Tours Anna (LV) is Doing
Riga - Rundale Palace - Hill of Crosses
Explore Latvia's most beautiful Rundāle Palace and Lithuania's unique Hill of Crosses in one day
Anna is a true wanderer, if we imagine day trip guide, this is what we think of - calm, collected and relaxed, effortlessly finishes the tour on the dot and happy after a day of nature and sightseeing.
After a stint at university studying Pharmacy, she realized neither the subject nor being indoors is for her, so she moved to the Netherlands for a while to figure things out.
Anna has spent a considerable time of her life in water - Anna started kayaking at 10, won a bunch of medals and trophies for it and when all of that got boring, volunteered at an NGO that likes to bring people outside and create unique team building activities. Her vast experience in different NGOs has teached her to solve last minute challenges and make very efficient plans. She just started an NGO of her own in Latvia, too.
When she is not doing tours or kayaking, she organizes training courses on entrepreneurship, goes on walks with her dog or on roadtrips with her friends. One of her biggest accomplishments on these adventures has been hitchhiking a boat.
On her tours, get ready to admire at the calm Baltic nature, take a lot of small coffee breaks and see Anna being randomly excited about random objects on the way.
Discover the style that changed the world and learn how people celebrated life 100 years ago!
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Explore the Riga Old Town, the Art Nouveau district and take a trip around the suburbs of Riga.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Riga.
Jurmala has much more than just beach & pretty wooden villas. Experience it's vibe and history.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.
Enjoy picturesque countryside, the historic town of Kuldīga and hidden villages of Kurzeme.
Well, i must say that Anna was a fabulous guide and knew how to communicate with the group, and as a lady she turned out to be an excellent driver, so we all arrived in Vilnius in one piece! . Usually i get nervous with female drivers as i bought my wife a new car 3 years ago and not yet brave enough to let her drive me around (Haha). A pity the Trakia stop was not included but realise that it was probably a good decision as the next day i spent 4 hours wandering around the peninsula. A pity that there is no option to visit the interior of Rundale Palace, but again there probably would not be enough time. The tour gave us a good idea of the four places where we stopped, and i particularly enjoyed the Hill of Crosses, leaving a cross there for my wife. The restaurant stop was in the middle of nowhere, might have been better to have lunch in the town so people had a choice. However i rally enjoyed my choice, shashlik chicken followed by apple pie and ice cream. The price seemed very reasonable for such a nice restaurant. I tried to book the Tallinn- Riga tour but unfortunately there were not enough people who signed up for it, a pity!
The trip will have 8 persons in maximum in a big van. You can bring your big luggage together. Along the way you can visit an interesting place that it is difficult to visit by own (if you don’t drive) Guide is very friendly and she provides a good information on each place.
Nice alternative to taking boring regular bus trip. Best thing about the trip was our driver/guide Anna. Her knowledge and enthusiasm about the land and history she was taking us through was informative and inspiring.
Our tour guides, but especially Anna, were amazing!! Ana talked about so much culture and history about Estonia and Latvia that spanned 100 years to present day. She covered, sports, customs, hobbies, the world wars, independence, music and dancing and not a single moment of it was boring! She spoke with so much knowledge and pride in her country and both countries trials and triumphs. It was an unexpectedly good tour that really allowed me to get more out of what I was seeing. And to use a company like this is really the best way to travel because you are still seeing and experiencing while repositioning yourself. I will definitely be on the lookout for more tours like this while I visit other countries in Europe. And all the little places we visited and the food were all phenomenal. I enjoyed it all and both towns are beautiful.
We are a family of four, 2 adults and 2 children, and when planning our Baltic trip, were initially looking at all options of getting from Vilnius to Riga (via a flight, train, bus and renting a car). By chance, we saw this tour bus option with Traveller Tours and booked it. It provides an opportunity to see some awesome sights along the way and before we knew it, we had reached our destination. The company uses an 8 seater vehicle which was spacious, new and comfortable. Our tour guide/driver, Anna, was knowledgable, great company and patient - all in all amazing!
A last minute decision to skip a plane and enjoy a drive between Riga and Vilnius. SO glad we did. Our guides (Anna and Kimmie - we were lucky to have both) were both incredibly well informed, funny, classy AND they loved the 80s. For young people in their early 20s they rocked our era en route between stops. Speaking of which - each stop was very well guided, with thoughtful comments and suggestions along the way. Very grateful we chose this option - thanks so much!
The tour from Prague to Bratislava was amazing! The guides, were very gentle and good prepared! Their presence made the tour even more interesting! I recommend this tour!
We had a great day with our guide. She was kind and energetic and ready to answer our questions. The stops along the way were varied, so there’s something everyone can enjoy. The lunch was delicious. Thank you for a lovely day!
We had an amazing day exploring the country side from Prague to Bratislava. Our guide knew all the good spots and had amazing knowledge during our chats in the car. Seriously no better way to travel between the two Cities.
If you are going from Bratislava to Budapest this sightseeing bus is the best option to learn about Slovak and Hugarian contryside
My family LOVED our trip between Prague and Bratislava. The stops were GREAT and made what could have been a boring travel day into a fun adventure! We never would have found the sites we visited on our own, nor would we have learned as much. The van was comfortable and the restaurant where we are at lunch was excellent. Book this trip; you won’t regret it!
The tour was so good! Even with the rain trying to stop us, far better than boring hours in a bus watching series. I really enjoyed all the places. I enjoyed sharing music and life’s experiences during the rides. Totally recommend !
This trip beats a regular bus/train ride between Bratislava and Budapest, hands down. Great trip itinerary. Our guide was fun and friendly and did a great job teaching us about her native land (nothing better than chatting with a local to learn about a country!)
Side Trip tours made my vacation in Central Europe even better! It was a pleasant journey through Czech Republic and Germany while learning a lot about their history, having fun with other travellers and tasting the local cuisine! I am so happy that i found this company.
When I travel I always look for unique places that are far from the top tourist attractions and really shows you how the locals live and have fun. During the Prague to Vienna trip the guide told us so many fascinating stories about places that I would not have noticed otherwise. Especially Brno - there are so many details to notice!!! I recommend going there and ‘’always look up!’’ :D
What an incredible way to experience both Czech Republic and Germany! A fantastic guide, great food (and drinks!) and great laughs. The atmosphere was always fun and friendly. One of the BEST trips I have taken this year and I feel very lucky to have met like-minded people, I now call friends! I’ll definitely come back for another trip very soon.
The combination of scenic nature spots and delicious local cuisine with matching wine and beer tasting in Pilsen, made for the most fun tour! Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and highly qualified. It was excellent!”
I am really happy that I took this option. We had the best guide who shared a lot of stories of local life and made so many jokes that still make me laugh when I remember them. My highlight was visiting the Bone Church in Kutna Hora - you cannot find something like that anywhere else!
I took a tour from Prague to Vienna, then took a regular bus from Vienna to Bratislava (they are really close) and another tour back with Sidetrip from Bratislava to Prague and I think it was a great way to do it. I saw so much, met other like-minded travellers and really enjoyed the tours.
I just recently took the day tour from Vienna to Prague. The guide was an amazing storyteller - funny and engaging. Discovering stunning landscapes, sharing delicious food and wine with newfound friends, made this trip the most fun and enjoyable experience this year! I can highly recommend it!
I took the tour from Prague to Bratislava and it was fantastic! We had a really fun day and learnt so much from the guide. My favourite was the wine region and the Lednice and Vatice palaces were so beautiful.
Anna was great and explained all about the tour
The guide was outstanding and very engaging and personable. Refrained from using private cell phone during the tour. Made an effort to show us the sites we were most interested I seeing.
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!
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.
We had an absolutely amazing experience travelling from Riga to Tallinn. Our guide Anna was lovely and very knowledgable of the area as well. Highly recommend this tour!
This 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 were lucky with the weather and we had an excellent day
Places were intersting, guides were smart and professional at the same time. An excellent way to travel. Highly recommended!
She is nice and very good!!
She is very nice and smile...beautiful trip!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Anna and the other guide are very kind and they told us a lot of the history about Latvia and Lithuania. The places that we have visited are very interesting sites.
We 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!
Stopped at enough places to make the trip interesting. Lunch at the hunting lodge was delish
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.
It was an excellent tour, with well planned stops and Anna's joyful personality. The only thing that needed improvement was the meeting place. Address given was a bar and since we arrived early, we could not be sure if we were at the right place. A little bit more descriptive information would have helped tremendously.
Anna was fantastic. There ended up only myself and another couple which was brilliant. We saw a wide range of sites and it made the travel fun and exciting. We were well taken care of. I also got to play my music the whole way and the lunch was lovely!
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!
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.
The points of interest along the way we’re well chosen, with a good time span. Lunch was yum. Our guide/driver was a delight.
I've done so many tours while traveling but so far this one [Riga-Valnius] was the best, mainly thanks to our wonderful, enthusiast and experienced guides, Anna & Laurynas. The two of them made a long day go by quickly and enjoyable. They took us to various memorable/historic places, explained at depth the significance of each place we stopped during the trip and more. I really enjoyed the day and I'm so glad I chose to do the tour instead of taking a bus to Vilnius as I had already planned. Thank you again, Anna & Laurynas, you guys rock!
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.
We had Anna and Laura as our guides as we joined two tours. Both are young, enthusiastic and passionate about their job and share more about their country with you, which makes the trip worth it. Laura even took us to our hotels as it was raining heavily in Vilnius.
We liked this tour because it took us to hidden spots we never could have located on our own. Our guide Anna was so knowledgeable and could answer all our questions about Latvia, especially about history! We enjoyed the mix of contemporary culture, abandoned Soviet era buildings and the nature of the sea and the forest in the national parks. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to be surprised by many sights that are not too far from Riga!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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!
We've stop at very interesting places. I felt I needed half and hour more in Viljandi to explore the village
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.
Anna was our guide. She told us about the history of Lithuania, showed us Kaunas, Trakai castle. She offered to take us direct to our accommodation in Vilnius which is much appreciated. In all, We enjoyed this day trip. We all recommend this tour to our friends. We offered her free coffee in return and tipped.
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