Danube Christmas Markets (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Vienna, Austria to Vienna, Austria
Dates: 20 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

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20 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria
21 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria
11:59 PM
22 Nov 2018
Melk, Austria
11:00 AM 5:30 PM
23 Nov 2018
Linz, Austria
8:00 AM
24 Nov 2018
Linz, Austria
11:00 PM
25 Nov 2018
Passau, Germany
8:00 AM
26 Nov 2018
Passau, Germany
4:00 AM
Vilshofen, Germany
8:00 AM 11:59 PM
27 Nov 2018
Krems, Austria
5:30 PM 9:00 PM
28 Nov 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia
6:00 PM 11:59 PM
DAY 10
29 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria
9:00 AM
DAY 11
30 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria
Danube Christmas Markets map

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For 20 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Carol Miller, Charles Miller

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Highlights of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace with Lunch - Vienna - 2018 ( 4 Hours 30 Minutes )
Vienna, Austria | 21 Nov 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Food & Wine

Today we will be met by our private English-speaking guide and driver at the pier for a half-day city tour of Vienna including a visit to Schönbrunn Palace. We will begin by seeing the major historical sites along the beautiful Ringstrasse Boulevard, including the State Opera, the National Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and the University. Beautiful palaces, extensive parks and important monuments also line the "display window" of the former Danube monarchy.

Afterwards, we will depart to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. Schönbrunn Palace, with its huge park is one of Europe's most beautiful Baroque complexes and has been in the possession of the Habsburgs since 1569. Today, due to its historical significance, its unique layout and magnificent furnishings, the palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will enjoy a guided visit of the majestic rooms of Schönbrunn Palace before we make our way to our lunch venue.

We will enjoy a traditional 3-course menu at the famous “Griechenbeisl”, Vienna's oldest inn, located in the first district in the old town of Vienna. Artists, scholars and politicians would congregate in the “Griechenbeisl” to eat, drink, debate and reflect – often into the early hours. From the world-famous balladeer ‘Der lieber Augustin’ to later figures of the stature of Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, the painters Waldmüller and Schwind, writers Mark Twain, Grillparzer and Nestroy, and political personalities such as Karl Lueger and Graf Zeppelin have all appreciated its traditional Viennese cuisine and creature comforts.

After lunch, we will return to the cruise pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Light to moderate walking at the Palace.

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What's Included


  • Crystal River Cruises™ All-inclusive cruise-only fare includes: complimentary airport transfers on days of embarkation and disembarkation, beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; Butler service; and choice of guided Crystal Adventures® shore excursion in every port.

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    Gratuities included for all shipboard staff throughout the River Yacht including housekeeping, bar, dining staff and butlers.

    All meals included, featuring Crystal’s innovative and acclaimed six-star cuisine, highlighted by regional specialties

    Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits throughout the River Yacht

    All soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite

    24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages

    24-hour room service

    24-hour Wi-Fi access (via satellite) including free Wi-Fi/Internet usage of 60 minutes per person, per day.  

    State-of-the-art interactive TV system including in-suite movies on demand, extensive music library


    Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs

    Daily yoga and fitness classes

    Daily choice of electronic international newspapers

    Self-service guest laundry

    Choice of complimentary curated Crystal Adventures shore excursions in every port

    Complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local establishments on many sailings

    Complimentary Nordic walking poles

    Complimentary audio headphones on all organized Crystal Adventures

    Complimentary airport transfers to/from river yacht to airport

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    A la carte, buffet and early risers breakfast offerings

    Multiple dining venues

    Open seating dining

    Crystal Casual dress code

    European sourced and trained chefs and hotel staff


    Shipboard Public Spaces

    Hydraulic Sun-Deck Bar (available on Bach, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel only)

    Fitness Center with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and dedicated yoga area

    Massage services


    Non-smoking environment in all indoor spaces (Except Connoisseur Club on Crystal Mozart)

    Onboard currency exchange – shipboard currency Euros


    Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment

    Destination-focused entertainment and enrichment program, including onboard lecture series

    Destination expert on each voyage

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    Twice daily housekeeping services including evening turndown service

    In-suite hors d'oeuvres

    Individual climate control

    Flat-screen TV in each suite

    English-speaking and international TV stations

    Butler service for each suite

Not Included

  • Air fare, some Crystal Adventure Shore Excursions, Casino

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For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

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