Evening Shore Excursion: St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance (6 hours) - uVisitRussia
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Evening Shore Excursion: St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance (6 hours)

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 theatres 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.


  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. Take a glass of champagne during the break at the theatre cafe. Now you can take this festive drink and enjoy your evening!

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

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 6 hours
Departure time: 04:30 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Ballet performance tickets
  • 1 glass of champagne
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Dress code: smart/casual, no t-shirts.
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
Departure and Return
Departure point
Your cruise ship
Departure time
16:30 (4:30 pm) - 17:30 (5:30 pm) depending on the performance starting time.
6 hours (approx.)
Return details
The driver will drive you back right to your ship

Sights included in program

One of the main St. Petersburg's Ballet stages. In Russia, Alexandrinsky Ballet is within 3 top Ballet companies: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alexandrinsky Ballet.The Hall is the hall of the Imperial theatre, beautifully decorated. In 2007 this historical 18th century building was restored and looks like in 1756. Alexandrinsky Theatre was the main Ballet and Opera stage of the Russian Empire before Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre. Alexand... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Theatre
Rest assured that ballet performances at the Imperial Hermitage theatre of the State Hermitage are important events in the theatrical life of St. Petersburg. Read more
World-known Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera theatre is one of top 6 ballet and opera companies in the world. It is a "must see" in St. Petersburg. The theatre has been the home of Russian ballet and opera since the 1860s and has become a mecca for both Russian and international artists. The theatre was reconstructed by A. Kavos, and in 1860 was opened as the Mariinsky Theatre. It was named after the wife of the reigning Tsar Alexander II, Ma... Read more
In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre got its original name back. Year 2007 witnessed the revival of the Mikhailovsky Theatre; its magnificence came back to Arts Square. Nowadays, the Theatre both keeps traditions and introduces innovations.  Read more

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