Grand Europe

19 December - 26 December 2017

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Netherlands

Ports

8 Ports

19-20 December

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.

21 December

Germany: Cologne

22 December

Germany: Koblenz

23 December

Germany: Miltenberg

23 December

Germany: Wertheim

24 December

Germany: Würzburg

25 December

Germany: Bamberg

26 December

Arriving in Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Bavaria's second city, first pops up in the history books in 1050 as a stronghold of the Franks, and later became the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Nuremberg was also the centre of the German Renaissance, although in the 20th century it became associated with the Nazis; huge rallies were held here, and Nazi officials were later tried and convicted at the Nuremberg Trials. Happily Nuremberg has bounced back from these dark days, and nowadays the city is a tourist magnet thanks to the beautifully restored old town, Christmas markets and excellent beer.

Don't miss

Schwurgerichtssaal 600 (Court Room 600) of the still-working courthouse is where the Nuremberg Trials took place. It forms part of an extraordinary exhibit detailing the history of the trials.

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
More about Crystal Mahler

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 Drei Raben, Nuremberg

Where to stay in Nuremberg

We like the Drei Raben (Three Ravens) in the rebuilt old town.

Kaiserburg castle, Nuremberg

Explore Nuremberg's rich history

Nuremberg's medieval might and significance as part of the Holy Roman Empire becomes clear in a visit to the Kaiserburg.

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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