absolutely fantastic experience for all of us. We were taken to so many fascinating places, almost all of which were off the beaten track, and learned so much from our guide Liine. She was able to tell us anything about the sites and her explanations of the historical contexts surrounding them (including from the Tsarist, Nazi, and Soviet periods) were always interesting and helpful. Not to mention how kind and fun she was; it was great spending the day with her! Our lunch at an authentic Estonian cafe was another highlight. The access the tour provided to sites that would be hard to visit otherwise was also much appreciated. We could not recommend this tour enough - it contains the perfect mix of natural beauty and fascinating history. Who knew scenic coastal cliffs and decrepit abandoned military installations could combine so well! Thank you Traveller Tours.
Olga was great. She efficiently took us through Riga old town covering all the important parts while customizing the tour to our particular interests. Thank yoi Olga!
There is a lot to see in between Tallinn and Riga. It was a long day, but well worth it. We enjoyed quaint towns, castle ruins, sandstone cliffs, and even a bobsleigh track. Our guide, Mike, took good care of us.
Our driver and tour guide Anna was friendly, enthusiastic, passionate and very knowledgeable about the region from Tallinn to Riga. We loved the history, the views and all the stops along the way. Especially the town of Cesis, the walk to the white sandstone cliffs and down the bob sled. Thank-you for a great day.
An excellent excursion with lots of interesting and diverse locations. Andres was a great guide.
A great day excursion with a number of diverse locations within the National Park, a great way to see the rural side of Estonia away from the city. The bog walk was especially memorable, although insect repellent is a good idea as there are mosquitoes in the warm weather! Kristel was an excellent guide.
This was such a fantastic way to travel from Tallinn to Riga, while seeing sights in between. All these sights were locations we had heard about, but ones that we could not conveniently visit on our own. This tour gave us a little bit of time at all of them, all while learning from our guide about history and about her country, Latvia. Would recommend this tour to anyone!
Tour was well organized from the greeting at Tallinn to the guide and the car. Enjoyed learning about the history of this part of the world. The 5 stops were well placed and informative. My favorite was the town of Ceres and the stop at the bob track. Lunch was at a great restaurant and the selection and quality of the lunch was top class. Our guide Karel/Karolis (not sure I spelled this correctly!) from Lithuania was great and had nice stories about the history of the Baltic countries. Definitely a highly recommended trip!
I am so glad that I found this tour to travel from Tallinn to Riga. It not only brought me to Riga but also showed me several beautiful places on the way, especially the national park!! I love it so much!! my tour guide was Anna, she was so energetic for the whole trip, super friendly to everyone and very knowledgeable for the history. I would definitely recommend her and this tour!!
The tour from Tallinn to Riga was very well conceived. It covered many miles yet had frequent stops of historical-cultural significance to break up the distances covered. Why not just hop on the bus? Because you would not see the bee caves. You would not learn about Nazi and then Soviet occupations and atrocities. You would not share a lovely lunch with Kristel, the guide from heaven. She drives the van very safely, she understands her subject, and she intuitively knows her clientele. What a marvelous eye-opening way to learn about Estonian and Latvian history and culture. Okay, I got the tour; I got the experience AND still I would go again. Please don’t miss this opportunity. We are from Santa Cruz, California and are not impressed easily. This one nailed us.
This was a great way to get to Riga. I got to see several places I never would have stopped if I had rented a car and learned a ton more! The guide was super fun and I really enjoyed meeting the other people.
If you have a day to spend in Tallinn, I highly recommend this tour for all of you. You can listen to lots of things about Estonian history, culture, and very detailed parts of Estonia. Also you can see magnificent nature of Lahemaa, which you've never seen before in anywhere else. I personally enjoyed this tour so much! Thank you, Laura! You are thr best guide I've ever met:)
Great guide and location
We started the tour late in the day hence we didn’t get to go to quite a few places. However the places we went to were nice and enriching.
We learned a lot about the history of the Baltic states, and we felt it more personal as our guide Anna shared her family stories during the Soviet times and German occupation. Overall we had a great time and I did not regret taking this tour!
What I most liked was the museum house where we had lunch. A unique place
We've stop at very interesting places. I felt I needed half and hour more in Viljandi to explore the village
What an interesting adventure! I never would have seen any of the places that we went to if it weren't for this tour. Definitely consider it if you are traveling between Riga and Tallinn. Beats the train and bus every day.
Nice to meet friendly people traveling and to also learn the history of Estonia during this adventure.
We loved our tour from Tallinn down to Riga! We were able to see and learn so much which would not have been possible if we had just gone directly between the cities. Our guide, Marju, was wonderful— very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. We loved the variety of stops— highlights were giant swing and bobsleigh! We also liked the different small towns and the National Park walk! Thanks for a great experience and giving us the chance to learn more about these two countries. We really didn’t know much about this region before we came and this tour opened our eyes to a lot! Thanks!
We had a wonderful trip with our excellent guide who was knowledgeable and humorous in equal part. Saw lots of interesting countryside and places you wouldn’t normally see when just visiting big cities
The tour was wonderful! highly recommend. We started off seeing the waterfall followed by a complex, owned by the complex lord, his setup of servants quarters, over-looker's quarters, his business 'engine' a potato alcohol distillery. got a glimpse of how the place operated from 800 years ago until the present day, then we went off to see a viking museum leading on to a great lunch! They made arrangements for me, being vegan and it was so delicious :) we then walked on 2 different tracks, first by the pine forest which lead us to the shore , and then through the bogs. the guide was really knowledgeable, knowing aspects of history, culture, ecology of the bogs, and she told us a lot more about Estonia ! Go for it if you get the time :)
Interesting day though somewhat dampened by the rain which came along just as we were walking the bog! Our guide Katrin however did her best to assist those less prepared by supplying additional umbrellas and offers of plastic ponchos. The weather improved when we reached the fishing village and the scenery was beautiful. Our lunch stop was enjoyable and a good chance for our group to get to know each other. It was worth a trip out of Tallinn to see another side to Estonia and get a feel for local culture. This was particularly enhanced by our lovely guide whose obvious love of her country and indepth knowledge of both local history and plant life made it especially interesting.
The sightseeing tour bus from Tallinn to Riga was very enjoyable and allowed us the chance to see more of Estonia and Latvia than just emerging in the big cities. It also allowed us the chance to spend a day with a very good guide, Kristel, and ask questions while enjoying the views and sights. My wife and I would definitely do this again.
This was a great trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and created a fun, relaxed environment. If you're going from Tallinn to Riga, this is a unique way to see more of the sites and enjoy a the journey.
Our guide is friendly and professional. The tour is value for money. Highly recommend for tourists who want to travel from Tallinn to Riga.
We booked a private tour for 12 people and we had Heleena and Anna as our guides. They were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable throughout the tour. We had enough time to take pictures and the tour was very relaxed. Thanks so much for the great tour.
We had a hugely enjoyable trip from Tallinn to Riga with Janne as our driver and guide. Indeed in some ways it was quite the best day of our holiday! In addition to seeing places we might never otherwise have visited, we learned a great deal about the history of Estonia and Latvia. (Surrounded and fought over by bigger states, in many ways they have suffered from too much history.) The places we visited and the information Jaan provided were an fascinating introduction to a part of Europe we would like to know better. The lunch too was excellent! Thank you, Janne, and Tallinn Traveller Tours, for a memorable day.
Lovely day with witty and attentive Jaan as guide ☺ Thank you!
I really enjoyed the day trip from Tallinn to Riga. There was a lot of driving involved but it was a lot preferable to getting a flight. Really enjoyed the hike through the National Park and being able to walk down the bobsleigh track!
Thank you so much Kätlin for making our day! Your kind, intelligent and relaxed way really impressed us :-)
We had such a fantastic time on our tour! We saw so much more of Estonia and Latvia than would have been possible otherwise, learnt a lot about the region’s history, thanks to our guide Triin, and found the experience a wonderful one.
We had a private tour with 5 adults and 3 children. The tour was interesting, but did lack a little pizazz. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but it felt more like a transportation service than a guided tour. The mini-van was really too small for the size of our group, and it was not as clean as I would have expected. I would, however, recommend this trip as a great way to get from Tallinn-Riga! Much more interesting that any other form of travel, and more intimate than a big bus tour. Overall we were satisfied with our trip, we’d just have enjoyed it more with a bigger vehicle and more enthusiasm from our guide.
I loved the trip to Lahemaa Park. Guided in an interesting way we were stopping to see the main attractions but also had big delicious lunch at local's place and oportunity to swing on a traditional Estonian swing! Recommending to everyone!
Anders was super nicely guided this tour. Highly recommended:) don't miss it
Energetic guide, safe ride, good experience!
I enjoyed our group, satisfied with the places we have visited and most of all happy with the driver-guide who is very knowledgeable and accomodating (i don't know if his name is just Jaan or Jaan-Kristian; our tour was on 12th June)
Saw the Jagala waterfall, excellent views at Lahemaa National Park. This one day tour will shows you the other (more beautiful) side of Tallinn. Will recommend. :)
If you want a day trip out of Tallinn, take this fun and informative tour. We enjoyed Jägala waterfall, learning more about the history of the manors and our favourite. Walking through the bog! Our guide, Laura, was enthusiastic and friendly! We learned much about Estonia and her history. We highly recommend it. Thanks, Laura, for the amazing time!
This was a long day, although as advertised almost 12 hours. Our guide, Jaan, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, polite and nothing was too much trouble. He looked after us very well. We felt that the day two stops could have been omitted. although I appreciate it was as per itinerary. Everyone was tired. The (hired) bus could have been cleaner inside. Not up to the standard of vehicle used on previous trip.
This day tour is excellent and all thanks to our guide, Laura. Laura was a bundle of energy, enthusastic, informative and so much fun to be with. She told us lots of history in an entertaining way. I was safely dropped off at my accommodation on time. I would recommend everyone to take this trip. Laura made it extra special for me - I couldn't have wished for a more wonderful guide - she is an asset to Traveller Tours!
We took the day trip to Laheema National Park, and it's well worth the money. If you are in Tallinn and have seen all the sites in the old town, I would recommend taking this day trip to see the northern country side, which includes a walk over the bog and a visit to a lovely fishing village on the Baltic Sea. The tour was excellent, our guide Ian (maybe it spells Jann?) spoke perfect English, was very knowledgeable and friendly and was a great guide. There were 6 people in our tour, and they don't take more than 8 people in the van, which is the perfect size.
A fascinating day. A chance to see other parts of Estonia, outside of Tallinn, both the coast and still recent history left by the Russians. Better yet, the chance to spend a day in conversation with a local. We had a great guide who absolutely made the day a treat and provided real insight.
Though I can’t say I thought the stops we made were terribly worth seeing (as opposed to just taking a direct bus), it was still a fun day, largely because our guide, Anna, was so lovely. She clearly loves her home country of Latvia, and it was a pleasure to learn about it from her. She made the bus ride as fun as possible, and was an excellent driver. If you don’t have much time and would like to see more of Estonia and Latvia besides the capitals, this is a nice option
This trip beats a regular bus/train ride between Tallin and Riga, hands down. Great trip itinerary. Viljandi and the sandy cliffs in Gauja were top highlights for me. Anna is fun and friendly and did a great job teaching us about her native land of Latvia (nothing better than chatting with a local to learn about a country!)
Overall a day very well spent. Wonderful scenery throughout the park. Bog hike and time spent on baltic shore villages were top highlights. The company was also great. Katerine and Andres are both really great guides who are very knowledgeable about nature and Estonian History.
Great tour great guide great peeps yall need to check out these bogs yo.
Collect by Kert and Ian in Tallinn, two really nice guys who were so easy to talk to . They told us about the history of Latvia and Estonia and everything inbetween. It was a beautiful day and the guides brought us to Parnu and we did some shopping , had our lunch and later went swimming in the Baltic... Amazing. We made the most of our last day and we were dropped off at the Riga airport , happy and satified that we got to see so much.
Our guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information. we went to some beautiful places that you wouldn't see on a regular tour. It should be noted that the price does not include entrance to the manor house.
What a great way to see choice bits of Estonia and Latvia outside their capitals. Our well-informed guide led us on a well-organized tour. Even our lunch was efficient. We placed our orders, the guide phoned them in, and lunch was ready for us right after we sat down.
A great way to travel from Tallinn to Riga. Travelled in comfort and met some lovely people, and stopped off at a variety of places. We were lucky enough to catch a wonderful performance by 100’s of local children in one of the towns in Latvia and the defence minister gave a speech 😲. We had a great guide and a great day was had by all. 12 hours went by in a flash.
Excellent way to spend the day to see the countryside near Tallen.
We enjoyed our trip. The guide was amazing and gave insights of all the places enroute. Totally recommend.
Andres is such a humorous and wonderful guide. We enjoyed listening to history from him, very inspiring. Also we had a ridiculously tasty lunch. This tour is packed with unsurpassed natural beauty and historical sites. We had so much fun and glad that we had visited many picturesque places on our way from Tallinn to Riga!
We are a group of 4 pairs and booked a full day tour with traveller tours from Tallinn to Riga. Our driver was Andres and the bus was pretty new and comfortable. The drive included some stops on interresting places , like ruins, old castle, museeum , cliffs a.s.o.. when we arrived in Riga we were already tired from the long drive. Andres was a very good driver and guide .
We have had a wonderful trip from Tallin to Riga with an incredible girl. Her name is Katlin and she was been tireless, funny and really competent. Her enthusiasm was engaging and she showed us places that otherwise we would never have visited. We travelled with our girl, 5 years old, and it was nice for her too. Happy to have chosen this way to travel from one city to another, happy to have done it with Katlin!
We really enjoyed our tour with Marju. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and provided great information on history as well as authentic experiences and tips as a local. I was not sure if I would enjoy the tour since it is about 11-12hours in and out of a van, but it turned out to be a nice way to get to Riga, plus you get to visit some nice places along the way.
Just such an interesting and varied day. Andres was so knowledgeable and told us the history of Estonia and Latvia in an amusing and often moving way. Highly recommended and an unforgettable experience.
It was an enjoyable day because the guide was chatty and outgoing and the places we visited were very interesting. Perhaps the highlight was the bobsleigh run but he sandstone cliffs a close second. Laura was a wonderful guide and the day could not have gone better. She even sang to us. I would recommend her for the Eurovision Song Contest. Advice to other travellers. Book this tour but bring mosquito repellent!
Did the tour on 28th with Marii (I think), who's a history student. The tour was great, she was very informative at every site, drove safely, and gave us a lot of information. Would recommend this tour again.
Great way to make the trip to Riga from Tallinn. Wonderful driver who filled us in on the history and culture of both countries. Great stops to see historic sights and natural wonders along the way. Super lunch at a marvelous restaurant. The time just flew by! Thank you for the great adventure!
Our trip outside Tallinn to the countryside of Estonia was time well spent. The tour took us to various sights in the national park but the best part was the walk through the bogs....truly worth the entire trip. Our tour guide was adequate. Answered all our questions but could have been more informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing Estonia outside the Tallinn city limits.
This day out in the National Park went very quickly and good to get out of the city, a complete contrast. Our guide was knowledgeable witty & informative. The first part of the walk through the bogs was incredible the safe duck boards allowed one to look around and absorp everything around up until the viewing tower. Then the duckboards became the never ending two planks balancing act. I just had to concentrate at my age 64yrs on my feet and getting to the end. It was both interesting and sad the history of Estonia the manor houses going to ruin. The fishing villages were idyllic and the choice of restaurant for lunch hit the spot. A day trip out I would recommend, take insect repellent I came back with over 20 mosquito bites.
This is a great idea and really fun. Laura was our tour guide and mini bus driver too ! We stopped off at a few places along the way ; my favourite was the restaurant which served amazing food ! I would definitely recommend this tour but please please please invest in a mobile phone holder for your driver so they can keep both hands on the wheel and not have to hold the phone whilst driving. Otherwise fantastic!
Friendly staff, knowledgable guide and full of wonders ... splendid!
I rarely leave reviews, but want to give a shout out to Katlin who was just awesome. She was warm, funny, informative, and a total pro. In terms of the itinerary itself, I thought the military museum and/or the bobsleigh track could have been scratched in favour of having a bit more free time in Cēsis.
I got to see places in Estonia and Latvia that I would not have seen had I flown or taken a regular intercity bus. Our driver/guide, Liine, was pleasant and knowledgeable, a very enjoyable tour and great value for money!
This was a very unique experience, taking you to locations the average traveler would never see. Though I really enjoyed the tour guide, absolutely wonderful, since I did not have a lot of time to see Tallinn and Riga (only 4.5 days), I don't know if I would recommend this tour for someone on a tight time frame. The sites are pretty, especially the first one in Viljandi, but after that are a little nondescript. Certainly a great tour if you love quaint, little towns!
A great tour through the National Park with many magic moments und a well informed and funny guide! I can recommend it to anyone!
The tour was a lot of fun. Great views and interesting stories. Thanks for keeping it entertaining. The lunch was amazing and much better than some regular-type restaurant. I really loved the 6-person swing and wish I got photos of me on it. More reason to go back!
Nice country tour, excellent, perfect lunch stop.
We have been so lucky with the sunny weather but that wasn't all that was great about this tour. Loved the diversity of sites we were visiting - a perfect combination of nature and history! Kert was very knowledgeable and gave us an honest and personal inside into Estonian history and daily life. Thanks again for this great experience, Kert!
Lovely day trip to get out of the city and see more of Estonia. Great guide who was super friendly and very informative.
Great tour, amazing information about the history and area. Really gave me a better understanding of Estonia and Latvia than just passing by the capitals.
Lahemaa National Park is very beautiful, we had stunning weather and could enjoy everything. The guide was very friendly and helpful and told us many things about Lahemaa, Tallinn, Estonia and the whole region. Definitely a must do in Estonia.
What a fun tour. It was 12 hours long but didn’t feel like it at all. Lots of castles, and museums and a national park. Oh, and a bobsled track!
This was a pretty full day of travelling. I didn't find it tiring, and was really happy to be on a minibus with other travellers. We saw so much in the day and I really loved this aspect of it. If you were going to do this alone, it would take a few days, so in that sense it's good value for money. The guide was very awkward. Didn't make effort to bring the group together, get to know any of us, and wasn't really very knowledgeable when asked questions. We were rushed around a lot, and we arrived in Riga about 2 hours ahead of schedule. I think this trip needs a lot of work
We were a group of eight and we had a nice day. We weren't to many people and the van was big enough for all of us. Our guide seemed qualified and was really nice. He answered every question we had and shared a lot of information. The view at the prison was breathtaking and totally worth the trip. It was a nice combination for us - cliffs, old sovjet place, a waterfall and an old plane.
We had Andres as our guide. He was knowledgable and friendly. It was great having a mini tour at each stop with a proper tour guide. At one point the van started beeping and he said it beeps all the time but we should stop to check it - and it really was a flat tire! After changing it, I think we were still able to fit in all the planned stops. This is by far the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga. It’s so good I’m doing the same trip from Riga to Vilnius! Don’t worry if the trip has it been confirmed, they said quite often people sign up last minute, so hang in there! Someone on our trip book it months in advance and they only got the minimum number needed for the trip the day before the trip!
had a amazing day, paddled in a bog, and had a go on an estonian swing!
love it, got to paddle in a river and walk down part of a bobsleigh track!
We only had a week to explore and this tour was the perfect way to see more of Estonia and Latvia, learn more of the history and meet great people! Liine was fanstastic and we had so much fun! Definitely recommend this tour.
Really good, well-paced day with travellers of all ages and from many nations. Excellent guide who made sure everyone was included and kept the information coming in an engaging way. Loved it!
Excellent tour! The day was packed with things to see. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave lots of background information. Highly recommended!
Never even knew what a bog was before this tour. Great idea, definitely worth.
It was a good day. The guide was smart, funny, and very beautiful. I will be visiting Daugavpils tomorrow to see the Rothko Museum and view works by the well-known Latvian/American artist; all on her suggestion! I am curious as to what other tours you offer. Thanks...it was fun.
I liked very much the tour. We had almost a little bit of everything and the lunch was really good. If I could change some things about the tour, I would like to see more about Latvia's and Estonia's traditions - from cooking to artcrafts, etc... Those curious traditions, diferents from other countries traditions. Marju is someone who can envolve everyone in the tour. She is very polite and secure of what she is talking about and always trying to make everyone feeling confortable. I've worked as a tourist guide before at Oporto (Portugal) and sometimes it was quite difficult to envolve everyone... Important thing: We didn't got late to anywhere. Everything was made on time without 'running'. I would recomend this tour to a friend.
I am really glad I got to do the national park tour. Tallinn's old town seems to be getting the global attention for being one of the most underrated travel destinations, but I would say I was even more blown away by the nature (beautiful bogs) and the small fishing village of Estonia. My guide Kert was very knowledgeable, friendly and very funny! I felt that I could get a better perspective of life in Estonia/ Tallinn. I would recommend this tour to anyone about to visit Tallinn. This tour was the highlight of my trip! It really made me want to come back to explore the country/culture more. Thanks again Kert!
We had a really nice trip with our guide Andres. We had a lot of interesting stops. Along the way we could ask him everything about the history or random questions about Estonian trivia. He really is a knowledgable guide. Recommended to all travellers, young to old, everyone is welcome.
Highly recommend it if you are travelling from Talinn to Riga or the other way around! Great way to get from one city to another and see some things on the road+you will learn more about the country and the people. Natural park and bobsled place was my favourite. The guide was friendly and knew a lot of stuff, also funny and could answer all our questions. There were 6 of us in the group and this is perfect since there are not too many people. They offer you water on the way and lunch is organised in a local restaurant which was also nice, tasty food (not included in the price but reasonable prices). We went on another city tour with this tour operator as well and were very satisfied with it, so I highly recommend travelling with them! All the guides we had were kind, knowledgeable and funny. PS: I am the worst with names, but I think the guide name was Andres :) the guy with glasses who owns a cute white dog and travels a lot :D
A pleasant way to explore Estonia and Latvia country side. We had 6 adults , 2 kids and 14 luggages. We found the pacing and the stops are quite appropriate for the 5-hour driving time.
Andres is a great storyteller and shared Estonian history in a way that was highly memorable! Fortunately, the weather was great and I would highly recommend this tour. :)
Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to spend 9 hours with! He was a great driver, really making us feel comfortable and safe and knew when to chat and when to let us snooze! A really good way to travel between two fantastic and very different cities, getting to see some more of the countries and learn their history along the way with a fabulous stop for lunch.
We had an amazing time! Liine did a great job, and proved herself to be extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the countryside and learning about the history of Estonia. Don't be afraid to ask the guide anything you would like to learn more about!
Excellent day trip outside of Tallinn. Definitely recommend it. Excellent guide (Kert) and we really enjoyed it. A little bit expensive though considering the tour operator didn’t have additional expenses other than the guide and transport
It was a fabulous experience, made memorable by our guide Kert
The tour was brilliant, we really enjoyed it, the stops were really interesting and the tour guide was really knowledgeable and gave us loads of extra information, also very friendly and funny, we would recommend to anyone wanting to sightsee between Riga and Tallinn.
We had a small group on public tour - packed out day, lots to see and minimal driving between the sites. Plenty of local (and some times personal) history added by our guide that really added colour, would definitely recommend.
We have experienced the day in Lahemaa National Park and really loved it. First of all, the nature is just gorgeous, even in early March. We also liked the content of excursion, had enough time for taking pictures and just enjoy the scenery. The whole atmosphere was very relaxing. Loved our guide as well. Andres, greetings from Russia :)
Great day from start to finish. Our your guide Kert was brilliant. Loads of information given about each place visited. This is an alternative insight into Estonia. Some really unexplored places to visit. Quarry visit was fantastic! Going home to Scotland with great memories.
Our guide was great, his explanation was interesting. If you arrived prepared about what you would like to see, they really try to take you there. I suggest it 😊
A really beautiful trip though forests and coastlines in the snow. I have never felt so safe being driven in snowy conditions. Our guide was excellent, very open to all our weird questions and informative. We were thrilled to see a sea eagle on the journey as well! Many thanks for a great day out.
Estonia is a small country. The "Lahemaa National Park day tour" is a very good experience if you cannot make a few days tour. It introduces you some typical things. The small track was cool, the froze waterfall was amazing and the lunch in the museum was also unforgetable. But above the all Kert (our cute guide) was perfect. His short stories and explanations were full of charm.
First of all the communication with Traveller Tours has been very good. They trips were not sure yet, but they informed me well about the situation. Finaly i booked a trip to Lahemaa N.P. with 5 other guys and Liine as our Tour Guide. It was a great day in a wonderful winter landscape. Everything was fine. Liine has been very flexible. While driving she told us a lot of facts about her country. She drove very sure on snowy streets. All in all it was a great day, which i can definetly recommend. Thanks to Liine.
Well worth the trip to see places you just couldn't do on your own in a day. Meal in captains museum was wonderful. Great guide!
Probably one of the best tour we made. The guide was really interesting and the place we visited absolutely fantastic. Thank you!!
Maria was a fabulous guide to take us to Paldiski. She was highly knowledgeable and was very talkative! She made a special call to visit an old prison (going out of her way). Couldn’t ask for a better person to help us explore the Soviet history of the area :)
As most of the attractions in Tallinn are closed on monday, your best bet is to book the Lahemaa national park day tour with Traveller. It was an amazing experience with nature walk and stopovers at several coastal spots which offer interesting stories about Estonian history. Marju was very friendly and a great guide.
I initially tried to book another tour and switched to this one after hearing that this would be the only one available at that day. Tours are cancelled, if you are the only potential customer, which is understandable. Our guide Marju was very friendly and did everything she could to make this tour a success. She was flexible and asked for everyones primary interests and tried to find a good combination to make us all happy. With our small group of only three she had enough time to answer everyones questions in detail and took good care of us. I only rated this with four stars instead of five because I didn't get to see the things that I was most interested in (from the tour I wanted to book initially).
It was really cool getting away from Tallinn and seeing another part of Estonia. Paldiski is probably the closest thing I'll ever see to Russia. This is another good tour offered by this company.
Very informative and saw some great sites. The national park was so serene and still had plenty to show even in the winter. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave so many insights into Estonian life, she also gave tips for things to do the days after the tour.
Great guide (Andres), fun sights and tons of snow!
9 hour tour of Lahemaa NP. It was December so only 5 hours of daylight to see main highlights, Jagala Waterfall and Viru Bog. The bog was beautiful in the snow and ice. We were expecting tour to be cut short but it carried on for the unique experience of seeing Kasmu coast by twilight and then Sagadi Manor in the pitch black. A great day out with a fun and informative guide.
We travelled from Tallin to a small town in Latvia’s north, Mazsalaca. 5 of us and our guide Liine through a wintery, dramatic landscape. It was one of the best trips ever because as we drove Liine gave us a history lesson that was so wonderful and clear and interesting that even the teenagers were enthralled. Suddenly we were no longer just in a bus, we were part of the crusades or part of the war. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we looked at the world around us with new eyes. I would have gladly turned around and done the trip once more that same day. That’s how good it was. Thank you so much Liine and your wonderful company, I can not recommend you highly enough. Simply brilliant .
Tour guide was amazing. The national park is truly beautiful. We went for a super lunch also.
It was exciting for us to get out of the city and see a different aspect of Estonia than just the old town of Tallinn. While I love the old town, it was great to have the opportunity to explore an abandoned monastary, underwater prison and Soviet town of Paldiski. Our guide Marju was full of interesting information and tips and more than willing to answer any questions we had. We stopped at a lot of different attractions but didn't feel rushed at all- it was the right combination of activities and drive time. I definitely reccommend this trip for anyone who wants to get out and see a different side of Estonia!
I really enjoyed the trip between the two capitals. Andres did a great job of keeping things informative and fun. Even though the sun sets so early in December, we made great time and managed to see a ton. I’m happy I rearranged my trip itinerary so that I was able to take this tour. If you only have 3 days to spend in Estonia and Latvia, it’s a phenomenal way to see several other towns and cities that you otherwise would’ve missed. You truly get an appreciation for the diversity of the countries’ landscapes and rich histories.
I pass a good day with my husband and 3 other Nice person. The guide is very nice person too and she speak a little french, she pass time with all guests and is pleasant. I recommand this trip.
Awesome tour where you visit to places not well known by tourists... on 02 Dec, we get to visit the awesome coastal cliffs, the beautiful park with waterfall, the old monastery fort and an abandoned prison quarry... totally awesome! Our guide Mariilou (not sure the spelling) is very helpful and knowledgeable with the locations we visited and it was a nice tour.
My best friend and I had a REALLY wonderful time on this tour! We were only in the Baltics for a week, so decided to take the Tallinn to Riga tour in order to maximize our time and really be able to see more of Estonia and Latvia, rather than just skipping from one city to the next. We are so glad that we went on this tour! Andres is hilarious and so knowledgeable - we really enjoyed getting to know him as well as our fellow travelers. He was able to elaborate more on Estonian history and culture, and we walked away feeling so much more familiar about Estonia. Thank you Andres and Traveller for an amazing tour!
Grazie alla nostra guida abbiamo scoperto splendidi luoghi in cui altrimenti non saremmo mai stati. Ne vale la pena.
Stumbled on this trip while planning our route from Tallinn to Riga. Friendly staff for booking. Kert was our tour guide. He was charming and extremely knowledgable and passionate about culture and history of Estonia and Latvia. This was a very long day but totally worthwhile! Saw some sights we would never see usually. I would recommend this tour as a great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga. Kert for tour guide of the year!!
I went with three other friends and we booked the Tallinn-Riga and the Riga-Vilnus tours with this company and it was incredible! 2 fantastic days with amazing and fun guides. If you are travelling through the Baltic states I cannot recommend this enough. It really gives you an insight into the three countries.
We booked pretty last minute to go on the Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski Tour and Traveller Tours sorted it all out for us really quickly and the tour couldn't have been better! We were picked up in the morning by Kert who was awesome! He knew all the answers to our barrage of questions and did it all with a smile on his face and many laughs along the way. The trip certainly packed in lots of interesting things to see over the course of the day including soviet bunkers and buildings, a monastery, waterfalls and probably our favourites .... Rummu prison and quarry as well as the soviet cargo plane. This trip was one of the highlights of our time Estonia and well worth checking out.
I had a great trip between Tallinn and Riga. Andres did a very good job as our tour guide. Very interesting to get deeper into the history and geography of Estonia and Latvia. Very good tour. That day i also met lovely people :)
Our guide was Kaitlin (sorry if I dont spell it correctly) and she was very friendly and knew a lot about the places we visited and the history of Estonia. 7 hours actually went fast and I think it was good that the tour had a mixture of beautiful nature and other more historic places. One big plus was when me and my family looked in an old photoalbum at the taverna in Paldiski, and we found our grandmothers old home at a picture :)
This was a 7 hour trip with plenty of stops. Good to see different parts of Estonia. The waterfall was beautiful. The roads were so quiet. The Russian aspect is such recent history. We also had lunch in an old Tavern in Russian Paldiski - dumplings! Our tour guide Kert made the trip very enjoyable and we got to know quite a bit about Estonian life. Well worth the money, a good day out.
We took this tour with the expectation that we would see more of Estonia and Latvia. With the exception of Cesis, what we saw was disapointing. Viljandi was underwhelming, sandstone cliffs were disappointing, and military museum was a waste of time. Segulda could have been great if we could have taken a bobsled down the ramp. We would have paid extra for this, but it was not an option. Cesis was very nice, but we were rushed through it. Laura was enthusiastic, but carried the rivalry with the other Baltic countries too far. We regret not taking a direct bus.
First and foremost, our guide/driver was a dreadful driver. She wasn't confident at all, frequently over-revving the engine and on two occasions, stalling. Her driving was erratic and I didn't feel safe in the vehicle. Secondly, she was not a good public speaker - we had several points in the tour where she would talk to the group about the landmark we were visiting. She didn't come across confident and didn't seem like she knew all that much about the places. Looking round the faces of the group while she was talking, it was evident that other people felt the same. She also at one point said that "the Nazi's didn't seem that bad" and made some fairly disparaging remarks about Russia/Russian people. Thirdly, the division of time at the stops was poor - it was barely worth stopping in the national park to walk a short distance and then go back to the van, and in Cesis, we had only 30 minutes free time - though not a large place, I would have liked to have a bit more time to explore. When we arrived, the castle was already closed, but had we arrived when it was open, we wouldn't have had time to see it anyway. Finally, the restaurant at which the tour stopped had no vegan options - both my partner and I are vegan and this was not mentioned beforehand. We've taken several similar trips in other countries and with other providers - usually mealtimes are factored into the free time at one of the stops, allowing people a choice of restaurants etc to suit dietary requirements. All in all, I don't think the tour represented good value for money, I certainly wouldn't recommend it and I wish that we'd taken the train or a regular coach instead.
I just came back the day tour trip to Lahemaa Park. The weather was not 100% nice but the tour itself was really awesome! Estonian Lunch in Kasmu was so delicious and the viru bog was so exotic and amazing! Also our guide "Marju" was so kind and nice with bright smile :) I highly recommend this tour to ones who wish to visit the Lahemaa Park but hesitating due to absence of public transportation. The park itself and waterfall was great worth visiting
It was the most exciting national park that I ever visited!
We took the day tour to the western cliffs and Paldiski and it was phenomenal. Our tour guide, Martin, seems to know everything about Estonian history (literally) and answered all of our questions beautifully. (Coincidentally, Martin was also our guide on the Tallinn Old Town free walking tour, where he also displayed incredible depth of knowledge.) The sights on the tour itself were spectacular. This tour was actually our second choice, but we were not disappointed. The views from the western cliffs were breathtaking. The tour also included stops to a number of relics from the Soviet era, including an old forced labor camp, and to see a Soviet fighter plane. I would highly recomend this tour-the perfect combination of nature and history to some places off the beaten path.
We went with Liine (probably misspelled) who is a young, friendly and super nice guide. Despite the temperature of -15°C the day was amazing! Seeing frozen waterfalls and bog in the magic of the winter is wonderful. We had lunch with a local family in a beautiful seaside old wooden house. Recommended.
Yevgeny gave us a great half day tour of the Lahemaa National Park. He shared tons of knowledge and facts about the area, history, and life in Estonia. We really appreciated being able to set this tour up at the last minute and they were so willing to accommodate and meet our needs. Truly a great morning and great personal service. Thank you!
We went on the Lahemaa National Park tour with Jevgeni, and would highly recommend it. Jevgeni was friendly, informative and funny throughout the tour (so much so that someone else not on our tour wanted to film him telling a joke he'd just told us because we were laughing so much!). We really enjoyed the tour; it was the best day of our holiday. Thank you Jevgeni!
We did the Tallinn to Riga tour at the end of September and had Kris as our driver. I have to say this was one of the highlights of our trip to the Baltics and all four of us (Tom, Tim, Michael and me) would like to pass on our thanks to Kris for passing on so much of his knowledge in a friendly and engaging manner. We covered the history of the areas, visited some stunning sights and had some great conversations along the way. Without doubt, this is the best way to get between the two cities. Best of luck with the photojournalism Kris!
During my recent visit to Estonia, I decided to take up the bus tour from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide was Martin, who is friendly, kind and full of knowledge. So far I could understood based up on my experience, you can ask him any questions on history, science, economics, local culture/tradition, food, politics, hidden stunning destinations… in short your best partner in travel. He answered patiently to everyone’s query during our road trip along with his sweet smile. He is certainly the best in his domain and great guide to show you around. Highly recommended!! Thank you Martin for your time and sharing your knowledge.
I had a superb tour to a lot of places at Lahemaa National Park with Kert. This tour caused definitely the wish to return to Estonia for more places at the countryside. Kert is an expert at the region because he grew up locally. He is also a historian who knows interesting facts about visited places (as Kert has also studied in Cologne, Germany where I live, I also got a view of Cologne carnival from an Estonian)
While in Tallinn, we took the Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski tour, we had a wonderful day with Olga, our guide who could not have been more helpful. Her knowledge of the area was amazing and made the place come to life. We had a great lunch at a local restaurant! Olga was great, we need her right now in St Petersburg. Take the trip you will enjoy it!
We took the Lahemaa National Park day tour. It was a very full and varied day, with a range of interesting and entertaining experiences. The mixture of nature and history was very good. Kert, our excellent guide, put everyone at ease and had a gift for explaining Estonian history. His knowledge of nature and Estonia was also very broad. His driving was also perfect.
The tour with Jaan-Kristjan from Riga to Talinn was the best part of our Baltic vacation. Jaan was outgoing, polite, and knowledgeable as a historian-in-training, with a great sense of humor. We not only saw the beautiful countryside of both Latvia and Estonia on the way, but also learned so much about the Baltic history, culture, and customs. Thanks Jaan for the memorable experience and we hope to see you again when we go back to Estonia in the future!
I did a Lahemaa National Park day tour with Kert as my guide. He was absolutely fantastic. Not only was he knowledgeable with the history of Estonia, he is a fun guide as well. I have experienced playing on the traditional Estonian swing and had so much fun with it. Thank you so much Kert for giving me such an unforgettable experience in Tallinn.
It was an amazing day in the Lahemaa National Park with Kert. He is a professional guide with a lot of knowledge of Estonian history. He tells with passion and humor and brings a lot of personal experience with it. The national park is really amazing and wonderful place and if you go to Tallinn, this tour should be in your program.
The Lahemaa Tour was amazing! We were a small group so we got to know each other quickly! We got to see various different sights in the national park and enjoyed a delicious homemade Estonian lunch! Our tour guide was really nice and she gave us a lot of information about the area and Estonian culture!
Tour Tallinn - Riga in July: Martin was a great guide, knew this much about culture, history, ... Was really fun listening to him... GREAT TOUR! THANKS!!!!!!
So, we are back from our holidays in Estonia and Latvia! We had a wonderful time there in Tallinn and Riga. Two marvellous cities, very different, but both very likeable. We would like to thank Traveller Tours very much for the interesting and happy journey between the two cities. We enjoyed it a lot and are thankful for the guidance and comments. Our guide was perfect and provided us with some of the most memorable moments of our holidays.
Also went on the Coastal Cliffs tour with Teele, and I'm in complete agreement with earlier reviews. She is delightful, and the tour is a wonderful way to spend a day here.
Triin gave us a fascinating trip round Lahemaa. We learned more about Baltic history than we could have hoped for, and experienced a great variety of places and stories. Thank you very much.
I just got back from an awesome day. Making the cliffs tour. Very various places to see and much fun. Maarja made that Day perfect, From her really enthusiastic attitude to the fact that we did the all trip and more even if Take more times! This tour really deserved its reputation.
Amazing tour. Amazing guide. Totally worth it.
We had a really great time on the tour! The nature of Estonia is stunning and really worth a visit!! Our guide, Triin had a lot of interesting stories to tell about the history of Estonia and we learnt a lot. I would definitely do this tour again!
The Tour was amazing! A must-see!! So different to get out of the city and into Estonia's beautiful nature! We heard a lot of great stories and learned a lot about Estonia's history. Our tour guide Triine (I'm probably spelling it wrongly) was lovely. We had a lot of fun with her
Triin with 2 ii's! thank you so much for such a great tour to Lahemaa park. We learned a lot about history of Estonia and saw so many picturesque places within the park. We could see how passionate and energetic you are about your country and your job. Thanks for sharing with us.
Lahemaa National Park tour, very relaxing, refreshing and beautiful tour. I joined the tour on 1 June 2016. We visited waterfalls, bogs, forest, seaside and the gorgeous fishing village, Käsmu Captain's Village and her little museum. Every time when I was thinking about the salmon lunch we had, my mouth watered. Thanks to our guide, Maria, I still remember the canned Estonian air :D
Fantastic day tour, Tallinn-Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus, Highly recommended! First choice for who wants to travel from Tallinn to Riga. I joined this day tour with three friends on 2 June 2016 from Tallinn to Riga with full of fun, amazing country side and historical buildings. Million thanks to our guide, beautiful young lady Miss Olga, she's so friendly and attentive. She made the whole journey so interesting and filled with enthusiasm. She had a very good knowledge of everything and drove very well. I loved listening to her introducing the plant, history of the beautiful villages and the culture. The route fits everyone, young and elderly people. Compare travelling to those sightseeing points by ourselves, this tour makes everything easier, saving lots of time and money. We had 8 people and our guide, totally 9 persons in this trip, on a 10-seater car. Enough space for storing the luggage. I booked this tour a month before the day to go on the website and it could also be booked at Tallinn Tourist Information Center.
We made the Lahemaa National Park tour today. Our guide was Kert. Not only did he amaze us with his thorough knowledge of Estonian history that he happily shared with us, he also managed to return 100% of the participants for the first time in his career - what a keeper! ;) The whole tour felt like an exciting road trip with friends from different nationalities and at different ages. Thank you very much!
Wasn't sure what to expect from the Lahemaa National Park tour but it definitely exceeded all expectations. We had Geron for the tour and he was very knowledgeable but I especially enjoyed his dry wit and unusual sense of humour - definitely made a difference to the tour. Loved the Käsmu Village and the Viru Bog the best!
Teele was our guide for the Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski last Tuesday (5 July 2016) & I must say it was one of the most relaxing tours I've been on. Not only she's a safe driver but also offered tons of interesting information and always made sure we were ok and comfortable. As another reviewer said, the highlight of this tour was the Rummu prison and the quarry and also we got to sit inside an abandoned Soviet cargo plane!
Kert was a great guide. Made us feel very comfortable. He was charming, funny, and informative. We had a great time and can recommend him highly. Best of luck, Kert, we'll send friends! We just loved Estonia!
Tallinn - Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus, I did this tour on June 1. This tour beats any boring bus or airplane ride. Our guide Erik, was full of local knowledge and has a nice sense of humor too. Many interesting stops on the way, nice lunch on the Latvian border. Dropped me off in the center of Riga. I can highly recommend using Talinn Traveller to travel between Tallinn and Riga (or vice versa). Thanks!
Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski, I did the tour on Sunday the 29th of May, our guide was 'Relika' (phonetically spelled). She was very knowledgeable, and could answer all my questions about the Paldiski area and Estonian history in general. Lovely and polite person too. Highlight for me was Murru prison quarry, very surreal landscape. Thanks!
Just came back from the Tour with Maarja to Paldiski. Has been very interesting and we really enjoyed the 7 hours with this Wonderful Guide - thank you Maarja!! As we have to fly back tomorrow to Austria this was the Perfect last day and I can only recommend it!
I really enjoyed the Lahemaa National Park tour and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see part of the beautiful nature and important history of this country. I would like to thank our guide, Geron, who made this tour even better!
The Tallinn-Riga Tour is absolutely the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga (or the other way)! We got to see so many cool places that we wouldn't have had a chance to visit otherwise. Martin, our guide, was a front of information about Estonian and Latvian history. He was also very helpful when we got to Riga, making sure everyone on the trip got to their lodgings. I highly recommend this tour!
The Laheema National Park tour was amazing! Highlights included going behind Estonia's tallest waterfall, and swimming in a bog lake. Our guide, Jon, was fantastic! He was knowledgable, funny, and thoughtful. If you like getting some physical activity while learning, you should definitely take this tour.
On May 31 took the tour from Tallinn to Riga. Great tour with a great guide - Jaan.
Dear Tripadvisor I chose the Lahemma day tour with the company that was recommended from Tallinn What a company -Just outstanding service We had Chris our guide I cannot find enough superlatives to write about him as a person and with so much knowledge and the way he did it Just wonderful He is a treasure to the company Thanks to tripadvisor we enjoy traveling Sincerely Henya Glazer Amex Travel Services Israel
My husband and I took the Sightseeing Bus Tour from Riga to Tallinn and it was really interesting to learn so much about Latvia and Estonia and getting to see places that we would have missed out on otherwise. Triin, our guide, was truly awesome. She made this trip fun, went out of her way e.g. let us taste a typical Estonian drink and gave us a lot of tips for restaurants, bars, clubs etc. that locals go to so that we had the great chance to get an authentic experience of Tallinn. I can only highly recommend this tour, I would take it again!
This was our highlight in our 3 days stay in Estonia. Trinn, our tour guide, was very cheerful and enthusiastic in sharing! The places we visited was beaaauutiful and awesome! Don't think we would have loved this place as much if it was another tour guide.
My friend and I decided for the Coastal Cliffs + Paldiski tour. We were only 4 people on the tour and it seems like that we are a family. Our tour guide Triin was amazing her knowledge brilliant and her sense of humour was unbeatable. We learned a lot about the history of Estonia. She knew all the answers to all the questions and we would like to travel with her again on our next trip to Tallinn. Thanks a lot Triin and we highly recommend you and your travel agency.
Usually I am not a friend of guided Tours. But in this case, we decided to make one, because we were short on time. So we booked Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski. Because there were no other interested people we get a private Tour. And this Tour was so fantastic that we made the Lahemaa and Haapsalu Tour too. I recommend you, to spend at least one Day of your Holidays outside the town and make one of these trips. If you have only one Day make the Lahemaa Tour. The girls we had as guides are altogether brilliant, so it makes no difference which one guides you. Thank´s you showed us your wonderful homeland.
Me and my friend, we did the Laheema National Park tour two weeks ago and we really enjoyed it. Many thanks to our great tourguide Kätlin, who was really friendly and enthusiastic! She told us lots of interesting stories.
We enjoyed a tour to Coastal Cliffs & Paldiski with Liine. It was grasping, we had a nice company with our tourmates, and our guide was very lively and smart. It seems that Liine knows everything about history and Estonia! We recommend this tour for anyone who wants to spend an interesting day in the outdoors!
This is something everyone visiting Estonia should do! Our guide Kätlin was amazing, she was so nice and told us really interesting stories and facts during the trip. There were two other girls on the trip at the same time and it felt just if we were friends spending perfect Sunday together :) Thank you once again Kätlin! It was a perfect day!
The best tour you can do in Tallin!i suggest the park of Laheema.Jevgeni is a very kind and professional guide, the tour is great!
Travelling to Estonia in November sounds like a bad idea, but we had such a great time! Of course it was... ehm.. a bit chilly, but our Guide Olga did a great job. We had Lahemaa practically to ourselves and it had the charming colours of a Tundra. Be aware, it's getting dark early, but the floodlighted manor looked impressive nonetheless.
We had a fantastic day... "No sex, no future, but excellent guides and a beautiful country". Thank you Martin for all the stories and funny details. By the way, we just discovered that kiiking already came on Belgian television.... The olympic dream is coming closer :-) Gert, Katrien and Joris
Martin was our guide for the Lahemaa National Park. The park was really great, but we also went to many other places including restored and derelict manor homes, soviet relics etc. Martin was an excellent guide, provided a lot of knowledge and kept us well entertained with his easy going nature.
I never thought I would enjoy this city alone but I was wrong. Lahemaa tour was awesome and the guide was really awesome. Like, I think it's safe to say, this was one of the best trips I have ever been at. I am really looking forward to come back here again to see more of what Tallinn traveller tour are offering.. You guys are the best, No Doubt :)
For the money, this was one of the best day tours I've been on. Our guide Eliise was full of information and made each stop interesting, as well as being an all round ace person. The itinerary was satisfyingly packed and there was a good variety of places and things to do. Lunch was divine - I need that salmon in my life! Despite it being a nine hour trip, I never once felt bored. All in all, a brilliant day out and highly recommended for those visiting Estonia.
We had a wonderful tour to Lahemaa national park. our guide Katlin was perfect , profesional and so good. she knew all the answers to all the questions and we would like to travel with her again on our next trip to Tallinn
The Lahemaa National Park tour was a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Olga, was absolutely wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Estonia from her and the tour.
I took part to 2 guided tours, and both were great experiences! The Lahemaa tour with George, which I would recommend both for the amazing views and experiences throughout the natural reserve and for being organized in such a personal, smooth way. Thank you guys for the good time :-)
Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski - tänan Kätlin
We did the Lahemaa national Park tour with Kris - fantastic.
Martin gives us a fantastic day on 20 August in this free country. Thank you!
Martin was an excellent tour guide. He speaks fluent english. He told us everything we wanted to know, no matter if it was about Estonian politics, the weather, the countryside, sports, becoming independent from the soviet Union and so on. All this informations came along the trip in addition to the Information we expected, when we booked the trip. The last advice we took was the dinner in the "Kukeke" bar in Tallinn. We really enjoyed the day with Martin and the others. The tour is excellent. We can really recommend it to others. Take the chance when it gets offered.
Although there has been a booking problem with my Lahemaa tour they gave me the possibility to enjoy a fantastic costal tour with Martin instead. Many thanks to the team! It has been a great experience in Estonia which I'll never forget. If somebody reading this review has the time to go on the tour I would highly recommend it!
Although not fond of guided tours we did the Laheema National Park Tour because we noticed that hiring a car and following a printed guide was a rather inefficient way to see places of interest. Our guide was Martin and his enthusiasm and background of history studies resulted not only in seeing fabulous places but also in an elaborate commentary on Estonian habits and culture interwoven with anecdotes from the Soviet era. We are so glad we joined this tour!
My boyfriend and I went on the 12hr Tallinn to Riga sightseeing bus tour with Kriss. We had a lot of fun, despite the temperamental Baltic weather! Kriss was friendly, fun and informative. The day was really interesting with beautiful scenery and lots of information about the history of Estonia and Latvia. We could have just got a 4 1/2 hour bus with no guide but are really glad we opted for the sightseeing tour because it was much more interesting way to travel between countries and we saw more of the Estonian and Latvian countryside and places of interest. Thanks Kriss and traveller tours!
The Costal Coat and Paldisky Tour we made last saturday was the most amazing and awesome of our estonian's stay. The guide, Kris, was perfect: So available, funny and always here to give many details and special jokes. We enjoyed it ALL the time
Today we participated in the trip to the Costal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski. It was an amazing trip, and Kris was a fantastic tour guide. With his passion and expertise, he made this trip an unforgattable experience. I found this tour highly entertaining and educational, therefore I enjoyed my time during this guided tour. Thanks a lot for that spectacular day!
Warm-hearted Estonians, Martin & Ulane! Yesterday I & my husband joined a Lahema guide tour, which was really wonderful & impressive as a nature lover. Before starting, I sprained my ankle on the way to the Info office in the morning but I just proceeded the journey because I was really looking forward to it. However, the pain was getting stronger as time goes by until I could not walk any more. Our guide Martin was very considerate enough to take care of me & ask how I was at every stop. I liked his extensive knowledge about Estonian history as well as anything we bumped into. One thing that I regretted was my poor understanding of English. I wanna call him professor Martin. After I got back from Lahema, his boss Ulane & her sister spared their time to take me to the ER in the city. They sacrificed their resting hours for me. As a foreigner, I would have been miserable without their help! I wanna come back here again some day & meet them again! Fortunately I got much better today and in a few days I think I can continue my schedule and return home happily. Martin & Ulane will be remembered as antoher kind people of Estonia, which became one of my favorite countries. Pls give me your email addresses to email@example.com. Many blessings to all of you!
We went on a tour to Lahemaa National Park with Geron as our guide. We loved the tour and found Geron to be very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. I would highly recommend taking this tour - we learned about the nature and history of Estonia and were never bored. The following day we took the walking tour around Old Town with Mairi. She was also very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was very informative. Well worth it, especially considering its free and only need to tip - which we certainly think she deserved.
We booked the trip in de tourist office Our guide was a very sociable man called Martin who was very informative throughout the whole tour.We were taken to lots of places and had a pleasnt lunch on route. The salmon was great. 19july 2015!! Visited July 2015
Today I took a tour with Katryn (Kate) to Lahemaa and I enjoyed everything we did. Katryn was very knowledgeable, being a history student. She answered all our questions and gave us a real insight on the people and culture of Estonia. I would have had to rent a car to get to all these places and even then, I wouldn't know as much information as Katryn did! We were able to do a good deal of walking, not just sitting in the SUV. The lunch was delicious and filling.I liked the manor that was being restored, the Soviet submarine base and the bogs the best. Thanks, Katryn, for a wonderful day!! You were awesome!
Olga was a great guide and took us to some fantastic places which we would never have found ourselves.
it was amazing day with our great guide olga at coastal clifs and another nice day with Kris in lahema national park thanks for 2 beautiful days in estonia
We booked the 12 h tour Riga to Tallinn. It was amazing. Thx to Liine. We had a lot of fun. Torsten, Berlin
We had Wednesday a very interesting daytrip to Lahemaa National Park. Nature, culture and history all together with the nice guide Geron.
My husband and I just finished the day tour from Tallinn to Riga with Kris. He is one of the best guides we have ever had, very patient and knowledgable.
We booked the Lahemaa National Park tour in Tallinn, it was amazing. Our guide Martin was also very cool. He was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this trip.
We went on the Lahemaa tour last week and it was an excellent experience. Our guide Kris was very knowledgeable, as well as having an excellent sense of humor. He took great care of us all day and gave us a wonderful introduction to the natural and historical side of Estonia. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the country!
A trip to Estonia is incomplete without visiting Lahemaa National Park, and the best way to see it is with Traveller Tours. We had a fantastic day with our guide John, who couldn't have been more enthusiastic or informative. We were able to see all the highlights of the National Park & sample the world's greatest salmon! Thank you so much.
My wife and I had the pleasure and luck to do our tour of Lahemaa National Park with the full of energy and fun George and his at the time trainee Eliise. This was a few weeks ago and I'm sure by now, she's doing a great job of leading tours on her own. We had a beautiful day and the pair made the most of it by taking us (only three in the group that day) to the pretty coast of Estonia with a couple old mansions and a bog walk thrown in for good measure. The lunch stop was great too and well worth the €10 extra charged for the setting alone but also for one of the best salmon meals of many in the region. In the end though, the sights would have been great but non-essential without the humorous running commentary from our two young guides who shared interesting tidbits of info and kept us laughing from place to place. It's obvious how much they love their country, the park and especially their "jobs" and you can't help but be sucked into that feeling yourself. We thought about renting a car to do the excursion and very glad we didn't.
We had such an awesome day at the nationalpark lahemaa with martin! :-)
Great tour of the sights in the park with John. Very knowledgeable and entertaining, learnt a lot about the park and Estonians generally. Thanks I'd recommend the tour to anyone.
We stayed in Tallinn for 4 days and enjoyed both the free city tours with Heli and the day-trip to Lahemaa National Park with John. An Estonian would say it was "pretty OK", which means in English "Wonderful". We still have the excellent taste of smoked salmon in the mouth ;-). Thanks for allowing us to have learned more about your country!
Thank you for a lovely tour of Lahemma Park Our guide, Martin, has got great knowledge of history, and fauna and flora. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. Irena
We had fantastic day with George in Lahemaa national park. We had tons of questions related to history and he knew all the asnwers which made our day really interesting and fun. I wish all Estonians were more like him and have so much energy and fun all the time. Thank you so much!
We had an awesome day in Laheema National Park with our awesome, funny and brilliant guide Jevgeni! My parents and I absolutely loved the trip, we learnd so much from Jevgeni, who told us interesting things about Estonia´s culture and people. We also had funny conversations about Harry Potter and Pippi Longstocking :-) And also Jevgeni knows funny songs about German grammar, we were totally impressed! Thank you so much for a perfect day - we will come back one day!
We are a group from Denmark that had a guided tur to Lahemaa National Park on Maj 15th. We had an excellent guide called Olga. She was well informed , did a great job in bringing us to beautifuld spots and managed to keep the group in great spirit. Her English was remarkable. The daytrip is an aboslute "must-do" when you visit Estonia. i recommand Tallinn Traveller Tour. You wont be disappointed. Thank you Olga for a wonderful day. Many regards from the 7 Danes.
Daytrip to Talehaa: best experience of the stay!! Great program with beautiful nature and sowjet relicts that I've never seen before. I can only strongly recommend it, it is worth every cent. And don't miss the delicious lunch that is offnered in the tour - one of the best meals I've eaten in Estonia. Special thanks to the absolutly great guide Jüri (George): so friendly, so many facts and fun and perfect English speaking - best guide :-) Thanks from Germany Katharina
We did the Lahemaa national park tour yesterday with Olga. The tour was fantastic-really interesting, and a great selection of different activities-with a particular highlight for me being the Captain's village-climbing the soviet watchtower and seeing the maritime museum and meeting its owner. Olga was one of the best guide's I've ever had.-really knowledgable about her country's history, mythology and traditions, interesting and so much fun to spend a day with-thank you v much!
We had an awesome trip a couple weeks ago. The guide (George) was absolutely fun and entertaining (his somersaults are amazing :P ). His knowledge about the estorian history is remarkable! The lunch was the best salmon we ever had! The host was friendly and made ourself feel comfortable. Overall the whole tour was worth it.
Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the guide I went on this tour last year. We were a group of 4 incl the guide. He did so much driving and still had enough energy to tell us so much about this area. He knew so many hidden places, it was like a little explorer tour! Love it! Thank you!
Wonderful tour I have been on last year. The guide was great and the tour was big fun, the lunch was very good! Highly recommended, I liked it very much. Thank you for everything!
Last week we did the Lahemma National Park Tour with our guide George. We were lucky having the fist day of sunshine this year which made the tour even more awesome than it would have been otherwise. George gave an interesting overview on Estonias nature and culture. We went to some different places (a walk through bog, an abandoned submarine station, a waterfall, a canyon) and had an amazing lunch at Käsmo. George made the tour really interesting and funny by his own inimitable way of telling us historical stuff and fun facts. Thanks for the memorable day!
My husband and I took the bus tour from Tallin to Riga in late August. It was amazing. We had a great time, the scenery was very beautiful. It did not feel like a whole day bus drive because we would stop and look at different sights. The guide was knowledgeable and for lunch he took us to restaurant that had delicious food. We were satisfied that we booked this tour, otherwise we would miss out on seeing some of the amazing sights.
I took the Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski tour with my family this week and was frankly disappointed. We were accompanied by 2 other tour guides who had come along to learn. They took the best seats in the bus while we were stuck in the back. At lunchtime, the 3 guides sat with 2 customers - who could ask all the questions they wanted, while we were left alone. On the bus, it was difficult to know when the chatting between the 3 guides had stopped and the information had started, particularly as the radio was on most of the time. Just a thought, but if you had a guide who had lived through some of the Soviet era, they could have provided a lot more insight.
Last month i had the chance to make 2 different tours with Tallinn Traveller, i made Lahema National Park with Iida-Leena and Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski with Mart. Both tours were amazing. Iida and Mart were great, friendly, good communicators and they explained a lot about Estonia and the Estonians. On both tours, i had the chance to left the beautiful but tourist-crowded Tallinn for a couple of days and travel to Estonian countryside and somehow experience the Estonian way of life. Nature, waterfalls, Manor houses, beautiful landscapes, old Soviet airplanes, missile shelters, old submarine base and.... a swimming MOOSE! :D Thank you Iida-Leena, Mart and Tallinn Traveler staff for giving me 2 memorable days in Estonia! I felt in love with Estonia, it's a wonderful country and i'm sure i will be back one day! :)
It was a very enjoyable and very informative tour of wonderful nature. The meal and walkaround the captain's village was great. The keepers of the captain's school are great and very friendly people. Our guide IDA was very good. We should have multi-day tour with her. I want to give a special thank to Ida for her enthusiasm and explanation.
Had a fantastic day on the Lahemaa National Park tour with Kristiina - she was awesome and took us to some beautiful places. Definitely recommend this tour.
Perfect! Really enjoyed my day. Nice views, nature and a wonderfull meal at the fishers place! Small groups and friendly guide with a lot of info and details. Superb!
We did the Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski tour with our guide Iida-Leena. We've spent the last six weeks touring various Baltic States and this was by far our best tour. Lida-Leena was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and really gave us a feel for what makes Estonia and Estonians tick. Our rating - Brilliant!
I did Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski tour with great tour guide Kristiina. I enjoyed the trip a lot - I always like to have another look at the city and its surroundings so the trip was just perfect for me. Many places I've never thought they existed, great atmosphere, nice stories. You can see some photos from the tour on my blog also - http://gorgeousplanet.blogspot.com/2014/08/estonia-wycieczka-z-tallinn-traveler.html Thanks! It was a nice day ;)
Durante il mio soggiorno a Tallin ho prenotato una escursione per Lahemaa. Guardando sulla guida Lonely Planet, ho trovato City Bike che propone questo tour della Traveller. Il costo per l'intera giornata è stato di 49 euro. L'organizzazione è stata perfetta!! Le guide sono ragazzi giovani ed io ho avuto la fortuna di capitare con Juri. Sprizza gioia di vivere da tutti i pori e ha un sorriso meraviglioso, sinceramente all'inizio ho avuto qualche momento di esitazione vedendolo così con tutto questo "argento vivo" addosso, invece non solo è stato affidabilissimo come driver, ma è stato eccezionale come guida. Ha una preparazione storica encomiabile ed è coinvolgente nei suoi racconti quando mostra i siti ex sovietici o le bellezze della natura senza che mai il suo sorriso venga meno. Durante il tour si vedono paesaggi molto diversi tra loro, devo dire che mi è piaciuto veramente tanto. Il pranzo, che non è incluso, ma è a un prezzo contenuto (10 euro) è stato delizioso. Abbiamo pranzato a Kasmu ospiti della famiglia che gestisce il piccolo, ma molto caratteristico museo, e che ha cucinato per noi. Il salmone è stato a dir poco divino. Ancora un grande grazie a Juri e ancora complimenti per la sua professionalità e per la sua preparazione.
Did the transfer tour from Riga to Tallinn with Kalev, that was very professional and informative! Going through the countryside of Latvia and Estonia opened up my travel route in Baltic countries and gave me a fuller picture beyond capital cities of Riga and Taliinn. (Sigulda and Viljandi are awesome ^_^) Because it was a public holiday in Estonia, Kalev tried very hard to contact museums and restaurants and drive extra miles for us to see as much as possible. And he answered our many many questions on anything large or small. Thanks a lot for your effort, Kalev!
I went on the Lahemaa Day Tour and had a great time. I made new friends with other tourists, enjoyed the salmon lunch and all of the things we explored during the tour - Jagala Waterfall, Viru Bog, old soviet remains, etc. Mart was a wonderful guide who took us to all the things mentioned in the tour description and also ventured off into finding a new beach to explore as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Estonia - it's a nice break from the Old Town touristy feel.
Good morning,it was great our tour with you. It was yesterday and we went to Lahemaa national park with our guide Ira, we enjoyed it very much and the lunch was great even with friends we didn't invite.♥♥♥
Had a blast with Iida on our trip to Lahemaa. She was incredibly knowledgeable, charming, and easy going. She had tons of fun facts about Estonia to share with us throughout. My only complaint is I wish this was a multi-day trip rather than just one day. Regardless, it was a beautiful glimpse into many of the wonders that Lahemaa had to offer.
Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Tour was spectacular, so glad I went! Highly recommended. Our guide Iida-Leena was fantastic.
Went on the Lahemaa National Park Tour, great summer weather, fantastic tour, best I've ever been on! Iida is a really good guide and also answered our thousands of questions very patiently and competently. Tour participants were very mixed, old, young, all nationalities.
We went on the Lahemaa national park tour on the 16th July 2014 and our guide was George. He was a very knowledgeable and great person as well as an excellent organizer. He was very friendly and engaging we were having such fun talking a lot about mushrooms and day to day life in Estonia. The fish lunch in lovely Käsmu was delicious and the people there had lots of character. We especially love the bog walk. Thanks a lot George. Hopefully we meet again on another tour.
We took the tour 20/07/14 with Iida as our guide. She was great, and the tour was wonderful. We never would have seen some of the things we did if on our own. Iida's English was excellent, and she was humorous and informative.
Iida and Anneli were both very pleasant and friendly and our tour with Iida was wonderful! She gave us a great idea of the historical significance of what we saw and extra opportunities for excitement if we so chose to do so. It was well worth a days outing to see more of beautiful Estonia and learn more about the culture, people, architecture, land and we even saw a mouse, a frog and a spider during our journey through the bog. Though I'm sure she gets asked the same questions by different tourists, Iida answered all of our tourist questions with great energy and generosity and was a wealth of good information regarding all of Tallinn and Estonia. Thanks very much! :)
My friend and I went on the day trip to Lahemaa National Park in June 2014 and had a fantastic time. Our guide Jüri (George) was fantastic - the most enthusiastic guide we have had on our trip so far. He made sure we saw what we wanted to see, and was very perceptive and receptive to what we wanted to do. He was very knowledgable and told great stories of the history and culture of Estonia. We even had an interesting political conversation that was objective and open-minded. He was also very clear and organised in guiding us and made it all very easy and smooth. Although the weather was a little dreary on the day, he was very positive and we had lots of fun! We really appreciate Jüri's efforts to make the tour what it was - a stark contrast to stock-standard tour guides who struggle to deviate from the set course/script.
I took their first day trip to Riga and I'm so glad I chose that option instead of the normal 5 hour bus. The Estonian and Latvian countryside is so beautiful and I would have missed it all, since this trip follows an alternative road to Riga. Thank you so-so much Tallinn Traveller and Mart for the great day.
It was such an amazing tour. Marc and I would always be part of the tour again. Our tour guide was Jüri and he was brilliant. Had made us laugh all the time and he wasn't not always funny but also very informative. We learnt a lot about the history and also had time to digest all the information while the fantastic lunch we had at the Baltic Sea Side in a boat. All in all it was fantastic every time again. Thank so much, Isabell and Marc.
Myself and two grown-up daughters did the Paldiski tour with Mart during our too-short 1 week trip to Tallinn. What a great day out that was. Full of surprises (I won't spoil them). There was only one other couple in the group (Tony & Susan, if you read this ...thanks for being such great company). It felt more like a day out with friends than an organised tour. Mart was more than happy to be flexible on the itinerary as we worked around the changable weather and enjoyed a little side-trip searching unsuccessfully for a mythical soviet bunker :). Mart's a funny, smart guy and really made the day. If you meet him ask him to do his hilarious impersonation of an annoyed Estonian waitress. Priceless.
Last year I did the Lahemaa national park tour and also the Old town free tour. It was great and very informative. This time I decided for the Paldiski tour. Our guide Karin was excellent and we had a super wonderful day! I can highly recommend Tallin Traveller tours! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Wonderful day trip to beautiful Lahemaa National Park with Kalev, a great and interesting tour guide who was ever helpful and friendly. Also, enjoyed an informative Old Town walking tour with our entertaining tour guide Heli! Would highly recommend both these tours! (:
Yesterday I came across a Tallinn travellers Tours flyer. I forgot to write a good review of the Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski I did 2 years ago..... . Very very good tour and excellent guide (johanna maybe?) everything accurately explained.
Wonderful day trip to Lahemaa wth Kalev! My partner and I especially enjoyed the walks through the woods and crossing the bog ponds. Kalev was an exceptional guide!
Yesterday we took the Lahemaa National Park tour and had a great day. The guide made everything interesting, with lots of stories about life in Estonia. The salmon at the lunch stop was absolutely deliscious and the visit to the disused soviet submarine base was rather different.
Great trip, you get to see something else of estonia. You don´t only see nature but also a lot of culture which you otherwise never would have seen. The guides were also nice and funny. trip I would definitely recommend
Seven of us booked trip to Lahemaa National Park in July 2013. Our guide Kaido. Very good day trip. Our guide drove us around the whole day and answered all our questions. Kaido has a vast knowledge and told us everything we wanted to know about Estonia. Kaido was a really fun guy and all of us had a great day out. We couldn't have done the trip ourselves. We really enjoyed the trip. Thank you
Seven of us booked a second trip with our guide Kaido. Very good day trip. Our guide drove us around the whole day and answered all our questions. Kaido has a vast knowledge and told us everything we wanted to know about Estonia. Kaido was a really fun guy and all of us had a great day out. We couldn't have done the trip ourselves. Thank you Samir and the gang from London.
It was our first time in Estonia and wanted to get into the countryside without hiring a car. We took the Lahemma National Park tour which was guided by Karin. I live right beside the Killarney National Park and we do nothing like this. Karin was great and has since become a friend. The variety experienced on the tour made the day out feel only like a few hours. Do it if you have the chance.
A very nice day trip in a small bus, which I did together with 7 others, plus the guide, Mart, who was not only most friendly and pleasant but also extremely knowledgable, and able to give good answers to all the questions we threw at him ! A highlight of the day trip was the excellent meal we enjoyed at the museum ( !! ) in Käsmu - lovely salmon and potato ; it couldn't have tasted any better and there was even some cake afterwards, all for only 8 Euros a head ( i.e. for the food ; the tour cost 49 Euros per person ). For that we were also treated to a short guided tour of the boat & ship museum next door, which contains many interesting maritime artefacts, as used during the last hundred years or more. The coastline with all the forest is unspoilt and lovely, and very well worth experiencing. The bogland too was interesting ; and Mart's knowledge of natural history provided us with everything else we needed to know ! The tour is to be HIGHLY recommended, in every way !!
A great day trip to Lahemaa! Unfortunatly I don't remember the name of our guide, but he took us in wonderful places and we ate good salmon at lunch stop!
My girlfriend and me did the tour last week with Karin as our guide and it was amazing. Although it started a bit slow with the first stop not that overwhelming it speeded up a lot and was really a great experience. We especially liked the tasty smoked salmon for lunch and the walk through the bog. Karin was always friendly and helpful and did her very best to make us feel comfortable, what we enjoyed a lot. I would definitely recommend the tour to my friends, as it was one of the highlights of our trip.
We had a awesome day with Tarmo, our Tour Guide. We even shot some Videos which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFpG9ab9ki0 At the end of the tour a little firework will await you ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A956BkHj-B8 This tour is a must for every Estonia Visitor. See you next time.
My friends and I joined the Lahemaa National Park tour on Sunday 10th March 2013. We had a fantastic day and it was the highlight of our trip to Tallinn.
My parents and I joined the day trip on Sunday the 10th of March 2013. All of us, are not the museum types, so we figured out that this would be a great way to see a bit outside of Tallinn, and get a bit more of the Estonian culture and history by means of a local guiding us around. This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip (although Tallinn is gorgeous!!!). Nevertheless, you have no idea of the beauty of the countryside unless you go out of the city. Our tour guide (I hope I spell it correctly) Tarmo, took us to different places including the Jagala waterfalls, an old Russian Submarine base, and to the old maritime town Kasmu where we visited the old captain’s school (now a museum which is run by great people) and walked across the Baltic Sea to one of the Islands. Furthermore we got to try out one typical Estonian tradition: swinging on a group swing. Besides that Tarmo did not have a fixed time plan, which also left open some time for flexibility! Yes, this tour is very recommendable!! Thank you!
This Lahemaa day trip was awsome.
Went on 29th december 2012 with my niece. Enjoyed every minute of the tour: it gets more and more adventurous as you keep seeing absolutely stunning landscapes. Excellent guide, plenty of explanations given and not banal or standard touristy info.
This was a fascinating day out, and such a refreshing change from the faux mediaeval tourist trap that is Tallin. A real insight into present and past life in Estonia and the beauties of the countryside. I think the highlight of the day was the discussion over lunch, and delicious food. I'd recommend this day trip highly to anyone who has an interest in history, politics, people, wildlife.......
Went to Lahemaa National Park on 2nd November, thoroughly enjoyed it! Best decision we made on holiday to book the tour to see more of Estonia than just the capital city. Tour was really relaxed and Mart our guide was a really nice guy and informative. I think my friend was rather fond of the Red Setters at the lunch stop!! Fantastic day out and I would recommend this company to anyone who goes to Tallinn! :D Thank you again Mart!
Recently went on a day trip to Lahemaa with our excellent guide Tarmo. I would recommend anyone visiting Tallinn to do this, as it really showed areas of Estonia off the beaten track. Absolutely brilliant especially the submarine base and the bog walk. Tarmo was fantastic, explaining about life in Estonia and the places we visited in depth. Thanks
After having spent a few amazing days in the stunningly beautiful city we wanted to get away to the countryside. We went on the Laheema National Park day trip with Cody. It was definately worth going! He is full of knowledge, cool stories and the whole tour is a bit away from the usual routes! Highly recommend the Bike Tours as well!
First, we did the Laheema Tour and enjoyed it so much, that we decided spontaneously to book a second trip to the West Coast. We had different tour guides (Kaur to the West Coast and Cody to Laheema) which we both felt, were absolutely enthusiastic about their jobs and, we spent two great days in beautiful Estonian nature with them and we received first hand impressions of the "story behind the scenery" - in every respect and as much as we could bear in just a few hours.... Thanks a lot you guys - your performance is excellent and far beyond the tourist standard !! Edeltrud & MIchael, Germany
Great Tour, organization, guide, visited places, food, weather! Visit the office if you are in Tallinn: they will be really rich of worthy infos and suggestions!
Con mio marito e mio figlio di 8 anni, abbiamo partecipato al Lahemaa National Park Tour il 21 Agosto 2012 con la guida Cody ed un ragazzo tedesco. Tutto veramente fantastico: la tempistica, l'organizzazione, i luoghi visitati, la guida, il cibo (WOW), il tempo (pare che quando portano visitatori in tour ci sia sempre il sole o che smetta di piovere quando scendono dal minivan!!). Se vi recate a Tallinn, andate a trovarli assolutamente!
really really good. only took this day trip, which i considered as the "tourist option", due to lack of convenient public transport connections, but it was worth every penny. there's no way you could do so much in one day relying on buses or even driving yourself without being accompanied by a local. the guide (?)cody was great, very knowledgable and interesting, we were surprised to hear he'd only been doing it for a month, it seemed like he had years of experience and knowledge. all the stop-offs were interesting, varied and stunningly beautiful, and swimming in the bog was AMAZING. and the vegetarian lunch option - delicious! recommend 100 percent!
Had a wonderful time at Lahemaa national park. Talked the whole way there and back to our guide. You will love the tour from start to finish. Both the history and the beauty were amazing.
My girlfriend wanted to check out nature, so we did the National Park day trip. We got the nature, all right . . . forests, the sea, and an intriguing walk through a mire . . . but we got much more. The guide, an extremely articulate and intelligent young man named Kaur, gave brilliant lessons in Estonian history and culture. The key is sitting up in front during at least part of the day trip and peppering him with questions. Kaur boasts an original, precocious, and uncompromising intellect, and based on some of his remarks about the other guides, I suspect they are also of high caliber. There is even an adventurous walk through of an abandoned Soviet submarine installation. If you really want to learn about Estonia, rather than just walk along the pretty streets of Tallinn, this tour is absolutely essential.
we bought the lahemaa national park and western coast, it was a great day thanks to our special and pleasant guide MART ! we have a wonderful reminder of our vacation
It was an awesome trip to the Lahemaa national park, even through an early snow storm. The place is amazing in its own right in winter. Thanks to our guide who braved the elements and hiked us across the frozen bog. :-)
When we first saw advertising posters of tours offered to Lahemaa national park, we didn't even think about doing one. After a few days we had to admit that it is quite difficult, if not impossible, to get to Lahemaa national park without a private vehicle. So we decided to do this trip. Mart was our guide and showed up in a very good mood in the morning to pick us up. He was very friendly the whole day, brought us to beautiful places and told us a lot about Estonia. We felt like having a local friend showing us the best places of Lahemaa. Without him we could never have found all the places. One of the highlights was the Kasmu Maritime Museum, run by an Estonian family who served us an amazing lunch and guided us through the museum. Also scenic walks and spectacular nature views we had - all that accompanied in a group of 4 persons, very flexible and individual. PERFECT!! Bottom line: DO IT! Thank you Mart for this amazing trip!!
Sorry its taken so long to write the review but things got back to normal very soon after we got back to England (Rush Rush) . This was our first visit to Estonia and to the wonderful capital ciy of Tallin. My wife(Rosie)and myself (Rob) were lucky enough to have what we considered to be a private tour as we were the only two people taking part with our very knowledgable tour guide (Kalev). who spoke in very good English, Our tour was on a cold cloudy day on November12th 2011 just after the football match against Ireland(sorry Kalev)and were taken by car for the full 7 hours around the Western Coast and Paldiski. Our guide kept us very well informed of the history and pointed out spots you would not normally see on any other tour.I think he was quite embarassed when we got to the lagoon/prison only to find the gates were shut and locked the only disapointment to a fantastic well planned tour. We will both recomend the tour to friends who might be going to Tallin in the future. Wondered if you still had the photographs you took of us to send on e-mail to show our friends of our day out. We gave you e-mail address on the day.. Many thanks again keep up the good work Rob& Rosie Hertfordshiere England
This was my 8th visit to Tallinn and although I don’t usually go on organised trips we came across Tallinn Traveller Info by chance and signed up for the Paldiski tour. What a great day we had and our tour guide Kalev, I have to say, went the extra mile to make our experience a more personal and memorable one. I’m planning my next visit Tallinn in the spring of 2012 and hope to go on the Lahemaa National Park trip.
This was a great tour and Kalev, our tour guide was a hero. He answered any questions we had, and was very friendly. He really cared about our experience and did everything in his power to make it happen. He also took photos of the whole tour and e-mailed them to us afterwards at no extra charge. I don't usually leave reviews, but I couldn't help but share my great experience on this tour with this company. We went on the western coast and paldiski tour.
We made an amazing daytrip to the Western coast. Kalev, our guide (and owner of the company), drove us around the whole day. He was willing to answer all our (stupid) questions and told us everything we wanted to know about Estonia en the sights we were visiting. Kalev was a really fun guy to go with and he made our daytrip a very relaxing day out!
Fantastic tour - from the friendly and helpful service in the office to our guide, Mart., and all that we saw. The small group, flexibility in the itinerary, the excellent driving and great knowledge of our guide, - one of the best tours I've taken anywhere, and such good value.
Best trip, best guide, wonderful scenery and money well spent on this trip. Will definitely do another trip with you when next in this part of the world. Many thanks Kiwi Heidi
Thanks, Mart for such an excellent time! The Salmon was amazing! haha If you ever come to Liverpool I will give you a tour.
Lahemaa National Park day tour - wow best tour ever and I have done many all over the world - the trip was a day I will never forget from the wonderful company to the amaing sites things I will truly never forget it was not just a trip it made memories - priceless, thank you, IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE, DO THE TRIP
Thanks to Kalev for a fantastic day in Laheema Nationalpark! I had a brilliant day there!
Just got back home after a FANTASTIC day in Lahemaa National Park with Kalev. Was just a brilliant day, and despite the rain our spirits were high. Saw so many places and things, but without ever feeling rushed...and was great to see what else Estonia had to offer outside Tallinn!. Really an absolutely super duper, well-organised but relaxed trip which you MUST go on if you are in Estonia! THANKS!!
Well worth the money and such a different tour than the normal type! When Mathias spoke about the history of Estonia with such emotion you could actually get a creepy feeling that you were there, back then! We also visited the Sea Museum in Kasmu (the Captain's village) and the guide in the Museum also spoke about his country with such emotion. One word of advice and it is not a critisicm, that the guide when driving the bus when speaking, could use a microphone as it is very hard for the people at the back of the bus to hear what is being said. Rating: 10 out of 10
Our guide Mathias was really friendly and instructive and showed us wonderful sights all over the park. This tour is the best way to see lots of amazing landscapes and it's totally recommended for everyone! Thanks
This was such a great tour, definitely value for money. We were a group of six of ages ranging from 30s to 60s and all thoroughly enjoyed visiting Lahemaa National Park with our guide, Kalev. He was so friendly and didn't mind our constant questions about life in Estonia etc and also did a detour on the way as we wanted to see Jagala waterfall. Brilliant day.
It was really great!!! Thank you very much to be such closer. Cheers
Das war eine tolle Tour in eine beeindruckende Natur - informativ, entspannend und locker. Unser Reiseleiter begleitete unsere kleine Gruppe aus Japanern, Amerikanern, Niederländern und Deutschen kompetent und unaufgeregt - ein wirklich sehr schöner Tag, vielen Dank!
Fantastic tour. Enjoyed every moment. Kalev was great, really friendly and showed us so many fantastic places round the Lahemaa National Park in a day. One of the best tours I've done. The best way to see places outside the city if you can. Highly recommended and well worth every euro!!!
Our trip with Kalev to the Lahemaa National Park was a very good organized, fine travel - Kalev did a great job, and we spent a wounderful day in Estonian nature...
The Lahemaa-Tour with Kalev we did on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 was one of the best things that happened to us when we travel - and we travel a lot... He showed us sooo many awesome sites and gave us so much interesting information on Estonia, Tallinn, Lahemaa and the Estonians in general. 10 hours or more flew away within seconds... Take your swimming togs with you, probably you can make use of it at the end of the day...;-) Thanks to Kalev and the whole team of Travellers for giving us such a good time!
We came to Tallinn on a weekend trip from Helsinki, and did both the Lahemaa and Funky Bike Tours. The Tallinn Traveller team looked after us really well the whole time - we couldn't have planned a better time ourselves. Expect to laugh, learn and be pushed out of your everyday travel comfort zone.
Easily one of the best tours I've been on. Spent a full day with Kalev roaming the Lahemaa National Park and seeing a side to Estonia that you just don't get in the city. Our guide was friendly, relaxed and always up for a chat. Almost felt like we were spending the day with a good friend. If you're in Estonia for a few days, don't leave without taking this tour.
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 the less-discovered places around the Baltic countries.
We want everyone to get personal attention from the guide so we aim to keep our groups rather small.