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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 #2 of 135 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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St. Louis, MO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having researched how best to experience St. Petersburg, we chose Dancing Bear Tours. From my first email exchange with Julia, I knew we were going to be well-taken care of. She not only was very quick in her responses to my questions, (keeping in mind the 8 hour time difference) but offered many suggestions I had not even thought of!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I spent two delightful days on a private tour of St. Petersburg at the beginning of July 2014 Everything was customized and arranged by email through Julia, who thoughtfully suggested a prior reading of Massie's biography of Peter the Great (invaluable). The guide, Natalya, and driver, Edouard, accommodated our every wish. As well as an overall view... More

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Julia was an excellent tour guide. Our group of 15 wanted to see as much as possible in 3 days. She organized a tour that was efficient and allowed us see everything we wanted to see. Her English was perfect and she was a pleasure to spend days with. Julia know St. Petersburg very well and she provided us with... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was part of a group of 15 who toured St Petersburg with Julia of Dancing Bear Tours. She was very well informed, passed that information along with humor and hubris, and was sensitive to the needs of our group. The van we were transported in was clean and comfortable, the driver excellent.

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Columbia, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We (a group of three couples) recently did a delightful three day tour of St. Petersburg with Julia of Dancing Bear Tours and thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Her energetic and informative approach to guiding our tour made it so helpful to us in comprehending the culture and history of the Tsar Russia, the Revolution, as well as Russia... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We organised a customised private tour with ease by email with Julia - she communicated quickly and clearly and we soon organised a good, varied itinerary for ourselves and teenage sons. The whole day ran like clockwork and the guide - we were met at our cruise ship and our guide - Catherine - and driver - Eduard - were... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Dancing Bear Tours is wonderful! Julia was our guide for the 2-Day Active Tour in St. Petersburg. She is funny and sweet but a lioness when it comes to waiting in lines. She knows how to move the group through a busy place in perfect time. She also arranges time in exhibits before the large tour groups arrive. What an... More

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