Evening at the Ballet (Visas Included)
The ballet in Russia is a tradition that dates to the 17th century. The second Romanov ruler, Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich, had ballet performed for his wedding festivities. Peter the Great took a personal interest in dancing at his court by bringing in Western dances and taking part in them himself. With the help of his prisoners from the Swedish wars, the Swedish officers, he taught his courtiers.
The theatres in St. Petersburg are an unmissable attraction in themselves when in Russia, from historical and architectural points of view, the theaters are the opportunity to experience theatrical and musical performances.
Make your way to the one of the beautifully decorated theater buildings in St. Petersburg for a memorable ballet performance. Ballet began as a means to entertain the royal court in Russia and then expanded to public theaters in the early 19th century. The Imperial Theatre is one of St. Petersburg's main ballet stages and is home to three top ballet companies: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alexandrinsky Ballet.
During this excursion you will enjoy an evening performance of a full-length ballet or a selection of classic scenes performed by principal dancers from the St. Petersburg Ballet. Between the theater's excellent acoustics and ballet performances on par with the Mariinsky or the Bolshoi, you are sure to be in for a treat! Sit back, relax and be mesmerized by the graceful, flowing movements and enchanting orchestral music.
Reserve your seat now and prepare for an unforgettable night at the ballet with one of Russia's well-traveled and world-renowned ballet companies, an experience you will not soon forget!
Please Note: All tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that this tour is "visa-free" as the tour operator will provide a blanket visa for all participants.
The actual theater with available performances will be provided as soon as it is published, usually 1.5 months in advance. Theater tickets must be pre-reserved and it is advisable to book as soon as possible as there are limited seats available.
Reviewer: Pat Hori
How could we have done any better?! Our guide was on time, we got front row seats and the ballet was wonderful! We loved it!!