To book a tour or ask for information, contact Pärnu Tourist Guides Association: 

Discover Pärnu with a guide

By a guide we don’t mean a guidebook in print or on your mobile device, we genuinely mean a tourist guide, in flesh and blood. A local person, well versed in our past and present. Pärnu Tourist Guides Association is the organisation where you can find them.

About the Association

Pärnu Tourist Guides Association was established 1994 and during our early years the major focus was on training new guides. While Estonia was part of the Soviet Union (1940-1991), we needed Russian and Estonian speaking guides to satisfy the needs of domestic tourists. In the re-independent Estonia, with an influx of foreign tourists, we faced demand for guides with a wider range of language skills. Our already qualified guides and those still in training began learning new languages and we soon had Finnish, Swedish and English-speaking guides in Pärnu.

In 2019 the Association celebrated its 25th anniversary, it is still going strong and active learning and training are some of its most important activities.

Working languages:

  • Estonian
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • English
  • Swedish
  • German
  • French

Why do you need a tourist guide?

The Association brings together guides with formal qualifications who have taken the local attestation exam allowing them to provide guided tours in the town and county of Pärnu. The history of a place contains a wealth of information, a myriad of facts, dates and names, but it is the guide who is able to add a face and personality to an obsolete name and fleshes out the dry bones of facts. 

Guides interpret, inform, entertain if necessary and tell stories. True, our guides know a lot about the past but are similarly good at talking about our everyday life. Ask your guide about their favourite café, the closest cobbler’s shop or the shortest route to the beach, and you’ll get the answer.

With our guides you can walk the streets of Pärnu but also have a cycling tour. Some of the boldest and fittest guides have done tours on Segway PT personal transporters too. Naturally, tourist guides can be booked for your car and coach tours.

Thematic tours

  • Our guides run a number of walks in central Pärnu such as:
  • Medieval Pärnu
  • Town architect Olev Siinmaa and his funk houses
  • Republic of Estonia 100

Our guides also run free tours (in Estonian) on the Day of Pärnu in early April every year and are involved in the activities of the Museum Night on the third Saturday of May. During the summer season we have many walks in different languages, both free and ticketed events.

English guides in Pärnu​

Veronika Meibaum
+372 5595 8038
Languages: Estonian, English, Russian
Hobbies: travelling, history, folk culture
Heli Tooman
+372 552 1047
Languages: Estonian, English
Hobbies: travelling, healthy life style, physical activities
Reet Näär
+372 5598 9246
Languages: Estonian, English
Hobbies: travelling, tennis, music
Ann Eichhorst
+372 564 4400
Languages: Estonian , English, German
Hobbies: dancing
Erika Jeret
+372 554 4796
Languages: Estonian, English
Hobbies: horticulture, floral design
Kaire Käära
+372 5698 0136
Languages: Estonian, English
Hobbies: yoga, local heritage
Malle Tiidla
+372 513 7793
Languages: Estonian, English, Finnish
Hobbies: cultural history
Evelyn Karlsson
+372 501 5844
Languages: Estonian, English, Finnish
Hobbies: travelling, theatre, handicraft
Triin Kolts
+372 5305 6741
Languages: Estonian, English, French
Hobbies: films, gastronomy
Eve Sass
+372 5809 4487
Languages: Estonian, English, French
Hobbies: sport, cultural history
Ingrid Dorbek
+372 551 2338
Languages: Estonian, French, German, English
Hobbies: nature, hiking