Grand Danube Celebration
22 Dec - 2 Jan
11 Nights
9 Ports
Crystal Cruises

Grand Danube Celebration

22 December 2019 - 2 January 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

22-24 December

Setting sail from 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.

25 December

Slovakia: Bratislava

26-27 December

Austria: Vienna

28 December

Austria: Krems

28 December

Austria: Melk

29 December

Austria: Linz (Salzburg)

30 December

Germany: Passau

31 December

Germany: Regensburg

1-2 January

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.

Our tip

Nuremberg is completely rebuilt so has a bit of a Disneyesque feel to it. But this was a key centre for Hitler, so turn your back on toytown and visit the Documentation Centre (excellent exhibit) and Zeppelinfeld, where most of the big Nazi rallies took place.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal Bach
Crystal Mahler - Vista Deck
Crystal Mahler - Two Bedroom Crystal Suite

Crystal's 'Rhine Class' vessels offer a welcoming range of lounges and facilities, with spacious and beautifully decorated staterooms.

What we love

The Crystal River Cruises 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 106 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
Year Launched 2017 (Crystal Bach & Crystal Mahler) / 2018 (Crystal Debussy & Crystal Ravel)
More about Crystal Mahler

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

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.

River Cruising Uncovered

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Grand Danube Celebration

22 December 2019 - 2 January 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Crystal Mahler of Crystal Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP