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St. Petersburg Folk Show at Nikholaevsky Palace

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    What to Expect
    While your ship is in St. Petersburg, meet your guide at the portside and hop inside your shared, air-conditioned minivan.

    Then, travel through the city’s elegant streets to the Nikholaevsky Palace, the venue for your show. Built in 1861, this palace was one of the last designed for Russia’s imperial family and boasts a neo-classical façade and grand interior famous for its ornate main staircase.

    On arrival, enter the palace and take a seat in one of the beautiful halls for the show. Join the applause as the curtain rises, and immerse yourself in the fast-paced folklore extravaganza.

    Be swept up by songs, music, and dance performed by artistes in traditional, richly decorated costumes. Watch as Cossack troupes perform squat-and-kick jumps and other incredible moves, enjoy melodious Russian folk songs such as ‘Kalinka’ and ‘Katyusha,’ and see lyrical folk ballet dances from northern Russia and other regions.

    During the 30-minute intermission, enjoy canapés with red and black caviar, ham, cheeses, and fruits, served with vodka, Champagne, sodas, and juices, and accompanied by music from a classical quartet.

    After the show, return to your minivan, and finish your evening with a drop-off at the cruise port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St Petersburg Cruise port
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Return Details
    Cruise port
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (group transfer)
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Beverages included
    • Blanket visa
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Seating based on first-come basis
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great show. A little touristy, but that's what we wanted to see. T J Tours was wonderful to work with. They picked us up right after customs, took us to the show then dropped us back off at our cruise ship afterwards. Very smooth transaction. I worked with them via email
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    TJ tours is easy to deal with and arrange all our visas. We were on a Viking cruise and when we got off the ship, their representative was there to greet us. We also did a one day trip to Moscow with a private guide. Max was absolutely great and we learned a lot about Russian
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    Enthusiastic performers who tried hard in a room which was only a third full with little atmosphere. Very varied quality of performance. In fairness we arrived a little late so did not see the beginning of the show. The Accopella singing was the highlight for us in company
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    Response from Tatyana C, Owner at St. Petersburg Folk Show at Nikholaevsky Palace
    Responded 17 Feb 2019
    Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace. The Folk show is held inside the former royal palace and it's arranged by a third party company. I understand that the price was the main issue for you. I would like to point out that the price of 90 USD per person includes private transportation to/from the port, so it's not just the price of the show that you paid. It also includes some snacks and drinks during the intermission that you've mentioned in your feedback. This show is the way to hear beautiful Russian songs performed by professional vocalists and see beautiful dancing ensembles representing different nations and their cultural traditions. It certainly couldn't be compared with Broadway shows but it has its own charm and style to it. And this show is something that you can see only in Russia or the Post-Soviet States.
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    About the operator
    By: TJ Travel
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    Ray A
    Tour was well organized!!
    Wonderful 2 day tour of a beautiful city. We had a great time visiting some amazing and opulent sites.
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    San Antonio del Mar, Mexico
    So Incredibly Edifying!
    Daria and her driver were prompt, professional, and courteous. Daria has a background in art education and thus
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    Orlando, Florida
    Great two day tour of St. Petersburg
    This was the highlight of our cruise!! Dina was FANTASTIC. So glad we did this over the tours offered from the
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    I had a wonderful time in St Pertersburg
    Thanks to TJ travel I had a wonderful time in St Petersburg. Svetlana was a wonderful guide and the drivers and
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    David E
    Pacific, Missouri
    Great Guide and So Much History Shared
    We would use TJ Travel over and over, our guide was so informed, and were lucky as she was an older guide who
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    Dawn O
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
    Great Tour
    We had a great experience with TJ tours. They picked us up from the cruise port soon after our ship arrived and
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    Melbourne, Australia
    A wonderful city
    Day 2 of our tour was just as full as the first day taking in shopping and a river cruise among lots of other
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    Sydney, Australia
    Brilliant two days
    My wife and I had a fantastic two day tour, and while the group was slightly larger than we anticipated the guide
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    Lynne E
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Two sight-filled days with a knowledgeable and friendly guide in a new Mercedes mini van.
    The cruise lines begin warning you as soon as you book your cruise to St. Petersburg, that ship excursions include
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    Ildiko B
    Surprise, Arizona
    Best tour ever.
    Den.rus co. Our tour guide did an excellent job . They also did the required visa. We went to all the major
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    Stamford, Connecticut
    Fantastic Tour with T.J. Travel
    I decided to book a private tour in St. Petersburg because there were 6 (2 parents and 4 young adults) of us and
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    Charles S
    Fantastic tour
    The tour guide managed to hit the major attractions and get us through with minimal aggravation, in spite of 9
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    Grande Prairie, Canada
    The best decision we made for our entire trip was booking TJ Travel!
    We booked a cruise to see Scandinavian countries and Russia. We always book private excursion while in the cruise
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    Rossendale, United Kingdom
    Everything about this tour was excellent. We were worried that by booking independently, things might go wrong,
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    Unexpected but unforgettable experience
    We unexpectedly found ourselves on this tour having been handed over to TJ Travel by the company we booked with.
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