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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eva was our guide on two days. Both tours were excellent -- Eva made them special!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Very good guide, explicit and easy going
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.