About us

Tere tulemast, Welcome!
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.
Ten years ago (in 2012) we quit our 9 to 5 jobs and established Saku Travel – from a passion for touring Tallinn, exploring the countryside and meeting new people. We specialized in providing private tours for small groups of clients.
We were delighted to have been awarded a “TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence” four years in a row: 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Then the Covid pandemic started…

Now, in spring 2022 we´re glad to announce that we are back. Our vision hasn’t changed: to deliver high-quality private tours and focus on your experience. We point out things that you might otherwise not notice and share with you stories that the guide books couldn’t squeeze in.
If the tour includes a driving element, you will have a tour guide (Maarja or Li) and a separate driver (Jüri). The duration of the driving portion is given in the itinerary. You will ride in a black Merecedes Viano minivan, climate controlled for your comfort.
The easiest way to contact us is by filling in the request form (which you will find on each tour page) or by sending an email tours@sakutravel.ee

We look forward to meeting you!
Maarja Laiapea & Jüri Pokk

Our Team

Co-founder, tour guide & organizer

The story of Estonia is told through its culture, nature, buildings and of course its people. I love my country, my home town Tallinn, and I'd love to share that enthusiasm with you in a relaxed and informative way. My attention to detail will ensure you have a memorable private tour tailored to suit your interests and time frame.

Co-founder, tech guy & driver

I manage the IT- side of the company and lead our clients through Tallinn and the surrounding areas in my sweet Mercedes. Along with Maarja, I was involved in setting up the company from day one. I'm committed to making your tour the highlight of your visit to Estonia.

tour guide

Personal Attention

Comfort touring at a pace that suits you. Customized itineraries.



Time Well Spent

A private tour away from large groups. Out-of-the-ordinary experience.

A Boutique Style Company

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

Hotel/ cruise terminal pick up

We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour

Wealth of local expertise

Plenty of local insight into Tallinn and its surroundings. Recommendations of places of interest.