Get Ready to Fly… in St. Petersburg!

January 14, 2014

If you’re not already sick of flying after arriving in St. Petersburg then you might want to consider taking the kids to one of the latest attractions the city has to offer. The FlyStation is an indoor skydiving simulator that uses immense amounts of wind power to create a wind tunnel in which you can […]

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The Yusupov Palace – Murder and Riches

January 7, 2014

No tour of St. Petersburg is complete without visiting at least one palace and there are certainly plenty to choose from! Ask Ulko Tours to add in a trip to the Winter Palace, the Peterhof Palace, or how about the Moika Palace?

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Culture in St. Petersburg – Operas and Ballets Galore this New Year!

December 30, 2013

Anyone lucky enough to be in St. Petersburg this week has a whole barrage of cultural events to sample. Operas in seven acts, ballet stars doing one-act ballets, the Fontanka International Carnival, and even a bizarrely named ‘Feel Yourself Russian’ folk event. Ask Ulko Tours about getting your hands on tickets for these events and […]

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New Year in St. Pite’s – When to Celebrate

December 23, 2013

If you happen to be on a tour of St. Petersburg at New Year then you have the perfect excuse to celebrate twice! Not only is there a public holiday on th 1st of January, the rather oddly named Old New Year is also a time of good cheer for many locals, falling on the […]

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Things to Do in St. Petersburg this Christmas

December 16, 2013

Planning a trip to St. Petersburg near Christmas? Worried that the city will be quiet, with everyone huddling inside with family and friends? Never fear, this wonderful Russian city has a lot going on, even in the run-up to Christmas. This week there is a competition for young opera singers, an animation festival, a celebration […]

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St. Petersburg New Year Fair and Other Treats this Week!

December 9, 2013

The snow may be wrapping St. Petersburg in a wintery blanket but that doesn’t mean that the city itself is hunkering down and hibernating. This week alone there are classical music concerts, dance performances, legendary Russian rock stars strutting their stuff and the opening of the 10th annual New Year Fair. If you’re heading to […]

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Visit St. Petersburg in Winter

December 2, 2013

To truly get a feel for life in St. Petersburg, it’s best to visit in winter when the city is, arguably, at its most beautiful and atmospheric. The days may be short and the air chill but as the winter sun hits the snow-covered streets it is easy to see the majesty of this city, […]

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Tretyakov Gallery – A Must for any Moscow City Tour

November 19, 2012

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is Russia’s State Art Museum and, as such, the majority of the work in the gallery is by Russian painters, sculptors and artists. Consistently voted one of the key visitor attractions in Moscow this is a must for any trip, even if you only have a few days in the […]

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Anna Akhmatova Museum – An Insight into Life Under Stalinist Rule

November 5, 2012

Often appearing on top-ten lists of things to do in St. Petersburg, the Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fontanny Dom is a great opportunity to learn more about the life of artists and writers in Russia. Have a thoroughly literary day and visit the Dostoyevsky Museum too, then have dinner at The Idiot cafe and bask […]

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Helsinki Ice Park and Ice Hockey World Championships

October 15, 2012

Situated right in the middle of the square at the central railway station, Helsinki Ice Park offers visitors a great opportunity to work out some of that built up energy from their journey. From the beginning of November, right through to March you can rent some skates from the cafe or get a coffee or […]

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