More than 700 kilometres (300 miles) separate Moscow from St. Petersburg on a typical road trip, but if you're visiting St Petersburg on a Silversea cruise holiday, Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral are just a short flight away.

In fact, you can take in most of Moscow's greatest attractions on our 16.5-hour "Moscow and the Kremlin" optional shore excursion -- and return to the comfort of your suite in time for a nightcap. Plus, you'll still have two days to spend exploring St Petersburg.

It's the perfect option for the savvy traveller who wants to avoid the hassle of applying for a tourist visa, submitting a tourist confirmation letter and voucher from an authorised Russian travel agency and paying processing fees.

We take care of all the arrangements for you, so you don't have to deal with the red tape. Just relax and enjoy the experience. That's what luxury travel is all about. Here's a video where you can have a look for yourself:

Ready to explore Moscow in style? Silver Whisper will offer a series of voyages featuring extended stopovers in St Petersburg from 31May through August 2011.

Aug 30, 2010