Thousands of Happy Customers
Kris our guide was so knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to what we want to know and do. We have learned a lot about Tallin with the old town tour, the area of revival where the train tracks are, the area by the port and the contrasting memorials built by the Soviets and the one built by the locals to commemorate those who were tortured and died from the atrocities and the presidential palace and the Kardiog palace that now serves as the museum. Thanks Kris! Hope to come Back in better weather to explore the Lahemaa park.
"Great historical tour of Tallinn"
This was by far the best surprise of our quick trip. the five hour tour flew by. Really glad we booked this. Our guide was very informative and accommodating for an older person in our group. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great background for the various buildings and sights we toured. I would highly recommend the five hour tour if you can. It really made all of our group want to comeback and explore more for our next trip.
"Very informative, nice tour"
Amazing old town. Deserves UNESCO heritage designation
"Must have experience in Tallinn if you only get one day"
Tallinn is the focal point of our cruise ship itinerary, so we hired a private guide per Rick Steven's book recommendation. Uku, a Thermal Enginerring gradurate student, showed up and gave us an unforgettable tour fully of history, stories, and pride, a highlight of our entire trip. Highly recommend!!!
"Absolutely amazing - Best of Tallinn Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems"
Katrin was our guide in Tallinn. She met us at the pier early and had everything arranged. Our group included my wife and I and our niece who is in a wheelchair. The vehicle was a perfect fit. We definitely saw highlights and hidden gems. Katrin is a wealth of knowledge. We got caught in a rain shower but that did not stop the tour. She was able to show us several things from the car and provided historical and personal details that made our tour great. I would recommend this to everyone.
"Excellent "Best of Tallinn" Tour"
Our group of 8 people just returned from our Baltic Cruise. One of the highlights of our holiday was our Best of Tallinn Tour provided by Traveller Tours. This was a walking tour of the Old Town combined with a driving tour to some areas outside of the usual crowded tourist areas. Our guide, Kert, was excellent. Being a teacher, he was able to provide a lot of historical information to our group in a a way that was both interesting and fun for everyone. Tallinn is a beautiful city that is rich in history. Therefore, a tour like this was extremely worthwhile as opposed to simply walking around without obtaining all of the information that we learned. In addition to the standard "touring," we stopped at a local restaurant for lunch. When the tour was finished, Kert gave us useful information for things to do on our own in the old town prior to returning to our ship. The booking process was seamless and the price was excellent value for the quality that we received. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tallinn and would enthusiastically use them again in the future.
"Great Tour! Great Tour Guide!"
We had a wonderful time with Chris! Informed us of the history and politics of Estonia and Tallinn, in particular!!!
"Time Tested Tallinn"
Our Guide Kurt (History Teacher) met us at the head of the pier. We drove in to town, where we walked through the upper part of town to see all of the look out points. All the while, he gave us some history of the area and anecdotal stories of the significance of each spot. We then made our way into the lower town and got a good insight in to how Tallinn evolved throughout the last 500 or so years. Then we drove to the Presidential Palace. As we walked through the grounds and the gardens around them. Kurt gave us a lot of good insight in to how Tallinn evolved through the different eras of rulers and occupations over the years. We went to the outdoor Amphitheater where they hold concerts and community singing events. Since he is a local he had some great stories about events he had attended. Afterward, we went to the WWII memorial. As a history teacher he was well versed in the historical significance of Tallinn, and how so many countries moved in and used Tallinn as a strategic location. I highly recommend this tour, if you are in Tallinn, or Estonia in general. Kurt, specifically was a wealth of information, and was a great tour guide.
"Perfect for short visit"
Our guide was very, very good. He even sang for us in the amphitheatre a snipit of the Estonia anthem. His knowledge was incredible for such a young man. Very polite, easy going and highly appreciated for his service.
"Saw so much more than we expected!"
We enjoyed our tour and are very glad we did it. Many articles we read said to do Tallin on your own...we would have never gotten so much out of our visit if we had done that. Going out to the memorial for the Estonians that were sent to Siberia was a great stop as it showed us the hard times that the Estonian people went through which was something new for us to learn about. Andres was a very good guide and would answer any questions we had. He clearly knew a lot about the country and provided an interesting perspective on Estonian life. However at several points throughout the tour while we walked between stops he would be very quiet not telling us anything new. We had to ask him about things for him to share the information which was the only bad thing I have to say about him. The only other reason we gave it 4 instead of five stars was the lack of structure at first. When we got in the van he asked us what we wanted to see, but we had never been there before so we had no idea. We had thought it was a specific tour but that was not necessarily the case. Andres still adjusted to our lack of direction and everywhere he brought us was great. Additionally the lunch spot had a great selection of Estonian food which was delicious and Andres explained the backgrounds behind the different dishes. We were very happy with the tour and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about such an interesting city.
"Beautiful Day with Awesome Helen and Uku"
It was fun traveling with Helen and Uku. Helen showed us nice spots in Tallinn and we got to know the stories behind the sights. That makes them so much more special! They were friendly and were great company. We saw glimpses of the Sound Festival. Uku showed us a great restaurant for us to grab a bite. Lastly Helen took some great photos of us!
"A pleasant afternoon"
Our guide picked us up at the cruise ship. We had a slight difficulty finding her because we did not realize we needed to walk outside the wire fence to find her. But she was right there on time. She took eight of us in a van, and drove us to some locations that were outside old town. She spoke excellent English, and was a safe and careful driver. She was very pleasant to spend the day with. The memorial to the persons who died in Siberia was amazing, and well worth seeing, She had an excellent grasp of the issues and history of the memorial. Seeing the presidential palace and the the other country palace we could have skipped. Just exterior views of buildings, not necessary. I would have preferred more time walking around Old Town, learning about the architecture and hearing more of the history of Estonia. Because we spent time having lunch (which we needed to do.... a midday tour), our time in town was more limited.
"In Love with Estonia"
Our guide Andres did a fantastic job of exploring the area around Tallinn as well as providing a detailed tour of the old town. Andres brought out the history, the culture and soul of the Estonians. He shared his perspective of the history of his country. The area outside of Tallinn was as fascinating as the old town. The Festival area, the Memorial and the Maritime Museum were meaningful, important sites. Kudos to him for bringing out the spirit of the country and allowing us to fall in love with the country and the people.
"Great adventure exploring lesser known sites! "
We had Andres as our guild and requested to go out to visit some of the lesser known places, He took us around to all of them and much more. Had great suggestions and after drove us back to the old town for a historical walking tour. He spoke English very will with a cool accent. :) Couldn’t have asked for anything better!
"Great day, great guide, great job beating the crowds and customizing to our needs"
We loved this tour- our guide did a fantastic job customizing this to our needs and making sure we did not get stuck with the crowds
"Incredible Time in Tallinn"
We were honored to have Liine as a tour guide for a short time in Tallinn. She was an absolute delight and we enjoyed spending time with her. She was extremely knowledgeable of Tallinn and the highlights of the city. Her wit and charm was infectious. I would highly recommend anyone going to Tallinn to sign up with Liine and use www.traveller.ee to book a tour. The entire staff has been supportive and attentive to our request. Our responses were quickly answered and addressed. To be honest, 5 stars is not enough to give Liine and Traveller.ee - they deserve 10 stars. Thank you for making our experience in Tallinn a special memory.
"Best tour around"
Being from the USA I was skeptical of communicating with a company with an email ending in .ee. But I was proven so wrong. All my emails were answered clearly and promptly usually within a few hours. I was so impressed and this made me comfortable to book the tour. Upon arrival at the cruise port we were immediately greeted by Andres our guide. Andres was great!! He took us everywhere we wanted to go and then some. His explanations were clear and his knowledge about the area and its history was expansive. We started off driving to the various places then walked within the city. Although the tour was technically over Andres then drove us back to the ship. Once back on board our ship we compared notes with other passengers and found that we saw and did twice as much as any of them. Wow. Such a great value! I would absolutely recommend Traveller Tours again and again.
"Great tour day!"
Had a really nice tour with Laura. She was very knowledgeable. Also, great sights on the way. Highly recommend this tour.
"Best Tour Ever"
Our day with Andres was fantastic. He had a great sense of humor. He loves Tallinn and he made us fall in love too. He gave us such a great history lesson that people from other tours were listening in. We learned about history, culture, current day living....everything we asked he gave a thoughtful and complete explanation, We discovered the New modern Tallinn, the Stalin Era and the old city. We visited the must see tourist spots but also some of Andres favorite hidden gems. The day went so fast and we were sorry to see it end. Andres was one of the best guides we have ever had!!!!
"The best of Tallinn in 5 hrs"
Our guide Kert met us at the cruise terminal. The tour was in a comfortable van which was well air-conditioned. Kert first took us to the Old Town where he gave us a lot of information about its history. We then went to Catherine's Palace, followed by the Song Festival Grounds. We concluded the tour with a brief visit to Pirita beach. A pleasant shore excursion which made us fall in love with Tallinn.
"Could have been better"
The tour was good in some respects, and I’m not sorry we took it, but I have some complaints, and overall it could have been better. We are not fussy, but the condition of the car we rode in was borderline unacceptable. It smelled bad. Our guide was informative and knowledgeable, and did a great job explaining Estonian history and culture, but he didn’t take us along Pikk Street, which is sort of unconscionable. Fortunately I had my guide book with me, and we had time after the tour to return there and see it, but we might have missed it if I hadn’t been paying attention. Two things would have helped. First, if as a tour operator, you know that you are recommended by Rick Steves, then you should be sure to cover all the sights mentioned in his book, unless there is a good reason not to. Second, provide a map and an overview of what we’re going to be doing at the outset. It really helps to get oriented and to have a rough idea of what’s coming next. We did privately-led tours at every stop our cruise ship made, and this was the only one that didn't meet a high standard (especially with respect to the car).
Liiine was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining throughout our private 5+hour driving and walking tour. She also was very relatable, which assisted both my husband and I and our teenage daughters’ understanding of the impact of WWII and the Soviet occupation of Estonia. Of course, the medieval history and following centuries was fully covered as well. Other favorite parts of the tour were visiting the local side of Tallin.
First of all the weather was absolutely beautiful the day of our tour. We met Liine at the cruise port gate. The city is absolutely stunning. This was an exceptional tour highlighting the history of Tallinn and the buildings contributing to that history. I love tours by local people. They are very passionate about their cities. Linne is very knowledgeable when it comes to all the history of Tallinn. We congratulate the people of Tallinn on their Independence. I highly recommend this tour.
"History and Humour"
We were lucky enough to have Kert as our guide for the day. His history knowledge was incredible and was able to introduce us to a glimpse into Estonian and Tallinn from centuries ago to this day. Kert has a wonderful sense of humour and very well travelled himself - so his tour was much more than an ABC of a place and a drive by and wave of key attractions you might often find with tour companies. Well done Kert and thank you.
"Great for teens!"
We were traveling by cruise ship with our 2 teens (ages 14 & 19) and booked the 5 hour car and walking tour. Our guide Chris not only did a great job of showing us the city, but had a sense of humor that kept us laughing throughout the tour. We ended our day with an excellent lunch that he had pre-booked ahead of time. Getting to know a local while seeing the highlights of this beautiful city made our short time in Tallinn special. We all left wishing we could see more.
"Book your cruise shore tour with them"
Our family of 6 wanted a tour where we could walk the old city and also see other sights like the summer palace. In addition, we had special dietary needs. John (getting his Master's in History) was such an amazing host. He met us off the ship and both drove and walked us around. He brought us to a great restaurant for a gluten free lunch. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. Don't hesitate to book your cruise shore tour with them. Much better than what is offered on the ship.
"Tour Guide Martin is fabulous"
Martin met us as scheduled for our 5-hour Tallinn tour. His English is EXCELLENT, with an amazing grasp of American colloquialisms and slang, which he says he picked up from watching TV and movies. His knowledge of the history and politics of the area was extensive, and he was able to explain it in terms easily understood by non-history buffs. Hands down, our group of 4 voted Tallinn the best of our five city/country stops, primarily due to Martin's skills and knowledge, the beautiful surroundings and (of course) the fabulous weather.
"A wonderful 5 hour car and walking tour"
Our family of four had a wonderful 5 hour car and walking tour with Katlin. We were met just outside the cruise gates and then proceeded to do a narrated walking tour of the old town. Next we drove in a brand new vehicle to see other areas just outside of town. Katlin was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Estonia and its people.
"Very professional tour company with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff."
In August 2015, we (4 adults) used Tallinn Traveller Tours to organize appx. 7 hr tour of Tallinn with Katlin. We had an excellent time! Tallinn Traveller Tours took the time to organize a private trip and answer countless of emails and questions. The company was able to organize a fantastic tour, according to what we wanted to see and learn about. Katlin was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and full of energy! Although our tour had officially ended, she still took us to one more place (the Song Festival Grounds) because she felt it was important for us to see this historical place. We were so grateful for this! Our tour included a van, which was new and clean. There were water bottles waiting for us in the van. During the tour, we decided not to go to one of the planned museums. The company refunded the money right away without any hassles and without us having to remind them. Overall, Tallinn Traveller Tours is a very professional tour company with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
"Great 5 hour drive and walk tour"
I pre-booked and paid in full by email prior to ship (Royal Caribbean) arrival. I was told driver/guide will meet at pier at 09:00. Yes, the guide was there exactly in nice clean van ready to go. I pre-explained one passenger was 80 and could not walk a lot. The driver took care of our entire party the whole day. I highly recommend this company and tour. Tour included stop for lunch, in which we paid for the guide's meal. Very good tour.
"An awesome day in Tallinn"
Our group of three couples from Texas had an awesome day in Tallinn with Olga last week. We all agree that she is the best tour guide we have ever had. She is very knowledgeable, professional, loves Tallinn, and has a sweet personality. We learned a lot about this great city in the one day we were there. Our group travels a lot together and do these personal tours often. We always have great fun and she just added so much to it. Our sense of humor just clicked with hers. We felt like she was our daughter early into the tour. Thanks, Olga!
"The tour practically flew by"
Absolutely awesome tour of the Old Town in Tallin. Our guide's, Jüri's, enthusiasm and joy were contagious. You could see he really enjoys what he is doing and is great at it: great historical knowledge and a wonderful sense of humour, open to chat and provide additional information, very friendly. The tour practically flew by - when I looked at my watch I couldn't believe how late it is, since the trip was so engaging. I can definitely recommend touring with Jüri, he will make you fall in love with Tallin.
"A highlight of our trip"
I arranged a Best of Tallinn car and walking tour for our group of 8 cruising in June 2014. Iida was our guide and was so engaging and informative that we all enjoyed the day immensely. Her English is excellent and she shared her knowledge of the history and local life in a way that made us all want to know more. She was unfailingly gracious and patient in answering our questions and took us to a wonderful lunch spot out of the touristy area. Everyone complimented me on finding such a great tour! Thanks Iida and Tallinn Traveller for making Tallinn a highlight of our trip.
"Will not hesitate to book again"
We arranged this excursion on the Internet as an 'off ship' excursion on 14 May 2013. It was excellent on every level, highly professional, personal attention from a very pleasant young man with stacks of knowledge. We would highly recommend this company to anyone and will not hesitate to book with them again particularly as it represents very good value for money apart from anything else.