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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: Dancing Bear Tours is a family owned tour company in St. Petersburg...
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!"
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Exactly what we were hoping for and more.

We had an amazing time touring St. Petersburg with dancing bear tours. Since we were only in St. Pete's for one day we wanted to see as much as we could, thus we booked a private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had an amazing time touring St. Petersburg with dancing bear tours. Since we were only in St. Pete's for one day we wanted to see as much as we could, thus we booked a private tour. Correspondence and booking with Julia was fast and clear. Our driver Mr. Vlad, and guide Victoria met us at the airport for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were very fortunate to have Julia as our guide, with "Vladimir the Great" as our driver, for our 5 days in St Petersburg. Julia arranged everything to perfection and included all the things on our wish list over the time. The visit was action packed and we would not have been able to see so much without their organisation... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I went with my wife and parents for a four day trip to St. Petersburg, two of which were filled with a more than excellent tour from dancing bears. Our guide, Kate, and driver were excellent. Especially Kate goes far beyond the service you'd normally expect from a guide. We are certainly coming back for a more profound visit and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We are Russians from Moscow and wanted to get a private tour which would give us a refresher on the beautiful St. Petersburg and introduce it to our daughter living in the UK. We were very fortunate to find Julia and her firm. Many of St. Petersburg's sights, especially the Hermitage, can be rather overwhelming and may leave you feel... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took this two day tour August 31-September 1. Being two fairly independent people, we are not fond of large bus tours. The Dancing Bear Tour was perfect for us. Our guide and driver ( Diana and Edward) were fabulous!! Not only did they provide a great tour, they also accommodated several requests for us and the other couple with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We first contacted Julia from Dancing Bear tours 8 months before our arrival in St Petersburg and were lucky enough to have her as our guide along with her husband Vladimir as our driver. From the start Julia was responsive to our emails and questions and provided us with sample itineraries which we then customised to suit our own interests.... More 

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Eau Claire, WI, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

“Dancing Bear Tours”, also known as Julia Tours, did everything they promised - guiding, driving us in a comfortable van, paying all the fees and buying all the tickets, providing an ear phone set for excursions, and taking us to a charming restaurant for lunch. In addition, let me tell you about our guide, Helen. She has a degree in... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Based on the reviews here, I booked owner Julia more than a year out from our cruise, which just ended. I did so to be sure to get her as the guide for the 6 of us during our 3 days in St Pete. Dancing Bears seemed to be the only tour company where I could be assured of knowing... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Three full days of history, culture, and education, not to mention delightful commentary by Julia. Julia arranged for us to join two other couples from our ship and the 6 of us were treated to a wonderful experience. The comfortable van and our amazing driver, Vladimir, navigated the busy city easily and safely, getting us up close to all sites,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Julia of Dancing Bear tours is passionate about the history and culture of her city and shares her enthusiasm in a very comprehensive tour of the beautiful monuments of the city. She tailored the tour to personal requests and was willing to adapt according to our needs and also provided a list of recommended reading and even a soup recipe!

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