Travel roundtrip from imperial Vienna to enjoy overnights in Passau, Budapest and Vienna.
|11/05/18||Wachau Valley, Austria|
|11/05/18||Melk , Austria||03:00PM||07:00PM|
- 10 night cruise Vienna roundtrip aboard Crystal Mozart
- All main meals, 24-hour room service from our Waterside Restaurant plus a 24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and non-alcoholic beverages
- All-suite accommodation complete with butler service
- Your choice of curated Crystal Complimentary Adventures shore excursions in every port
- Gratuities for all shipboard staff, local experts and drivers
- Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
- Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages throughout the ship, including select champagne, fine wines and beer, unlimited in-suite soft drinks and bottled water plus champagne and wine in your suite to welcome you onboard
- Complimentary airport transfers in our exclusive, spacious Crystal luxury motor coach, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi
- Daily yoga and fitness classes
(Flights are additional)
10 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna roundtrip aboard Crystal Mozart.
Debuting in July 2016 with the launch of Crystal Mozart™ – followed by four brand new cutting-edge river yachts in 2017 – Crystal River Cruises completely re-imagines the very notion of river cruising with the most luxurious, spacious, state-of-the-art river yachts, marrying the award-winning amenities of the all-inclusive Crystal Experience® with the nuanced exclusivity of river travel. With unmatched space and luxury, the river yachts of Crystal® boast a butler for every suite, superb cuisine, and expertly curated itineraries with an abundance of overnight stays and complimentary Crystal Adventures® ashore in every port of call.
Aboard the Crystal River Cruises fleet – Crystal Mozart, Crystal Debussy™, Crystal Bach™, Crystal Ravel™ and Crystal Mahler™ – nothing is compromised, no detail too small, no experience too much. State-of-the-art technology takes independent exploration to entirely new levels with complimentary Nordic Walking Poles, GPS Whisper Guides, electronically assisted bikes, jet skis, kayaks and more.
Highlights of this cruise:
Layered and elegant, with elements of cozy and grand, musical and visual might be the best way to characterize Vienna—or one of many ways, as this imperial city surely can inspire endless lines of poetic descriptions. Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived and worked here—including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, both Strausses, Liszt and Brahms—Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Turn to a blank page to memorialize your own impressions of this grand city, remarking on its manicured gardens, ornate architecture—especially that of the famed Ringstrasse—intimate bistro pubs called beisln and a certain flourish that can only be called Vienna.
Best known for its fortified baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey, the town of Melk boasts an assortment of smaller gems. Among them, the city’s riverside location, serene and regal with a ribbon of wooded groves giving way to the lovely village. Cobbled lanes and a petite size make for a pleasant stroll with a chance to discover its 16th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, in the center of town, and Haus am Stein, or House at the Rock. Built in the 15th century, the vine-covered abode is Melk’s oldest building.
Named the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and added to the roster of UNESCO Creative Cities as a City of Media Arts in 2014, Linz embraces the present and future, even as it remains reverential to its past. There is much to be proud of: Here on the gentle curve of the Danube, Linz rose to power as a political and economic hub for the Holy Roman Empire. Trade and influence extended in all four directions, from Hungary and Germany to the east and west and Poland and Italy to the north and south. Later, Linz sparkled as a city of the Habsburgs, the last home to German Emperor, Friedrich III. The city’s layout reflects its history, with an ancient medieval center encircled by neoclassical, neo-baroque and neo-Renaissance neighborhoods, a kind of tree-rings of age and architectural styles. Highpoints of old traditions and impressive landmarks include the Linzer torte, dating to 1653 and thought to be the oldest cake in the world, and St. Martin’s church, the oldest church in Austria.
Likely all you will hear is the sound of your own gasps of delight as you experience storied locales of movies and emperors. Marvel at the beauty of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and filming backdrop of The Sound of Music. The spa town of Bad Ischl was a favorite of royalty and continues to draw visitors with its quaint charms and inspiring mountain setting. Hallstatt, a tiny village shouldered by a wall of mountains, is inched so close to the pretty lake that it looks like its quintessentially Austrian buildings might tip right in. And, simply, wow: The Czech Republic’s Cesky Krumlov unfolds as a picture-perfect medieval town crowned by a castle, embraced by the meandering Vltava River and laced with cobbled lanes. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second most popular travelers’ destination after Prague.
Cast your eye over the Budapest skyline, and you’ll see all the makings of a world-class city and striking photograph: domes and spires, bridges and lampposts, splendid architecture in the foreground, rolling hills in the back, and the Danube River placidly curving through it, providing a reflective surface for sunsets and city lights. Look closer, and the treasures of Budapest—Hungary’s capital and the largest metropolis—really come to light. Castle Hill is at the top of most visitors’ lists, a UNESCO-listed district hosting Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion. The area is also residential, with 18th-century houses, cobblestone streets and few cars, thanks to a strict vehicular ordinance, giving you a real sense of what the city must have been like ages ago. Budapest is full of history, originally a Roman settlement, formed as a unified city when Buda and Pest joined in 1873, overtaken by various invading forces over the centuries, and today an interesting goulash of local culture and foreign influences. Take a seat in a Turkish-era bath or savor rich Esterházy torte in a gentile coffee house to experience the many sides of a city that charms from both sides of the Danube.
Terms and Conditions
Book Now Fares are cruise-only, per person, in NZD (subject to currency fluctuations), based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, and include taxes, fees and port charges. Book Now Cruise-Only fare applies to category W2 on Crystal Mozart. Solo Fares are available upon request. Complimentary transfers between airport and river yacht on embark/disembark days. Optional dining in the Vintage Room attracts an additional fee. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled and subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares, itineraries, programs, policies and shore excursions are subject to change. Restrictions apply. For complete Terms & Conditions, visit crystalcruises.com/legal. For more information please contact your House of Travel Agent. CRS030917-Crystal