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.

Crystal 2021 European River Cruise Sale
Melk

Itinerary

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.

Complimentary Excursions:
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
Complimentary Excursions:
Vienna's Highlights
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.

Complimentary Excursions:
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.

Complimentary Excursions:
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.

Complimentary Excursions:
Historic Salzburg
Old Town walk
The Benedictine Abbey of Schweiklberg
Vilshofen’s Underground beer cellars

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

Price Guide

Please note all departure dates are listed in the enquiry form.
Fares displayed are cruise only. Please call for flight options

Date Price (pp) Flights
March 2021 £2,665 Please Call
April 2021 £2,895 Please Call
May 2021 £3,999 Please Call
June 2021 £4,079 Please Call
July 2021 £3,799 Please Call
August 2021 £3,799 Please Call
September 2021 £4,649 Please Call
October 2021 £2,895 Please Call
November 2021 £2,819 Please Call
December 2021 £2,895 Please Call

What's Included

  • Book Now Savings: Save up to £2,900 per suite on selected river voyages
  • 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