Tours & Day Trips from Tallinn
Lahemaa National Park Day Tour
Join us for a fun day exploring the diverse coastline and nature of Lahemaa National Park.
A walk through the haunted Old Town with spooky ghost stories, legends and old myths.
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.
Discover the Estonian food and history of Kalamaja, the bohemian district in Tallinn.
Discover western coast and probably the most beautiful town in Estonia - Haapsalu.
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.
We recently took the Riga-Tallinn Sightseeing tour bus and it was one of the best experiences ever! We took a private tour as there was no public tour that day. Our guide, Mike picked us up from our hotel in Riga and led us for an amazing day trip. Our first stop was at the Bobsleigh track - it provided wonderful views over the area and was a fun trek to see an actual working ice track! Next, we visited the quaint old town of Cesis to pick up soveniors and grab a cup of coffee, Following that, the trek through the Gauja national park was definitely the highlight of the day - a chance to really connect with nature in a snowy walk. We then stopped for lunch near a Beer Factory, before heading to our last stop of the day, Viljandi to see the ruins of the fort. Finally, we were dropped off at our hotel in Tallinn with a day full of fond memories! Overall, a fun trip and definitely recommended to do!
Taking the small group tour between Riga and Tallinn was a great decision I made. The tour was fantastic and I got to see places in Latvia and Estonia that I would have not seen myself. Mike was an amazing guide, very thoughtful, kind and funny. He answered all the questions from the travelers so kindly and patiently and made sure everyone was going at their own pace. Glad I saw the picturesque small towns and spent some time outdoors in the Gauja national park. This trip comes highly recommended to anyone not wanting to do the drive themselves and wanting to see some beautiful places outside the cities of Tallinn and Riga.
Excellent way to travel to Tallin, particularly by the explanations and simpaty of our guide!
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.
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.
Travelling from Riga to Tallinn, we wanted to take in as much of the country side as we could. Alternative travel methods such as direct bus or plane didn’t really appeal as you missed out on seeing the country first hand. This tour was great! 12 hours travel but it took us to off the beaten track sights. We visited castles and towns; forests and bobsled tracks; all with the amazing help and knowledge of our tour guide. Great experience and highly recommended
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!
Eight travelers, 12 hours. Too long. Cut it to. 9-10 hours.
Good to have some stop-overs during the long hours of usual driving route. Local guides tell local stories along the way. The group size is just right.
Absolutely satisfied with the tour. Make you feel like traveling in family. Safe driver. Five Stars!!!
It was really good experience. The trip was well organized, we visited several beatiful places, small picturesque towns, walked in pineapple forest, learnt interesting things about Latvia and Estonia history. Despite the long day, it was "light" and "live" trip, thanks to our guide Line, very nice person with good sense of humour. The lunch in the authentic restaurant was super delicious. We really enjoyed the trip, would recommend this option to everyone.
Great way to get a feel for rural parts of Latvia and Estonia, with stops at points of interest.
My son and I joined the rest of the group travelling from Riga to Tallin. Our guide was Mikelis. He entertained us very well throughout the day with his local knowledge and even threw in a couple of folk songs. It was a great experience, visiting some really interesting places we would never of considered normally visiting. I would throughly recommend the trip to anyone wanting to travel between the 2 cities.
Our guide new Marju knew the hidden places, explained various things on the way.
Abbiamo deciso di prenotare il tour da Riga a Tallinn con questo Tour Bus ed è stata un'esperienza fantastica! Abbiamo percorso strade che mai avremmo fatto e visitato paesi all'interno che non avremmo mai visto. La nostra guida era Mike, un ragazzo lettone giovane e molto simpatico. Ve lo consigliamo!
We had a wonderful day with Laura T of Traveller. We took the tour from Riga to Tallinn and visited the beautiful cities in between. Laura was very helpful with our six month old. She was very knowledgeable and shared trivia facts about the places we visited. She even picked fresh berries for us. She is a bright girl and we wish her well. We really had a memorable time with her and would cherish it forever.
Our guide was delightful! We would have been fine with more music in the van for the long ride. The sights are beautiful and it was nice to get out and walk around.
Very interesting tour with a nice guide. I recommend !
The group got a good insight into the history of the two countries .Twelve hours well spent saw plenty. The trip was good for me as I am deaf so seeing is the best way to experience the countries. My guide was understanding of my problem .
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.
It’s great to combine sightseeing with getting me from Riga to Tallinn
We had a fantastic time from Riga to Tallinn having asp done the Villnius to Riga tour. Riga to Tallinn was a bit more relaxed, loved the forest cliffs! Great restaurant pick in a hunting lodge hotel. I’d highly recommend these one-way tours! Marju recommended five places in Tallinn - we made it to four. Thanks for the awesome Tips!!!
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.
She is nice and very good!!
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.
Well worth the time and cost
We had an amazing trip from Riga to Tallinn with Laura from Lithuania. Saw and learnt so much more than we would have done by direct bus - with a great Baltic host!
We were planning a trip that would include Riga and Tallinn, and I have run into your ad proposing to get from Riga to Tallinn by a bus tour. We decided to try it, but had some doubts. In particular, we were not sure we would survive 12 hours on a bus. In the end we enjoyed the trip very much. Triin the guide/driver was very professional, very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. We visited beautiful Latvian and Estonian countryside, which we would never seen otherwise, and the time passed very fast.
It was a good change to go to Tallinn from Riga visiting interesting places in Latvia and Estonia. The lunch was great in a lovely place and our guide was very nice. The only dissapointing thing was the Military Museum because our guide spent too much time there and making political matters.
The tour was really nice. I learnt a lot about the country and the culture. The tour guide was lovely.
Very good, helpful & knowledgeable guide, very interesting sightseeing stops. Good lunch break, arrived in Tallinn in good time.
We were a group of seven people from Italy and we had a wonderful time with our guide. Our guide picked us up perfectly in time and she was very kind, funny and professional. She guided us through Lettonia and Estonia giving us very interesting information about the places and life style. She was ready to answer all of our questions and we had very interesting conversation during the driving. All the place we visited were interesting and beautiful and I think this is the best way to reach Tallin from Riga. I strongly recommend this tour and Liine as a guide in particular.
I enjoyed this tour from Riga to Tallinn. The only negative was the weather, which is obviously beyond your control (it rained at times during the day). The stops were interesting, and I enjoyed talking to Karolis (the guide) and the other travellers. Karolis did a great job as guide, with his knowledge of the sites, and was also a careful driver.
The tour was so good! Even with the rain trying to stop us, far better than 4 boring hours in a bus watching series. I really enjoyed all the places. Anna is such a nice person, I really enjoyed sharing music and life’s experiences during the rides. Totally recommend !
We really did enjoy that trip, our guide was lovely and as we were seating next to him we talked a lot about the countries and the culture. We loved the walk in the national park and the two cities of Cesis and Viljandi, we could have stayed there longer. The military museum was less interesting for us.
A nice option to reach Tallinn from Riga seeing beautiful places around Latvia and Estonia. Curious stories and a adventurous travel with people of different countries. Thank you!
Great way to travel from Latvia to Estonia. Nice small group of people, comfortable transport but above all a friendly, funny, knowledgable and caring guide. Jaan was always happy to help and answer any question. Definitely recommend it
We spent a brilliant, fantastic day with Mike on our tour from Riga to Tallin, thank you Mike!! I recommend this trip for all the people who wants to travel this way: Riga to Tallin or back, enjoying the countryside and getting historically true/ real /interesting /rich information. We would happily repeat and repeat....
If you are going from Riga to Tallinn this sightseeing bus is the best option to learn about Latvian and Estonian contryside
My partner and I were sick of flying between cities on our trip to the Baltics so we decided to try this tour. I was worried I'd be stuck in a boring car all day wishing I had flown but I was pleasantly surprised :) The tour is a full day but the distance between stops is really well thought out and you don't feel like you have ever been stuck in the car too long. All stops were interesting and it was nice to see some of the countryside. There was a toilet at every stop and the longest time spent in the car was 2 hours at the end coming into Tallin. Our guide Katlin was awesome! A really lovely young lady who had an amazing knowledge of the history of the area, every question we asked her she was more than happy to answer honestly and she really knew her stuff. She gave great recommendations on places to eat in Tallinn and was super laid back. While the rest of the group slept in the back of the van she chatted with us up the front and made the trip very enjoyable. I can highly recommended her and the trip from Riga to Tallin. Thanks Katlin
I'm not usually too into these kind of sightseeing tours, but this was well worth the money. The visits were very interesting and Katlin our guide was very friendly and gave great information about all the places we went. Can highly recommend!
The tour was really interesting because we visited monuments and places off the beaten track like Sigulda and the military museum in Valga. The guide Kati was so nice and interested in getting to know all of us, we had a really good time. In addition to that, thanks to Kati again, I learnt much about Latvia and Estonia.
Had a lovely transport and sightseeing tour with Kristel from Riga and to Tallinn. She was very knowledgeable, kind and solution oriented, when we were once again struck by the on-and-off showers from above. We saw some great attractions, learned a lot about Estonia and Latvia, and the almost 12 hours just flew by. Great way to get from Tallin to Riga while seeing something along the way - we especially loved travelling on the small roads and watching the fields and countryside.
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!
What made this travel wonderful was the great talent of Laura as a driver and guide. She has everything planned in the right measure and make us feel as guests.
This was the second trip I took with this company. My tour guide was Laura. Despite her age, she was incredibly professional and very informative. surely being a history student helped. she did exactly what she was supposed to do. She was responsible, considerate and kind. The day was long. 12 hours. so many places to see and to do. unfortunately, we had very little time in places we stopped particularly in Viljandi and Cecis towns but as I said it is a long trip and I can totally understand the rush. The lunch stop was well chosen. The food was great (though more expensive than the one we had in Vilnius-Riga tour). I would strongly recommend this tour to anybody who is doing the Baltic tour. Thank you, Laura. you are a star!
This is such a great trip. Laura was a brilliant guide, she put 100% in all day and we learned so much about Latvian and Estonian history. Her knowledge about all aspects of Estonia was impressive and she coped with loads of "interesting" questions from a couple of our fellow travelers! We saw parts of the 2 counties that we would never have seen on a normal coach and especially enjoyed the short trek in the forest. Lunch was very good and, as we had pre-orded, served with the minimum of fuss and waiting time. On a seperate note, we would like to acknowledge the help from Heleene in the office as we managed to confuse the dates for our bookings and it took a few emails to make sure that it was all sorted. All in all, I can thoroughly recommend the company and the tour.
This trip gave us the possibility to learn new places of Latvia and Estonia, mostly not described in your typical guidebook. Our guide Kamile is a very friendly and enthusiastic person, who gave us very good instructional and sometimes funny explanations of the monuments and places.
I liked the stops along the way, But maybe we should be given the option to actually use the bobsled as opposed to just visit the track. Cesis town was my favorite. Our tour guide was flexible and caring. He drove carefully and attentive. The only think I would change is the choice of restaurant for lunch. It was not an authentic restaurant but a hotel restaurant which to me doesn’t align with the feel of the trip. Everyone that was taking this tour in our van were experienced travelers looking for cool experiences. I think a more traditional place will be more appreciated. A special thank you to our tour guide which showed us “city people” how to pick blueberries! I never tasted any blueberries as good as those. I think we all felt it was super awesome to do. We looked like little kids picking and eating blueberries from the shrubs. :-)
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!
Although some of the stops are a little bit random (the museum is strange and none of the exhibits are in English), this is a great tour made even better by a brilliant, funny tour guide. The fact that there were only 4 of us on the bus made the day even better.
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
We had a fantastic time on our tour with our knowledgeable and friendly guide Karolis. The sights were unique and interesting (particularly Gauja National Park). Karolis was really knowledgeable about the plants and animals of the region, and we enjoyed getting to learn about local biodiversity. Plus the van was a very comfortable ride!
This tour was a great way to see the countryside between Riga and Tallinn. Our guide was great; she even gave us some time to swim in a lake along the way. I'd highly recommend this travel option.
Me and my friend took the tour from Riga to Tallinn. There were many great activities on the way, but for us the highlight was the national park. So beautiful! Our tour guide Kamile was so friendly and informative and made the trip super special. She went out of her way to make everyone in the group comfortable. My friend is particularly interested in Baltic history and Kamile shared many fascinating stories with her that totally made her day. Highly recommended!
Lots of interesting stops and a comfortable drive make this a great way to see Latvia and Estonia outside the main cities.
The guide was really good, knowledgeable and a very nice person in general. I had a really lovely, relaxing day of traveling. This tour comes highly recommended. Many thanks to Katrin, also for the food recommendation for Tallinn - it was lovely.
The trip was fun and I learned a lot from our guide.
Very nice guide (Kamile), well prepared and full of energy. Highly recommend!
Really quite brilliant experience on this tour - coming from the UK I hold my hands up and admit I knew little about the Baltic nations and it was a brilliant insight into the nature, history and culture of the area. The guide Kamile was lovely and very informative, took very good care of us catering for anything we needed! We travelled alongside a group of friends from Luxembourg and a family from Romania which was also great for meeting new people and we had chances to share experiences over lunch and whilst exploring the beautiful and interesting locations we visited. So much learnt, so much to admire - for the price it is so worth the experience, the 12 hour journey passed by and it was a shame to have to end it!
Jaan created a great experience. At first we did not know what to expect. But after a few minutes we laughed and had fun already in the early morning. Jaan made us enthusiastic about both the Latvian as well as the Estonion history and culture. Jaan served us well and was flexible in accepting our requests. Beer, history and culture: wow!
Absolutely enjoyable trip, discovering beautiful sites, learning about culture and traditions; I recommend it 100%, for friends or family trips. Our guide Katrin made a difference, her knowledge and explanations were outstanding!!
Stopped at enough places to make the trip interesting. Lunch at the hunting lodge was delish
Tour was relaxing fun and educational
Very friendly guide who told us interesting stories, familiar atmosphere (small group), it was a perfect day. Recommended to everyone who wants to make the journey from Riga to Tallinn unforgetable.
Zero hassle way of travelling between two great cities, with stops along the way at locations I would never have found otherwise. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the sights were amazing. Would definitely recommend.
I really liked that we were able to see multiple cities, but I wish we had more free time to explore (even just 15 to 20 minutes). Everything was a bit too rigid. I really wanted to spend more time in Gauja National Park and in Viljandi. The tour was still good though and if you want to see more cities, it is definitely worth it. I was really thankful that the guide dropped us off at our hotel too!
This tour is a convenient way to get from one city to the next and learn/see some things along the way - though it does make for a long day. Our guide, Karolis was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. He really knows his nature so he was able to give much more insight during the short hiking portion. I enjoyed most aspects of the tour but I could have passed on the military museum. The history is interesting but the entire museum was in Estonian so besides Karolis’ explanation there wasn’t much to engage with. I would have rather used that time to visit another place or even have a short guided walk at our destination. The other locations are quite nice though - especially Viljandi. All in all, I would recommend the tour - just bring snacks and be prepared for a long day!
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.
A great experience. A very peaceful and kind guide. He gave us a lot of information about plants in the Gauja parc as he is a biologist.
The tour was fantastic, as was our guide! I loved all the stops, especially the national park. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful towns! We even had a little karaoke session on the longer part of the drive through Estonia! We have the perfect tour size and awesome people who made it all a great trip. It was also special to see smaller towns and to get out of the bigger cities!
The tour was a great way to see Latvia/Estonia before getting to Tallinn. While it stops in Sigulda, the tour does not include the Bobsleigh so recommend going by train (or car) separately if you want to ride the bob sleigh (only on weekends). I enjoyed the stops along the way, but could have skipped the museum. Mikelis got us into Tallinn at 9 pm as promised. My favorite part was the Gaujas National Park which was beautiful, and Mikelis was very passionate about the park and the plants.
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.
If you go to Tallin from Rīga do not hesitate to take this tour. The places we visit were all interesting, each in its own way, and our guide, Laura, was excellent. She was extra nice and told us a lot about the history, society, way people of these countries live.
A very nice way to travel between cities!
We had planned a small tour starting in Riga and finishing in Helsinki before we went back home to Sweden. Instead of just taking the bus from Riga to Tallin we were happy to find a guided tour. Our guide was very good and lively and made the tour to a nice experience. It was also nice to meet some interesting people from other countries since we shared the van with some Canadians and Americans. I absolutely recommend this tour! My favorite stop was in Cēsis.
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!
A wonderful way to travel between Riga and Tallinn. Vehicle was comfortable and pick up location easy to find. What made the tour particularly good was the guide - Laura. We were so impressed with her knowledge and manner. She was able to answer questions on so many subjects! Her driving was excellent. A very impressive person!!
Lovely guide - very helpful and knowledgeable!
Laura was awesome and informative. The stops were well timed! Beautiful drive and we liked everything.
We spent almost 12 hours discovering some of the most interesting places between Riga and Tallinn, enjoying the tales of our guide. Normally this kind of tours has tight rhythms, but this time I felt it relaxed and relaxing, so it was particularly pleasant. Thanks to our friendly guide and to her sociable attitude I learned many things.
Kätlin was a great guide and driver. She told us about the history, geography and culture of Latvia and Estonia in a humorous way.
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.
A excellent way to travel between Riga and Tallinn and see the countryside. I enjoyed the stops. The guides were very informative but would have preferred less time at military museum and more time at Cesis.
Took the tour on June 22nd and It was a very good way to explore the area, mostly because I didn't have the time to explore the places by myself. The other travelers in my tour were great and the guide was also very knowledgeable ( I think it was Jaan). I asked to be dropped off half of the way to catch a bus to Tartu and they manged pretty well my special request. It was really worth it. Highly recommended.
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
The tour was well organised, the guide very friendly and helpfull. We had different nice stops (museum, nature, town, castle, bobslee)
The transfer from Riga to Tallinn was truly enriched by this tour. Charming historic towns and beautiful nature made for a perfect combination. Highly recommended!
I was amazed how quickly the time went and how soon we were approaching our destination, Tallin. If it is about the journey then this is a good option for you. Great information, quality mini bus and the regular interesting stops get top marks from me.
So this wasn’t the fist time I did a tour with Travellers. I also did the tour from Vilnius to Riga. And I was so lucky to have Kamile for both of the tours. She is a very spontaneous woman who can bring a story very well. In the militairy museum she gold us the emotional story of her grandmother. I never thanked her for that so I hope she will trad this. And I think she will.
It was a fantastic trip. Our guide was great and we saw places that we wouldn’t normally see.
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!
Our guide Karolis is a young and energetic guide. He tried to do his best to make the trip comfortable and interesting. He is very kind and try to explain in details on the tour points. Unfortunately the weather is bad. So I put the overall rating as 4 stars. I believe under good weather condition, the tour will be rated as 5 stars.
First of all, I want to say that my guides were incredibly entertaining and quite knowledgeable. A Estonian and a Latvian helped give perspective from both sides while also highlighting the shared bond between the Baltic nations. I hate to admit that we all said goodbye rather quickly once we reached Tallinn because everyone seemed tired...in my case I had partied the night before in Riga so staying up was a challenge. I’m very glad I took this specialized tour, made my adventure in the Baltics truly unforgettable and unique. If possible, please pass on my info to both guides. Would love to reconnect. They shocked me at the end of the trip announcing that it was Mick’s first day on the job. Quite a twist. He’s a pro. On LinkedIn: Juan G. Perez On Instagram (pics of the tour): juanygpa I forget my girl guide’s name, the Estonian, my apologies
Perfect experience! Really learned a lot about these two country, the trip was well prepared and scheduled and the food was really impressive!
My sister and I opted to take a scenic van tour from Riga to Tallinn instead of flying or a bus, and we are so extremely happy we did! Chamomile and Lara were absolutely fantastic tour guides and we were blown away by how knowledgeable they were on the history of each town we visited. The itinerary allowed us to see the infamous bobsled track, eat lunch on the border of Estonia and Latvia, check out a few small towns rich in history, walk in a national park and try out the large swing activity, which was incredible. I would recommend the tour, and these two tour guides in particular, to everyone as we learned an incredible amount about the Baltic history, saw places we would without a doubt otherwise not see, and get to meet a few new friends along the way!
We're still blown away by the sheer force of nature that is (Estonian) Laura, our wonderful guide for the day. Nothing was too much trouble, she went way beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a great and memorable day. If anyone is considering a trip from Riga to Tallinn this has to be the ONLY way to do it. We can't recommend it enough and Laura, we look forward to hopefully one day making you feel as welcome in the UK as you made us feel in Latvia and Estonia.
Our guide Laura (Estonia) was so sweet and engaging. She is also super knowledgeable with her History major background (must have been an ace student). She was eagerly answering all our questions for 9 whole hours non stop, I feel bad for her throat! :× I gained so much knowledge of Estonia by the end of it, that I could answer some of the otber guide's questions and give other tourist interesting facts!
Jaan was a fantastic guide who made the journey fun and informative. We saw some interesting sights and learnt a lot of important history about Estonia. I especially liked the museum stop. The museum itself wasn't exceptional but Jaan's narrative on modern Estonia using the exhibits was great. Totally recommended.
My family of 3 LOVED our trip between Riga and Tallinn with Anna. 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, Anna was kind and knowledgeable, and the restaurant where we are at lunch was excellent. Book this trip; you won’t regret it!
To complete our tour of the Baltics, we of course had to go to quiet Estonia. Our tour guide grew up in Tartu and currently resides in Tallinn so he knew the area very well. There are a couple of stops in Latvia where you get to see the remnants of an old castle. You get to see the sand stone cliffs though beware that this is a hike of climbing stairs so make sure to wear sneakers. Our guide was very nice and provided us with bug spray because of the mosquitoes but the real problem turned out to be the flies that circled your head and never landed which actually led to the 6 o'clock fly story so even that had a positive spin to things. Lunch was just over the Estonian border in the city of two countries (Valka in Latvian and Valga in Estonian) and this was followed by a trip to a military museum where Jaan shared his personal experience in the mandatory defence forces and what it was like to grow up during all of these changing times for Estonia. He also picked out some items to give funny stories to make the museum more light hearted. That part of the trip alone would have earned this tour 5 stars. We then went to see the ruins of a castle and it's three lines of defence and while there, we got to try out the kiik. We definitely didn't go 360 but it was still fun. We got dropped of in Old Town of Tallinn between the information center and freedom square so it was really easy to navigate. Great job Jaan. Sorry Estonia didn't pick the hedgehog as the national animal.
Absolutely one of the highlights of my trip! Laura T and Kamile were very friendly and knowledgeable! Great experience!
A very smart and useful way to move from Riga to Tallinn. Many interesting places to visit: nature, culture, sport with a great guide!
Overall, a good experience. Jaan was a good guide ... friendly, knowledgeable, excellent English. I would change up some of the itinerary. In particular, I'd skip the bobsled facility in Sigulda (especially in the summer, when there really isn't much to see) and spend more time on the Sietiniezis trail and in Cesis and Vijandi. LIked the lunch stop; in Valga, I would recommend spending less time inside the military museum and allowing time to wander outside among the military vehicles.
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.
We had a great day with our guide Anna. 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. I took my one year old son on the tour, and both Anna and the company were kind and accommodating. Thank you for a lovely day!
Kristal discussed not just Estonian history but offered a lot of modern cultural and political information that we and our fellow travelers requested. We feel lucky that we got her. She said our hotel was en route so dropped us at the door before proceeding to old town with the other passengers. Thanks Kristal!
I was looking into doing the same tour on my own, when I quicly realized that there aren't a lot of options in public transportation between each town. I am very happy that I booked this tour because I got to see all the important things between Riga and Tallin and got an explanation on top. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.
Marju was well informed and very informative and entertaining. The trip was inteeesting in terms of content and we had luck with the weather. So, all in all a very nice experience!
My family of 7 booked this tour and we are so glad we did. Our guide Mario (Marju) was so pleasant and well informed. She answered any question we had and made the journey so interesting. We visited some lovely places along the way and even got to go swimming in a river and a lake . The time passed so fast and our guide was a great driver .
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.
When me and a friend reserved a place on this tour, we expected it to be pretty commercial and impersonal, however a good alternative to taking the standard bus from Riga to Tallinn. However it was one of the highlights of our overall trip, Kert and Jaan gave this tour the personal touch that made the experience relaxed and fun. It felt as though they put as much effort as they could in to making the tour a success, the knowledge that they both had and the personal touches they added were what turned a potentially bland tour in to an utter success. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody wanting to experience the more hidden parts of these two beautiful countries.
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.
(I have also reviewed the Vilnius-Riga tour with similar high marks). We traveled to the Baltics with my elderly father, and to make things easier for him, we looked at more organized tours than we might have on our own. We considered driving, taking the train or a direct bus, but I'm so glad we opted for this small van tour. Very interesting way to see out of the ordinary places with well-informed guides who were very responsive to group interests and questions. This "transit" experience turned out to be one of the highlights of our 17 day trip. Highly recommended!
Laura was our wonderful guide from Riga to Tallinn--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.
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.
The day trip from Riga to Tallinn was really great and fun. We left on time and were a nice group of 8 people. Our guide Laura was nice and funny, told us about the stops and the history and answered every question we had. I usually don't book guided tours, but this one was worth it!
This is an excellent tour to get from Riga to Tallinn, or vice versa. Our guide Liine was fantastic, she was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We highly recommend doing this tour, Liine made it a fun day, with lots of interesting things to see and enjoy. First class Liine!!!
The only way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Great tour guide. Thanks Liine.
Our guide Marju was great - nice, interesting, informative and able to answer any question she was asked, but didn't hold forth unnecessarily between stops. We had a nice small group (and I was lucky with my travel companions too) and the stops were well spaced, never too long in the minibus. Very glad I decided to do the trip and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a bit of both countries but doesn't have much time to spare.
Good value of money to travel from Riga to Tallinn, fun and comfortable. Linee is our guide, she is very outgoing, nice and passionate. We do enjoy listening to her stories through out the journey.
Great way to travel between Riga and Tallinn. The tour provides an opportunity to see the countryside and to learn about the region. Our guide was fantastic - provided lots of information and was happy to answer all of our questions. Would definitely recommend.
The trip was brilliant and our guide (Kätlin) was superb - fun, engaging knowledgable and with faultless English.
Un bel tour soprattutto la tappa del Gauja national park, opinabile la scelta del museo militare di Valga per le scritte solo in estone. La guida era molto preparata, ma dava lunghe spiegazioni parlando molto velocemente perciò, avendo una limitata conoscenza dell'inglese, a volte non riuscivo ad ascoltare completamente il discorso.
Highly recommended tour. Our transfer from one country to another became more interesting. Excellent way of transfer instead of just a boring ride in a bus. We're able to see villages and towns along our way. We appreciated more the countries and learned more about their cultures. Our tour guide Kalev was really good and was kind enough to drop us in our hotel after a long trip since it's far from the old town/city centre. Would definitely recommend this tour to our family and friends.
So the arrangement of the ticket can be better at least an online pdf etc a proof that we bought something ;) but the guide was friendly and talkative also the places we visited were nice. It is a small van which makes it also agile. All in all I had good time and it was worth it.
What a fantastic way of getting from A to B. I would highly recommend taking the journey between cities. It’s far more interesting that sitting on a train, plane or direct bus. You get to see the REAL country.
Overall experience was fantastic - what a great way to travel between two places and fit a bit more into your trip. Our tour guide Kätlin was amazing, she was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour - throwing in hilarious little bits of information here and there along with all the great historical facts. Couldn’t rate her highly enough! She went out of the way to make sure everyone was having a good time and involved everyone. The places we stopped were also great - lunch was really tasty. There didn’t seem to be too many stops or too few, just perfect. Loved the National Park and the swings (my favourite). Thanks very much!
We had a great trip with our guide who was incredibly informative, friendly and really made the tour. This is a great way to see both Latvia and Estonia from a different perspective and the history and local knowledge that our guide provided was fantastic. The stops were really varied and we were thankful to have seen some unique sights along the way. Thank you again for a great day trip and we would recommend this to anyone doing the journey from Riga to Tallinn or vice versa.
It was a well planned and well executed trip
We took the traveller tours bus from Riga to Tallinn. It was the best choice! We had an amazing trip with lots of nice stops at different spots which were all really worth it to see! Thanks to Traveller Tours and especially to Kert who made this experience possible :) he also was very funny, we could ask questions whenever we wanted to. In general it was just very nice to have a talk with him. We definitely would choose this option to travel from Riga to Tallinn again!
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.
This tour was well worth the time. As newcomers to Eastern Europe, my friend and I were very excited at every stop of this tour. Each site was unique and interesting, and there was a nice blend of nature, history, and fun attractions. My favorite part of the tour was the National Park, but all had different strengths. Our tour guide, Kert, was very knowledgeable and fun, and I would definitely take another tour with the company!
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!
I took two different tours with these folks in August 2017, the Riga-Tallinn tour bus and the Laheema national park tour. Both were so reasonably priced, I was amazed how much bang I got for my buck. I absolutely recommend it. The free walking tour was also excellent.
Amazing. Highly recommended. This is a one way trip on a minibus, takes all day and includes major sights along the way. Absolutely the very best way to travel from Riga to Tallinn. Great fun, passionate and experienced and knowledgeable guide, brilliant sights. This sightseeing tour allows you to see things along the trip which would be much more complicated and time-consuming to set up from either end. Where else would you see a Soviet bobsleigh track? We loved the medieval and pretty small towns and castles but the forest walk to sandstone cliffs above a beautiful river - and then blueberry picking - was particularly amazing. And great company too. Thanks for a memorable day!
The guide was a friendly young man doing his best. Unfortunately his English was not so good. As a driver he seemed to have trouble shifting gears. Finally he had a strong smell of sweat over him, every passenger noticed that...
Excelent way to go from one city to another. Our guide, Tiin, is such a good storyteller, (also a driver), she made our day with historic facts&emotional stories about the war and the baltics in general. The stops between Riga and Tallinn were what we need it: an escape from the capitals to enjoy some nature and go local. Also the place were we ate was nice&cozy and thw food really good.
Unfortunately, after reading other reviews, our expectations of this tour were high and they were not met. The weather didn’t help as we could not make one stop due to incessant rain and the short stroll in the National Park was pretty miserable. However, the other three stops were fairly irrelevant. There was nothing to see at the bobsleigh track and the military museum was nothing more than a glorified antique shop, selling war medals to people who didn’t earn them. The medieval town was pretty but again, had very little to see.it was definitely not worth dedicating 12 hours to seeing. Our guide was friendly and very open to questions but his inexperience was obvious. The lunch we chose was delicious but overall, we definitely would not be recommending this trip.
We had a great tour with Triin from Riga to Tallinn. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We got to visit places we never would have been able to by ourselves. Our guide was great and she told us a lot about the history of the Baltics. We specifically designed our vacation around this Riga-Tallinn tour and we weren't disappointed. I would recommend it to everyone traveling through the region.
Me and my friend have booked a trip from Riga to Tallin. Our guide was Kert and the trip could not be better! Despite the freezing weather we have seen several marvellous places, have learnt from Kert a billion of interesting facts and stories and have enjoyed the company of each other. Kert is a nice, helpful, flexible and joyful guide, who respected our wishes and needs. We are glad that this tour was with him!
Yes! We took the Riga-Tallinn tour on 13 August 2016 and had a great time, even though it was a bit of a grey, drizzly day. The guides were fun and interesting, and we saw all sorts of things we never would have encountered on our own, plus learned some history. Great conversations about life in Estonia with our driver/guide -- and we made some new friends amongst the other riders. We don't usually do tours as we like a bit of adventure and independence; even if you are like us, but want a fun, interesting way to get between Tallinn and Riga, don't hesitate to take this magical mystery minibus tour. We're glad we did.
We did the Riga - Tallinn sightseeing tour on sun. 24/7. It was the perfect way to travel to Tallinn. Comfortable ride, enough interesting, beautiful stops with great information on the spot by the guide. We have seen places we would normally never visit (or even find). A very recommended way the travel from Riga to Tallinn! P.S. Ask for Kris, he has a lovely sense of humor...
We wanted to take a regular bus from Riga to Tallinn first, but decided to do this tour instead and couldn't be happier about our decision. Kris was a reasonable and dedicated driver and a hilarious and kind guide. Thank you for that awesome day!
Our guide Liine was fun, full of energy and extremely knowledgable as well as being a safe driver. The tour makes for a long day but it is very varied and well planned with plenty of stops. we had a couple of lovely walks as well as seeing some local towns and some offbeat attractions! I felt well looked after. Highly recommended as a way of travelling from Riga and Tallin.
All our tour guides are young educated locals so the tours feel more like discovering with a local friend.
With us you'll explore the highlights, but also the less-discovered places around the Baltic countries.
We want everyone to get personal attention from the guide so we aim to keep our groups rather small.