Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 8 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Hire your private guide and driver to see as much as possible while in St. Petersburg! Use your time wisely and effectively while being driven around in the comfort of your private vehicle. When placing a reservation, you can state what specific attractions you would like to visit and your tour operator will pre-order your tickets, so that you do not have to wait in the line (admissions however not included in the price). If you haven't made any plans - Don't worry! Your tour guide will be more than happy to suggest some great places to explore!

Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.

As much as you can decide what you want to see, here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac's cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, Yusupov palace, Russian Museum, Faberge Museum, Alexander-Nevsky Lavra, River and Canal tour and others.   If you want, you can spend your entire day in Hermitage, or visiting Imperial residences outside of St Petersburg - like Catherine's palace and park, Pavlovsk palace and park, Peterhof palace and park or Gatchina castle and park.   You will end your tour at a location of your choosing.

  • Professional local guide (English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French languages are available)
  • Comfortable a/c vehicle (sedan for 1-2 people, Mercedes Sprinter or Viano for larger parties)

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair users must be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This is a custom tour, so while booking, please specify the following:
  • Lead passenger (if different from the one making a reservation)
  • Sightseeing preferences (so that your tour operator can pre-order your tickets)
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
  • For all cruise ship reservations there is a surcharge of $100 (for visa-free paperwork and parking in the cruise port) per group irrespective of the group size which must be paid upon arrival to your guide in cash
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel located in the city center.

Your guide will meet you holding a sign with your name on it and/or the logo of ULKO Tours, so you will be able to easily recognize it.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Deborah S

06 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.

Tonya B

30 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!!!

Richard W

22 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.

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