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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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USD 25.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel located in the city center.
    Departure Time
    Recommended tour start time: 09:00 am or 10:00 am, but it can be any time of your choosing. Please specify your preferred time when booking.
    Return Details
    Anywhere in the city upon your request
    • 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)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today

    This was a wonderful day. Our guide, Alexandra, was beyond our hopes. She knows her history and the sites very well and is a great guide. The car was very comfortable and the driver was excellent. We could not have asked for a better day....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Margaret R
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Margarita and Edward (driver) met us as we disembarked from our ship. No problems at all with customs even without visas. We had selected The Hermitage, Church of the Spilled Blood, The Russian Museum, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Our favorite was the Russian Museum from...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mikemarsha
    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a fantastic day seeing all the major sights of St Petersburg. Our guide Anna was great. She was very knowledgeable and very accommodating to all our needs. We would thoroughly recommend her.

    Thank David R
    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    We were on the boat Wolga Star. In Moskau we maked an evening tour with Alex (driver) and Nadezhda (guide) through the City, Park Pobedy, Kreml, Cafe Pushkin and others. In St. Petersburg the first day we maked a guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Anneliese D
    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    We had a great tour with Natalia. She was very informative and we got to see all of the highlights of the city, including a great tour of the Hermitage.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Passenger223285
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    Verna Z
    21 August 2019|
    Response from Thewholeworl | Reviewed this property |
    Assuming you want a private tour for 2 with a guide and driver I imagine it would cost about $500 for the day. A group tour would be less. Ulko Tours website has a live chat and will give you an exact quote.
    14 August 2019|
    Response from mikemarsha | Reviewed this property |
    16864 RUB. A 3 course lunch was $19 per person in addition. Highly recommend this; tour guide also got tickets to museum and got us in ahead of crowds. Definitely include The Russian Museum
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