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Highlights Saint Petersburg
- The magic of white nights
- Pushkin Tsar's residence
- Visit of the Ermitage
- Peterhof Castle
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The city on the banks of the Neva River not only impresses with its royal charm, but also with a wide range of holiday accommodations, from apartments in the centre to apartments on the banks of the Neva River and vacation rentals in the surrounding countryside. There is a wide choice in the historical centre, from where you can easily reach sights such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Kunstkammer and Isaac's Cathedral by public transport. Families are particularly fond of holiday accommodation on the river islands and near the theme park.
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Saint Petersburg is not also called the pearl on the Neva for nothing, because there is a swarm of sights on the spot that tell of the splendour of days long gone. The numerous art and history museums housed in building complexes such as the Hermitage, Petershof Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress are certainly not missing. Also worth a visit are the Moika Palace, the 19th century Mariinski Theatre and the former tsar's residence Mikhailovsky Castle. The excursion into the history of Russia is rounded off by a visit to the Russian Imperial Battleship Aurora, which was once the starting point for the October Revolution.
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Although Saint Petersburg has a special charm especially in winter, the main travel season is between the end of May and the beginning of September. Then up to nine hours of sunshine and an average temperature of up to 21 degrees Celsius attract you to sightseeing. Those who still want to book their apartment for the winter months should at least pack warm clothes.
Saint Petersburg was built on countless wooden piles that were rammed into the swampy ground in the 17th century.
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The city is famous for its warm summer nights, during which half of St. Petersburg seems to be on the streets and promenades late into the night. Especially spectacular is the pulling up of the Newabücken around half past 2 o'clock at night. But beware, if you watch the play from the "wrong" side, you may not come back to your accommodation for 2-3 hours.2. Immerse yourself in the Russian cuisine
You will quickly notice that Russian cuisine is much better than its reputation in the city's excellent restaurants. You should definitely try the "Bef Stroganow" and the stuffed chicken filet (Kotlet po-kiewski).3. Take a trip to the Pushkin Tsar's residence
Those who do not have enough of the tsarist splendour after exploring the city will visit the tsar's residence Pushkin at the gates of the city. After all, you can expect other magnificent buildings such as the Alexander Palace.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Saint Petersburg
Based on its annual average cost of $174.75 per night, Saint Petersburg is the city in Russia that has the most expensive vacation rentals.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Saint Petersburg are December ($77.71 the average per night for accommodation), November ($83.55), and October ($110.74).
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Saint Petersburg was July, with an average price of $369.4 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $292.97, and June, with $266.91.
Considering the data observed in 2020, it is an excellent city for a spontaneous escape, since it has an average annual availablity of 62%, which is relatively high.
The best months to find free accommodation in Saint Petersburg are January (the average amount of properties that are available reached 79.5% of the total in 2020), July (71.25%), and November (68.25%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Saint Petersburg are, in order, April (with 53.5% of available rentals), December (54.5%), and August (57%).
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