Moscow is Russia’s cosmopolitan capital and one of Europe’s most exciting cities. From the historic Kremlin to an array of sophisticated bars, nightclubs and shopping centres, this sprawling metropolis attracts luxury-loving jetsetters of all ages. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Moscow is a great place to explore on foot, admiring the onion-domed churches, brightly-coloured Baroque buildings and scenic parks. The city’s most famous landmark is its imposing Red Square, a cobblestoned plaza steeped in Soviet-era history which is home to the spectacular St Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Explore the Tretyakov Gallery’s collection of Russian fine art and stroll down the historic Old Arbat – once home to some of the country’s finest writers and composers – browsing its many art stalls and souvenir shops. In the evening, watch a spellbinding ballet or opera at the famous Bolshoi Theatre before hitting the lively nightlife scene.
From high-end department stores to artisanal boutiques, Moscow offers a diverse shopping experience. For luxury buys, head to GUM, an elegant glass-roofed shopping complex dripping in designer labels, or TSUM, which boasts a lavish food hall selling expensive caviar. Izmaylovsky Market is the city’s famous flea market where you’ll find traditional Russian nesting dolls, Soviet badges and antiques.
Russia’s sanctions on imported produce have led to an exciting trend for innovative local cuisine prepared using home-sourced ingredients. Don’t miss the chance to dine at Williams, a stylish restaurant led by Michelin-trained chef William Lamberti where you can watch as chefs prepare sophisticated dishes in an open kitchen. Another must-visit is the famous Café Pushkin, which serves gourmet Russian delicacies such as pancakes with black caviar in a stunning 19th-century building. For a more laidback dining experience, try the excellent Slavonic pies at Stolle.
The city is dotted with grand luxury hotels. The Ritz-Carlton Moscow is unbeatably located near the Kremlin and Red Square with a fantastic spa and personal butler service, while the opulent Metropole is steeped in heritage as a former haunt of kings and politicians. From traditional to contemporary, the futuristic StandArt Hotel is a chic enclave with a restaurant run by a two-Michelin-starred chef.