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St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore...
Ranked #19 of 423 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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We booked private tour, which turned out to be the most perfect we ever could have. I wish we could have same guide in Moscow and other cities we visited while in Russia.
Tour guide knows history very well, being a historian myself, I was amazed how good our guide was. All monuments and buildings, museums and cathedrals came alive with her stories and the way she expressed the facts and legends.
We will always remember this tour and our trip to Saint Petersburg. Our best recommendations!

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Elena was very helpful in the planning process. Given the short time I had in St. Petersburg, I did a custom tour seeing Peterhof in the morning and the Hermitage in the afternoon traveling by hydrofoil. My guide made the experience extremely worth it. She was incredibly informative and provided a significant amount of insight. I would definitely recommend using Ulko Tours.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

From our initial inquiry, the booking process and Elena, our guide for three days and the driver, it was a fabulous experience. The tours were custom designed to meet our needs and Elena provided us with a lot of insight from her broad knowledge of this fabulous city. The visit to the Gold Room at The Hermitage was a highlight along with Katherine's Palace. It was just a shame were not in St Petersburg on one of the 30 days a year it doesn't rain.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

During our visit to Russia, Ulko Tours provided private guides in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. We arranged a customized tour through the company, and they were able to design something specific to our interests. They acquired all necessary admission tickets which saved considerable time and eliminated lineups, making our visit much more pleasant.

In both cities, the guides were excellent and the breadth and depth of their knowledge was incredible e.g. the knowledge that our guide demonstrated at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg was unparalleled.

From historic sites to taking us to fascinating local restaurants, there was nothing that was missed.

We have and will continue to highly recommend Ulko tours.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Ulko tours made our tour of St. Petersburg the highlight of our Baltic cruise. We heard about Ulko Tours through a friend and after reading all the reviews, we made our booking online. I sent an e-mail to make some inquiries and promptly received answers to all my questions. I even made a free phone call to them...no problem connecting. I always like to get a live person before I do any booking. It was very easy to book online and no downpayment was required. We made our final payment by going to their office in St. Petersburg after the tour. We met Elena and it was quite an experience meeting her in person at her office.

Before the day of the tour, we were asked aboard Vision of the Seas to fill out a form to enable us to get our Russian visa. With this form, we presented our Ulko tour ticket and our ship ID and we were then ready for our tour.

We were met by our tour guide, Isabella, at the terminal and our driver, Andre, was waiting for us outside in a Mercedes van. There were only six of us and we opted for Tuesday's Best. We packed a lot of sightseeing and history in 1 day. Isabella was so knowledgeable...she was so pleasant and had a beautiful speaking voice...we were all ears as she explained to us the history of St. Petersburg, the amazing collection and paintings at the Hermitage, the Church of Spilled Blood and the Fountains and Gardens of Peterhof and many more. Because of Isabella, we were able to appreciate more the works of art as she was able to point to us what the artists wanted to convey in their paintings. She made our tour so enjoyable. We had lunch with her at a restaurant and she offered suggestions on the menu. Enjoyed the borscht soup, for sure.

We cannot thank Isabella enough for the making our tour so amazing. I would recommend Ulko to anyone contemplating a tour in St. Petersburg.

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