Kempinski’s New BMW Motorcycle Taxis in St. Petersburg

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The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22—opposite The Hermitage in the very heart of St. Petersburg—has launched a new BMW motorcycle taxi service for guests to travel around Russia’s cultural capital. The summer months, when the nights are "white" because of the late sunset, is the ideal time to cruise around town on the back of a BMW K 1600 GTL motorcycle chauffeured by a professional driver.

Not only can the driver point out the city’s iconic landmarks, acting as a tour guide, but he can also avoid traffic jams, shaving off minutes from your commute, with insider knowledge of the back streets. The BMW motorcycle is the fastest way to get anywhere in town.

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If necessary, an additional car will transport the guest’s luggage. When you order the service from the concierge, make sure to specify your clothing and helmet sizes. (The concierge will provide you with all the required equipment, for any weather condition.) For more information, visit www.kempinski.com/en/st-petersburg/hotel-moika-22/welcome/

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