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Private Shore-Excursion: 2-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour provided by ULKOtours

Private Shore-Excursion: 2-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

Private Shore-Excursion: 2-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour
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About
Perfect 2-day shore excursion for everyone who wants to be flexible and not feel rushed! We welcome you to explore Saint Petersburg at your own pace, with no rushing, having enough time for photo stops, walking, shopping and enjoying lunch! No Russian Visa required!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P77
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide for 2 days (8 hrs per day)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 8+ people)
  • Private tourist-class vehicle for 2 days (8 hrs per day)
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Exclusions
  • Any entrance fees & donations
  • Meals / snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk State Museum
Duration
2 days
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:
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos
  • No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide for 2 days (8 hrs per day)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 8+ people)
  • Private tourist-class vehicle for 2 days (8 hrs per day)
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Exclusions
  • Any entrance fees & donations
  • Meals / snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk State Museum
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:
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos
  • No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
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Mike Bellanca
1 contribution
Two Days in St Petersburg
Aug 2019
An absolutely marvelous experience. Liza was exceptional and the very best guide of all the tours we have taken in 35 years. She was knowledgeable, professional and solicitous of our needs. She impressed on us the need to stay together and was constantly counting to assure all were present. We were kept on schedule but didn’t feel pushed. We particularly enjoyed conversations about the renaissance of St Petersburg in the 1990s and the difference in the attitudes of her generation vs those of her parents and grandparents. She was well versed in Russian and St Petersburg history. In short, wherever we went she could explain in great detail what we were seeing.
Written 16 September 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your review! It is awesome to hear that Liza had made your visit special and comfortable. Despite her being a young guide, she had been with us for several years already and has earned a lot of excellent feedback from her guests. We hope you visit our beautiful city again soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Global765850
4 contributions
From Russia with Love
Aug 2019
Working with Ulko Tours has been a pleasure. We organized a group sailing the Baltic and wanted a private tour for our 2 days in Russia.
Our guide Liza was amazing, so sweet, very professional and kept us on time for all entrances, which I understand is very important. Her knowledge of history, art and the Russian culture comes from her love of country and family. Our group felt as if we were her guests, not just another tourist. Thank you Liza for a fabulous two days in your beautiful city and sharing so many insights and special moments.
Written 31 August 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Global765850, thank you for your detailed feedback! I will certainly let Liza know she had made your visit special and comfortable. We love to hear dearly and are proud to have her as part of our team. It is always so pleasing to hear that our guests love being in Saint Petersburg! There is so much history behind every corner that it is hard to stop exploring, right? Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 12 September 2019
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TiaMaria
9 contributions
Our Tour Guide Elena made our trip!
Jul 2019 • Friends
There were 9 of us that did the Private Flexible 2 Day Tour in St. Petersburg - the whole process from start to finish was wonderful. Prior to the tour Anton was very helpful answering all of my questions and securing all of our requested tickets, making the whole process very easy! When we arrived in St. Petersburg we met our great driver Andrew and our tour guide Elena who was the "best of the best!" She provided the perfect combination of history, architecture, sightseeing and fun! Our memories of this great tour will last a lifetime and those 2 days were one of the highlights of our trip! She kept us constantly laughing while showing us all there was to see in two short days! Elena truly made our trip!
Written 10 July 2019
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Dear tiamaria2020, Thank you for your amazing review! We are happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed your time in Saint Petersburg! We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community about your tour experience. Elena, Andrew, and Anton enjoyed working with you! It was a great pleasure for them to host you in Saint Petersburg. We hope to see you in Russia again soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Soong
1 contribution
Of shore excursion while on a Baltic cruise
Jun 2019 • Family
Our tour guide Liza was fabulous. She gave a comprehensive explanation of the historical places we went to in St. Petersburg. She brought life and vivid colour to her explanations. Her passion and knowledge of Russia is very evident in her talks. We visited the Hermitage, Peterhof park, Catherine’s palace, Isaac’s cathedral etc. She gave us a great overview of not just the historical events of the places we went to but also the political climate of those times. St. Petersburg tour is one of the main highlights in our off shore excursions.

Thank you Liza for a memorable time!!
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Voyagers_0619, Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you’ve enjoyed your guided tour with Liza. We are truly lucky to have her as a part of our guiding team. It is always awesome to know that our guests enjoyed their travel experiences. We appreciate your time to send us your review. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written 28 October 2019
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Carla B
1 contribution
Awesome 2 Day Saint Petersburg Experience Of A Lifetime!
May 2019 • Friends
We came to Saint Petersburg on a cruise ship, and wanted to make the most of our 2 days in Saint Petersburg. I found Ulko tours, and I booked the fully flexible 2 day private tour. From the beginning, Anton (who emailed me) was very helpful in suggesting places to go and our itinerary to make the most of our time in Saint Petersburg. When we arrived off our ship, Ksenia was waiting for us and we were off! Over our 2 day excursion, Ksenia was super nice, patient and knowledgable. We had a great time seeing all of the highlights of Saint Petersburg and will never forget our GREAT experience! Thank you Ksenia, Anton and Ulko tours!
Written 16 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olgme
3 contributions
Good times with ULKOtours!
May 2018 • Friends
Originally born and raised in Russia I had never an opportunity to visit St. Petersburg before. We were lucky to book our tour with Ulkotours which was recommended by a friend of mine. I was pretty confident that I knew the history of St. Petersburg very well. But I would say that those two days with ULKOtours were the eye-opening experience for us. Our guide Lena was incredibly knowledgeable and super sweet lady. We covered so many attractions in those 2 days its hard to believe! From Peterhof Palace and Hermitage and many other great cultural sites to some very unique cafés and even some shopping! I recommend Ulkotours to all my friends now and looking forward to go back again one day!

I
Written 20 April 2019
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Iaroslav I
Dear Olgme, Thank you for this review! We are so happy that we could give you this amazing opportunity to visit your home country and explore Saint Petersburg, the jewel of the Tzar's crown, as we name it here. Lena is indeed a great guide and we are greatful to hear that you've enjoyed the 2-day trip with her. We hope to see you in Russia or the Baltics again soon, so that we could show you more of our destinations. Best regards,
Written 2 May 2019
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Kevin Dick, Australia
3 contributions
Ulko provides a dream tour.
Aug 2018 • Couples
Ulko made this tour so easy. Precision like responses to our first inquiries and all the help you want when you are travelling in an area that you know little of. The instructions on where to meet on day one was a concern but not the way we were instructed. The tour was brilliant, two days of history lessons interspersed with some exciting adventures, like taking the train or the canal boat ride. Our guide Marianna, was magnificent. Her knowledge and her ability to pass on as much as possible was a dream come true. She made you feel like you did not want to leave. I cannot recommend Ulko more highly. All of the sightseeing was done with a minimum of fuss and almost the entire time we were not among crowds - this was due to the smart scheduling of where to be and when to be there.
Travelling from Australia, you sometimes feel a little uncomfortable sending monies to another part of the world for a tour. This was of no concern.
We also used Ulko for tours in Tallinn and Helsinki. These tours were also very good. Prior to leaving Australia we had all of the details of where to meet and they also provided us with maps and overheads so we could recognize exactly where we had to go.
Written 26 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear KevinDick, Thank you for such a great review! We hope you've enjoyed those little adventures, mentioned in the message. We are so happy you've been travelling with us both in Russia and the Baltics! We also hope your flight back to Australia has been comfortable and safe. See you soon in Russia again, Elena Ulko,
Written 10 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cjacobs2015
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Great City! Great Tour! Great Tour Guides (Liza & Yuri)!!!
Jun 2018 • Family
My sincere apologies for the delayed in writing this review but I will not let it pass without writing a commendable review for Liza & Yuri they richly deserved. We hired Ulko Tours for a Private Shore Excursion 2-Day St Petersburg Easy Tour on June 2018. We were a group of five and then one of us (my husband) got sick when we were in St Pete, Liza was able to accommodate our needs making my husband comfortable w/out sacrificing our time and our activities when we were touring St Pete. I deeply admire the extensive knowledge of Liza in the Russian history, she had answers to all our questions and had comments to our curiosity. St Petersburg, Russia is a nice city with friendly people, and more so my experience w/ Ulko Tours was that it has a wide variety, easy to understand tour options, w/ trusted efficient payment process and even we have a time zone difference with Russia, nonetheless I always get a prompt email response from Ksenia, of Ulko. Ulko Tours, you are lucky to have an outstanding staff with the likes of Liza, Yuri, Ksenia (and I forgot the name of the lady who took the balance of my payment in the airport, she was so cheerful and friendly and I appreciate her efficient friendly customer service manner). If you will tour St Petersburg, Russia I highly recommend to hire Ulko Tours and I highly recommend to request for Liza & Yuri. Best wishes to you Liza, Yuri, Ksenia and the rest of the Ulko staff. My apologies for those names not mentioned but you all deserve a commendation. Kudos to all of you!!!
Written 26 November 2018
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Dear cjacobs2015, Thank you for such a structured review. It is not a problem for sure that you write it a bit later - we are always happy to read great texts from our happy clients! Liza, along with Yurii, make one of the dream-teams of UlkoTours, indeed. We, together with Liza & Yurii, hope to see you in Russia again soon! Best, Elena Ulko,
Written 10 December 2018
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Jlee17
New York, NY33 contributions
Jam-Packed 2-Day Extravaganza with Marina and Artem
Aug 2018 • Family
We organized a custom 2-day tour through Ulko on our overnight cruise stop. They accommodated all of our requests and the visa-free paperwork was very convenient. Marina and Artem (Archie) did an incredible job squeezing in every attraction. Marina was very well organized - which is how we travel - and extremely knowledgeable! We also had great flexibility. Marina even made suggestions for other things we could consider doing as we toured around and it looked like it might begin to rain hard. She and Artem have great intuition. I would highly recommend this experienced Ulko team.
Written 5 August 2018
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Dear Jlee17, Thank you for this extravagant review :) I'm happy you've enjoyed the tour with Artem & Marina and we hope to see you again soon on a tour with Ulko. Best regards, Elena.
Written 16 August 2018
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Robert B
Dunsford, Ontario, Canada4 contributions
Customized tour to St. Petersburg
May 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent two days in St. Petersburg in May 2018 (our second trip) and engaged Marina as a Guide and Artem as our driver. We had specific places we wished to visit and Ksenia had helped to prearrange an itinerary by e-mail prior to
our arrival.

Marina and Artem were very competent, friendly, and spoke English well. Our itinerary was flexible and last minute changes were easily made.

We enjoyed our visit to St. Petersburg immensely and would recommend Ulko
Tours highly.
Written 22 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind words about your guided tour with Marina and Artem. It's delightful to know that they had made your second visit to Saint Petersburg interesting and were able to accommodate your last minute requests. I will happily let Ksenia, our Customer Servivce manager, know that you have enjoyed her help in planning your stay in St Petersburg! Thank you for your feedback! Sincerely, Elena Ulko
Written 29 May 2018
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