Why not hire a private jet from LunaJets, sit back, relax, and enjoy the short 1.5 hr. flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg?
Why spend 10-12 hours riding in a car or train? Get there in luxury and spend more time enjoying the beautiful art galleries, splendid churches, and refined foods of St. Petersburg.
Moscow – What to see and do
Before you leave for St. Petersburg, take a little time to visit Moscow. The main attraction, of course, is Red Square, which is quite impressive in real life.
Christ the Saviour Church
You don't have to be Russian Orthodox to appreciate the magnificence of the icons, gold gilding and old-world architecture of Moscow's iconic churches and cathedrals. From the beautifully painted turrets to the many spires reaching for the sky and the gold domes reflecting the golden rays of the sun, you will have many Instragramable photos!
Dine at Moscow's finest restaurants
Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago, Beluga, and Chef's Table are the three top-rated restaurants in Moscow. These upscale fine-dining eateries offer some of the best Russian, European and Fusion menus. Enjoy fabulously prepared foods and fantastic views across the city.
Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago
Located in the luxurious National Hotel Moscow, Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago has a superb view of the Kremlin. They serve Russian cuisine with a contemporary flair in a contemporary ambiance that could be truly haute cuisine.
Beluga's offers something truly unique: two dozen varieties of caviar, outstanding Russian delicacies. This is an elegant and ingenious version of modern Russian cuisine. Additionally, they have one of the world's largest vodka lists.
Chef's Table Restaurant
This is one restaurant you don't want to miss. Chef's Table restaurant in Moscow is a cosy place with a horseshoe-shaped bar that seats about 20. There is a kitchen in the middle where you will be treated like royalty with a 13-course tasting menu, starting with dishes like lardo, made from strips of coconut, scallops with eucalyptus snow on top and homemade black bread with three types of caviar.
Where to stay in Moscow
For the best choice in hotels, here are the top three most-often booked luxury hotels around Moscow:
Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow
This luxe hotel offers bright rooms & antique-filled suites with an upscale bar, dining & an indoor pool.
Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
Located in a landmark building, this polished hotel offers posh dining, an ornate cocktail lounge and an indoor pool.
Lotte Hotel Moscow
This upscale hotel is well-appointed with very stylish quarters. The luxurious hotel offers 300 rooms and suites, two splendid restaurants, an executive Club Lounge, and a world-famous Balinese Mandara Spa. LOTTE HOTEL has earned numerous prestigious international awards.
St. Petersburg – What to see and do
Did you know that St. Petersburg was once the capital of Russia—for over 200 years?
St. Petersburg often reminds people of Paris or Vienna. The people are amiable in St. Petersburg.
When you get to St. Petersburg, a three-day stay is a must—there is so much to do and see. This city is Russia's Cultural Capital.
St. Petersburg is home to the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres, which host Russia's famous ballets. Buy tickets to Mikhailovsky Theatre here.
Catherine's Palace, The Peterhof Grand Palace, The Hermitage, The General Staff Building and other museums have outstanding collections of true masterpieces of painting, Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings, with works by Matisse, Picasso and other world-renowned artists; the sculptures and jewellery are exquisite—the magnificence and opulence will take your breath away.
The artwork is spread across six buildings: Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, General Staff Building and Hermitage Theatre.
Due to their sheer size, the Hermitage and General Staff Building take over 3 hours each, so allow a whole day to complete the self-guided tour.
White Nights Festival
If your itinerary takes you to St. Petersburg this summer, you will be awed by the White Nights Festival. Due to its high latitude, St. Petersburg never gets completely dark during summer, and the whole city takes on a 2-month continuous celebration!
And For Adventure...
What can be more exciting than to go off the beaten track and visit some incredible places and find a perfect adventure for you? Kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkelling provide a great opportunity to get out on the water, or you can seek out an adventure and climb Mt. Elbrus, one of the top adventures in Russia.
Where to Stay in St Petersburg?
Soul Kitchen House
Soul Kitchen has a welcoming and comfy feel that made you think you were at home. They have won several awards as one of the best hostels. Book your stay at Soul Kitchen House here.
The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
If you're looking for a 4-star hotel, The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Treat yourself to some luxe lodging with pillowtop beds and more.
Dining in St. Petersburg
Be sure to stop and grab some lunch at one of the local's favourite stops.
The Stolle pie shop
This is where pies are made from old Russian recipes, and the cafe is decorated according to 19th & 20th century. The pies come in about 40 varieties, including savoury chicken, salmon, spinach, and cheese as well as sweet raspberry and apple pies.
For a treat, stop by for cheerful service at Pyshechnaya--their Russian doughnuts are the best!--it's a popular place with locals and tourists. Don't miss this experience.
Why choose LunaJets?
LunaJets, the Private Jet Charter service, offers 24/7 worldwide service and is recognized as a leader in the industry. We offer the best prices based on proprietary technology, flight volume, and independent advice.
Our company is com[prised of 50 employees, four offices (Geneva, London, Paris, Gstaad) and eight exclusive agents. LunaJets' professionals and working ethic culture have been recognised four times in a row (2018-2021) by the Swiss Economic Magazine Bilan award.