Andres has studied culture theories and theology thus working at Traveller is no surprise. We take pride in being one of the biggest employers of graduates of those fields in Estonia.
He has spent his years gathering a wide array of experiences. He has been a voluntary social worker in Zambia, worked as a tour guide in a museum, and been a mascot for a Finnish alcohol company. Andres says he has picked every fruit agriculture has to offer, mostly in boiling heat in Australia.
Among weirder activities he is proud of he once cosplayed a monk for two weeks and lived in an old monastery (in October and medieval monasteries don’t have radiators) and he once spent two months during winter living in an apartment with 5C. Strangely he seems to somehow be stuck in cold temperatures a lot.
He buys and sells used books and dreams of one day owning a bookshop. At his free time, Andres likes to spend time with his dog named Neighbour or Naaber in Estonian.
Andres is humorous and loves to talk about personal memories and experiences to sights on the tour, these memories are mostly embarrassing. Indulge him.
Coming with a Cruise or short in time? See the Old Town and other main sights in just five hours.
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
Take a fun trip from Tallinn to Riga with a guided tour in Pärnu, the picturesque seaside town.
Take a fun trip from Riga to Tallinn with a guided tour in Pärnu, the picturesque seaside town.
See the Estonian countryside and Tallinn Old Town all in one day. Perfect for cruise passengers.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Riga.
Spend an exciting winter day at a husky farm!
Discover desolate medieval and Soviet wonders during your quest to the border of Russia.
Discover the coastal cliffs amidst the wilderness and the old Soviet military town Paldiski.
Explore the magical South-Estonian hills and forests while cruising through the countryside.
Experience the spirit of Tartu and see the romantic town of Viljandi in just one day.
See why the Guardian listed Hiiumaa as one of the best European islands… that you’ve never heard of.
Discover western coast and probably the most beautiful town in Estonia - Haapsalu.
picked up from hotel on time and taken to the husky 'farm' 45 minutes away. Dogs very friendly and guide introduced us to the art of kick sledding which is fine and good fun. The guy at the farm very good but perhaps it would be better if the lady who is in charge of the liability waivers didn't keep saying how very very difficult it was which made my wife somewhat nervous. its not difficult and great fun but you only get about half an hour actually sledding which as we were a private tour of 2 made it quite expensive for the real experience . the farm also offers the full 8 husky sleds which is what we thought we would get so ask about that too. Also check the snow conditions as you might end up doing the husky hike. Our guide was excellent and spent time showing us the local frozen (almost) waterfall on the way back
My husband and I took the Laheema National Park daytrip. The first thing I liked about it was that it was a small group tour. We had six people all together, and the maximum per tour is eight. Our guide, Andreas, was very knowledgeable and personable. We got to see some lovely sights including the national park, manor homes, and the seaside. We ate lunch at the quirky maritime museum: fresh salmon, potatoes, brown bread, and apple cake prepared by the proprietors, who lived in the museum (we also got to meet their adorable dogs). I would recommend this tour to anybody.
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.
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!
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.
We had a fabulous time on the Husky tour. Our family including 14 and 19 year olds really enjoyed meeting the huskies and getting lots of kisses from them and taking them on a hike. Our wonderful guide and the owners of the farm couldn't have been better hosts. We would highly recommend anyone taking this 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.
We are a group of 8, moving slowly on the wet and slippery floor. Andres is very patience with us. He brought us to the forest and historical castle. He ensure we reach our apartment in Helsinki safely. He is a safe driver and good guide.
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!
I had previously taken the tour from Vilnius to Riga, because I think it’s a good opportunity to see some of these beautiful countries outside of their capital cities. This tour was also very interesting and informative. Our guide was friendly and welcoming, he gave a great introduction to his country.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely satisfied with the tour. Make you feel like traveling in family. Safe driver. Five Stars!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is probably the best way of getting from Riga to Tallinn. Andres is s great guide and freely shares his knowledge along the way.
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.
A great day with Andese our guide, just the right mix of travel, sightseeing and history. He also picked a great place to stop for lunch. This is such a brilliant way to travel from A to B while also enjoying sights you probably wouldn't usually see along the way.
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
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.
Our sightseeing tour with Andres was very well organised and plenty of interesting stops. Andres is a prepaid guide. His knowledge and anecdotes made it a memorable day and let us to learn a lot. Thank you!
We had a great time on the trip - it was a very fun way to travel between Riga and Tallinn. We stopped at lots of interesting places, giving a flavour of both countries' history and beautiful scenery. There were plenty of stops for snacks/toilets, and a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. Andres was an excellent tour guide, full of great facts and kept us laughing all the way. 10/10 would recommend
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.
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!!!!
We loved the tour from Riga to Tallinn. Beautiful countryside, breathtaking views and a very knowledgeable guide. We choose the private group tour and it was perfect for 4 people(two couples). I would definitely recommend the experience and the history lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tour shows you a lot on what would be a dull journey by an ordinary bus on main roads. In Latvia you get the novelty of the former Soviet bobsleigh track, which is still in use, quaint small town life at Cesis and a quiet forest by a river beach in a nerdy national park. On the Estonian side there is a museum telling the history of the 20th century from a distinctly Estonian perspective and a ruined caste at Viljandi completely with a giant swing that all ages can play on. Our guide was very friendly and informative
I found this good idea on Trip Advisor: instead of going straigth from Riga to Tallin, make a relaxed trip with a mini bus and enjoy a different prospective of baltic republics. Our guide was Andreas who drives very confortably, tells the history with many accurate details, takes you to a good restaurant without spending too money, is really a smart guide. Me and my daughter enjoyed this trip and in the end hr took us just under our residence in tallin. It' a wonderful idea going with traveller tours between the capitals. Enjoy it!
An excellent excursion with lots of interesting and diverse locations. Andres was a great guide.
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
We learned so much about the history of the Baltic region and of Estonia, and how the people live. Andres was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Also, he was a good and careful driver. We enjoyed seeing the countryside, the national park, and the small towns along the way. The bobsled run and the museum were not for us, but some people might like them. As a suggestion, we would rather have had at least some part of the trip along the coast, if such a thing is possible, given the time constraints of the day.
Anders was super nicely guided this tour. Highly recommended:) don't miss it
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.
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.
My wife & I were picked up from our Vilnius hotel on time. Group comprised only 3. Tour guide (Andrea's? ..) was very informative throughout the tour, interesting, amusing, safe driving and telling us of his personal life as a Lithuanian. We were given sufficient 'free time' at sites to explore for ourselves. We were dropped off at our Riga hotel on time at the end of a most enjoyable day. We were so impressed with the tour that we decided to take a similar tour/transfer between Riga & Tallinn. I'm more than happy to recommend a Traveller day tour from Vilnius to Riga to others.
My 66 year old mom and I had a great time. The van was comfortable and interesting sights were included in the tour. The bobsleigh track was not as steep as it looked and my mom who wasn't exactly agile could walk on it. The restaurant served tasty lunch at reasonable price. The sights in Viljandi, Valga, Cēsis, and Sigulda were interesting and so the 12-hour tour did not feel dragged on.
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 .
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.
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.
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!
Lovely day trip to get out of the city and see more of Estonia. Great guide who was super friendly and very informative.
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!
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!
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. :)
It was a well planned and well executed trip
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 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 :)
We booked a private tour from Riga to Tallinn. Right on time our guide Andres arrived at our hotel. Andres is extremely knowledgeable and has a vibrant personality that made the day spent with him a real pleasure. Despite freezing temperatures and snow we covered all the wonderful sights on our itinerary before the early dark of winter descended. The day was the highlight of our European trip.
Andres is an accommodative, friendly and caring guide. We went to the bob sledding track to see and understand the sport. Fauna’s National park. The local cosy homey cafe for lunch. Cesis town. Viljandi town and head to Tallinn. You are able to see and visit places that you don't know and have difficult to get to. Andres even took us to our hostel to save us the time. I really liked this tour and feel so happy it took it.
An excellent day with a knowledgeable and funny guide. Highly recommended! If you’re going from Riga to Tallinn or viceversa it’s a must!
Great guide (Andres), fun sights and tons of snow!
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.
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!
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 :)