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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I would like to thank and highly recommend this company and especially our guide for the day, Ekataterina. Our visit to the the palace was crammed full of interesting history which we just wouldn’t have learned from a book; having a guide allowed us to spend our time staring at the beautiful buildings and glide through the rooms effortlessly. Ekaterina also gave us many insights into the history of St Petersburg and Russia right up to the present day. We would definitely book another tour if we are able to return for a vacation again.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Iaroslav I, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alex,
Thank you for this review! We love the fact that you've enjoyed this interactive historical trip.
Our team is ready to welcome you soon in Russia again.

Best regards,

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Reviewed March 31, 2019

St. Petersburg was absolutely gorgeous, historical, interesting, and beautiful. Our guide was versed in five languages and absolutely charming. She was so knowledgeable and shared the history and meaning of all that we saw which made the two days with her totally memorable. ULKO Tours had every detail covered including a nice meal in a Russian restaurant on our second day for lunch. What a treat! I highly recommend ULKO Tours and St. Petersburg!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lynda H
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Iaroslav I, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lynda,
Thank you for this review. Indeed, our guides are one of the most well-prepared in terms of history & guest welcoming. We also love that you've enjoyed the lunch!

Our team hopes to see you again soon on board with UlkoTours, maybe on a trip to Moscow or a Baltic state.

Best regards,

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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Our family of six spent the Christmas and New Year Holidays in Scandinavia and Russia. Ulko Tours, through one of our long time and trusted travel agency Tours4Fun, took care of our schedule and tours in Russia. From the time our family arrived in St. Petersburg from Helsinki using the Allegro train, we were met by Andrew from Ulko Tours at the station and brought us to our hotel. Andrew provided us with initial insight about St. Petersburg and the festivities that will happen for the New Year.

The tour of St. Petersburg and the introduction to Russian sites, culture and government were provided by our Tour Guide Liza, with Andrew driving the comfortable van for us. The panoramic tour of St. Petersburg and the visits to the historical sites, cathedrals and churches, museums and other places of interest were made more fascinating and noteworthy because of Liza, who thoroughly introduced us to Russia's history, the life of the Tzar's, the succession of leaderships and political transformation of the country. She speaks clearly and is very knowledgeable in the details and values of the places we saw and visited. Our tickets and entrance passes to museums and palaces were also coordinated well, and provided smooth and timely visits as per our schedule. We thank and commend Liza, for even going out of her way to bring us to the nearby Galleria mall using the Tram, even if this is no longer part of the scheduled tour and definitely already beyond her working hours.

The second day of our tour involves travelling to the Tzar's Village to explore the residence of Catherine the Great and the Peterhof Grand Palace. Again, our Tour Guide Liza shared information about the sites as we travel beyond St. Petersburg. During this tour, Liza made sure that my son, who had a knee brace due to ACL, would be comfortable with the tour arrangements. Coordinations were made with authorities so that the van could bring us closest to the sites (short cuts) to avoid long walks for my son.

In Moscow, we were also met at the Sapsan station by the representative of Ulko Travel, who brought us to our hotel. Max, our Tour Guide in Moscow, is equally knowledgeable and continued sharing with us Russian history as we toured Moscow's interesting places. Since we are now on tour with a wheelchair, Max was very considerate in his pacing and very generous with information, as there is so much to know about Russia. The Moscow tour also provided variety as we crossed from historical places to experiencing the Metro, the malls and the pedestrian streets.

Thanks to Ulko Tours especially to Liza, Max, Andrew, and three more other van drivers, who made our holiday truly special and memorable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donnah M
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ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Dear Donnah,

Thank you for such a detailed review. We are tremendously happy that you and your family have enjoyed your time in Russia with us.

Liza and Max are indeed one of our best guides and they always do their best to fulfill the most of our clients' desires.

We hope to see you and your family on the tour to Russia or the Baltics again soon - we would be eager to help with all of the arrangements.

Best regards,
Elena Ulko.

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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We just returned from a Baltic cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway which stopped for two days in St Petersburg, Russia. My sister and did extensive research beforehand on private tour companies and decided to choose Ulko Tours and they did not disappoint with the prompt response from the moment I submitted the enquiry and their professional service until the end of the tour. Our driver, Andrew was excellent and he made sure that we got to our destinations safely. He had Wi-Fi on board which was a big plus point. We were a small group and our guide was the lovely Elena which shared her endless knowledge and history of her beautiful city with us. We took the Intensive two day tour and I have to say that it was indeed intensive to be able to cover all the sites in the two days. The first day there were six cruise ships in the port so it was hectic to disembark but the customs were efficient. If you are cruising with the Norwegian Breakaway, remember to book your disembarkation time beforehand for a quick disembarkation. The second day the 7th ship was in port which was a Tuesday and all the groups went to the Catherine Palace as it is usually closed on Mondays. That resulted in at least an hour to two hours queuing and slow moving through the palace rooms. Unfortunately this cut our time short in the Peterhof gardens which was beautiful to see and we would have liked to have spent more time there. None the less, Elena knew we had to be back at the ship at a certain time and she and Andrew ensured that we did get back on time. I will highly recommend using Ulko tours when in St. Petersburg. It is such a beautiful city, it is must to see all the sites.

Date of experience: September 2018
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ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Dear Amclean2016,
Thank you so much for this review.

We hope to see you soon on a longer tour to Russia, during the which we would be able to show you some more of our stunning country.

Best regards,
Elena Ulko.

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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour and our guide Ksenia was patient and very informative. Highly recommend this company.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CIndy R
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ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Dear Cindy,
Thank for this brief, yet informative review. It is a great pleasure that Ksenia has managed to do her best so that you remained satisfied.

We hope to see you soon again in Russia.

Best regards,
Elena Ulko.

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