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St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour provided by ULKOtours

St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour

St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs • Day tour along the private itinerary
Exclusions
Transfers & transportation • Any entrance fees & donations • Meals / snacks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Alexander Column, Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324 Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs • Day tour along the private itinerary
Exclusions
Transfers & transportation • Any entrance fees & donations • Meals / snacks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Alexander Column, Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324 Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the sightseeing preferences (so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
The tour is NOT suitable for cruise ship passengers.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alexander Column
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Peter and Paul Fortress
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    State Russian Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Faberge Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Alexander Column
    Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324
    Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
    See address & details
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Denise
2 contributions
Thank you Ulko for a perfect holiday in St Petersburg!
Sep 2019
Ulko Tours arranged the perfect 4 day solo private tour of St Petersburg highlights for me. Ksenia in the office was a delight and customized my tour to my liking and was also very responsive to any questions. Sergei, my wonderful driver picked me up at the airport in a very clean, comfortable and luxurious car, drove me around for 4 days of sightseeing and dropped me off at the airport on my final day. He was kind and courteous and never impatient with the traffic or hours spent waiting for us to return to the car. Last but not least was Liza, my guide. I was concerned about doing a solo private tour in case I didn't care for the guide I'd be hanging with all day every day but Liza is amazing! Warm, friendly and a font of knowledge of Russian history. You can tell she is passionate about the subject as it never felt she was simply reciting facts. I learned so much and felt like I made a friend. We are both well traveled so we shared thoughts on mutual favourite destinations as well as favourite films and programs. We also enjoyed comparing our different cultures (I am Canadian). I can't thank her nor Ulko Tours enough for making my time in their City one of my best holidays ever.
Written 17 September 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Denise, On behalf of the ULKO Tours team, I would like to thank you for such a great review! Ksenia, Liza, and Sergey make one of the dream-teams of UlkoTours, indeed. We are grateful to hear that you've enjoyed your time in Saint Petersburg with them! We hope to see you on other excursions with us, maybe not only to Saint Petersburg but also to Moscow or any other destinations in the Baltics! Best regards, Julia Kharlamova
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rick P
Grosse Pointe Park, United States3 contributions
Delightful Tour of St. Petersburg
Jul 2019 • Couples
ULKO arranged with my wife and me to map out a day trip that would optimize our time and see a broad range of sites. Nadya, our tour guide, was absolutely wonderful and we immediately felt a close tie to her. Her command of English was outstanding and her command of historic and artistic details of the various churches and palaces we visited was extraordinary. We could not have been happier with the tour, the tour guide and the driver.
Written 16 July 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Rick, Thank you for your wonderful review! It is always so pleasing to hear that our guests love being in Saint Petersburg! Thank you for your warm words about Nadya, your tour guide, too! We are proud to have her as a part of our team. We hope your visit to Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, had sparked more interest in our rich and intriguing history that you are coming one day! We hope to see you soon in Russia again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Aria N.
1 contribution
Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide
Jul 2019 • Family
Our tour guide, Margarita, had a vast knowledge ranging from art to culture to history. She was cheerful and enthusiastic and made the tour enjoyable for our group ranging from ages 14-60. An action-packed day with not a dull moment in the 8 hours. I cannot recommend Ulko Tours enough.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear nadkarnitravels, Thank you for your feedback! We love it and it warms our hearts to know that our guests love St. Petersburg as much as we do :) Margarita, indeed, is a marvelous guide, and she enjoyed working with you as well! We want to mention that the whole UlkoTeam would love to see you on board with us – maybe on a trip to Moscow or a Baltic State. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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thekozels
Nashville, TN1 contribution
Great tour for mobility disabled
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our group of four included one mobility handicapped individual (myself). We had two days in St. Petersburg with our first day consisting of two tours provided by the cruise line. When we arrived in St. Petersburg, I was advised that they could not allow use of my scooter and did not recommend going on tours. Fortunately, we had booked a private tour with Ulko for our second day. They provided a comfortable van, very good driver, a package of materials, and an excellent guide. We toured Peterhof Palace and our guide Elena did an excellent job getting us in and a wheelchair. She gave us a guided tour of the Palace treasures and the Gardens. We came into St. Petersburg to tour the Faberge Museum and our guide took us to a dumpling cafe so we could sample Russian favorites. The tour included a tour of the city and a stop to shop as we requested. Our guide, Elena was excellent and showed us the advantage of a private tour and attention to my disability. Our only regret is we did not use them for both days we had available.
Written 17 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear thekozels, Thank you for this review. It is always important for us to work with every guest individually, even if they come in a group tour. Therefore, we try to develop touring programmes for any tourist category. We are happy that our team has managed to satisfy all of the requests and we hope to see you onboard with Ulko again. Hopefully, it would be a longer tour so that we could show you a bit more of our beautiful country :) Best regards, Elena Ulko.
Written 17 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pongster68
1 contribution
Amazing tour, very flexible and accomodating
Aug 2018 • Family
First of all, I would like to express my thanks to Ulko Tours for the flexibility they demonstrated right from the beginning when I first contacted them. We were on a cruise stopping at St Petersburg for only 1 day so time was very limited for us. We wanted to see "everything" which was impossible. But because of Ulko tour's knowledge (thanks to Ksenia for being flexible and providing expert suggestions) and connections to the museums and palaces, we were able to make the most of our time there. We saw Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, Hermitage, Church of Spilled Blood and St Isaacs all in 1 day. It was amazing. Our guide Nadia was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Our driver Archie was great as well. It was a private custom tour just for 3 of us at a very reasonable cost. We had special side door entrance (skipping the lines) for Catherine palace. We were also on the non-crowded side of the rooms. I felt like a super VIP in the Amber room when the other side of room was packed with tourists from the large tours while on the side of the room it was just 3 of us plus our guide. if you are going to St Petersburg, you must book with Ulko Tours. It's as simple as that.
Written 4 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Pongster68, Thank you for this review. Nadia, indeed, is a good guide and we do everything for our guests to feel like VIPs. We hope to see you again in Russia soon enough, so that you could see more of our beautiful country. Best regards, Elena Ulko.
Written 10 September 2018
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Raquel S
6 contributions
Friendly, knowledgeable, kind, and easy to understand tour guide!
Aug 2018 • Family
I have been on many tours around the world, and sometimes tour guides can be dull, unenthusiastic, or their English is so poor that you cannot understand them due to their accent or limited vocabulary. This tour guide was absolutely lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her as she was very accommodating, thorough in her knowledge of the history, and spoke very good and clear English. Highly recommend this company for future tours in St. Petersburg Russia.
Written 3 September 2018
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Dear Raquel, Thank you for your review. We love to read positive feedback from our guests and we hope to see you back in Russia soon! Best regards, Elena Ulko.
Written 10 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ildieg
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions
Great customized option for Russia!
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was greatly impressed but the fast and personal service received. Ulko Tours was fast and efficient in accommodating my personal needs.
Written 9 August 2018
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Dear ildieg, Thank you for this review. We hope you've enjoyed your trip! Best regards, Elena.
Written 16 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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