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.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 MillerUnited 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
Robin AyersUnited States
Irina VilenskyNY, United States
Wonderful tour guide. The tour was interesting and children understood everything and had a very good time. Eva- Maria is very pleasant and has a wonderful speaking voice.
Jill MillerUnited States
My guide Eva was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I very much enjoyed my time with her. She provided everything she said she would and more. Anyone would be fortunate to have her as a guide in Tallinn. Tallinn is a wonderful place to visit.
As visitors to Tallinn our trip was made all the more delightful by our guide Eva-Maria. Her pleasant demeanour and extensive local knowledge made for a wonderful experience. With her husband as driver it was the complete package. I have no hesitation in recommending Eva-Maria's services.
Lorraine LauUnited States
Incredibly inspirational, uplifting, touching and memorable visit of Tallinn with Eva-Maria. We loved the pumpkin soup & restaurant you so caringly selected! Thank you Eva-Maria for sharing the meaningful story of freedom & your love for your country. Our group will long remember our visit to Tallinn with you & highly recommend you as a guide to everyone.
Larry KayeRockville, MD, United States
Eva-Maria was a fantastic tour guide. Friendly, extremely professional, and very enthusiastic about everything Estonia. We got a terrific and in-depth view of the country. She was also very helpful with one of the travelers in our group who was elderly and moved very slowly. I can recommend her very highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to hear that you had a great time in Tallinn and enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas Thank you for the good rating and lovely tour in Lahemaa National Park. We really were blessed with the wonderful weather to enjoy the beauty of Estonian countryside. I hope to see you again next summer for the Song and Folk Dance Festival held in Tallinn.
All good things to say about Triin and her incredible knowledge of pretty much everything we threw her way. Impressive guiding in a beautiful town, topped with a great meal at the end.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: It is ToursByLocals policy that in the case where the guide actually giving the tour cannot be the person shown on our website, the customer is told before booking and agrees to the change.
Ann CurtisPlano, TX, United States
Eva-Maria explained about how the soviet domination of Estonia had impacted her own life while growing up. She gave us a very personalized version of the history of Estonia as it was given independence from the USSR. She and her husband, who was also her driver, were personable, charming people who knew a great deal about the history of their country and told the story with pride and pleasure.
Daniel LiebschutzUnited States
Eva Maria was WONDERFUL!! I will definitely recommend her services and plan to again in the future!! (If you are wondering who to book with...you found it - Eva Maria) Great personality, EXTREMELY WELL educated and will NOT steer you wrong!! Well educated on the history, including humorous myths/thoughts....showed us where to buy (when shopping) for original Estonian items.. There wasn't a single question that "stumped" her (and we tried :-) ). I couldn't have asked for more!!! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel I am so happy that you enjoyed the private tour with me. I wish all my groups to leave Tallinn with such great impressions and memories.
XIAODONG (Margaret) SunUnited States
Jess RifkindUnited States
Guide was Triin. Exceeded all expectations
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Triin. The substitution was agreed in advance by traveler.
Richard WolpertUnited States
Eva Marie was very knowledgeable about Talin and I would recommend her highly. My only hesitation is the tour is a bit pricey but if you are all the way there its worth it
Yvonne GrandUnited States
The Estonia experience that Eva-Maria provided was fantastic. She also went out of her way to customize the schedule to specific interest areas and her own perspectives and background added additional dimension to the tour. We highly recommend her as the tour exceeded expectations.
Our day in Tallinn with Eva-Maria was excellent! Even though there was so much to see, we never felt like we were being rushed through everything. Tallinn is such a lovely city to stroll and Eva-Maria's explanations really helped put what we were seeing into perspective. I also really appreciated our conversations on what it was like living in Estonia. It wasn't just a recitation of facts. I liked too that we weren't on a hard itinerary. When we felt like stopping to browse - we did.
Gary David MartelOakville, ON, Canada
Eva-Maria and her husband (driver) met my wife and me at the Ferry Terminal in Tallinn (we had come on the morning vessel from Helsinki on a day trip on July 18, 2012) and we were off to tour Tallinn and two fishing villages and lovely manor houses in the countryside, on the Baltic Sea. Great day, including a communal lunch of hot smoked salmon, boiled potatoes with chopped cucumber and dill and mixed boiled vegetables, in a homey dining room, cum museum, looking out on the Baltic. Eva gets 5 stars!!
Anna HuiHong Kong
We had a wonderful time in Gdansk. Triin is a very nice and professional guide. Thank you so much!! From James Liu Taiwan
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Triin. As Eva-Maria was not availabe, Mr. Liu asked Laura to find him a replacement guide.
Eva-Maria and her husband as driver gave us a great experience in Tallinn. Her English was excellent, the van modern and clean and her knowledge of the history and culture of the area comprehensive. They were very enthusiastic about their country and city and this was translated into a very enjoyable experience for us. We not only saw the sights but gained a great appreciation for their history and culture. They even took us to their family summer cottage. We very much enjoyed our experience with them.
Rhoda BarrisUnited States
Eva-Maria delivered the tour exactly as promised, and with grace as well as patience for our "slower" group members. She was prompt when meeting us at the ship and returning us there. She was very informative, answered questions openly, and shared the kind of personal information that helped us get a more vivid picture of a beautiful city. We especially enjoyed the light lunch at the "upside down boat".
Eva was enthusiastic,full of energy,and so proud of her Estonian heritage.The tour was excellent,covered a vast area of country and city. A very positive guide with a strong knowlegde of the history of her country.Husband(driver) added to make it a successful day.
Lynn McNamaraUnited Kingdom
Eva-Maria was very knowledgeable about the history of Estonia, she went to great lengths to accommodate our needs and make us all feel at home in Tallinn. We cannot thank her enough, and would not hesitate in going back for another holiday and enjoying more tours with Eva-Maria she was really lovely. Please thank her very much from all three of us. Once again Tours By Locals has been excellent.
Lynn McNamaraUnited Kingdom
Very knowledgeable about the history of Tallinn and Estonia, Eva-Maria was lovely and did every thing she could to accommodate our needs. We would not hesitate in going with her again, in fact We cannot wait to go to Estonia and Tallinn for another visit, it is really fabulous!
five star rating by a very pleasant and professional guide. Fully recommended. On time, recognised and took into account physical limitataions of some memebers of party. Very helpful. Thank you very much
Douglas Allison (Al) MacLeanCanada
Eva-Marie was personable, warm, knowledgeable, strong language skills, punctual, organized, it was especially nice that Marie's driver was her husband and they worked well together. Coffee/sweet stop in the countryside by the water looking back to the city was relaxing and provided some indication of Estonian lifestyle. No hesitation about recommending Marie to others for a tour of Tallinn.
Christopher TurneyUnited States
We had a great time! Eva-Maria was incredibly knowledgeable about Tallinn and everything Estonian. We would definitely recommend her! Fantastic job! -Chris and Paula T.
Nancy EastlundAiea, HI, United States
Very Professional and most enjoyable tour. Eva knows her touring business. I am a professional travel agent, and I will book with her again, most definitely!
James BeanUnited States
Eva Maria earns a perfect five Star rating in appreciation for her outstanding job today as our guide on trip #4347. Her English is excellent. Her knowledge and ability to make this a most enjoyable tour were great, and her appreciation and sincere love of Estonia shows through in all she said and did. We were both pleased and genuinely touched by this experience. We very much enjoyed meeting her husband, (who was our great driver) and other members of her friendly Estonia family, Jim, Helen & Michael
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great day we had together! Feedbacks like yours is the reason why I love my work and do it with such passion. I am glad that during the day what we spent together you were able to see my very energetic 4 years old daughter jumping on the trampoline and screaming from fun. This is exactly why I like to guide small private groups. Even though there is the itinerary and sites to be visited - there is also some room for flexibility and surprises!
Jane SchillerUnited States
Eva Maria told wonderful stories. She allowed us to truly experience Tallinn. The local culture through food and storytelling came alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to hear that you took great pleasure of my Soviet Legacy Tour. It is really true that I love telling stories and I have always much more of them than the time allows me to share with you. But no worries - I have plenty more waiting for your next visit:-)
Eva-Maria and her husband (her driver) treated four of us to a wonderful five-hour tour of Tallinn and environs. Her warm, friendly personality combined with her encyclopedic knowledge of Estonian history, its struggles under the Soviets and the march to independence has left us with warm memories of our brief time in Tallinn. The Browns, Toronto, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am grateful for very positive review. We had a wonderful day and I hope you will have warm memories about Tallinn in your hearts.
Eva-Maria was great. She was patient with the group that included two seniors and adjusted the tour to their speed. You was incredibly informative. The 7 peope in the group all enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to hear that you all were so pleased with my tour. To be able to take into account your needs and to adjust the time-schedule according to your group - that is why I love small private groups like you above all!
Edward ReinerNew York, NY, United States
Astonishingly great guide! We so much enjoyed Eva-Maria's tour which was fascinating, thorough, and well-paced. In addition to her knowledge, promptness, and courtesy, she and her husband extended to us a genuinely-generous and extensive and warm welcome as guests at a lovely seaside restaurant which is, we are certain, absolutely unknown to the tourist hoards. She even closed our day with a parting gift which we very much enjoy. After dozens of guides, we have a substantial basis for our enthusiasm!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your thorough and enjoyable feedback! It was a pleasure to have you as my guests in Tallinn and to visit together with you both the most popular as well as some of the best kept secrets in my hometown.
Nataliya BaraksUnited States
Great tour with Eva-Maria. We really enjoyed Tallin with her. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the recommendation and good feedback!
Linda DeitelhoffUnited States
Eva-Maria was so wonderful. Our tour was terrific. She went the "extra mile" to show us historical sights, local shops with handmade articles, plus a tour of the residential parts of Tallinn. We went to a special local restaurant where she made reservations for us and she treated us to a delicious warm cake and tea. She was professional, informative,intelligent, gracious, punctual and just the best and we all gave her an A+. Linda, Dick, Pete, Marge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the pleasant day we had! You had a good taste in selecting authentic Estonian handicrafts and I hope these will remind you that nice day in Tallinn.
Raymond RamseyUnited States
My wife and I enjoyed the tour given by Eva-Maria and her driver. She promptly met us at the dock, explained the proposed format of our tour and we were off. We visited the old part of the city and were given ample shopping time on our own. We opted for a full Lunch at a recomended restaurant she chose and it couldn't have been better. I would highly recommend Eva-Maria for your next trip to Tallinn.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for very much for the nice day we had together. It was so nice to relax and enjoy the lunch by the seaside and share interesting stories of our families. I must admit I got some great ideas on how to handle my daughter in the future :)
Eva Maria was exceptional. Her knowledge and passion for Tallinn was first rate and her English was the best of all of the guides. She went over and above meeting the needs of the group on this strenuous walking tour. She personalized Estonia for us. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you for the kind words. I would also like to praise you for keeping up the pace and managing so well our long 4 hour walking tour through medieval Tallinn.
Bob KaminskiUnited States
We all had a great time and thought our guide did a wonderful job. I would recommend her to others !
Erin TompkinsUnited States
Eva-Maria did an excellent job of answering our questions about Tallinn. We really enjoyed the personalized tour she designed for us - especially the less frequently visited spots in Tallinn. We would definitely recommend her services to others on their trip to Estonia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erin It was also very interesting for me to create such special photo tour for you. It made me think and look upon Tallinn in a different way. I am glad to hear that you liked it. Eva-Maria
Mary Ann BornUnited States
Eva-Maria was a great guide for our group of 11 people, with varied physical abilities. Her stories were wonderful; and, her knowledge of Tallin's history and folklore made our day in Tallinn, one of the best days of our trip. I could not recommend her more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a pleasure to hear so warm words and good feedback. Please give my greetings to all the members of your group.
What a charming girl Eva-Maria is - a very good guide - she put a lot of thougt into our tour with a very special coffee break with traditional food - her knowledge and presentation of all her sites was exceptional - a wonderful tour and we would highly recommend Eva-Maria as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet Thank you for your warm words. I was really pleasure to be with your group and enjoy the beginning of summer in Tallinn.
Simon BeckerUnited States
Tom HeyserUnited States
Our guide's name was Demetri. His knowledge of history was absolutely superior on many levels: political, cultural as well as military. We considered him to be the best guide we have ever had in our private tour experiences. His keen attention to our needs and his comprehension of English left us with an eagerness to visit Estonia again! Sincerely, Tom & Nicki Heyser
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Glad to hear that you enjoyed Demetri's tour - Eva-Maria was not available that day and the substitution was agreed to in advance.
Very good job. Will improve with more experience. Comments very interesting on the history, their revolution against russian communism with chroral singing. Very patient and attentive of our needs. We made a change of program without problem. We loved Tallinn and Suzanna.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks for the great comments. With the client's approval beforehand, Eva-Maria's colleague Suzanna substituted, as a French speaking guide was needed.
Dave AllenUnited States
Eva-Marie was extremely knowledgable and very enthusiastic about Talin. She provided historical perspective, and interesting facts. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Talin. We very much enjoyed getting outside the city and visiting the former military base as well as the dam. It was beautiful country and weather too. A wonderful time!
David GunnUnited States
Eva-Maria is extremely passionate about Estonia and it's history - as well as informative and knowledgeable. We strongly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you warm words. It was a great pleasure to be with you and introduce Tallinn to you.
Sharon WallUnited States
Eva-Maria was amazing - everyone loved her.