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Our most recommended St. Petersburg Music Activities

  • St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Ballet

    1. St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Ballet

    The Mariinsky Theatre is world-famous for being Saint Petersburg's main theater, or the "cultural capital of Russia." The Mariinksy Theater has been presenting first-class performances since 1860, covering three main periods of Russia's history: the Russian Empire, the Soviet period, and today. See a top Russian ballet company performing fantastic tales such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet or Giselle. The musical compositions will be 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. According to the option you choose on booking, round-trip transfers from your hotel or cruise ship are available.

  • Nikolaevsky Palace: Folklore Show with Snacks and Drinks

    2. Nikolaevsky Palace: Folklore Show with Snacks and Drinks

    Get a taste of rich Russian culture with a wide variety of acts. This colorful show lasts 1 hour 50 minutes with a break in the middle, and you’ll see everything from classical music and Orthodox hymns to amazing stunts and the world-famous Cossak dancing. During the show intermission, you’ll enjoy a shot of Russian vodka or champagne and some traditional Russian snacks. Mingling with performers in their crinolins in the marvelous hall, you’ll feel like a guest of the Grand Duke himself. Your ticket will be delivered to your accommodations the day before the show. There are no seat numbers, which means you can sit wherever you want. Choose a show-time of 7:00 PM or 9:00 PM and be sure to arrive early to get the best view.

  • St. Petersburg: Labyrinths of Petrogradka Audio Tour

    3. St. Petersburg: Labyrinths of Petrogradka Audio Tour

    This self-guided audio tour immerses you in the wonderful world of the Petrograd side. You will take a fascinating walk along the ceremonial avenues, tangled streets, atmospheric labyrinthine courtyards, and see the other side of the elegant facades. The route starts from the House with Towers, runs through the luxurious Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, leads through the musical square, "dives" into the famous courtyards of the Benois house, captured in cult films, and heads to the real Bermuda Triangle. But do not be alarmed: following the route, you will be able to find the most secret places and reveal the secrets of Petrogradka! During the walk, you will be able to recognize the main features of the Northern Art Nouveau, see the most expressive buildings with atmospheric St. Petersburg courtyards, connected corridors and intricate passages. You will learn mystical stories and interesting...

  • Saint Petersburg: Tchaikovsky Gala Palace Concert

    4. Saint Petersburg: Tchaikovsky Gala Palace Concert

    Take the opportunity to hear an incredible collection of Russian musical masterpieces performed by the chamber orchestra of Saint Petersburg. You will see one the most luxurious palaces of the Romanov Dynasty, with your concert taking place in the Grand Duke, Vladimir Palace. Before the concert you will be invited to see the most interesting halls of this noble family house. Following your tour, the concert will begin and you will hear masterpieces of Russian classical music played by a chamber orchestra, which includes musicians from the main theaters of the cultural capital of Russia.

  • St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet Music Concert and Palace Tour

    5. St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet Music Concert and Palace Tour

    Meet your guide at St. Petersburg’s Palace Embankment and head inside for a tour of the palace's interior. Admire the intricate architecture and learn about the palace’s former residents as you wander through the stately rooms. After the tour, sit down and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. Listen as the Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg performs a selection of iconic Russian ballet masterpieces. Hear works from Swan Lake and by composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rimskii-Korsakov.

  • St. Petersburg: Russian Folk Show Evening Experience

    6. St. Petersburg: Russian Folk Show Evening Experience

    Take this unique opportunity to truly experience Russian culture by seeing an authentic Russian folk show – a perfect end to a long day sightseeing in this majestic city. The show is held in the Nikolayevsky Palace, a grand and imposing building which originally served as a residence for Emperor Nikolay I’s son, the Grand Duke Nikola. The duration of the show is approximately two hours, with an interval. During the interval you will be offered some drinks (vodka, wine, champagne, soda) which you can sample, as well as some snacks (caviar, salami, cheese). It is possible to order a pick-up to and from the show. A professional driver with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and take you to Nikolaevsky Palace to attend a traditional Russian folk-show. Your driver will escort you to the lobby of the palace and show you where to go to see the sh...

    We were treated to an amazing show by stunning and skillful performers! Our driver was very helpful and punctual. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

  • St. Petersburg: Russian Classical Concert and Palace Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: Russian Classical Concert and Palace Tour

    Treat yourself to a Russian classical music concert in a luxurious Barocco-style palace. Hear an incredible collection of Russian musical masterpieces recognized by time and generations, performed by the orchestra of St. Petersburg. The concert takes place in unique Hall of The Grand Duke Vladimir Palace. This classical-style hall is abundantly decorated with gold and is sure to amaze you. Before the concert, you'll be invited to see the most interesting halls of the rich master of the house. Treat yourself to a glass of sparkling wine before the show, during which you'll enjoy masterpieces of Russian classic music of geniuses such as Tchaikovsky, Rimskii-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Glinka and many other outstanding composers.

  • St. Petersburg: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    8. St. Petersburg: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    Take a journey through the rivers and canals that are loved by tourists and locals alike. Pass stunning embankments, monuments, palaces, accompanied with live music — the solemn groaning of the sax playing only for you. Have you glided under draw bridges to the sound of songs like Summertime, You are Beautiful, Spanish Nights, and Forever in Love? It's time to try.  Pass under the low arches of the bridges across canals and find yourself in the waters of the Grand Neva River, where the saxophone becomes delicately silent. Witness the spectacle of the show: the bridges singing. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Landing and disembarkation take place on the pier, Anichkov Bridge, in the heart of the city at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and the Fontanka river embankment.

    It was a nice experience going round on the canals. If you go in the Autumn months be sure to wrap up warm though, and the saxophone music is a recording from a live band not a live musician.

  • St Petersburg: Russian Music Seasons Live Classical Concert

    9. St Petersburg: Russian Music Seasons Live Classical Concert

    This unique tour gives you the chance to open up the door to the heritage of the Russian nobility. Grand Duke Vladimir's Palace is located in the Palace Embankment 26: the very center of St Petersburg. There, you will have a tour inside the palace, a glass of champagne, and a live opera concert. The concert program consists of timeless masterpieces like "Swan lake" by P. Tchaikovsky, "Romeo & Juliet" by S. Prokofiev, "Concerts for Piano and Orchestra" by S. Rachmaninoff, and other composers whose life is connected with Russia.  After arriving at 7:30 PM, you will have some time to look around, have a drink, and go on a tour. When the tour ends you will be invited in the concert hall. There, the show will start.

    Don’t miss this one! Ambience, fantastic performance and informative little tour. Highly recommended.

  • St. Petersburg: Christmas at the Palace Concert and Tour

    10. St. Petersburg: Christmas at the Palace Concert and Tour

    Before the concert begins, you’ll be welcomed to the Grand Duke Vladimir Palace with a glass of champagne and invited to a small tour through the palace rooms to get familiar with the life of a noble family. The museum curator will reveal the secrets of the famous family and you can also expect a little surprise from a professional artist. The Christmas music program for the evening is filled with colorful works and famous names. During concert, you’ll hear the works of Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonio Vivaldi, and Johann Strauss I in a virtuoso performance by artists from the leading theaters of St. Petersburg. Each performance will be supplemented by remarks about the history of the performed work or composer. The organizers of the project aim to move away from the generally accepted perception of concerts and diversify it with interesting details, add an aristocratic spirit...

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The dancers and singers are very good, very funny show and some songs touch the heart !! Finding the palace is not difficult, the aperitif is well served and good. As already specified by the others, the guys on the show deserve the biggest stage !! I recommend to everyone !!

Excellent entertainment

Second visit to St. Petersburg and second visit to the show. Will always come along to experience this entertainment whenever I return providing J don’t have to queue up again to obtain a paper ticket when I’ve got one downloaded on my mobile app. Ridiculous.

Very nice show. The snack was light but correct. There is no signage for the palace. If you can't read Cyrillic. even with WAZE it was difficult to find. A passerby helped us.

Don’t miss this one! Ambience, fantastic performance and informative little tour. Highly recommended.

Varied show so you don't get bored. Beautiful costumes of good dancers, singers and musicians.