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“Terrific tour-worth every penny” 5 of 5 stars
Review of UlkoTours - Private & Group Day Tours

UlkoTours - Private & Group Day Tours
88 Sredniy pr. of Basil Island | office 302, St. Petersburg 197000, Russia
+7 (911) 926 4724
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Ranked #7 of 123 activities in St. Petersburg
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Established in 2010 by Elena Ulko, ULKOtours has been rapidly developing into a big tour operator, that boasts growing clientele and superb quality of service. We do not claim to be the largest or the oldest tour company in the area like some do, but the success we have had during the years we have been on the market with the ULKO brand proves that we work hard and we deliver to our promises. Our clients attest to that.ULKOtours provides:- Customised city tours for independent travelers to Russia (Moscow, St.Petersburg and Golden Ring)- Private and Group (GDT) shore excursions for cruise visitors in the following destinations:St.PetersburgMoscowTallinnHelsinkiStockholmBerlinWarnemundeSwerinRostok
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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“Terrific tour-worth every penny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited St. Petersburg from a cruise ship. We were a little nervous about using an independent tour company like Ulko because of the VISA needed in order to leave the ship (no VISA...no leaving the ship). However, just as promised they took care of everything. They are registered with the Russian govt and therefore could meet us at the ship and take us around with no VISA needed. What an amazing time we had too!
Maria was our wonderful guide to this beautiful city. We signed up for the two day "intensive" tour and we really got our money's worth. Maria took us to all of the major historic sites, plus two great lunches (included) and a lovely boat ride down the canals of the city. We learned so much about Russian history in a little amount of time. Definitely take this tour and definitely ask for Maria; she speaks excellent English and knows everything about everything!
The extra bonus is how much easier it is to move around the city and its attractions with a small group as opposed to a large bus tour group.

Visited July 2013
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Goodyear, AZ
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“ULKO Tours is fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We booked tours with ULKO in Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Berlin. The guides were on time in picking us up at the port, they spoke excellent English, and they were well versed on the region we were visiting. The groups were small (8 or less), and the mini-vans were able to move around the cities much easier than the large tour buses.

ULKO required a minimum down payment when booking, and we met with Elena Ulko once we arrived in St. Petersburg before the final payment was collected. Elena has a top notch company, and we strongly recommend them.

Jim and Linda
Arizona

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Tour of St. Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

ULKO Tour guide Isabella was wonderful during our two days in St. Petersburg. She had great knowledge of art history and the city. We had our own driver and van so we could do what we wanted and she was great at making the tour custom for us and our children. THANKS. We would highly recommend booking with ULKO.

Visited June 2013

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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Saint Petesburgo Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent organization, excellent tour guide (Alexandra) with a perfect english ! The driver is very courteous. We spent 03 wonderful days My only concern is about the very strong smell of cigarette on the car.

Visited June 2013

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“fantastic tour in Saint Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We were a group of four women and we can highly recommend a private tour with Ulko Tours.
and enjoyed it very much

Our guide informed us very well about the city and the history. It was very interesting.
Sspecifically was the time in June .... The White Nights of St Petersburg

Visited June 2013

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