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Address: Kosmonavtov Avenue, 15A-6H, St. Petersburg 196211, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 921 324-46-40

- Private and Small Group Tours (2 to 12 people)

- St Petersburg Tours for...

- 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 tour guide operator

Just completed a two day private tour using Dancing Bear. Can't speak highly enough about this company. Right from our initial enquiry they helped arrange a custom tour for our... read more

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just completed a two day private tour using Dancing Bear. Can't speak highly enough about this company. Right from our initial enquiry they helped arrange a custom tour for our stay in this wonderful city. They made recommendations but also tailored the tour to our group tastes. There is simply too much to see in just two days but they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our family of five spent two days touring SPb with Dancing Bear tours and it was absolutely amazing! We did the 'active' tour, and 'active' is an understatement. We saw more in two days than we ever would have imagined, and yet we never once felt rushed or that we didn't have enough time at a site. We customized the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

There are many private tour companies in st petersburg - though save yourself the trouble of sifting through them and contact Julia from Dancing Bears! She answers emails etc promptly, her English is great, and everything went as planned without a hitch. Our guide Kate and driver Ed were flawless- they were prompt/ adjusted our schedule according to our wishes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have just come back from St. Petersburg and where lucky enough to have an amazing 2 day tour with Olga and Andrew. From the organisation of the tour with Julie the whole things was brilliant. Olga's knowledge is amazing and she will make sure you get to see everything you want and will also give you a great understanding... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We are three mature adults, seeing St. Petersburg for the first time. We wanted to get the most out of a two day stop while on a Baltic cruise. Private guide seemed to be the best way to see the most during the time we were there. Julia, owner, promptly answered our email, and helped us plan our itinerary. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We booked a "Feel like a local" two day experience tour in St Petersburg on the 10th and 11th September 2016 through Dancing Bear Tours. Julia had excellent communication skills in advising us which tour would suit our needs. It was a wonderful experience visiting all the relevant sites in St Petersburg and being a part of the local community.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 4 adults. As usual, before our trip, we looked at the trip advisor reviews religiously and contacted a few top-rated tour operators. Julia (owner of Dancing Bear) was very prompt and helpful in her replies and so we decided to go with them - we were so glad with our choice! We spent approximately 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I contacted Dancing Bear to enhance our time while in St. Petersburg and I'm so pleased I did. Julia was very helpful while making our arrangements and arranged an itinerary that worked for the time we had available. She provided us with a guide, Helen, and driver, Edward, who were very pleasant and very well informed about Russian history. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were on a Baltic cruise, and booked a 2-day tour through Dancing Bears. Julia was great right from the start, communicating with us every step of the way. Our tour guide Tatiana, and driver King Edward (private joke) were outstanding. I can't say enough positive things about everyone involved. My 91 year old mom is mobile but gets tired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We just returned from7 days in St. Petersburg. The State Hermitage Official Hotel was superb and the city was impressive with friendly people, safe streets, a million things to do, great food and it was stunningly beautiful. But the highlight of trip was putting together a custom 4 day personalized tour for myself and my wife (only 2 of us)... More 

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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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