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Address: 15A-6H, Kosmonavtov Avenue, St. Petersburg 196211, Russia
Phone Number: +7 921 324-46-40
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Description: - Private and Small Group Tours (2 to 12 people) - St Petersburg Tours...
- Private and Small Group Tours (2 to 12 people) - St Petersburg Tours for land passengers - St Petersburg shore excursions for cruise ship passengers - 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. "Your Tour, Your Way, with Dancing Bear Tours!"
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Julia put together a three day itinerary for me and a friend that matched our interests perfectly. She was super responsive both before and during our visit and took the time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Julia put together a three day itinerary for me and a friend that matched our interests perfectly. She was super responsive both before and during our visit and took the time to meet us in person and introduce us to our different guides. We spent the most time with Kate who was knowledgeable, gracious and accommodating. She was happy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We looked at a number of tour operators in trying to avoid booking through the cruise ship (if you are with an organized tour, no Visa is required.) As soon as I started communicating with Julia, I knew we had found the right operator. Questions were answered quickly and she was very open to creating a tour that met our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This private, intimate tour is worth every penny!!! The professionalism and knowledge of the staff, tour guides and drivers are absolutely amazing. IF YOU BOOK WITH DANCING BEAR TOURS YOU DO NOT NEED TO SECURE A VISA!!! The cruise line will mislead you into believing you must book with them or get a visa. Dancing Bear tours will secure your... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were on a cruise with 3 days in Sr Petersburg. We knew we wanted a private tour so we could choose what we wanted to see and do. We didn't need a visa and the tour cost was no more than for two of us going as part of a large multi lingual coach party. We had three full... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Reading the reviews written in July 2015 I kept thinking "ditto", "ditto", "ditto" because personalized service is what Julia - and her guides and drivers - provide each and every time. The fact there are NO negative reviews says it all! Julia was willing to plan our tour the way WE wanted it, not the way she always did it.... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are coming in by cruise boat, as others have noted, don't believe the notion that you have to book a tour through the cruise line. We wanted the flexibility to get off of the boat and so got full visas (expensive) to enter as we wanted while the boat was docked for three days. In hindsight I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

NOTE: You do NOT need a visa if you book directly with a Russian Tour company such as Dancing Bear Tours; they email you a tour ticket and you “sail” through Russian immigration without any problems. We chose Dancing Bear Tours based upon the exceptional reviews for them on TripAdvisor.com and they far exceeded our already “high” expectations. Our driver,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Having taken many private tours, I would say Dancing Bear rates among the very top. For almost 6 months, I worked with Julia on a private tour of 13 people ranging from the young to the elderly. The level of service and customization provided by Julia is impeccable. Julie is very responsive, very detailed and really takes care of you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The question was how to maximize our time in St. Petersburg. The answer, a private tour. We could spend as much or as little time as wanted seeing only the sights that interested us. Julia Ivanushkina took charge of making all arrangements. She hand picked our guide, Helen, who brought her encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its history to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After much research my partner and I decided that tours services were a must for us for an upcoming tour of St. Petersburg. Julia and Dancing Bear Tours confirmed that we made the right decision. I began working with Julia a couple months before our trip with a list of about a dozen attractions. After learning of our interests Julia... More 

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