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Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

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Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

When your ship docks in St. Petersburg's port, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private shore excursion. The tour is fully tailored to your interests, and transportation is provided in a private, air-conditioned, sedan or minibus. Pickup and drop-off at the port; no Russian visa required.
  • Full-day private shore excursion in St. Petersburg
  • Private tour for just you and your party is totally customizable
  • Travel in a private sedan or mini bus
  • Fast track access to popular attractions can be arrange ahead of time
  • Guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs
Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 8+ people)
Private tourist-class vehicle for 8 hrs
A bottle of water daily
Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Any entrance fees & donations
Meals / snacks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler 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
  • St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226


Disembark your cruise ship at the St. Petersburg port, walk through passport control, and meet your private guide just outside. Climb into the waiting Mercedes sedan or minibus (depending on group size) and set out on your private tour. 

You and your group can tailor the tour to visit any sights and landmarks you like. Center your activities around food and drink, walking tours, or just enjoy the sights of the city through the windows of your private vehicle. During the high season, it is suggested that you inform your guide ahead of time of your plans, and the tour company can secure advance reservations with fast-track access. 

Timely delivery back to your ship is guaranteed at the end of your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia. The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Catherine Palace and Park
Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Peterhof State Museum Preserve
Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Peterhof The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The State Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Faberge Museum
Faberge Museum, St Petersburg The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg The admission needs to be preordered in advance by contacting us. Ticket availability may vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ULKOtours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "There's a lot to see in St Petersburg on one day so take it slow and don't rush,you won't make everything anyway but whatever you see, enjoy it and take you time." See review
  • "Overall, a fantastic experience and I highly recommend for a private tour - make the most of your time!" See review

Reviews

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star-4
Our enjoyable excursion in St. Peterburg with Elena
May P
, Sep 2019
Overall we had a really positive experience during our 2 day visit. Elena was very knowledgeable of Russian history and culture and that made the trip both in the city and countryside informative and enjoyable. She went out of her way to make sure she was showing us a good time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear May P, thank you for your feedback on your tour with Elena! We are pleased to hear that our team has made this tour enjoyable for you. Will be looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
Best Tour Ever!
615johnnyh
, Sep 2019
Veronica was so very personable and knowledgeable my husband and I were so very comfortable and enjoyed the day immensely. We have decided all tours from this point forward will be the private tours, we were able to pick and choose the sights we were interested in, thus we had more time in these places.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear 615johnnyh, Thank you for your kind words about Veronica! We are really happy to have her in our team and each word of customer appreciation is really very important both, to us and the guides. We hope to see you in Russia or the Baltics again soon so that we could show you more of our destinations! Best regards, Julia Kharlamova
star-4
A very nice day with a spanish tour guide in St Petersburgh
MCPadvise
, Sep 2019
I scheduled a visit of the Hermitage and the main Cathedrals/Churches in St Petersburgh. The guide had everything planned to ensure that we were back on the ship on time for other commitment. She was very nice, flexible and accommodated the route to fit everything we wanted to do. It was expensive but worthy. I would have like to hear a bit more of the history of the country but maybe next time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear MCPadvise, thank you for your detailed feedback on your tour in Saint Petersburg! It is awesome to hear that your guide made your visit special and comfortable. There is so much history behind every corner in Saint Petersburg that it is hard to stop exploring. We hope you will be back one day and we could show you some more of Russian culture and experiences! Best, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
BEST EXPERIENCE!
rxs318
, Sep 2019
Our excursion with Ilya and Valentin (the driver) was the most pleasant and enjoyable experience of our entire 14 day trip througout Norther Europe. The 8 hour private tour started in a very comfortable, immaculate Mercedez passanger van. Our tour guide Ilya was friendly, professional, extremely courteous and spoke perfect English. We were a group of 7, incuding my 78 yo mom who has didifculty walking and two kids 9 and 12. We are also a group of Ukraninans who speak and understand Russian and Americans who do not. Ilya went out of his way to make sure that everyone in the group was engaged, accomodated and entertained at all times. When my mom got tired, he procured a wheel chair for her at the Hermitage. He also changed the itinary on the fly to suit our interests. While we never felt rushed we managed to see so much of St Petersburg in one day. This was truly an exceptional tour. Incredible value for the money!!! over 8 hours of personalized, private tour with a fatastic guide -- money well spent! It has now been a couple of months and my family still talks about this tour, the Georgian restaurant that we loved (Phali Hinckali) and our amazing tour guide, Ilya. The phrase that keeps popping up is "it just couldn't have been any better". Thank you, Ulko tours, Ilya and Valentin.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear rxs318, Thank you for this great review! We are so happy that we could give you this amazing opportunity to explore Saint Petersburg, the jewel of the Tzar's crown, as we name it here. Ilya, along with Valentin, make one of the dream-teams of UlkoTours, indeed. We are grateful to hear that you've enjoyed the 1-day trip with them. We hope to see you in Russia or the Baltics again soon so that we could show you more of our destinations. Julia Kharlamova
star-5
Excellent value
Jbird201
, Sep 2019
Our guide and driver were wonderful. Very knowledgeable and accommodating for our group of ten, ages 22 to 73. They recommended sites that we had not previously seen, and took us to a marvelous Georgian restaurant for lunch. we were in contact with the company by e-mail from the time we made the reservation, with offers to notebook tickets and suggestions for our itinerary. I highly recommend them.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Jbird201, Thank you so much for this review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our services and that we made you feel welcome! We hope you visit our beautiful city again soon! Julia Kharlamova
star-5
Fantastic Flexible 2 Day Cruise Excursion in St. Petersburg with Ulko Tours
SamanthaKur
, Aug 2019
We booked this tour, which was actually with Ulko Tours, because we were traveling with 3 generations of family members and needed extra flexibility with mobility, desired sights to see, and scheduling. The manager of the company, Ksenia, was very informative and helpful arranging the city drive tour, as well as delicious lunches, tours of the Hermitage, including the Diamond Room, the Catherine Palace, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and a number of other sights. She was helpful to arrange the 3 wheelchairs that we needed for our family who had difficulties walking. The organizational process was straight forward with lots of instruction and information given to us. Liza, our guide was great. She was extremely knowledgeable, with very good English, prompt in meeting us at the cruise terminal where we exited the cruise ship. Liza answered our many questions about St. Petersburg, the monuments, and Russia in general. She helped us ordering from the menus at the restaurants, and was very cooperative in getting us back to the ship in time for sailing. This private tour enabled us to skip the very long lines waiting for entrance to the Hermitage and Catherine Palace. The private minibus that the 10 of us were driven in was even specially designed for those with mobility issues. We would recommend this tour company to anyone needing a shore excursion especially designed to adapt to personal preferences, and desired sights to see.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Samantha, thank you so much for your very detailed feedback on your tour with Liza! 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. Your acknowledgment of Ksenia's work is extremely important to us! We always strive to meet all our guests' expectations. It really matters a lot to us that everybody leaves Russia with a positive impression and great memories! Will be looking to seeing you again! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
One day private tour
Bob A
, Aug 2019
Our guide and driver were wonderful!! They met the Seabourn Ovation at the cruise terminal, and my grandson and I got through customs without any problems. The Mercedes was comfortable. Sergei was a very good driver, and Nadia was an excellent guide!! The company supplying the tour was ULKO Tours. I had worked with Anton of ULKO prior to the trip, and he was very accommodating. I highly recommend this company!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Bob, thank you for such an amazing review! Nadya, Sergey, Anton, and our managing team enjoyed working with your family, and we hope to see you again on a tour to Moscow or to the Baltic states with UlkoTours soon! Best, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
This Private Shore-Excursion was amazing!
Wetumpka
, Aug 2019
Our guide was excellent and very personable. We saved so much money over the prices from the cruise ship and saw much more than we would have seen for the same price. HIGHLY recommended.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Wetumpka, thank you for your feedback! Each word of customer appreciation is really important for us. It was a real pleasure for the whole ULKO Team to accommodate you in Saint Petersburg. We hope you will get a chance to come back again to see more! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
private shore-excursion: 1-day fully flexible St Petersburg tour
pksacks
, Aug 2019
Natali our guide was excellent. We had as flexible itinerary that we wanted. We told her what we wanted to see in the allotted time and she made it happen to our complete satisfaction.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear pksacks, thank you for this review! It is really important for the whole ULKO Team to know that you have enjoyed your tour experience with us in Saint Petersburg. We hope you visit our beautiful city again soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
star-5
An Amazing Day in St. Petersburg
pmjnmj
, Aug 2019
I cannot say enough positive things regarding our day in St. Petersburg. We only had 1 day in St. Petersburg and we were met at the cruise terminal by our guide, Kirill, who was holding a sign with my name on it. Kirill, and driver, Sergey, were amazing. Kirill's knowledge of the city's history was awesome! He knew all the details related to our time and Peterhoff and really helped us make the most of our limited time. We enjoyed a lunch following the palace and then headed back to the city to the Fabrege museum and a great shopping spot. Even before our visit, Anton (from the office) was extremely responsive to emails and assisted us in getting tickets in advance of our tour. Overall, a fantastic experience and I highly recommend for a private tour - make the most of your time! Worth every penny!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words about Kirill, Sergey, and Anton. They enjoyed working with your family! It's delightful to read that your stay in Saint Petersburg was special and pleasant. We want to mention that our team would love to see you in Russia or the Baltics again soon so that we could show you more of our destinations. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova

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