The best way of seeing Russia’s second largest city is with the help of our Saint Petersburg car hire services. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great and it was initially called Petrograd due to this however later on it was renamed Leningrad. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union the city has grown to around 4.7 million people and is by far the most cosmopolitan and Western city in Russia.

The city is served by the Pulkovo Airport which is located seventeen kilometers away from the city center and is connected to it via fixed price taxis or bus routes to the nearest Metro station. You can also get private taxis or private buses but your best choice by far would be to employ our Saint Petersburg car rental services and have a car of your choice ready for you at the airport as soon as you land.

Once in the city you will need your nerves about you as traffic can be rather chaotic, especially during rush hours of course, just like in any other major city across the globe. You will be best suited if you have a detailed map of where it is that you are going or better yet a GPS in your rental car.

The city is very large and there are many things to be seen so having a car at your disposal will definitely help with that.

Probably the first thing that you’ll want to visit wile in Saint Petersburg is The Hermitage Museum also known as The Winter Palace. This museum has a staggering three million pieces which come from all across the globe, it’s one of the world’s largest museums proudly displaying works from great masters such as Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more.

Then there’s the Russian Museum which features an extensive collection of Russian sculptures and paintings.

The Peter and Paul Fortress, unlike what the name would have you think it’s in fact a church which also features a series of exhibitions.

These are of course only a very few of the many attractions and sights that you can see while on your trip to this Russian city so make sure you consider our Saint Petersburg car hire services.


August 29th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire