Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour - Saint Petersburg

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Enjoy Saint Petersburg at your own pace, with no rushing, having enough time for photo stops, walking, shopping and enjoying lunch! No Russian Visa required! This 1-day Fully Flexible shore excursion is perfect for everyone who wants to be flexible and not feel rushed!


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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At 09:00 your tour guide will meet you in thearrival hall of the cruise terminal, right after passport control. After checking in, you will be seated in your privatecomfortable a/c sedan or Mercedes mini-bus (depends on the size of the group). After that we will start the tour.

Since this is a Fully Flexible option you are welcome to go where you want and your guide will be happy to make suggestions. You are welcome to set your tour pace and enjoy your day. This program offers great walking opportunity for those keen on exploring the real city, or real foodies who like to experince local foods and bars. It's perfect for families with children or people who have walking difficulties and who want to explore the city from the comfort of their private vehicle.

Please note, that during high tourist summer season in Saint Petersburg it is highly advisable to inform your tour operator of your sightseeing preferences and specific interests because some venues/museums require advance reservation to guarantee your Fast-Track (no waiting) admission, for example: The Hermitage Museum, Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo or Grand Palace in Peterhof, also Yusupov Palace.
Some places, like the churches, can be visited without advance reservations (though still highly recommended because ticket lines can get very long and upsetting).

This is a WORRY-FREE Shore Excursion: Timely delivery back to the ship is guaranteed. If you miss the ship, you will be delivered to the next port of call to catch your ship.

Inclusions for Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

  • Professional tour guide ( 8 hrs)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 8+ people)
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan (almost all vehicles are equipped with WIFI) (8 hrs)
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes
  • Visa-Free paperwork

Exclusions for Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

  • Entrance fees (highly recommended to pre-order in advance)
  • Lunch (highly recommended to pre-order for all groups of 8 and more)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants are free of charge. Passport details must be provided for infants like for everyone else. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information : ship name, docking time, passport details.

Passport name, number, date of birth and citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos

No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.

LAST MINUTE bookings (less than 100 hours before the ship arrives) are not available for cruise ship passengers, as all passport details MUST be submitted to the cruise ship authorities 4 days before the ship arrives - this is the way we provide you with the visa-free entry to Russia.

No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Our very own guide and driver and provides flexibility on where we wanted to go.
    Booked out own Hermitage tickets and took us to a very nice Russian restaurant
    for lunch with wonderful local food, the staff just wouldn't pose for selfies with us
    which would have completed the Russian experience.

  • The guide was so professional and the driver they knew what they were talking about nothing was too much trouble

  • This was a wonderful 8 hr tour of St Petersburg with Ksenia as our guide and Archie as our driver. We rode in a clean, beautiful Toyota Camry anywhere we wanted to go. Ksenia was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide who was SO helpful with my husband who uses a wheelchair for tours. They took us to a wonderful Russian restaurant for lunch and showed us the highlights of the city. Very nice tour and very nice guides!

  • Our guide and driver were amazing. The company worked with our schedule and itinerary and we had a fantastic day. We had a shore excursion scheduled with the cruise company the following day to tour Catherine and Peterhof Palaces.... we now wish we used this company. It was a great experience!!!

  • Unpleasant experience with the tour guide.
    1.not holding name sign while waiting in the dock. Apparently tour guide was waiting in the car.
    2. Tour guild was nice in the beginning, but went downhill after first stop.
    3.Forced us to visit non interest place
    4. Not happy and not bring us where we want

  • It was an excellent tour. The tour guide took us exactly where we wanted and planned out our day according to our wishes. We would definitely make us of viator and ulko tours again!

  • Our tour guide made all the difference in this tour being just right for us. She made sure she knew our interests and tailored the tour so we were able to see all that we requested. She was friendly and provided commentary on how the average Russian lives. Our driver was courteous and drove safely.

  • This was a great tour. Nadia not how she spelled it was fantastic. Her English was impeccable and her knowledge of the sites was outstanding. She gave us great insights into Russian history and the people and places we visited. The vehicle that we traveled in was new and comfortable. The extras of water and a book about St Petersburg made the tour even better, I would recommend this tour to anyone and I recommend Nadia for any tour!!!!

  • Four of us traveling together. We avoided the NCL excursions in St Petersburg because of the costs and crowd. The private tour was a perfect replacement. Valentina met us at the terminal, took us to our picks of what we wanted to see. She was great. Spoke perfect English and knows her history. Took rides in subway and visited the cathedrals. Visited the fortress of Peter and Paul where we ran into a pickpocket. BEWARE. He runs the souvenir stand just to the right of the church. He lifted my iPhone out of my pocket and I had gone about 100 yards before I realized it. I returned and told him to give me my phone but he denied it until we called the phone and his souvenir stand started to vibrate. He meekly reached into a cabinet and handed me my phone. Take the tour peoples advice. Be alert. My fault entirely, I let my guard down.

    Other than that, it was great, highly recommend ULKOtours.

  • A fascinating insight into this historic city. Our guide, Margerita, greeted us at the cruise terminal and took us to the waiting chauffeur driven car. She asked if we had any special things we wanted to do or see during our day ashore and then proceeded to fulfil our list including taking a trip on the Metro with its grand architectural stations, escalators and platforms from the Soviet era. Margerita was a charming lady speaking excellent English and had all the answers to the varied questions we kept asking her. The tour lived up to the Fully Flexible title as we saw everything we wanted to plus many other sights that Margerita recommended which she seemed to base on what she learned about us as the day went on.
    We had a memorable day in St.Petersburg made extra special by having such a perfect guide and excellent chauffeur. Although at first glance it may seem an expensive days sightseeing but at the end of the day we realised what excellent value for money it had been - remember no Russian visa required, qualified guide and chauffeured Mercedes included!

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