St. Petersburg accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays
For a great holiday in St. Petersburg
Accessible holiday rentals St. Petersburg is a world class Russian port city located on the Baltic Sea. Drawing its namesake, it was originally founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. For over two centuries it was the imperial capital of Russia. Today it still remains the country’s cultural centre, hosting globally renowned opera and ballet troupes as well as the Russian Museum, which showcases classic and modern art. Two of its most famous attractions, the Hermitage and the Russian Museum, are both accessibility-friendly for those using wheelchairs or having other special requirements.
Getting around St Petersburg with a disability
It is wise to reserve a car or taxi when getting around St Petersburg, as many of the public transport services have yet to make the necessary improvements for those with limited mobility to get around easily and safely. Some streets feature ramps and there are crosswalks located around the city. You can also take advantage of reserved disability parking in certain areas. Progress is happening though- and gradually improvements are being implemented. As long as you plan ahead there is no reason you can’t enjoy everything St Petersburg has to offer, no matter what your requirements are.
The best access friendly accommodations in St Petersburg
You will find that there is an array of interesting and attracting accommodations that feature full accessibility. Many of the holiday rentals are located on the ground level or feature full size elevators that can transport a wheelchair. For those who are visually impaired it is possible to find rooms that are signed in braille. Your best bet is always to call in advance to confirm the accommodations meet your requirements.