Available routes in 2019
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus
Explore the very best of North-Latvian & South-Estonian countryside on your way to Tallinn.
Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.
We had a comfortable minibus ride and walked around the historic towns of Valga, Vaidava and Cesis, as well as visiting a small military museum and Helme castle ruin, and we also had a 1-hour walk in Gauja National Park. Lunch was in a pleasant hotel restaurant. Our guide was knowledgeable about the history and ecology of each place we visited and he gave a very interesting insight into his and his family's experiences of living in Latvia and the surrounding areas.
I'd heartily recommend the bus tour from Talliinn to Riga. The bus left right on time and the whole thing was executed very professionally. Marju, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and provided the group with interesting information about Tallinn, Riga, and points in between. She also was willing to answer any questions. We stopped at a very nice restaurant for lunch - meal was excellent. The stops at the various towns on the way were fun and informative - though I think the bobsled track could be eliminated from the tour. Recommended!
Kert was an awesome tour guide. None of the stops were staggeringly impressive, but it was a fun day nonetheless. Lunch was amazing.
Nice trip with relaxing landscapes of northern lands. The guide Mikelis has been simply perfect: good driveer, nice singher, and excelent guide. The time spent during the trip an the stay has been very friendly and nice. Only the last stop in Cesis has been not so nice compared with the others
We traveled from Tallinn to Riga with the sightseeing tour bus on April 25th. The pre-departure communication to confirm the reservation was very rapid: we were immediately informed as soon as the minimum number of participants was reached. We were just 4 so all the journey by van was very comfortable and pleasant. Mike was a great guide, entertaining us during the drive-time with anecdotes and curiosities but also assuring us nap-moments during longer transfers :) All the stop-overs were very interesting and has been great to see the passion and pride with which Mike told us the history of the Country and above all the conquest of independence. Everything were great, even if personally I'd liked to have more time to visit the sand cave with some additional explanation. I recommend for sure this tour, it's a good way to maximise the transfer from Tallinn to Riga, discovering and visiting places you probably wouldn't know otherwise. Thank you again Mike, you've been the icing on the cake of this tour :) kind, engaging, competent and passionate lead of the day!
Excellent tour. Guide was great. Very knowledgable and funny. He gave us a better understanding of the history of the countries and their cultures. Lunch was excellent.Tour ran on time. Would recommend.
The tour was fun and very interesting as we discovered a bit more about Latvia and Estonia history. It was great to have a small walk on the Gauja park and very funny to try the Estonian swing. The minibus (8 people maximum) is a perfect size if you are not that much into "tour bus" and allows you to discuss with the other travellers and the guide. The guide was very friendly, informative and full of tips to make the most of Estonia. Liine was a very safe and relaxed driver. Overall a very enjoyable trip.
The guide was knowledgeable on the history of Tallinn and Riga. Information was delivered in a funny relaxed manner. The day was incredible. Good mix of sights seen on the way. Highly recommend.
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.
Good way of knowing the Baltics.comfortable travel with chequered halts.Good conversation n knowledgeable guide.
It’s great experience that you’ll travel with a local guide. It’s perfect if you have any question especially history. It will not be just a transportation but a guided tour. Highly recommended!! :D
It was a very good day and tour with Mike, lots of fun and sightseeing with him. Thanks!
Really liked this tour. You can see something of the country side of Estonia and Latvia, not only Tallinn and Riga. Our guide was also really knowlegdable about both countries and she kept up with the speed of the group. She did not try to hurry us. Communication beforehand was also really good.
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.
It was an enjoyable trip plus the meal offered by a Tallinn’s hotel through the driver cum guide was definitely worth trying.
Mikelis had a pleasant personality, and spoke excellent English, so it was very nice to spend the whole day with him. We say some interesting sites in Estonia such as the medieval castle at Viljanis and were told about its history. We also got a good general impression of the Estonian countryside. The restaurant where we had lunch was very good. We had an interesting adventure in our family history during the 1905 revolution at an estate called Ulpisch. I had not been able to find it myself, but Mikelis knew the right web-sites to locate it and took us there! We were delighted and very impressed. The day was a resounding success and very enjoyable.
I had a wonderful adventure across the countryside with Mikelis and fellow travelers. We were provided to an inside look to the off the beaten path of what the countries had to offer. I would defiantly recommend this program for anyone wanting to get out of just the capital cities of the Baltic States and to see as much as possible as you travel from one country to the next.
The trip became a private tour since it was just our group who was traveling that day. Our guide, Andres was very knowledgable. We skipped the Military Museum which was a downer but it wasn't their fault. It was Sunday and the museum was closed. All in all it was nice and a very good way to get to know the two countries. It was money well spent.
Loads of fun and interesting stops :)
We had an excellent time on this tour. The stops are well thought out and give you enough time to understand some of the history and cultural background of the two countries. The guide Mikelis was brilliant and kept up his energy and enthusiasm throughout the whole day, with added Latvian folk songs! Would definitely recommend this tour.
One of the best tours I have ever been in.
The tour was excellent. Puntual pick uo, good itinerary, great guide, amazing visits and good doors. What’s not to like? Short answer, nothing.
We joined the tour led by Liine on 6 Feb. She is so knowledgeable about the history of Estonia as well as many different jokes. We did enjoy and laugh very much! We went to Gadja National Park and saw the transquil and gorgeous scenic view of the Gadja River. We have been talking between ourselves that we were lucky and are so glad that we had made our trip through traveller.ee.
Enjoyed the tour a little but I don’t think it’s something for me. It’s a long time on the small bus with other people sitting so closely to you. It’s more of a large car than a bus. I did really enjoy seeing the towns and the National Park and the guide was a lovely guy who knew a lot about the Estonia and Latvia. My partner enjoyed this tour more than I did. I don’t think it’s for everyone but you definitely won’t regret it.
That was great way to get from Riga to Tallinn & Mike is a very friendly tour guide
There would not have been a better way to go to Tallinn from Riga. Marju was exceptional and really made the trip very pleasant. The stops were well planned with adequate time to go around. The best part was the associated information that Marju conveyed effortlessly keeping the tour quite interesting! The lunch was at an amazing place with great local cuisine. Marju was able to get us there despite the place not being fully available as it was the day after christmas. The van was comfortable and driving was good. She also provided great pointers on what to do and try in Tallinn which really helped my stay in Tallinn. Aitah Marju!
THE TRIP IS AMAZING, EVEN WITH NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES!!
I am glad that the tour size is small – 8 passengers. Everyone is seated comfortably in the vehicle. Andres, our driver cum guide, manages the timing well. The tour is in December and shorter day light hour in winter. Sights visitation is conducted in a good pace. We had some time to enjoy at each sights. Our tour starts around 9am. Enroute we visited Viljandi castle ruins, Teemapark Museum, Cesis, Sigulda and finally arrived Riga around 7.30pm. The best is when Andres told us we do have time to visit Sigulda bobsleigh and luge track. We are overjoyed. As we have never seen a bobsleigh before. Overall it is a well conducted tour. I really enjoyed the tour even though it is long hours of travelling. I think it is a great way to travel from Tallinn to Riga with breaks in between for sightseeing. Thanks Andres for a wonderful winter sightseeing experience from Malaysian group of four.
Anna was great and explained all about the tour
The most fun you can have traveling from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide Andres was fantastic, not only was he very amusing but his knowledge of the local history was excellent. As a tourist I find it very good to get an understanding of the local culture and history. This tour gave you both in spades. Thank you Andres for an excellent tour.
Had an amazing time on this tour. Turned a wasted travel day into a highlight of our trip. Our tour guide Mic was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Would highly recommend this for anyone heading to or from Tallinn.
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!
Great way to get from Tallinn to Riga. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Nice to stop and look at some places along the way. Would definitely recommend!
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.
Our journey started at 9 o'clock without any problems. I was curious about Estonian culture&way of life and Liine answered all my question with such interest. She was a great guide during all our tour. I'm glad that I choose this tour instead of a classic way to link these two capitals. I highly recommend Traveller tours and Liine ! Best regards,
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
It was a great tour with four stops in Estonia and Latvia. The fifth stop in Sigulda will not be done off-season. Nevertheless, we saw beautiful cities and landscapes. The guide Anna was very kind and told us a lot about the history and today's life in the Baltics.
I planned most of my trip based on the Tallinn-Riga sightseeing tour bus and it didnt disappoint. It has been the best part of my trip so far, the minivan makes it easy to talk to the guide/driver and your travel companions. Anna, our fantastic guide, has been simply wonderful, easygoing, funny and always ready to answer all our questions. She showed us places that i would have never visited on my own whilst explaining to us both everyday life in Estonia/Latvia and also their history and heritage. We had a lot of fun, an amazing lunch and an unforgettable road trip. She made such a long trip fun, easy and relevant. I cannot recommend her enough!! You have to experience it, you wont regret it!
We were a group of 7 people from different countries on the day trip from Tallinn to Riga. Our driver/guide was Liine. She was so interesting, very knowledgeable and passionate about history, and had a wonderful sense of humour. She really did make the day, although a long one, a great one. She was very happy to answer questions about her country from us, and the trip was great. We would highly recommend this trip as a great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga, see some of both countries along the way, and learn a lot about the history and culture of the countries. A great job, Liine.
Our guider knows what she is doing. The most she enjoy, that is where come the natural as a guider. The trip was fantastic and we really enjoy it. Just the day was not really on our site, raining most of day.
We had an absolutely amazing experience travelling from Riga to Tallinn. Our guide Anna was lovely and very knowledgable of the area as well. Highly recommend this tour!
I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to have a great time! Mikelus is absolutely fabulous! Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. He is also a very talented singer. We visited castle remnants, a national forest, had a great lunch at a wonderful local restaurant. I would give this tour 10 stars if I could.
This tour was amazing, one of the best ones I have been on and I can recommend it to anyone who needs to get from one city to another. The stops are very interesting, the tour guide was very nice and motivated and our group (we were 6 people) was cool too. You get to know interesting people while sightseeing and traveling from A to B. Water is included as well.
Led Bythe wonderful, passionate and interesting Anna, this was great way to travel from Tallin to Riga. Visit Medieval sites, remnants of the Soviet occupation anda bobsled tack. The surprising delight for me was a walk in the Latvin forest. The stu of fairytales. Learnt so much about the interesting history of this region.
Eight travelers, 12 hours. Too long. Cut it to. 9-10 hours.
You would like that the tour does not finish. Excellent service.
We had a fantastic time during this trip from Tallinn to Riga. The guide, Mikelis, was super fun and also a true professionist. He knew very well everything about the places he showed us. He made us feel very comfortable. Anyone who has to travel from Tallinn to Riga (or viceversa) should go on this trip, instead of taking a normal bus trip, because it's really worth the time spent and the money.
5 stops, each different, well picked up and very interesting. If you can see the nature, historical towns or some Soviet era past, I can fully recommend. Our gide Karolis from Lituania gave the tour a real "all-Baltic" spirit, also with his knowledge and good humour.
The tour was fun and the guide was very good. The only part that I found un interesting and not important enough was the visit to the Bump Cars. It made the day too long, I don't think it was worthed.
our tour guide was terrific: she was charming, full of information, loved her job, and always smiling and proud
This is a great way to combine the practicality of getting somewhere with some sightseeing. Our driver/guide, Mike, made the day fun and interesting. The trip takes you through the countryside to places you wouldn’t be able to go to unless you had a car. Mike told us many historical facts as well as some local folk stories. All vey interesting and informative. The small size of the group meant everyone could ask and contribute.
We took the Tallinn to Riga tour, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great to meet fellow travellers taking the same Baltic tour as us. Our guide was informative at the stops, and answered any questions professionally. The only reason for a four star is we would have liked a little more commentary whilst driving through different areas, and would have been nice to have had more of a group introduction before the tour started as I have no idea of anyone's names!. Would highly recommended the tour and the company regardless though.
It is a really nice way to get from Tallinn to Riga. During the trip, you will be visiting a couple of cities on the countryside. At each city you will get a really detailed historical lesson from your guide while wandering around the nice places which is really enjoyable. Our guide even introduced some original Latvian songs to us. I really recommend this trip to you if you want to see the countryside and not only the capital cities of the Baltic area.
The tour was easy to book, but the process lacked a bit of information such as the starting and ending points, I had to enquire about these after my booking had been confirmed. We waited for the tour at the arranged meeting point and the minibus turned up on time. The guide was a good driver and the bus in good condition. The tour is really enjoyable and you get to see and learn about parts of the country you would not necessarily go to. Walking down the bob sleigh run was great and also visiting the national park for a forest walk to the river. Although the tour was nearly 12 hours long it didn't seem like it, the stops were well placed out during the day and the lunch stop was at a very good reasonably priced restaurant. The website showed lots of young people on this tour and we thought at the age of 60 we might be a bit out of the tours usual demographic, but it wasn't a problem, this tour is suitable for any age.
Had a great tour guide who loved to sing.
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.
This tour definitely exceeded my expectations. We had a great group of fellow travellers, and our guide Mike was amazing. Every place we stopped at, he had such a great knowledge of the history of the area, and he sang Latvian folk songs so well! My favourite parts were the National Park (stunning, where we learned a lot about Latvian nature and folklore), and the military museum (where we learned about the horrors the Baltic states faced during the 20th century, but also the resilience of the Baltic people to overcome and look to the future). The food at the lunch spot was delicious too! My only regret is I didn’t have time to book more tours with this company (especially the one to Vilnius), but there’s always next time!
We had such a good time on our tour. Mike made it educational and fun.
We were lucky with the weather and we had an excellent day
This was a great way to see more of each country and get a fuller experience in the baltics. The stops were an interesting mix. Lunch was good. The tour guide could have had a bit more energy and volunteered more interesting facts during lunch and on the drive, but he did a good job and the different stops. Overall I'd highly recommend the experience to others.
We took a mini bus tour from Tallinn to Riga with a maximum of 8 passengers. It was a fun way to get to our destination. We got to stop at various sights along the way. Our driver/guide Michael was really knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of information. He was also a very safe driver. I would recommend.
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.
I think our guides name was Katrin? She was awesome. The most thoroughly informative tour guide in the world!!
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.
We loved the drive and many if the stops. Lunch was amazing. My only suggestion is that 12 hours was long, one less stop and have it finish an hour earlier and it would have been perfect.
Our guide new Marju knew the hidden places, explained various things on the way.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour day. The van was comfortable, the sights beautiful and best of all, our guide was knowledgable, interesting and a had great sense of humor. Highly recommended!
We had a fun day mixing with other travellers and learning about the history of Estonia and Latvia from our guide Marju. Enjoyed seeing the countryside away from Tallinn and having some time in nature. For us the Military museum in Valga was very dated and not to our interest so we would have preferred more time to walk in Cesis and Viljandi, but overall the day was good.
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!
I had limited time so it was the best way to cover more places. Also unlike other group tours, this is in a smaller group which helped to have more personal connect. Guide had lots of interesting stories to share and ensured that no one is getting bored. Lunch place was also a very well chosen one.
If you are wanting to see and learn about life and history outside of the big cities in Estonia and Latvia then this tour bus is a great way to do it. We stopped in a number of villages, national parks and museums and Marju our driver and guide was fantastic with her broad knowledge and insights into life in this part of the world. Is only up to 8 passengers on the tour so easy to ask questions and we met some great fellow travellers from around the world. Highly recommended.
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.
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!
Great way to get from Tallin to Riga. Andres is a perfect guide and a great driver. Stopped at lovely places and met nice folk on trip. Lunch was excellent.
Good 12 hrs day trip from Tallinn to Riga seeing the country side and with a good friendly guide cum driver.
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.
Tour guide was punctual, friendly and entertaining. The tour is probably too long for the sights to be seen. The commentary was well researched and his pride in Latvia obvious. Excellent value for the money. The choice for lunch was excellent. However, we were somewhat dismayed by his manner at the trip end in Riga, just shrugging his shoulders when asked where our hotel was situated. It is the oldest hotel in Riga, his home, and a few minutes from drop off.
Karolis was a great guide who clearly enjoys his job. It was great seeing so many sites between Tallinn and Riga that I wouldn't make it to otherwise.
Intially I was going to take the train until I stumbled on this trip. I am so glad I did this. Do not let the 12 hours duration put you off. The pace was surprisingly relaxing and time flew by. The stops were well spaced out and it was good to stretch the legs from time to time. There were many options for lunch and it was delicious. Lunch was pre-ordered before we arrived so that kept us on schedule. Karolis was entertaining and knowledgeable. Our trip was slightly less than 12 hours but I didn't mind as Karolis picked up on the collective vibe of tiredness in our group of 6. He added his own personal touch which make it memorable.
Very interesting tour with a nice guide. I recommend !
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.
Highly recommend this trip, a great way to get from Tallinn to Riga. Andres, our driver and guide was fantastic and the other 6 people on our trip were very nice. We got to see places we would never have seen, it was very enjoyable..
On a short visit to Estonia and Latvia this is a fabulous way to see a bit more of the country side and towns in between. We also appreciated the opportunity of some nature walks and and excelkent lunch. Our guide Andreas was very good indeed giving us a framework of the Estonian history. We are looking forward to our journey with the group from Riga to Vilnius tomorrow.
Really enjoyed this trip. Kamille was very well informed and made the trip interesting throughout. Her knowledge of Estonian and Latvian history was extensive and made more interesting by personal family recollections. Loved all the places we visited and the activities! Swinging and bob sleigh driving!
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 best way to go from Tallinn to Riga: our guide successfully involved us with historical facts and curiosities. Highly recommended!
It’s great to combine sightseeing with getting me from Riga to Tallinn
It’s the best option for Tallinn-Riga trip. Laura (LT) made the journey very enjoyable. Great experience, I recommend it.
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!!!
We were incredibly lucky to have Mike as our guide. The tour was extremely well organised and it was particularly nice to be guided by someone who clearly cares about their job and is passionate about his country and the subjects he is talking about. The tour is fantastic value for money and a great way to meet other travellers. Contrary to what other reviewers have said, the hotel lunch stop has quite a good range of vegetarian options and the meal was excellent value for money. I would recommend taking some snacks though as there is a long time between lunch and the end of the tour! A long day but well worth it. Paldies Mike for all your hard work.
She is nice and very good!!
I really enjoy taking the train as I travel Europe but this is not so convenient in the Baltic states. Thanks to the internet, I found this option to travel from Tallinn to Riga - TravellerEE. What a fun journey, our guide/driver Mikel sang Latvian folks songs and told us lots of tales as we stopped in several wonderful locations. Clearly he is passionate about his country and his enthusiasm makes the day fly by. It's 12 hours so we got some nap time in the van between stops. We had a wonderful lunch in Valga and we ended with a colorful sunset at the bobsled place combined with hot air balloons flying close by. My fellow travelers were interesting, fun, and adventurous strangers from Italy, England and Mexico(retired Americans). All of them making the journey a wonderful memory. Looking forward to my next journey - Riga to Vilnius trip.
We had a fun group of fellow travellers who made the most of every stop. Mikelis led us in swinging, hiking, singing and eating. He is full.of history and legends and passion for his country. I learned so much about the culture and the stories behind it. Delicious lunch stop. I never would have seen all these places, had all these experiences and made new friends for a day if I had not taken this tour.
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.
A great way to get to know the Estonian and Latvian countryside, history, culture and traditions. The five stops are all really different and show the full variety the Baltic countries have to offer. I can thoroughly recommend Laura as an excellent and charming guide who never tired of answering all our questions.
We decided to enjoy this tour to discover something else in addiction to the main cities of Estonia and Latvia. That turned out to be the best choice, because we had the chance to visit really cool places and Laura was a really good tour guide. She was able to answer to any kind of question we asked her and they were many and about multiple topics. It was a really pleasant one-day journey experience!
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!
Super enjoyable trip with the right mix of sightseeing and storytelling. Anna is a great guide and kept us engaged throughout the trip. This is a great way to get from Tallinn to Riga, and a must-do in order to get a flavour of the Estonian and Latvian countrysides, stories, histories, and generally to visit places that might not otherwise fall on your itineraries. What made the trip extra special was listening to stories the nations' independence struggle on a day that was also the Indian independence day.
Excellent private tour from Tallinn to Riga, everything was perfect and interesting: the organization, the place we visited, the spacious minibus, the excellent restaurant, and many fun moments. Special thanks to Karolis, our guide, he is a good guide and driver and he was very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. Regards, Marco
We are a couple with a small kid and have joined the private tour from Riga to Trakai. We have followed the suggested itenerary and visited several places of Latvia and Lithuania. Our guide, Mike, is very knowledgeable and explain plenty of history and culture of both countries. We are particularly interested in the modern history of Latvia and he did share a lot his understaning and view to us. We also learnt more about Latvians and thanks so much for his singing. We can truely feel the strong cultural atmosphere of the country and the happiness of the singing nation. We do recommend to join this tour. It is not only sight-seeing but also a much better way to know more about the culture and society of the baltic areas.
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!!
Riding with an Estonian from Estonia into Latvia is quite the humorous experience, not to mention our group became fast friends. At the end of the day we were asking where the time had gone, and considering it was a 12 hour journey-I’d say that’s quite the testament to our time together exploring ruins, swinging, and walking on a bobsled track. And would you believe as we arrived in Riga we had a large and vibrant rainbow welcoming us, you’d almost think it was a planned part of the tour.
Our guide Laura was amazing. She was very passionate and knowledgeable. The tour took us to many great sights, and made me learn a lot about the two countries. No reason to hesitate if you're travelling from Tallinn to Riga.
Excellent day with our tour guide Katerina, mini bus was spacious and it was a small group as previously stated in reviews. K taught us about the history of Estonia and interesting facts and myths of the 2 countries. There was also time for fun on the Estonian Swing, Bob sleigh track and we were lucky to be in Viljandi when the music festival was on. Being a pair of vegetarians due to animal suffering we were not keen on the restaurant due to the stuffed animals etc but take a picnic and eat in the park next to it to avoid this. Fantastic trip, lovely to hear where the other 5 travellers were from and worked etc Well worth the experience.
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.
This is a fantastic way to get from Tallinn to Riga. There is plenty to see on the way; all the stops are interesting. Kristel made the journey fun - she encouraged us all to have a try on an Estonian swing which was great fun. It was a hot day - water was provided and we had plenty of time to stroll around each place of interest. We liked the small group size. I can recommend Kristel - she was very knowledgable and a great guide.
A nice quiet and interesting trip with a helpful and professional guide
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.
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.
It was a great way to see both Estonia and Latvia in addition to the capital cities. Perfect amount of stops; walking around was great. The bus was very comfortable. Excellent lunch! Our guide was amazing, and shared a lot of information about the countries. I wish we could stop at a farm or small village to see locals. Otherwise, I highly recommend the tour to anyone!
tour molto ben organizzato durante il tragitto Tallin-Riga Io l ho prenotato già dall Italia, mi hanno mandato informazioni su dove trovarci per la partenza.Puntuali e precisi, le guide preparate e spiritose. Si fanno 5 tappe per visitare posti interessanti. malgrado le 12 ore di viaggio è stato piacevole ed interessante. Consigliato!!!
The tour guide was very professional and friendly. I was so impressed by the bobsleigh track in Sigulda, definitely worth seeing.
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.
I used this tour to go from Tallinn to Riga. It was really worth while doing it. We saw little villages that I could not have seen if I had only stayed in the capitals. The guide was very friendly and we stopped in a nice restaurant where we had a very nice lunch. I really recommand this guided tour. I don't remember the name of the guide (sorry). She was Lituanian and very nice.
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!
It was an interesting tour and I was fascinated by the countryside, small town and heritages of both countries! Anna was a great tour guide that she is very knowledgeable in both Esotina and Latvia cultures. She can tell you a lot of very interesting local stuffs. The whole tour would be perfect if we could have more time on each site.
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....
Ideale per andare da Tallin a Riga con 5 fermate nei luoghi interessanti il tutto in 12 ore ma e le guide che ti accompagnano in questo tour sono puntuali preparate e molto molto simpatiche. brave!!!! grazie a loro abbiamo potuto capire qualcosa in più di questi paesi!!! la nostra guida era KATRIN bravissima.
I would highly recommend this tour as it accomplishes a lot in quite a short period of time all the while being transported from one city to another. It is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, and quite frankly I’d suggest this tour as the best means of transportation from Tallinn to Riga or between any of the Baltic capitals. Our tour guide, Anna, was amazing and knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and really made the trip enjoyable.
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
An absolute must if you choose to travel between Tallinn and Riga. Our guide, the lovely Catlin, was so knowledgeable on the history of the Baltics and we were informed, and entertaining, along the way. Don’t be put off by the thought of 12 hours in a mini bus. We were on the road for about 5 hours as the trip was broken up with stops at towns (look out for strawberries), a museum, a beautiful stroll in a country park with a magnificent lunch in a hotel (complete with some interesting wildlife!). We suggest you try the wild boar main course if you’ve never had it before. You will arrive having learned so much more about Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania than you would have from a train or plane window. 10/10 from us.
A nice way to discover both Estonia and Latvia in a day trip. Interesting points to stop over and excellent guide - Anna !
The alternative to this 12-hour tour ride for myself, my wife and our 9-year-old was the 4.30h simple big bus one that covers the distance between Tallinn and Riga. The big bus would be a waste of our time and we were very happy that we chose the day tour. We got to know so much of the history of Estonia and Latvia and see great locations. Our guide, Anna, was always so nice, energetic and peaceful at the same time. We really thought it is amazing such a young girl shows this much responsibility, pride and excitement for what she is doing. Even my non-English speaking 9-year-old daughter was always interested in what she was saying and could communicate through smiles. Thank you!
Very nice tour with interesting stops and many facts about the history of Estonia and Latvia.
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.
Triin made us visit significant places, telling in a touching and ironic way the history of her country
Kathy was an excellent guide and explained very well all the beautiful sites we visited
It was a nice trip with a nice guide. He had a lot of stories to tell with a great bunch of knowledge. In our opinion maybe sometimes a bit too much information. For example in Gauja NP we would have liked to hike on our own instead of getting a guided tour. Furthermore the tour was too long for us. The last destinations were not that interesting to us anymore. It would be nicer to arrive in Riga earlier (6/7 pm) and skip 2 destinations.
Beautiful tour. All perfect.
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!
Our guide, Katlin, was super friendly and knowledgeable. She brought a lot of energy to the excursion and wove in stories from her own family to help bring the history alive for us. She helped us learn the Estonian sport of swinging! Even during the driving, she shared helpful information and projected her voice well so that people in the back of the van could hear her clearly. I found the stops on this tour a bit less interesting and enjoyable than the stops on the tour from Riga to Vilnius. Nothing to do with the guide -- it's just what was available to see on each tour.
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.
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.
It's a no-brainer. Completly worth your money if you are to travel between the two baltic countries capitals. Taking this tour bus is a great idea and concept, and I can only imagine how boring would it be to travel from Tallin to Riga (or vice-versa) before this option was available. This is what travelling is all about. Meeting other like minded travellers, discovering such different places as a military museum, a beautiful forest or a medieval city, listening to interesting stories and legends about local folklore, and overall making good use of your time! The tour guide was kind, amiable and also hilarious (Thank you Karolis!). I couldn't expect more. I had a great time and arrived at my destination on time and with a day full of good experiences. Surely an option to try again if the opportunity arises.
I really don't know what you could do better, and our guide was exceptional
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. :-)
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.
Professional and good staff, we received many and interesting information all over the way. Nice views
We were hoping to see more of the Baltic countries and gain an insight into the people of this region and we were not disappointed! Our very capable and friendly driver/guide Anna was very knowledgeable and the stops were weĺl thought out and evenly spread out during the day. We both thoroughly recommend this company for a very enjoyable and interesting way of travelling between Tallinn and Riga. In fact we will be travelling with the same company and with Anna again tomorrow on the Riga/Vilnius leg!
Our guide was very resourceful. He was full of interesting information that he shared with us along the way. His wide ranging background really added to our experience. He was able to give us insightful comments on the geology, geography, social history, and ecology of the Baltics as we went along. It added greatly to our Baltic experience. The lunch food and venue was stunning. In addition, our guide shared some local foods with us. I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour, with no reservations!!
Absolutely great tour guide from Estonia who was studying history and therefore had great knowledge and lots of fun facts and jokes, also a very good driver and I felt very safe in her car. Well air conditioned and comfy minibus. Interesting stops and it was nice to eat lunch as a group, although lunch was quite late. Arrived to Riga on time. Maybe it would have been better to have had more independence at some of the stops so we could have gone off and explored further if different members of the tour walk at different paces. Would have preferred to have explored valga instead of going to the museum
So glad we took this tour to Riga. The whole experience was fun from start to finish. The only disappointment was that we didn't book onto the Riga to Vilnius trip as well.
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!
While some of the information from Lahemma was repeated for this tour, we thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Andres who made it even more interesting. Perhaps there should be an 8hr option instead of of 12, as not all the sites were of equal value.
We decided to take this day tour from Tallinn to Riga so we could see sights along the way but also save time. Mikeliswas a great driver and guide and gave us plenty of information along the way at stops. We had 7 in our van and decided not to stop at tge Bobsled to get to Riga in time. Mikelis also entertained us with his Latvian singing. We would recommend this tour but please be aware it is 9am to 9pm.
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!
I highly recommend this tour! Our guide Karolis was terrific... Excellent, safe driver, and very passionate about his work. I loved the sandstone cliffs and forest walk, as well as the stops in the medieval cities and the walk down the bobsleigh track! As other reviewers have stated, do not let the 12-hour length of this tour keep you from signing up for the experience. The time flies with the interesting stories from the guide and the wonderful stops. Unforgettable day!
This tour was an incredible way of learning more about both countries as well as seeing sights you just would not have been able to see otherwise. Highlights include the cliff walk with steps (taken at a gentle pace), the historical towns and the final stop at the bobsleigh track! Our guide was fantastic - very knowledgable and able to answer all our questions. It was a pleasure to have been on his tour. We have taken away some amazing memories!
The guide (Katrin) was very well informed about Histroy, places, folklore, etc. of the places we've been. We strongly suggest to do this tour, 'cause it's for sure the BEST WAY to travel form Tallinn to Riga, learning new things & seeing interessting places. And it's cheap!!
The guide was very professional to tell the history of Art Nouveau architectures in Riga, it really makes me impressed. Each building is so unique and all of them are mixture styles. If u want to go sightseeing outside of the riga old town, u must attend the excellent walking tour; if u r interested in architectures and aesthetics, it's the best reason for u to attend it!
The trip was fun and I learned a lot from our guide.
This trip was a great way to see and get a better feel of Estonia and Latvia other than only visiting the capital cities. And if you get Juri as a guide, he can answer any question about any subject past and present related to the two countries. He is a wealth of information; proud and passionate about his country. Very personable too. Really had an enjoyable day/trip with him.
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!
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!
Getting to know all about the Baltics' history and culture. Our tour guide Kamile is really enthusiastic about and have a background in the Baltics culture, therefore gave us really informative stories. The tour involved some walking around, but it wasn't tiring, and the lunch was great!
Interesting, long day with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Good food, vehicle and safe driving.
Jüri was our driver and my wife and I had a great time during our day trip. He was very knowledgeable about both countries and the history of the area. There was plenty of water (very helpful because of the hot weather) and he was an excellent driver. Would highly recommend! My wife and I have been traveling the world full time for more than three years and he may have been the most knowledgeable tour guide we've ever had.
My daughter and I are so glad we took the tour! We would have otherwise missed out on amazing locations/towns and interesting spots that we would’ve never thought to visit. Linne, our guide, was amazing! Such a bright and fun personality and she had a wealth of information to share. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the route and all of the places we stopped to visit. We highly recommend this tour!
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!
Hong-Kong, Phillipines and Germany in one bus for 12 hours and we had fun right from the beginning! Learn something about history of the Baltics while travelling from Tallinn to Riga and see towns, castles and nature park! Karolis our guide was wonderful, drove carefully, took good care of us and gave interesting information on every stop while not boring us with lectures and knowledge. Just perfect, strongly recommended! Thanks!
This tour is a great way to not only travel from Tallinn to Riga, but also see something of Estonia and Latvia on the way! The tours are done in small groups, so it is quite a personal experience (you're not a sheep in a herd of tourists!) and you have plenty of opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about the two countries. Our guide really knew her stuff and her guiding was very informative and well-done. We stopped at two picturesque small towns, some ruins, a national park, a military museum and a bobsleigh track - a diverse mix that gives you a little overview over the countries! I felt I was in good hands and will highly recommend this tour to friends and colleagues.
Je recommande ! Merci à notre guide Mike, pour ses informations, sa disponibilité et sa grande gentillesse !
It was very nice and a very efficient way of traveling from Tallinn to Riga. The stops were very interesting and it was a great way for tourists to see other parts of the country and not only the capital. Karol, our guide was extremely nice and very friendly and looked after us very well. Highly recommend!
Great experience.A lot to take in. I hope we have the correct name.Our guide was first rate.He worked very hard.Anne &Michael
Stopped at enough places to make the trip interesting. Lunch at the hunting lodge was delish
We have booked this tour and are really very happy about this decision. The tour offers a maximum of travelling experience for a reasonable price and thus provides you with value for money. Our guide Laura was very capable and friedly and did a great job to make this tour memorable. The interesting stopovers, the good lunch, the timing, everything was very well organised. All in all, a perfect way to travel from Tallinn to Riga 😀
The trip was a lot of fun. I love running around old castles and this provided not one but two such stops!
Stopped by a few otherwise would have been cumbersome to see spots along the way. Viljanda and Cesis were my favourite!!
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.
Friendly, good food on the way., pleasant journey 🎉
Great way of getting from Tallinn to Riga, really enjoyed seeing the countryside and especially the mini hike in the national park. Kert was lovely, full of fascinating information and very friendly, he made every effort to let us take nice photos en route. Excellent food at the lunch stop! Thank you
Good company, interesting places to visit, knowledgeable guide. Great way to travel between Tallin and Riga
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!
Great tour. A really nice way to get between Estonia and Latvia. The tour guide deserves a special shoutout for adding a lot of character and history to all of our stops. I would highly recommend it!
It's absolutely a fun way to make the trip between Tallinn and Riga! We had a nice guide which told us a lot about the countries and their history.
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.
What a great little tour, organised by a lovely professional company. We travelled on the Tallinn to Riga Day Tour and had the amazing Kristel as our guide. It was a small group tour of 8 people which was awesome. Although the distance travelled was a long way (12 hours) we were able to see the countrysides of Estonia & Latvia a long the way with great stops on route to give you a great taste of this amazing area. Kristel's knowledge was as good as her friendly nature and she was only to happy to answer any questions you had. The lunch stop was delicious and reasonably priced. Bonus that you fitted in our luggage as we were travelling one way. Thank you again for a great day and great service. Cheers Karen & Lauren
The tour was a great way to see what is outside of the tourist areas of Tallinn and Riga. We had several stops where we could get out of the van and learn about the history of the region culturally and politically. We were also able to stop and pick up farm fresh strawberries for the van which were delicious. In reading other comments that were a bit hesitant on the variety of food from the restaurant I found that to be misleading. The restaurant offered several vegetarian options and with notice could make other items without meat. The food was very good and a great stop. We particularly liked the walk through the forest and the bobsled track. We would highly recommend this trip to those interested.
We took a tour between Riga and Tallin and Kamile was our tour guide, bus driver and our walking talking purveyor of information. We had a great time on this tour and would recommend it to everyone. Kamile comes from the area and has great insight and personal connection which really put things in context. The stops were perfect covering a bit of everything you would want to see history, nature, good food and bobsleighs. We had a lot of fun learning about the area and the time slipped by without even realising. We would like to thank Kamile for the great time we had during the tour.
Fantastic trip, informative, quirky, fun. The trip was made by our guide Kamile - she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, interested (and interesting), responsive to people's needs. And a superb driver. Yes there is some (well a moderate degree) of walking but all easy. Leave plenty of room for the lunch stop
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!
Taking this tour was a great decision, we learned a lot about both countries and arrived comfortably. Marju was a great guide and knew how to answer all our questions.
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.
We did two tours with Tallinn Traveller Tours: the one to Lahemaa National Parc and the Tallinn-Riga-Tour. We enjoyed both tours very much. Our guides Alfred and Krsstel were very nice and knowledgable, and the stops are a great combination between nature and culural sightseeing. It's a quite relaxed way to see a bit of the country since someone else is doing the driving and planning. We would definetly recommend both tours.
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.
We had a great time! Triin was exceptional. Her enthusiasm and knowledge helped us enjoy our experience. We would highly recommend this to all!
We had a great time with Laura. She really impressed us with her level of knowledge.
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.
Wonderful ride/tour from Tallin to Riga. On time, interesting stops, and very educational. Excellent guide. Worth the time.
What an amazing day, Laura was fantastic in her knowledge about all of our stops and the Estonian history and always had answers whilst make into the whole day fun and entertaining, cannot recommend enough
A very nice way to travel between cities!
We had an incredible journey with a personable highly knowledgeable guide Laura. Would recommend this tour to others.
I took the Tallinn to Riga tour on July 12, and guide Laura was great. She provided lots of great insights into the five stops we had. I highly recommend taking the sightseeing tour from Tallinn to Riga (or vice versa) if you are going that way and have some time. This is a concept that should expand throughout Europe and even the world. Usually, with a day tour, you end up in the same place you started. It's like a two for one, being able to take the day tour and also reach your destination.
Out trip from Tallinn to Riga wad amazing. In fact it was just a way to get from A to B in the first place, but little did we know it would be such a great experience. We saw a lot of great places and the enthusiastic Laura told us some great stories about both Estonia and Latvia. Thanks Laura!
We totally enjoyed this travel - a small group of kindred travellers, an expert guide and time to view sights and learn detailed history and perspectives from a local.
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.
From Riga to Vilnius we booked a private tour. This allowed us to visit sites we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Our exceptional guide, Laurynas, took us to amazing locations, treating us like friends the whole time. We asked him questions and he asked us questions. The experience was a mutually connecting cultural exchange. He shared local folk music, local foods, and a playlist to match the sites. Thank you for showing us around the country.
Kamile treated us to a special tour of local sites. The restaurant served excellent local cuisine. She made suggestions to match our tastes. She enjoyed telling us the history of the country. The military muesum might appear "cheesy" but look closer, and realize the context.
Anna was fantastic. There ended up only myself and another couple which was brilliant. We saw a wide range of sites and it made the travel fun and exciting. We were well taken care of. I also got to play my music the whole way and the lunch was lovely!
It was nice to do the trip with a small group and stop at beautiful places you otherwise wouldn’t see if you are just travelling by normal bus. I know a lot more of the country thanks to this and off course thanks to Anna. She really knows a lot and is comforting everyone so we all could have a trip to remember!
We did the private tour from Tallinn to Riga. It was the best way to see everything in between the two cities. From quaint little towns to lush forests. The amazing sceneries along the journey was eye opening and most importantly. Kamile our lovely driver/guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. Absolutely highly recommended and opt for the private tour option should budget allows.
This 12 hour journey from Tallinn to Riga is the best way to travel between the 2 cities if you are not in a hurry. The pace of the trip is quite easy, there are a lot of stops (5 in all if my memory serves well), so you don't stay too much at once in the minivan. All the stops are cool and in each of them Anna told us lots of things about them and the history of the 2 countries. She was an excellent driver, enternainer and story teller, as well as group photographer. We have some really nice moments that took place during the trip that we'll remember for a long time.
Some interesting stops. All nice, interesting stops with a variety of things to see - nature, ancient history, more recent history. The food at lunch was good too! Our guide, Anna was very friendly and accommodating.
Great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga. It is beautiful country side and there are some great old towns and castle ruins to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, she made the day very fun.
Lovely guide - very helpful and knowledgeable!
The tour is really nice. Andres is very knowledgable about the Estonian area and the history and he has a lot of funny little joke and story to keep us entertained. The locations the tour took us on the way is also quite interesting and we would never know of such interesting places if not for the tour. 5/5, you will definitely get your money worth with this tour.
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.
Jaan was a terrific guide. He’s from Estonia and knew so much history. He accommodated everyone on the tour and was so gracious. We saw sights I’d never have seen on a regular bus. I especially liked Cēsis and the Soviet era bobsled track. Also spending a half day with people from all over the world and then eating lunch with them was also a brilliant experience. Worth every penny.
Kätlin was a great guide and driver. She told us about the history, geography and culture of Latvia and Estonia in a humorous way.
We booked this tour primarily to get from Tallin to Riga. Little did we know it would be one of the best days of our trip. Triin was so enthusiastic, funny and entertaining. She made the trip seem short. We stopped at many places we otherwise would never have seen. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Triin!
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.
This was a highlight of our trip. Kristel was fantastic, & extremely knowledgeable. Pleasant company on the tour, great lunch & seeing some excellent sites (13th century castles, military museum, baltic countryside, etc.) worked a treat for us.
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
We loved seeing the beautiful town of Cēsis, going to the National Park and the Bobsled training facility. The only negative was, while our guide was very nice, he seemed very inexperienced, his stories wander a quite a bit, and he was only able to answer pretty basic questions. He should definitely have given us an overview of the day at the beginning of the day and let us know how much time it was going to take to get to the next destination.
The journey started promptly at agreed time,. There were three other travellers on the tour from Texas besides me and my partner. Our guide was Karolis who was very attentive, informing us about places we stopped and answering questions about culture, history etc. We stopped an old town with great views over a river, at a museum of military vehicles, , walked around a medieval town which was preparing for a festival, walked to limestone cliffs by a river In woods which was lovely as it was a hot day and lastly visited a toboggan run, being able to walk down the top section. We stopped for lunch in a pleasant restaurant having preordered our food which was tasty and reasonably priced. All together we had a fun and interesting day, visiting places we wouldn’t have seen if caught a direct bus and able to chat to other travellers. A brilliant day with a great guide.
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!
A good trip south to Riga with a bunch of like people. Great lunch too.
We were so pleased with our guide, admired her knowledge and sense of humour.
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.
Loved our trip. Anna was very knowledgeable and made the day interesting and fun. My favourite was the walk through the forest to see the sand cliffs and wild Blueberries growing.
Karolis was great. Knowledgeable, funny, engaging. And he is an excellent driver. The itinerary was well balanced in terms of types of activitues and number. Thanks for the adventures!
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.
Olga was great. She efficiently took us through Riga old town covering all the important parts while customizing the tour to our particular interests. Thank yoi Olga!
There is a lot to see in between Tallinn and Riga. It was a long day, but well worth it. We enjoyed quaint towns, castle ruins, sandstone cliffs, and even a bobsleigh track. Our guide, Mike, took good care of us.
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
Our driver and tour guide Anna was friendly, enthusiastic, passionate and very knowledgeable about the region from Tallinn to Riga. We loved the history, the views and all the stops along the way. Especially the town of Cesis, the walk to the white sandstone cliffs and down the bob sled. Thank-you for a great day.
This was such a fantastic way to travel from Tallinn to Riga, while seeing sights in between. All these sights were locations we had heard about, but ones that we could not conveniently visit on our own. This tour gave us a little bit of time at all of them, all while learning from our guide about history and about her country, Latvia. Would recommend this tour to anyone!
Tour was well organized from the greeting at Tallinn to the guide and the car. Enjoyed learning about the history of this part of the world. The 5 stops were well placed and informative. My favorite was the town of Ceres and the stop at the bob track. Lunch was at a great restaurant and the selection and quality of the lunch was top class. Our guide Karel/Karolis (not sure I spelled this correctly!) from Lithuania was great and had nice stories about the history of the Baltic countries. Definitely a highly recommended trip!
I am so glad that I found this tour to travel from Tallinn to Riga. It not only brought me to Riga but also showed me several beautiful places on the way, especially the national park!! I love it so much!! my tour guide was Anna, she was so energetic for the whole trip, super friendly to everyone and very knowledgeable for the history. I would definitely recommend her and this tour!!
The tour from Tallinn to Riga was very well conceived. It covered many miles yet had frequent stops of historical-cultural significance to break up the distances covered. Why not just hop on the bus? Because you would not see the bee caves. You would not learn about Nazi and then Soviet occupations and atrocities. You would not share a lovely lunch with Kristel, the guide from heaven. She drives the van very safely, she understands her subject, and she intuitively knows her clientele. What a marvelous eye-opening way to learn about Estonian and Latvian history and culture. Okay, I got the tour; I got the experience AND still I would go again. Please don’t miss this opportunity. We are from Santa Cruz, California and are not impressed easily. This one nailed us.
This was a great way to get to Riga. I got to see several places I never would have stopped if I had rented a car and learned a ton more! The guide was super fun and I really enjoyed meeting the other people.
We'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.
We started the tour late in the day hence we didn’t get to go to quite a few places. However the places we went to were nice and enriching.
We learned a lot about the history of the Baltic states, and we felt it more personal as our guide Anna shared her family stories during the Soviet times and German occupation. Overall we had a great time and I did not regret taking this tour!
We've stop at very interesting places. I felt I needed half and hour more in Viljandi to explore the village
What an interesting adventure! I never would have seen any of the places that we went to if it weren't for this tour. Definitely consider it if you are traveling between Riga and Tallinn. Beats the train and bus every day.
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!
Nice to meet friendly people traveling and to also learn the history of Estonia during this adventure.
We loved our tour from Tallinn down to Riga! We were able to see and learn so much which would not have been possible if we had just gone directly between the cities. Our guide, Marju, was wonderful— very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. We loved the variety of stops— highlights were giant swing and bobsleigh! We also liked the different small towns and the National Park walk! Thanks for a great experience and giving us the chance to learn more about these two countries. We really didn’t know much about this region before we came and this tour opened our eyes to a lot! Thanks!
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.
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.
We had a wonderful trip with our excellent guide who was knowledgeable and humorous in equal part. Saw lots of interesting countryside and places you wouldn’t normally see when just visiting big cities
The sightseeing tour bus from Tallinn to Riga was very enjoyable and allowed us the chance to see more of Estonia and Latvia than just emerging in the big cities. It also allowed us the chance to spend a day with a very good guide, Kristel, and ask questions while enjoying the views and sights. My wife and I would definitely do this again.
We booked a private tour for 12 people and we had Heleena and Anna as our guides. They were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable throughout the tour. We had enough time to take pictures and the tour was very relaxed. Thanks so much for the great tour.
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.
I really enjoyed the day trip from Tallinn to Riga. There was a lot of driving involved but it was a lot preferable to getting a flight. Really enjoyed the hike through the National Park and being able to walk down the bobsleigh track!
We had such a fantastic time on our tour! We saw so much more of Estonia and Latvia than would have been possible otherwise, learnt a lot about the region’s history, thanks to our guide Triin, and found the experience a wonderful one.
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!
We had a private tour with 5 adults and 3 children. The tour was interesting, but did lack a little pizazz. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but it felt more like a transportation service than a guided tour. The mini-van was really too small for the size of our group, and it was not as clean as I would have expected. I would, however, recommend this trip as a great way to get from Tallinn-Riga! Much more interesting that any other form of travel, and more intimate than a big bus tour. Overall we were satisfied with our trip, we’d just have enjoyed it more with a bigger vehicle and more enthusiasm from our guide.
Anders was super nicely guided this tour. Highly recommended:) don't miss it
Though I can’t say I thought the stops we made were terribly worth seeing (as opposed to just taking a direct bus), it was still a fun day, largely because our guide, Anna, was so lovely. She clearly loves her home country of Latvia, and it was a pleasure to learn about it from her. She made the bus ride as fun as possible, and was an excellent driver. If you don’t have much time and would like to see more of Estonia and Latvia besides the capitals, this is a nice option
Collect by Kert and Ian in Tallinn, two really nice guys who were so easy to talk to . They told us about the history of Latvia and Estonia and everything inbetween. It was a beautiful day and the guides brought us to Parnu and we did some shopping , had our lunch and later went swimming in the Baltic... Amazing. We made the most of our last day and we were dropped off at the Riga airport , happy and satified that we got to see so much.
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.
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.
We enjoyed our trip. The guide was amazing and gave insights of all the places enroute. Totally recommend.
Andres is such a humorous and wonderful guide. We enjoyed listening to history from him, very inspiring. Also we had a ridiculously tasty lunch. This tour is packed with unsurpassed natural beauty and historical sites. We had so much fun and glad that we had visited many picturesque places on our way from Tallinn to Riga!
We are a group of 4 pairs and booked a full day tour with traveller tours from Tallinn to Riga. Our driver was Andres and the bus was pretty new and comfortable. The drive included some stops on interresting places , like ruins, old castle, museeum , cliffs a.s.o.. when we arrived in Riga we were already tired from the long drive. Andres was a very good driver and guide .
(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!
We really enjoyed our tour with Marju. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and provided great information on history as well as authentic experiences and tips as a local. I was not sure if I would enjoy the tour since it is about 11-12hours in and out of a van, but it turned out to be a nice way to get to Riga, plus you get to visit some nice places along the way.
Did the tour on 28th with Marii (I think), who's a history student. The tour was great, she was very informative at every site, drove safely, and gave us a lot of information. Would recommend this tour again.
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.
I rarely leave reviews, but want to give a shout out to Katlin who was just awesome. She was warm, funny, informative, and a total pro. In terms of the itinerary itself, I thought the military museum and/or the bobsleigh track could have been scratched in favour of having a bit more free time in Cēsis.
I got to see places in Estonia and Latvia that I would not have seen had I flown or taken a regular intercity bus. Our driver/guide, Liine, was pleasant and knowledgeable, a very enjoyable tour and great value for money!
This was a very unique experience, taking you to locations the average traveler would never see. Though I really enjoyed the tour guide, absolutely wonderful, since I did not have a lot of time to see Tallinn and Riga (only 4.5 days), I don't know if I would recommend this tour for someone on a tight time frame. The sites are pretty, especially the first one in Viljandi, but after that are a little nondescript. Certainly a great tour if you love quaint, little towns!
The only way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Great tour guide. Thanks Liine.
Great tour, amazing information about the history and area. Really gave me a better understanding of Estonia and Latvia than just passing by the capitals.
What a fun tour. It was 12 hours long but didn’t feel like it at all. Lots of castles, and museums and a national park. Oh, and a bobsled track!
This was a pretty full day of travelling. I didn't find it tiring, and was really happy to be on a minibus with other travellers. We saw so much in the day and I really loved this aspect of it. If you were going to do this alone, it would take a few days, so in that sense it's good value for money. The guide was very awkward. Didn't make effort to bring the group together, get to know any of us, and wasn't really very knowledgeable when asked questions. We were rushed around a lot, and we arrived in Riga about 2 hours ahead of schedule. I think this trip needs a lot of work
We had Andres as our guide. He was knowledgable and friendly. It was great having a mini tour at each stop with a proper tour guide. At one point the van started beeping and he said it beeps all the time but we should stop to check it - and it really was a flat tire! After changing it, I think we were still able to fit in all the planned stops. This is by far the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga. It’s so good I’m doing the same trip from Riga to Vilnius! Don’t worry if the trip has it been confirmed, they said quite often people sign up last minute, so hang in there! Someone on our trip book it months in advance and they only got the minimum number needed for the trip the day before the trip!
love it, got to paddle in a river and walk down part of a bobsleigh track!
We only had a week to explore and this tour was the perfect way to see more of Estonia and Latvia, learn more of the history and meet great people! Liine was fanstastic and we had so much fun! Definitely recommend this tour.
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.
It was a good day. The guide was smart, funny, and very beautiful. I will be visiting Daugavpils tomorrow to see the Rothko Museum and view works by the well-known Latvian/American artist; all on her suggestion! I am curious as to what other tours you offer. Thanks...it was fun.
I liked very much the tour. We had almost a little bit of everything and the lunch was really good. If I could change some things about the tour, I would like to see more about Latvia's and Estonia's traditions - from cooking to artcrafts, etc... Those curious traditions, diferents from other countries traditions. Marju is someone who can envolve everyone in the tour. She is very polite and secure of what she is talking about and always trying to make everyone feeling confortable. I've worked as a tourist guide before at Oporto (Portugal) and sometimes it was quite difficult to envolve everyone... Important thing: We didn't got late to anywhere. Everything was made on time without 'running'. I would recomend this tour to a friend.
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.
A pleasant way to explore Estonia and Latvia country side. We had 6 adults , 2 kids and 14 luggages. We found the pacing and the stops are quite appropriate for the 5-hour driving time.
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.
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.
Great guide (Andres), fun sights and tons of snow!
We travelled from Tallin to a small town in Latvia’s north, Mazsalaca. 5 of us and our guide Liine through a wintery, dramatic landscape. It was one of the best trips ever because as we drove Liine gave us a history lesson that was so wonderful and clear and interesting that even the teenagers were enthralled. Suddenly we were no longer just in a bus, we were part of the crusades or part of the war. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we looked at the world around us with new eyes. I would have gladly turned around and done the trip once more that same day. That’s how good it was. Thank you so much Liine and your wonderful company, I can not recommend you highly enough. Simply brilliant .
Stumbled on this trip while planning our route from Tallinn to Riga. Friendly staff for booking. Kert was our tour guide. He was charming and extremely knowledgable and passionate about culture and history of Estonia and Latvia. This was a very long day but totally worthwhile! Saw some sights we would never see usually. I would recommend this tour as a great way to travel between Tallinn and Riga. Kert for tour guide of the year!!
I went with three other friends and we booked the Tallinn-Riga and the Riga-Vilnus tours with this company and it was incredible! 2 fantastic days with amazing and fun guides. If you are travelling through the Baltic states I cannot recommend this enough. It really gives you an insight into the three countries.
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...
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.
First and foremost, our guide/driver was a dreadful driver. She wasn't confident at all, frequently over-revving the engine and on two occasions, stalling. Her driving was erratic and I didn't feel safe in the vehicle. Secondly, she was not a good public speaker - we had several points in the tour where she would talk to the group about the landmark we were visiting. She didn't come across confident and didn't seem like she knew all that much about the places. Looking round the faces of the group while she was talking, it was evident that other people felt the same. She also at one point said that "the Nazi's didn't seem that bad" and made some fairly disparaging remarks about Russia/Russian people. Thirdly, the division of time at the stops was poor - it was barely worth stopping in the national park to walk a short distance and then go back to the van, and in Cesis, we had only 30 minutes free time - though not a large place, I would have liked to have a bit more time to explore. When we arrived, the castle was already closed, but had we arrived when it was open, we wouldn't have had time to see it anyway. Finally, the restaurant at which the tour stopped had no vegan options - both my partner and I are vegan and this was not mentioned beforehand. We've taken several similar trips in other countries and with other providers - usually mealtimes are factored into the free time at one of the stops, allowing people a choice of restaurants etc to suit dietary requirements. All in all, I don't think the tour represented good value for money, I certainly wouldn't recommend it and I wish that we'd taken the train or a regular coach instead.
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!
We did the Tallinn to Riga tour at the end of September and had Kris as our driver. I have to say this was one of the highlights of our trip to the Baltics and all four of us (Tom, Tim, Michael and me) would like to pass on our thanks to Kris for passing on so much of his knowledge in a friendly and engaging manner. We covered the history of the areas, visited some stunning sights and had some great conversations along the way. Without doubt, this is the best way to get between the two cities. Best of luck with the photojournalism Kris!
During my recent visit to Estonia, I decided to take up the bus tour from Tallinn to Riga. Our guide was Martin, who is friendly, kind and full of knowledge. So far I could understood based up on my experience, you can ask him any questions on history, science, economics, local culture/tradition, food, politics, hidden stunning destinations… in short your best partner in travel. He answered patiently to everyone’s query during our road trip along with his sweet smile. He is certainly the best in his domain and great guide to show you around. Highly recommended!! Thank you Martin for your time and sharing your knowledge.
The tour with Jaan-Kristjan from Riga to Talinn was the best part of our Baltic vacation. Jaan was outgoing, polite, and knowledgeable as a historian-in-training, with a great sense of humor. We not only saw the beautiful countryside of both Latvia and Estonia on the way, but also learned so much about the Baltic history, culture, and customs. Thanks Jaan for the memorable experience and we hope to see you again when we go back to Estonia in the future!
Tour Tallinn - Riga in July: Martin was a great guide, knew this much about culture, history, ... Was really fun listening to him... GREAT TOUR! THANKS!!!!!!
So, we are back from our holidays in Estonia and Latvia! We had a wonderful time there in Tallinn and Riga. Two marvellous cities, very different, but both very likeable. We would like to thank Traveller Tours very much for the interesting and happy journey between the two cities. We enjoyed it a lot and are thankful for the guidance and comments. Our guide was perfect and provided us with some of the most memorable moments of our holidays.
Fantastic day tour, Tallinn-Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus, Highly recommended! First choice for who wants to travel from Tallinn to Riga. I joined this day tour with three friends on 2 June 2016 from Tallinn to Riga with full of fun, amazing country side and historical buildings. Million thanks to our guide, beautiful young lady Miss Olga, she's so friendly and attentive. She made the whole journey so interesting and filled with enthusiasm. She had a very good knowledge of everything and drove very well. I loved listening to her introducing the plant, history of the beautiful villages and the culture. The route fits everyone, young and elderly people. Compare travelling to those sightseeing points by ourselves, this tour makes everything easier, saving lots of time and money. We had 8 people and our guide, totally 9 persons in this trip, on a 10-seater car. Enough space for storing the luggage. I booked this tour a month before the day to go on the website and it could also be booked at Tallinn Tourist Information Center.
On May 31 took the tour from Tallinn to Riga. Great tour with a great guide - Jaan.
My husband and I took the Sightseeing Bus Tour from Riga to Tallinn and it was really interesting to learn so much about Latvia and Estonia and getting to see places that we would have missed out on otherwise. Triin, our guide, was truly awesome. She made this trip fun, went out of her way e.g. let us taste a typical Estonian drink and gave us a lot of tips for restaurants, bars, clubs etc. that locals go to so that we had the great chance to get an authentic experience of Tallinn. I can only highly recommend this tour, I would take it again!
My boyfriend and I went on the 12hr Tallinn to Riga sightseeing bus tour with Kriss. We had a lot of fun, despite the temperamental Baltic weather! Kriss was friendly, fun and informative. The day was really interesting with beautiful scenery and lots of information about the history of Estonia and Latvia. We could have just got a 4 1/2 hour bus with no guide but are really glad we opted for the sightseeing tour because it was much more interesting way to travel between countries and we saw more of the Estonian and Latvian countryside and places of interest. Thanks Kriss and traveller tours!
We booked the 12 h tour Riga to Tallinn. It was amazing. Thx to Liine. We had a lot of fun. Torsten, Berlin
My husband and I just finished the day tour from Tallinn to Riga with Kris. He is one of the best guides we have ever had, very patient and knowledgable.
My husband and I took the bus tour from Tallin to Riga in late August. It was amazing. We had a great time, the scenery was very beautiful. It did not feel like a whole day bus drive because we would stop and look at different sights. The guide was knowledgeable and for lunch he took us to restaurant that had delicious food. We were satisfied that we booked this tour, otherwise we would miss out on seeing some of the amazing sights.
Did the transfer tour from Riga to Tallinn with Kalev, that was very professional and informative! Going through the countryside of Latvia and Estonia opened up my travel route in Baltic countries and gave me a fuller picture beyond capital cities of Riga and Taliinn. (Sigulda and Viljandi are awesome ^_^) Because it was a public holiday in Estonia, Kalev tried very hard to contact museums and restaurants and drive extra miles for us to see as much as possible. And he answered our many many questions on anything large or small. Thanks a lot for your effort, Kalev!
I took their first day trip to Riga and I'm so glad I chose that option instead of the normal 5 hour bus. The Estonian and Latvian countryside is so beautiful and I would have missed it all, since this trip follows an alternative road to Riga. Thank you so-so much Tallinn Traveller and Mart for the great day.
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 experience authentic less-discovered destinations.
We want everyone to get personal attention from the guide so we aim to keep our groups rather small.