Skip–the–Line Ticket: St. Petersburg Swan Lake Ballet at the Hermitage Theater


Tour Information

Choose your required tour option on booking. Then, start your three-hour experience with a private pick-up from your St. Petersburg hotel or the cruise port, or make your own way to the Hermitage Theater, one of the five Hermitage buildings on the banks of the River Neva.

Commissioned by the Empress Catherine II, who became known as Catherine the Great, the theater was completed in 1787. One of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful, it was used by the Russian imperial family for private performances and boasts a small, chamber auditorium known for its magical atmosphere and intimacy. On arrival, admire the handsome neoclassical façade, and step inside to absorb the gilded interior and sense of occasion. Then, take your seat and enjoy a charming performance of Swan Lake, one of the world-famous ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Lose yourself in the rousing music of the St. Petersburg State Governor's Symphony Orchestra, and admire the exquisite 1895 choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, brought to life by the virtuoso dancers over the three acts and four scenes. After the performance, join in the enthusiastic applause, and take your leave of the theater. Your experience ends when you travel independently back to your hotel, or enjoy a drop-off back to the start point (your hotel or cruise port), depending on your selected tour option.


Enjoy the classic 1895 version of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet
Absorb the romance of one of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful chamber theaters
Lose yourself in the exquisite choreography and music


What's included:
• Theater ticket
• Roundtrip transfer (if appropriate option is selected)
• Visa-free paperwork for cruise ship passengers (if appropriate option is selected)
Not included:
• Round-trip transfer (unless appropriate option is selected)


Total Price:
For all persons


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