Tour the numerous unique sites of this fine city with a car rental in St. Petersburg, Russia and move swiftly between cathedrals, museums and elegant city squares. Russia's second largest city is sometimes referred to as the 'Venice of the North', and with good reason. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is interlaced with canals, and is practically overflowing with art, history and beauty. You can see such characteristic sites as the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood and the Winter Palace, savor the elegant dining opportunities and catch gorgeous live performances of ballet and opera. Outside the city, there are many large parks, fortresses and castles within easy reach when you pick up your Pulkovo Airport car rental in St. Petersburg - just one of the many convenient car rental locations we offer!
A rental car in St. Petersburg is a sightseers dream come true. Mobilized, you'll be able to explore all the rich treasures of this great and historic city, once the capital of Imperial Russia.
One of the city's standout sights is the Church of the Savior on Blood, rivaled in beauty and grandeur only by Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. While you're at it, you'll also want to visit the gorgeous Saint Isaac's Cathedral, which looks like an architectural mix of a basilica and a city hall, and the astounding and monumental Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, as beautiful on the inside as its grand exterior is. Take a drive down the wonderful Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's main street, to find great shopping and a bustling nightlife. Nevsky Prospect will take you directly to Palace Square, the city's center, a hugely impressive collection of buildings. Most beautiful among these is the Winter Palace, the old baroque and azure residence of Russian Tsars.
Nearby is the Hermitage Museum, home to the largest collection of paintings in the world and over 3 million items on permanent display. The museum is worth at least a full day's devotion. Another cool way to spend the day is at the Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum, a detailed and interactive miniature model of all of Russia, easily accessible by car. Still another museum, this one devoted to the history of St. Petersburg, can be found at the Peter and Paul fortress, a cluster of fortified buildings in the city center that once served as a jail that held, among other famous prisoners, the novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky and the Decemberist conspirators.
For a truly grand and decadent sight (and an understanding of why Russian peasants might have been motivated to revolt), drive a car rental in St. Petersburg out to the Peterhof Palace Complex, a hugely ornate series of palaces built by the city's namesake, Peter the Great. The architecture is truly amazing and one of the most impressive (former) abodes in the world. All of this will be easily accessible with your St. Petersburg rental car as you take in a unique touring experience while driving in Russia.
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