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St. Petersburg, Russia
Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore St. Petersburg the way you want with a private, full-day flexible tour. Customize your perfect itinerary in advance and relax with pre-arranged logistics and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets. Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedal and Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof — you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included.
  • Private 8-hour customizable tour of St. Petersburg
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • Visit sights such as the Church on the Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Explore the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, Peterhof, or other imperial palaces
  • Logistics and admission tickets pre-arranged to save time on the day
  • Get insider tips and undivided attention from a private guide
  • Admission fees, meals, and activities at your own expense
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Private professional tour guide for 8 hrs
Private tourist-class vehicle for 8 hrs
Day tour along to the private itinerary
Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
Any entrance fees & donations
Gratuities
Meals / snacks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKOtours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.


Ports

  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397


Specify your sightseeing preferences on booking, and on the day, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel at your preferred time.

Selecting what you want to see in advance will allow your guide to plan logistics and pre-book tickets so you won’t need to join lines for tickets on the day. If you have no particular sightseeing plans, your guide will craft an itinerary for you. Your guide will also recommend restaurants for lunch (own expense) should you wish. Admission fees, meals, and activities during your tour are at your expense.

Discuss your itinerary with your guide, and then hop inside your private, air-conditioned sedan or minivan (depending on group size) and begin your tour.

Depending on your interests, perhaps start with St. Petersburg’s highlights. Admire the onion-shaped domes of the Church on the Spilled Blood, and see St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the gold-domed Orthodox basilica. Then, maybe continue to the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial place of the Romanov tsars, or visit the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered in 1916. If you wish, add in  a boat trip around St. Petersburg’s canals, admiring its architecture from the water.

Alternatively, devote your time to the Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s premier museums. Skip the lines with your pre-booked ticket and view some of its three million treasures, including artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Monet.

Or, choose to visit the imperial palaces in and around the city. Perhaps explore the Catherine Palace, with its beautiful Amber Room, before seeing the nearby Pavlovsk Palace. Or, explore the stunning Peterhof Palace, designed by Peter the Great, and famous for its glorious fountains.

After approximately eight hours, your tour will finish with a drop-off at the St. Petersburg location of your choosing.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra
Holy Trinity Alexander Nevskiy Lavra St. Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
State Russian Museum
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Yusupov Palace on Moika River
Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Faberge Museum
Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Peterhof State Museum Preserve
Peterhof Palace and Gardens, St. Petersbirg
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Catherine Palace and Park
Catherine Palace and Park, Tzars Village, St. Petersburg
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the sightseeing preferences, so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Cruise ship passengers must choose option with any Tour language | Port Pick up
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ULKOtours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommend this type of tour for a small group." See review

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star-5
Fantastic way to see the city with an expert guide
Richard_H
, Feb 2020
Fantastic experience - made all the better by our excellent tour guide Marina. She was knowledgeable and happy to make the day totally bespoke. Highly recommend this type of tour for a small group. We were a group of 6 and the private transport/ tour guide works perfect.
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St Petersburg one-day tour
jgediman
, Sep 2018
As part of a 3-day cruise stop in St Petersburg, Marguarite and driver, hired through Viator, were perfect. They came prepared to take us to the specific sights we'd specified in advance, and were knowledgeable and friendly companions throughout, including her suggestion and choice of a restaurant for lunch. It was a delight to be our own little unit, vs. the large groups visiting the same sights (e.g, Church of the Spilled Blood, Catharine's Palace) and Marguarite deftly managed to steer us around and through crowds, a very enjoyable (less stressful, less fatiguing) way to see important sights. Our tour day in St Petersburg was the highlight of our 10-day cruise.
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I give it 2 stars because upon pick...
Richard W
, Sep 2017
I give it 2 stars because upon pick up when I said I'd like the Catherine Palace to be the first stop, I was informed they did not pre order tickets as I did not say to do so. I told Ksenia, the booking agent, to look at the email dated July 31 our tour date was Aug. 28 that clearly states to pre order tickets. As we anxiously wait to hear if Ksenia somehow would be able to get Catherine tickets, Iliana, our tour guide, took us to Peter and Paul fortress and to the Church of the Spilt Blood. The purpose of booking the tour is for easy access and to avoid waiting in long lines for the major sightseeing areas. It was disappointing enough that we could not go to the Hermitage as it was closed. To not get in to Catherine Palace was just not acceptable. Ksenia redeemed herself and got Catherine Palace tickets but at the expense of upsetting and worrying me and of course, longer lines. Iliana was thorough in her explanations and seemed very knowledgeable. I would give Iliana 5 stars.
star-5
This was an excellent way to...
Deborah S
, Jul 2017
This was an excellent way to experience St. Petersburg. The driver was great and his car excellent for the 5 of us. Isabella our tour guide was amazing and flexible. Her knowledge of the city, History and communication skills are excellent.
star-5
Marianna and Nadya were our guides...
Tonya B
, Aug 2016
Marianna and Nadya were our guides and were fantastic. They were friendly, professional, polite and knowledgeable. We were only in Saint Petersburg for 3 days but Ulko tours made sure we didn't miss a thing. Elena made a personalized itenerary based on our input and had great ideas! Yea!!!

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