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Dancing Bear Tours - Day Tours

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

Kate, our guide, and driver met us at the ship each day for our 2 day tour of St. Petersburg. The car was comfortable and Kate explained what we were seeing from our windows. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Woodbridge, Virginia

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a two day excursion with this company (city tour, Hermitage, Peter Hof, Catherine Palace). We loved our driver and our tour guide was extremely knowledgable, shared information at a great pace,and efficiently navigated the crowds to maximize our experience. That said, the beginning of our tour did not start well which makes me very wary of recommending this... More 

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

Sorry but we believe there must be some mistake as we never gave a tour for you. Perhaps you took a tour with a different company? We kindly ask that you remove your review of Dancing Bear Tours as the review is not about our company. More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kate, our guide, and driver met us at the ship each day for our 2 day tour of St. Petersburg. The car was comfortable and Kate explained what we were seeing from our windows. We visited so many sites and Kate was extremely knowledgeable about all of them. We especially enjoyed our visit to the Hermitage and the pelmeni we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Petersburg was the highlight of our trip thanks to Dancing bear / Julia tours. With Julia's help we tailor made a two day tour with an emphasis on art. The pick up from the ship was smooth and easy (aside from the ship trying to scaremonger independent travellers). Helena our guide was excellent, her knowledge of art history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a few dollars more than your cruise ship will charge you to go on a packed bus tour, you can get these fabulous private guides. Our guide and driver were both so helpful and their personalization made this our favorite tour on the cruise. We were able to see and do exactly what we wanted and didn't have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Julia & the Dancing Bear Tours organization arranged for our private tour with Helen for a 2-day custom sight-seeing trip in St. Petersburg. We found the time with Helen to be extremely informative, educational and just a wonder to behold. We also felt like we were able to really understand and connect with the history and culture that only a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a cruise to St. Petersburg. We stayed at St. Petersburg for three days. During our stay we had a two day guided tour provided by Dancing Bear Tours. This tour was fantastic. We were provided with a driver and a tour guide who took us around this amazing city showing us the highlights. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Julia came highly recommended from a friend who visited St. Petersburg last year. From the planning of our itinerary to the tour, she and her team met our high expectations and more. We are a family of 8 ranging from ages 7 to 70, but the itinerary she prepared for us suited everyone. Kate, our awesome guide, spoke perfect English,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I communicated with Julia prior to our visit. We were on a cruise but wanted to do our own thing. Julia set up a great itinerary. We were met at the cruise port by Lisa our guide and Julia came to say hello and make sure we were OK. Lisa and our driver Andrew gave us two full days and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to spend 3 days in SPB and we've been trying to do that for couple of years. With one thing and other kept having to cancel. Through all the comings and goings Julia and Dancing Bears have been simply fabulous. Utterly professional organisation and communication. Our tour was tailored to what interested us. We were met at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I checked several tour companies in SPB and chose Dancing Bear. One of my better decisions. Julia answered my emails promptly and guided our choice of an appropriate tour. We chose Art and Architecture - fabulous in SPB. Julia and Kate, our guide, met us the first morning and off the four of us went with Kate in our own... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Empuriabrava, Spain
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

Thank you

11 months ago

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