Private tour

Flexible Day Tour in St. Petersburg with Guide & Driver

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Flexible Day Tour in St. Petersburg with Guide & Driver

From US$ 162 per person

Experience all the highlights of St.Petersburg on this flexible and private one-day tour. Your friendly guide will meet you at your hotel and take care of all the paperwork so you can explore St. Petersburg thoroughly with us.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Meet up location: Lobby of your hotel
Private group


  • Discover the charms of St. Petersburg at your leisure in one day
  • Be impressed by the extensive collection held in the splendid Hermitage museum
  • Marvel at the Church on the Spilled Blood and learn of its historical significance from your friendly tour guide
  • Visit the famous Peter and Paul Fortress, the first construction work founded by Peter the Great when he assumed the throne
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at an authentic Russian restaurant
  • Admire the great 43 meter high St. Isaac's Cathedral, an iconic St. Petersburg monument
Full description
If you already have an idea of what you would like to see and do in St. Petersburg, and feel that none of the suggested tours fit your requirements, this flexible and convenient private tour is for you. Arrange to have a friendly guide with you for the day to visit the places of your choice. You may wish to construct a tour that includes places not specified in other tours, or includes familiar sights which you wish to see in a different order. Having a driver at your disposal is convenient and allows you to venture to far-away locations, or if you have difficulty walking for a long time/get tired easily. Please note that the indicated price of the tour is valid for 1-2 people. If there are more people in your party, please let us know and we will arrange for a different vehicle (mini-van) which will only slightly affect the cost of your tour. Once the tour is booked we can discuss your plans and what you'd like to see in advance. The tour will start in the lobby of your hotel, with a clear idea about what you would like to see and to do. Trust that we will take care to ensure that no problems arise during your exploration of the city and will act as your companion during the day.
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable air-conditioned sedan/mini-van with an experienced driver
  • Visa-free paperwork for cruise ship passengers (to be added as add-on during the booking process)
  • Lunch, admissions (if any).
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Cruise passengers must select an appropriate add-on for port parking and visa-free arrangements (per booking, not per person).
  • The general price quoted is valid for hotel guests only.
  • Bookings made 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 to arrange the visa-free entry to Russia.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent guide and tour

I cannot recommend Ulko Tours enough. The pre trip communication was prompt and everything was arranged without any trouble. Our guide Margarit was wonderful. She was cheerful, knowledgeable and made the tour one of the best we have ever had. Her knowledge of the history, architecture and culture made it very enjoyable for the whole group whose ages ranged from 14 to 60. Not a dull moment in our 8 hours. Highly recommended.

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July 7, 2019

An added value for the trip

Private day tour St. Petersburg. Our wishes were exchanged via e-mail in advance and picked up at the hotel by our guide Lisa on the day itself. Outside a car with a driver was waiting and she showed us around in St. Petersburg and Peterhof of which she was able to tell us all sorts of things. She also gave us a glimpse into the history of the last 25 years as she experienced it. We could ask her anything. This tour was definitely an added value and well worth the investment.

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August 4, 2018

The tour was interesting and informative.

The train should have been a little more comfortable. There wasn't any protection from the sun and it's always nice to be able to have something to drink. Andrey, the guide, was very good, polite, ready to help and well-researched. A note on the trip to Saint Petersburg. Pulkovo Airport is a catastrophe and doesn't fit with the international standards of Saint Petersburg at all. It's very bad for Saint Petersburg's image.

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June 18, 2012

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