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88 Sredniy ave of Basil Island, St. Petersburg 197000, Russia
+7 911 926-47-24
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US$ 120.00*
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Small-Group Tour of Tzar's Village: Catherine Palace and Amber Room
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US$ 28.00*
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Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour
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US$ 65.00*
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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
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ULKOtours delivers highest standards of service for any budget. The success we have had during the years we have been on the market with the ULKO brand proves that we work hard and we deliver to our promises. Our clients attest to that. We provide Customised city tours for independent travelers to Russia (Moscow, St.Petersburg and Golden Ring)as well as Private and Group (GDT) VISA-FREE shore excursions for cruise visitors in multiple Baltic destinations.
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88 Sredniy ave of Basil Island, St. Petersburg 197000, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
+7 911 926-47-24
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Thank Parsnipy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maria was an absolutely star who went out of her way to show us her City. The whole booking experience was so easy with great interaction. The driver option was an absolute bonus - as the weather was not great, but he so polite. Highly...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The reason that the review didn’t get an instant 5 stars is because the booking form stated to meet at 10:45am for an 11am start. At 10:45 there was no one there. As I had booked for 6 people I felt responsible. After 10 minutes...More

Thank Julian A
ElenaUlko, Owner at UlkoTours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Julian, Thank you for your very detailed description of the situation! I aprreciate your time and effort taken to let us know about the morning meeting issue with your guide. We have researched the matter, and found out that our back end system shows...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was the best tour that we had in our cruise trip to the Baltic. We had a great time in St. Petersburg. We were greeted by Ulko tour immediately after the immigration and guided to the tour bus with a group of total 14...More

Thank PSTrip2017
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was the best tour I have ever been on. We did two extensive days in St. Petersburg. Our guide Liz and driver Andrew were phenomenal! Liz has a passion that she portrays onto you for her country and the history. She was extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Jenn3m
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had a great time at St. Petersburg with our Ulko tour guide, Liz. She is very patient, considerate, professional, accommodating, resourceful, and extremely knowledgeable. It took my party forrrreeeeeverrrrr to get through the immigration custom but Liz and everyone waited graciously for us. We...More

Thank chanb0
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a wonderful two-day experience. Liz was our guide, and she was knowledgeable, efficient, patient with the tardies, kind and funny! The two days were spectacular. Well designed, well developed. I highly recommend Ulko Tours. I heard they were good, but that is an...More

Thank roxanabiffi
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our tour guide, Greta was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and made every moment very interesting. She was totally organized and punctual and made sure everyone was involved. Also a good sense of humor added to the experience. We felt fortunate to have her as...More

Thank allbolt
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked the 2-day intensive tour, Sept 14 -15, and it was the best! Our guide Liz was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. We were also impressed by her passion for what she did and the obvious love she had for her...More

Thank AllenP614
ElenaUlko, Owner at UlkoTours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Teodoro, Thank you for your kind words about your experience with us! I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time with Liz and Boris:) I hope you will have a chance to come back to our beautiful city and visit it...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Julia was outstanding! More history than I could absorb but helped us understand so much about Russia, St Petersburg & Catherine the Great!! Highly recommend!

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ElenaUlko, Owner at UlkoTours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback on your tour with Yulia! I am happy she made your experience educating and interesting, revealing secrets of Empress Catherine and making Russian history come to life on this tour. Sincerely, Elena Ulko

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17 July 2017|
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Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Visa is included so no, you don't need to buy an expensive Russian visa for this tour. Your ticket, with your passport, is enough. Be aware, though, that you cannot go off on your own - you must stay with your group. The... More
Rosario L
30 May 2017|
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Response from ElenaUlko | Property representative |
Dear Rosario, if you have the flexibility of choosing the number of days, I would suggest to stick with the ideal 4 or 5 days. 2 days being the absolute minimum, and 3 days sort of OK. It all also depends on how much... More
Charles E
10 May 2017|
Response from ElenaUlko | Property representative |
Yes, we offer tours in various ports, like Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Warnemuende/Rostock, Gdansk, Oslo, Klaipeda, Copenhagen, Amsterdam. Let us know if you have any questions about these destinations!