Dancing Bear Tours
Dancing Bear Tours
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City ToursCultural ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
- 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!"
St. Petersburg, Russia

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Margaret J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We booked a private two day tour of St. Petersburg with Dancing Bears Tours for June 2020. Julia, the owner, handled the booking and customized the tour so that we could see every site we wanted to visit. It was going to be considerably less expensive than the tours offered by our cruise ship, and was going to be much more thorough and efficient than traveling around St. Petersburg with 30 other people. Unfortunately Covid 19 got in the way. We had to cancel trip, and our tour of St. Petersburg. At our request, Julia very graciously returned our full deposit. We were so impressed at how willing she was to work with us to design exactly the tour that we wanted, and were even more impressed that she was willing to return our deposit. We will definitely re-book with Dancing Bears when we can finally travel to St. Petersburg.
Written 16 August 2020
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Sherpa63731862942
Russia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Enjoyed a lot

Dancing bear tours are awesome.

well guided and able to see the exciting places which we want to.
Written 8 July 2020
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Sinda
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We are a family of four with one teenager and 8 year old. Julia suggested and customised a tour especially for us given the ages of the children and all our preferences. We did a 2 day private tour and it was excellent. Our guide Elena was very knowledgeable, personable and made our 2 days very enjoyable. We had an active tour and covered a great deal of the sites in St Petersburg in the 2 days without feeling the strain. A definite must do with Julia and the Dancing Bears Tours. You will not regret it. Highly recommend them.
Written 7 January 2020
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Dear SinJP, it was my true pleasure to meet you and your family. Many thanks for your high appreciation of our efforts to make your visit to St Petersburg so memorable. BR ,
Written 8 January 2020
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Donna G
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I cannot say enough about my experiences. Julia worked with me while I was still at home to get exactly what we wanted on our tour. Very professional and knowledge. Wonderful driver. Personalized care. Olga was so well versed on both palaces - got us in and out with ease. So personable and kind and a wealth of information. If you need a tour, look no further than dancing bear. Incomparable quality. We will be back in Abt 18 months and are already planning our next dancing bear excursion!! Loved loved loved it. A highlight of our trip.
Written 19 December 2019
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Dear Donna, many thanks for your beautiful review- waiting for your touring with us next year with your little one!
Written 20 December 2019
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David D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Our group of two dads and 3 sons was on a 72 hour visa to St. Petersburg. So time was limited but the sites were plentiful. This tour really made our trip! The owner was extremely communicative. Even when we were making several last minute requests they did a great job accommodating us. The tour van picked us up at our hotel. They were even early. The owner showed up to make sure everything went smoothly. The van was large and held our luggage which were carryon bags. This was our last day and after the tour they would drop us at the ship. They had an organized preapproved itinerary. The van itself was nice and the seats very comfortable and adjustable. My back was happy. The tour guide Tatiana was amazing! She was young and energetic and had a wealth of knowledge. She was a certified guide. This is important when you go to locations like Catherine's palace. She gave us a background of the neighborhoods we drove through and how the city developed since it's inception. We hit some sites I would not have picked but were not crowded and added to our tour nicely. We hit the maximum number of sites that time would allow and they fit well with our tour like the cake church Catherine built but is hardly visited. We have unique picture not many tourists have. Our biggest site was Catherine's palace. I could write a book on Tatiana's tour here! Wow. The key is while everyone was waiting to pickup tickets we walked in past the gates into the garden! We had private pictures there while almost everyone was outside the gates. We got 15mins of pictures and then got to the entrance doors. This saved us so much time! In each room Tatiana not only explained everything but gave the staff (in almost every room) confidence she was watching us. This means they felt good letting us get in early or allowing us a private minute to get pictures alone with our group. The pictures are worth a million bucks to us! Stunning and once in a lifetime. Tatiana never complained about taking pictures. She always had a nice smile and good interactive conversation. We had lunch on site to save time. Tatiana answered our questions on life in Russia. The teenage boys were entertained and never spoken down to. They loved her. After more pictures and touring we got back to the car. Water was waiting for us there. We had some extra time so we added chesma church. Tatiana had no issues with this and was also knowledgeable on this location. From there was walked across street to a wonderfully hip coffee shop! She used her phone number to get us on WiFi (you need a code text). This allowed us to upload all our pictures before the boat where we had no internet. We went back to the ship and now the tour was done. After we said goodbye and got our gift book from the tour, Tatiana decided to stay and help us with the ship line. She wanted to see if we had priority entrance to the ship. She waited with us 30min before we told her to go and rest, we were fine. She also text us after the tour several links about information we were curious about. This was one of the best tour companies I have ever used. They are very responsive. They care very much about customer reviews. Russia can be difficult and not very customer service friendly. This tour company is the opposite. They really saved our trip! Oh our driver was good also.
Written 27 October 2019
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Dear David D., great thanks for so detailed and thoughtful review !
Written 28 October 2019
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CuriousFellow999
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
As part of a two-week stay in St Pete, we had arranged a one-day orientation tour ahead of time via email. Our guide Marina had been a guide since Soviet times, so was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of St Pete & Russian history/culture, etc. Driver Daniel(?) was very courteous and was a safe, conservative driver. We hired them a second day to take us to Catherine Palace outside of town, and that was very informative as well.
Written 17 October 2019
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Dear CuriousFellow999, many thanks for your wonderful review.
Written 28 October 2019
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Maura M
Chefchaouen, Morocco7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We joined two other couples from our cruise ship and spent 3 amazing days touring St. Petersburg with our knowledgable and very accommodating Dancing Bear Tours guide - Kate. Julia is highly responsive and was always available to answer questions. Our cruise ship made us a little concerned about using an outside company for tours, but that proved totally wrong. I would highly recommend Dancing Bear Tours without any reservation.
Written 16 October 2019
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Dear Fishngrl, thanks for your review.
Written 28 October 2019
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Judy D
Prescott, AZ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
With the marvelous assistance of Julia, we (2 couples), scheduled in advance, a full day tour Hi-Lighting places of interest designed to our specific wants. The entire day was spectacular with Natalia so very knowledgeable, kind and professional. Great English and so thorough, she was the perfect tour guide. Our driver Victor was so competent and helpful in every way. Lunch included was 5 star. The comfort and convenience of this quality tour outweighs any group excursion. Comfy large van. Just awesome in every respect. We would highly recommend Dancing Bear Tours to any of our fellow travelers.
Written 2 October 2019
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Dear Judy, we are so happy to hear you were so pleased with our service- always try to do our best !
Written 3 October 2019
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Craig B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A friend recommended Dancing Bear Tours. The reality of being escorted to/through Monplaisir Palace at Peterhof, Catherine Palace, Fabergé Museum and the Hermitage was beyond our expectations. Our guide, Kate, was personable and her extensive knowledgeable of Russian history and culture added that something extra to our tour. If you will be going to St. Petersburg, sign up with Dancing Bear Tours; you will be glad you did.
Written 27 September 2019
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Dear Craig B., thank you very much for your so positive review on TA
Written 28 September 2019
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YEPTX
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Great company, excellent communication and flexibility. Two day private tour from a cruise ship. Highly recommended.
Written 20 September 2019
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Dear YEPTX, many thanks for your kind words- we really need them !
Written 1 October 2019
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