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Ticket Request Fee (Per person - you must also add transfers) $37 USD
Private Car Transfer (Holds up to 2 people. Round-Trip) $191 USD
Private Van Transfer (Holds up to 5 people. Round-Trip) $211 USD
Private Van Transfer (Holds up to 14 people. Round-Trip) $262 USD
Private Bus Transfer (Holds up to 20 people. Round-Trip) $290 USD
Private Bus Transfer (Holds up to 30 people. Round-Trip) $389 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Theater is one of the wonders of the Soviet Union. The talent is undeniable. There are many venues in St. Petersburg that are as wonderful as the performances themselves. If you are interested in having one of these magical evenings, we ask that you purchase the ticket request, along with the appropriate transfer.

You are purchasing a Ticket Request Fee, which will allow you to purchase ballet, opera, or theater tickets in the cultural mecca of St. Petersburg.

Top off your amazing day in St. Petersburg with a performance at one of the city's many renowned theaters.

Arguably one of the most famous theaters in all of Russia, the Mariinsky Theatre is associated with performances of operas by such great Russian composers as Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and others, as well as foreign composers.

There is also the Mikhailovsky Opera House, St. Petersburg’s second largest musical stage. Its repertoire includes classic ballets such as Giselle, Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, and Cinderella, and operas like Prince Igor, La Traviata, Carmen, and The Barber of Seville.

Additionally, there may be a performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the buildings of the Hermitage Museum, which was built by order of Catherine the Great. The ballet repertoire includes performances of Giselle and Swan Lake. Also in the Hermitage Theatre, there are evenings of gala concerts, including fragments of world-known ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Raymonda, La Sylphide, La Esmeralda, La Corsaire, Don Quixote, Carmen, and many others.

And, of course, there is the Alexandrinsky Theatre, also called the Pushkin Drama Theatre. One of the leading drama theatres in the city, the company tours during the summer and generously gives their stage to one of the classic ballet troupes of all time. Here, you can see the most famous ballets of Piotr Tchaikovsky--Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, or Sleeping Beauty.

There are also numerous options that may be available for opera performances.

We will inform you of the specific performances that are available during your visit when your Ticket Request Fee is confirmed.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7:00 PM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Your ticket options will be presented to you about a month prior to your vacation date as we wait for the finalized dates and times of performances.

• At this time, you are purchasing a TICKET REQUEST FEE. We will send you any and all options for performances for the requested evening one month ahead of the tour date, along with the actual ticket cost. Tickets may cost between $150 and $320 per person. We will give you a range of prices, along with performance options, at different theaters. We will need you to make a quick decision since ticket availability is fluid. If, after receiving the list of available tickets AND before 15 days prior to arrival in St. Petersburg, you decide not to purchase the tickets, you may cancel the transportation costs. However, the fee is non-refundable. Once you have selected your performance and the tickets have been obtained for you, there is no refund, regardless of how far in advance they have been purchased.


• If you are on the Disney Magic and only in port until 11:30pm, please note you will not have time to do the Opera or Ballet.

• This tour may only be purchased in conjunction with a ShoreTrips St. Petersburg 1, 2, or 3 day shore excursion package.

• On certain days, the traffic in St. Petersburg can affect the amount of time between your day tour and your evening performance. Please take this into consideration so you may need to go directly to your performance venue following your tour. Your guide will do whatever possible to help you grab a snack or freshen up beforehand. We appreciate your understanding.