New! 2018 Crystal Collection

Curated Destination Experiences

Our new 2018 Crystal Collection of curated destination experiences presents unrivaled choices for discovery ashore, both inclusive and optional. Of the more than 225 excursions offered along Europe’s grandest rivers, more than 80% are complimentary, with dozens of additional options also available.

Carefully crafted to showcase the cultural authenticity and natural wonder of each destination, the collection offers experiences ranging from Cultural Discoveries and Tantalizing Gastronomy to Personal Connections and Exhilarating Adventures, allowing guests to arrange their time ashore to suit individual interests. Our Design Your Time concierge service affords even greater opportunity for customized experiences. To create your own unique river experience ashore, please contact crystalrivercruises@crystalcruises.com.

A complimentary Signature Event on each voyage provides rare access to renowned venues, with live performances by world-class musicians.

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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURES: PRE- AND POST-CRUISE LAND PROGRAMS

Delve further into the destinations that fill your bucket list with these in-depth, optional authentic journeys. Curated by Crystal’s own destination experts, each of these 3-day pre- and post-cruise extended land programs takes your Crystal vacation beyond the rivers and into some of the world’s most treasured sites with exclusive access and adventures.

PRAGUE DISCOVERY

The beauty of Prague is as profound as its rich history, and the two blend beautifully throughout your immersive exploration of this “City of a Hundred Spires” along the lovely Vltava River. Delve into the legends of Prague’s past, and its contemporary status as a European Capital of Culture, with bespoke experiences that showcase distinct Czech Republic customs from architecture and castles to music and beer. Enjoy elegant 14th century, five-star luxury accommodations in the heart of the city, and venture to nearby UNESCO-listed Kutná Hora and Pilsen, the capital of Czech beer. There are endless wonders to uncover during your Prague Discovery.

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THE BEST OF BERLIN

Discover many of Berlin’s — and the world’s — most iconic treasures. From the ominous significance of the Berlin Wall and its remains, to the vibrant street and international art scenes and bustling city squares, Berlin’s past and present cohabitate in fascinating ways. You’ll pass through Brandenburg Gate and visit prominent World War II sites, and travel further through time to the landmarks of centuries past. Pursue mouthwatering lessons in the art of German beer, and learn the lose yourself in the seemingly endless landscapes of art, architecture and science innovations.

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YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS

Embrace the joie de vivre of the City of Light as you explore the most iconic Parisian sites and stories. From the gilded rooms and gardens of Versailles to the enchanting Champs Elysées, your journey is filled to the brim with monumental beauty. Toast Champagne in the light of the Eiffel Tower, learn the legends of Notre Dame and Saint Germain, and take your palate on an indulgent tour of the city’s famed culinary arts with exclusive dining experiences. The epic history and extraordinary landmarks of Paris will come to life as the city captures your heart.

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SLOVENIAN TREASURES

Situated on the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a jewel in the crown of worldwide medieval marvels. Explore the open-air museum that is Piran, taste the signature wines of the region, and venture into the cave that houses the ominous Predjama Castle. Slovenia’s legendary tales both historic and handed down date back prior to the 13th century, presenting a captivating array of discoveries for inquisitive travelers. Natural wonders include the enchanting Slovenian Alps and the graceful Lipizzaner horses that have been beloved here for centuries. This fairytale journey will enrich your spirit, pique your curiosity and fuel your wanderlust.

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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURES: PRE- AND POST-CRUISE HOTELS

Located in the heart of the some of the world’s most fascinating cities, renowned hotels capture the cultural spirit of each destination; properties featured in this optional program are revered for their historical and architectural significance, as well as their standards of excellence:

BASEL, SWITZERLAND
GRAND HOTEL LES TROIS ROIS

The likes of Empress Michiko of Japan, James Joyce and Pablo Picasso have stayed at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, or The Three Kings, no doubt treated like royalty as they luxuriated in the comforts of one of the oldest city hotels in Europe. This stunningly situated hotel is member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Historic Hotels and Swiss Deluxe Hotels — the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Switzerland.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

VIENNA, AUSTRIA
HOTEL SACHER WIEN

Located in the heart of the city across from the Vienna State Opera and the elegant promenade Kärntnerstraße, just minutes from some of Vienna’s most treasured sites, Hotel Sacher Wien features five-star luxury with a personal touch. The regal hotel has been family-owned since 1832, offering guests authentic Austrian hospitality and a taste of the historic prestige that fills the city.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
KEMPINSKI HOTEL CORVINUS BUDAPEST

Just steps from the flowing history of the Danube River sits the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, regally accentuating the skyline of Budapest. Consider this your five-star luxury home as you explore most captivating sites of the city, with convenient access to the incredible Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Opera House, Parliament building and the Castle District. The Kempinski is also located in the heart of Budapest’s vibrant shopping and Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest, though you need not stray from the hotel for inspired cuisine. Dine at Nobu’s first central European restaurant, enjoy Hungarian-Viennese specialties at ÉS Bisztró, and several venues that serve authentically indulgent flavors.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUDAPEST

Set within a 20th-century building in the center of Budapest, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is near the UNESCO World Heritage Buda Castle, showcases views of St. Stephens Basilica and Erzsébet Square, and is a few minutes’ walk to the beautiful Danube, making it a gem in the crown of a glimmering city.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
SOFITEL FRANKFURT OPERA

You’ll find the essence of French joie de vivre in the heart of Germany’s “Mainhattan” — indeed, the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera speaks the language of pampering and elegance. The greenery of the Liesl-Christ-Anlage Park surrounds the stately property, which hosts interiors punctuated by hues of aubergine, umber and chartreuse. Fine art and specially designed furnishings further accentuate the scene.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
INTERCONTINENTAL AMSTEL AMSTERDAM

With a commanding presence on the Amstel River, this superior five-star hotel is revered as “The Grand Dutch Residence,” embracing the charm and heritage of the city. Both the Royal Carré theatre and Hermitage Amsterdam museum are within walking distance, while the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Anne Frank House and more are a quick taxi or saloon boat ride away.

Pre- and Post-Voyage Hotel Stays

Terms & Conditions
All itineraries, rates, programs and policies are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Crystal Cruises. Extended Land Programs and Hotels are available at an additional charge. Please refer to PDFs for applicable fees. For Cruise Fare and Promotional Information click here. For General Ticket Terms and Conditions, click here. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time with or without notice.