Troy De SotoBelgium
Davide was knowledgeable and personable. He adapted to our needs and fit in as much as he could in the time allowed. I would have preferred a native-born Estonian all other things equal but we were very satisfied with Davide's apparent understanding of the history and at least some of the culture after living in Estonia for many years. Troy De Soto
We had a great day with Davide! Throuoghly knowledgeable, friendly and punctual. Highly recommended!
Ryan JonsonUnited States
Davide did an excellent job with our tour. He provided great insight into life within Estonia and a wealth of historical information to help us understand the changes that have occurred within the country over the past few centuries. I would highly recommend Davide for any of your tour needs.
Larry YuUnited States
Absolutely amazing. Davide adapted his tour for me, was very flexible in making arrangements and kept on top of the details. He provided great background on how the history of Estonia factored into the architecture and design of the city, as well as insights on the culture of the city and the people who live there. More importantly, Davide was friendly and easygoing; we got to know each quickly. It felt more like a tour from an old friend. This far exceeded my expectations.
Norma Eleanor SyUnited States
Donna OrtegaUnited States
Davide started our tour while it was raining so it was challenging for him. However, he made our tour interesting and fun. He clearly loved Talin and enjoyed his job.
Eva MedallaUnited States
Would return to Tallin if given the chance!! Davide is an excellent guide, my friends and I enjoyed our trip to Tallin and learned so much from Davide. We enjoyed our elk sandwich as suggested by Davide. Its a must try if you are going to Tallin. If there are 10 stars I will give Davide 10 stars !!! Knowledgeable and Excellent Guide. I have been using Tours by locals for a few years now and so far all the guides we have hired are all excellent. Thank you Tours by Locals!!!
Jerry WilsonUnited States
Dean BealsUnited States
Davide was an excellent guide. Had clear ides about what to show us in Tallin but was also open to our suggestions and needs. Took us to a lovely place for lunch. Was very detail oriented and easy to work with. Was on time and a good communicator (English excellent) - met us at Ferry from Helsinki. I would highly recommend
Ed CarhartUnited States
Davide was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable in the city's, country, and regions history, culture, and current events. He made the tour both interesting and enjoyable for our group of eight. I highly recommend him.
James F.United States
Clear English, friendly, knowledgeable. Provided both Estonian and Russian perspectives of Tallin. Flexible in schedule and what we saw. Great!
Pamela TudorUnited States
Davide was a superb guide. We felt lucky to have had him for the day in Tallinn. We saw and learned so much of the Estonian history, its people, its culture and places off the usual touristy track. Plus, Davide was most enjoyable to be with! We are grateful for the time he spent with us informing us about his beautiful city and country.
Brian MullenUnited States
We enjoyed learning about Estonian history and culture through our day with Davide. He's very passionate and knowledgeable. Great communicator and easy to work with.
Annemarie SalowskiUnited States
Davide was excellent. He spoke fluent English. Was very flexible and accommodating to our party of 6 whose ages and activity levels varied greatly. He knew the history and stories behind all the landmarks and historic places.
Tammy CoxenUnited States
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Julia OlreeUnited States
Davide's enthusiasm and knowledge was fantastic. He shared an unbiased viewpoint of Tallin's history and left us with an appreciation of the area. Highly recommend!
David BonnetUnited States
Talked about much more than just sights. Took us to her home, fed us lunch and showed is pictures of family members shipped to Russian Siberian gulag
Sunita BanerjeeUnited States
Lorey HalladaUnited States
We had a great time with Davide, from the lunch at the wonderful restaurant he reserved for us to the dinner at the great restaurant he recommended. In between, we learned so much about Tallinn and Estonia, and that information was illustrated by the drive outside the old town and then back into the walled city. We would highly recommend him to future travelers. We were not on a cruise, simply staying overnight for a day in Tallinn, and found our time to be well spent.
Alan B.United Kingdom
we agreed the bespoke content in advance and it was delivered perfectly. Guide was friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Lunch stop gave us a good opportunity to sample local dishes.
Greg YatmanUnited States
Davide was a fantastic tour guide, a wonderful ambassador for his city and the perfect person to ensure that we enjoyed the sights, the history, the food and especially the beer of Tallinn. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 2 children & Davide was able to lead the tour perfect for the pace and interests of adults and children alike. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a fun, memorable and unique tour of a beautiful city...while having a few fantastic beers!
Alan CharinUnited States
We have used many guides over the years. Davide was one of the best.
Davide was a wonderful host, showing us the various historical sites, and explaining briefly but succinctly the background details about them. His choice of a small deli for lunch was charming (and did not take away much time from the rest of the planned stops). We would definitely choose him again.
We enjoyed our tour with Davide today, walking around the Old Town and learning about its history. Davide is full of knowledge about the historical events that have shaped Tallinn, and he was able to give us insights into many of the significant buildings in the Old Town. Overall it was a great tour.
Kitty TollDanville, VERMONT, United States
Excellent walking tour. Information and history provided were tops. Enjoyed our conversations.Tallin is a beautiful city and we all hope to return.
Barbara PlotnickUnited States
Davide gave us a great understanding of the area and made the tour interesting and fun.
Very effektive was of getingelt to know the Öls town; allowed us to get an Insichgehen view of life today in Estonia, Open to out Question to any topic; made out stay unique
Davide is a very knowledgeable guy that puts the history of Tallin, Estonia in easy terms. From its ancient beginnings to today, you will gain a good understanding of this unique city and country. We had limited time in Tallin but Davide made sure we got to see the important sites efficiently but in a comprehensive way... a reindeer ham sandwich with local beer capped our walking tour! Thank you Davide!
Paul LancosUnited States
David was an amazing guide. He met our party of 6 at the cruise terminal and proceeded to give us a great understanding of Tallinn's history, first as a great medieval port city, then under Russian occupation and finally its rebirth post Russia. We started out by car in order to see the area surrounding Tallinn and then ended up on a walking tour of the walled old city. He recommended a great restaurant for lunch and we had our first taste of reindeer meat (delicious!). All in all a great experience!
Robert G.United States
Our tour with Davide was a fun-filled and educational day. He is knowledgeable, personable, and accommodated our handicaps and dietary restrictions. We had a fabulous lunch of local cheese and reindeer meat. Went to see Marzipan candies being painted, and of course bought some. I would highly recommend Davide. He customized our tour to accommodate our preferences and needs.
David BairdChristchurch, New Zealand
Davide gave me a comprehensive overview of Estonian/Tallinn history. He was very personable and took me to see the best sites of Tallinn. We didn't have time to go into some of the sites, but if you have longer then the town is small enough to walk back to those you want to go into. We went to a great old pub for lunch, and he showed me good shops for things I wanted to buy.
James AlexanderUnited Kingdom
Loved the tour, Davide is knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended!
Sharon SmithUnited States
Had a great time with Davide walking the two old towns of Tallinn. Davide was informative and happy to answer all our questions. We appreciated his perspectives as someone who understands other countries, too, and how Estonia fits in/compares relatively, as well as current affairs in Estonia. He was helpful with restaurant recommendations and suggestions for our drive to Riga. Davide is a great guy and guide. We highly recommend him.
Janie TiptonUnited States
From the first, we realized Davide's knowledge of Tallinn was going to be great for us. He explained the two communities clearly. This was so amazing because this was a puzzle but interesting. the visit to Peter the Great's summer-home with it's gardens' symmetry of old was wonderful. He was very conscience of my having to ride a scooter and made accommodations so I could enjoy City Center and the fairy-like shops and streets of Old town. Great guide!
Larry WhiteUnited States
Davide was extremely knowledgable and interesting. Compared to some people we spoke to on the ferry back to Helsinki that took a 1.5 hr walking tour of Tallinn, we saw and learned so much more about Estonian history and its present. Extremely glad we toured with Davide, recommend that you not miss the opportunity if you go to Tallinn.
Elliot KeyneUnited States
Davide is an outstanding tour guide. He is a history expert on Estonia and its surrounding neighbor countries. He took us throughout Tallinn which is a wonderful, historical city interesting city. Davide made a place we visited a treat. He is warm, considerate with a good sense of humor. I recommend him to everyone to experience Tallinn and Estonia. My wife and I rate him AAA+.
David catered for all the individual needs of our group and had a wealth of knowledge that he shared.
Mary Hawker FraserUnited States
Lee FriedmanUnited States
Davide was was very knowledgeable and well versed in the history of Estonia. We also appreciated his flexibility to indulge some of our shopping desires and local culture.
Rob LandgrenUnited States
We had a fabulous day in Tallinn. We really felt like we were able to enjoy all the sights in a very organized manner. It was part driving and part walking. Everyone in the group felt that we had a wonderful overview of the town. The mix of driving and walking was a perfect blend. Davide was able to share his insights and knowledge of the area customs and culture. He also arranged a very fun lunch in a local restaurant that was a lot of fun. The day was perfect I would recommend Davide to anyone.
Kate PixleyUnited States
Davide did a great job of orienting us to the complex and fascinating history of Tallinn. We particularly appreciated his lunch recommendation at the 'medieval' restaurant in town. Our only suggestion is that he 'read' his group a little better; after our previous intensive days on the go in Helsinki and St. Petersburg, by the time we got to Tallinn we were a little saturated on history; more wandering and exploring probably would have served our group better.
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
We had a great time with Davide, he was extremely knowledgeable, the town was very pretty. I would recommend him to anyone going to this area, without hesitation. He Was very easy to get along with and very accommodating to our desires and needs. He also took us to a wonderful medieval restaurant that was a real treat.
Davide was an excellent guide and companion. He is very knowledgeable and made our visit to Tallin very memorable and entertaining.
Joseph MicatrottoUnited States
Have done TbL throughout the world and NO one has been better...most awesome...he was incredible. I would select him over and over. Knowledgable, brilliant and accommodating!!!
Robert Barry JrLos Angeles, CA, United States
David did a wonderful job - prompt, reliable and fun to be with.
Atilio CanessaCosta Rica
Our guide was Davide. He was very knowlageble about the history of Tallin. Very punctual and gracious. Excellent. Would recommend without a question. Nuestro guia fue Davide. Tenia mucho conocimiento de la historia de Tallin. Fue muy puntual al recogernos y simpatico. Excelente guia. Lo recomendaria sin duda alguna. Por cierto a nosotros nos hablo en un uy buen castellano.
Cora JamesUnited States
Tallinn was very beautiful and Davide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our visit to the Medieval Restaurant and the walk through Tallinn. We only wish there had been more time to see more of Tallinn. We were only able to see a small part of the town and would have liked to see more. Thank you!
Maria AlonsoUnited States
Davide was a great tour guide, very well informed of history of the city and showing us all around town, The small town of Tallinn is quite beautiful, we loved evry minute that we were there.
Sheila Mae VelillaPhilippines
A very knowledgeable and dependable guide. The time was well spent. Davide even took time out to look for the cellphone that one of the group members lost, was able to find it and was very nice to send it back.
Chris HinesUnited States
Davide is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Tallinn and its history and offers all sorts of anecdotes about the people, buildings, and surroundings. He is very easy to get along with and talk to. We very much enjoyed our 4+ hours with Davide and he made sure that we really got our monies worth. He made excellent restaurant/bar recommendations and even recommended a guide for our stay in Helsinki! Thanks so much! You would be lucky to have Davide show you around! FloridaFriends
Jose L MundoUnited States
Davide is an amazing human being, very knowledgeable of Estonia, Russia and Tallinn history. I would definitely recommend him, without any doubt, to anyone.
Xiaodan ZhangUnited States
Davide is an exceptional and outstanding tour guide that provides such keen and clear analysis about the nation of Estonia. His charm and his knowledge about the culture & history of the Eastern European region has amazed us tremendously. As a tour guide, not only does he get the job done, but he also gets to know the group personally. By the end of the day, my family and I would highly recommend Davide as the tour guide for the Estonian stop.
Maria Lucia BrandaoBrazil
Davide is one of the best guide we have had in Tours by locals. Excelent !!!
Our group of 7 people thoroughly enjoyed the "outsider" perspective that Davide was able to provide on the history of Tallinn due to the fact that he was born and has lived outside Estonia. Davide provided a very interesting and knowledgeable tour of Pirita, Kadriog Park and Old Tallinn. He personally provided us with excellent transportation between these sites. He was flexible in his approach and accommodated our periodic needs for rest.
Keith HanstadUnited States
Davide was prompt,friendly and very knowledgeable about Tallin and it's unique history. We had a group of 8 off a Baltic cruise ship for the day in Estionia. We visited several cities on the Cruise and the group voted Davide as our favorite for the entire trip. His historical knowledge and affability truly made for a special experience we won't forget our special day with him.
Cindy W.Aurora, COLORADO, United States
Davide was very attentive to what we wanted to see and do. He was friendly and knowledgeable about what the area. He was also flexible with the unique sights and lengths of time we wanted to spend at each location. Thanks Again!!!!!! :D
Davide was an excellent guide, fluent in English, very knowledgeable, willing to do whatever the client requested and more. I would gladly request him again.:)
Edna GrassUnited States
Eight of us were cruising with a stop in Tallin. Davide gave us a great introduction to Tallin history and culture. He was prompt meeting us, had pre-arranged a taxi for us and saw us off to the shuttle bus at the end. He took us to an excellent restaurant with charm and good food. All of us enjoyed our day with him.
Jessica KeatingUnited States
Davide was a great tour guide! I am so glad we toured with him rather than any other guide offered through the ship. Don't hesitate to book him!
Great Tour. Davide was charming, and he certainly knew how to keep everybody interested in what he had to say. Highly recommended.
Juliette DavisUnited States
Davide was an incredible guide! He absolutely made our experience in Tallinn. He tailored our tour exactly how we requested and was incredibly knowledgeable on all facets of Estonian and Northern European history. He was also very professional, polite and friendly. We do private tours quite often and he was absolutely one of the best we have ever had!