Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
from USD $82.50
End your day with a spectacular, fun and energetic Folk Show "Feel Yourself Russian" at the 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 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 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.


  • Admission to the folk show
  • Snacks - Drinks and light snacks
  • Hotel or Cruise Port pickup and drop-off (only if selected)


  • Hotel or Cruise port pickup and drop-off (if not selected)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase at the venue)
  • DVD (available for purchase at the venue)

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.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.76 out of 5 based on the last 21 recent reviews

Our driver picked us up from our ship right on time and it was a fairly short drive to the theater in the beautiful Nikolayevsky Palace. The quartet of male singers in the beginning had outstanding voices and were good showmen as well, The musician, singers and dancers all did a great job and the costumes were wonderful. During intermission, a lovely array of fruits and snacks and beverages was available. We had a wonderful time.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
DVARYETS TRUDA (nikolayevski palace) was difficult to find. I think it is annoying to have to go there twice, once for the exchange of the online ticket to a "normal" one. BUT!!! The palace itself, the welcoming music and shampagne gave everyone a sweet feeling. There are no words... at least in my english vocabulary to describe what we saw. Excellent singers, professional orchestra AND what the dancers did was very near perfection. Reminded me of good old times, when music and especially ballet dancers in the USSR were on the top of the world...perfect in rythm, in coordination, in acrobatic or classic choreography, in just everything. I am afraid I will not say the same for the bolshoi ballet I saw in Moscow... incredibly disappointing, no rythm and coordination of dancers (even in groups of 3). Anyway, the folklore SHOW was very near perfection, not only as a music shaw, but also as an acting art. Some of the old songs brought me tears, reminding me times I was a student in Prague. All the best to all of them.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
We reall thought the show was fabulous and the preformers were really entertaining a great night was had.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had looked for this show on the company link and many other places . The price was quite high . We were also not clear on content to expect. The focus was on hotel pickup and drop and fdiscount on a high priced dinner. We didn't want any of that clubbed . We preferred a clean offer for show. Some site offered discount but catch was only physical tickets delivered to hotel . No option of e voucher or exchange at counter However this viator deal was very tempting. Offer seemed a big discount . Facility of e voucher to exchange at counter . The process was clean, safe and convenient. No hassles at all. Coming to the theatre it is a grab your seat . No numbers . So go as early to getest seats . It is a small venue inside so you are not very far from screen . We were first in queue and got first row centre seats. The show itself was fabulous. Music and dance and costumes wow . Involved crowd in dance and fun . Total entertainment. Would highly recommend not to skip it . And book through viator for good safe deal
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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
With free seating if you arrive near the start time you will most likely be to the far left or right of the stage. Not such a great location albeit worth the visit
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
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