My name is Maarja Laiapea and I’m in charge of  Tallinn Small Group Tours. Tour guide since 2006, I have  an ongoing love affair with Tallinn– its history, cultural significance, and the simple yet lovely architecture.  Since then, I´ve wanted to share my hometown with the world.

Five years ago,  I founded with my partner a tour operator Saku Travel-Tallinn Private Tours. TripAdvisor soon lit up with glowing testimonials from our clients across the globe. As the name says, the company  was and is focused on private tours. However, every now and then cruise travellers emailed us: „We don´t mind joining a small group or having a semi-private tour“.

This winter (2019), I put in some research  and discovered a promising gap in the market. This is how Tallinn Small Group Tours was born  – out of demand.

I believe more than just good company, a quality guide is the key to a destination. Your tour guide will be one of our team members: Tiiu, Katrin, Li, Kristel, Hõbe or Maarja. Each of us brings our own unique sensibility and insight to our tour, but one thing is common: we wish to provide you with the most engaging small-group shore excursion Tallinn has to offer, designed to ensure you capture the essence of the city and the country of Estonia.

What to expect?:
-small group of up to 12 people
-round-trip transfer from/to the cruise terminal gate
-a balance of stories about Tallinn’s past and present, interesting facts
-carefully crafted itinerary
-some walking (2.4-4 km/ 1.5-2.5 miles depending on the tour you´ll choose)
-high-quality vehicles
-plenty of free time (1-1.5 hours depending on the tour you´ll choose)

Join me and my team for a small-group tour of Tallinn. We look forward to meeting you in person!

Warmest regards,
Maarja Laiapea



Small group size

Never more than 12 people on a tour. This is a personal experience.


Premium quality service

We go out of our way whenever possible to provide an excellent service: one we ourselves would love to receive.


Great Value

We believe high standards and reasonable prices are very compatible.


Pick-up at Tallinn Cruise Terminal

….and guaranteed return in time for departure.


Wealth of local expertise

Plenty of local insight into Tallinn. Well-versed guides who bring places to life.


Secure online booking & payment

….and hassle-free cancellation policy