Green Tour Policy for Discover Estonia
Discover Estonia is the first “green” tour operator in Estonia.
When taking a tour or shore excursion in Estonia and Tallinn with Discover Estonia you can be assured you are participating in a “green tour” with careful attention being given to the environment, culture, and history of the attractions you will see.
Green Tour Policy
All our guides have been trained to use best practices regarding the environment. They also take care to communicate with tourists about local customs, cultural norms, etiquette, and history of Estonia and the attractions visited.
Our experienced guides bring exceptional knowledge of the historical attractions in Estonia and always try to connect past and present with interesting facts and stories that showcase the deep history of Estonia and Tallinn.
Discover Estonia guides are always conscious that tourists follow the rules of each historical attraction ensuring tourists don’t disturb, touch, or remove historical artifacts during the tour.
Our tours involve nature attractions and as such our guides inform tourists about best practices such as garbage disposal, staying on the designated paths, and the cultural significance of the attractions.
We help support the local community in Tallinn by giving our tourists a chance to experience local Estonian culture and heritage with tours that feature cultural attractions.
Our expert guides are trained to give more information about each cultural attraction that tourists can’t find in a guidebook which enhances the cultural experience.
Tourists are carefully instructed on local cultural etiquette including where it is not allowed to take photos.
All our routes are carefully planned to minimize CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise.
We carefully select a vehicle for each tour group that maximizes seating utilization for each group.
All our vehicles are properly maintained and repaired according to auto industry standards to help reduce noise, pollution, and leaks.
We ensure our mechanics properly dispose of motor oil that could harm the local environment.
Our drivers minimize the weight of the vehicles and verify correct tire pressure to reduce fuel consumption.
Our experienced drivers only start the engine just before departure to conserve fuel and minimize wasteful emissions.
Each driver takes care to accelerate and brake gently, changes gears early, and keeps to posted speed limits to reduce fuel consumption.
We only run the heat and air conditioning of our vehicles when passengers are inside to limit fuel consumption.
If a tour experiences heavy traffic where the vehicle is stopped for more than 3 minutes our drivers turn off the vehicle to save fuel.
We always try to offer our tourists a taste of local Estonian cuisine to support the local community.
We also give our tourists a chance to buy local Estonian food and eat it later.