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St. Petersburg’s preeminent opera and ballet venue, and home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre has long been at the center of the city’s rich arts scene. Built in 1859 by architect Albert Cavos and named after Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the theatre saw a host of prestigious performers grace its stage during its pre-Revolution heyday, including dancers like Vatslav Nizhinsky, Matilda Kshesinskaya and Anna Pavlova, and opera singer Fiodor Shaliapin.

The Mariinsky Theatre’s present-day building was restored in 1944, after being damaged during in the Siege of Leningrad, and features a 1,625-seat auditorium. Today, the historic theatre is accompanied by the Mariinsky Theatre concert hall, or Mariinsky II, an incongruously modern building that opened next door to the original theater in 2007.

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Box office is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

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Russia is home to some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious ballet companies. On this tour, experience an unforgettable evening at the famous Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. Attend a ballet performance by one of Russia’s top ballet companies and enjoy a magical rendition of a classic ballet such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker.
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  • 3 hours
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$235.90
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$235.90

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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There’s so much to see and do in St. Petersburg, it’s wise to get your bearings with the help of a local guide. Explore this magnificent city on foot during this completely customizable half-day walking tour. Save the touristy spots for when you’re on your own, and take advantage of having an insider to take you off the beaten track to discover the real St. Petersburg.
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  • 4 hours
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$23.59
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$23.59

One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

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Get to know the 'Venice of the North' on a private full-day tour of St Petersburg, complete with skip-the-line Hermitage entry. Start with a sightseeing overview of the city, stopping at such landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg―St Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square and the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant (optional), then set out for a visit to the Hermitage Museum―home to the planet's largest collections of paintings, including works by iconic artists like Monet, Rembrandt and van Gogh.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.03
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River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

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St. Petersburg is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North,’ making a cruise along its waterways a must-do. Soak in the city’s riverside splendors on a cruise, passing sights like the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Mariinsky Theatre, plus cathedrals, palaces, and more. Choose a daytime cruise on the Neva River and main canals, a midnight cruise to see St. Petersburg’s illuminated drawbridges open, or a jazz dinner cruise on the Neva. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.00
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$116.00

Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

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You'll start your tour at the base of one of the most famous cathedrals of the city, the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. Sailing along the Kryukov Canal, you'll pass by Mariinsky Theater and on the Moyka Canal. You'll be able to see the New Holland Arch, the Yusupov Palace and the magnificient St. Isaac's Cathedral. You'll then proceed under famous bridges, see Nevsky Prospekt, the main street of the city, before reaching the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. From there we will start our way down the Griboyedov Canal to the starting point, enjoying the view on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, and again sailing between famous bridges like the Bank and the Lion bridge. At 6am, Saint Petersburg is waking up, you can enjoy its sights in a quiet and magical setting. This unique excursion acquaints you with architectural splendor of the cultural capital of Russia. What to wear/bring: Sport casual, convenient clothes Sport shoes Sun glasses Extra set of dry clothes (just IN CASE)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.85
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Skip the Line: St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet Ticket

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Russian ballet is considered the world’s best, so seize the opportunity in St. Petersburg to see a ballet at the Mariinsky. Opened in the late 1800s, the theater is home to the world-leading Mariinsky Ballet, also known as the Kirov Ballet. This skip-the-line ticket lets you see ballets such as ‘Giselle’ and ‘Cinderella’ depending on your selected date, and comes with optional hotel and cruise port transfers, plus seating options.
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  • 3 hours
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$207.72
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The Nutcracker Ballet

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The Nutcracker Ballet

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The Nutcracker Ballet is an 1892 two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This ballet gained fame and recognition around the work and is now performed for you in one of the most stunning theaters in Russia. The Mariinsky Theater is one of the oldest and leading musical theaters in Russia – it is truly a must-visit. The history of its origin dates back to 1783, since then, drama, opera and ballet companies performed on the stage of this theater. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.60
$171.62
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Classic Russian Ballet Ticket in St Petersburg

Classic Russian Ballet Ticket in St Petersburg

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Russian ballet is well-regarded, and there’s hardly a better place to enjoy the dance than in St. Petersburg. Whether you’re new to ballet or have seen many performances, you will enjoy this opportunity. Various classical ballets are performed at different theaters throughout the city, so what you’ll see depends on what’s playing while you’re in town. Your tickets will be delivered conveniently to your hotel, so you don’t have to worry about collecting them.
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  • 3 hours
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$160.00
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$160.00

Don Quixote ballet

Don Quixote ballet

The ballet Don Quixote of the Leonid Jacobson St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater was the first experience of cooperation between the St. Petersburg troupe and world ballet star Johan Kobborg, who has already established himself as a director on the largest stages of the world. Honoring the academic style and masterfully owning it as a performer, he does not seek to redefine Petipa's masterpiece as a choreographer, his goal is a fresh reading of classics. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.56
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Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Experience the majesty of the Russian ballet with this Viator Exclusive 4-hour experience, not available to book anywhere else. Following a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg’s preeminent performance venue, you’ll enjoy a 2-course dinner and have the chance to chat to a ballet dancer, via a private translator, for 30 minutes. Hotel pickup and drop-off in St.Petersburg are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$469.00
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$469.00
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Tour to the classical Russian musical theater

Tour to the classical Russian musical theater

Our company organizes and executes unique evening tours to the concerts of great classic music in the classical Russian musical theater. Russian Symphony Orchestra together with the spectacular interiors of concert halls will show you the unforgettable world of the forever-popular classic music. These musicians are the best at making you speechless in your seats and WE are the best at bringing you and your loved once to the theater and back. We use only premium class cars as our shuttles because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.54
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$177.54
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Swan Lake Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre

Swan Lake Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre

Celebrate a day in time-honored St. Petersburg style, with a classical Russian ballet production at the Mariinsky Theatre. With this 3-hour experience, travel back in time to 19th-century imperial Russia and enjoy the beautiful Swan Lake
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,435.90
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$1,435.90

Private St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

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Private St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

Discover St. Petersburg's Jewish heritage on a private city tour, with a local guide. From the 19th century on, St Petersburg was a center of Jewish learning and culture. Learn about the Jewish communities of old, and visit the Big Choral Synagogue, a hub of Jewish life. See Theatre Square, linked to Jewish composer Anton Rubinstein; and the Academy of Fine Arts attended by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall. On route, enjoy a panoramic St Petersburg tour, passing palaces, monuments and bridges that testify to the city’s imperial past.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.50
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$525.00
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$525.00
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Music of St Petersburg

Music of St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is not only a former capital of the Russian Empire, it is widely considered to be Russia's cultural capital. Music of St Petersburg tour is specially designed for classic music-loving visitors but not only. Being a walking tour of the city centre, the tour itinerary passes by many famous city highlights and connects the magnificent city squares: Arts Square, Palace Square, St Isaac's Square and Theatre Square. It includes detailed stories of many musical venues including the renown Mariinsky Theatre, known as Kirov Ballet Theatre in the Soviet times, the Big Philharmonic Hall, known for its incredible acoustics and many others. One of the tour important highlights is a stop at the house where Peotr Tchaikovsky used to live and where he died from cholera.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

St. Petersburg for Introverts Walking Tour

St. Petersburg for Introverts Walking Tour

Hey, I'm Vitaly! I don't like crowded places and must see attractions. So, I thought, why don't I make a tour where I would feel comfortable as a tourist?:) Also I've always been enjoying interaction with foreigners and passionate about their culture and traditions:) About the tour. We meet outside the metro station Ploshad' Vosstaniya. You need an exit to Vosstaniya str. and Nevsky pr. I'll be holding a banner so you can recognise me. We will walk through quiet, charming and unique streets and neighborhoods;) The route is about 6.5 km, or 4 miles. At the end, if you like we could eat tasty russian pastry "pirogi" in a nice cafe :) C U:)
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  • 3 hours
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$5.92
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Retro car private tour in St. Petersburg

Retro car private tour in St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is also known as the Russian paradise, the name that was given to it by the emperor Peter the Great as it was the dream of his life to build an exceptional city that would further inspire the greatest Russian and foreign artists, poets, composers and writers to commemorate its beauty and glory in their works. We are pleased to invite you to join our journey to see the best and most recognizable places of Saint-Petersburg, those “must-see” sights that you’d be expected to see while planning your trip to Russia like Savior Spilled Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Zinger house, Nevsky prospect, Palace square and the Winter palace, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul fortress and many others. We’ve spend months creating the perfect itinerary for you to make you feel the magic and splendor of Saint-Petersburg. As you explore, you’ll also experience the full splendor of our beautiful city and you will take warm memories from this trip to your home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$333.78
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The Nutcracker Ballet in St Petersburg

The Nutcracker Ballet in St Petersburg

Classical music and dance enthusiasts won't want to miss seeing one of Russia's most famous ballets⁠—Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker⁠—in its home town. The Christmas-themed ballet was first staged in the famous Mariinsky Theatre, but now you can see it at various theaters. With front stall or front balcony tickets (when available), you'll get close-up views of this magical show.
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  • 3 hours
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$170.00
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$170.00

Russian ballet in Saint-Petersburg

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Russian ballet in Saint-Petersburg

Russian Ballet is open to the whole world, because a ballet performance, speaking the language of art, does not require translation. It’s a must-see show, an unforgettable magical experience, which is now delivered by our company at the highest level of service. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.48
$173.10
$19.62 savings
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$153.48
$173.10
$19.62 savings
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St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, I might not have particular social graces, when it comes to just small talk, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 6 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more clear it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of tour you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and literary characters to learn not just who, when and for how much but why they act as they did. Being flexible with no downtime, I unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze and educate.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.39
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$615.39
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The Swan Lake Ballet

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The Swan Lake Ballet

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time. The Mariinsky Theater is one of the oldest and leading musical theaters in Russia – it is truly a must-visit. The history of its origin dates back to 1783, since then, drama, opera and ballet companies performed on the stage of this theater. While the performance of Russian ballet dancers is flawless, we strive to keep up and provide only premium class cars as our shuttles to the theater and back because your comfort and uncompromisingly good experience is our priority. @citytripcompany
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.52
$150.02
$7.50 savings
Price varies by group size
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$142.52
$150.02
$7.50 savings
Price varies by group size

5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, please do not ask me if you just like small talk, I might not have particular social graces, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 5 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more interesting and fascinating it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of it you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and learn not just who, when and for how much but why. I am very flexible with no downtime, and unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze or educate.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$769.24
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$769.24
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Private tour: Theaters of St. Petersburg with a visit to classical ballet

Private tour: Theaters of St. Petersburg with a visit to classical ballet

Meet the famous theaters of St. Petersburg and visit one of the world’s masterpieces of classical ballet. You will see the Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater, the Hermitage Theater, the Alexandrinsky Theater, the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and the Mariinsky Theatre. *You can explore theaters outside, internal visits are allowed with tickets for the performance.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
Price varies by group size
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$399.00
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One Day Private Shore Excursion with Evening Program

One Day Private Shore Excursion with Evening Program

Private guided tour up to 12 persons. You will see all the main sights of our city — Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Faberge Museum and much more. All tickets & admissions, fine dining lunch & dinner, personal guide and driver on Mercedes e-class/Viano, special Evening program with Mariinsky theater included! Visa-free.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.62
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$184.62
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Private walking tour of St. Petersburg with a boat trip on the Neva River

Private walking tour of St. Petersburg with a boat trip on the Neva River

Explore of St. Petersburg on foot and by boat on the river. You'll see Palace Square, Kazan Cathedral, Bronze Horseman, Nevsky Prospekt, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Admiralty, Summer Garden, Mariinsky Theatre, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Winter Palace, Palace Embankment, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.00
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$274.00
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What are Mariinsky Theatre hours of operation?
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Mariinsky Theatre hours of operation: Box office is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Mariinsky Theatre tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mariinsky Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Mariinsky Theatre 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mariinsky Theatre costs USD 5.92. Guided Mariinsky Theatre tours start around USD 5.92 per person.
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