With its vast expanse across the northern hemisphere, it's no surprise that Russia is geographically the largest country in the world. With so much land to explore, car hire in Russia is a good option to make the most of your time in the country. Moscow is a must on your trip, the impressive architecture alone is enough reason to visit. Ballet is a big part of the culture, with the Mariinsky Ballet school (Kirov Ballet) in St Petersburg being internationally renowned for its dancers and still active today, almost 275 years after it was founded. If you're hiring a car in Russia, head out to the overwhelming Tsarskoe Selo Catherine Palace, set in St Petersburg's Aleksandrovsky Park.
Perhaps a building most recognisable to the country is St Basil's Cathedral. Set in Red Square, the colourful spires are just a part of the Golden Ring tour, including several ornate buildings in keeping with Russia's architectural highlights. There are regular tours of the area to make sure you're getting all the facts you need. Alongside the beautiful architecture, there is also the famed sculpture, The Motherland Calls, in Volgograd based between the Kazakhstan and Ukraine borders. Hiring a car in Russia will be best utilised to get between the big cities as there is at least a ten-hour drive in between the major cities dotted through the country.
Young drivers need to be aware that the legal age to drive a car in Russia is 18; even if you're legal in your own country, your license won't be accepted here until you're of age. Various safety equipment is required by law to be carried in your car, an instant fine is often levied if you haven't got a warning triangle, headlight deflectors, spare bulbs and a first aid and fire extinguishing kit. These kinds of essentials are often provided by the rental car agency but it's always best to check.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.