Dana Cavazos-RushUnited States
Eva-Maria did a FABULOUS job. The rain, wind, and cold couldn't stop us from enjoying a full 5 hour walking tour. Little driving was done so we got from point A to point B faster. She kept our attention at bay ,and our minds wondering and then our appetites feed with an AMAZING lunch. The atmosphere where we ate was eventful, and the food was YUM... So as you can tell all 5 of us enjoyed ourselves very much, and could have stayed longer. Thank you for an amazing time even with the cold weather...
Marty StittUnited States
Eva-Maria is an excellent tour guide!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Tallin. Thank you Eva-Maria for a wonderful experience!! Marty Stitt Houston, Texas
David NortonUnited Kingdom
Debbie LundCALIFORNIA, United States
Eva-Maria is absolutely fantastic! We adored her, she kept our tour interesting and moving at just the right pace. The Viking village is a must see/do if you have kids (mine are 18 & 21 but still kids!! haha) We loved it and the walking tour of old town Tallin was amazing. You will not be disappointed if you book a tour with Eva-Maria, I highly recommend her!!
Harvey FeldmanUnited States
Eva-Maria is an outstanding guide.......very knowledgeable, has a warm, friendly personality, and a good command of English. She prearranged a very memorable visit my wife and I had at the synagogue in Tallinn where we met and spoke with the rabbi. Eva-Maria tailored our tour to accommodate my wife who requires a manual wheelchair, which is not easy to do in a town with many cobblestone streets. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and highly recommend Eva-Maria.
We were a family of 5 and enjoyed wonderful evening Soviet Legacy tour of 3hr with EvaMaria.She was very punctual, knowledgeable and very engaging.She gave us true insight into the day to day life of Estonians before, during and after the Soviet Era and especially interesting to hear was the Singing Revolution and how the Estonians take pride of music in their lives.She also gave us a recommendation to head over to the KGB Headquarter for a 1hr visit they run 2x per day, that was really impressive.
Marina KupershteynUnited States
Maria has in-depth knowledge and passionate in her guiding work. We had enjoyed our 9hrs with her and I would say, you must trust her recommendation for good local food. We gain a few kg from our trip there.
William DrakeUnited States
Quite friendly and very willing to share her candid view of her city, country's history and culture. She actively sought our interests and tailored our time with her to fit those interests. When we return to Tallinn, we would love to meet with her again!
Neil CowardUnited States
Eva-Maria was very knowledgeable and helpful for our visit. We would not have been able to see as much, or learn as much about Tallinn without her insights.
Carl CromeFrilsham, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
A fantastic tour , great to do if on a one day visit if thats all the time you have in Tallinn . plenty of time for old town and a visit to to the viking Village is a must Eva-Maria Is a great guide , excellent english and very very good local knowledge of history and the area This is a very very good tour for children and teenagers as well 5 stears , dont miss it
We visited Tallinn on a cruise ship and decided to book Eva-Maria for a tour rather than taking one of the ship's tours. An excellent decision as we learned more about the lovely country of Estonia than we would have ever done on the ships tours. Eva-Maria is an excellent guide and we very much enjoyed our 5 hour tour with her. Highly recommended
Eric ValloneUnited States
Eva-Maria was the best. She was informative, entertaining, knew the ins and outs of Tallinn, and her English was perfect. We had a group of 6 people and she was able to customize the tour to our particular requests. Thank you so much Eva-Maria and we promise to look you up when we come back to Tallinn.
Christine KovalUnited States
Eve Marie was wonderful. Full of enthusiastic information. She really allowed us to know the history of Estonia and made it very interesting! And fun!! The Viking village was a highlight great food and Neal our Viking was terrific !! I only wish we could have spent more time here. Thank you, Eva!
Alan WeinstockUnited States
Eva M. is an excellent guide with a great fund of knowledge, excellent English and a very pleasant personality who showed us around Tallinn from top to bottom. We saw all the interesting highlights and enjoyed her many anecdotes. If you are looking for an excellent guide in Tallinn you won't go wrong booking with Eva M.
Laurene DouglasUnited States
Fantastic tour- personal and informative! Knowledgeable and super pleasant! Eva- Maria 5 star host
Colleen OldenburgAppleton, WI, United States
Eva-Maria was waiting for us when we left the port. Her 3 hr walking tour engaged the whole family 11yr-75yr. Not only did she tell and show us the lower and upper town sites, but she enlightened us with history and present day information about the delightful city of Tallinn. We met her at 10 and she left us at 1. We were able to grab a bite to eat and take a taxi back to the ship. The younger ones walked back. This city seems to take you back to medevial times. Her English is excellent!
Harry A.United States
Tallinn was an unexpected gem on our cruise and Eva-Maria was the perfect guide. Steeped in history, she connected all the dots and provided a very clear and engaging historical account of the city. It is a real treat to walk the narrow cobblestone streets with some buildings dating to the 1400s and interact with local street merchants. Eva-Maria provided the perfect environment for a wonderful tour.
Rachel NajarUnited States
Eva-Maria was an absolute professional. She was detailed, organized, helpful, informative and a delight to be around. Our group loved her! Thank you!
Was an interesting Tour with her. Nice Place to have a Lunch Break. Seems she knows everybody in the Town and everbody knows her.
Bruce SchneierUnited States
Lisa AnderkinUnited States
Eva was an awesome guide! She was very knowledgeable and helpful of Tallin! She also spoke very good English! Very friendly and just a joy to have her as our guide!
Jay BoekhoffUnited States
Jay BoekhoffUnited States
Eve-Maria was perfect for our group. She listened to our interests and designed a two day itinerary that exactly met our needs. Her personal involvement with the singing revolution was moving and informative. Besides seeing the sights, the chance to have extensive time in discussion and learn first hand of Estonian life exceeded our expectations.
Dwana FrankUnited States
What a knowledgeable, excellent guide! Thank you Eva. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed learning so much about Estonia from you. Highly recommend!
Diana Harper MortonUnited States
Eva-Marie agreed very last minute to do our tour because our guide got acute laryngitis. Davide worked very hard to make sure we were taken care of and Eva-Marie gave us a fantastic tour! would not hesitate to use either of them again
Allen ShaverUnited States
Very enjoyable and informative walking tour. Past history as well current local businesses and small industries. Would highly recommend.
Sherry CampbellUnited States
Eva-Maria met us just outside the port gate. She had great local knowledge plus gave us a great background of the history of Tallinn as it relates to Russia. She met us with a driver to take us to the top of the town so our walking was mostly downhill! She was easy to talk to and answered all of our questions without hesitation. Her English was very good. We felt like we got a great lesson on Tallinn's history and also the way Tallinn lives today.
John OdonnellUnited States
Eva-Marie was an outstanding guide and gave us an exceptional tour...
Barbara NicklinUnited States
Eva-Maria was amazing and worked with my elderly parents and their walkers. She arranged transportation to accommodate their needs and arranged a fantastic lunch. It was an absolutely perfect day for them with limited mobility. Her knowledge was excellent and her sense of humor is quite keen. An excellent and patient guide. We could not have asked for a more perfect day.
Francisco MehechUnited States
Eva Maria was wonderful and courteous. The group enjoyed our tour thoroughly especially the delicious lunch snack in the center of the old town. Eva was gracious, thoughtful and allowed us to move thru the tour at our own pace to absorb the sights and sounds of Tallinn. Without a doubt, she has plenty of experience and it shows. Woudnt hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
John BurtonNew Zealand
Eva-Maria gave us a comprehensive and informative tour of Tallinn . She was excellent in her communication and just gave a great tour. There were 10 of us and one in a wheelchair. She hired a van with a hoist for the wheelchair and it worked out very well. It was just a really enjoyable tour in this lovely city. It is so much nicer to have a local that is able to answer your questions.
Richard AldersonUnited Kingdom
Eva-Maria was fantastic. We were moved and inspired by her tour for us.
Eva is the perfect tour guide to get an overview of history, people, life style, polítics, food, etc. She was very patient with our 3 generation family. I highly recommend her to any visitor of Talinn. She does also tours in other cities and countries near Estonia.
Liz BissonUnited States
We cannot say enough about how smoothly this tour went, especially given the crowds in Tallinn. Because Eva-Maria is so experienced with the number and diverse tours she has given, as well as knowledge of Estonia and her local culture, you are bound to have an enjoyable and educated experience! She was able to impress our teenage son as well. We had a car for a portion of our tour, and the driver and car were perfect. We also appreciated that Eva-Maria knew how to balance the time we had at each site.
Tiffany LoweryUnited States
Eva-Marie is a wonderful guide to Beautiful Estonia!! We were able to see all the beautiful parts of Old Town and then we had the awesome experience of getting out of the crowds and going to the Viking Village!! It was so much fun for my 4 kids!! And the traditional food was so good. We even saw Storks on the drive! I would highly recommend this unique tour and would say we loved spending the day with Eva-Marie!! Thank you for a wonderful time in Estonia, Eva-Marie!!
Bill ShawUnited States
All our guides with "ToursByLocals" were excellent! However Eva-Maria was a definite "5+++"! She went above the 5 rating! Pleasant, knowledgeable, flexible and fun to be with.
Nancy JanikUnited States
We had a wonderful time touring with Eva Maria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I also enjoyed a lot being your private guide in Tallinn. I welcome you back to explore more.
Alan B.United Kingdom
excellent tour which showed all the main points of interest and gave very good explanations. An enjoyable mixture of history and myth which helped fix it in the mind.
Kim Janz SaucedoUnited States
We had a fantastic time on our tour of Tallinn with Eva Maria. The tour was paced well, we had time to stop and take in all of the sights as we chose to. The mini van was able to take us up close and personal which was much appreciated. There was a little bit of everything on this tour---a coffee stop with sampling of local food, shopping, churches, local attractions, city tour, and the marzipan workshop. We enjoyed it all. I would highly recommend a tour with Eva Maria.
Our tour of Tallinn was made all the more enjoyable having Eva-Maria as our guide. We knew very little about Estonia and Tallinn before meeting Eva-Maria and we came away from our tour, much the wiser. She is passionate about her work and very knowledgeable and proud of her country. She even took the time to find a great restaurant for us on a crowed day which turned out to be one of the best shore meals we had on our entire cruise. Very engaging person and we all thought Eva-Maria's tour was excellent.
Ron BartusiakUnited States
Edmond P.United States
Eva was a wealth of information. Excellent English and a good sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed her tour of her beautiful city of Tallin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great feedback and i am pleased to hear you enjoyed your private tour with me in Tallinn.
Kim PenneyUnited States
Eva-Maria had the most extensive knowledge and pride for her country. My family especially enjoyed hearing her perspective on life before and after their freedom. If you love history Eva-Maria is your girl.
Brian D.University Park, MDM, United States
Eva-Maria provided great assistance and was very accommodating in adapting to the unusual requirements for our visit, which included selection of ideal filming location and translation services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be part of this very interesting art project and test my skills in this ambitious project. I wish you great luck in completing this project and I hope to be able to visit your exhibition of this interesting research one day when in comes to Europe as well.
Peter PhippinUnited Kingdom
We enjoyed an enjoyable and informative tour of Tallinn. Everything went to plan from hotel pick up to our return. Enjoyable and informative by a guide who clearly is experienced and knowledgeable about the city in which she lives. Our tour was by foot within the upper and lower city with comfortable transport to take us beyond. A local cafe stop provided us with a delicious treat and coffee, hot Chocolate Lava Cake with red berries and a black currant sorbet. Excellent day, thank you!.
Jim DonovanUnited States
We had a great day with Eva-Maria seeing all the highlights of Tallin. She really knows the City in an intimate way and her enthusiasm for the Estonian culture is very impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great feedback. It was a delight to show you Tallinn on such a beautiful sunny day. I hope the tour inspired you to come back and bring the rest of your family with next time.
Kazuioshi MinamiUnited States
We loved the tour and the guide. Eva-Maria is a nice and pleasant person, who is very knowledgeable about Tallinn and Estonia history. Despite the cold and snowy day, we had a great time thanks to her. The short movie, at the end of the tour, was a plus.
Our second day with Eva-Maria was lovely too as we went further out of the Old Town! We all felt that we understood the struggles and resilience of the Estonian people so much better and we have great admiration for all Estonians. Our time with you will stay with us forever! Rhonda and group from Aus!
Thankyou so much Eva-Maria,we'd all had the best time with you on our two day tour. Eva -Maria is such a kind person,she makes you feel like you have known her for ages! When you are in a new city and country,it is lovely to be welcomed like we were! She has a wonderful knowledge of history and her stories were sad,funny and very engaging! We felt that we were so lucky to have had Eva-Maria as our guide,Thankyou,I would definitely recommend booking her for a tour. Rhonda and group from Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I was happy to be able to guide your lovely group and to find out so many similarities between life in Estonia and Australia. You all grew very close to my heart. I do hope we will meet again next time when you come back for the Song Festival or to experience the winter and Christmas in Estonia!
Eva was our guide on two days. Both tours were excellent -- Eva made them special!
Eva-Maria is a very knowledgeable guide. We ( agroup of 9) really enjoyed having her as our guide. It's the history of the country and its inhabitants that makes a visit to Estonia so interesting. Eva mixed factual information with personal experiences during major happenings in an inspiring way that really added value to all that she shared with us. A full hearted recommendation! Thanks Eva!
Travis LoweUnited States
Peter JenksUnited Kingdom
Debra PottsUnited States
Eva-Maria was a delight. Extremely knowledgeable, highly personable, and a witness to history, she knows Tallinn utterly. Wish I could stay in town, be her friend, and learn even more about this wonderful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be the private guide for such a great companion and world traveler like you. I hope you managed to get some great photos despite the not so perfect weather and that one day you will publish them in your next book about Tallinn! I look forward to welcome you back to Estonia!
Eva-Maria is the best! Super fun, super pleasant and super smart. Knowledge of her native Estonia (I did Tallinn) is profound. Current and historical perspectives were very interesting. As were the restaurants she recommended. Great guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to hear that you were so pleased with the tour and with me as your private guide. I am happy to know that also enjoyed the meal at this amazing seaside restaurant which to my mind has great food and on of the best views to the city. It has not been part of my regular tours but I felt that it was the right choice for you. I do hope you will come back to Estonia again so that I could show you more of our countryside as well.
Rachel DreyfussUnited States
A great and informative tour of Tallinn. i really enjoyed the personal touches, like eating at the restaurant Eva-Maria chose. Eva-Maria knows Tallinn. My son and I came away with a knowledge of the history and the people. We really enjoyed our tour!
Margaret BabbUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for good feedback. I am happy to have been your guide in Tallinn!
Michael SilpaUnited States
Eva-Maria was insightful, knowledgeable, exciting, and she tailored the tour to our group's interests. She obviously was delighted to share her city and her culture with us. Also, she recommended a restaurant and that lunch was a highlight of the entire cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a delight to guide your group and you were all so engaged and interested in everything I and Tallinn had to offer during our time together. I am thrilled to hear that the restaurant I booked for you with the private room and lunch there was the highlight of your cruise. I welcome you back to Estonia to have even more wonderful experiences next time!
Eileen C.United States
Great guide, great visit! Eva-Maria was knowledgeable, friendly and very informative. She shared personal stories with us that helped us understand Tallin -today and in the past. Talinn is a fairytale city with so much history and charm. Eva-Maria helped us truly appreciate the culture and beautiful buildings and sites. Our group of ten couldn't have been more pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the warm words and great feedback. I was happy to read that the tour and the city of Tallinn charmed your group. I welcome you back to explore more of Tallinn and Estonian countryside in the future.
Larry WolfeUnited States
Eric FriedmanUnited States
Eva-Maria made our day in Tallinn an experience to remember. There were four of us and we enjoyed every minute of the tour. Eva-Maria is intelligent, interesting and informative. She is also a wonderful person and we were all delighted with the places we went!
Alan ArnowitzUnited States
Linda DahlUnited States
Loved Tallinn and loved Eva-Maria! What a beautiful city and Eva-Maria really knows her way around! Would love to return to Tallinn someday. I would highly recommend Eva-Maria to show you all this wonderful city has to offer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you loved Tallinn and my tour so much. I look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to show you the beauty of Estonian countryside as well.
William MillerChicago, ILLINOIS, United States
Eva-Marie was great. She is so well organized: she and her driver have it down pat. Every minute of the 4-hour tour was interesting and efficient. And such a bargain. On a softer note, she communicates her pride and passion for Estonia and Tallinn is a remarkable way. She literally brought tears to our eyes in her telling of the Singing Revolution and Estonian liberty. DON'T MISS THIS IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE.
Lou LaTorreUnited States
Eva was sensational! Informed, delightful. Articulate in many languages, a great communicator. I give her my highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the great comments! I also had a wonderful time with you and I was inspired by your enthusiasm. I was happy to see how much you loved the city of Tallinn and walking through its cobblestone streets. I look forward welcoming you back. Next time we will do the great Tallinn food tour. You gave me some very good ideas for setting up such program.
Eva-Maria was a fantastic ambassador for her city. Of all the tours we went on, this one made us want to go back! Eva-Maria is very knowledgeable about her subject, but also has a lovely warmth. She (and driver) showed us modern Tallinn, then we walked all around Tallinns medieval city. A coffee and chocolate cake completed a fantastic experience! Thank you Eve-Maria!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and grew to like Tallinn so much that you wish to come back. Yes the chocolate cake with coffee is a nice break to get energy along the tour. I look forward to welcoming you back to explore perhaps some of the beautiful Estonian nature the next time!
Eric NelsonUnited States
Our family had a fantastic day with Eva-Maria. We loved the viking village experience. The tour of the old town was great too. We learned a lot about the history of the country and the beauty of the city of Tallinn. Our time was well spent with this tour. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Tallinn as a family for the first time.
Our guide Eva-Maria was excellent! Eva-Maria is an enthusiastic and a very knowledgable guide. Her English is exceptional with perfect clarity. Unfortunately, we only had a short time to spend in Tallinn and Eva-Maria made sure we saw the essential parts of both the Old Town and the new Tallinn. We loved what we saw, and we certainly want to return to Tallinn to spend more time exploring the Old town and its many artisans. Thank you to Eva-Maria for a great tour!
Excellent guide, we really were able to visit most of Tallin thanks to Eva Maria even if we did not have the best weather (some rain), she was especially very considerate regarding my mother that is 84 and was traveling with us
Valerie KahoeUnited States
We absolutely loved our tour of Tallinn with Eva-Maria. She was very friendly and so knowledgeable about her beautiful country! We would highly recommend her and this tour.
Joseph StanleyUnited States
Guide was great. Pleasant informative and passionate about her beautiful country
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I was happy to guide you through the peaceful Tallinn Old Town on this a bit cold winter day. The cup of hot mulled wine was a great idea to warm ourselves. I hope to welcome you to Tallinn next time during summer season in greenery and with white nights.
Richard FelkerUnited States
Eva-Maria is everything a good tour guide should be. She knows everything about Tallinn and Estonia, she gave us lots of information but not too much. The pace was perfect and we really enjoyed our time with her. I would highly recommend her. Her English was terrific.
Carol CortesUnited States
Wonderful guide extremely knowledgeable and proud of her country we saw it thru her eyes!!!
Rebecca S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Eva-Maria is the best tour guide we have experienced in all our years of travel! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and flexible, but her enthusiasm is contagious. We especially appreciate that she added extra hours to our tour to show us more of Estonia. We arrived on our boat two days earlier than planned, but she worked with us to add an extra tour for our guests who stayed longer. We will definitely come back to Tallinn again to do another tour with Eva-Maria!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment and kind words. It was a real pleasure to guide you and your friends in Tallinn. To be the guide for groups like you is a real blessing. You were so sincere and warm. I look forward to welcoming you back in Tallinn very soon. Next time I hope to meet your children as well.
Sheryl MeitinUnited States
She made us fall in love with Estonia. She was the best guide we had on the whole trip. Just wonderful.
Geoffrey MarshallUnited States
Excellent. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive to the children and their interests. We spent a delightful and interesting morning visiting the old town with Eva Maria.
Bruce PragerUnited States
Maria is well knowlegeable about Tallin. We saw the Synagogue and spent an hour there. Then we were off to the center where they have large concerts. Our tour also included plenty of time in Old Town. As we live in Dallas there was not much to buy since much of it is clothing that is just too hot for Texas. Maria has excellent English and our van was new and great air conditioning as it was hot.
Kersti BronkUnited States
Eva-Maria is an exceptional tour guide! She surpassed my expectations in planning and completing the custom tour my family had of the Lahemaa area of Estonia. She responded promptly to email requests, arrived on time, spoke fluent English, included all aspects of the tour that we requested and was a pleasure to spend several hours with. We have been on several guided tours. Eva-Maria ranks with the best! Thank you for a beautiful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be your guide on that beautiful sunny day in Lahemaa and Estonia but especially to meet all your Estonian relatives. I felt like part of your Estonian family and it this day touched my heart deeply. I think it is so wonderful that you brought your daughter back to her roots in Estonia. I hope to be your guide in Tallinn again the next time you will be here.
Gary B.New Orleans, LA, United States
Robert GoldUnited States
Eva-Marie was a great tour guide and we got a great overview of the city and the rain did not stop her or us! I would have liked to have gone into some of the sites (buildings, churches--even if additional charges) but it was not suggested. She left us at the Kiek in the Kok (not included but planned) which was not a great attraction. All in all, I would highly recommend Eva-Marie!!
Joan JarvisUnited States
If you can get Eva-Maria to show you Tallinn you with learn about the history of the city and the country, see the sights both in the city and outside and come away wishing you had more days to spend with her. She had made reservations ahead at the #1 restaurant in Tallinn. The food was amazing! She is an amazing guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would have loved to spend some more days with you as well. I enjoyed our time together a lot and I was happy to have been your guide. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the restaurant I had chosen for you.
Wayne RichardsUnited States
Eva is a gem! We fell in love with Estonia and with Eva. Very, very knowledgeable and she adds an extra dimension to the experience with her personal touch. Incredible and unforgettable day. Thank you Eva!
Robert SchmauderUnited States
Great tour. Made special requests and they were great. Would recomment her to anyone.
Debbie Sinkin KaplanUnited States
Eva greeted 8 of us at the ferry and escorted us around Tallin for about 5 hours, including a wonderful lunch of pumpkin soup, bread and dessert at a cozy restaurant that we all loved. She is knowledgeable, interesting and a wonderful ambassador for Estonia! We all recommend her highly.
Lucille S.Northbrook, IL, United States
Eva-Marie wins the prize. 30 years old, darling young woman. She is a winner. We had a driver also. She is beautiful, smart, educated, and fun. We did walk but it was at a nice pace in New Town and Old Town. At the synagogue, which is new, their guide Marek was amazing, and we learned a lot. Tallinn is charming.
Very good guide, explicit and easy going
Vicki BeanUnited States
Paula BallinUnited States
EvaMarie was a joy. Most knowledgeable about the city and history. The best tour guide we had in our Baltic cruise. (I didn't join my family for the Copenhagen tour but will ask her to respond). You are fortunate to have someone of this quality to call on. the water she brought was a nice touch and most appreciated. Best regards, Carolanne JOseph