Evening Shore Excursion: St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 6 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


The Russian history of ballet dates back to as early as the 17th century during the reign of Peter the Great. Everything else has changed but the ballet has remained the same. The breathtaking beauty of the setting, the idiosyncrasies of Russian theatre-goers and the historic atmosphere should be more than enough to guarantee a truly memorable evening out. Fall down in unforgettable atmosphere of Saint-Petersburg theatre world with its own proud traditions. Get all the information about the history of Russian Classical Ballet, the specific of Russian Ballet School, admire the majestic view of the greatest theaters in Russia - Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky, Alexandrinsky and Hermitage Theatre. Learn more about its unique history and famous artists and then admire one of the most wonderful ballet performances in Russia.

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

Almost from the very beginning Russian ballet tradition acquired fans all over the world. Russian dancers were famous for their grace, fluidity and expression of hand movements and amazing intuitive understanding of their characters. Russian composers, such as Petr Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev, are considered the real maestros of ballet music. Productions by legendary choreographers Marius Petipa, Mikhail Fokin, Vaclav Nizhinsky and George Balanchine are still considered the leaders in the world art of choreography.

After a pick-up from your ship in St Petersburg, your will have a guided tour with a professional private guide around the famous theatres of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire and the home city for the Russian Ballet and Opera.

Such renowned masterpieces as "Swan Lake", "Nutcracker", "Eugene Onegin", "Prince Igor" and many others were created and premiered here. Your guide will tell you about all the major theatres and ballets premiered, and share details with you that you won't find in the guidebooks.

The Hermitage Ballet Theatre is an outstanding architectural monument of the Russian classicism of the 1780. And in fact this theatre is one of the best Chamber music theatres in the world. It was originally used as Catherine the Great (Russian Empress) personal theatre.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre, Pisareva St., 20, St. Petersburg 190121 Russia

Blue and gold are the colours of the world famous Mariinsky theatre, one of the world's top 10 ballet stages. The five-circled hall of the theatre stayed almost unchanged after the rebuilding by Alberto Kavos in 1859. The hall was designed as the leading theatre of Russian Empire.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater, Iskusstv ploshchad, d. 1, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

The Mikhailovsky Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Saint Petersburg. Situated in the city centre in Art square, the theatre represents a part of the astonishing historical and architectural assembly. It is considered one of the noblest theatres of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Alexandrinsky Theater, Ostrovskogo Square, 6, St. Petersburg 191023 Russia

Alexandrinsky Theatre was the main Ballet stage of the Russian Empire before the Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre was built. In 2007 this historical 18th century building was restored and looks like it did in 1756.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Then it is time to admire one of the classical ballet performances: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet or others on the outstanding ballet stages of the world famous Mariinsky, or Mikhailovsky, or Alexandrinsky or Hermitage Ballet theatre. The performance can be chosen according to your wishes. Starting time is usually 7:30pm or 8pm and the performance lasts for about 2-2.5 hours.

After the performance is over, our driver will lead you back to your ship.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: smart/casual. No t-shirts
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your cruise ship
Directions: The guide will meet you at your ship embarkation terminal, with special sign with your name.
Dates: Daily except Mondays
Return point: The driver will drive you back right to your ship


  • Saint Petersburg cruise port

Departure Time

4:30 PM

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6 hours

Package is not cancellable.

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