Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.
As much as you can decide what you want to see, here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac's cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, Yusupov palace, Russian Museum, Faberge Museum, Alexander-Nevsky Lavra, River and Canal tour and others. If you want, you can spend your entire day in Hermitage, or visiting Imperial residences outside of St Petersburg - like Catherine's palace and park, Pavlovsk palace and park, Peterhof palace and park or Gatchina castle and park. You will end your tour at a location of your choosing.
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel located in the city center.
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKO Tours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Fantastic experience - made all the better by our excellent tour guide Marina. She was knowledgeable and happy to make the day totally bespoke. Highly recommend this type of tour for a small group. We were a group of 6 and the private transport/ tour guide works perfect.
As part of a 3-day cruise stop in St Petersburg, Marguarite and driver, hired through Viator, were perfect. They came prepared to take us to the specific sights we'd specified in advance, and were knowledgeable and friendly companions throughout, including her suggestion and choice of a restaurant for lunch. It was a delight to be our own little unit, vs. the large groups visiting the same sights (e.g, Church of the Spilled Blood, Catharine's Palace) and Marguarite deftly managed to steer us around and through crowds, a very enjoyable (less stressful, less fatiguing) way to see important sights. Our tour day in St Petersburg was the highlight of our 10-day cruise.
This was an excellent way to experience St. Petersburg. The driver was great and his car excellent for the 5 of us. Isabella our tour guide was amazing and flexible. Her knowledge of the city, History and communication skills are excellent.
Marianna and Nadya were our guides and were fantastic. They were friendly, professional, polite and knowledgeable. We were only in Saint Petersburg for 3 days but Ulko tours made sure we didn't miss a thing. Elena made a personalized itenerary based on our input and had great ideas! Yea!!!
I give it 2 stars because upon pick up when I said I'd like the Catherine Palace to be the first stop, I was informed they did not pre order tickets as I did not say to do so. I told Ksenia, the booking agent, to look at the email dated July 31 our tour date was Aug. 28 that clearly states to pre order tickets. As we anxiously wait to hear if Ksenia somehow would be able to get Catherine tickets, Iliana, our tour guide, took us to Peter and Paul fortress and to the Church of the Spilt Blood. The purpose of booking the tour is for easy access and to avoid waiting in long lines for the major sightseeing areas. It was disappointing enough that we could not go to the Hermitage as it was closed. To not get in to Catherine Palace was just not acceptable. Ksenia redeemed herself and got Catherine Palace tickets but at the expense of upsetting and worrying me and of course, longer lines. Iliana was thorough in her explanations and seemed very knowledgeable. I would give Iliana 5 stars.
Hire your private guide and driver to see as much as possible while in St. Petersburg! Use your time wisely and effectively while being driven around in the comfort of your private vehicle. When placing a reservation, you can state what specific attractions you would like to visit and your tour operator will pre-order your tickets, so that you do not have to wait in the line (admissions however not included in the price). If you haven't made any plans - Don't worry! Your tour guide will be more than happy to suggest some great places to explore!