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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

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    Visit: ULKOtours, St. Petersburg Russia

    Feel the spirit of Russia in this beautiful folkloric show that will not leave a single person unaffected!

    If you are lucky, you might even be picked up to join the dancers on stage!

    The folk show is represented with 3 professional folk groups: 

    1) “Peters Quartet” vocal quartet. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns.

    2) "Maidan" Cossack song-and-dance group. The name of the group gets its origin from the place where all Cossacks used to assemble in older times and where decisions were made "by the whole world". The group skilfully reproduces Cossack songs and dances in their original form.

    3) «Stars of St.Petersburg» dance group. The dancers have graduated from leading schools of choreography in Russia. The repertoire covers lyrical dances of the Russian North, energetic dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh, dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia with their subtle humour. Spectators of all ages and tastes will be able to appreciate not only the ability of the performers to bring Russian national colour to the stage, but also their highest skills, complexity of acrobatic feats and breath-taking leaps.

    Duration of the show: 1.5 hours (two parts of 45 minutes)

    Drinks and light snacks are served during the interval. Try a bite of canapés with red caviar, ham, Russian Salami, various cheeses; enjoy a shot of Russian vodka, a glass of champagne, red wine, or stay healthy with mineral water, juice and assorted soft drinks.
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    Departure Point
    Your Hotel (if option with transfer is ordered)
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Your centrally located hotel
    Inclusions
    • Drinks and light snacks during the interval
    • Cruise terminal pickup and drop-off (only for options '19:00 Folk-Show for Cruise" or '21:00 Folk-Show for Cruise'
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (only for '19:00 Folk-Show ticket only' or '21:00 Folk-Show ticket only'
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • DVD (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Ticket only option: e-vouchers will be sent to you via email by the supplier (for more details PLEASE check the Viator voucher details).
    • CDs and DVDs are available for purchase at the venue
    • No video and audio recording permitted
    • No professional or flash photography
    • Available show times: 7pm and 9pm (on request, not always provided by the venue). Please specify desired time when booking. Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the reservation if the venue is sold out. Tour operator is not responsible for ticket availability
    • Not recommended for children aged 5 and under
    • 100 USD surcharge is applicable for all CRUISE SHIP reservations irrespective of group size. (Payable to the driver at time of pick-up). Ticket Only Option is not available for cruise ship passengers
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, passport details for all passengers: Name as in Passport, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Citizenship. Visa-Free paperwork will be processed within 24 hours and emailed to you
    • Please note that this tour is NOT available for cruise passengers who are placing a reservation less than 5 BUSINESS DAYS in advance
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had a great evening at the Russian Folk Show. It was highly entertaining and humorous. From the moment you walk into the palace until you leave you are welcomed and given a great evening. The snacks in the interval add an extra touch.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Alan J
    JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Alan, thank you for your feedback! It is lovely to hear you have enjoyed the show:) Hope to see you & your friends onboard with UlkoTours again soon. Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova

    Reviewed 23 July 2019

    Whatever you are paying for this, it is worth it. It's engaging and entertaining. They do bring members from the audience up on stage as part of some of their acts. Our ticket included a drink and some snacks during intermission. The show lasts for...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Cindy H
    Reviewed 23 January 2019

    We booked this show through the concierge at our hotel (Novotel) the night we arrived in St Petersburg. The price included transfers in both directions. It was a lovely evening out, with drinks and canapes included. Wonderful dancing with lots of costume changes and great...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank Jill P
    ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

    Dear Jill, Thank you for this review. Indeed, Russian Folk-Show is one of the most admired touristic shows in Saint Petersburg, and it is great that you've enjoyed your evening! We hope to see you again onboard with us soon! Best regards, Elena Ulko.

    Reviewed 7 November 2018

    A nice evening out. You are meet with a glass of champagne horderves in hallway and staircase. The show has traditional Russian costume and lively music. During the intermission you will find more champagne and several tables selling souveniers. The show was very entertaining!

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank dleng
    ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

    Dear dleng, Thank you for this review. It is cool that you've enjoyed your evening! We hope to see you aboard with UlkoTours again soon so that we could show you some more of Russian traditions. Best regards, Elena Ulko.

    Reviewed 24 October 2018

    A beautiful variety of music,singing, dancing, colors and costumes. We really enjoyed the show, even my husband who is not crazy about dance shows absolutely loved it. We only would've liked slightly less singing and a little more dance, but only because we really loved...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank 677sandrines
    ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

    Dear 677sandrines. Thank you for this review! Unfortunately, we cannot influence the amount of dancing presented in the show directly, however, we will send in your wishes to the show producers :) Talking about the photos - indeed, this is a special measure to ensure...More

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    25 April 2019|
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    Response from Voyage12953 |
    I just googled Folkloric shows in St Petersburg. We saw this in March 2019 and it was awful. Overpriced, no proper seating numbers, small stage, ruined by too many tour groups, and standard further lowered by"audience... More
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    27 March 2019|
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    Response from Roger F | Reviewed this property |
    They accept credit cards, euro's, rubles and probably U.S. dollars.
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