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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 134 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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 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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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We just came back from our cruise where we were lucky enough to spend three days in St. Petersburg with Julia (Dancing Bear Tours). She was a pleasure to deal with in advance, but the real treat came when she greeted us warmly, proceeded to be our "mother hen" for three days, and brought her city to life for us.... More

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a private tour with Julia for three days while in port in St Petersburg. She was very good to us and so knowledgeable! I was very impressed with her historical accuracy and the many anecdotal stories. And she was soooo funny as well. I highly recommend Dancing Bear Tours! Tara Belcher One of The Chizik Pizik group!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We hired Julia to guide us for two and a half days when we were in St. Petersburg following a Moscow-St. Petersburg river cruise. We had taken guided tours in St. Petersburg as a part of the river boat cruise, and the guides were very good, but it was not until we toured with Julia that we received a true... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were met on time by Victoria our guide for a two day tour of St Petersburg. 6 from our ship and 2 from the Royal Caribbean.Perfect size for a group and not 40 people on a bus on the ships tour at twice the cost. All the stops were interesting and worthwhile seeing, quite busy but I think it... More

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