The aesthetic Cosmos Hotel and Concert Hall hosts this fine evening of traditional Russian dining and dance. Savor a buffet dinner at the Kalinka restaurant before seeing "Kostroma," voted Best Folk show in Russia in 2013 and 2014. Book this Moscow tour for an incredible Russian experience at a low price.
Your night on the town begins at the elegant Kalinka restaurant for zesty Russian fare. Start with "Zakuski" (Russian appetizers) while the Balalika (a three string guitar) is performed live. Then, feast on a buffet of Russian and international dishes. Taste the Borsch (beetroot soup), Ukha (fish soup), and Blini (thin pancakes) if you desire to dine like the locals.
After dining to your satisfaction, it's time to treat your eyes and ears. The "National Russian Show" resides in the same building. Reaching the hall and your central seats is a breeze.
It's widely known that Russians excel at ballet, and this National Ballet of Russia (Kostroma) production shows why. For approximately two lively hours, the company makes eight epic set changes, showcasing 50 dancers covering 15 time periods evoking Russian history and culture.
For example, you'll be transported to the rustic times of the Christening of the Rus, see the imperial Tsars, and visit the rigid days of the USSR among other noteworthy events. Expertly choreographed and costumed, the performance proves why it is so highly reviewed.
Your evening in Moscow is sure to please both your appetite for nourishment and entertainment. Simply dress for the occasion and everything else will be provided on this Moscow tour.
Note that all of our 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, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.
Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.