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Address: 15A-6H, Kosmonavtov Avenue, St. Petersburg 196211, Russia
Phone Number: +7 921 324-46-40
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- Private and Small Group Tours (2 to 12 people)

- St...

- 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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Fantastic two day tour with Dancing Bear Tours

We had a fantastic two day tour arranged by Julia. She met us at our cruise ship terminal, gave us a DVD of St. Petersburg and then introduced us to our driver, Gina, and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rapid City, South Dakota

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic two day tour arranged by Julia. She met us at our cruise ship terminal, gave us a DVD of St. Petersburg and then introduced us to our driver, Gina, and our tour guide, Kate. It was just my husband and I on the tour. We were given the wonderful treatment by both of them. Both of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment Kate and Edward picked us up from our hotel we were impressed by the whole package. Kate's knowledge was all consuming and she paticiently answered all our questions with local insight. Thank you Julie for our itinerary and the inclusion of the Siege Memorial, everyone should visit this. A beautiful city and exceptional tour company, I have... More 

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Julia worked with us in advance by email to design a custom two-day tour focused on art and architecture. Turned out perfect. I can't say enough about our guide. She was extremely knowledgable and very professional. She hit just the right balance of adding value, but allowing us to ask questions and absorb everything on our own terms. We saw... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Had a private day tour to Peterhof and Catherine Palace. Our guide was phenomenal, so informative and very friendly. Very professional, easy going, was really impressed. Thank you again Julia!

Thank slipp23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A 2 day private tour, excellent organized! Was absolutely worth it, fantastic! Professionalism, cooperation, attitude, skilfulness. Julia, Cate, thank you so much! We were a family group of 10 adults! Unforgettable visit and experience!

Thank Ana F
Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We could not vault Dancing Bears Tours, Julia picked us up from the cruise ship. We had a small group of 10, our guide Natasha spoke excellent English, and was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the 2 days in St Petersburg and saw so much, it was the highlight of our cruise. We thoroughly recommend Julia and Dancing Bear Tours.

Thank LoisHC
Keller, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We spent an afternoon with Julia. Visited Catherine Palace and Alexander Place. She was great. Spoke perfect English and was very knowledgable both historically and current. Even came back our hotel and gave us pointers on what to visit and how to get there.

Thank Joyce F
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had a 2 day private tour. This is my first tour ever. It was so well organised, no waiting in lines. We saw all the usual places, which where all amazing. One of the big surprise was the Metro stations, they where truly unbelievable. I have always wanted to see a Faberge egg, and I was fortunate enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We spent 2 days touring St. Petersburg with Dancing Bear Tours and it was great! Julia and the driver pick us up at the hotel in a very confortable van, with a well planned itinerary, with water and a gift for us. We visited all the most important attractions and Julia's knowledge about art and history was superb. The pace... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We had a private 2-day tour of St Petersburg with Dancing Bear Tours. Our guide, Kate, spoke excellent English and answered questions not only about the sites, but also about life in Russia. It was a long two days, but very enjoyable. A highlight was a canal tour at night with vodka and canapes. The entire tour was an excellent... More 

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Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for your review and choosing Dancing Bear Tours. You mention an interesting point. Many of the tours are very active but we can also create more relaxed tours as well. Please feel free to share your photos and video with the TripAdvisor community or send us by e-mail so we can share with our community. More 

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Gold Coast Australia

Hi Dancing Bear Tours,

We are a group of 4 and will have 2 days in St Petersburgh in May 2016 and are wondering if it would be possible to see the following attractions within this time frame or should we delete a couple of attractions? We are arriving by cruise ship

At this stage, we don't think we are interested in museum entrances and internal tours of palaces, we like scenic and photo opportunities

Definitely want to see: Peterhof Palace and gardens

                                                                          Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

                                                                            Winter Palace and Hermitage

                                                                          Canal Cruise

                                                                            Peter and Paul Fortress

                                                                          Chesme Church

Maybe a less detail stop at these : Summer Palace

                                                                                                                Vasil Island

                                                                                                                  Russian Cruiser Aurora

                                                                                                                    Catherine Palace ? Time permitting

And in the evening a ballet performance with a city lights return drive

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