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

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    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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    Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

    Reviewed 2 July 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 9 July 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 26 May 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
    Thank 50,535
    Julia I, Owner at Dancing Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

    Dear Steve and Nancy, many thanks for your kind words

    Reviewed 23 January 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
    Reviewed 1 November 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
    1  Thank Nicole K
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