Themed St Petersburg Tours

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Themed St Petersburg Tours

The following themed St Petersburg tours focus on a particular interest. Please, note that any of these themed the shows shown below.

1. Art and Architecture (2 day tour)

This tour is specially designed for art lovers! St. Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia. Its architecture is so impressive, that it is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky.

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Choose this private shore excursion if:
  • You are fond of art and architecture;
  • wish to spend more time in The Hermitage( including impressionists and postimpressionists department) and enjoy treasures of Faberge Museum;
  • would like to see some off the beaten track small museums ( like Tsar Pavilion and Agate Rooms) which are not included in regular tours;
  • Prefer to be accompanied by our art and architecture expert guide.
This tour is specially designed for art lovers and suites for both cruise passengers and on-land ones. St. Petersburg is known as the Cultural Capital of Russia. Its numerous architectural ensembles are so beautiful, that city is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky. And the largest museum in Russia, the Hermitage, famous for its art collection, which includes works by Da Vinci and Rembrandt is also in St. Petersburg! So if you are fond of art, this tour is definitely for you.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Art and Architecture Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
9:oo am (depending on your ship’s arrival) Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. Beautiful Vitebsky Railway Terminal( Art Neauveau style) ; short stop (without going inside) near Chesma Church( Pseudo Gothic style).
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace featuring the Amber room. Agate rooms. Panoramic view of Catherine Park from Cameron Gallery.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Driving back to the city with lunch on the way there.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ensemble of Art Square. “From icons to Avant Garde paintings” - Russian and Soviet Art in the world famous Russian Museum.
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Guided tour of the Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Walking along Nevsky Prospect - main street of St. Petersburg with its architectural masterpieces: Kazan Cathedral, Singer Sewing Company Building, Eliseev Emporium, etc.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Faberge Museum - The biggest collection of Faberge Royal Easter Eggs in the world , collection of silver ,enamels, precious icons and much more..
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Return to the ship/hotel.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the city tour
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (we start before official opening hours)
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm By hydrofoil to the Russian Versailles - Peterhof (with lunch boxes)
1:40 pm - 3:30 pm Walk through the Lower Park with fountains. Guided tour of the Tsar Pavilion.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Driving back to the city with visit to some stations of St Petersburg metro (if time permits).
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of a lunch and lunch boxes (about $10-15 per person, per day)
Prices. Wnen booked before Decemeber 31, 2017 you will get 10% discount
ART and ARCHITECTURE ( 2day tour)
Number of people 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Price per person in US$ 545 415 345 315 285 265 255 240 230 225 215

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2. 2 day Family Tour (for families with little ones)

This tour is specially designed for travellers with small children.

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:Families will enjoy our private tours for children in St Petersburg. Any of these family attractions can be added to a St Petersburg tour or St Petersburg shore excursion at your convenience. Planning to sneak away your kids for an exciting and interesting trip? We at Dancing Bear Tours have immense experience to offer the best tours for children. Our expert guides in St Petersburg can make the kids acquainted with the place and take them around to all those attractions of the city that would most certainly make them feel happy to witness. St Petersburg has a lot to offer for kids such as amusing parks, Museum of Dolls, Dolphinarium and Museum of Natural History to name a few.
Furthermore, we can customize the tours for children and integrate many more wonderful places for their visit. At Dancing Bear Tours, we ensure to chalk out a perfect vacay for children as we are well aware of the fact that kids are the most finicky travelers and they could easily lose interest. Thus, in order to please the little ones, we include the most children-friendly destinations of St Petersburg and ensure that the kids enjoy their holiday with us in the best possible manner.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
St Petersburg for the Little Ones Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
9:oo am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 pm City tour in St Petersburg including visit to Kazan cathedral and local market.
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 ship/hotel.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:30 am - 10:00 am Private Boat ride along rivers and canals.
10:00 am - 10:50 am By car to Petergof.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Petergof 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 ship/hotel.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • the cost of private boat ride
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups from 6 people
  • Special welcome gift for adults and very special gifts for children
Not Included:
  • The cost of a coffee break and lunches (about $10-15 per person, per day).
Prices When booked before December 31,2017 you will get 10% discount
2 day Family Tour( for families with little ones)
Number of people 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Price per person in US$ 495 385 285 250 220 200 185 175 165 155 150
Children under 7 y.o are included for free,children of 7-18 y.o and students with ISIC and will get doscounts.

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3. St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour (2 day tour)

You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.
St. Petersburg is not a very typical Jewish city, but we have a number of Jewish people living in the city. Our Grand Choral Synagogue is one of the most beautiful Synagogues in Western Europe. If you are interested in the history of Jews in Russia and in their life in St. Petersburg today, this tour is preciously for you! It gives an opportunity to see the main sites of the city but also gives a specific flavour to the whole experience!
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Evening programs
St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
8:30 am - 10:30 am “Jewish St. Petersburg” tour. Meeting with a member of the Jewish community in the Grand Choral Synagogue. Short tour of the Synagogue.
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. History of Pushkin town and the Jewish population during WWII with a view of a monument to perished Jews by Vadim Sidur
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with its world famous Amber Room.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Driving to Peterhof, Russian Versailles.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Lunch (optional)
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Peterhof Lower Garden and Upper Garden
4:15m - 5:30 pm Driving back to the city, visit to St Petersburg metro stations on the way there.
6:00 pm Return to the ship.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the City tour, Souvenir Shopping
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Guided tour of Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm Lunch
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of the Jewish exhibition in the Ethnography Museum.
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person, per day)
Prices When booked before December 31, 2017 you will get 10% disount
St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour ( 2 day tour)
Number of people 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-12
Price per person in US$ 550 405 335 295 265 240 230 upon request

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4. Back to the USSR St Petersburg Tour

Welcome to The USSR !Taking this tour you will see not only main attractions of ST Petersburg but learn how soviet people lived, what they believed in , how they brought up their children and much more!

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So the iron curtain is lifted — find out what is behind it! (2-day Tour)

Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You are interested in the Soviet period of the Russian history, i.e. WWII, the Siege of Leningrad, the figure of Stalin.
  • You would like to understand how the Soviet people lived and what they believed in.
  • You are wishing to learn as much as possible and see not only the must see places, but also something more specifically connected to the Soviet period.
This tour offers an opportunity to see the most famous must see attractions of St Petersburg but also provides a slightly different flavour to the whole experience.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Evening programs
Back to the USSR Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
8:oo am - 8:30 am (depending on your ship arrival) Meeting in port (in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 11:00 am Travel to Pushkin (25 km from St Petersburg). On the way we will have a number of photo stops to show you the most impressive ensembles of St Petersburg as well as some remarkable examples of Soviet architecture. Visit to the Stalin Metro.
10:15 am - 11:00 am Visit to the Siege memorial, an extremely emotional monument and a memorial hall devoted to the defenders of Leningrad during WWII.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Inside tour of Catherine Palace with the world famous Amber Room. Enjoy the amazing work of the Soviet restorers, who managed to return to the world this stunning baroque-style palace. Learn more about their heroic deeds and the titanic efforts they took to bring this beauty back for future generations.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Driving back to St Petersburg with a quick lunch in a non-tourist place.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Inside guided tour of the Russian Museum (spending most of the time in the department of Soviet and contemporary art)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood.
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Russian Vodka museum, learn more about the history of this Russian drink and try 3 different kinds of vodka.
7:00 pm Return to the ship or optional Dinner with the Russian family in their apartment (return to the ship at 9:00 pm).
Day 2
8:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
8:00 am - 11:00 am Second part of the city tour (Smolny district, Neva river embankments). Coffee break in a famous Soviet donut cafe.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Museum of the political history of Russia, mostly devoted to the soviet period. The museum provides a perfect opportunity to learn and discover more about not only the history but also about the everyday life of the Russian people in the 20th century.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in a Soviet style cafe.
2:15 pm - 4:30 pm Hermitage museuminside guided tour (no impressionist department visit)
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 6 or more
  • Special welcome gift
  • Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches and coffee (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house
  • The cost of the dinner with the Russian family and return transfer.
Prices When booked before December 31, 2017 you will get 10% discount
Back to the USSR St Petersburg tour
Number of people 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Price per person in US$ 535 400 330 295 270 upon request

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