Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
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End your day with a spectacular, fun and energetic Folk-Show " Feel Yourself Russian" at Nikolayevsky Palace! A must-see for all ages, as this engaging colorful program will keep everyone entertained! Choose one of the options that suits your needs best: Show Ticket Only or Combined with a round trip transfer from your centrally located hotel.
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In Brief

St. Petersburg, Russia
2 hours
Daily, but subject to availability
Excellent value for money
Snacks and Beverages included
Special Offer
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Important InfoInfo
Visit: ULKOtours, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

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.


  • 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'


  • 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)

Departure Point

Your Hotel (if option with transfer is ordered)

Returns To

Your centrally located hotel

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was a very pleasant way to spend an evening. There was a drink on arrival and nibbles in the interval. The show itself was of a very high standard- a group of four male singers who sang together very well, groups of dancers and singers who gave an excellent performance. We would thoroughly recommend it.
• Submitted 07 May 2019
One of the Best Russian Folklore shows. Very Entertaining.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
Highly recomended!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
This was a very entertaining, well done show! LOVED IT! It was everything I expected. Costumes, music, the snacks...
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
Excellent show! We arrived slightly late however, they very pleasant and showed us to our seats. The same woman that showed us to our seats was so accommodating that when we asked, she set up a quick photo opportunity with one of the performers. The show itself was very entertaining, funny, and interesting. The performers are highly talented and engage the audience. Great place, great show, great experience overall. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 25 Aug 2017
The champagne was a nice start along with being able to see some locally crafted items. Great mood setting. Dancers were absolutely amazing plus the costumes really made you feel like you were experiencing different parts of Russian. The Canapés we were able to enjoy were tasty but some people acted like they hadn't eaten so swarmed the tables at intermission. Again the singers and dancers were so very talented and performed their hearts out. We took the tour including transportation to and from the hotel which was reassuring and safe but I think we could have found a taxi. Our driver post performance got confused and we were waiting inside while he was outside the performance hall. The concern for our well being and getting back to our hotel by the manager and about six other people was so touching. I certainly wouldn't have expected that nor seen it in Chicago where I live. Wonderful experience!!!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
We had a good time at the Russian Folk-show! The performance was very lively and entertaining! We dressed up which was not really necessary. The snacks and champagne were nice. The palace is beautiful, but there are a lot of stairs to climb with no lift if you have knee problems. There were also wonderful things to buy so take your credit card!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
Fantastic, go see it!!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
This is definitely, a must do if you're in St Petersburg. The Nikolayevsky Palace is a stunning building and hosts the outstanding 'Feel Yourself Russian' performance. This is a highly entertaining show where you also get your Russian cultural and musical fix. There is champagne on arrival, beautiful souvenirs to be bought that are well priced and some delicious canapes and more champagne during the intermission. Perfect for all ages!
• Submitted 12 Jan 2017
We loved this show. We wondered if it would be too touristy but that was not the case. The dance, the music, the acrobatics were all outstanding. The cast is very talented. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2016
The show consisted of incredible dancing troupes and singers. The show was a good length and the performers were incredible. The drinks and snacks were great too. The venue is gorgeous. I highly recommend this show.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2016
This show is great. The travel agency only delivered the ticket since I did not ask for a pick up.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2016
The show was fantastic all the way around! Don't go hungry because you have a very limited time to eat and there are limited appetizers. They were selling souvenirs so that took up most of the time. I would put this as a must see when you go to St. Petersburg!
• Submitted 16 May 2016
Great show. But very packed theatre with no seats numbers, first come first serve and lots of pushing around.
• Submitted 20 Jul 2017
It is a good way to get a sip of the Russian culture without having to go complicated with theaters. I recommend it
• Submitted 09 Jul 2017
A small stage performance, but the dancers and singers are professionals. They also provide champagne and finger food during intermission.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017

In Brief

St. Petersburg, Russia
2 hours
Daily, but subject to availability
Excellent value for money
Snacks and Beverages included
Special Offer
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors