Jüri

Some Guide

Jüri doesn't stand in one place for longer than 27.86 seconds. After the set time is over, he will either run, jump or teleport to a next place to discover. Occasionally he moves by the means of somersaulting. The only way for him to stay put is to talk about Estonian history and his own experience, thoughts about the country and life.

At an early age, Jüri figured out being happy feels quite awesome, so now he has turned it into somewhat of a permanent emotional stage. The only time a smile disappears from his face for a few seconds is when someone scores a goal against the Estonian national football team. This happens quite often, so Jüri has gotten really good at explaining to the players on the other side of the television what they should have done. Luckily, nobody has taken his advice yet.

Jüri is one of the many people in our company trying to figure out what to do with their degrees. He studies history, so he likes old stuff. Being a tour guide usually has something to do with old stuff.


Tours: Lahemaa National Park/Best of Tallinn 5h Car & Walking Tour/Riga-Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus/Best of Tallinn 4h Bike & Walking Tour/Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski/Western Coast & Haapsalu/Tallinn Walking Tour (Old Town)/Best of Tallinn 3h Walking Tour/Narva & The Eastern Bloc/Tallinn Ghost Tour/Lahemaa National Park + Tallinn Old Town Tour/Custom Tour/Funky Bike Tour to Kalamaja/Tallinn-Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus/Beautiful Bike Tour to Kadriorg & Pirita/Tallinn Pubcrawl/Tallinn Free Tour
Languages: Estonian /English


What people say about Jüri:

We had fantastic day with George in Lahemaa national park. We had tons of questions related to history and he knew all the asnwers which made our day really interesting and fun. I wish all estonians were more like him and have so much energy and fun all the time. Thank you so much!
Carmen, Indonesia
Absolutely awesome tour of the Old Town in Tallin. Our guide's, Jüri's, enthusiasm and joy were contagious. You could see he really enjoys what he is doing and is great at it: great historical knowledge and a wonderful sense of humour, open to chat and provide additional information, very friendly. The tour practically flew by - when I looked at my watch I couldn't believe how late it is, since the trip was so engaging. I can definitely recommend touring with Jüri, he will make you fall in love with Tallin.
Barbara, Poland
Daytrip to Talehaa: best experience of the stay!! Great program with beautiful nature and sowjet relicts that I've never seen before. I can only strongly recommend it, it is worth every cent. And don't miss the delicious lunch that is offnered in the tour - one of the best meals I've eaten in Estonia. Special thanks to the absolutly great guide Jüri (George): so friendly, so many facts and fun and perfect English speaking - best guide :-) Thanks from Germany Katharina
Katharina, Germany
We had an awesome trip a couple weeks ago. The guide (George) was absolutly fun and entertaining (his summersaults are amazing :P ). His knowledge about the estorian history is remarkable! The lunch was the best salmon we ever had! The host was friendly and made ourself feel comfortable. Overall the whole tour was worth it.
Lu & Patrick, Germany
We had a chance to take the tour comprising the Haapsalu sea resort tour as well as some picturesque landscapes and ruins in the North-Western Estonia with our guide George (or Juri for those more familiar with Estonian names). George was an excellent guide who showed us very interesting places and always gave relevant comments. He was very nice and easy-going and eager to answer our questions. We particularly appreciated his personal involvement in the tour as he did not hesitate to go off the road to show us the most beautiful places on the seaside. The Haapsalu tour with George was one of our journey to Baltic countries’ highlights and we thank him once again for his great work.
Lea and Piotr, Switzerland
Last week we did the Lahemma National Park Tour with our guide George. We were lucky having the fist day of sunshine this year which made the tour even more awesome than it would have been otherwise. George gave an interesting overview on Estonias nature and culture. We went to some different places (a walk through bog, an abandoned submarine station, a waterfall, a canyon) and had an amazing lunch at Käsmo. George made the tour really interesting and funny by his own inimitable way of telling us historical stuff and fun facts. Thanks for the memorable day! We would do it again!
Julian & Katharina, Germany
Traveller Tours korraldas meile väga meeldejäävad reisid Lahemaale ja Loode-Eestisse. Kuigi oleme kõik eestlased ja peaksime kodumaad tundma, oli avastamisrõõmu palju ning retkejuht Jüri suutis meid üllatada paljude huvitavate faktidega.
Remo, Eesti
Durante il mio soggiorno a Tallin ho prenotato una escursione per Lahemaa. Guardando sulla guida Lonely Planet, ho trovato City Bike che propone questo tour della Traveller. Il costo per l'intera giornata è stato di 49 euro. L'organizzazione è stata perfetta!! Le guide sono ragazzi giovani ed io ho avuto la fortuna di capitare con Juri. Sprizza gioia di vivere da tutti i pori e ha un sorriso meraviglioso, sinceramente all'inizio ho avuto qualche momento di esitazione vedendolo così con tutto questo "argento vivo" addosso, invece non solo è stato affidabilissimo come driver, ma è stato eccezionale come guida. Ha una preparazione storica encomiabile ed è coinvolgente nei suoi racconti quando mostra i siti ex sovietici o le bellezze della natura senza che mai il suo sorriso venga meno. Durante il tour si vedono paesaggi molto diversi tra loro, devo dire che mi è piaciuto veramente tanto. Il pranzo, che non è incluso, ma è a un prezzo contenuto (10 euro) è stato delizioso. Abbiamo pranzato a Kasmu ospiti della famiglia che gestisce il piccolo, ma molto caratteristico museo, e che ha cucinato per noi. Il salmone è stato a dir poco divino. Ancora un grande grazie a Juri e ancora complimenti per la sua professionalità e per la sua preparazione.
Sandra, Italia
We went on the Lahemaa national park tour on the 16th July 2014 and our guide was George. He was a very knowledgeable and great person as well as an excellent organizer. He was very friendly and engaging we were having such fun talking a lot about mushrooms and day to day life in Estonia. The fish lunch in lovely Käsmu was delicious and the people there had lots of character. We especially love the bog walk. Thanks a lot George. Hopefully we meet again on another tour.
Peter & Niloo, Sweden
We had a great trip with George on Saturday June 28th to Narva. This was a great experience and George a great guide. We strongly recommend this tour, to all, who wants to understand about estonian history.
Iris and Gerd, Germany
My family and I, five of us, scheduled a private tour since we came on a cruise and were trying to avoid the mob scene. George, our guide was fantastic, he had tons of energy and you could tell how much he loved relaying the history of Tallinn and Estonia in general. Our private tour was about 2 1/2 hours, George showed us a little extra after we were enjoying ourselves so much. Over by the university we were fortunate enough to see some of the exhibits being put together for the Lillie fair if I can remember correctly. Tallinn is a beautiful little town surrounded by medieval walls with a couple gorgeous churches and quaint side streets. I cannot say enough how surprised and how much we will cherish our tour with George. Thank you guys!
Jill, USA
My friend and I went on the day trip to Lahemaa National Park in June 2014 and had a fantastic time. Our guide Jüri (George) was fantastic - the most enthusiastic guide we have had on our trip so far. He made sure we saw what we wanted to see, and was very perceptive and receptive to what we wanted to do. He was very knowledgable and told great stories of the history and culture of Estonia. We even had an interesting political conversation that was objective and open-minded. He was also very clear and organised in guiding us and made it all very easy and smooth. Although the weather was a little dreary on the day, he was very positive and we had lots of fun! We really appreciate Jüri's efforts to make the tour what it was - a stark contrast to stock-standard tour guides who struggle to deviate from the set course/script.
Janelle, Austarlia
It was such an amazing tour. Marc and I would always be part of the tour again. Our tour guide was Jüri and he was brilliant. Had made us laugh all the time and he wasn't not always funny but also very informative. We learnt a lot about the history and also had time to digest all the information while the fantastic lunch we had at the Baltic Sea Side in a boat. All in all it was fantastic every time again. Thank so much, Isabell and Marc.
Isabell, United


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