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Dancing Bear Tours - Day Tours

15A-6H, Kosmonavtov avenue, St. Petersburg 196211, Russia
+7 921 324-46-40
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Ranked #4 of 123 activities in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Dancing Bear Tours is a family owned tour company in St. Petersburg, Russia. We offer private St Petersburg Tours for land passengers and St... more » Owner description: Dancing Bear Tours is a family owned tour company in St. Petersburg, Russia. We offer private St Petersburg Tours for land passengers and St Petersburg shore excursions for cruise ship passengers. In addition we offer package Baltic tours for cruise ship passengers including Tallinn, Stockholm, and Helsinki. Save time and money by letting us be your guide for all your ports of call.Tell us about your likes, dislikes, hobbies, and preferences and will create an unforgettable tour customized especially for YOU. We focus on the featured attractions as well as art and architecture, Russian & Soviet history, WWII events, Jewish Heritage, shopping and experiencing local Russian cuisine, learning about famous Russian Vodka, Faberge Eggs, and Russian spy stories. We know how to surprise first time visitors and those who fell in love with St Petersburg and decided to come back again to our beautiful city. Cruise passengers wishing "to see everything" during 2 short days can join our small mini-groups (up to 8-12 people) or create their own customized tour. We are an officially registered tour company (cruise passengers do not need a VISA to experience our shore excursions) and demand no deposits upfront. Visit our site to learn more and start preparing your visit to amazing St Petersburg. "Your Tour, Your Way, with Dancing Bear Tours!" « less
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Cumbria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Julia offered us exactly what we wanted from a 2 day tour of the city. We had a private tour - 6 of us in total and it was very intensive - 11 hours on Day 1 and 8 hours on Day 2. Our guide was Natasha whose knowledge and enthusiasm were excellent. We saw the Church on Spilt Blood,... More

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yungaburra
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

For our June tour, Julia helped us plan our itinerary, prepare and organise invitation letters and vouchers and answered a myriad of questions months before we arrived, always responding to our emails within minutes sometimes. We had many problems with our flights and the 3 days tour with Julia became 2 which was a bit sad, as we were really... More

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Baileys Harbor, WI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were on a Baltic Cruise and had three days in St Petersburg. There were four in our group and since we all had been there before, we decided to book a private tour. This turned out to be a wonderful experience. We booked the tour ahead of time and gave Julia Ivanushkina from Dancing Bear a list of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This June our group of seven completed a two day tour of St Petersburg with Julia of Dancing Bear Tours. She was absolutely the best. She had a well paced itinerary that made the most of our time without ever feeling rushed. As one would expect, she was knowledgeable. She was very enthusiastic about her love for the city and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We would recommend sight seeing this AMAZING city with Julia Ivanushkina ( dancing bear tour) who ensured we saw all the main attractions in St Petersburg & much more & provided us with encyclopaedic information on Russian history , Art treasures at the Hermitage museum, grand churches with personal anecdotes of life under the Tsars & various political leaders .... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For our small group with varied interests and mobility, Julia handled our tours very expertly taking us to a nice selection of places to visit in her beautiful historic city. The Hermitage was jammed with visitors but Julia allowed us to see much of the most interesting sections, and avoid the crowds. We appreciated the frank and very educational discussions... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

During our Baltic Sea cruise last week, we spent two days in St. Petersburg with Julia, and we learned so much about the history and culture of this fascinating city. Julia is an excellent guide who customized the depth of the tour to our individual interests. We visited St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Siege Memorial, Catherine's Palace, Peterhof Gardens, the Church... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were a group traveling with 11 adults and 16 children by cruise ship to St. Petersburg. We reviewed and contacted several tour guides, but got the best price and most thoughtful response from Julia. She made recommendations and worked with our own preferences to create the perfect itinerary. Everything went very smoothly and we had a great experience. I... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We booked a full day tour (for two) with Julia---She is extremely professional and organized! After hearing about our desires to see more art and to spend time enjoying a "local lunch" in this beautiful city, she presented a perfect plan. Her guide, Diana, and the driver arrived exactly on time to pick us up as scheduled. Diana's passion for... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Julia’s love and extensive knowledge of St. Petersburg and Russian history helped us to appreciate the “ Best of the Best” as we traveled from palace to palace. We toured the Winter Place/Hermitage, Catherine's Palace (Summer Palace with the Amber Room), Peterhof (glorious fountains and Bath Block), Peter & Paul Fortress (burial place of the Tsars) and Mikhailovsky Palace (Russian... More

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