Hi! My name is Elena Ulko (FIND ME ON FACEBOOK!) , I'm a professional licensed tour guide in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
If you are planning a trip to this wonderful city and have come across my website then I'm pretty sure I will be able to help you plan your visit so that it would become one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences for you.
I have been working as a personal tour guide since 2003 and I really love what I'm doing because this work combines everything I could only dream of when I graduated from the University…flexibility, beauty of nature and surroundings and of course communication!
I offer the following services:
TOUR GUIDE SERVICES
DRIVER SERVICES & TRANSFERS
TRAIN TICKETS RESERVATION
FOLK-SHOW AND THEATER TICKETS BOOKING
LINE-FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS
And of course Itinerary Workout as well as Useful Advice are absolutely for FREE!
SHORE EXCURSIONS for cruise travelers 2 and 3 days.
Special Offer for Cruise Ship Customers If you're arriving on a cruise ship then this section is specially for you. Study this carefully because this is what will make your trip truly different from crowded bus tours offered by the cruise partners. See TOURS section!
I'm proud to say that all of my clients have enjoyed their tours with me immensely and are willing to communicate with YOU, should you want to hear about their experience in Saint-Petersburg. You can read some recent feedback on my tours below or click the left menu button
My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful and most interesting two week vacation in Russia. During our trip, we visited St. Petersburg where we had the delightful experience of having Elena Ulko as a tour guide. It was obvious before we even left our home state of California in the United States, that Elena would be responsive to our interests and needs. With great patience and efficiency we corresponded 20 times! This ongoing communication was not only to work out the business aspects and our itinerary, but included her answering my many queries about travel in Russia, what to bring, wear, and so many other thing one might ask when going to a country where they are unfamiliar with the language and customs. With kindness, an upbeat attitude,
and an understanding of what it is like to travel aboard (from her own personal experiences), she was there to reassure and make the trip a positive experience.
As soon as we met Elena at our hotel, I felt welcomed and knew that this would be a memorable time. She tailored our touring to our interests, requests, schedule and pace. Her skill at improvising was most welcome - once when we got caught in a sudden wind and rain storm, she quickly got us inside while she found us transportation to our next stop. She took good care of us, being very flexible. And she is totally proficient in English!
In addition, when we wanted to purchase a Cyrillic keyboard for our collegiate son, she recommended the stick-on overlays and even picked it up for us. Knowledgeable, forthright, warm, and funny, we learned a lot about history, art,
and culture while laughing and feeling relaxed.
And even though we hired her for only 3 days out of our 6 in St. Petersburg, she assured us that we could handle the rest on our own and advised us on what other sites to see, how to travel to them, time schedules, where to pick up tickets for foreigners, and gave us names of restaurants that fit into our budget. We would definitely hiring Elena as a tour guide.
Lareen Jacobs, California, United States
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