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The Danube & Oberammergau 2020 on Crystal Mahler & Ravel


Cruise ID 31469
Book By 21Dec18
Multiple Departures 21Jun20-15Sep20
Duration 11 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 02Jul20 to 26Sep20
Region Europe
Cruise Line Crystal River Cruises
Cruise Ship Crystal Ravel Crystal Mahler
Cruise Type River
Cruise Package Type Cruise-Stay
Ports of Call Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna, Budapest

A rare opportunity to attend the legendary Oberammergau Passion Play; a 3-night pre-cruise experience* enhances a week-long Danube journey through the UNESCO-rich Wachau Valley.

*This cruise is inclusive of a 3-night pre-cruise package in Munich, Germany and Oberammergau, Germany with hotel accommodations, meals, city tours, ticket to the 2020 Passion Play and transfers. Restrictions apply.


Highlights
  • 5-star accommodations in all locations (Munich and Oberammergau), with breakfast daily; two lunches; two dinners
  • Munich city tour and Oberammergau walking tour
  • A luxury 7-night, all-inclusive river cruise on the Danube River
  • Ticket for the Passion Play
  • Dinner at the Passion Play during the break
  • All transfers between airport, Munich, Oberammergau and your Crystal river ship. Transfers from airport to hotel upon arrival are Private
  • Group Leader in Munich and Oberammergau
  • All-suite, butler-serviced accommodations
  • All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside
  • Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table dining
  • Unlimited fine wines, Champagnes, premium spirits, and beers
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and two bottles of wine in-suite
  • Unlimited soft-drinks and bottled water in-suite
  • 24-hour room service with options available from Waterside Restaurant
  • 24-hour Wi-Fi access; 60 minutes of complimentary
  • Wi-Fi/Internet usage per person per day
  • Complimentary use of Atlanta eBikes in every destination
  • Complimentary airport transfers between the airport and river yacht on days of embarkation and disembarkation
Important Terms
  • * This product is priced in United States Dollars (USD), AUD rates can fluctuate depending on exchange rates, final rates in AUD will be confirmed by your consultant at time of booking.
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
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Two-Bedroom Crystal Penthouse with Panoramic Balcony-Window
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One-Bedroom Crystal Penthouse with Panoramic Balcony-Window
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Petite Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window
US$8,999 or AUD$12,656
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Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window
US$9,849 or AUD$13,851
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11 DAY / 10 NIGHT BUNDLED PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 5-star accommodations in all locations (Munich and Oberammergau), with breakfast daily; two lunches; two dinners
  • A luxury 7-night, all-inclusive river cruise on the Danube River
  • Munich city tour and Oberammergau walking tour
  • Ticket for the Passion Play: 2.5 hours of the Passion Play; Break for included dinner; 2.5 final hours of the Passion Play
  • All transfers between airport, Munich, Oberammergau and your Crystal river ship. Transfers from airport to hotel upon arrival are Private
  • Group Leader in Munich and Oberammergau

 

Overnight in Munich Start of
Oberammergau

Pre-Cruise

End of Oberammergau

Pre-Cruise/
Cruise Embark Date

Cruise
Disembark Date
Ship
21Jun20 22Jun20 24Jun20 01Jul20 Crystal Mahler
23Jun20 24Jun20 26Jun20 03Jul20 Crystal Ravel
07Jul20 08Jul20 10Jul20 17Jul20 Crystal Ravel
21Jul20 22Jul20 24Jul20 31Jul20 Crystal Ravel
04Aug20 05Aug20 07Aug20 14Aug20 Crystal Ravel
18Aug20 19Aug20 21Aug20 28Aug20 Crystal Ravel
01Sep20 02Sep20 04Sep20 11Sep20 Crystal Ravel
15Sep20 16Sep20 18Sep20 25Sep20 Crystal Ravel

 

CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES SIGNATURE HALLMARKS

  • The only all-suite river ships in Europe; every suite featuring a king-size bed, most with walk-in closets
  • European butler service in all categories and 24-hour room service
  • Michelin star-inspired farm-to-table dining, featuring Crystal’s acclaimed cuisine with regionally inspired menus
  • Complimentary Crystal Signature Event on every itinerary

  • Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and beers, as well as soft drinks and bottled water
  • All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside included
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, plus high-tech in-suite amenities including bedside iPad directory
  • Crystal Collection of curated destination experiences in every port, both inclusive and optional

 


The dramatic history of the Oberammergau Passion Play began with the promise of a village suffering through the Black Plague in 1632. The town’s population was so depleted by the disease that villagers vowed to perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years going forward, if only their community would be spared further loss. Amazingly, the town was indeed spared.

Since the first performance of the Passion Play in 1634, residents of Oberammergau have presented the Passion Play, a performance depicting the final stage of Jesus’ life, once every decade for a period of weeks during the summer. 2020 will see the 42nd production of the play, which traditionally takes place on an open-air stage against a backdrop of stunning Bavarian scenery and featuring world-renowned music and costumes.

The play is 5 hours long and is conducted in German, with guests given English language guide books to follow along. After the first half of the play there will be a 3-hour dinner intermission coordinated by the Oberammergau organization.

Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to take part in this historic event by reserving your place with Crystal River Cruises, Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best River Cruise Line.



Date Port Arrival Departure
 

Sep 18, Friday

Regensburg, Germany »  

Embark pm

 
Situated at the northernmost bend of the Danube and boasting a well-preserved medieval center, Regensburg finds itself not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a traveler’s favorite destination. This charming town came through World War II unscathed, with its 1,400 or so ancient buildings standing as regal testament to days gone by. In fact, Regensburg can trace its history to the Celtic age. Other pages of its interesting story include chapters as a major trading hub in Roman times and, in the centuries following, a flourishing city that displayed its prosperity and confidence with embellished churches, stately homes and sturdy towers to protect it all. Today, nothing can shield Regensburg from the admiration of visitors who develop an enduring fondness for this riverside treasure, complete with elaborate cathedral, quintessential clock tower, multi-arched bridge and multi-faceted personality.
 

Sep 19, Saturday

Regensburg, Germany »  

8:00 PM

 
Situated at the northernmost bend of the Danube and boasting a well-preserved medieval center, Regensburg finds itself not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a traveler’s favorite destination. This charming town came through World War II unscathed, with its 1,400 or so ancient buildings standing as regal testament to days gone by. In fact, Regensburg can trace its history to the Celtic age. Other pages of its interesting story include chapters as a major trading hub in Roman times and, in the centuries following, a flourishing city that displayed its prosperity and confidence with embellished churches, stately homes and sturdy towers to protect it all. Today, nothing can shield Regensburg from the admiration of visitors who develop an enduring fondness for this riverside treasure, complete with elaborate cathedral, quintessential clock tower, multi-arched bridge and multi-faceted personality.
Sep 20, Sunday
Passau, Germany » 9:00 AM

7:00 PM

 
At the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is also situated at a meeting of cultures. The town began as a Roman settlement, enjoying the rising tide of influence as the largest bishopric in the Holy Roman Empire and enduringly vibrant as a hub for various trade and manufacturing pursuits, including salt, swords and ideas. Experience Passau’s charm as you the wander the cobbled streets of Old Town, gaze upon arched bridges and Italianate manses and encounter magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the New Bishop’s Residence.
Sep 21, Monday
Melk, Austria »

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

 

Best known for its fortified baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey, the town of Melk boasts an assortment of smaller gems. Among them, the city’s riverside location, serene and regal with a ribbon of wooded groves giving way to the lovely village. Cobbled lanes and a petite size make for a pleasant stroll with a chance to discover its 16th-century Town Hall, or Rathaus, in the center of town, and Haus am Stein, or House at the Rock. Built in the 15th century, the vine-covered abode is Melk’s oldest building.

 

Sep 21, Monday

Dürnstein, Austria »

3:00 PM

11:59 PM

 

Considered as one of the most visited tourist spots in Wachau Valley, D—rnstein is a robust wine-growing region that sits perfectly alongside the Danube river. Durnstein Castle, the region’s famous architectural highlight derives its name from duerr meaning “dry” and stein meaning “stone”. This landmark sits atop a rocky mountain, high above the damp conditions of the Danube at its base as it overlooks the town. With its picture-perfect scenery, Durnstein’s beauty is enhanced by verdant forests, rolling hills, and thriving vineyards that ensconce the town. Take in the sights, sip some of the region’s local wines and simply enjoy a leisurely day in this classic, postcard-worthy European town.

 

Sep 22, Tuesday

Vienna, Austria »

7:00 AM

 

 

Layered and elegant, with elements of cozy and grand, musical and visual might be the best way to characterize Vienna—or one of many ways, as this imperial city surely can inspire endless lines of poetic descriptions. Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived and worked here—including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, both Strausses, Liszt and Brahms—Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Turn to a blank page to memorialize your own impressions of this grand city, remarking on its manicured gardens, ornate architecture—especially that of the famed Ringstrasse—intimate bistro pubs called beisln and a certain flourish that can only be called Vienna.

 

Sep 23, Wednesday

Vienna, Austria »

 

4:00 PM

 
Layered and elegant, with elements of cozy and grand, musical and visual might be the best way to characterize Vienna—or one of many ways, as this imperial city surely can inspire endless lines of poetic descriptions. Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived and worked here—including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, both Strausses, Liszt and Brahms—Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Turn to a blank page to memorialize your own impressions of this grand city, remarking on its manicured gardens, ornate architecture—especially that of the famed Ringstrasse—intimate bistro pubs called beisln and a certain flourish that can only be called Vienna.
 

Sep 24, Thursday

Budapest, Hungary »

9:00 AM

 
 

Cast your eye over the Budapest skyline, and you’ll see all the makings of a world-class city and striking photograph: domes and spires, bridges and lampposts, splendid architecture in the foreground, rolling hills in the back, and the Danube River placidly curving through it, providing a reflective surface for sunsets and city lights. Look closer, and the treasures of Budapest—Hungary’s capital and the largest metropolis—really come to light. Castle Hill is at the top of most visitors’ lists, a UNESCO-listed district hosting Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion. The area is also residential, with 18th-century houses, cobblestone streets and few cars, thanks to a strict vehicular ordinance, giving you a real sense of what the city must have been like ages ago. Budapest is full of history, originally a Roman settlement, formed as a unified city when Buda and Pest joined in 1873, overtaken by various invading forces over the centuries, and today an interesting goulash of local culture and foreign influences. Take a seat in a Turkish-era bath or savor rich Esterházy torte in a genteel coffee house to experience the many sides of a city that charms from both sides of the Danube.

 

Sep 25, Friday

Budapest, Hungary »

Disembark am

 
 

Cast your eye over the Budapest skyline, and you’ll see all the makings of a world-class city and striking photograph: domes and spires, bridges and lampposts, splendid architecture in the foreground, rolling hills in the back, and the Danube River placidly curving through it, providing a reflective surface for sunsets and city lights. Look closer, and the treasures of Budapest—Hungary’s capital and the largest metropolis—really come to light. Castle Hill is at the top of most visitors’ lists, a UNESCO-listed district hosting Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion. The area is also residential, with 18th-century houses, cobblestone streets and few cars, thanks to a strict vehicular ordinance, giving you a real sense of what the city must have been like ages ago. Budapest is full of history, originally a Roman settlement, formed as a unified city when Buda and Pest joined in 1873, overtaken by various invading forces over the centuries, and today an interesting goulash of local culture and foreign influences. Take a seat in a Turkish-era bath or savor rich Esterházy torte in a genteel coffee house to experience the many sides of a city that charms from both sides of the Danube.





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