Magnificent Danube 2021 Crystal River Cruise

Travel roundtrip from cultured Vienna and immerse yourself in the storybook charms of the Wachau Valley on an indulgent 4-night escape. Discover the UNESCO-listed abbey of Melk, the baroque Old Town of Linz, and Dürnstein’s iconic castle.

Vienna

Itinerary

Welcome to Vienna. 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.

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.

This storied and intensely scenic 25-mile stretch of river between Melk and Krems is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right. You’ll understand why as you marvel at vineyards dotting the hillsides, castles and ruins in abundance, and engaging small towns lucky enough to exist along these banks

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 Durnstein Castle Ruins
Durnstein Walking tour & Abbey
Wachau Valley by Bike
Artstetten Castle & Visit with Hohenberg Family Member

Named the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and a UNESCO City of Media Arts in 2014, Linz embraces the emerging future while at the same time preserving its rich Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance landmarks and traditions. And the recipe of its famous Linzer torte, considered the world’s oldest cake.

Complimentary Excursions:
Exploring Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Historic Salzburg
Linz City Tour & Tramway Ride
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Ensconced at one end of the Wachau Valley, storybook-beautiful Krems is a place of engaging contrasts. Discover ancient city walls snugged up against sleek chrome and glass, trendy designer shops tucked within 18th-century townhouses, bustling cafés in lower Old Town and one of Austria’s oldest churches in upper Old Town.

Complimentary Excursions:
Krems Old Town & Confection Demonstration
Apricot Orchard Hike & Tastings
Herzogenburg Monastery & Wine Tasting

Enjoy complimentary transfers from your Crystal River ship to Vienna’s international airport.

Price Guide

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Date Price (pp) Flights
28 July 2021 £2,335 Please Call

What's Included

  • 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

  • Tour Vienna’s 1,400-room rococo showplace, Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Catch the high-strutting stallions in action at Lipizzaner Stables
  • Ramble the stylish boutiques and cafes of picturesque lower Old Town in Krems
  • Visit ruined Dürnstein Castle, where Richard the Lionheart was jailed 800 years ago