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We have just returned from our Baltic Cruise and wish to comment on the excellent service we had from Ulko Tours. There was only one disappointment and that was the Helsinki part. We were given the wrong starting time , so were on the quay about 2 hrs  early . A phone call to the office did clear that up eventually. The guide on the tour was also the worst . All the others were great . Our favourite guide was Mariane in St Petersburg , and the driver Alexei. They were excellent. Mariane knew her stuff and told it to us in a most engaging manner , and also had some humour when required. Alexei was a most excellent driver.

This one let the team down I feel . However, I will recommend your company for others.

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What's in the tour? Option 1 
 Option 2 
 Option 3 
 Option 1
Option 2     Option 3   
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Panoramic City tour
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Hermitage Museum

& Winter palace

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Catherine's palace

(Amber Room)

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Peter and Paul Fortress

& Cathedral

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St. Isaac's Cathedral
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Peterhof Park
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Hydrofoil ride
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Church on the Spilled Blood
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Peterhof Grand Palace
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Yusupov Palace
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Private Boat tour
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Time for lunch
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EASY Activity 


Duration: 9 hrs          Activity: Low

Language: You choose

Group size: Your private party

Minimum group size required: No

Lunches: Included for groups 8+

Included: Licensed tour guide, transportation and all

admissions as per program, port fees, taxes,

bottled water, welcome gift, activity kit for kids,

ponchos (when raining), radio-headphones

for groups exceeding 6 passengers, visa paperwork.

NOT included: lunches for groups under 8 pax, tips/gratuity.

 

 

Days available: THU, FRI, SAT & SUN!

Partial availability: TUE (Option 1, 3)

WED (Option 1, 2)

 

Highlights:

Depend on the option chosen

 

 

1-day tour

EASY Activity  Option 1 

 NOT available on MONDAY

09.00   

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.

09.10 - 11.20 Start City Overview Tour  with photo stops by  St.Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress.
11.30 - 13.30
Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration approx 2 hrs).  
13.40 - 14.20
 Drive to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.  
14.30 - 17.00
Explore the wondeful gardens of Peterhof with your guide. Lunch  in the park cafe (not included)
18.00               
Return back to the ship. Subway tour on the way back!

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EASY Activity  Option 2

 NOT available on MON & TUE

09.00 

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.

09.10 -  10.50 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress.
11.00 - 13.30

Guided Tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration approx. 2 hrs).

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch in a local Restaurant (not included)
14.40 - 15.20
 Drive to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo.
15.30 - 17.00
Guided tour of  Catherine's palace (actual palace tour duration approx. 1 hr + a walk in the park) with the famous Amber Room and Park.   
18.00               
Return back to the ship. 

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EASY Activity  Option 3

NOT available on MON & WED

09.00 

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.

09.10 -  11.30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral and Church on the Spilled Blood. 

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral (actual duration 20-30 min)

11.40 - 14.40
Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration approx. 2 hrs).  
15.00 - 16.00
 Lunch in a local Restaurant (not included)
16.10 - 17.10
Guided tour of St.Isaac's Cathedral (duration 20-30 min). 
18.00               
Return back to the ship. 

 

best price guaranteedPER PERSON TOUR PRICE: 

 

Please contact us NOW for your special quote.


You will be surprised at how low it is!

Children under 6 (without a reserved seat) are FREE

Special Discounts for Schoolchildern (7-16)  and Students (17 +, MUST have a valid ISIC card)

 

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MODERATE Activity  

 

 Important Not suitable for mobility-restricted travelers and young children.

Duration: 10 hrs          Activity: Medium

Language: You choose

Group size: Your private party

Minimum group size required: No

Lunches: Included for groups 8+

Included: Licensed tour guide, transportation and all

admissions as per program, port fees, taxes,

bottled water, welcome gift, activity kit for kids,

ponchos (when raining), radio-headphones

for groups exceeding 6 passengers, visa paperwork.

NOT included: lunches for groups under 8 pax, tips/gratuity.

 

 

 

BEST FOR:

MONDAY (Option 2)

TUESDAY (Option 1)

WEDNESDAY (Option 3)

 

Highlights:

Depend on the option chosen

 

 

1-day Moderate tour

Moderate Activity   Option 1 Also available as a GDT at a group rate

 TUESDAY`s BEST!

08.00     

Meet your guide and driver by the ship. 

08.10 - 9.30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress.
09.30 - 10.30
Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.  
10.30 - 12.30
Tour of Peterhof Park; see the beautiful ceremony of the Fountains Turning On.
12.30 - 13.00
 Hydrofoil* back to the city.
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch in  local cafe/restaurant (Not included)
14.10 - 16.30
 Tour of the Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration 2 hrs)  
16.40 - 17.30
Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood (actual duration of the tour 30-40 mins)  
18.00                
Return back to the ship 

* please note, that in case of weather conditions not permitting the hydrofoil ride, there`s no refund for unused hydrofoil trip. We use our van instead.

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1-day Moderate tour

Moderate Activity   Option 2 Also available as a GDT at a group rate

MONDAY`s BEST!

08.00    

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.  

08.10 - 9.30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac`s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress.
09.30 - 10.20
Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo.
10.30 - 12.00
Have a guided tour of Catherine's palace and Park (actual palace tour duration is 1 hr).
12.10 - 13.00
Drive to Peterhof, the kingdom of Fountains. 
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (not included)
14.00 - 15.00
Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof
15.00 - 15.30 Hydrofoil* back to St. Petersburg
16.00 - 17.00 Guided tour of the Yusupov Palace  (tour duration 1 -1.5 hrs) 
17.30 - 18.00
Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood (duration 20-30 min) 
18.30               
Return back to the ship 

please note, that in case of weather conditions not permitting the hydrofoil ride, there`s no refund for unused hydrofoil trip. We use our van instead.

 

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1-day Moderate tour

 

Moderate Activity   Option 3 Also available as a GDT at a group rate

 WEDNESDAY`s BEST!

08.00                               

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.  

08.10 - 9.30 
Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac`s Cathedral and Church on the Spilled Blood. (both closed on Wednesday)
09.30 - 13.00
Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration 2 hrs)
13.00 - 13.30
Hydrofoil* to Peterhof, the kingdom of Fountains.
13.40 - 14.45
Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof with your guide. Lunch in the park cafe (not included).
14.45 - 15.30 Drive to Tsarskoye Selo
15.45 - 17.15
Guided tour of Catherine`s palace in Tsarskoye Selo
17.30 - 18.30  Drive back to the city
18.30    
Return back to the ship

please note, that in case of weather conditions not permitting the hydrofoil ride, there`s no refund for unused hydrofoil trip. We use our van instead.

 

best price guaranteedPER PERSON TOUR PRICE: 

 

Please contact us NOW for your special quote.


You will be surprised at how low it is!

Children under 6 (without a reserved seat) are FREE

Special Discounts for Schoolchildern (7-16)  and Students (17 +, MUST have a valid ISIC card)

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INTENSIVE Activity    

 Important Not suitable for mobility-restricted travelers and young children.

Duration: 12 hrs          Activity: High

Language: You choose

Group size: Your private party

Minimum group size required: No

Lunches: NO TIME FOR LUNCH

Included: Licensed tour guide, transportation and all

admissions as per program, port fees, taxes,

bottled water, welcome gift, activity kit for kids,

ponchos (when raining), radio-headphones

for groups exceeding 6 passengers, visa paperwork.

NOT included: tips/gratuity.

 

 

Days available: THU, FRI, SAT & SUN!

Highlights:

1. Hermitage museum & Winter Palace (inside)

2. Catherine's palace (inside) in Tsarskoye Selo

3. St.Isaac's Cathedral (photostop)

4. Peterhof park

5. Church on the Spilled Blood (inside)

6. A hydrofoil trip

7. Private boat tour

 

1-day Intensive tour

 

Detailed Program:

08.00  

Meet your guide and driver by the ship.

08.10 - 09.30  Start City Overview Tour. Photo stops by St.Isaac's cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress.
09.30 – 11.30
Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum. (actual tour duration approx. 2 hrs)
11.30 - 12.10 Depart to Peterhof by Hydrofoil*
12.30 - 14.30 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof.
14.30 - 15.20
Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo to tour Catherine's palace with the famous Amber Room and Park.
15.30 - 16.30
Guided Tour of Catherine's palace. (actual palace tour approx. 1 hr)
16.45 – 17.30
Drive back to the city.
17.30 – 18.00
Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood (tour duration approx. 20-30 mins) 
18.30 - 19.30
Private Canal boat tour
20.00                           
Return back to the ship

* please note, that in case of weather conditions not permitting the hydrofoil ride, there`s no refund for unused hydrofoil trip. We use our van instead.

 

best price guaranteedPER PERSON TOUR PRICE: 

 

Please contact us NOW for your special quote.


You will be surprised at how low it is!

Children under 6 (without a reserved seat) are FREE

Special Discounts for Schoolchildern (7-16)  and Students (17 +, MUST have a valid ISIC card)

 

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 City tour includes: Aurora cruiser, Peter's Log cabin,  Nevsky Prospect - the main street of St. Petersburg,  Anichkov Bridge and Anichkov Palace, Fontanka and  Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and Alexander Column,  General Headquarters Arch, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace Bridge, the monument to Nicholas the First, St. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings : Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University,  Menshikov Palace,  the Academy of Fine Arts, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque,  the Aurora Cruiser, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Bridge and the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!


Hermitage tour includes:  Tour of state palace interiors of the Winter Palace, the most glorious tzar residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule. Exploration of magnificent art collections assembled by the Imperial family and carefully saved from destruction by the staff of the musem during the Second World War. You will see the highlights of the 15th-18th century European Art collection like Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and other world-famous names, as well as enjoy the museum's collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.


 Catherine's palace tour includes: Explore the favourite residence of Empress Catherine the Great and see what was left from it after the hard days of the Second World War. Enjoy the unconventional beauty of the newly-recreated Amber Room, which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Walk the peaceful grounds of Catherine's residence and relax.


Peterhof tour includes: Park - Explore the world-famous gardens and enjoy the multitude of beautiful fountains and realise that the nick-name this place was given - Russian Versailles - is more than justified! Palace (certain tours only) -  Enjoy the cosiness of this 'miniature' (in comparison to the Winter palace and Catherine's palace) Imperial residence rebuilt by Rastrelli from Peter's modest mansion into a truly splendid gala residence of Elisabeth!

Tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (see details below). Lunch in a local restaurant/cafe during the day