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Dancing Bear Tours

395 reviews
St. Petersburg, Russia
About Dancing Bear Tours
- 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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14 reviews
Want to get under the skin of St Petersburg during your cruise stop? Discover the city’s major attractions and day-to-day life and culture on a 2-day shore excursion that includes time to shop, stroll and eat. After a panoramic city drive, witness must-sees such as the fountains at Peterhof, the Catherine Palace with its Amber Room, and the Hermitage, all with an expert guide. In between, savor an included hearty Russian lunch with vodka tastings; stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt, shop for souvenirs, peruse a farmer’s market, and more.
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$250.00 per adult
9 reviews
It can be difficult to gain a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on limited time. Make the most of your time in port on a 2-day tour, and tick off a number of highlights with quick transfer by Mercedes vehicle. Visit attractions including Catherine’s Palace, Yusupov Palace, and the State Hermitage Museum and learn about their history from your guide, avoiding hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
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$320.00 per adult
Private 2 day shore excursion in St Petersburg-5 top museums and a boat ride
Taking this private visa free tour, you will enjoy all top St Petersburg attractions accompanied by your personal guide. Following your pace and not standing in long lines you will make most of your two short days with our non-smoking, experienced driver and fully licensed local guide, who speaks your language fluently. On Day 1 we visit suburbs of the city: Peterhof, popular for its unique fountains, and Catherine Palace with the world-famous Amber Room. On Day 2 we do the city tour enjoying the most European Russian city which center is UNESCO listed, Faberge Museum (with Royal Easter Eggs), Savior on the Spilt Blood Church, fully covered with mosaics, and the Hermitage. You can’t leave The Venice of the North without a boat trip. It takes you along rivers and canals. For lunch we take you to local cafés where you can try borsch or famous Russian pancakes or pies. The memory about your time in St Petersburg with us will remain with you forever due to our small original gift.
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$205.00 per adult
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

St Petersburg is a lovely town, can easily spend a whole week there. Museums, art , culture, vibrant street activity. Dancing Bears Tours went out of there way to provide a fantastic customized experience, picking us up from the hotel and on the second day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dancing_Bear_Tours, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Dear Vijayw779,many thanks for your kind words- you are more than welcome to tour St Petersburg in the nearest future with your friends and relatives- everything you have missed during your sholort tow days is waiting for you ! Julia P Ivanushkina, the owner

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

This tour had it ALL! Culture, sightseeing, and a bit of adventure doing the Metro during rush hour. Before the tour I planned it all with Julia, and she gave good advise on what to see and don’t and combined it with our wishes. Our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Julia I, Manager at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Dear Mackan84, many thanks for finding a minute to write so wonderful review; I do hope your wife is enjoying birthday gift Julia P.Ivanushkina, the owner

Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

We found this company on TA because of their top ratings before we did our Baltic cruise in June 2018. We were traveling with friends. It was the best planned tour we could have hoped for. And I now know why they are so highly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Dancing_Bear_Tours, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Dear debg9, thanks for being our wonderful guests in StPetersburg .Your warm review is highly appreciated! Julia P. Ivanushkina , owner

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Dancing bears was a great company because they made sure we viewed everyplace interesting, beautiful and historical in St Petersburg! Julia was very informative and energetic. Our days were filled and lunches was always a treat. We had a wonderful couple of days in St...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Dancing_Bear_Tours, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Dear Constancewaterbury , many thanks for your warm words-you are welcome to come to St Petersburg again! Julia P.Ivanushkina Dancing Bear Tours, owner

Reviewed February 19, 2019

Julia, the owner, listened to our requests and scheduled a fully customized tour for our need. She personally took care of the arrangement and sent a nice thoughtful knowledge lady to guide us for the entire tour. She spoke very well English. It is an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Dancing_Bear_Tours, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Dear rong2000li, we really appreciate your finding time to share your positive experience with Dancing Bear Tours on TA! Julia P.Ivanushkina, Owner

Reviewed January 23, 2019

Totally recommend this tour company, our guide Elena was fantastic and her driver Vlad was always prompt and there when we needed him. We did the Like a Local tour and got to sample the local cuisine first a restaurant for lunch Borsch, Chicken Kiev...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2019

Dear Rachel , many thnks for your wonderful review on TA ! Julia P. Ivanushkina , owner, Dancing Bear Tours

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
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

We had a great experience with Dancing Bear Tours. I was a bit nervous booking online sight unseen but it couldn't have gone any better. We had two days in St. Petersburg but a variety of interests so we thought a custom tour would be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear Samsmile23, many thanks for your positive review on TA

Reviewed November 8, 2018

We decided to book a private tour as we only had 2 nights / 3 days in St Petersburg and we were travelling with our 16 month old but wanted to see as much as possible in that short time. It was the best decision...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Dear Kylie, many thanks for your warm words!

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Our family and friends went on a Baltic cruise and we need to get a tour to get into St. Petersburg. I had a couple of friends who recommended a couple of companies they used when they went and Dancing Bear was one. Being I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dear Monica, thanks for your request . We are ready to asnwer all your questions by email i regards , Julia P.Ivanushkina
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January 28, 2018|
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Hi Lisa, thanks for your request . We have so many things to offer that it would be better if you send us e-mail so we could discuss details. I do believe you are speaking about December 2018 Please find our e-mail on our... More
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Dear YH, please get in touch with us via e-mail -we have a lot to offer even if you spend one day in our city
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