Visit the fabulous Russian classical ballet in one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. You will admire truly impressive examples of Russian classical architecture, learn more about its unique history and famous artists and admire one of the most wonderful ballet performances in Russia. 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.
- 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
Know More about this tourAlmost 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 hotel 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 center 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. Starting time is usually 7:30pm or 8pm and the performance lasts for about 2-2.5 hours.
After the performance is over, you can make your way back to your hotel, as all the theatres are located in the city centre.
Inclusions for St Petersburg Private Theater Tour And Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance
- Private tour
- Hotel pick-up
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
- Ballet performance tickets
Exclusions for St Petersburg Private Theater Tour And Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
This tour as a shore excursion: additional payment US$ 100 for blanket visa and round-trip private transfer cruise ship - tour attractions - cruise ship (US$ 100 for all the travelers, not per person). Minimum 2 travelers required. Details needed for blanket visa: passport name, number, date of birth and country for all the passengers. Please send them shortly after the booking. Booking should be made at least 7 days before the ship arrival date.
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