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St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour provided by ULKOtours

St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour

St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour
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from £191.38 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional English-speaking tour guide for 2 days • Comfortable tourist-class vehicle for 2 days • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Shared rivers & canals boat tour • Traditional Russian lunch (*if relevant option is selected) • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers) • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • No child meal for children 4 - 6 y.o. is provided. The surcharge for child meal is $15 USD. • Traditional Russian lunch (*if relevant option does not selected)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Ports:
Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
Inclusions
Professional English-speaking tour guide for 2 days • Comfortable tourist-class vehicle for 2 days • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Shared rivers & canals boat tour • Traditional Russian lunch (*if relevant option is selected) • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers) • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Gratuities • No child meal for children 4 - 6 y.o. is provided. The surcharge for child meal is $15 USD. • Traditional Russian lunch (*if relevant option does not selected)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
Ports:
Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (vegetarian/gluten-free etc), otherwise you will be served the same meal as the rest of the group.
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please note: waiting time is limited to 30 minutes after scheduled tour start time
Due to its high intensity, the tour is not recommended for travelers with children under 7 years old. If you would like to have your child under 7 years old with you on this tour, please contact us for more details.
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
18 stops
Day 1
City Tour, Peterhof Gardens,...
Day 2
The Hermitage Museum, Yusupov...
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brymcd
Scotland1,486 contributions
2 day shore excursion - well worth the money
Aug 2019
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, Marina, talked us through a lot of the sights in StP. Queues were expertly avoided on the roads and the museums.

Lunch was basic aimed at tours, but was local and pretty good.

Highlights were Catherines Palace, metro, St Isaacs and Church of the spilled blood as well as Rasputin's murder scene.

Well worth the money and half the price charged by the cruise companies who generally have 30 plus on their buses - we had 12

Hermitage was excellent if a bit long for me, but had pieces from Da Vinci, Titian, Michelangelo, etc ....

Peterhof gardens were beautiful too.

Use some local knowledge, learn about StP and skip the queues too
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
Dear brymcd, Thank you so much for your very detailed feedback on your tour with Marina! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you have enjoyed Saint Petersburg. Marina is indeed one of our best guides and she always does her best to fulfill most of our clients' desires. We hope your visit to Saint Petersburg had sparked more interest in Russia and that you are coming back one day!:) Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Julia Kharlamova
Written 13 September 2019
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Road627262
3 contributions
Historic St. Petersburg with Amazing Guide
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our guide Liza was amazing and booking with Olga was fantastic. We would use this company again in a heartbeat. We were a group of 13 and Olga/Liza worked with us to customize our tour. Liza's timing was fantastic and she managed to get us to the front of the line on all our stops. We can't say enough about the tour. We learned so much that we did not know about Russia. Thank you Liza!
Written 23 July 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Road627262, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are pleased to hear that Liza and Olga had made your time in Saint Petersburg enjoyable and educative. We are very proud to have them as a part of our ULKO Team and each word of customer appreciation is very important to us. We are happy to read that you experienced a memorable visit to Saint Petersburg! We hope you will come back one day! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Debra C
Union City, CA9 contributions
Truly worth 5 stars!
Jul 2019 • Family
Had a wonderful time touring St. Petersburg with our very seasoned and very knowledgeable tour guide, Margarita. (Our driver, Andrew, was friendly and awesome as well!) Everything was thoroughly thought out from the time we met an ULKO rep holding up the blue and yellow sign to the time we were dropped off at the end of a wonderful 2 days of exploring St. Pete. We hit all the must-sees of the city and even rode on a subway. The subway station was so ornate and exquisite!

It was interesting dining on traditional Russian fare like borsch and chicken kiev. Yum!

A couple things to note: perhaps have a bigger van. When the van is full, 2 seats in the back do not have side windows to look out of so picture-taking is a challenge. Also, and I am sure I am the only one who feels this way, but I do not like spending 45 minutes in a souvenir shop. And I don't particularly like having young workers with their communication-thingies following me and my daughter around. If there was more seating and free wifi, I would not complain, though. : ) Lastly, a couple of places were really rushed--especially Yusupov Palace. That was one of my anticipatory visits, especially since I studied Nicholas II and Rasputin's hold on his family, but we rushed through it really fast. I would have preferred to spend less time in the Hermitage and more time in Yusupov, but I know that everyone else probably felt the exact opposite. : )

All in all though, I recommend the tour highly and would not hesitate using ULKO tours again and again!
Written 20 July 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Debra, Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to read that you've enjoyed the St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour. Indeed, Margarita, along with Andrew, makes one of the dream-teams of ULKO Tours. And it is music to our ears to hear that you experienced a memorable visit to our beloved city with them! We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments on the tour with us! At ULKO tours we strive to provide excellent service and to meet all our guests' expectations. It always our clients' feedback that helps us to improve the services provided. We hope that you will come back one day, and we will have a chance of making another perfect tour for you:) We will be looking to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Deborah G
nevada32 contributions
Also excellent tours!
Sep 2018 • Solo
Took the 2-day visa free highlights tour from the Breakaway in September. The guide, Marina and driver, Andrew made visiting so many sites in a short amount of time enjoyable and informative! Small group was a plus! Our guide was young, energetic and passionate! Our driver was an expert in getting to stops and pickup places to maximize our time touring. I especially appreciate the good communication before and during the two days of touring which presented a few “beyond our control” challenges. I’m looking forward to booking with Ulko Tours when I return in August. Thank you!
Written 12 October 2018
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Dear Deborah, Thank you for this vibrant review - it is so great you've enjoyed the tour with Marina & Andrew! We are waiting for you in August with new tours and ideas prepared. Best regards, Elena Ulko.
Written 16 October 2018
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amclean2016
Mokopane, South Africa212 contributions
Excellent tour
Sep 2018 • Family
We just returned from a Baltic cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway which stopped for two days in St Petersburg, Russia. My sister and did extensive research beforehand on private tour companies and decided to choose Ulko Tours and they did not disappoint with the prompt response from the moment I submitted the enquiry and their professional service until the end of the tour. Our driver, Andrew was excellent and he made sure that we got to our destinations safely. He had Wi-Fi on board which was a big plus point. We were a small group and our guide was the lovely Elena which shared her endless knowledge and history of her beautiful city with us. We took the Intensive two day tour and I have to say that it was indeed intensive to be able to cover all the sites in the two days. The first day there were six cruise ships in the port so it was hectic to disembark but the customs were efficient. If you are cruising with the Norwegian Breakaway, remember to book your disembarkation time beforehand for a quick disembarkation. The second day the 7th ship was in port which was a Tuesday and all the groups went to the Catherine Palace as it is usually closed on Mondays. That resulted in at least an hour to two hours queuing and slow moving through the palace rooms. Unfortunately this cut our time short in the Peterhof gardens which was beautiful to see and we would have liked to have spent more time there. None the less, Elena knew we had to be back at the ship at a certain time and she and Andrew ensured that we did get back on time. I will highly recommend using Ulko tours when in St. Petersburg. It is such a beautiful city, it is must to see all the sites.
Written 27 September 2018
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Dear amclean2016, Thank you for this wonderful review. Indeed, it is hard sometimes to ensure that every single client which gets to Saint-Petersburg from the cruise ship gets enough time to see every single part of our beautiful city. However, we hope that you've enjoyed the trip. We hope you've liked your Baltic cruise and we can't wait to see you in Russia, hopefully, for a longer period of time. Best regards,
Written 8 October 2018
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Danny J
1 contribution
Excellent tour
Aug 2018 • Family
We took the two day St. Petersburg tour with our tour guide Liza, who is very helpful. Great experience. Highly recommended.
Written 9 August 2018
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Dear Danny, Thank you for your review of our tour. Liza is a great guide, indeed. We hope to see you again in Russia soon! Best regards, Elena.
Written 16 August 2018
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Donald B
3 contributions
Excellent two days
Aug 2018 • Couples
First trip to Russia and looking forward to seeing as much possible in a short time. From the time we met our guide and driver (Marianna & Andrew) we were treated to what could only be called beyond expectations. Marianna asked what we were more interested in seeing and with the capable help of Andrew we were able to visit all of the sights we wanted to see bypassing the crowds and congestion. We would highly recommend ULKO tours based on our experience.
Written 8 August 2018
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Dear Donald, Thank you for this amazing review. It's a great pleasure for me to hear positive feedback from our clients. Indeed, our drivers know how to avoid the congestions and traffic jams and our guides are the ones to avoid the lines :) We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Elena.
Written 16 August 2018
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FREDERICK M
Nantucket, MA1 contribution
Private 2 day tour for family of 15, including 7 grandchildren ages 6-13.
Jun 2018 • Family
An excellent tours for all of us ages 6 -72. Our guide - Marianna, made it fun and the grandchildren had a test at the end of each day. Amazing what they absorbed, even from the Hermitage Museum. Each of us had earbuds and could hear guide perfectly as we cruised through St. Petersburg. The best part of our entire holiday in Baltic.
Written 26 July 2018
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Thank you for your review! It's always a pleasure to know that our guide Marianna was able to accommodate your entire group:) It's importnant that kids feel welcome and engaged while on tour, to let adults also enjoy their part:) I am happy that we have made your St Petersburg visit the best part of your Baltic holiday! Sincerelym Elena
Written 30 July 2018
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RWeaver54
Orlando, FL14 contributions
Outstanding tour and guide
This two day visa free tour was in lieu of the tours offered by our cruise ship. We were met at the port. There were only ten people on the tour in a comfortable van/small bus. We were shown all the great sights in St Petersburg. Kept informed by An outstanding passionate tour guide Nadia. Boris the driver maneuvered deftly through the St Petersburg traffic. Communication from Ulko was great and made for easy entrance through Russian Immigration. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 17 June 2018
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Dear RWeaver54, Thank you for your feedback! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your join-in shared tour of Saint Petersburg with us:) I wish we had some control over the immigration, which often is less cooperative, and it's great to hear you were lucky and made it quick:) Thank you, Elena
Written 26 June 2018
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Lynda H
Seattle, WA41 contributions
Fabulous two days in St. Petersburg
May 2018 • Couples
This two day tour of St. Petersburg was amazing. Our tour guide Elena was wonderful, full of energy, and knew so much so she taught us much. We saw all of the highlights... including a spontaneous ride on the Russian Metro 850 feet underground! All details were handled perfectly, meeting points, communication, and the day was absolutely a highlight of our 18 day trip to the Baltic Countries.
Written 31 May 2018
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Dear Lynda, Thank you for your feedback! I am glad to hear you have enjoyed your tour with Elena! It's always awesome to know that our guests enjoy their travel experiences:) Thank you, Elena
Written 26 June 2018
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