Delightful Danube 2021 Crystal River Cruise
From Melk’s Benedictine Abbey to Vienna’s famed Ringstrasse and Budapest’s stunning Parliament Building, discover picturesque Durnstein and the pastoral Wachau Valley.
Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary.
Hungary’s sophisticated and culturally diverse capital city is a sea of domes and spires commanding both sides of the Danube River. On one bank is hilly Buda; on the other, flatter Pest. UNESCO-listed Castle Hill welcomes all to explore Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.
Panoramic Budapest & Parliament Building & the Great Market Hall
Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and beloved for its music, pastries, manicured gardens and ornate architecture, Vienna thrives eternally as a highwater mark of European culture. Immerse yourself in its UNESCO-listed historic centre, a wonderland of iconic buildings — and landmark tastes.
Crystal Signature Event:
Art & Music at the Belvedere Palace
Imperial Schönbrunn Palace
Crowned by lofty Dürnstein Castle, the region’s most renowned architectural highlight, this postcard-worthy town is surrounded by verdant forests, rolling hills and thriving vineyards. Sip some of the luscious local wines and enjoy a leisurely day immersed in idyllic Wachau Valley beauty.
A ribbon of wooded groves gives way to this lovely cobbled village, right-sized for strolling. Best known for its fortified Baroque Benedictine Abbey, serene Melk boasts many smaller gems worthy of your discovery — from its 16th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, to the vine-covered House at the Rock.
Hike to Dürnstein Castle Ruins
Dürnstein walking tour & Abbey
Artstetten Castle & Visit with Hohenberg Family Member
Melk Abbey - A Baroque Masterpiece
The meeting place of three rivers and more than that many cultures, Passau rose to early prominence in Roman times, when it was an influential bishopric and vibrant hub for trade in salt, swords and ideas. Wander cobbled Old Town, gaze on Italianate manses and arched bridges, and discover stunning landmarks.
Roman times & Roman dishes
Passau walking tour & beer tasting
A skyline graced by the spire of a historic church and the arch of a more modern bridge reveals the essence of Vilshofen’s appeal. Here where three rivers meet — the Vils, Wolfach and Danube — you’ll enjoy cycling expeditions on pretty paths and hikes in the neighbouring Bavarian forest.
Old Town walk
The Benedictine Abbey of Schweiklberg
Vilshofen’s Underground beer cellars
After breakfast, disembark the ship.
|November 2021||£2,819||Please Call|
|December 2021||£2,895||Please Call|
- 24-hour European butler service in every room category
- Select wines, champagnes, spirits and coffees
- Michelin-inspired dining
- Unlimited WiFi and internet access
- Extensive selection of inclusive ashore experiences
- Pre-Paid Gratuities
- Private luxury motor coaches with free WiFi
- The largest suites on Europe’s rivers
- Airport transfers
Notable Sights & Experiences
- Discover Castle Hill’s UNESCO landmarks via Budapest’s restored funicular
- Tour Vienna’s 1,400-room rococo showplace, Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
- Catch the high-strutting stallions in action at Lipizzaner Stables