Tours Daumants (LV) is Doing
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Daumants is from Latvia and he says that he was born to be a geographer. We are not entirely sure what that means because he doesn’t like to get his hands dirty with digging around and looking for funny rocks. Instead he likes to gaze at the sky and dream - this too is an option for a geographer. Daumants has even been a professional weather broadcaster on Latvian radio. This means of course that he has no trouble with public talking or finding a subject to talk about.
Other than weather Daumants is also a fan of human history and that of planets. Get him talking about Mars or the Moon and you will never hear the end of it. Like any Latvian Daumants likes fast things, especially cars. If driving can be called a hobby then this would be one of Daumants’.
Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania 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-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Thanks for your detailed introduction of all sights, we enjoyed our trip very much. We are all independent countries!
Pleasant trip with good guide though stops were not massively interesting. A flavour however of the countries and I enjoyed seeing the bobsled track.
We stopped at four different places, two in Latvia and two in Lithuania, which we probably would not have visited otherwise. Having one guide in a small group allowed us to discuss a number of topics other than tourist sights and share a very pleasant lunch. It’s a great idea for people travelling alone or in small groups too, Several of us met up the next day.
Daumants was great!! Super knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and energetic. I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone who wants to dive farther into the Baltic experience than “just” visiting the capitals.
Our tour guide, Daumants, was very professional, and knowledgeable. We learned a lot of historical information about the five sights and their significance in the Estonia and Latvia history. Thank you! We will highly recommend this tour to friends if they come to visit the Baltic states.
Overall my friend and I enjoyed this tour as a way to see more than just the capital cities. We really liked stopping in Viljandi and the castle ruins there. We did not enjoy the prolonged stop at the Estonian war museum- all in Estonian without English- while waiting for our lunch (not ordered ahead of time, so no tables available). We didn't eat lunch until around 2:30/3pm so bring snacks....! We really enjoyed the stop at Gaujas national park in Latvia despite the downpour during our brief hike. We enjoyed the stop in Cesis including some time for a drink- we should've gotten a snack as well. We also stopped at a bobsled run before finally reaching Riga- it offered beautiful views but could've been skipped to reach Riga before 9:45pm.
The guide picks you up from the center of Tallinn and drops you back in the center of Riga.. telling you incredible stories of his grandfather in the second world war as he walks you through museum tours and the country side hike. Fabulous time.
Daumants enjoyed guiding us through the tour, he was highly motivated and enriched the experience with his personal life stories. If you wanna have a sip of these countries and you don’t have much time this is definitely a must.
Great tour, knowledgeable, nice guide, good lunch, absolutly loved the national park with the sandy cliffs :)
This is a great way to see more sights while transferring from Riga to Vilnius. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. My only recommendation is if we’re running late and a sight we should see closes soon, make sure to go there first upon arrival, then see the remaining sights in the town.
Great way to get between capitals and see some of the sights on the way. The guides are very good and helpful. However our mini bus was a disaster. The seat belts did not work and eventually the bus broke down altogether. Another bus had to be arranged which meant we spent quite some time in a service station. ⁷Disappointing as not cheap.
This was a great way to see interesting places in both Latvia and Lithuania, especially for a person like me who doesn't have a driver's licence so I can't rent a car. Our guide spoke very good english and told us a lot about the history of the sights we visited and he also gave us time to explore these places on our own.
Good tour but we got a new tour driver/guide, with a lack of confidence.It was his first tour. If it wasn't for a fellow traveller who filled in the history points,this might have been boring. The stop for a meal was exceptional. Very good quality, 5 star meal at a reasonable price. Loved the places we visited,but very disappointed as we booked due to the bobsleigh ride. We were not the only disappointed travellers. They only run at the weekend,please be aware. Will recommend to others,would do it again as it bets a 4 1/2 hour boring bus journey.