Mark ZaontzUnited States
Dmitry was our guide for the day. He met the 4 of us at Ferry terminal promptly and we began our tour visiting the Jewish section which we greatly enjoyed as he had his contact nicely review the history of the Jewish population in Tallinn and the Synagogue we visited. From there we saw Catherine's Palace, the Folk music amphitheater followed by an excellent overview and tour of the upper and lower town of Tallin. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to travel with. Highly recommend!
Warren WilkinsUnited States
Gary YoungUnited States
We really enjoyed our time with Dmitry. He was very knowledgeable of the history, current and past, of Tallinn. He took us to places in the city that would otherwise have been impossible for my wife, who uses a wheelchair. Thanks for a good day in a beautiful city.
Mark WetterhahnUnited States
Dmitry provided us with a detailed history of his country and politics so we could gain an understanding of Estonia and its peoples. His driving and walking tour gave us an overview of Tallinn, both old and new. He was responsive to our request to see the types of available housing and understand Estonia's minorities. We would definitely recommend Dmitry for a private tour.
Ivor LeibertUnited Kingdom
Alan RobertsUnited States
Carl Powellfrisco, TX, United States
On time and very knowledgeable of the area
Ronald FriedmanUnited States
Tallinn was a delightful surprise. We didn't know too much about the area except that we had a college roommate from Estonia. Dmitry, when describing the typical Estonian, described her exactly. We enjoyed out time with Dmitry and your city. The only negative is that we could have used better instructions on how to get back to port from the square.
Jason W.Los Angeles, CA, United States
Peter JohnsonUnited States
Great day with Andrew. Very knowledgeable of all the churches, palaces and sights we visited.
Kimberly FishmanUnited States
Yury FinklerUnited States
Hello, We had a great 3 hours with Dmitry.He is very knowledgeable in history. And excellent story teller.We were traveling with our friends on Scandinavian cruise. In each country we took privet tour.So we can compare the service. I think the Dmitry was the best. Thank you again, Vicky and Yury F.
Chad KuehlUnited States
Dmitry was knowledgeable & liked to entangle historical facts with legends. It's evident that he enjoys doing what he does. It was a fun, informative day with plenty of time remaining after the tour to do as you please. Highly recommend Dmitry!
Carol B.United States
Dmitry was an excellent guide and went "over and above" what was expected. One of our party had limited ability to walk and Dmitry made sure that we were able to see everything by car when necessary. He gave us lots of information and had a great personality. I recommend him highly Carol B.
Judy CormierUnited States
Excellent attitude, great detailed knowledge of history, took us to really fantastic restaurant for lunch. He had a great BMW car. Big success
Corinne KeeneUnited States
Dimitry is a history buff. You will hear about Estonia's history leading up to its independence. Tallinn is beautiful and there cannot be a better way to see it than through Dimitry's tour. Perfect guide, perfect day.
Very good, interesting and pleasant!
I enjoyed my walking tour with Dmitri very much. He knows a lot about history and is able to tell it in an interesting way. Dmitri is also able to adjust the tour content according to participants. He was very attentive and he was able to answer all my questions. I warmly recommend a tour with Dmitri.
Timothy LinHong Kong
Susan GordonUnited States
We had the most wonderful day in Tallin with Dmitry! Dmitry was knowledgeable, professional, and also had a wonderful sense of humor. His roots in Tallinn go back to his grandfather, so he is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Tallinn and Estonio and I think this really enriched our experience. I highly recommend Dmitry...you won't be sorry!
Neil PattersonUnited States
Friendly and knowledgeable guide! We learned a lot on the tour and appreciated the insights on other things to see and do in Tallinn.
Robert HeathUnited States
A good guide. Enjoyed our walking tour of Tallinn. Not sure that the modern side of town was worth the effort which we did by private car with Dmitry. He was very helpful in helping us understand the political history of Estonia.
Ming Kiat TokMalaysia
Despite the tight schedule and adverse weather, we were able to see most of Tallinn's Old Town. Thanks, Dmitry!
Heather SieversUnited States
Our day in Tallinn with Dmitry was incredible. I had done a little research & noted that my group wanted to visit Patarei Prison. Dmitry made this happen & it was literally our favorite spot that we saw on our 2 week Eastern Europe trip. He was a wealth of information about both the city of Tallinn & the prison. If you are in Tallinn do not miss a day with Dmitry. You will see the famous landmarks of this gorgeous city & if you want to see something off the beaten path, that can be done too. SO great!
Kathryn HoagUnited States
Dmitry is a great tour guide. He was able to show us all around the city he loves and explain the history of his country. I highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again.
Marjorie BrownsteinUnited States
Four stars for our Tallinn, Estonia tour. Our tour guide Dimitry gave us an excellent walking tour of the old town area of Tallinn. He was very knowledgeable of his home town and gave excellent descriptions of the history at each stop. Dimitry was very pleasant and was able to mix this history plus the legends surrounding each locale. He made sure of our needs especially with 3 young grandkids in our group of ten.
Anne GreeneUnited States
Dimitri was great....His knowledge of Tallinn and Estonia including history and current events was amazing. He was great to spend the day with...we wanted to visit the synagogue and he was able to arrange a visit. I would highly recommend him
William BlodgettUnited States
Dmitry was in one word, outstanding. Dmitry comes across more as intellectual entrepreneur who is very passionate about history. He really seemed to know his regional and local political, economic, a and cultural history. In fact, for me the most interesting part of the tour was not the sites of Tallin so much as getting a glipse of the history of Tallin and Estonia, how geography to some extent has influenced history, and the relationship between controlling the sea (and therefore trade) and power.
Patricia LintonLido Beach, NY, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed our Tallinn tour with Dmitry. He was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and entertaining. We saw beautiful sights driving in his luxury car all around Tallinn, Vistas from the Old Town and a lovely walk visiting an old church. Dmitry has a wealth of knowledge and is fun and personable. Fabulous tour!
Alexander FreemanUnited Kingdom
Dmitry is a fantastic guide, very wity and funny. We have just returned from Tallinn on the Eskero line from Helsinki. use Dmitry and your day in Tallinn will be worthwhile.
George PysorUnited States
We had a good tour of Tallinn. The guide was easy to understand. We enjoyed every minute of our short stay in Tallinn.
We were to have started to the tour at 0900 however Dmitri did not turn up until 1000. He had told us that he would be using his own car however instead he had hired and van and a driver. In addition he had 4 more guests which he had picked up through your website or his own. We thought we would be returned to the ship but he left us in the lower town square to find our own way back. We had some wonderful tours and guides during our Baltics cruise but we would in all honesty have trouble recommending Dmit
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for the vehicle,my car broke down on the way to the tour only option was to ask if u could merge with another group & u agreed.This was not planned, I tried to do the best given the bad situation.It was much easier for your wife in the chair to get in the low minibus rather than my SUV.Note return transfer was not included in this tour.I offered to assist you in getting back to the port,u declined.I was late due to car issues,did my best to make it up to you,provided extra for the inconvenience.
Sue MurahataDenver, COLORADO, United States
Dmitry was warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgable. We were totally charmed by Talinn and felt that we got to see as much as could be done in one day in port. We would recommend that tour to everyone!!!
Mary GrantUnited States
Dimitry was an exceptional local guide, tailoring our tour to the specifics that we discussed via email. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk with--excellent English. He made our visit to Tallinn a day to remember!
Martha K.United States
Dmitry was everything one hopes for in a guide: welcoming, enthusiastic, energetic, well informed and eager to share his vast knowledge of the region with us.He also arranged a very informative beer tasting for us!For our second visit to Tallinn we knew he was already booked, but he encouraged us to visit the Sailplane Harbor Museum (it really is a "must see") and thoughtfully arranged for his assistant to meet us at the ship and drive us to the museum, from which we could easily walk to Old Town later.
Lynette SmithUnited States
Tony SpinosaUnited States
Dmitry was the perfect guide for the unique tour that I requested. He is extremely personable and knowledgeable about all points of interest and history of Estonia. I highly recommend him as one of the best tour guides that I have experienced.
Jill McClearyCypress, TX, United States
Douglas ReedUnited States
Dimitry in Tallin was enthusiastic and receptive to what we wanted to see, however, his english at times was difficult to understand--his proficiency in history was impressive.
Dawn SudolUnited States
Ruth KirkUnited Kingdom
Had a wonderful tour of Tallinn with Dmitry who was very knowledge about Estonia's history and that of Tallinn. The places we visited were very beautiful and full of history. Would recomend Dmitry and Tallinn as a destination..
Georgia HeitmannUnited States
The tour agreed upon via an e-mail contract was to last 7 hours and be pier to pier. When we arrived I checked to make sure it would be pier to pier. Our daughter has a prosthetic leg and walking can be difficult. He agreed, then half way through the tour he said it would be an additional charge of E45 to go back to the pier instead of the city center. Well our 7 hour tour was less than 5 hours and we were dropped off in the center. Thanks, but no Thanks.
Chris ChristensonUnited States
This was the best tour of our entire Baltic trip. Dmitry was a great guide, showing us things we never would have expected to see. We asked him to tailor our trip so we could see the usual places tourists see, but also parts of everyday Estonian life. He did just that, taking us to the attractions of the area and showing us more places that were off the beaten path. He is exceptionally knowledgeable of his city, and he is proud to share it with those who are interested. Great tour with a great guide.
Michelle GordonPUTNAM VALLEY, NY YORK, United States
Lots of history
Karen WamplerUnited States
Dimitry was knowledgable, but kept getting distracted with cell phone calls and did little to keep us away from large tour crowds. He just seemed bored and on automatic pilot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, I am truly sorry and apologize for being interrupted with phone calls. I was interrupted twice for 2 min and made the tour 20 min longer. As for the crowds, on this day we had 4 ship in the port and 10 000 people going ashore at the same time. I am sorry again, but we couldn't have skipped the main highlights where people are concentrated. Thank you for coming and visit us again one day. Dmitry
Steven LazarusUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Dmitry showed us the sights that we wanted to see, including a tour inside the synagogue. He explained the history of Estonia and modern life. The car was comfortable. There was a good opportunity to ask questions. We were very pleased.
Dana DavisUnited States
Dmitry was an excellent guide for my group of eleven. He knows his factual history of Tallin, but at the same time, he is proud of his city and country. As a teacher, I wanted to learn the historical facts AND experience the culture. Dmitry accomplished this in his tour. He stayed with us longer than necessary to make sure we knew our way back to the ship. I would love to return to this beautiful city and have Dmitry as our guide again. I highly recommend him.
Jill BauerFernandina Beach, FL, United States
Our four hour tour took us to key sights inside and outside of the old town. Dmitry expertly navigated us to the best spots so that we could have an appreciation of the history and culture of the Estonian nation. It was nice that the tour ended in the old town so that we had free time on our own to go back and explore. Dmitry made certain that we knew how to get back to the cruise ship in plenty of time.
Sharon SmithUnited States
Dmitry was so organized, so professional. The day was perfectly planned and executed. :) We learned tons about Estonia and all the history of the city, country, and area. He knew all the places to visit, ways to navigate the tight quarters of the Old City, and interesting, out-of-the ordinary places that fit our requests. We feel lucky to have had such a competent guide. I would recommend his services to anyone truly wanting to learn about Riga and its history.
Alex WillensUnited States
He gives a great view of Tallin, and is very knowledgable.
Alex Van Rooyen RobbertseSouth Africa
Pamela CampbellUnited States
Dmitry gave us an intimate tour of his magical, ancient city. He covered occupations, politics and history both modern and from long ago. We experienced the wonderful, welcoming and, often delicious culture of Tallinn and its people because of Dmitry's knowledge and expertise. What a great adventure!
Darrel WhiteUnited States
Our guide Dmitry was amazing. He took great care to answer all of our questions, show us as many of the aspects of Tallinn as he could and he really worked to show us a great time! We highly recommend him. Tallinn and this particular tour was the highlight of our 11 day, 7 country tour of Northern Europe.
It was an amazing tour, thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 80% Vodka - not to be forgotten! You are a truly brave lady!:)
Great pictures, thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiroko, it was a real pleasure to meet you in Tallinn. Enjoy you trips!
Lydia StricklandUnited States
Dmitry was an engaging and knowledgeable guide. His tour encompassed Tallinn and so much more. He was very helpful with suggestions about the remainder of our trip to other cities.
David FahsUnited States
Dmitry is a polite, open, and incredibly knowledgeable guide. He gave us the best tour experience we've had since our daughter was born. We definitely require flexibility in our plans, and Dmitry was very flexible. He even stopped and had coffee with us at the end past our allotted time...still teaching us about Estonia and all its beautiful qualities. Thank you Dmitry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David! It was a great morning spent with you and your family. Was a pleasure to show you the town and your daughter was very patient to me talking so long :) I wish you all the best and hope to see you in Tallinn again Thank you for coming and hope to see you again
Mark WilkinsonUnited Kingdom
Great afternoon. Thank you Dmitry. A really informative nice guy to meet. Great beer house and great beer. Lovely city
Coenraad de JagerSouth Africa
Dmitry has great knowledge of Tallinn as well as a lot of passion for his work. We enjoyed a great morning with him
Alberto Duqued BobeUnited States
the man was great he did every thing I ask for as a Tour guide my self I know how bad some people can get
Douglas TurnerNew Zealand
Dmitry was a great source of information, but appeared to find it difficult to actually talk with us to pass the information on. He possibly would have been more at ease with a larger group - which was requested on his TbL entry, We got off to a bad start having to walk to the gate of the port in heavy rain, and then wait until he turned up. Later I found an email with his suggested time, which differed to the time given by TbL - which I was carrying. However we did learn a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Douglas, it was a pleasure meeting you. I have done all in my power to show you the city on its best side. I am sorry, that you had to walk all the way to and from the gate, but this is the rule of the Port of Talliinn. As for the meeting time, I had to correct it according to the ship arrival time which was changed last days prior to the arrival. I am thankful for your feedback. It will help me to improve the tours for the future travellers.
Dimitry was excellent and very informative on life in Estonia and the country's history
Traci A.Steinhausen, Switzerland
Dmitry was awesome. We started visiting some of the sights outside the old town, and then headed to the Upper and Lower parts of the historical center. Dmitry was full of interesting stories and facts that made the whole tour that much richer - loved some of his ghost stories as well! Thank you for a wonderful couple of hours making Tallinn come alive for us!
Roxanne PowerFlatrock, NL, Canada
Norman CheckorUnited States
Our tour and guide in Estonia was knowledgeable and very nice charming young fellow. Dmitry was a true professional Norman C.
Howard KristolUnited States
Ray D.United States
best tour of our cruise. informative, got see many things that most people would not, and the liquor tasting at the end was a treat
Evelyn Jean BrezaCharleston, SC, United States
Dmitry was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Estonia and Tallinn, in particular. We especially enjoyed the open air singing space, the presidential palace and the old town. He suggested we try some almonds, which were fantastic!
Some language issues
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: After assessment by his guide support manager, the guide's level of English was updated to Advanced, which means that the guide has excellent control of the language, is able to translate from his language to English quickly. He is able to express himself and can talk about more abstract things; such as science, politics, philosophy, history, without any problems
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
I would highly recommend Dmitry. We had been to Tallin before and he provided a new and interesting take on the city. He is full of interesting facts and showed us more than the "normal" sights listed in guide books. We will definitely use him next time we are in Tallin!!
Johannes CraffordSouth Africa
Dmitry was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide that brought Tallinn to life in 3 hours.
Jon DavisUnited States
Kathleen MoonUnited States
We loved Tallinn, Estonia and Dmitry was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We would highly recommend him for a tour.
Andy Royce98115, WA, United States
We were a group of 13 on a private tour and were very satisfied with our time in Tallin. Dmitry made good use of our time and covered all if not most of the major attractions including places that were of interest to our group of former teachers and professionals.
Lena RoweUnited States
It was a pleasant day and Dmitry gave me and my mother a very good tour.
Barbara BrunoUnited States
Dmitry was on time with a clean comfortable car. Although full of knowledge about his city he spoke too fast and low. He did improve, however, when this was mentioned. Would recommend more time in the old city and less in the outskirts.
Great tour, lots of great information and scenery. Also, Dmitry was able to answer all of our questions. The only reason I cannot give 5 stars is due to the fact that we could not get the complete image of the waterfalls as it was Summer at the time of our visit. Obviously at no fault of the guide. I would recommend this tour to a friend as the price is great for what you see and the guide was easy to speak to and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We left with some great memories and photos!
Nathan SchiffMacungie, PA, United States
Gary DeitschUnited States
Elizabeth JatczakUnited States
Dmitry was great! Very enthusiastic telling us legends and showing us the sites! We had a wonderful walking tour of Tailinn. Book with Dmitry you won't be disappointed!
Mark SimonsenUnited States
Very nice tour. Covered a lot of information about the city and country in a short period of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming, Mark! Wish you many more wonderful trips in the future Regards Dmitry
Barbara GilmoreUnited States
We used Dmitry from Estonia today on a customized tour. He was wonderful - full of knowledge and easy to talk with. We give him a 5 for everything. Barbara Gilmore
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara, it was a great pleasure to dig into the maritime history with you. Have a great time in Finland! Best wishes Dmitry
Celia RubinUnited States
Dmitry listened to what we asked to see, went out of his way to accommodate our requests. He was very knowledgeable about the history, city and the culture of Estonia. He was personable and had many suggestions on alternative sights to visit and photography. We would definitely do the tour with him again and recommend him as a guide for other tourists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Celia! It was a great pleasure to see you in our small but picturesque town. Come again one day! Best wishes from Tallinn Dmitry
Gary EphraimMontreal, QC, Canada
Had a good time. He shared many stories with us. Although it is not too difficult to see Tallinn on your own, having Dmitry as a guide made our morning tour much more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gary, thank you for coming! It was a pleasure indeed. Tell you friends that Estonia is beautiful and worth seeing. Kind regards from Tallinn
Kenneth GouldUnited States
Dmitry provided our group of 4 an informative, history packed 6 hour tour of Old Tallinn and the surrounding environs. Dmitry has wonderful transportation (van), a great command of English and an engaging personality. If you want to learn about Estonia as well as Tallinn, its history and culture, then I would highly recommend Dmitry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken, I am so glad that you managed to come to Estonia. After you have seen so many countries on your trip, I hope that Tallinn was small but precious pearl. It was a pleasure guiding you and your relatives. Wish you many more wonderful trips in the future Best wishes from Tallinn Dmitry
Thanks for a great, informative, fun day in Estonia :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you you for coming, Rebecca! Tallinn is missing you!
Robert FoxUnited States
Dima (Dmitry ) was a great tour guide. He really is dialed in on the history and the culture which was fantastic. I wanted to get in depth experience of Estonia beyond what a typical city bus tour provides, and Dima definitely provided that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert, Thank you for coming to Tallinn! It was a pleasure having this time with you, and I really hope that the message about hoe interesting Estonia is will travel this world with you. All the best! Dima
Caroline Pieszak GossGermany
Below average rating. Would not book with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm surprised by this review - nothing bad, disastrous or unusual happened. I have provided the tour in a way that 99,9% of clients before them adored. I'm sorry it did not work for them.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Dmitry about this tour as this review is in stark contrast to what other travelers have said. He is unsure why they were unhappy - his tour was delivered in his usual way, but they were not "happy campers'. We sought further clarification from the traveler and contacted Ms Goss by email and left a phone message for her, but received no response.
Customized SrlMESTRE, VENEZIA, Italy
The feedback I got from the group was very good. They felt very well with you and they were entirely satisfied with your explanations. No one complaint about the tour, they were very happy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Federico, I am glad that you've enjoyed Tallinn and my guiding despite the weather. Thank you, and hope to hear from you again! Best wishes Dmitry
Richard EdelenUnited States
Marvin R.bexley, OHIO, United States
We had a wonderful tour with Dimitry as we explored the new and old of Tallinn. He answered all of our questions and displayed a good sense of humor and patience as our group of 8 had a tendency to wonder off on ocassion. The only comment for the future is that we were not informed that Dimitry could not meet us at the ship and we had to walk out of the secure port area. Had another tour guide not informed us of this we might not have linked up with Dimitry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marvin! It was a pleasure spending a day with you. Thank you for coming. As for the meeting place, I have sent you a letter with detailed and clear explanation of meeting at the security gate of the port. And there is only one gate there. I am upset with the fact that you have difficulty finding me. But thank you for your recommendation, I will be even more accurate in the future. Kind regards Dmitry
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks for your specific feedback. We've spoken to Dmitri about this and asked him to edit his tour description to mention the meeting place. Individual guides are not allowed in the secure area. He did send a message about meeting outside, but only 5 days before the tour, thus it was not received by Mr. Resnik.
Rosemary GreenlawUnited Kingdom
Dmitry was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We were impressed with his enthusiasm and his obvious love for the city. He was very kind to us, a couple of partially disabled tourists, and tailored the tour very well to our level of ability. In addition he was extremely helpful and competent when our travel plans went awry at the end of the tour; we would have been in real trouble without him! Thank you, Dmitry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rosemary! It was a great pleasure to spend these hours with you. I wish you many more wonderful trips in the future! Kind regards from Tallinn Dmitry
Amalia OrtegaUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've attempted to contact the traveler for further details, but we had no success.
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
Dmitry is a very knowledge and friendly young man who is very happy to share his knowledge and love of his city Tallinn. I highly recommend Dmitry as he did all he could to make our tour interesting and enjoyable. We hope one day to return to Tallin and if so we would most certainly contact Tours by Locals and Dmitry to conduct our tour. Thank you Dmitry for a lovely day in Tallin. Annette & Geoff, Margaret & Doug. Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming, Annette! Having time with you was a great pleasure. Hope to see you in Tallinn again! Best regards Dmitry
Kenneth L.United States
Dmitry was the best part of my trip to Tallinn. He meet us at the cruise terminal as arranged. we then had a 1.5 hr driving tour of Tallinn followed by a 2.5 hr walking tour through the city. Dmitry was very knowledgable and personable. He provided us with great knowledge of old Tallinn as well as new Tallinn. Following our tour he joined my party for lunch. It was a pleasure to tour with Dmitry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken, I was a great pleasure for me to welcome you and your friends in Tallinn. You were wonderful! Even despite big celebration the night before :). Thank you for coming! Warm regards from Tallinn Dmitry
Anthony HynesWANNIASSA, ACT, Australia
Dmitry is an excellent guide with a great understanding and appreciation of the history and character of Tallinn. We couldn't have asked for a better introduction to this wonderful city. Although we only took the Legends Tour, Dmitry incorporated some historical background for us because we had never been to Estonia before.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, It was a pleasure, welcoming you in Tallinn. Glad, that you liked our beautiful town. Wish you more wonderful trips. Best regards from Tallinn Dmitry