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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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    What to Expect
    Specify your sightseeing preferences on booking, and on the day, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel at your preferred time.

    Selecting what you want to see in advance will allow your guide to plan logistics and pre-book tickets so you won’t need to join lines for tickets on the day. If you have no particular sightseeing plans, your guide will craft an itinerary for you. Your guide will also recommend restaurants for lunch (own expense) should you wish. Admission fees, meals, and activities during your tour are at your expense.

    Discuss your itinerary with your guide, and then hop inside your private, air-conditioned sedan or minivan (depending on group size) and begin your tour.

    Depending on your interests, perhaps start with St. Petersburg’s highlights. Admire the onion-shaped domes of the Church on the Spilled Blood, and see St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the gold-domed Orthodox basilica. Then, maybe continue to the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial place of the Romanov tsars, or visit the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered in 1916. If you wish, add in  a boat trip around St. Petersburg’s canals, admiring its architecture from the water.

    Alternatively, devote your time to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s premier museums. Skip the lines with your pre-booked ticket and view some of its three million treasures, including artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Monet.

    Or, choose to visit the imperial palaces in and around the city. Perhaps explore the Catherine Palace, with its beautiful Amber Room, before seeing the nearby Pavlovsk Palace. Or, explore the stunning Peterhof Palace, designed by Peter the Great, and famous for its glorious fountains.

    After approximately eight hours, your tour will finish with a drop-off at the St. Petersburg location of your choosing.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel located in the city center.
    Departure Time
    Recommended tour start time: 09:00 am or 10:00 am, but it can be any time of your choosing. Please specify your preferred time when booking.
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Anywhere in the city upon your request
    Inclusions
    • Professional local guide (English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French languages are available)
    • Comfortable a/c vehicle (sedan for 1-2 people, Mercedes Sprinter or Viano for larger parties)
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair users must be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the following:
    • Lead passenger (if different from the one making a reservation)
    • Sightseeing preferences (so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
    • For all cruise ship reservations there is a surcharge of $100 (for visa-free paperwork and parking in the cruise port) per group irrespective of the group size which must be paid upon arrival to your guide in cash
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Natalya (tour guide) met my wife and I on board our ship at 9:30 am and directed us to a comfortable, four-door sedan driven by Sergei. We visited the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in the morning and then had a delightful lunch with
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
    Responded yesterday
    Dear Ron and Trish, Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time with Natalya and Sergey. They indeed did their best to help you see the best places of our city. We hope your visit to Sant Petersburg had sparked more interest in Russia and that you are coming back one day! :) Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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    we booked a full day excursion to St Petersburg being a family of 13 persons last week, visited several sites including the Hermitage Museum. Our tour guide was Marina who was really prepared, informative and most of all tried to accommodate our requests. Highly recommend Ulko
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Doriette, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Saint Petersburg with Marina. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us in Saint Petersburg! Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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    This was a wonderful day. Our guide, Alexandra, was beyond our hopes. She knows her history and the sites very well and is a great guide. The car was very comfortable and the driver was excellent. We could not have asked for a better day. We enjoyed a nice lunch with our
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear Margaret, Thank you for your feedback about your private custom guided tour with Alexandra! We are really happy to have her in our team and each word of customer appreciation is very important both, to us and the guides. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback! We hope you will come back one day and will have a chance of making another great tour for you! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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    Margarita and Edward (driver) met us as we disembarked from our ship. No problems at all with customs even without visas. We had selected The Hermitage, Church of the Spilled Blood, The Russian Museum, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Our favorite was the Russian Museum from iconic
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear mikemarsha, Thank you for your kind words about your tour. It warms our heart to know that our guests love Saint Petersburg as much as we do :) Margarita, Edward, and our managing team enjoyed working with you! We hope to see you again on a tour to Moscow or to the Baltic states with UlkoTours soon! Will be looking forward to meeting you again in our country. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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    We had a fantastic day seeing all the major sights of St Petersburg. Our guide Anna was great. She was very knowledgeable and very accommodating to all our needs. We would thoroughly recommend her.
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear David, Thank you so much for your review! Your feedback is really very important for the whole UlkoTeam. We are pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your tour with Anna. We hope you will have a chance to revisit Russia and the Baltics again to see the amazing places that are still awaiting your discovery! Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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