Traditional Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace by Private Van & Guide
St. Petersburg, Russia
- Traditional Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace: Feel like a real Tsar’s guest as you take a seat inside this palace in the city center and "Feel Yourself Russian."
- Russian Folk Show: Professional artists will entertain you with a creative range of dances, songs and music, introducing you to the treasures of Russian national art and its cultural traditions.
About this St. Petersburg tour
Deeply rooted in Russia’s strong heritage are folk dancing and traditional songs, of which you can watch and listen to live at Nikolaevsky Palace. The city of St. Petersburg is well-known for playing a role in the entertainment scene, which is a mesmerizing blend of dance, theater, music and art. Each element is intertwined by the popular folkloric ensemble – an ensemble of professional artists who aim to leave a lasting impression on every member of the audience at this palace.
Feel Yourself Russian is the name of the culturally-rich show that unveils a unique side of St. Petersburg. Considered the country’s most European city, Nikolaevsky Palace is a must to tick off the list in this metropolis, particularly for visitors on a time limit. Preserved by the state, all performances that commence inside this traditional mansion for merrymaking cannot be compared to any other in the world.
Anyone who takes a seat to watch this folk show is guaranteed to feel involved in the larger-than-life performance. Lasting for 1.5 hours, the show will allow you to experience how a Grand Duke must feel, as you focus your attention on the leaping, strutting and promenading that originate from provinces around Russia. Designed with an impressive gala staircase, a colossal lobby and an entrance that was recently restored, Nikolaevsky Palace sits a 10-minute walk from The Hermitage.
The Many Types of Russian Folk Dancing
After visiting Nikolaevsky Palace to watch local performers grace the stage while embellished in jewels and wearing intricately designed costumes, you may be wondering just how many types of Russian folk dancing exists in the country. It’s difficult to define this, with the poetry, movements and liveliness of the show depicting its actual style. Round dances are as ancient as the Russian culture, although the original meaning has been lost throughout history. Some theaters will show squatting dances and game dances, with dancing contests being held in villages back in the olden times.
Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Flat shoes make walking on cobblestones much easier.
Travelers must walk approximately 500 feet over even surfaces, with 50+ steps on a staircase with no handrails to reach the performance hall and 17 steps to reach restrooms. There are no elevators or ramps are available at the performance venue.
Cultural, Music Event
Vehicles? We have them all. Cars for up to three travelers on the rear seat, Minivan for up to nine folks, and Vans for groups of up to 16 travelers.
English, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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