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Evening options

Can't get enough of St. Petersburg? Consider one of our different evening options to supplement your 2 or 3-day excursion with us! You can add any of our Evening Options to any 2 or 3 Day Tours in St. Petersburg to see the city of White Nights up close on your own. You will be given the choice to add one of these options to your tour package during the booking process. Evening options cannot be booked on their own.

Please keep in mind that all evening options are subject to availability. We suggest to book them as early as possible to ensure the greatest chances of getting the one you want. The ballet evening specifically is always dependant on the availability of performances during the dates you will be in St. Petersburg.

Go Out Like a Local: The Vodka Fun Tour

START TIME: 7:00 PM | END TIME: 10:30 - 11:00 PM

On this tour you'll get to drink generous servings of three unique varieties of Russian Vodka throughout the evening, enjoy a canal boat ride on a private boat, stroll up and down Nevsky Prospekt, the city's main avenue, see the city of St. Petersburg in the beautiful evening twilight. 

This is a shared group evening option with other passengers from your ship.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have time to get back to the ship before the evening tour?
It depends on the day tour you're taking. If you are on the 2-Day Highlights Tour or the 3-Day  Deluxe Tour, then yes. If you are on any other tour, unfortunately, no.

 

Will I have time to have dinner before the evening tour?
Due to bad traffic conditions in the city during summer, after the day tour, we will drop you at a local restaurant to have a snack or dinner before the evening tour starts. You will have about 1h-1.5h to relax and eat at the restaurant.

 

Should I bring something to the evening tour?
Please bring a sweater or jacket when getting ashore in the morning, as you will not be able to get back to the ship after the day tour. Also, please consider bringing some snacks.

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

You are greeted with your first variety of vodka directly on the van and continue to enjoy generous servings of the other varieties throughout the course of the evening. You'll have the chance to purchase souvenir vodka, cakes and black caviar at the Eliseevsky Food Hall, decorated in the excessively decadent Art Nouveau style. This will also be a good opportunity to explore Nevsky Prospekt a bit more than you could in your day tour. You will enjoy a canal boat ride on a private boat and have the chance to see St. Petersburg's twilight beauty. Your guide will join you and be part of your entertainment for the evening, sharing with you stories, jokes, and quizzes. You will see the city from a local perspective, pick up a few Russian phrases, and even learn to read Russian letters in a couple of minutes - no kidding! 

Length:
4
hours
Price:
starting at $ 69.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

English-speaking guide for 4h

​Air-conditioned vehicle for 4h

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

5 infused Russian vodka shots or 2 Russian craft beers

Private canal boat ride

✓ Free vodka and juice during the canal boat ride

✓ Port fees

Private Vehicle: Explore St. Petersburg with your own driver

Reserve a private vehicle for 3 hours and enjoy the city with your own driver (without guide). During this time you can eat at a local restaurant, see parts of the city by twilight, do a bit of personal shopping, and just get a feel of the city during the evening.

 

Pricing

Please note the starting price is regarding a group of 16 guests. Please see below the prices for smaller groups:

02 pax: $75 USD per person
03 pax: $50 USD per person
04-05 pax: $40 USD per person
06-07 pax: $35 USD per person
08-09 pax: $30 USD per person
10-12 pax: $25 USD per person
13-16 pax: $15 USD per person

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to book a private vehicle for less than 3 hours. Is it possible?
The minimum amount of time you can book a private vehicle with the driver is 3 hours. Of course, if you wish to go back to your ship before that, your driver will be happy to do it. But the price remains the same.

 

What can I do during these 3 hours?
With the private vehicle option, there is a lot of flexibility regarding what you can do in the city and where you can visit. Usually, our guests go for dinner at a nice restaurant or visit a museum by themselves. Some guests prefer to go shopping at Nevsky Prospekt. It depends on what you want, and your driver will be happy to suggest something for you on the day of your evening tour.

 

I want to go to a specific museum. Can SPB-Tours book the tickets for me?
For this private vehicle option, you would have to book tickets by yourself and then just let us know what your plans are and we will take you there.

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

Length:
3
hours
Price:
starting at $ 15.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Private vehicle with A/C for 3h

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

English-speaking driver for 3h

Port fees

 

Tour does not include:

Tour guide

An Evening at the Russian Ballet

Enjoy an evening at one of the world-famous Russian Theaters for a ballet performance. We offer our popular "An Evening at the Russian Ballet" option, which includes ticket, transport to and from the venue and visa coverage. This is usually a performance of Swan Lake at one of several wonderful theatres or music halls that we use. In some cases, a different performance such as The Nutcracker and Giselle may be booked depending on availability.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have time to get back to the ship before the evening tour?
No. After the conclusion of the day tour, please be prepared to stay in the city with your guide or another SPB-Tours representative who will show you a place to eat, either a cafe or restaurant, before the ballet starts.
Due to the increasingly bad traffic in the city, returning to the cruise ship is not be practical. Even if you come back to the ship at 18:00h, there are often long lines of tourists getting on board, and staying in line can take 20 to 30 minutes. Even if you get back to your cabin at 18:35h-18:45h, you will only have 5 minutes to change clothes and to eat, as you have to punctually be at the pier at 19:00h for the transfer to the theater. So there's simply not enough time.
Depending on the traffic, it might take 35 to 40 minutes to get to the theater and you need to arrive there at least 15 minutes before the performance starts to find your seats. It will be less stressful to stay in the city and enjoy a meal nearby, rather than returning to the ship.

 

Can you tell me what the performance will be ahead of time?
No, we cannot guarantee any performance, venue or specific seats. We will not know which performance has been selected until the day of the night tour when your guide will be able to inform you further.
Tickets are subject to availability and may not be available on your date in St. Petersburg. If on the day of your performance the theater has a shortage of tickets (rarely the case for bookings made in advance, though still possible), you will be given the choice to cancel your reservation for a refund or purchase other tickets. In some rare instances, no ballet is scheduled for the evening. The theater and performance are completely up to our discretion. We cannot guarantee any performances ahead of time.

 

But I really wanted to see a specific performance. How should I proceed?
If you want to see a specific performance at a specific theatre, the best way to do this would be to book tickets yourself online directly with the theatre you would like to attend and book a private vehicle for 3 hours with us. See rates for this in the Private Vehicle option listed above.
We do not get any preferred pricing for the tickets, so this is the most affordable way to get tickets and you can also pick your seats. If you do choose this option, you can rent a vehicle with us to transport you to and from the theatre.
WARNING: The Hermitage Theater does NOT sell tickets online. Any ticket claiming to sell Hermitage Theater Tickets is a SCAM.

 

Is there a dress code?
The dress code is smart-casual, so while you do not need to get dressed up in formal evening wear, something more than jeans and a T-Shirt would be recommended. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes with you during the day, and you will have the chance to change into them after your tour.

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

Length:
4
hours
Price:
starting at $ 129.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Roundtrip transportation

Entrances

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

Port fees

Folklore Show

There is no doubt: without the folk show your visit to Russia wouldn't be complete. This show is a unique opportunity to experience the history and spirit of Russia in one magnificent event.

The show consists of two parts: the folk instruments ensemble's performance of folk compositions and a Cossack song and the dance company's Cossack’s dances in their original form.

The show takes place at either the Nikolaevsky Palace or the Prince Vladimir Palace.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have time to get back to the ship before the evening tour?
No. This evening program starts quite early so after the conclusion of the day tour, please be prepared to stay in the city. The doors to the theater open at 18:30h, and the seating is first-come-first-serve.

 

Will I be able to have dinner before the Folklore Show?
While there is no time for you to get back to your ship before the Folklore Show starts, there are some areas around the theater where you can grab a quick bite to eat. Some light refreshments will also be served during the intermission.

 

Is there a dress code?
The dress code is smart-casual, so while you do not need to get dressed up in formal evening wear, something more than jeans and a T-Shirt would be recommended. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes with you during the day, and you will have the chance to change into them after your tour.

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

Length:
3
hours
Price:
starting at $ 99.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Roundtrip transportation

Tickets to the Folklore Show

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

Light refreshments

Port fees

Night at the Faberge Museum

This group evening excursion gives you a chance for some self-guided exploration of the Fabergé Museum at Shuvalov Palace. Discover some of the exquisite pieces designed by the House of Fabergé, including nine of the world-famous Imperial Fabergé Easter Eggs and other exquisite pieces.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I spend at the museum?
You will spend about 45-60 minutes at the museum. The Fabergé is not a large museum, so this is more than enough time to explore all pieces.

 

Is this a private tour?
No. You will be visiting the museum with other SPB-Tours' guests. If you want a private excursion, you can book a private vehicle with us for 3 hours, buy your own tickets to the Fabergé Museum and we will take you there.

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

17:30-18:00 Your tour guide will drop you off at a local downtown restaurant after your day tour (there is no time to return to the cruise ship)
18:00-19:00 Time to eat dinner before the museum visit
19:00-19:15 SPB-Tours driver will transfer you to the museum
19:30-20:30 (45-60 min) at the Faberge museum with the self-guided audio tour
20:30-21:15 Transfer back to the cruise ship
21:30 Latest onboard time  

Length:
3
hours
Price:
starting at $ 49.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Roundtrip transportation

Entrance fees

Audio-guide for the museum

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

Port-fees

 

Tour does not include:

Tour guide. The visit to the museum is self-guided with the audio-guide provided by the museum.

 

White Nights: Raising of the Bridges

START TIME: 11:00 PM | END TIME: 02:15 - 02:30 AM

Join us for a magical evening and once in a lifetime experience of the White Nights of St. Petersburg.

At almost 60° latitude, the city of St. Petersburg has a beautiful twilight glow even in the middle of the night, and at 1:30 every morning, the fishing boats depart from the city harbor, and the drawbridges raise to allow them free passage. It is a uniquely St. Petersburg experience to be on the Neva River, a glass of champagne in hand, as the bridges go up and the ships head out for their daily catch under the White Nights sky. Come and see for yourself what the White Nights of St. Petersburg are all about!

 

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

Length:
4
hours
Price:
starting at $ 89.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Roundtrip transportation

English Speaking guide for 3.5h 

Canal boat ride with champagne

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

Port-fees

Russian Musical Seasons

Join us for a splendid evening of music and culture in a Romanov-era palace.

The evening begins by arriving at the Grand Duke Vladimir Palace, where you will be greeted with champagne, followed by a brief tour of the palace by the museum curator. There will also be a professional artist on hand for a little surprise for each guest.

The main event will be a classical music concert in the stunning White Hall of the palace, with Mariinsky Theater soloists and young Russian talents performing outstanding compositions by Russian composers.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of the Russian aristocracy while enjoying an unforgettable evening in St. Petersburg.

 

Availability

The Russian Musical Seasons is available on the following dates:

May 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
June: 1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
July: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
Аugust: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
September: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have time to get back to the ship before the performance?

No. After the conclusion of the day tour, please be prepared to stay in the city with your guide or another SPB-Tours representative who will show you a place to eat, either a cafe or restaurant, before the Russian Musical Seasons show starts.

Due to the increasingly bad traffic in the city, returning to the cruise ship is not be practical. Even if you come back to the ship at 18:00h, there are often long lines of tourists getting on board, and staying in line can take 20 to 30 minutes. Even if you get back to your cabin at 18:35h-18:45h, you will only have 5 minutes to change clothes and to eat, as you have to punctually be at the pier at 19:00h for the transfer to the theater. So there's simply not enough time.

Depending on the traffic, it might take 35 to 40 minutes to get to the theater and you need to arrive there at least 15 minutes before the performance starts to find your seats. It will be less stressful to stay in the city and enjoy a meal nearby, rather than returning to the ship.

 

Is there a dress code?
The dress code is cocktail, which generally means a suit for the men, and a dress for the women. It is not fully formal, it's somewhere in between. For men, a nice pair of slacks and a suit jacket would suffice, and a nice dress for women would fall within the dress code.

 

Tour itinerary (Schedule)

17:30h - 18:00h: Drop-off at a local restaurant after your day tour
18:00h - 19:00h: Dinner
19:00h - 19:15h: Transfer to the theater
19:20h: Arrival in the theater with a welcome drink
20:00h - 21:20h: Concert
21:30h - 22:00h: Transfer back to the cruise ship
22:20h: Latest onboard time
Length:
3
hours
Price:
starting at $ 99.00 USD pp

Tour price includes the following services:

Roundtrip transportation

Entrances

Visa-waivers for the duration of the tour

Port-fees