About Us

Saku Travel-Tallinn Private Tours is a tour company independently owned and operated by partners team Maarja Laiapea and Jüri Pokk.

In our travels, we´re often moved by hospitality and warmth of people wherever we go. For us, hosting private tours is a way of giving back some of the love we´ve received.
We hope to see you in Tallinn soon!

Our Team


Tour guide since 2006, Maarja has an ongoing love affair with Tallinn– its residents, cultural significance, and the simple yet lovely architecture. She can often be found wandering the side streets of Tallinn Old Town, on her own and with our visitors from cruise ships. Maarja would be thrilled to meet Christian Ackermann whose wooden carvings decorate several buildings in the city since 1670s. She sees guiding as the perfect combination of learning about and discussing the history and contemporary life of Estonia, meeting fantastic people from around the world and spending time in fresh air.


Jüri is interested in cities, especially their histories and the ways that the past experiences continue to shape the present.  He believes „reading” a (new) city is captivating and that what’s not out there tells you almost as much as what’s out there. He helps you to get the most out of your day in Tallinn, driving you around in his comfy Mercedes Viano.  In winter time, he is an avid cross-country skier. Together with our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides Jüri is committed to making your Tallinn shore excursion the highlight of your Baltic Sea cruise.

A Boutique Style Company

Our focus is on quality not quantity. Great things often come in small packages…

Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2017

World Class Service

Knowledgeable, engaging tour guides. High-quality transportation. Customized itineraries.

Great Value

Prices are highly competitive compared to the rates offered by cruise lines.

Multiple Languages

Shore excursions are available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French.


Pick-up at Tallinn Cruise Harbor; and guaranteed return in time for departure.