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St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet at an Imperial Theater provided by ULKOtours

St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet at an Imperial Theater

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Culture enthusiasts will love the opportunity to watch a production of Tchaikovsky's beautiful 'Swan Lake' ballet in a 19th-century theater. The opulent Hermitage Theater gives you an idea of what life was like for the aristocracy in 19th-century Russia. Enjoy the orchestra and the dancing by some of Russia's finest performers.
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  • 1
    Hermitage Theater
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 3
    The Alexandrinsky Theater
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • Transfers can be provided if that option is selected
  • Learn more about Russian history and culture through its classical arts
  • An ideal activity for a romantic evening out
  • Be amazed by the dancing as well as the atmospheric venue
Important Information
  • Ballet performance ticket
  • Roundtrip transfer (*if relevant option is selected)
  • Visa-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Roundtrip transfer (unless relevant option is selected)
  • Meals / snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children aged 3 and under
  • Seating is non-assigned at The Hermitage Theater (you are free to take any seat), so we recommend to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible, 4 flights of stairs to walk up
  • Ticket Only Option is not available for cruise ship passengers.
  • Dress code is cocktail/evening attire
  • Intermissions: 2
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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WeDreamOfTravel wrote a review Jun 2019
Texas852 contributions133 helpful votes
We booked this through Viator from Trip Advisor's website. The tickets were supposed to be delivered to our hotel the day before the performance, but they were not, and we were not contacted with any updates about what to do. We had only a receipt showing that we had paid for
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from ElenaUlko, Owner at St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet at an Imperial Theater
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Dear WeDreamOfTravel, We are sorry to hear about the dissatisfaction about your tickets not being delivered as stated in your Viator reservation. I would like to personally apologize for any stress caused. I am happy to hear you have made it to the show, despite the inconvenience. I have conducted a further research of your issue, and our Viator Supplier System shows that our managers had sent you a message regarding the tickets with our special branded voucher that needed to be printed and presented at the ticket table for immediate admission. For this particular show, ticket delivery is not provided. A printer voucher is sufficient. However, what had happened in your case, is that you have obviously not received our manager's message and the branded ULKOtours (not Viator) voucher that guarantees fast admission. The lady (Ludmilla) had to reach out to our office to check that you are indeed booked and confirmed with us, since no branded voucher was presented. I regret that this had happened to you. We had addressed Viator multiple times with the issue of our mutual clients NOT getting our messages sent through Viator Messaging System, but no action had been taken. Thus, we encourage all clients who had booked with us though Viator to get in touch with us directly. It worries us immensely, that such unreliability of the Viator Messaging System is causing trouble both to our clients, and us.
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caclll wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions12 helpful votes
It was such a wonderful evening! Go early to get good seats! And be ready to be entertained! We went two nights it was so good :)
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Date of experience: November 2018
Response from ElenaUlko, Owner at St. Petersburg: Swan Lake Ballet at an Imperial Theater
Responded 12 Jun 2019
Thank you for the note! It is lovely to hear you have enjoyed the show:) And yes, indeed, it does make sense tro arrive ealy to get the best seats, as it is first come first get! All the best! Elena
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platpeeps wrote a review Aug 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom590 contributions179 helpful votes
Small auditorium, no reserved seating, but I reckon you get a good view from everywhere. On the evening we went, a lot of people still had their mobile phones on, despite being asked to turn them off (in several languages) - and a young lady going round the auditorium checking.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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RetiredWanderer65 wrote a review Jun 2018
Nyon District, Switzerland154 contributions39 helpful votes
You have to like classical ballet and the setting for Swan Lake is beautiful. We had a balcony and perfect viewing in what is a large but not huge theatre.
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bigfella68 wrote a review Mar 2018
Perth, Australia55 contributions19 helpful votes
i am not a ballet person and if it wasn't part of our cruise i wouldn't have gone. however it was fantastic i loved it and am so glad i went.
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Date of experience: July 2017
1 Helpful vote
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: ULKOtours
A fantastic private tour of the city
We had a wonderful tour of St Petersburg with Marina. She was a wonderful guide: friendly, cheerful and hugely know
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Good insight into St Petersburg
We booked a 6 hr guide for a private tour of St Petersburg. Our guide Julia was informative, attentive and also loo
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5 stars for the guide!
Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very sweet. She knew so much about the imperialists and could answer o
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Very touristy - appalling behavior from large tour group
The performers are undeniably talented but this is definitely an experience geared toward foreign tourists. There
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Private guided tour in St. Petersburg
We spent two day with this tour company, both days they show up on time, very profesional, nice and friendly, never
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Excellent Response Time
We organized a couple of private tours with this company over the emails, and they have been extremely responsive a
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St. Petersburg Day Tour
Natalya (tour guide) met my wife and I on board our ship at 9:30 am and directed us to a comfortable, four-door sed
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Juan J
just fine
language problems ti find good fluent speakers in other tongue than English. This made the tour somewhat heavy for
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barb m
Our guide Elena, was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a more informative, pleasant, helpful guide. We would mo
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Choose your own adventure!
With your ideas and this company’s expertise, this will be the best tour you’ve ever taken!!(Especially if you have
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Lovely night
It was such a pleasure to find this musical performance in St. Petersburg. We were able to enjoy various forms of m
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Excelleur with ULKO and Lisa
Our experience with ULKO tours in Russia was our second tour with ULKO. We booked through Viator in Berlin and it
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We had booked a tour of the St Peter and St Paul Fortress in St Petersburg and on the day in question we duly found
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Fabulous private tours in Moscow and St Petersburg
My husband and I went on a river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg. The ship offered a lot of excursions, but som
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St Petersburg
Our guide was awesome!!!!!!!!!! She was very informed and took us to all the places we requestsed plus some
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