Grand Europe

28 May - 13 June 2018

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Netherlands

Ports

16 Ports

28-29 May

Setting sail from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Don't miss

The quaint cobbled streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals, known as De Negen Straatjes, are awash with history and contain some of the most unique shops in the city.

30 May

Germany: Cologne

31 May

Germany: Koblenz

1 June

Germany: Miltenberg

1 June

Germany: Wertheim

2 June

Germany: Würzburg

3 June

Germany: Bamberg

4 June

Germany: Nuremberg

5 June

Germany: Regensburg

6 June

Germany: Deggendorf

6-7 June

Germany: Passau

8 June

Austria: Melk

8 June

Austria: Dürnstein

9-10 June

Austria: Vienna

11 June

Slovakia: Bratislava

12-13 June

Arriving in Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent - ransacked by the Mongols in 1241, occupied by the Ottoman Turks for over a century, and almost flattened by the Soviets in 1945 - but plenty of older buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen's Basilica. Although a pedant might point out that Budapest has only really existed since 1873; up until then the city's two distinct halves, Buda and Pest, were separate towns.

Don't miss

If you are a music lover, you can’t miss a performance at the Opera House – affordable, and great music in a wonderful building.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal River Cruises - Crystal Bach, Mahler, Debussy & Ravel
Crystal River Cruises suite
Crystal Bach pool

The intimate Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach launch in 2017, with sister ships Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel to follow in 2018. Each has a welcoming range of lounges and facilities, whilst staterooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.

What we love

The Crystal River Yacht difference is all in the pace of life - slowed down itineraries, plenty of overnights in port, and leisurely hours on board to make the most of the captivating scenery. Add to that the highest crew to passenger ratio on any European river cruise vessel, with crew trained to Crystal's usual high standards, and you have a winner.

Capacity 110 Guests
Crew 85 Crystal-trained European Staff
Style A relaxed pace with specially curated shore excursions, and Crystal's usual high standards on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages including premium spirits
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • WiFi and on-demand entertainment
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • Guest Laundry
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Our favourite hotel in Budapest

We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.

Tokaji aszú wine, Hungary

A taste of Hungary

If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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