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About ULKOtours
See Russia & Scandinavia the way we do! - Experience it! Taste it! Love it! We will take care of the rest! Passionate guides. Reliable drivers. Exciting programs. ULKOtours delivers highest standards of service for any budget. 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. We provide Customised city tours for independent travelers to Russia (Moscow, St.Petersburg and Golden Ring)as well as Private and Group (GDT) VISA-FREE shore excursions for cruise visitors in multiple Baltic destinations.
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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Explore St. Petersburg the way you want with a private, full-day flexible tour. Customize your perfect itinerary in advance and relax with pre-arranged logistics and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets. Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedal and Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof — you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included.
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8 hours
from $152.00

Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

Learn more about traditional Russian culture during this energetic and colorful folklore show. Through song and dance—including the famous Cossack dance—be entertained by some of Russia's finest performers. You'll also be impressed by the beautiful setting, the grand 19th-century Nikolayevsky Palace. Delicious Russian drinks and canapes will be served in the interval, including vodka and caviar.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $95.00

Private Evening Canal Cruise in St. Petersburg

Slow down in style after a day’s sightseeing in St. Petersburg on a private evening canal cruise experience. Admire the stately palaces, churches, and bridges from your own private canal boat as it navigates the Neva River and other waterways. Pass landmarks like the Peter and Paul Fortress and Vasilyevsky Island, and enjoy live onboard commentary. Upgrade to include a glass of Champagne for added sparkle and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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2 hours
from $110.00

Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

When your ship docks in St. Petersburg's port, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private shore excursion. The tour is fully tailored to your interests, and transportation is provided in a private, air-conditioned, sedan or minibus. Pickup and drop-off at the port; no Russian visa required.
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8 hours
from $190.00

St.Petersburg Skip-The-Line Private Tour: Catherine's Palace with Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo

Enjoy a day trip outside St. Petersburg by visiting Tsarskoye Selo, the residence of Empress Catherine the Great. Save yourself a lot of time with skip-the-line priority entry. Your private tour guide tells you all about the history and culture of the grand palace, and takes you to highlights like the restored Amber Room, and Alexander I's private chambers.
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4 hours
from $210.29
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Mike Reed wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a wonderful tour of St Petersburg with Marina. She was a wonderful guide: friendly, cheerful and hugely knowledgable. She collected us promptly at our hotel and we spent a full day discovering the key sights of the city – a perfect introduction that we could never have
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Abhishek wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India55 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked a 6 hr guide for a private tour of St Petersburg. Our guide Julia was informative, attentive and also looked after our 7 year old . We had a great tour learning the Russian history related to Petersburg. Would highly recommend it.
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Response from ElenaUlko, Owner at ULKOtours
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Thank you for leaving your feedback about your tour with Julia! We are truly excited to have her as part of our team and we are delighted to hear you have enjoyed her knowledge and expertise. We hope you will get a chance to visit Saint Petersburg again! Sincerely, Elena Ulko
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Emily Rose L wrote a review Dec 2019
Milan, Italy45 contributions17 helpful votes
Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very sweet. She knew so much about the imperialists and could answer our questions as well as give us a summary of what we were seeing, how it fit into history and the timeline of the royals, and lots of interesting, funny anecdotes!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Dear Emily, Thank you for your detailed feedback! We highly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community. We are sorry to know that the beginning of your tour was not a positive one. We are constantly working to improve the services provided to customers, and it is really important for us to gather all the opinions we can get so that we could develop ourselves. We are pleased with your kind words about the guides. Our team always loves to get great feedback about them - means we have made the right choice, as guides are our true assets! Thank you, and all the best to you! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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boogiecat wrote a review Nov 2019
Asheville, North Carolina24 contributions12 helpful votes
The performers are undeniably talented but this is definitely an experience geared toward foreign tourists. There was a very large tour group from another country at the show and some of those individuals were openly arguing during the performance in their native language which
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours
Responded Nov 17, 2019
Dear boogiecat, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your insights with the TripAdvisor community. We are sorry that your Russian Folk-Show experience at Nikolayevsky Palace has led you to give us a 3-star rating. This Folk-Show always has various feedback from our guests. Some think it is really entertaining and enjoyable, others find it difficult to concentrate on the show with large tour groups around. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what kind of people will attend the show. On our side, we do our best to provide our guests with excellent service as we are aimed at providing our customers with a personalized experience. We do hope that the rest of your stay in Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, was enjoyable and comfortable! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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kwanleon wrote a review Nov 2019
San Francisco, California5 contributions
We spent two day with this tour company, both days they show up on time, very profesional, nice and friendly, never rush for time. I highly recommend this tour is you going to St. Petersburg.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Dear kwanleon, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you've enjoyed your tour experience with us in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The whole ULKO team hopes you will have a chance to revisit Russia 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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