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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Hotel (if option with transfer is ordered)
    Return Details
    Your centrally located hotel
    • 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)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
    Responded 16 Nov 2019
    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
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    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
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
    Responded 13 Oct 2019
    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
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    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
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    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
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    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.
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    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
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    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
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    Response from JuliaKharlamova, Public Relations Manager at Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace
    Responded 3 Oct 2019
    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
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    About the operator
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    Mike Reed
    London, United Kingdom
    A fantastic private tour of the city
    We had a wonderful tour of St Petersburg with Marina. She was a wonderful guide: friendly, cheerful and hugely
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    Mumbai, India
    Good insight into St Petersburg
    We booked a 6 hr guide for a private tour of St Petersburg. Our guide Julia was informative, attentive and also
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    Emily Rose L
    Milan, Italy
    5 stars for the guide!
    Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very sweet. She knew so much about the imperialists and could answer
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    Asheville, North Carolina
    Very touristy - appalling behavior from large tour group
    The performers are undeniably talented but this is definitely an experience geared toward foreign tourists. There
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    San Francisco, California
    Private guided tour in St. Petersburg
    We spent two day with this tour company, both days they show up on time, very profesional, nice and friendly,
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    Toronto, Canada
    Excellent Response Time
    We organized a couple of private tours with this company over the emails, and they have been extremely responsive
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    Ron and Trish
    St. Petersburg Day Tour
    Natalya (tour guide) met my wife and I on board our ship at 9:30 am and directed us to a comfortable, four-door
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    Juan J
    just fine
    language problems ti find good fluent speakers in other tongue than English. This made the tour somewhat heavy for
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    Barbara M
    Our guide Elena, was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a more informative, pleasant, helpful guide. We would
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    Choose your own adventure!
    With your ideas and this company’s expertise, this will be the best tour you’ve ever taken!!(Especially if you
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