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Skip-The-Line: Private Prime Tour of St Petersburg

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US$ 15.00
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    What to Expect
    Book your private tour and after pickup from your St. Petersburg hotel, set out by air-conditioned vehicle. Your experience includes entrance fees to the three cathedrals, Hermitage, and Faberge Museum when you upgrade to the additional tours. All tours finish with a hotel drop-off.

    Prime Tour (3 hours, Mon-Sun):

    Admire St. Petersburg’s landmarks on a panoramic tour, learning about the sights via the onboard commentary. View the Peter and Paul Fortress from the courtyard, plus see the University Embankment buildings on Vassilevsky Island, and the Palace Bridge on route into the heart of the city. Then, view the Winter Palace (Hermitage), Senate Square, and Peter the Great Bronze Horseman statue, and drive by must-sees including the Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Square, and more.

    Prime Tour + 3 Cathedrals (4 hours, Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun):

    View the city’s sights on the Prime Tour, stopping on route for skip-the-line interior visits to three must-sees: the Peter and Paul Cathedral inside its namesake fortress, the Church on Spilled Blood, and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

    Prime Tour + Hermitage (6 hours, Tue-Sun):

    After the Prime Tour and a restaurant lunch (own expense), bypass the main lines at the Hermitage Museum for a 2-hour look at its spectacular interiors and artworks by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and more.

    Prime Tour + 3 Cathedrals + Hermitage (7 hours, Tue, Thu-Sun):

    Following the Prime Tour and skip-the-line interior visits to the Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peter and Paul Cathedral, savor a restaurant lunch (own expense) before a 2-hour skip-the-line Hermitage visit.

    Prime Tour + Hermitage + Faberge Museum (8 hours, Tue-Sun):

    After the Prime Tour, a restaurant lunch (own expense) and 2-hour skip-the-line Hermitage visit, enjoy priority access to the Faberge Museum, seeing its priceless highlights on a 90-minute audio-guided tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels located in St Petersburg.
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Tour ends with drop off at your hotel.
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Headsets to hear the guide (for groups 7+ people)
    • Welcome gift
    • A bottle of water daily
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Private tour
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Surcharge per group for the tour in other languages but English - must be paid upon arrival to the guide in cash (US Dollars/Euro/Russian roubles)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
    • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability
    • Visit to Faberge Museum with audio-guide only
    • Maximum is 15 people
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    We were cruising on NCL Getaway recently & their shore excursions were very expensive - especially in St. Peterburg. I researched tours in that city & found some good reviews of Ulko Tours, so we did some enquiring directly with them so a 2 day tour. They responded quite
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Skip-The-Line: Private Prime Tour of St Petersburg
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear christinecZ8767SX, Thank you so much for your wonderful and very detailed review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave this amazing 5-star review of your visit to Saint Petersburg. At ULKO Tours we always strive to provide excellent service and each word of customer appreciation is really important for each member of our team! It is a great pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your time with Marianna. She always wants to make our guests' trips as memorable as possible. We would like to thank you for your understanding. We love to perform tours as originally scheduled because it is the best way for everyone. However, sometimes there are obstacles beyond our control that shift everything. In such cases, we always try to reach out to the client and inform them about the change. That is the reason why it is very important that we have each guest's email and phone number that we can reach them at. We hope this is your first time in Russia with a few more to come. There is so much to explore and we will be happy to assist you with that! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
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    Our trip began with a private pickup vehicle right at our apartment’s gate. The vehicle was comfortable and our guide Alina and driver Vitali greeted us with extreme warmth. Alina was very knowledgeable and she made sure she told us everything. Vitali also was very interactive
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    Response from ElenaUlko, Owner at Skip-The-Line: Private Prime Tour of St Petersburg
    Responded 19 Jul 2018
    Dear Mannat, thank you for your feedback on your tour experience with Alina and Vitali! Our guest comments are very important for our guide, drivers and office team as each small tocken of appreciation really counts:) and Makes us smile:) It's great to know you have enjoyed the Hermitage, although I know it can be pretty crowded in the summer! Thank you, Elena
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    Brilliant tour with a brilliant guide (Marina) and driver (Yuri) who kindly dropped us as close to every location as possible! Marina was friendly, knowledgeable and very kind to my Mum who was struggling to walk at times. Highly recommend this tour
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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