Uku Guide

Uku is the local God of Thunder. No, not because he is tall and blond (though he is), but because that’s what his name means - an ancient Estonian thunder god. Uku is not one of our history students, he is a man of hard core sience - he studies mechanical engineering. Inevitably we had to eventually hire someone with a practical mind and this makes him integral to our team - somebody needs to know how to use a tool, perhaps even a hammer.

Other than his most Estonian name, Uku also upholds some extremely Estonian traditions - namely singing. Apparently he has been singing in different choiers longer than he can remember. Being a class-A singer takes you places, such as foreign countries. Uku has traveled and sung in Russia and all over Europe. He has performed for our President and foreign dignitaries to humble-brag just a little.

A man must have a few dreams and Uku has revealed his - he wants to travel and be alone. Could he be any more of an Estonian stereotype?! It seems that one day Uku will take a sailboat and sail around the world. During his tour he will surely stop off in Antarctica to cool down (because Estonian is just not cold enough) and warm up on some abandoned tropical island in the Pacific Ocean (alone!). He swears to come home to Estonia because there just isn’t a better place.

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What people say about Uku

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

"great places, fast tour"

It is very amazing to see old Soviet places and learning about it, see the Baltic sea from beautiful view. A lot of things :) Only one negative feedback, the tour is too fast. I wish I had more time to savor the moment while visiting the places such us some times to see the sea or walking less spedly the:(

"Handsome discovery of Lahemaa national park"

I really appreciated this excursion in Lahemaa national park. Uku was peaceful and we could take time in every places we went so it was a pleasant and relaxing moment. He gave us interesting informations. The fact to be six was really nice as we could take time and know better each other.

"Engaging and informative "

Uku was extraordinarily knowledgeable and opinionated (in a good way) about all aspects of Estonian life. We were so impressed - there would not be many British young people who could give the equivalent tour! We learnt so much and greatly enjoyed the (blissfully sunny) day. We are trying to remember if Uku took a picture of us on the swing in Viljandi? If so, would be able to send it to us at the email address you have on file? Many thanks for a great day.

"Tallinn to Riga"

Uku was interesting and informative and we learned a great deal from him. He also drove carefully and we always felt safe. We very much enjoyed the day.

"Super Rundtour"

Die Tour war super. Würde ich jederzeit wiederholen. Wir sind durch die Moore spaziert, haben viele nette Infos zu Land und Leuten bekommen und würden von einem sachkundigen Guide geführt. Auf den holzplanken durch das Moor war es jetzt im Winter recht rutschig. Im Winter also nichts für Leute mit schwachen Nerven oder Gleichgewichtsproblemen.

"On the road from Tallinn to Riga"

Uku was an informative and engaging guide. We learnt much about the places we visited and also about the history of and issues facing Estonia and Latvia today.

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