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St. Petersburg’s preeminent opera and ballet venue, and home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre has long been at the center of the city’s rich arts scene. Built in 1859 by architect Albert Cavos and named after Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the theatre saw a host of prestigious performers grace its stage during its pre-Revolution heyday, including dancers like Vatslav Nizhinsky, Matilda Kshesinskaya and Anna Pavlova, and opera singer Fiodor Shaliapin.

The Mariinsky Theatre’s present-day building was restored in 1944, after being damaged during in the Siege of Leningrad, and features a 1,625-seat auditorium. Today, the historic theatre is accompanied by the Mariinsky Theatre concert hall, or Mariinsky II, an incongruously modern building that opened next door to the original theater in 2007.

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Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

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Russia is home to some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious ballet companies. On this tour, experience an unforgettable evening at the famous Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. Attend a ballet performance by one of Russia’s top ballet companies and enjoy a magical rendition of a classic ballet such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.90
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$235.90
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One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

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Get to know the 'Venice of the North' on a private full-day tour of St Petersburg, complete with skip-the-line Hermitage entry. Start with a sightseeing overview of the city, stopping at such landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg―St Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square and the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant (optional), then set out for a visit to the Hermitage Museum―home to the planet's largest collections of paintings, including works by iconic artists like Monet, Rembrandt and van Gogh.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.03
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$244.03
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River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

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St. Petersburg is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North,’ making a cruise along its waterways a must-do. Soak in the city’s riverside splendors on a cruise, passing sights like the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Mariinsky Theatre, plus cathedrals, palaces, and more. Choose a daytime cruise on the Neva River and main canals, a midnight cruise to see St. Petersburg’s illuminated drawbridges open, or a jazz dinner cruise on the Neva. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.11
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$114.11

Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

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You'll start your tour at the base of one of the most famous cathedrals of the city, the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. Sailing along the Kryukov Canal, you'll pass by Mariinsky Theater and on the Moyka Canal. You'll be able to see the New Holland Arch, the Yusupov Palace and the magnificient St. Isaac's Cathedral. You'll then proceed under famous bridges, see Nevsky Prospekt, the main street of the city, before reaching the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. From there we will start our way down the Griboyedov Canal to the starting point, enjoying the view on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, and again sailing between famous bridges like the Bank and the Lion bridge. At 6am, Saint Petersburg is waking up, you can enjoy its sights in a quiet and magical setting. This unique excursion acquaints you with architectural splendor of the cultural capital of Russia. What to wear/bring: Sport casual, convenient clothes Sport shoes Sun glasses Extra set of dry clothes (just IN CASE)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.37
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Skip the Line: St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Ticket

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Russian ballet is considered the world’s best, so seize the opportunity in St. Petersburg to see a ballet at the Mariinsky. Opened in the late 1800s, the theater is home to the world-leading Mariinsky Ballet, also known as the Kirov Ballet. This skip-the-line ticket lets you see ballets such as ‘Giselle’ and ‘Cinderella’ depending on your selected date, and comes with optional hotel and cruise port transfers, plus seating options.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$214.89
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$214.89
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The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet

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The Nutcracker Ballet is an 1892 two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This ballet gained fame and recognition around the work and is now performed for you in one of the most stunning theaters in Russia. The Mariinsky Theater is one of the oldest and leading musical theaters in Russia – it is truly a must-visit. The history of its origin dates back to 1783, since then, drama, opera and ballet companies performed on the stage of this theater. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.55
Price varies by group size
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$177.55
Price varies by group size
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Russian symphony orchestra

Russian symphony orchestra

Our company organizes and executes unique evening tours to the concerts of Russian Symphony Orchestra in the Mariinsky Theater or Philarmonic. Russian Symphony Orchestra together with the spectacular interiors of concert halls will show you the unforgettable world of the forever-popular classic music. These musicians are the best at making you speechless in your seats and WE are the best at bringing you and your loved once to the theater and back. We use only premium class cars as our shuttles because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority.
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  • 4 hours
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$153.06
Price varies by group size
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$153.06
Price varies by group size

1 Day Tour in Saint-Petersburg: City Highlights and Excursion to Peterhof

1 Day Tour in Saint-Petersburg: City Highlights and Excursion to Peterhof

We offer combined tour package on 1 day that feature different attractions of Saint-Petersburg and Excursion to the Peterhof. This tour can active and relax depending on your desired activity level. This tour is Private & VISA Free and we pick you up and drop you off at your ship on time. You will meet your guide at the pier, have a tour through “Highlights of the St. Petersburg”. You will have an excursion with visit the St. Isaac's Cathedral and Tour to Peterhof. Lower park with fountains Then you will return to city and have a metro tour Visiting some spots of the St. Petersburg and have an excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress with Cathedral You will then go back to your ship or hotel
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$281.63
Price varies by group size
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$281.63
Price varies by group size

5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, please do not ask me if you just like small talk, I might not have particular social graces, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 5 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more interesting and fascinating it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of it you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and learn not just who, when and for how much but why. I am very flexible with no downtime, and unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze or educate.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$769.24
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$769.24
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Retro car private tour in St. Petersburg

Retro car private tour in St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is also known as the Russian paradise, the name that was given to it by the emperor Peter the Great as it was the dream of his life to build an exceptional city that would further inspire the greatest Russian and foreign artists, poets, composers and writers to commemorate its beauty and glory in their works. We are pleased to invite you to join our journey to see the best and most recognizable places of Saint-Petersburg, those “must-see” sights that you’d be expected to see while planning your trip to Russia like Savior Spilled Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Zinger house, Nevsky prospect, Palace square and the Winter palace, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul fortress and many others. We’ve spend months creating the perfect itinerary for you to make you feel the magic and splendor of Saint-Petersburg. As you explore, you’ll also experience the full splendor of our beautiful city and you will take warm memories from this trip to your home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$345.31
Price varies by group size
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$345.31
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tour to the classical Russian musical theater

Tour to the classical Russian musical theater

Our company organizes and executes unique evening tours to the concerts of great classic music in the classical Russian musical theater. Russian Symphony Orchestra together with the spectacular interiors of concert halls will show you the unforgettable world of the forever-popular classic music. These musicians are the best at making you speechless in your seats and WE are the best at bringing you and your loved once to the theater and back. We use only premium class cars as our shuttles because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.67
Price varies by group size
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$183.67
Price varies by group size

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

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

When you’re in port in St Petersburg, immerse yourself in a world of Russian ballet with this private 6-hour theater and evening ballet performance shore excursion. With a private guide, enjoy a panoramic tour of St Petersburg’s famous theaters. Learn how the city saw the premieres of ballets such as ‘Swan Lake,’ and see the Hermitage Ballet, Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky and Alexandrinsky theaters as you discover their history. Afterward, be swept away by an evening performance of a great, classical ballet such as  ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at any of the four theaters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$327.00
Price varies by group size
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$327.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private tour by car in St Petersburg with cathedrals

Private tour by car in St Petersburg with cathedrals

Saint Petersburg is also known as the Russian paradise, the name that was given to it by the emperor Peter the Great as it was the dream of his life to build an exceptional city that would further inspire the greatest Russian and foreign artists, poets, composers and writers to commemorate its beauty and glory in their works. We are pleased to invite you to join our journey to see the best and most recognizable places of Saint-Petersburg, those “must-see” sights that you’d be expected to see while planning your trip to Russia like Savior Spilled Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Zinger house, Nevsky prospect, Palace square and the Winter palace, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul fortress and many others. We’ve spend months creating the perfect itinerary for you to make you feel the magic and splendor of Saint-Petersburg. As you explore, you’ll also experience the full splendor of our beautiful city and you will take warm memories from this trip to your home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$345.31
Price varies by group size
From
$345.31
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, I might not have particular social graces, when it comes to just small talk, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 6 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more clear it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of tour you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and literary characters to learn not just who, when and for how much but why they act as they did. Being flexible with no downtime, I unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze and educate.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.39
per group
From
$615.39
per group

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

If you are looking for authentic experience of Russia, choose this remarkable evening tours.This tour include pick up and drop off service. Our english speaking driver will come to collect you from your hotel. And you will enjoy the beauty and grace of the world-recognized Russian ballet. Also we provide good seats inside the theater. @citytripcompany
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.11
Price varies by group size
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$173.11
Price varies by group size

One Day Private Shore Excursion with Evening Program

One Day Private Shore Excursion with Evening Program

Private guided tour up to 12 persons. You will see all the main sights of our city — Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Faberge Museum and much more. All tickets & admissions, fine dining lunch & dinner, personal guide and driver on Mercedes e-class/Viano, special Evening program with Mariinsky theater included! Visa-free.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.62
Price varies by group size
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$184.62
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Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Experience the majesty of the Russian ballet with this Viator Exclusive 4-hour experience, not available to book anywhere else. Following a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg’s preeminent performance venue, you’ll enjoy a 2-course dinner and have the chance to chat to a ballet dancer, via a private translator, for 30 minutes. Hotel pickup and drop-off in St.Petersburg are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$469.00
Price varies by group size
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$469.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Culture Tour in St Petersburg with the Most Unique Architectural Gems

Private Culture Tour in St Petersburg with the Most Unique Architectural Gems

Explore the city that embodies the rich Russian culture on this private guided tour in Saint Petersburg. Enjoy the blend of different architecture trends in the heart of Russian culture. Dive deep into the magnificent atmosphere of the city. Feel the spirit of art by witnessing the real masterpieces and take a photo of the must-visit places of the city. Wander the marvelous Admiralteysky district that entirely consists of the numerous cultural attractions and historic streets. • Pass by the must-see places of St Petersburg, including the Mariinsky Theatre and the Hermitage • Stroll the historic Nevsky Prospekt and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the city • See the splendid Neo-Baroque palaces like the Dvorets Belosel'skikh-Belozerskikh and the majestic Yusupova Mansion • Learn more about the fascinating culture and history of Russia from your local guide
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.06
From
$132.06
Taking safety measures

Don Quixote ballet

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Don Quixote ballet

The ballet Don Quixote of the Leonid Jacobson St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater was the first experience of cooperation between the St. Petersburg troupe and world ballet star Johan Kobborg, who has already established himself as a director on the largest stages of the world. Honoring the academic style and masterfully owning it as a performer, he does not seek to redefine Petipa's masterpiece as a choreographer, his goal is a fresh reading of classics. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.78
$167.14
$8.36 savings
Price varies by group size
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$158.78
$167.14
$8.36 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Three centuries of Saint Petersburg, Golden, Silver and Soviet ages of the city

Three centuries of Saint Petersburg, Golden, Silver and Soviet ages of the city

St.Petersburg apeared a little bit more than 300 years ago. And from its humble wooden beginning it played an important part in Russian history. I want you to take a closer look with me at places deeply connected with the three ages of St.Petersburg; Golden Age of being Imperial capital of privileged nobles and royalties, Silver Age of last days of Empire with decadent representatives of bohemian elite of art, literature, music and ballet that ended in three revolutions, led by the men of steel, willing to die and kill for their utopian ideas. I prepared a short description of the main highlights, which I strongly advise you to read to do the city justice. Let us start our journey together, so you would be able not just look, but really see the city in all its splendor.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$153.85
From
$153.85

The Swan Lake Ballet

The Swan Lake Ballet

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time. The Mariinsky Theater is one of the oldest and leading musical theaters in Russia – it is truly a must-visit. The history of its origin dates back to 1783, since then, drama, opera and ballet companies performed on the stage of this theater. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$155.20
Price varies by group size
From
$155.20
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Russian ballet in Saint-Petersburg

Russian ballet in Saint-Petersburg

Russian Ballet is open to the whole world, because a ballet performance, speaking the language of art, does not require translation. It’s a must-see show, an unforgettable magical experience, which is now delivered by our company at the highest level of service. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.08
Price varies by group size
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$179.08
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance

Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance

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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$267.00
Price varies by group size
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$267.00
Price varies by group size
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Private St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

Private St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

Discover St. Petersburg's Jewish heritage on a private city tour, with a local guide. From the 19th century on, St Petersburg was a center of Jewish learning and culture. Learn about the Jewish communities of old, and visit the Big Choral Synagogue, a hub of Jewish life. See Theatre Square, linked to Jewish composer Anton Rubinstein; and the Academy of Fine Arts attended by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall. On route, enjoy a panoramic St Petersburg tour, passing palaces, monuments and bridges that testify to the city’s imperial past.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.00
per group
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$525.00
per group
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What are Mariinsky Theatre hours of operation?
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Mariinsky Theatre hours of operation: Box office is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Mariinsky Theatre tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mariinsky Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Mariinsky Theatre 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mariinsky Theatre costs USD 45.37. Guided Mariinsky Theatre tours start around USD 45.37 per person.
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