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Two-Day Family Tour (for families with little ones)

ico_maps_add_2 Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia

2 days (17 hours)


For visa free cruise passengers & on-land travelers

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 10

Group Size


St Petersburg has a lot to offer not only to adults but also for kids. Little ones need special care and program. This private tour is made especially for them. On day 1 you will do a city tour (designed for little ones with some extra attractions), Grand Model of Russia where children can press buttons, everything moves and at the end of the tour you feel like you have seen all Russia in one hour;  Savior on the Spilt Blood Church (a must see in our city, takes 15-30 minutes which is not that long), “St Petersburg in Miniature” (small copies of St Petersburg sights where you can take lovely pictures). On day 2 you have a boat ride, Peterhof (children’s paradise with a lot of fountains and trick fountains-take a spare set of clothes just in case) and Hermitage museum including  Peacock Clock and Knights Hall (we give you 1.5 hours, if children get bored: the visit can easily be shortened).

Activity level:

Comfortable sedan ( 1-2 people ) ,Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c ; Wi-Fi ( upon request ).

Local, experienced and licensed English- speaking  guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).


  • Boat ride along rivers and canals
  • Grand Model of Russia
  • The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood
  • The Hermitage ( no impressionists/post impressionists department)
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Petergof lower park with fountains and upper gardens
  • Annual Exhibit of Sand Sculptures ( from June- August)

Day 1

9:oo am Meet in the lobby of your hotel or near your ship

9:00 am-10:30 am City tour in St Petersburg including walking tour along Nevsky prospect with monuments to  she-cat Vasilisa and he-cat Vasily and some secret court yards

11:00 am-12:00 pm Grand Model of Russia.

12:40-1:20 pm Inside guided tour of Church on the Spilt Blood.

1:30- 2:30 pm Lunch.

3:00- 4:30pm Walk in Peter and Paul Fortress attending Festival of Sand Sculptures in the Fortress or “St Petersburg in Miniature” exhibition.

6:00 pm Back to the hotel or to the port


Day 2

9:00 am Meet in  the lobby of your hotel or near the ship

9:30 am-10:00 am Private Boat ride along rivers and canals.

10:00 am-10:50 am By car to Peterhof.

11:00 am-1:30 pm  Peterhof Lower park. You take sandwiches from the ship or buy them on the spot.

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Driving back to the city.

3:00 pm-4:30 pm Inside guided Tour of Hermitage Museum.

5:00 pm Return to the hotel or to the port

Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price Per Person US $ 430 310 250 225 200 180 170 160 150

Children under 6 у.о. will be included   for free ; children of 7-18 y.o. and students with ISIC  get  $15 discount off the cost of the tour.

  • Pick you up and drop off either in the lobby of your hotel or near your ship in the port
  • Guide services for 2days
  • Driver services for 2days
  • Baby car seats for children under 6 y.o.
  • Admittance fees to the museums highlighted in orange
  • All port fees( for cruise passengers) and all local taxes
  • Boat ride
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of rain while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Headphones for groups of 6 or more
  • Special memory gifts for children
  • Blanket visas ( visa substitutes )for cruise passengers or invitation letters for on-land travelers
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • Port fees ( for cruise passengers )

Activity's Location

Ico_maps Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia


Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.


Based on 7 reviews
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Jodi Mahoney, Regal Princess

Dear Julia,Thank you for creating a wonderful 2-day tour for our family. Elena and Anatoly were amazing. You were right! Elena was just the right fit for us and our kids and the sites that you recommended were just perfect.In addition, Elena was so sweet and knowledgable - she even got rave reviews from the kids and hugs at the end of the tour! She took us to some local lunch places and a local bakery shop for a sweet treat - which was so much fun. We also loved the METRO tour, the Grand Model, the Railway museum and the boat tour - of course in addition to the more traditional sites. Everything was truly fabulous. Worth every penny! Thank you for making our time in St. Petersburg so memorable.

Melissa and family

I will send some photos if you can please forward to Elena She was absolutely fabulous and we loved her as our guide We were all sad to say goodbye to her Thank you again


Hello Julia, I am sorry that I have been remiss in extending our most sincere thanks for the good care you took of our family while we were in St. Petersburg. It was a remarkable trip, and we feel strongly that our time in St. Petersburg with Kate was the highlight. Alex, our 15 year old, still talks about his time with Kate's students and points to it as one of his favorite parts of his trip, and we are all now friends on Instagram .Michael and I hope dearly one day to return to Russia for a more lengthy stay and a more detailed view of your country's beauty. We will be sure to reconnect with Dancing Bear tours when it happens! All our best to you, and please pass on our fond regards to Kate.

Prycille, Celebrity Eclipse

Hello Julia, Thank you very much – we had fantastic tour – the guide was very nice & patient (with the kids) JThese were the best 2 days of our trip We will do needful for the reviews & many thanks for the book info & recipes. Best regards


Morning Julia, again, I cannot thank you and Vladimar enough for such a grand experience. I will never forget the wonderful time we had in Russia.Thank you


Julia, Thank you for an awesome tour. Our guide Kate was amazing & Vladimir was a fabulous driver. Their kindness, hospitality & knowledge was incredible. Words can’t describe how fabulous our time was. I’ve included a picture of my kids (Madeline & Kendall) with Kate our guide. Thank you for helping us love your country & making us want to return. Sincerely


Julia!!!!My kids and I had a great time! Lena did an amazing job! She is very knowledgeable about history and was great with my boys. They are still talking about her! We would love to visit again and to have more time!Have a great night! Best wishes
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