Dancing Bear Tours is booking 2020 visa-free excursions now, so you can start planning exciting adventures in Russia in St. Petersburg, Moscow, or Novgorod. Our St. Petersburg excursions are designed for all types of travelers. You can see the city’s historical attractions by land or by boat and, if you arrive via a cruise and plan to stay no more than three days, you do not need a visa.

Types of Excursions

We offer half-day, one day, two day, and three-day tours. Some excursions are as little as a couple of hours. You can choose a tour based on the amount of time you have and how long you plan to stay. Dancing Bear Tours offers many different options, including:

  • Boat/kayak tours: St. Petersburg was shaped by its network of rivers and canals. Sail off with a group of experienced kayakers to see hanging bridges, the city’s cathedrals, and waterways such as the Kruykov Canal, Winter Canal, and Moyka River. Many of the city’s historic landmarks are visible from the water. Take a nighttime boat tour to see all five rising bridges or take a three-day cruise to Moscow.
  • Shore excursions: Our shore excursions in St. Petersburg, Russia take you by car and foot to see places like Petrgof lower park and the city’s beautiful metro stations. See the Catherine Palace, Hermitage Museum, and The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood, as well as try fresh local foods at a local farmers market. Tours are available in light, moderate, or high activity levels to suit your wants and needs.
  • Museum tours: Spend a few hours exploring Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, a most revered art treasure, or the world-famous Hermitage Museum founded in 1764. We also offer tours of the Faberge Museum and a two-day Jewish Heritage tour, which takes you to the Grand Choral Synagogue, and the Jewish section of the Museum of Ethnography.
  • Driving tours: Visit the city’s main attractions by car, with or without our guide, and see St. Petersburg any way you like. Highlights include the city’s main street, Nevsky Prospect and Theatre Square with the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Isaac Square, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Michael’s Castle and Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, and more. Driving tours can be changed on the spot, so your excursion can be a true opportunity to explore.

tourist group at lower park with fountain

We offer public as well as private and group excursions. Special interest tours are also available, including off-the-beaten-path tours for the adventurer at heart and chances to experience a ballet, classical music concert, or folk show.

Book in Advance

Many of St. Petersburg’s museums and attractions are heavily visited, so book in advance if you don’t want to miss them. Book your 2020 St. Petersburg excursions early so we can accommodate your group and schedule the activities you want to participate in.

Enjoy Visa-Free Travel with Dancing Bear Tours

Dancing Bear Tours is run by Julia, a St. Petersburg native and guide; her husband Vladimir, an expert on life in Russia; and their daughter Nina, who meets tourists at the airport and is sometimes a guide at smaller museums. Reserve your 2020 visa-free excursion now through October 15, 2019, to book a tour at 2019 prices. To book your tour package or custom tour, contact us today.