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Shore Excursion: St Petersburg Guided Two Day - Like a Local

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    What to Expect
    Day 1

    7:30am -8:30am Meeting by your ship ( depending on the ship arrival time). Orientation driving city tour.

    9:00am-10:30am Driving to Peterhof (Russian Versailles) with visit of the most beautiful metro stations on the way there.

    10:30am-12:30 am Watching the ceremony of the fountains opening in Petergof Lower Park ; guided tour of upper garden and lower park.

    12:30pm -1:30pm Driving to Pushkin city( Tsar Village).

    1:30pm-2:30pm Russian Cuisine lunch with tasting of 3 kinds of vodka.

    2:45pm-4:30pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room; short walk in the park.

    4:30pm- 6:00 pm Driving back to the ship.

    Day 2

    9:00am Meeting by your ship with your guide.

    9:00am-10:00 am Visit to a local farmer's market . Souvenir shopping.

    10:00am-12:30pm Early admission and guided tour of The Hermitage Museum: beautiful Gala Rooms and masterpieces of European collection ( no impressionists department visit).

    12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch ( either Russian pies with different fillings or dumplings with meat or pancakes).

    1:30pm-2pm The Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood inside guided excursion.

    2:00pm-4:00pm Strolling along Nevsky Prospect and nearby : secret courtyards, Eliseev Brothers' Emporium, Russian Porcelain shop, Kazan cathedral and much more.

    4:30pm Driving back to the port along the Neva River embankments.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The lobby of St Petersburg Sea Port " Morskoy Fasad "
    Departure Time
    The meeting time on the first day will be adjusted to your ship's arrival time.
    • Visa waiver for the shore excursion ( not provided by Viator)
    • Professional English-speaking guide for two days
    • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano/Sprinter with A/C . Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group
    • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
    • Permits for video and photos in the museums
    • Traditional Russian Lunch on the first day as well as vodka tasting
    • Bottled water ( one bottle per day)
    • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Petergof Lower park
    • All port fees and all local taxes
    • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums for groups of 8 or more
    • Special welcome gift
    • The cost of lunch on day 2( about US $ 10-15 per person at a traditional Russian Pancake or pie house)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • We send your visa waivers (visa substitutes) via e-mail based on your passport info(we need this info from
    • each
    • member of your party)
    • Number of your passport
    • DOB
    • Your full name is it reads in your valid passport
    • Your citizenship
    • Your ship's arrival and departure day
    • Name of your ship
    • Dress code is formal
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to walk in Petergof Lower park( 1,5 hours tour) and in The Hermitage ( 2,5 hours tour)
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • We do not recommend this group tour for guests with children under 7 and for handicapped tourists unless this is a tour for your own private party of 12 or more people
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed August 29, 2019

    My family did a day excursion tour during a Baltic cruise in May 2019 with dancing bear tours . The tour was for 5 adults and two small children. The process of booking the tour was very simple with the itinerary being able to be...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2019

    Dear Annette , many thanks for your kind words- they are really appreciated !

    Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

    Best tour of St. Petersburg. Dancing Bear tours were on point with visits, professional and our tour guide Kate spoke perfect English. Very knowledgeable of the history of the city and of Russia and made it fun for us. Would recommend them to family and...More

    Thank MissLini
    Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

    Dear MiisLini, many thanks for finding a minute to leave so wonderful review about our service on TA- it is really appreciated !

    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    We stopped off at St Petersburg for 2 days and were recommended Dancing Bears as a good alternative to the expensive cruise ship excursions. It seemed slightly risky but came from a good friend so we went for it and am now recommending it myself!...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank AlanVincent59
    Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

    Dear Alan, thanks for finding time to share your impressions from your visit to our amazing city with all Trip Advisor community - people have to know St Petersburg is full of cultural treasures and wonderful , friendly people ..

    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    Our 2 day guided tour with Dancing Bear tours was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable, our small bus (we were 5 couples) was new and clean with an excellent driver. Lunches were organized and very good. We highly recommend this tour company. Thanks again...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

    Dear Steve and Nancy, many thanks for your kind words

    Reviewed January 22, 2019

    We booked a private tour and had six of us making it very enjoyable and easy to get about. We had such a great experience in St Petersburg due wholly to our wonderful tour guide Elena (sorry if spelt wrong) and our driver Vlad. Elena...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Rachel W
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