Rembrandt paintings from Leiden collection being exhibited in the Hermitage

August 20, 2018

Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals – many works of these artists are going to be exhibited in St. Petersburg for the first time starting from this September. The Leiden collection, owned by Thomas and Dafna Kaplan, is coming to The Hermitage for a period of 3 months, being one the biggest private collections of Dutch art.

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Street-Art Museum – a unique open-air museum in Russia

August 13, 2018

If you want to experience something off-the-beaten-tourist-track when visiting St. Petersburg, Russia , we welcome you to an unusual museum far from the city center. It occupies a huge territory of nearly 10.000 sq.m. or nearly 110.000 sq.ft. on the Vyborgskaya side. Street-Art museum features an open-air exhibition showcasing graffiti painted by well-known artists from […]

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Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology in St Petersburg – Visit Space-Dogs Belka and Strelka!

March 25, 2014

Every kid dreams of being an astronaut, so if you’re visiting St. Petersburg with little ones make sure to ask Ulko Tours to add a trip to the Cosmonautics Museum into your itinerary.

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The Beer Museum in St. Petersburg

March 19, 2014

We all know that Russia famous for its vodka, it even has a vodka museum devoted to it, but the tradition of beer brewing is also strong in St. Petersburg, with the Stepan Razin Brewery the oldest brewery in Russia. This brewery houses the St. Petersburg Beer Museum and it is well worth a visit […]

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Get Your Rocks Off at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) International Conference

March 14, 2014

Running from April 7-10th, St. Petersburg plays host to the International Conference & Exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). This is the largest geoscience event in the Russian Federation and is a bi-annual conference being organised as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014. Don’t just travel alone though, bring […]

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Orthodox Easter in Russia

March 4, 2014

Easter is one of the most important Russian holidays but the date of Easter Sunday is usually different in Russia than in western countries. This is because the Orthodox Church in Russia follows the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar and does not link Easter to the vernal equinox, meaning that Orthodox Easter usually […]

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Mimosas and Chocolate or Bread and Peace? Celebrating International Women’s Day in Russia

February 25, 2014

Russians love to celebrate International Women’s Day so if you’re on a city tour of St. Petersburg on March 8th expect to find many businesses closed as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and all of the other lucky women in the city are pampered by their loved ones. The streets may be quiet and government offices […]

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Staying Safe While Visiting St. Petersburg, Russia

February 18, 2014

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the safety of Russia for visitors and residents alike and while certain groups of people may have a difficult time of things it is considered pretty safe for the majority of tourists. The important things are knowing how to reduce your risk of attracting unwanted attention, […]

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St. Petersburg Hosts Impressive Array of Musicians in February and March

February 11, 2014

A range of musical stars are gracing St. Petersburg with their presence this month and next so if you’re after boy bands, heavy metal, classical, or techno while you’re on your St. Petersburg city tour, let Ulko Tours know so you can be sure to get tickets early.

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24 Hours in St. Petersburg – Your Sochi Stopover

February 5, 2014

If you’re on your way to Sochi for the games then consider making a quick visit St. Petersburg. There’s a lot you can do in just 24 hours, although, of course, we’d encourage you to stay for longer and really get acquainted with a full city tour from Ulko Tours. Luckily, St. Petersburg is a […]

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