Half-day and budget tours

Dancing Bear Tours

Half-day and budget tours

If you do not want to spend the whole day touring or are interested in visiting a specific place and have enough time there to  enjoy it in full, these half-day relaxed tours are for you! We can easily customize them for you, or you can combine them in any way you fish! We give you the full freedom to create with our help your own perfect tour of St Petersburg.

1. Your own St Petersburg (Available for cruise passengers and on-land travelers).
If it is your first visit to St Petersburg, this tour is a wonderful way to get to know the city. It is a driving city tour, no entry fees are included.

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Duration : 3h or 5 h (you can add extra hours in case you need).
What is included: guiding and driving.
Not included: museum entrance fees.
Children under 18 y.o. travel with us free of charge

If it is your first visit to St Petersburg, this tour is a wonderful way to get to know the city. It is a driving city tour, no entry fees are included, but if you suddenly feel, that you want to visit a museum, we can easily arrange it on the spot (almost any museum is available, except for the Catherine palace because for this one we book tickets a month in advance and the Hermitage; if you still want to go to the Hermitage, we can arrange tickets on the spot, but then you will be in the museum on your own (without our guide, who will wait for you outside). During the tour you will see the main attractions of the city and you will have a local guide to answer all your questions. This tour will give you the first taste of the city, it is very relaxed and you can change it on the spot in any way you wish. So you will see your own St Petersburg the way you wish!

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price p/p in USD (3 hours) 185 95 65 45 40 35 30 25 25 20
Price p/p in USD (5 hours) 235 120 80 60 50 45 35 30 30 25

2. City tour with a cathedral visit or Faberge Museum (you can choose Peter and Paul Cathedral in the Fortress OR the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood OR St. Isaac’s cathedral or Faberge Museum). Available for cruise passengers and on-land travelers This tour includes all the major sights of the city and an inside visit to a cathedral or Faberge Museum (upon your choice).

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Duration : 4h (you can add extra hours in case you need).
What is included: guiding and driving, entry fee to ONE of the mentioned cathedrals or Faberge Museum with an audio guide.

This tour includes all the major sights of the city and an inside visit to a cathedral  or Faberge Museum (upon your choice). It is a relaxed and comfortable way to see the city for people who like to have a slower pace and do not want to spend the whole day touring. Our guide will answer all your questions, so it might also be considered an orientation tour, which will give you the taste of the city.

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price p/p in USD 225 120 85 65 55 50 45 40 35 35

3. Walk in St Petersburg downtown Available for land travelers only (the port is too far from the downtown).
This is what can be called a citizen walk. Our local guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel and you will have like an orientation walking tour together.

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Duration : 3h (you can add extra hours in case you need).
What is included: guiding.
Not included: museum entrance fees
Children under 18 y.o. travel with us free of charge

This is what can be called a citizen walk. Our local guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel and you will have like an orientation walking tour together. You will learn how to use the public transport, where to find the shops and how to get to the destinations you want right from your hotel. Choose this tour and learn the local ways of life! If you decide to visit a museum, we can arrange it on the spot (except for the Hermitage museum and the Catherine Palace with Amber Room ). This tour includes the major sights such as the Nevsky prospect, Kazan cathedral, square of Fine Arts, the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood, the Palace square and many more. Please keep in mind that you can change this tour any way you wish.

Number of people in the group 1 2-10
Price p/p in USD 70 35

4. The Hermitage – the Louvre of St Petersburg This tour is specially designed for art lovers ; two options are available:
a. guided tour of the main complex of the Hermitage (including the Winter Palace)- 4 or 3 hours
b. guided tour of the main complex AND the Impressionist department-5,5 or 4 hours

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What is included: tickets to the museum, a licensed local tour guide fluent in English, pick up near your ship and drop off near the ship after excursion, port fees.
Not included: (for on-land travelers): port fees and driving.

This tour is specially designed for art lovers. It a relaxed and nicely paced tour that includes the highlights of the West-European collection of the Hermitage and its most famous halls and exhibits. The tour is very flexible, so if there is something special you want to see in the museum, please, let us know and we will make sure it is included into your Hermitage visit!

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
For cruise passengers( pick up and drop off  at the port )
Price p/p in USD(4 hours tour) 220 120 85 65 60 55 50 45 40 40
Price p/p in USD( 5,5 hours tour) 275 145 105 85 75 65 60 55 50 50
For on-land travelers ( meet  you  near The Hermitage on the Palace Square)
Price p/p in USD( 3 hours tour) 95 55 45 35 30 30 30 25 25 25
Price p/p in USD( 4 hours tour) 105 60 45 40 35 30 30 30 30 30

5. The Catherine Palace with Amber Room and park (Available for cruise passengers and on-land travelers).
The Catherine palace with Amber room has become a world-famous landmark of St Petersburg. This tour will give you a chance to fully enjoy the residence at a comfortable pace.

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Duration : 5h (you can add extra hours in case you feel you need).
What is included: guiding and driving, entry fee to the palace and park.
Approximate itinerary: pick up from the hotel/port, driving to Pushkin town (about 1h), visit to the palace and the park (about 3h), driving back to the city (about 1h).

The Catherine palace with Amber room has become a world-famous landmark of St Petersburg. This tour will give you a chance to fully enjoy the residence at a comfortable pace.

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price p/p in USD 277 158 120 100 90 85 75 75 70 70

6. Peterhof, the fountain capital of Russia (Available for cruise passengers and on-land travelers).
The fountains of Peterhof have become the symbol of St Petersburg and an absolute must-see. Our tour is designed in the way to show Peterhof in the best way possible.

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Duration : 4,5h (you can add extra hours in case you need)
What is included: guiding and driving, entry fee to the park.
Additional expenses: entry fee to one of the small palaces( pavilions) in the lower park: Mon Plaisir , Catherine Block ( do not mix it up with Catherine Palace with Amber Room) or Bath Block-$10p/p.
Approximate itinerary: pick up from the hotel/port, driving to Peterhof town along new high-speed highway with fantastic views (about 1h), visit to the park (about 2,5 h), driving back to the city.

The fountains of Peterhof have become the symbol of St Petersburg and an absolute must-see. Our tour is designed in the way to show Peterhof in the best way possible. During the 2,5-hour tour of the garden you will have enough time to relax, really feel the place and see all the most important fountains. Upon request, you can add a visit to one of the park pavilions, but it will be an extra charge.

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price p/p in USD 260 140 100 80 70 65 60 65 50 50

7. Peterhof, the famous royal getaway
(Available for cruise passengers and on-land travelers).
In this tour apart of seeing the world-famous park with the fountains you will also visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof.

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Duration : 5h (you can add extra hours in case you need)
What is included: guiding and driving, entry fee to the park and to the Grand Palace of Peterhof.
Approximate itinerary: pick up from the hotel/port, driving to Peterhof town (about 1h), visit to the palace (about 1h), walk in the Lower park with the fountains (about 2,5h).

In this tour apart of seeing the world-famous park with the fountains you will also visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof, which was the official summer residence of the Russian royalty till the Revolution of 1917. The tour gives enough time to enjoy both the palace and the garden at a comfortable pace accompanied by a knowledgeable local licensed guide.

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price p/p in USD 285 165 125 105 95 90 80 75 75 75