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St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet Admission Ticket

1. St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet Admission Ticket

Russian Ballet is a dancing art phenomenon famous all over the world. It’s a relatively new dance, but the popularity it has gained is difficult to overestimate. Swan Lake is ballet in its best manifestation.   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created this masterpiece in one of the most dramatic moments of his life and you definitely feel it in the music. The ballet libretto is very simple, but this is what makes music and dancing stand out. Millions of people see the Swan Lake ballet every year. You, too, can enjoy it on the Russian stage! The show starts at 8 PM and lasts for about 2.5 hours with 1 intermission. You can get to the meeting point on your own or add the round transfer option. After the booking has been made, the Customer Service Manager will be in touch to advise on a theatre where the performance takes place and also to agree on the ticket delivery. Normally tickets are delivered to your hotel reception. Please be aware that tickets will not be delivered to apartments and mailboxes. You can get to the meeting point on your own or choose the option which includes round-trip transfers. The Swan Lake takes place in several venues and the show venue will be provided according to the available dates and seats.

Сlassic Ballet in Saint Petersburg

2. Сlassic Ballet in Saint Petersburg

Access the most popular ballet shows in Russia. All shows take place in different theatres which means you have guaranteed admission to one of them and you don't have to wait or choose. Simply pick a date that you want to see the ballet and tickets will be delivered to your hotel (please don't forget to add your hotel address in the booking). You will be contacted by phone or email and told the time (usually at 20:00), the ballet name, and the theatre address.  Possible venues are  Hermitage Theatre Palace Embankment, Alexandrinsky Theatre Ostrovskogo Square, Mariinsky Theatre, and Komissarzhevskaya Theatre Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa.

St. Petersburg: Alternative Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. St. Petersburg: Alternative Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the popular area around St. Isaac's Square with an audioguide tour on your cell phone. See iconic landmarks like St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Mariinsky Theatre, and New Holland Island. Then head off the beaten track as you discover hidden gems in the area that reveal the true spirit of St. Petersburg. Admire the intricate decoration of historical building entrances, known as "paradnaya". Listen to locals gossiping on side streets, admire cool design spaces, and see the house-museum of the famous Russian writer, Demidov.

St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Reserved Ticket

4. St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Reserved Ticket

The Mariinsky Theatre is famous all over the world as the main theatre of Saint Petersburg, “the cultural capital of Russia”. On your three hour visit to St. Petersburg you can expect a fun and cultured evening as you experience a classical Russian ballet performance, on a historic Russian stage. See a top Russian ballet company performing fantastic tales such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet or Giselle. To the sound of music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev or other Russian and European composers. Russian ballet dates back to the 17th-century, during the reign of Peter the Great. The breathtaking setting, the beauty of the ballet and the historic atmosphere ensure a truly memorable evening out. According to the option you choose on booking, round-trip transfers from your hotel or cruise ship are available.

Saint Petersburg: Walking Tour Around Famous Attractions

5. Saint Petersburg: Walking Tour Around Famous Attractions

Explore the most iconic attractions of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, on this walking tour. Get an insider's view on the culture and history of the city from your local guide. Visit Palace Square, the central city square of St Petersburg, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge, and see the Bronze Horseman statue, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great. Witness the magnificent Mariinsky Theatre, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and get to know the history behind Peter and Paul Fortress.


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What people are saying about Mariinsky Theatre

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Great demonstration

Even with a short-term booking (in the afternoon) for the evening everything worked out perfectly. A lady was waiting in front of the theater with the ticket. Great idea. The only downer was the masses of Asians who also attended the event from the crusader Viking and were not interested in it. Next to me they played with the cell phone and recorded individual passages that were forbidden. Chatted and walked in and out. It's a shame but still a show worth seeing.

Get there early and barge ahead of any Group Tour. Grab a good seat and totally ignore the Group Tour crowd!

magnificent spectacle but enormous difference between the real price of the tickets and the price paid ...

Reserved seat would be preferable. Lots of Chinese Audience was taking picture although it was restricted.

Exceptional act and performance!!

Exceptional act and performance!! Must have a taste for ballet to enjoy the 3 hour act.