Attractions in Petersburg
Petersburg is the second largest city in the Russian Federation located by the edge of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city is frequently described as the most Westernized city of the Russian Federation and the culture capital of the country. The cultural heritage is one of the main reasons of travelling to Petersburg confirmed by more than 7 million tourists who visit the city every year. What is more, nowadays the travellers are able to purchase inexpensive flight tickets to the Russian Federation and discover the cultural heritage of Saint Petersburg.
One of the oldest museums in the world
While being in Saint Petersburg is worth visiting one of the oldest and largest museum in the world – the State Hermitage Museum.
The museum was established in 1764 by Catherine the Great who was fascinated in art and culture.
Today, the museum possesses over 3 million of exhibits which are located in six buildings in Saint Petersburg. However, tourists are able to visit only five of them: the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage Theatre. The collection of the museum includes various works of art from the 13th to 20th century. The museum is divided into several groups where the masterpieces are presented. Some names of collection are: Egyptian Antiquities, Classical Antiquities, Prehistoric Art, Italian Renaissance, Russian Art and many, many more.
The museum is located at 2,Palace Square and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 6pm.
On Wednesdays, the museum is opened from 10:30am to 9pm. What is more, on the first Thursday of the month the entrance to the museum is free of charges.
Saint Petersburg is full of interesting buildings, palaces and religious buildings. During taking the tour in the city, it is worth to stop at the St Isaac and visit the Mariinsky Palace, called in short Marie Palace. It is an example of neoclassical Imperial Palace which was constructed from 1839 to 1844. The palace was built for the Grand Duchess Maria, a daughter of Emperor Nicholas I.
The history of the palace is very long and interesting. It is worth mentioning that the palace was a witness of many periods and leaders who have ruled in Russia. As an outcome, the palace was a hospital during German-Soviet War and a residence of the Leningrad Soviet. Today, it is an official residence of local authorities.
The place for space enthusiasts
The museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology should be visited by everyone who is interested in space conquering by Soviets.
The museum presents the development of rocket technology and different inventions which have played significant roles during the Soviet
–United States space race. Some interesting exhibits which can be found in the museum are historic rocket engines and cosmonauts' space suits. The museum was opened in 1973 and nowadays, it is opened from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 7pm and on Tuesdays from 11am to 6pm.
Flight from Warsaw to Petersburg
Petersburg is the second largest and most populous city in the Russian Federation. The city is located by the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Petersburg is well-known as a modern and the most Westernized city of the Russian Federation and as an outcome more and more travellers make a decision to choose Petersburg as their holiday destination. What is more, nowadays the travellers have one more reason to have an opportunity to visit the city – the inexpensive flight tickets from Warsaw to Petersburg.
Everything you need to know about the flights from Warsaw to Petersburg
The flight to Russia starts in the capital of Poland, Warsaw at Frederic Chopin International Airport. The flight duration is about 2 hours.
The flight is served under the wings of Polish best carrier – LOT Polish Airlines. The passengers can be sure that they are in safe hands of experienced pilots. The passengers have to be in possession of a visa and a valid passport to be accepted on the board to fly to the Russian Federation.
On the board of LOT's fleet
The flight from Poland to the Russian Federation is operated on Embraer 170 which is a modern aircraft available in LOT for many years.
The aircraft is designed to take up to 70 passengers on the board and it is used to serve domestic as well as long distance flights under wings of LOT Polish Airlines.
The significant advantages of the aircraft is definitely spacious cabin and a lot of room for hand luggage which will be appreciated for the passengers who usually travel only with the hand luggage. It is also noteworthy to mention that the seat configuration is completely different than in Airbus or Boeing aircraft. There are applied 2+2 seat configuration and there are not any middle seats. Moreover, passengers are able to purchase tickets in 3 classes: economy, economy plus and business class.
What is more, there is available entertainment on the board. The passengers are able to watch interesting films and TV series which help them to forget that they are located so high above the ground. Moreover, there is also available in-flight magazine for travellers who prefer more traditional form of entertainment. Kaleidoscope magazine is full of interesting articles on many interesting topics, for example travelling, business opportunities in Poland and LOT flight schedules and a route map.
At the destination airport
The flight from Warsaw to Petersburg finishes at Pulkovo International Airport, at Terminal 1 after two hours. The airport is located 23 kilometres (14 miles) from Petersburg city centre and there are provided few ways of getting to the heart of the city.
The most popular is travelling by bus. There are two bus lines which operate the airport – line 39 and 39A. The passengers can also travel by minivan taxis. Both bus/minivan stops are located in front of the arrival hall exit and they go to Moskovskaya underground station. More demanding passengers can travel by taxi or book the individual airport transfer.
Transfer from Petersburg Airport
The bulk of travellers who visit Saint Petersburg start their adventure in the Russian Federation at Pulkovo International Airport. The airport is located only 23 kilometres (13 miles) from Petersburg city centre and there are available 3 ways of getting to the city centre. There are provided municipal transport operated by buses, minivan taxis which leave the airport every 5 minutes as well as airport transfers supplied by companies which take care only of providing individual transfer connections between the airport and Petersburg city centre and vice versa.
The journey to Saint Petersburg city centre by bus
There is located a bus stop and the airport which is served by municipal transport - two bus lines – number 39 and 39A. The bus line 39 operates airport from 5:30am to 1:30am and the buses leave the airport every 12 to 20 minutes. The bus line 39A runs from 5:25am to 0:20am and it departs from airport every 25 to 30 minutes.
Both buses leave the airport from the bus stop which is located in front of the arrival hall exit and they take the passengers to 'Moskovskaya' bus stop which is located near M2 underground station. The journey to Petersburg city centre lasts about 20 to 35 minutes.
The journey to the city centre of Saint Petersburg by minivan taxi
Travelling by minivan taxis in Saint Petersburg is very popular and a lot of tourists choose this mean of transport when they want to get to the heart of Petersburg in a short time and without spending a fortune. The journey by minivans is very convenient because they leave the airport every 5 minutes from 7am to 11:30pm every day. They also start the journey to Petersburg city centre from the bus stop which is located in front of the arrival hall exit. The minivans also stop at 'Moskovskaya' bus stop, close to M2 underground station.
The tickets for the ride can be purchased only from the driver at the minivan taxi.
The most comfortable way of travelling from Pulkovo Airport to Saint Petersburg city centre
Some travellers do not care about money when it comes to airport transfer. They only care of getting to the destination place on time and safely. For those tourists, the individual airport transfer is a great and the most convenient solution.
The best way of having inexpensive and individual airport transfer is making the reservation online before you take off from your home airport. While placing order online, you can be sure that the driver will wait for you at the arrival hall of the terminal. What is more, your flight status can be monitored and the driver can be dispatched at the airport on time no matter if your flight is delayed or your plane lands much earlier than it was expected. The additional service is included in the total cost of the ride which is set with the passengers while placing the order online. Moreover, the cars which are used by the companies are usually designed to meet the passengers' expectations and they are equipped with air-condition.
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