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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace provided by ULKOtours

Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
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About
Learn more about traditional Russian culture during this energetic and colorful folklore show. Through song and dance—including the famous Cossack dance—be entertained by some of Russia's finest performers. You'll also be impressed by the beautiful setting, the grand 19th-century Nikolayevsky Palace. Delicious Russian drinks and canapes will be served in the interval, including vodka and caviar.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a night of cultural entertainment that will appeal to all interests
  • Snacks and refreshments during the interval are included
  • Cruise terminal transfers will be provided for certain show times
  • Get insight into the diversity of Russian culture, with performances from around the country
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a night of cultural entertainment that will appeal to all interests
  • Snacks and refreshments during the interval are included
  • Cruise terminal transfers will be provided for certain show times
  • Get insight into the diversity of Russian culture, with performances from around the country
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P19
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission to the folk show
  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Hotel or Cruise Port pickup and drop-off (*if relevant option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
Exclusions
  • Hotel or Cruise port pickup and drop-off (*if relevant option does not selected)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase at the venue)
  • DVD (available for purchase at the venue)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: We will pick you up from your hotel if an option with a pick-up transfer is ordered. If you order the option without transfers you must find your own way to the venue (see address below). Address: Venue address: 4, Ploschad truda, St.Petersburg Directions: 10 minutes walking distance from St. Isaac's cathedral along the Konnogvardeysky boulevard. Dates: Daily, but subject to availability Return point: Your centrally located hotel (if the transfer option is ordered)
  • Ports:
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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).
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Admission to the folk show
  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Hotel or Cruise Port pickup and drop-off (*if relevant option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
Exclusions
  • Hotel or Cruise port pickup and drop-off (*if relevant option does not selected)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase at the venue)
  • DVD (available for purchase at the venue)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: We will pick you up from your hotel if an option with a pick-up transfer is ordered. If you order the option without transfers you must find your own way to the venue (see address below). Address: Venue address: 4, Ploschad truda, St.Petersburg Directions: 10 minutes walking distance from St. Isaac's cathedral along the Konnogvardeysky boulevard. Dates: Daily, but subject to availability Return point: Your centrally located hotel (if the transfer option is ordered)
  • Ports:
  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
  • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova Embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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).
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

4.5
37 reviews
Excellent
21
Very good
13
Average
2
Poor
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Terrible
1

boogiecat
Asheville, NC27 contributions
Very touristy - appalling behavior from large tour group
Oct 2019
The performers are undeniably talented but this is definitely an experience geared toward foreign tourists. There was a very large tour group from another country at the show and some of those individuals were openly arguing during the performance in their native language which ruined some of it. There was also some dreadful behavior during the break for snacks with people leaving used glasses and half-eaten food on the tables where the food was being served from which was terribly unsanitary. I don't blame the folk show for the bad behavior but Americans or Western Europeans beware. Other reviews had hinted at the problems with the large tour groups and I didn't realize how bad it would be. The Russian performers deserve 5 stars -- excellent, so talented. The foreign tourists visiting Russia - 0 stars for appalling behavior.
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JuliaKharlamova
Dear boogiecat, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your insights with the TripAdvisor community. We are sorry that your Russian Folk-Show experience at Nikolayevsky Palace has led you to give us a 3-star rating. This Folk-Show always has various feedback from our guests. Some think it is really entertaining and enjoyable, others find it difficult to concentrate on the show with large tour groups around. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what kind of people will attend the show. On our side, we do our best to provide our guests with excellent service as we are aimed at providing our customers with a personalized experience. We do hope that the rest of your stay in Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, was enjoyable and comfortable! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written November 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ALozaClarkson
Jersey City, NJ2 contributions
Birthday Celebration with show
Oct 2019 • Friends
I took my mom for her birthday during our trip to Russia. The show was amazing to say the least. During, intermission they served drinks ( champagne, wine and of course vodka) and finger food which included caviar. They had tables with souvenirs to sell. I would highly recommend especially since pickup and return to your hotel is included in the cost of the ticket.
Written October 11, 2019
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Dear Aloza, Thank you so much for your review! It is a pleasure to hear that you and your mom have enjoyed Russian Folk-Show. We hope it has probably helped you to discover a bit more about Russian culture & our traditions. We hope you will come back one day so that we could show you more of our destinations! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 14, 2019
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Navigator3692
20 contributions
An excellent show
Sep 2019
The dancing was excellent, the food served was very little, don't go hungry. The dancers drew people out of the crowd. It was well worth the cost
Written October 10, 2019
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Dear Navigator3692, 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 ULKO Tours soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 11, 2019
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mlauerba
Long Island30 contributions
Fun show
This was an add-on to our tour and I have to say it was fun. The second half of the show was a tad better but it was all worthwhile. The quartet was quite good; their voices were excellent. The dances were great but the standout was the young men doing all the acrobatic dancing. A fun evening.
Written October 8, 2019
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Dear mlauerba, Thanks for the detailed review of the Russian Folk-show booked with UlkoTours! We love to hear that our guests remain pleased and enjoy the activities we offer, including this Folk-Show. We still would like to thank you for choosing UlkoTours, and we hope to see you again on one of our tours :) Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 10, 2019
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Wallypix
2 contributions
So great! Something different
This was an unusual outing for us - we decided to give it a try, for our anniversary and something different. It was so worth it! The performers are fantastic. The singing was lovely. I bought the acapella quartet CD afterwards. The dancing is so spectacular! And the outfits are out of control. If you're wondering whether it's a bit daggy - it is that too, so just embrace it. It's fun. Oh and the bubbly and vodka was fun too.
Written October 3, 2019
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Dear Wallypix, Thank you so much for this review! It's a pleasure to hear you've enjoyed the Folk Show which has probably helped you not only to discover a bit more about Russian culture & our traditions, but also brightened up your evening. We hope you will come back one day! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hug0cunha
Luanda, Angola1 contribution
Folk and Dance Atmosphere
Sep 2019
I have to maximixe, in special, the quality of dancers, the interisting dresses and the music and songs.
Written October 1, 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear hug0cunha, Thank you for your note! We hope you've enjoyed the show:) We want to mention that our team would love to see you in Russia again soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 2, 2019
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Tevor255103
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Top Shelf
Sep 2019
this is a not to be missed evening. we booked before leaving Australia and the night was fantastc, driver picked us up in good time was helpful and took us back to our hotel again.

it was a great night of entertainment, and we went home feeling Russian.
well done
Written September 29, 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
Dear Tevor, Thank you for your warm words about your experience with ULKO Tours! It is a great pleasure to hear you have enjoyed your evening and could feel the Russian culture. We hope you will get a chance to come back again to see more! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written September 30, 2019
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Alan J
1 contribution
Tremendous fun!
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 1, 2019
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JuliaKharlamova
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
Written September 12, 2019
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Cindy H
Alameda, CA1,551 contributions
Extremely entertaining!
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 an hour and 50 minutes and it has an intermission in the middle. The show is lively and the second half performers are different than the first. It's best to get in and sit down as soon as you can so you can get a good seat. Groups start lining up in advance because this is a favorite event for tour groups, ours included. The costumes are colorful and the dancing and singing fun and catchy. It's a small theater and you can see from most spots. When we came out, there were groups lined up for the next performance. Quite frankly, I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. You weren't supposed to take photos inside but some people were very blatant about it and took them so I don't have photos to share with you.
Written July 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Cindy, Thank you for your very detailed feedback! Indeed, Russian Folk-Show is one of the most admired touristic shows in Saint Petersburg, and it is a great pleasure to hear that you've enjoyed it. Talking about the photos - this is a special measure to ensure that everyone in the audience gets a clear view of the stage. However, we hope that you have memorized most of the show. And yes, indeed, it does make sense to arrive early to get the best seats, as it is first come first get :) The whole ULKO Team appreciates you taking the time to leave a review. We want to mention that our team would love to see you in Russia again soon! Sincerely, Julia Kharlamova
Written October 25, 2019
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Jill P
Adelaide, Australia272 contributions
Lovely evening out
Jan 2019 • Family
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 participation by the audience members chosen to join in.
Highly recommended.
Written January 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written January 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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