Hermitage Theatre - Swan Lake Ballet with Transfer

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 2 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Take your chance to see a classic ballet performance during your stay in St Petersburg. You will visit the historic Hermitage Theater built by the order of Catherine the Great in the 18th century. This small chamber theater in the heart of the city will make you feel a guest of the Empress. You will see a fabled fantasy ballet 'The Swan Lake' in three acts and four scenes with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 

Visit: Hermitage Theater, Dvortsovaya Emb., 34, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

A company representative or a driver will meet you at the port terminal or the hotel lobby. You will be taken to the Palace Embankment to attend a performance at the Hermitage Ballet theater, which is one of the best Chamber Ballets in Russia. The artistic director is Lev Bruskin, a classmate of Mikhail Baryshnikov. The members of the Corps de Ballet are all graduates from the world famous Vaganova School and they have performed all over USA, UK, Western and Eastern Europe. 

The stage of this theater is distinguished by a special beauty, graceful decorations, and a unique historical tie to the Imperial past of the Hermitage that hosted performances attended by Catherine the Great. The music of great composers, the high level of acting and sincere welcome that greets every patron make every visit to the theater a special event. The Swan Lake performance survived for more than a century without any significant changes since Maruis Petipa’s times and nowadays is being staged in more than 290 theaters all over the world. Undoubtedly, ballet is a form of art, which can be understood by everybody, no matter where you are from and which language you speak.

When the performance is over, you will be met by the driver and safely taken back to the cruise ship/hotel. On your way back, you will witness the spectacular views of the city’s night lights and illumination.

Please, pay attention that the seats are not assigned. Every row is much higher than the previous so that you have a unique unparalleled view of the stage from any seat.

  • Round-trip transfer from and to the cruise port/hotel
  • Assistance of a company representative (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Admission ticket to the ballet
  • Entry/Admission - Hermitage Theater

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children under 5 y.o.
  • The starting time of the ballet is 20:00
  • The ballet duration is 2 hours 15 min
  • The seats are not reserved, you are free to choose where to sit
  • Cocktail dresscode is recommended
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4), passport number (5) and expiration date (6). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the Hermitage Theatre can be changed to Alexansdrinsky theatre in accordance with the performance availability.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick up is available from any hotel within the city limits. Please, provide your hotel name/address at the booking. Cruise ship passengers should probide the name of the cruise ship.
The tour leader will be waiting for you in the hotellobby/port terminal with a sign City Break Tours.


  • St Petersburg Passenger Port Marine Facade

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


14 Aug, 2021

Splendid Evening spent! Spectacular performances & fantastic musicians. The decor, ambience, costumes & the experience was superb!


08 Mar, 2020

If you want to have a truly cultural experience you should book this ballet for your St Petersburg trip It was absolutely wonderful to see the gracious Russian dancers performing on the scene of a historical theater. It was very convenient to be picked up from the hotel and met after the ballet in the late evening. Swan Lake ballet in Russia is a must at least once in a life time.


22 Dec, 2019

I loved the ballet! u don't go to Russia every day so when u r there don't waste your chance to see the amazing balle!!. Swan Lake was magical and dancers were gorgeous! I could't lay my eyes of them all time. the pickup and drop off went very smoothly with the driver. thanks for the memories!

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