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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day provided by ULKOtours

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day
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About
Hire your private guide and driver to see as much as possible while in St. Petersburg! Use your time wisely and effectively while being driven around in the comfort of your private vehicle. When placing a reservation, you can state what specific attractions you would like to visit and your tour operator will pre-order your tickets, so that you do not have to wait in the line (admissions however not included in the price). If you haven't made any plans - Don't worry! Your tour guide will be more than happy to suggest some great places to explore!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs
  • Private tourist-class vehicle for 8 hrs
  • Day tour along to the private itinerary
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Exclusions
  • Any entrance fees & donations
  • Gratuities
  • Meals / snacks
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
  • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
  • Ports:
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the sightseeing preferences, so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Cruise ship passengers must choose option with any Tour language | Port Pick up
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs
  • Private tourist-class vehicle for 8 hrs
  • Day tour along to the private itinerary
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Exclusions
  • Any entrance fees & donations
  • Gratuities
  • Meals / snacks
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
  • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.
  • Ports:
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the sightseeing preferences, so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Cruise ship passengers must choose option with any Tour language | Port Pick up
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Peter and Paul Fortress
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    State Russian Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Faberge Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    Peterhof State Museum Preserve
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Mike Reed
London, UK12 contributions
A fantastic private tour of the city
Feb 2020
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 managed alone. She told us a huge amount about the city, its history and its place in the wider story of Russia. The tour was built around us and what we wanted to do, and Marina and the excellent driver helped make sure we got back a little early as we were heading out for the evening. A magical day!
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kwanleon
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Private guided tour in St. Petersburg
Oct 2019
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.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
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
Written 13 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ron and Trish
1 contribution
St. Petersburg Day Tour
Oct 2019
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 Natalya and Sergei at the Vodka Room No. 1 restaurant. In the afternoon, we visited the Russian Ethnographic Museum and the Faberge Museum. Natalya personally guided us to and through the churches and museums and was very informative. We the enjoyed the friendliness of both Natalya and Sergei and their willingness to answer all of our questions about daily life in Russia. We returned safely to our ship by 5:30 pm. Our day tour of St. Petersburg was one we will fondly remember!
Written 22 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 23 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Doriette C
13 contributions
Day tour at St Petersburg
Sep 2019
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 Tours to visit Russia for their competitive prices and excellent service. Hope to see you again and THANKS.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
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
Written 30 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret R
16 contributions
Full day at Peter & Paul's Cathedral, Catherine's Palace & Peteroff Palace and Gardens.
Sep 2019
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 guide helping us to select some of the Russian items from the menu. Really, she was charming and spoke perfect English. I would expect that all the tour guides are excellent and I assure you we had a wonderful day.
Written 21 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
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
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mikemarsha
Asheville, NC95 contributions
St. Petersburg Our way
Jul 2019
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 paintings, Russian art, and folk art and peasant art. We also had lunch and she would have stopped for souvenirs, but we were tired. A lovely day and highly recommended.
Written 11 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 10 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David R
3 contributions
Day Tour With Guide and Driver
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.
Written 5 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 10 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anneliese D
Krefeld, Germany10 contributions
Wonderful days with Ulko-Tours in Moskau and St. Petersburg
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were on the boat Wolga Star. In Moskau we maked an evening tour with Alex (driver) and Nadezhda (guide) through the City, Park Pobedy, Kreml, Cafe Pushkin and others. In St. Petersburg the first day we maked a guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and in the evening we saw the Ballet La Bayadere at the Mariinsky Theatre. On the next day we maked a custom guided tour for a day to Toksovo, Zubrovnik to see the Bisons, Church in Kavgolovo, Church in Bogoslovka and others. Our driver was Sergei and our guide Elena. All the drivers and the guides were so much friendly and very good, so that we have had wonderful hours with them. They showed us the places we wanted to see and talked with us about the history of the places. Many thanks to them.
Also many thanks to Ksenia from Ulko Tours for her good preparation of our tours.
Written 17 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
Dear Anneliese, On behalf of the ULKO team, I would like to thank you for this great review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with TripAdvisor community. I will certainly let Ksenia, Nadezhda&Alex, Elena&Sergei know they made you visit to Russian enjoyable and comfortable. It's been a great pleasure to work with you! We hope to see you soon onboard with ULKOTours so that we could show you some more of Russian culture and experiences. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Passenger223285
1 contribution
Excellent Tour!
Jun 2019 • Family
We had a great tour with Natalia. She was very informative and we got to see all of the highlights of the city, including a great tour of the Hermitage.
Written 21 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Passenger223285, Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your tour of St. Petersburg. Thank you for your kind words about Natalia's work, too! She always wants to make our clients' trip as memorable as possible. Thank you so much! And come back again :) Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 31 October 2019
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Claudia S
1 contribution
Wonderful time in St. Petersburg
Jun 2019 • Family
Unfortunately we had only one day to spend in St. Petersburg and because of our 2 kids we had to "adjust" the program a bit. We first strolled along the Newski Prospekt, including the church of spilled blood, which was closed (Russia-Day). Later we visited an other church and the place in front of Hermitage (which was very impressive). With the metro (Admiralskaya) we went to the place recommended for Lunch. In the afternoon with the "METEOR" to Petershof. The weather was perfect, sunny and superclear, Elisabeth was a supherb guide with a lot of knowledge. She told us a lot about daily life etc. which I found very interesting. I paticularly liked the Metro - superimpressive!
Written 21 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Claudia, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your visit to Saint Petersburg, Russia. At Ulko Tours we always strive to provide excellent service and make tour experience smooth and enjoyable for everyone. It warms our hearts to know that your time in Saint Petersburg with Elisabeth, your tour guide, was wonderful. 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. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 31 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Harry M
Harry M
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Hermitage 4 hour tour.
Ekaterina my tour guide for my Hermitage Museum trip was brilliant! The taxi I called didn't arrive and I was half
abhiami
abhiami
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Good insight into St Petersburg
We booked a 6 hr guide for a private tour of St Petersburg. Our guide Julia was informative, attentive and also loo
EmilyRoseLa
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5 stars for the guide!
Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very sweet. She knew so much about the imperialists and could answer o
boogiecat
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Very touristy - appalling behavior from large tour group
The performers are undeniably talented but this is definitely an experience geared toward foreign tourists. There
WendyChen528
WendyChen528
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Excellent Response Time
We organized a couple of private tours with this company over the emails, and they have been extremely responsive a
Juan J
Juan J
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just fine
language problems ti find good fluent speakers in other tongue than English. This made the tour somewhat heavy for
barb m
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AMAZING
Our guide Elena, was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a more informative, pleasant, helpful guide. We would mo
BKE9
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Choose your own adventure!
With your ideas and this company’s expertise, this will be the best tour you’ve ever taken!!(Especially if you have
osm8601
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Lovely night
It was such a pleasure to find this musical performance in St. Petersburg. We were able to enjoy various forms of m
Departure65727247107
Departure65727247107
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Excelleur with ULKO and Lisa
Our experience with ULKO tours in Russia was our second tour with ULKO. We booked through Viator in Berlin and it
rayfava
rayfava
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FIRST CLASS TOUR IN THE GOOD HANDS OF MS JULIA
We had booked a tour of the St Peter and St Paul Fortress in St Petersburg and on the day in question we duly found
crispypina
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Fabulous private tours in Moscow and St Petersburg
My husband and I went on a river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg. The ship offered a lot of excursions, but som
Sherpa773933
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St Petersburg
Our guide was awesome!!!!!!!!!! She was very informed and took us to all the places we requestsed plus some
Delberta F
Delberta F
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ULKO Tours was excellent
Saw all the St. Petersburg highlights. Our guide, Marina, was excellent and really knew her stuff. I would defini
truenorth22
truenorth22
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Excellent Tour!
We loved our tour guide Liza and our driver Denis! Liza made sure to follow our requested itinerary to the letter.
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