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“Excellent Company with excellent guide (Diana)”

UlkoTours -Day Tours
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$39.10*
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Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour
Ranked #7 of 348 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Germantown, Maryland
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6 reviews
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“Excellent Company with excellent guide (Diana)”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Choosing ULKO Tours for our two days of intensive touring in St. Petersburg was the
perfect choice. We were met immediately after we cleared passport control by the
smiling Diana who would be our guide for two days. Even though it was raining quite
hard our first day everything went so smoothly. Diana had our tour perfectly timed and
we were able to be the first ones to enter some sights or were able to proceed through
the long lines very quickly. Our second day was mostly sunny so that made for a very
delightful day. St. Petersburg is a great city with so much to see and is jammed packed
with tourists; with Diana and our wonderful driver we were able to exceed our expectations.
Having done numerous private tours throughout Europe I can safely say that ULKO Tours
and Diana are excellent!!!! Do not hesitate to use this great company!!!

Visited August 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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““St Petersburg with Marianna – Ulko Tours””
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We booked a one day private tour of St. Petersburg for 2 families and cannot make enough positive comments about the service we received. We were lucky enough to have Marianna for our tour guide through Ulko Tours. Marianna, met us directly outside of the passport control area and led us to a Mercedes van where we met our driver, Andrew. We visited most of the major attractions in the area. We were driven within steps of most of these and never waited in lines! Marianna did a wonderful job. She showed us so much in a limited time space and explained everything in detail leaving nothing out.
Would recommend to anyone wishing a small group seeing as much as possible in a short time. Amazing! Would definitely use them again.

Thanks again to Marianna, Andrew and Ulko Tours!

Visited August 2012
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Scarsdale, New York
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“made our trip!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

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We recently spent a week in st Petersburg and used Ulko tours as our guide for four days. Without them, I know that we would never have gotten to see all the things that we were interested in. What we did was a combination of our requests and Elana's suggestions. It was wonderful. We spent four days with a guide named Julia, who was knowledgeable as well as a delight to be wih. I would strongly recommend using Ulko tours and Julia, ifnavailable, when you visit St Petersburg
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Visited August 2012
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“2 day intensive tour St Petersburg”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Best decision we could have made on our Baltic Cruise in July. Initially we were dubious whether to opt for this having read reviews that said that cruise ships were obstructive to passengers making their own arrangements. (We chose Ulko as it was guaranteed and not dependant on getting a group together through roll calls). We had no such trouble or mention from Cunard. We left the ship as soon as the Captain gave permission. We were one of the first 5 off. We had paperwork from ulko tours, printed from email, and an extra disembarkation paper requested by customs to all cruise passengers.Our tour guide Diana was waiting the other side of customs along with another 2 cruise passengers. Just a party of four in a air conditioned mini bus. The tour would have been OK with more passengers. The tour started with a drive through tour of the city. The roads were extra quiet as early but also a weekend in July meant that many residents of St Petersburg had gone to their country homes. We stopped off intermittently for photo stops.Obviously to cram in so many sites you could not stop too long. The hydrofoil to St Petershoff was comfortable. St Peterhof and St Catherines Palace amazing. Hermitage Diana took us to the usual tourist interest pantings that enlighted you of the history of St Petersburg. We finished early so had extra time to view galleries of our choice. If you have a particular art interest I would advise you discuss this before so you can arrange to see it and meet tour guide after they have taken other people elsewhere in the Hermitage. On a Wednesday at 1pm the peacock clock is activated. I wished we could have seen it. At the St Peter and St Paul's fort the church was closed to viistors for a service and we went around the prison instead. An interesting insight into the revolutionaries that somewhere in your memory you can remember names such as Trotsky. On the Sunday we were on the first canal boat, we had it to ourselves!!! Only mentioned some of the highlights as we saw so much. Fantastic trip. These 2 days were the highlight of our holiday. At the end of our first day we were taken to Ulko tours office in the cruise terminal. Note you can only pay by dollars or credit card priced in rubels, we were given a glossy book on St Petersburg. It included lunch on both days one at St Petershoff and one in a lovely cafe near the Hermatage on the Sunday. Simple 3 course meals with water and coffee. We saved a lot of money, had personal safe service. Amazing tour. Bought a Russion doll in the duty free shop after going through customs back onto the ship. If you want a proper one make sure it is of linen wood. Thank you Diana, a cheerful, knowlegeable and competent guide. Thank you Pam and Victor, for the lovely company.

Visited July 2012
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Boston, MA
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“Easy to customize a day-long tour”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We were in St Petersburg on a cruise and the ship's choices didn't really offer options to see all the sites I was interested in during the time allowed. I contacted Ulko via email and it was very easy to arrange a customized day long itinerary. They provided excellent instructions on how to disembark and go through customs/passport control independently from a ship-sponsored tour. Our guide was right on time and we managed to visit all the sites with a few minor slow downs (traffic - nothing you can do about that). The van was comfortable, the driver seemed reliable, and our guide was very nice and well informed about the sites we visited. Her English was excellent. We had a very successful day and never felt rushed despite covering a lot of ground. It was nice having a guide to help us negotiate through the huge crowds at the various palaces and churches. The pricing seemed in line with others offering similar services.

Visited August 2012
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