Tours Laura (LT) is Doing
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Laura is a bundle of energy - always funny, bubbly and smiling. She would be able to run a marathon and still have energy left over for a karaoke song.
Most of what Laura does comes from her love of people. During university years she helped people from abroad get accustomed to Lithuanian culture and country as a volunteer, she has been a day camp leader as well as a sales rep and has a bachelors in public relations. It’s all about communication and getting to know new ideas and perspectives (pssst…Though hopefully this will be irrelevant in the context of tours, Laura also has a masters in disaster management).
In her free time you can find Laura either enjoying company of her friends, playing volleyball singing and playing guitar or hanging out in beautiful places in the Lithuanian nature.
On her tours Laura will show you sights you cannot find in brochures or travel guides, all of this adventure is if course accompanied by learning how to sing along to local folk songs under Laura’s expert guidance.
Explore Latvia's most beautiful Rundāle Palace and Lithuania's unique Hill of Crosses in one day
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.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
Join us for a fun day exploring the historical castles and beautiful nature of Trakai National Park.
Discover the South of Lithuania with beautiful nature & local history that is filled with surprises.
Everything was perfect.
It’s been good fun, Laura was knowledgeable, a great driver and honestly, we managed to see so much! Can only recommend
Excellent Tour! Laura was wonderful! She is very enthusiastic, personable, a great driver, and made many accomodations on the fly to keep everyone happy. She did a fabulous job. I'm so happy we took this tour and got to see so many other wonderful places that we otherwise would have missed and had a fabulous lunch as well. Thank you Laura and Riga Traveler!
Good value trip, enthusiastic guide, really interesting sights. Laura was excellent and very knowledgable
We were a group of four friends that had just a week to visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This tour made us to know more than Vilnius or Riga, making friends and assisted by Laura, who was very close and nice. We liked the places we visited in a minivan for 8 people. You are allowed to talk, to drink or eat in the minivan and the fact of being just 8 provided us agility and comfort.
Ok, my opinion could be affected by the fact that everyone on this tour was extremely nice: starting from Laura, our funny and exuberant guide, to the other amazing travellers with whom I soon formed a little family! The trip itself went through several locations which covered both the cultural/historical aspect and the sightseeing one. I learnt a lot of interesting facts well explained by Laura, who often also put a smile on our faces. I'm really glad that I joined this tour and I totally recommend it!
One of the best tour I have ever joined. Convenient for travelling from Vilnius to Riga and visiting hill of crosses and Rundāle palace. Our guide Laura is so friendly and nice. We Glad to have her for our trip!
Interesting visits. Guide was friendly and had great knowledge. Adapted to the size of the group. Highly recommended as an easy way to see Trakai and the surrounding area. Thanks :)
A wonderful way to see parts of Latvia and Estonia you wouldn't get to see otherwise. Also a great way to meet other people. Our guide was lovely and had so much energy. Would highly recommend this tour.
Rundale Palace is a lovely czarist summer palace without the crowds of St. Petersburg and with wonderful rose gardens. It has only been open to the public for 5 years, so I expect that additional restoration work is planned for some of the rooms that don’t have the glitz of the fully restored rooms. The Hill of Crosses was very moving. Our tour guide, Laura, was amazing: very knowledgeable, outgoing and interacted so well with us. Her English is excellent and she projects her voice loud enough that she could be heard throughout our van.
Our tour guide was Laura. She is professional from warming us up to sharing with us what we are supposed to know about the scenes and history throughout the tour. What's more, she's an excellent driver, making the travel comfortable. Concerning the tour spots, I would suggest adding another half-hour stay at Kaunas. All in all, I highly recommend this to everyone planning to travel from Riga to Vilnius.
Laura was so much fun and made the tour extra wonderful. She loves her country and was very happy to share its history with us! It was a really nice day.
Fantastic way to travel from Riga to Vilnius, stopped off at some great places along the way! Enthusiastic tour guide kept it all interesting the whole time, lots of energy. Highly recommend anyone travelling between the two cities to try this, you get to see so much more than just capitals. Bring a good camera and energy and it'll be even better.
We had the best day exploring Lithuania and Latvia with Laura, she was really fun and informative, and gave us a great history of the places that we visited. The group was small which meant that we got to know each other really well, and the van was comfortable for such a long drive. I'd go back to the Baltics just to do another of these tours! Thank you Laura!
tour guide is very kind and humorous. She has great enthusiasm for Lithuania. we have a good time！
Took the tour from Riga to Vilnius. Stops included: Salaspils Memorial, Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses and Kaunas. Along the way there was a stop for lunch (pay for yourself). Overall the tour was extremely well done, there was ample opportunity to explore at each location with the guide providing some history and information at each stop. Our guide was also top-notch and was able to not only give a great rundown of the history for each location but was also able to add some personal anecdotes. Would highly recommend as a way to get between cities while being able to see some of the countryside.
Rather than taking the normal bus between Riga and Vilnius we decided to take this tour. Very happy with our decision. Laura was a great host with infectitious personality. Knowledgeable and provided insight into history of both countries. Visits to locations that we would not have seen. Hill of Crosses was highlight. Recommend.
Rather than taking the normal bus between Riga and Vilnius we decided to take this tour. Very happy with our decision. Laura was a great host with infectitious personality. Knowledgeable and provided insight into history of both countries. Visits to locations that we would not have seen. Hill of Crosses was highlight. Recommend.
Nice arrangement and good tour guide!!
It was superb day spent with friendly people and in wonderful environment. Laura, our guide, was super, very talktive (in a good way), and helpful. That was enough time for every stop and visit.
Four of us booked this tour and even with the maximum eight, the bus wasn't too cramped. It sounds like a long bus journey but its neatly divided by four stops, two in Latvia, two in Lithuania so doesn't feel too onerous. All three sightseeing stops were great and few people around. Lunch was the fourth! Laura gave us plenty of information on each stop and general history of both countries. She was also an excellent driver! Would recommend.
The day tour from Riga to Vilnius was wonderful. We stopped at four beautiful sites which I had not known anything about. Two of them, Salispils in Latvia and Hill of Crosses in Lithuania, were emotionally very moving. Our impassioned tour guide, a young Lithuanian lady, was extremely knowledgeable, humorous, and lively. I learned a lot on the tour and saw some extremely lovely places. I recommend taking this tour to anyone who wants to go from Riga to Vilnius. I also took the one from Tallinn to Riga, and would make the same recommendation.
Guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend her
Guide very helpfull in describing the place and we had fun experience during our tour, very highly recommend.
Definitely I will recommend this bus one day tower to someo move to riga or between vilnius, riga,Tallinn. It was a great experience to get know the places which I wanted see but not easy to get there. Guide was very kind and knowledgeable,too
we are 8 travelers coming from different countries plus our very energetic/informative tour guide/driver, LAuraaaaa..... and we build 12 hours of friendship,from concentration Camp to Rundale Palace and in between we have a Lunch, 30 mins from the restaurant is Hill of Cross and off to Kaunas... and finally around 8:30Pm we arrived to Vilnius. It was a Great Day for all of us...
Ahhhh.. I couldn’t exactly put into words how happy and contented we are. It was an AMAZING tour with LAWWWWRA (Laura)! She’s amazing 😉 There are no dull moments at all. She’s informative, energetic, friendly and obviously witty (Oh, and a great singer,too! 😉) We travelled for about 11 and half hours with 5 stops including the lunch and I will tell you guys, paying 65€ for a full day tour is all worth it!! I highly recommend this tour. Good job,guys! Til next time!
Had a long but thoroughly enjoyable day travelling from Riga to Vilnius via the Salaspils Memorial, Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses and Kaunas. Our stop off for lunch was also good, the meal was tasty and good value. The eight-seater transport was very comfortable and air-conditioned and the itinerary interesting, but the real star was our guide Laura, from Lithuania. It's not often you meet a guide so energetic, knowledgeable, friendly and with near-perfect English. Such a lot of fun too, an absolute gem. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone, many thanks Laura!
Really funny and prossional guide. All stops were really interesting and we had time to visit the places and relax in the same moment. Nice stop for lunch! Thanks Laura for the great Sunday.
We had an amazing experience travelling from Riga to Vilnius. Thank you to our tour guide Laura who was full of energy and very knowledgeable. Ačiū Laura!
Interesting trip good stop overs and it was great to get to Vilnius by 8pm ( a bit too speedy at times) Lunch stop was not as good as our one travelling from Tallin to Riga Guide was a bit over the top at times and rather dismissive of the other Baltic states She did deliver us very close to our destination which was a real bonus
I really appreciate this escursion! Laura is very friendly and professional also.
It was a very nice experience. We visited places that we propably would not be able to visit by ouselves (apart from Kaunas). Our guide was excellent, kind, educated and told us everything about the history of each place we visited. The only thing we would recommend is a little more time in Kaunas (2 hours instead of 1).
Koppel het aangename aan het noodzakelijk en maak van je verplaatsing een leerrijke en plezante uitstap. Professionele organisatie met een erg toffe gids (Laura). Niet aarzelen, doen!
Our guide Laura was very energetic and eager to share about Lithuanian and Latvian culture, history and sceneries... I felt her passion and dedication to bring out the best as we travel together...
We did the bus tour Riga-Tallin. Laura was our guide/driver. A great experience: we just needed to travel one-way from Riga to Tallin and we decided to book the tour instead of a conventional bus or train ticket. We spent a nice and funny day. The tour is well organized, no rush and you can merge a transfer trip with a visit of some of the best Latvian and Estonian location. A special thanks to Laura (she is really one of the most energetics and positive person I have ever met) who was able to entertain us during the whole trip. Totally recommended and a must-go trip if you have to travel through Baltic capitals
Really enjoyed the trip from Riga to Vilnius. The stops were all very interesting and Laura our tour guide was over flowing with energy and enthusiasm. Lunch selections were limited if you didn't want venison.
Our 12-hour excursion from Tallinn to Riga was exceptional. Our leader/driver Laura had a fabulous personality and was very knowledgeable. She also comfortably accommodated all 8 people in the group. When she didn’t know an answer she found out before leaving that stop. I couldn’t think of a better way to travel between Estonia and Latvia. Thank you!
It was a great tour! We had a full but not exhausting day. We got to go to many places that we couldn't have gotten to on our own with public transportation, and the sightseeing broke up what would otherwise have been a long journey. Our guide was also very enthusiastic and fun. Highly recommended!
Really enjoy this tour from start to finish. Highly recommended it.
Nice way for discovery the countryside of Lithuania and Latvia. Laura, our guide, she's a super funny girl! The only thing I did not like is that, although Laura was very good and super nice, the tourist guide is very superficial compared to the price per person that is paid.
The tour was perfect. We learnt a lot about history and Laura, our guide, made everything funny. She was so joyful and energetic! We really enjoyed Rundala Palace, it is a beautiful place
Booking of the tour was very easy, no endless forms to fill in, wire through CC or Paypal. Laura was a great guide, sharing a lot of her knowledge with us. We had enough time at each stop and defenitely recommend this trip. If you get Laura as a guide you can count yourself very lucky!
Il tuor da Riga a Vilnius è stato piacevole e le mete visitate sono davvero suggestive e meritano una visita. - Collina delle croci - Kaunas Laura è stata un'ottima guida , simpaticissima e dolce , veramente brava , complimenti!
Our knowledgeable and very sympathetic guide Laura made sure, that our group of eight tourists from Canada, Greece, Italy and Germany had a good time. The stops were well planned with the right amount of time. Before visiting the Hill of Crosses, we stopped at a nice restaurant and had a delicious lunch. I highly recommend this tour!
I would definitely recommend the tour. Our guide Laura is knowledgeable and fun, she made sure everyone had a great day!
Great way to get from Riga to Vilnius. Interesting stops along the way that I probably would not have visited on my own, including the Salaspils Memorial and the Hill of Crosses. The best part of the day was our guide, Laura, who was entertaining, informative, and positive all day long, despite some really dreary weather.
I have never been on a tour with a guide who had such energy and enthusiasm. Laura’s love for her country of Lithuania was contagious.
We had such a spirited tour guide, Laura, who made all the difference. She was knowledgeable and her energy levels were so good! So, all the stops we made along the way were right up my alley - the holocaust memorial, the hills of crosses, the palace on the Latvian Lithuanian border. The whole trip was my money's worth. You guys should seriously considering charging more because it is so worth it. The lunch halt was also in a very nice restaurant. In all it's for whoever wants to see the Baltics in its raw beauty.
The guide is great and lovely. We all visited Kanuas and Trakai are beautiful.
Laura hat alles gegeben. Sie hat dafür gesorgt, dass sich alle in unserer kleinen Gruppe wohlfühlen. Sie hat nicht nur locker, lustig die Sehenswürdigkeiten erklärt, sondern auch Ihr Litauen uns näher gebracht. Angenehme Fahrt.
Laura was a great guide: fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Laura made the trip a real pleasure.
A very good guide with a big heart and good knowledge of the area. Interesting places to see.
The stops were interesting and Laura was very fun and energetic. However, I think guests should be able to choose whether to visit the garden or the inside of the Rundale palace. For us, the inside was more interesting than the garden (we had seen quite LOTs of palace gardens) and I think if we decide to pay a combo ticket (paying additional cost), the total would be cheaper?
It was a great experience to see more than just the capital and getting to know more of the two countries. We loved the ride and the conversation with our guide.
We loved our trip with Laura! She was full of information and delivered it so energetically that even the kids loved learning all the history. Great trip!!!
Our guide Laura was one of the most enthusiastic people I've ever met and her energy didn't falter once throughout the day. She tried to teach us a couple of Lithuanian phrases and explain the culture too which was really great to hear from a personal experience rather than from a book or website. The tour was good to see more of Latvia and Lithuania than just the capitals. The Salaspils memorial was worth seeing although very poignant and definitely made you feel the tragedy that occurred there. The only things that could be improved is maybe the guide being slightly quieter at the memorial as it felt a bit uncomfortable her doing the history so loudly as we were walking through. May be better to stop and group us around to talk for this site. Also, there was a lot of Abba on the bus- this may or may not be good depending on your view!
We booked for a family group of 10. It was a great service. Pick up from the hotel in Riga and drop off at the hotel in Tallinn. Great stops along the way, nice restaurant for lunch - and pre/ordering was a great idea to keep our big group on schedule. They were wonderfully flexible with start and finish times and stops on the way. Thx to Laura for her knowledge and energy for our very tired group!
Sights we saw were cool but all no cost but the one garden - which they pay entrance for - four Euros. Lunch not included, so the 65 Euros seems a bit much for the tour. Remember that 12 hours can also be a bit long. But, if you don't have another way to see these sights and you want to see these particular things, then this is the way to go. Laura was energetic but lacked in the guiding area in terms of recommendations or advice of bathrooms or what to see when you have free time.
Laura is excellent - she will greet you with such high spirit in the early morning and remains cheerful throughout the day. She makes the entire tour really engaging by sharing with you many ‘secrets’. The journey from Riga to Vilnius has indeed become a truly interesting experience!
Laura was a highly dynamic guide, passionate and informed about her home country of Lithuania and the Baltic states in general. We had previously done the Tallinn to Riga tour so our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. Again it was really nice meeting a small group of people from all over the world and spending some time with them doing interesting stops that naturally sparked conversations. The stops on the tour were varied, quite different from the Tallin to Riga tour, well structured and thought out. The restaurant we ate lunch in had a tasty, locally inspired menu at reasonable prices.
Very heartfelt and exciting guide was very interesting
Trains are an option, but this bus service is great for those who like seeing more than just city centers. Guides were fun & knowledgeable. The crowd was mixed: younger & older, travelers from many countries but all in English.
Our driver had great enthusiasm and was very positive. My only question is about the length of time at certain stops. I would’ve preferred much more time at Salaspils and Rundale Palace, and far less time (or not even stop) in Kaunas. Also, at Rundale, I wish we were given an option whether to see the gardens or the inside. (We were provided only a ticket to the garden.) I paid for my own entrance to the Palace, but had to walk fast to see it due to the short time there. These are just my opinions... But otherwise, Traveler Tours are a great way to see more of the countryside & harder to reach on your own places, and I recommend them!!
Highly recommend this very interesting tour. Our guide Laura was super enthusiastic and knowledgable. * The city of Kaunas was charming. * The Hill of Crosses pilgrimage site was both somber and uplifting. We left a cross there for loved ones in our prayers. * Rundāle palace was grand and beautiful. * The Salaspils Memorial to victims of Fascism (Lithuanians and Jews) with its large stark somber monument and emotion evoking figures reminded us of the tens of thousands killed by the Nazis...even though created by the Russians who killed many more.
Certes, c'est 4 fois plus cher qu'un bus direct, mais pour 65 euros vous vous arrêtez à Kaunas, à la colline aux 100 000 croix, au château de Rundale et au mémorial de l'holocauste, avec en plus les commentaires très intéressants d'une jeune guide ( ce jour-là c'était Laura ), hyper sympathique et très dynamique. Franchement, c'est un très bon plan. Le voyage dure 11h00 ( au lieu de 4 avec un bus direct), c'est dire que l'on prend notre temps aux divers arrêts.
We could go many places both countries. It was difficult for us to go these places by ourselves. If you do not time, this tour is really recommend to join. Tour guide is really nice. She has good knowledge and sense of humor.
I hesitated to join this tour because I was not English speaker,but it was wrong.Laura -our guide-was very friendly,kind and energetic.She welcomed all of us and guided with a lot of knowledge. Her English is easy to understand for non-English speaker like me.We were 8 people and it was good size.Everybody in this tour accepted me like as a friend.We had a great day together.This tour is the best way from Riga to Vilnius!
Laura our guide was brilliant! She was funny, extremely enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The sights we went to see we’re really interesting, and not crowded at all as they were off the beaten track & away from where most other tourists go. It was a fun way to see the Baltics. I wanted to give this tour 5 stars but I found the minivan to be very uncomfortable to spend 11 hours travelling in. A few hours would be ok but for a whole day of travelling it would be nice to be in a less cramped bumpy small vehicle. But other than that, great tour, highly recommend it
Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Great way to travel from Riga to Vilnius. Laura very entertaining and informative tour leader. Good size group, loved the mix of backgrounds.
Laura welcomed us and made it possible for a very disparate group to become adventure buddies! Laura’s knowledge and people skills kept us willingly on our toes throughout the day (which flashed by) She negotiated times with us, was kind and respectful. Nobody was left out or behind. Everything was done with a light touch and where possible her irrepressible sense of humour. There were serious times, when we visited the concentration camp in Latvia. Her knowledge about the places we visited and the history of the Baltic states gave me many more insights than my reading. She made the history real, human and where appropriate, funny. I have never been on a guided tour before but this has encouraged me. The day was fabulous, the lunch, the palace, the hill of crosses. My diary entry has gone on for pages rather than the usual brief notes. I will always remember that day and I know that my fellow adventurers will. Thankyou Laura, for a special, wonderful day. I will never forget it. Oh - not forgetting her beautiful rendition of the lullaby her mother sang to her!
We really enjoyed our day tour from Riga to Vilnius and could not recommend it more. It's an excellent way to make one's way between the capitals while also visiting interesting places along the way. The trip really appealed to me because instead of losing half a day to travel, you get a fully packed sightseeing day. The tour did NOT disappoint. We had an incredible guide - Laura - who was just a pleasure to spend the day with. She was very informative about all the sites AND she had amazing energy throughout the day. She was so enthusiastic and friendly and energetic that it felt like we were traveling with a new friend! It's great to spend time with someone who seems to be truly excited about her job. She provided a great introduction to Lithuania for us and she told us a lot about the region and the country. Overall, after a packed 10 day tour, the day we spent with Laura was one of the highlights for all four of us. Highly Recommend!
Tour was educational, interesting and the guides were entertaining and educated. By the end of it it felt like a road trip with friends more than a guided tour. Shout out to icetea
Highly recommend this very interesting tour. Our guide Laura was super enthusiastic and knowledgable. * The Hill of Crosses pilgrimage site was both somber and uplifting. We left a cross there for loved ones in our prayers. * Rundāle palace was grand and beautiful.
Laura welcomed us and made it possible for a very disparate group to become adventure buddies! Laura’s knowledge and people skills kept us willingly on our toes throughout the day (which flashed by) She negotiated times with us, was kind and respectful. Nobody was left out or behind. Everything was done with a light touch and where possible her irrepressible sense of humour. Her knowledge about the places we visited and the history of the Baltic states gave me many more insights than my reading. She made the history real, human and where appropriate, funny. I have never been on a guided tour before but this has encouraged me. The day was fabulous, the lunch, the palace, the hill of crosses. My diary entry has gone on for pages rather than the usual brief notes. I will always remember that day and I know that my fellow adventurers will. Thank you Laura, for a special, wonderful day. I will never forget it. Oh - not forgetting her beautiful rendition of the lullaby her mother sang to her!
Laura is a professional guide, with lots of knowledge, And an excellent driver. Very nice and courteous. We had a great time with her on the trip
We enjoyed the day. The guide was knowledgeable about the places we visited, the complex history of these countries and various questions that we asked. We would recommend this as a good way to learn as you travel and to see things between the cities that you would not on a train or intercity bus.
If you want to get from Riga to Tallinn and see the sights along the way, then this is the way to travel. Laura was our driver and guide and entertained us all the way with her knowledge (her mother is a history teacher) and her talent (she sang a song for us at the beautiful medieval castle at Viljandi). It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and one of the highlights of our trip around the Baltic countries.
I enjoyed the trip very much, not just a boring road journey from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide Laura is hilarious, knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Highly recommend.
A lively entertains trip from Vilnius to Riga. Way better than a bus or plane. Our guide and driver, Laura, presented a current day cultural view of Lithuania, Latvia, and famous sights along the way. Riding in a 9 passenger, air conditioned van, we saw more than all day trips combined as we zig-zagged our way to Trakai, Kaunas, Hill of Crosses, Rundale, and Salaspils. We stopped for lunch at an authentic Lithuanian restaurant. The narrative was entertaining, informative, and funny. I met some delightful people from the UK, Netherlands, US, and Ireland. I would highly recommend it for solo and couple travelers
No matter the stops, the guide always makes the trip, and our guide was fantastic. She was super enthusiastic, energetic and informative. She was so animated and humorous when delivering the information.
Everything that is in the description on the website is true! The bus was there on time, there was room for luggage and ... it was comfy to ride in! Our guide was just amazing. You just had to like her from the beginning. She easily connected with all the guests and really made the people see the country. Even though the weather changed between light and heavy rain during the day, she was our sunshine on this day! We can highly recommend taking this trip!
It was an enjoyable day because the guide was chatty and outgoing and the places we visited were very interesting. Advice to other travellers. Book this tour!
What a treat to get to see not only the capital cities when visiting a country but to tour the countryside and stop at historic places places along the way. This is a great tour and a great company! We've done 2 tours with them and couldn't recommend it more highly!
This day tour is excellent and all thanks to our guide. She 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 would recommend everyone to take this trip.
Lovely animated guide who enjoys her job, good food and interesting sights. Very recommended .
Our guide on this tour from Vienna to Prague was really wonderful --she provided us with history, interesting tidbits of info, and funny stories. A great opportunity to see things off the beaten path! We had beautiful weather, enjoyed all the stops, and had a lot of fun along the way.
We didn’t know what to expect out of a 10 hour tour with total strangers, then the tour made the highlight of our stay, the guide was perfect in creating a lively atmosphere throughout and caring for all our needs. The scenery and the places visited were amazing... highly recommended!
We had a private bus tour from Riga to Vilnius and we are really glad that we did it in this way, otherwise it would be impossible to have visited so many places in one day if we had done it by public transportation. It was so much easier when travelling with kids and big luggages. And we learned so much about the history of the Baltic countries (especially Lithuania!). Laura is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, helpful, funny with great personality! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who travel through the Baltic countries!
I hate getting frustrated and in general that's why I put my expectations so low about everything. When I saw a 12 hours tour stuck with strangers I thought: man, that's going to be either a total crap or a exhausting experience. My thoughts were wrong, that was an AMAZING experience! And I would say, the success was solely thanks to our guide driver: Laura was is her name (make sure you get the pronunciation correct mate). But to give you a brief explanation about my day: When she first spoke at like 7:50 AM (so full of energy), I was hangover, with a headache after a big night out with drinks, I thought: This is going to be a DISASTER! But what I thought was going power my irritability (her endless energy) was the biggest blessing of the day. It was by her energy that the trip turned out to be one of the ones I will never forget! She really turned around the wheel and showed the amazing sights between Riga, Vilnius and everything in between with the honesty and passion that only a truly wonderful local would be able to do. If "Traveler Tours" have chosen her to be their driver, trust me and my partner who was with me, they know what they are doing! Be aware readers, to change my mood (I'm such a grumpy person) it's one achievement that It's really rare. I still follow her on insta just to get a glimpse of the amazing places she visits and the endless energy that she emanates. Make sure you get Laura as your driver, but if you don't I'm sure it will be an amazing experience anyway. Also, think about it: the alternative is a bleak cold buss, that goes from city to city bypassing everything in between. I could be telling you about the places I've visited (that you would not visit if you chose the cold and bleak buss). Places that are so unearthly (like the Hill of Crosses) that I would not be able to put down in words. Or I could tell you about the castles, that are stunning (but mostly rebuilt from after war), but I could never explain the memories and the passions built in the stories that our driver did. Thank you so much Laura! <3 Bottom line: If you came to read the reviews it's probably because you are unsure if it's worth your time&money. I've already given you the answer so: there are LIMITED spots, don't waste your time, just book it. By the time you read this might be none left, sorry. To the lonely travelers: best opportunity to make friends!!!
I loved this day trip going from Vilnius to Riga. We had a small group, so it was very personable and our tour guide, Laura, was amazing. The stops we made were really the best places between Vilnius and Riga, and at each one we had a little time to check things out. Yes, you may want to spend more time at Trakai, or Kaunas, but because I knew our time was limited we went to these places the day before. We spent our time at Rundale exploring the gardens, if we had more time I suppose we would've checked out the interior too. Truly, the best part of the trip was our guide/driver, Laura, her knowledge and fun attitude kept us all laughing and learning the entire trip. I would definitely recommend this as the best way to travel from Vilnius to Riga!!
This is a great tour to travel from Riga to Vilnius as we saw many important attractions along the way. It's a great way to meet other travellers from all over the world as we had 5 nationalities among the 8 of us! Laura was lots of fun to be with and was very kind to have dropped us off at our lodging. Highly recommend this tour.
I am glad that such a wonderful idea with one way travel is created by this company. The itinerary is well planned that covered most of the interesting sites, like the round Palace and the hill of the crosses, the Trakai castle island and Kaunas. All in one day! You save a lot of time and money. The guide, Laura, is very professional and full of enthusiastic in telling us about the history background of the sites. We had a great time and good weather. I really recommend this tour to everyone! It worth the money!
I had never done anything like this before so it was a really interesting experience! I would definitely recommend it as a way of travelling between two cities as long as you have the time. As for the tour itself, our guide was very enthusiastic and informative and each of the sights were unique and played an important part in the history of Lithuania and Latvia, which was great to hear and learn about.
We had an excellent time while travelling with Laura. She provided us with many information about the places we visit (Trakai Castle, Hills of Crosses, Rundāle palace's gardens and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble), which were truly fascinating! I strongly recommend this tour!
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!
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.
The perfect way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Laura, from Vilnius, was an energetic and informative guide, keeping it fun at the same time. She seemed to be having a good time and that made us have a good time as well.
The trip itself was very interesting, but Laura with her gags and her simpathy added something more. PERRRFETTO!!
It’s the best option for Tallinn-Riga trip. Laura (LT) made the journey very enjoyable. Great experience, I recommend it.
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.
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!
We adored our wonderful guide and driver, Laura who whisked us from Vilnius to Riga with lots of stops along the way. Really glad we went with this tour instead of hiring a car!
Laura was an awesome guide to show us the key highlights on the drive from Vilnius to Riga! Great energy and enthusiasm for the day! Convenient way to see sights such as Trakai, Hill of Crosses, and Rundale Palace. Highly recommend!
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!!
Had a really nice tour with Laura. She was very knowledgeable. Also, great sights on the way. Highly recommend this tour.
It was an excellent way of travelling from Riga to Vilnius with this tour rather than taking a direct transfer. Our guide Laura was exceptional! She provided high quality information about the region in a very entertaining and energetic way. She has also created a very warm and friendly environment for all tour participants. I would recommend this tour to anybody who would like not to miss the nice spots between these two cities.
The locations we visited were far from the main cities and would have probably been missed if it wasn't for this tour. the stops not only contained a beautiful scenery, but also great stories that will let you get a deep insight into the country, especially with a guide so enthusiastic and proud of her culture.
My husband and I travelled from Riga to Vilnius with sightseeing bus and our guide was Laura. We mostly travel without a group but we did not want to drive or use bus and see a bit more on Latvia and Lithuania. We got more than we expected. Laura answered all our questions on both countries. We had a nice lunch on our way. We had fantastic time, and what is more insider tips of Vilnius. I got this tour via internet and they were true proffessionals on time and well informed. The tour from Tallinn to Riga was full 20 days ago. Be sure to book well in advance. Thank you again Laura for this incredible trip.
We took the Vilnius-Riga day tour with young and very enthusiastic Lithuanian girl Laura. She knew a lot about the local history and took us to places that were amazing and unforgettable. Highly recommended tour if you are travelling in the Baltic countries. You will get a good historic overview and visit some of the hidden gems that are located outside of the capitals. It was really travelling-like-a-local experience!
If you have a full day to go between cities, this is the way to go! We had a full van (8 people), and our guide, Laura, took the time and initiative to make everyone feel welcome. While there wasn’t a huge amount of time at each stop, but there certainly was enough to see what you have to see. Laura is an excellent driver and passionate guide and cheerleader for her country. Just beware ... there is only one correct answer to any question she asks that compares any of the 3 Baltic countries!! :)
Laura is such a fun tour guide! Her great personality truly made the tour extra special! She was engaging and her information made the history of Latvia and Lithuania come alive. We (my daughter and I) highly recommend these tours for the Baltic’s as this was our second time traveling with them and we had a wonderful experience both times. They really know how to pick warm-hearted and energetic guides! So happy to have met Laura!
This tour was an incredible way to see sites outside the capital cities and learn more about the culture and history from a local guide. Speaking of, Laura was AWESOME! She is super passionate about the region and was a joy to spend the day with. The sites were all unique, and I’m very glad that the tour made it simple and enjoyable to visit all of these great places. I highly recommend this tour!
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip from Vilnius to Riga with Traveller Tours. This was mainly due to our excellent guide, Laura, who was very enthusiastic and also knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Laura was also a careful and patient driver.
The best way to travel from here to there. My Lithuanian friends were very impressed with all that we had seen and done. A great introduction to Latvia and Lithuania with a fun commentary by our guide Laura
I could've just went to Riga by normal bus, but luckily I found this online! It was a long day but totally worth it. We stopped five times on the way from Vilnius to Riga. Each stop is worth seeing. Laura, our guide, is very passionate about the baltic countries and her love for her home country made it very informative as she also had some personal stories to contribute that added to the experience. Overall, I highly recommend this very personal tour as you will discover places that you might miss otherwise.
First of all, our guide Laura was this energetic and enthusiastic girl, always concerned about all the passengers' needs. Then, she really could transmit her pride to be both Lithuanian and a citizen of the Baltic. The spots we visited showed us some of the history and architecture of Latvia and Lithuania. On the bus, everybody loved it. And that includes my 9-year-old daughter.
We travelled from Vilnius to Riga. We think that this tour was the best choice during our baltic trip! Laura (our guide) was very kind and friendly and gave a lot of information about the visited places. Moreover, she has a great sense of homour, she has a lot of energy and very easy-going! Although the tour was long (12 hours) it was very interesting and we enjoyed every minute! The other passengers were also very nice, friendly and openminded, it was interesting to talk to each other. We recommend this tour everybody who would like to discover the essential of these countries and get unforgetable memories!
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 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!
Laura was an amazing tour guide. She had so much energy and passion for the sites and Lithuania. it made our tour even more exciting and engaging. We were able to ask any questions and she was very informative about the sites. The sites were great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Laura even gave us a private audition for her upcoming stardom at Eurovision!
Our guide Laura was such a lovely person, a typical Lithuanian girl with so much stories and historical informations about both countries. The group was nice , good mood all the way long. This tour is the best way to discover Lithuania and Latvia, highly recommended!
個人だと行きにくい十字架の丘とか寄りながら、移動も出来てとっても楽しいツアーでした。途中のランチも素敵な場所でした。 トゥラカイ城やカウナスは外を見るだけだけど、ルンダーレ宮殿はお庭は見れました。 お花が綺麗でした。 ガイドさんもとっても良い人でした。
A good way to see things between Riga and Vilnius you would otherwise have to do as side trips. Our guide Laura, was great. A bubbly personality and the ability to provide the background and history of the things we saw without it becoming to dry. A pleasure to spend the day with her.
Laura brings 110% of herself to making sure her guests are happy. It works. Our ride from Riga to Vilnius was filled with fascinating stories, beautiful stops, wonderful walks and an awesome lunch. We’d go back to Riga just for the ride!
If you don’t have a car but you still want to see important spots from Riga to Vilnius this is your tour!
When we first booked I wondered what a 180 mile journey over 12 hrs in a mini bus would be like . It was great 👍 . Laura was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic & organised - brilliant! Fellow passengers really nice .The stops were interesting we wouldn’t hesitate to do it again in fact we’ve booked with you to travel from Riga to Tallinn.
The key difference between an excellent and a good tour is the enthusiasm and charisma the guide brings to make things alive and Laura did a fabulous job of it.
What a great way to get from point A to point B with a friendly and helpful Vilnius born guide. The first stop is Trakai where you learn the history of Lithuania and get time to walk around the castle grounds and take in the views of the lake. Next up is Kaunas, the other capital of Lithuania where you get to see castles and river views. Our guide ordered our lunch ahead of time which was good because from Kaunas, it was 2 hours away but the food was great and it is a good time to try Lithuanian food if you haven't already. Gotta have that meat and especially potatoes. The next stop was about a 5 minute drive away to the highlight of the trip: the Hill of Crosses. Now Lithuania doesn't really have hills so some people might not get what they expect but the site is gorgeous and you definitely have to walk up the hill to the other side because there is so much more to see. Bring your own cross to leave behind to the ever growing "hill". Next we crossed over to Latvia. Beware, the roads are not good. I am easily prone to motion sickness and our guide did a fantastic job driving but if you do get car sick, maybe take a pill before you leave. Rundale palace was the first stop and it was very pretty and an excellent example of what palaces in St. Petersburg look like. You get time to walk around the gardens where the most prominent flowers are the roses. The final stop was just outside Riga to a WWII labor camp. Though a sad history, it is an important one and here you get to dwell into it. We were dropped off just inside the Old Town in Riga just north of the bus station and the central market. I would recommend this tour to anyone because if you are going to be on a bus to get to Riga anyway, why not see more of the two countries? Our guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable and through in her own experiences of growing up in the Baltics and what it was like for her mother that it made everything seem more real.
It was great to get out of the big cities for a day and see some more of the countryside. Better than that was our super enthusiastic guide Laura, who made the day fun and informative. Totally recommended as a way to get between Vilnius and Riga and seeing the sights.
My husband and I had a great day learning the secrets of Lithuanian history and visiting places we never knew existed. Our Guide Laura was fantastic, she was so energetic and told us a lot of fun stores about Lithuania and its past.
Fun day exploring places I had never heard of before. We had a great local food for lunch. Grutas Park was the most memorable place with the old Soviet monuments. The guide was very energetic and answered all our questions. I absolutely recommend taking this tour.
Amazing tour with a lot of great sights and fascinating information. You see both nature and culture. Completely recommend.
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!
The tour has about 5 stop in latvia and estonia. We liked most the medieval towns, the national park and the restaurant where stopped to eat. And Laura, our guide was fun and made the day very interactive.
We had a smalle group which made the tour very fine. The guide (Laura) was there already early so we could leave on time. From the start she was very enthousiastic in her stories and she was always open for an informal conversation. Nice touristic stops and a good restaurant where we ate. It was a great advantage to hear the stories from a real Lithuanian which made the experience more purely. I would recommend this trip to everyone as the better alternative to travel between the two cities surely with such a good guide.
Our guide was excellent in every way. She was very knowledgeable, an excellent driver, and helped us feel at ease so that we could really enjoy our journey. A great day. Many thanks. Ervin
La tappe visitate erano interessanti. La guida, Laura, aveva una discreta conoscenza, le spiegazioni erano interessanti e facilmente ascoltabili anche non avendo una piena comprensione dell'inglese.
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.