Estonia

Exciting Estonia for extraordinary travel experiences with a twist!

Blue Drum Events is a full-service DMC, Meetings and Event Management Company catering to international clients who prefer adding a healthy dose of fun and entertainment to their incentive or travel program. It helps to think of us as a theatrical production house that develops original programmes, bespoke itineraries and tailor-made solutions according to the group’s needs. We organise historical and educational entertainment tours, presentations, conference breaks, incentive programmes, gala dinners, special events, theme parties, transfers, show catering, accommodation and venues.

Our ideas, our props, our team and our trusted sub-contractors help our clients organize unique events with a twist. We provide our services on an individual basis or as part of a full service package. Our team is full of creativity and always work enthusiastically for our clients. We love our job creating events to remember, and most importantly, we make it FUN!

Olavi Andla is the owner and creative soul of Blue Drum Events. He’s been in the business 15 years and knows all the secrets to entertaining international groups. Prior to founding Blue Drum Events in 2003, he worked as a TV host and producer, marketing manager and product manager. He’s an expert at thinking outside the box and dislikes boring programs. Use Blue Drum Events DMC to experience local flavour while having fun at the same time!

Incentive Travel Highlights in Estonia

  • Tallinn – The Medieval Pearl: Meet a motley cast of medieval characters who entertain you as you explore the cobblestone streets, old monasteries and guild houses of Tallinn’s much-loved Old Town. The most popular figures are the town guard Old Thomas, the pharmacist Johann Burchart, the maiden Adelheit and the Black Monk. We can take you back 500 years in time or let you poke around the jars and instruments in the oldest functioning pharmacy in Europe.
  • Meet Estonian Elves in a Peat Bog: Estonia is a land of peat bogs where mystical elves and witches live. Guests are taken to the World of Estonian Elves, a magical bog where most human beings would get hopelessly lost. You’ll get to see and touch the elves, or even dance with some of them in the smoky swamp. You can relax on the moss and enjoy the food the elves have prepared for you, and then sip birch sap while sitting on a log next to a crackling fire. A little bit creepy, but fun for sure.
  • Interrogation and Training for Soviet KGB Agents: Line up, capitalists! Do you have a visa for the USSR? What’s the purpose of your visit? Would you like to become a KGB agent in your own country? Say ”Hip-hip-hurray to the leaders of USSR!” This is a ‘histo-tainment’ tour where the Soviet militia entertains you in authentic Soviet buses and old Soviet venues. Na zdarovje, tovarishi!
  • IPad Adventure in the City and Countryside: Old meets new! Estonia isn’t just chock full of history, it’s also one of the world’s leading digital societies – a paradise for startups, and a nation where access to the internet is considered a human right. You’re invited to experience a bit of local flavour via our iPad adventure games. Your group will be divided into teams who are tasked with finding various checkpoints and carrying out the fun tasks that pop up on the iPad screens. Some checkpoints are manned by animators who like to twist your arms…gently of course. This game can be customized to fit the theme of your conference or company.
  • Motorized Paintball in a Soviet Military Zone: This is anger management taken to a whole new level. Your mission: conquer the enemy’s HQ, which hides a destructive missile and the oh-so-nasty Commander Uzuganov. Think carefully about your strategy before you attack! You need to prepare your bullets and vehicles before driving into the zone. Now yell as loud as you can and GO! This former military training ground is the perfect place for paintball battles or demolition derbies.
  • Estonian Party in an Authentic Tavern: Meet your Estonian host, Tõnis, as he welcomes you to the tavern. Here you’ll learn the most important Estonian phrases and get to play some Estonian musical instruments. You’ll be taught Estonian songs and dances, with Tõnis inviting beautiful Estonian girls to sing and dance along with you. Tõnis has also prepared some delicious Estonian food and the bravest of the guests can taste the most bizarre Estonian dishes as well. Weird but fun!
  • ‘Welcome to Estonia!’ Conference Break: Olaf, your Estonian host, leads this ‘info-tainment’-style presentation of Estonian culture, language, history and life in general. The humorous – but completely honest – overview of those crazy Estonians is perfect for conference participants or guests at a gala dinner.
  • Medieval Party: Tallinn is home to a number of unique venues where guests can experience authentic medieval-style feasts. You’ll be appropriately costumed in the hotel and walk as a group to the guild house where the feast takes place. Here you’ll wash your hands in rose water as you prepare to eat with your fingers or with the knife on your belt. An early music ensemble sets the mood, and before the main dish is served, you’ll be invited to practice medieval dances with the maiden Adelheit or the young merchant Schottelmund. Various troubadours, magicians, painters, acrobats will get you so deeply into the medieval spirit that you might even forget to snap a selfie with your mobile.