The busy former capital city of St. Petersburg is situated in the north-western part of Russia, close to the Baltic Sea. A St. Petersburg holiday appeals to many types of travellers, in particular those who want to learn all about the traditions, history and culture of the Russian people throughout the centuries. A St. Petersburg holiday rental apartment will not only provide some spectacular, memorable views of this famous city, it will provide all of the comforts and amenities you need to ensure that your trip goes without a hitch until you return home.
In terms of outdoor pursuits, a St. Petersburg holiday is limited to the likes of swimming, cycling and walking. Visitors will find that there is an abundance of great attractions to be seen in the city and it is unlikely that you will fit them all in during your stay! Some of the attractions not to be missed on a St. Petersburg holiday include Peter I’s wooden cabin, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the National Pushkin Museum and the world renowned Hermitage Museum.
If you can find the time and energy to leave your St. Petersburg holiday rental apartment for the day, then it is worth taking the journey to the town of Vyborg. The town is a beautiful place to visit as it is surrounded by water and looks like a perfect citadel floating in the middle of the Karelian Isthmus. One of the most prominent landmarks in the town is Vyborg Castle, which was actually built by the Swedish during the late 13th century. It is also worth visiting the Mon Repos when in Vyborg. This is a 19th century manor house set in beautiful landscaped gardens which covers a massive 440 acres.
On top of being able to appreciate a fabulous holiday rental apartment you can expect to enjoy some wonderful weather whilst on your trip. The hottest months of the year to have a St. Petersburg holiday are generally July and August when the temperature during the day can reach a pleasing 18°C. The winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature drop dramatically to anywhere between -6° and 3°C. The annual rainfall amount for the city is 24 inches.
Travel to St. Petersburg, Russia Travellers on a St. Petersburg holiday are likely to start their fantastic adventure by arriving at St. Petersburg Airport (LED) which is located on the outskirts of the city. Amongst the airlines offering frequent, cheap flights to the city are BMI, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Berlin and KLM. Passengers can leave the UK from numerous airports such as East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL), Aberdeen (ABZ), Southampton(SOU) and Manchester (MAN).