REGENSBURG TO BUDAPEST

DEC 7 – 14, 2020, 7 NIGHTS

 

Join Harr Travel on this amazing journey down the Danube River with our partners at Crystal River Cruises. Explore the beautiful Christmas Markets on this unique itinerary that we have selected specifically for you and your traveling companions.

 

From Melk’s Benedictine Abbey and Regensburg’s UNESCO treasures to Vienna’s famed Ringstrasse and Budapest’s stunning Parliament Building, discover picturesque Durnstein and the pastoral Wachau Valley.

 

All aboard!

More About Crystal River Cruises

  • Free Unlimited Wine & Spirits
  • Free High Speed Wifi
  • Free Excursions In Every Port
  • 6 Star Service
  • 24hr Butler Service
  • Michelin Level Cuisine

Suites Starting At $3499    

Penthouse Starting At $8699

  • 106 Total Guests
  • 1 to 1.6 Staff to Guest Ratio
  • Infinity Balconies (room is your balcony)
  • Michelin Level Cuisine
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On Tour Travel Concierge

 

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Trip Overview

 

Join us as we visit the beautiful Christmas Markets of the Danube aboard the Crystal Ravel.  Sailing the Danube is a truly unique experience because it allows you to visit many diverse locations without having to unpack more than once. Combine that with scenic cruising, and the luxurious accommodations of the Crystal Ravel and this will certainly be the vacation of a lifetime!

Accomodations Aboard The Crystal Ravel

Deluxe Suite

DECKS 2 & 3 | 253 SQ. FT. (23.5 SQ. M.)

 

Occupancy: Accommodates up to two guests. Limited number of rollaway beds available for third occupant.

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds)

Fine Egyptian Cotton Linens

Walk-In Closet With Full-Height Hanging

Nightstands With 220V Power And USB Outlets

Stocked Refrigerator

Inspresso Coffee Machine

40″ Flat-Screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Panoramic Balcony-Window

Petite Suite

DECKS 2 & 3 | 188 SQ. FT. (17.5 SQ. M.)

 

Occupancy: accommodates up to two guests

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds)

Fine Egyptian Cotton Linens

Closet With Full-Height Hanging

Nightstands With 220V Power And USB Outlets

Stocked Refrigerator

Inspresso Coffee Machine

40″ Flat-Screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Panoramic Balcony-Window

Penthouse Suite

DECK 3 | 506 SQ. FT. (47 SQ. M.)

 

Occupancy: Accommodates up to three guests (recommend max 2 adults)

Spacious Living Area

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds)

Walk-In Closet With Full-Height Hanging

Nightstands With 220V Power And USB Outlets

Stocked Refrigerator

Inspresso Coffee Machine

40″ Flat-Screen HD TV

Digital iPad

Panoramic Balcony-Window

Day 1 – Regensburg, Germany

 

Situated at the northernmost bend of the Danube and boasting a well-preserved medieval center, charming Regensburg finds itself not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a traveler’s favorite destination. With its 1,400 or so ancient buildings standing as regal testament to days gone by, this riverside treasure, complete with elaborate cathedral, quintessential clock tower, multi-arched bridge and multi-faceted personality, is a flourishing city.

Day 2 – Regensburg, Germany

 

Two days in Regensburg was one of the main reasons we chose this itinerary. The Thurn Und Taxis Christmas Market has become a favorite among Harr Travel customers, and we want you to have the maximum amount of time to enjoy it.

Day 3 – Passau, Germany

 

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 pursuits, including salt, swords and ideas. Wander the cobbled streets of Old Town, gaze upon arched bridges and Italianate manses and visit magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and New Bishop’s Residence.

Day 4 – Melk & Durnstein, Austria

 

Our first stop on Day 4 will be Melk, Austria. 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.

 

In the afternoon we will visit the charming village of Durstein. Considered one of the most visited tourist spots in the Wachau Valley, Durnstein is in a robust wine-growing region sitting alongside the Danube river. Durnstein Castle, the region’s famous architectural highlight, sits atop a rocky mountain, high above the Danube, at its base. Durnstein’s beauty is enhanced by verdant forests, rolling hills, and thriving vineyards that surround the town. Sip some of the region’s local wines and enjoy a leisurely day in this postcard-worthy European town.

Day 5 – Vienna, Austria

 

Once the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and forever known for its manicured gardens, ornate architecture – especially that of the famed Ringstrasse – and distinguished roster of composers who either were born or lived here, Vienna finds itself at the very center of European culture, even as it sits near the border of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Day 6 – Vienna, Austria

 

With so many Christmas Markets and sights to see in Vienna, one day is just not enough to see it all. Two days in Vienna was another main reason we at Harr Travel chose this specific sailing. The diverse Christmas Markets all specialize in different types of gifts. One features handmade goods, one features more artistic offerings, while the large iconic market features an ice-rink labyrinth unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Day 7/8 – Budapest, Hungary

 

Commanding both sides of the Danube – with the Chain Bridge connecting hilly Buda with flat Pest – Hungary’s capital enchants with its magnificent architecture of domes and spires, 18th-century homes, bridges and lampposts. The UNESCO-listed Castle Hill welcomes all to explore Buda Castle, Trinity Square, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

2019-2022 Cruise Fares and Promotional Information / Terms & Conditions

 

CRUISE FARES

Fares are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person based on double occupancy** and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Fares do not include air or transfers. Guests may add air at an additional cost. Optional air add-ons are available to full cruise, full fare guests with flights originating from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees, fuel surcharges and taxes. If you choose to arrange for air travel independently, you may purchase embarkation and disembarkation transfers from Crystal Cruises. Fares are subject to change. The fare in effect on the date the cruise is confirmed applies.

Crystal’s fares include: beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; an evening of specialty dining; Penthouse Butler service in applicable suites; Wi-Fi/Internet access in-room and throughout the ship, signal permitting.

** Note that effective April 24, 2019 low solo fares are also shown on the website for certain voyages.

 

DEPOSITS, PAYMENTS, REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit within the period specified at time of booking and is based on the total fare for the booking including optional air costs, pre-/post-cruise hotel programs, less applicable discounts. All percentages are based on total fare and do not apply to taxes, fees and port charges.

Crystal River Cruises – Deposits:

2020-2021 Voyages:  
At time of booking: Deposit of 25%
Final payment due: 120 days prior to sailing

Cancellations Prior to Embarkation: Cancellation or category downgrade requests must be made by telephone or in writing to Crystal Cruises. The charts below set forth the time by which the request must be received by Crystal Cruises prior to the Optional Crystal Air/Sea Program or, for non-Air/Sea Guests, the Cruise, departure date (“Departure Date”), and the cancellation fee which will be charged. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund of Total Fare (including cruise, air, hotel and Extended Land Programs). Cancellation fees will be assessed by Crystal Cruises, regardless of a name change or stateroom resale. See info below for appropriate voyage and year policy.

Cancellation fees/penalties apply if booking is cancelled within penalty periods outlined below. The date of booking cancellation determines the applicable penalty amount. The penalty is applied as a percentage based on total fare and does not apply to taxes, fees and port charges.

Crystal River Cruises:

2020 -2021 Cancellation & Penalty Policy
121+ days to sailing:  $500 Administration Fee*
120-91 days to sailing: 25% penalty
90-61 days to sailing: 50% penalty
60-31 days to sailing: 75% penalty
30 days to sailing: 100% penalty

*Administration fee is issued in the form of a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) that can be applied toward the cruise fare of a new cruise booking made within 12 months of the cancellation date. The FCC is non-transferable, non-refundable and subject to change at anytime.

Third Berth

A limited number of staterooms on each ship are designated for triple occupancy. Crystal Cruises discourages the use of third berths for adults due to the size of the sofa bed. A third person age 12 and over may travel in a triple occupancy stateroom (subject to space availability) at the minimum cruise-only fare, children age 11 and under traveling as a third berth guest are charged 50% of the minimum cruise-only fare, for that berth for that cruise. Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details. A third berth waiver is required in all instances.

Children/Minors (Crystal Cruises & Crystal River Cruises)

Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. In addition, if the adult accompanying the child is not a parent or legal guardian, the “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises no later than 30 days prior to sailing.

Guests age 11 and under at the time of sailing must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older in the same stateroom. Parents can have two related children booked in the same suite provided one of them is at least 16 years of age and traveling in an adjacent room to parent/s or legal guardian/s. Infants 6-24 months of age who will be utilizing a crib may travel as a third berth in either a double or triple stateroom. Crystal Cruises® also reserves the right to restrict the number of passengers less than 3 years of age aboard the yacht. Third berth child rate will apply if accompanied by two-full fare adults. Children occupying a double suite are charged the adult rate regardless of age.

Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises is unable to accommodate children less than 6 months of age, as the medical facilities are not designed to provide services to very young children.

ON BOARD CURRENCY

US dollar currency is used on board Crystal Cruises and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises vessels. Euro currency is utilized on board Crystal River Cruises vessels. All additional purchases including but not limited to optional shore excursions, shipboard credits, gift shop items and specialty restaurant dining reservations will be presented or charged to the guest’s stateroom folio in the appropriate currency depending on the cruise vessel sailed.

ALL OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS

All succeeding offers and promotions including but not limited to air credits, cruise-fare savings, Crystal Society discounts, benefits, amenities etc. are per person, apply to new bookings (made on or after the launch date of the relevant promotion) to the first two full-fare guests in a stateroom or suite. All offers/promotions are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

All Inclusive Amenities

Your Exclusive Fare includes all beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; one complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Umi Uma or Sushi bar aboard Crystal Symphony and Silk Road or The Sushi Bar aboard Crystal Serenity (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.)Ϯ; 24-hour room service; complimentary Wi-Fi (beginning October 21 on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity), personal Penthouse Butler service, enrichment workshop classes and much more.

Crystal Society Savings

Crystal Society savings listed in fare charts are per person, based on double occupancy and should be deducted from cruise fares shown. Certain restrictions apply. Ask for details. Solo Crystal Society savings are also available.

New-to-Crystal Savings

New-to-Crystal Savings listed in fare charts are per person, apply to Guests who have never before sailed on Crystal, are based on double occupancy and should be deducted from cruise fares shown. Promotion applies to select World Cruise sailings only.

Shipboard Credits

All shipboard credits aboard Crystal yacht and ships (except on board Crystal River Cruises, details noted below), are issued per person, in US dollar currency, applicable to the first two full-fare guests in stateroom or Suite, are nontransferable and may not be applied toward cruise fare (including taxes, fees and port charges), as deposit toward a future cruise, pre-paid shore excursions, or airfare add-ons. Shipboard credits may not be applied to canceled reservations (whether paid in full or in part), are not redeemable for cash, valid for one sailing only, and are only applicable on board. Shipboard credits combinability with other promotions may not apply. Ask for details.

For Crystal River Cruises, the currency on board our River Ships are in Euro. All onboard shipboard/spending credits including those purchased for gifting via the Bon Voyage Gift Order webpage are converted to the appropriate Euro currency equivalents. Restrictions apply.

Solo Travelers

Solo travelers may enjoy exceptional savings on many Crystal cruises. Depending on sailing and category booked, Solo fares range from 110% to 200% of the applicable double occupancy fare. Solo fares are calculated before additional promotional savings, are capacity-controlled, subject to change and/or may be withdrawn at any time. Full World Cruise and World Cruise segments may vary.

Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details.

Crystal Getaways

Crystal Getaway voyages may be available on select sailings. For Crystal Getaway voyages, guests must embark and disembark on the start and end dates designated for each particular getaway cruise due to local clearance requirements. No exceptions allowed. Bookings are on Guarantee basis with stateroom numbers assigned on or before sail date, at the discretion of Crystal Cruises. Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details.

Explorer Combination Cruises

Explorer Combination Savings offering between 5%-15% discount off Your Exclusive Fares may be available on select sailings only. Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details.

Crystal Memories

Crystal Memories program applies to all voyages except on Crystal Getaway voyages. Crystal Memories program amenities apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom. Guests must be full-fare, double occupancy guests to qualify, and bookings must be made at the same time for the entire family/friend group with the same travel agency. 11th berth is free for every 10 full-fare guests. To receive the other Crystal Family Memories program benefits, minimum group size is 6 guests and minimum of 3 staterooms per group. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions including Crystal Getaways voyages or segment cruises, apply to first two guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability, and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details.

Personal Select Air

All full-fare full-cruise guests whose travel originates from a U.S. or Canadian airport are eligible for Crystal Cruises’ optional Personal Select Air Program. This program is limited Gateway City and routing to airline carriers who have a contract with Crystal Cruises. All fares are quoted per adult in U.S. dollars and include all government fees and taxes collected on the air ticket. Details regarding such fees are available on the individual airline sites. Motorcoach transfers between the airport and pier on embarkation and disembarkation dates are included. Certain restrictions may apply. Ask for details. Click here for more information on the Personal Select Air program.

Early Full Payment Discount

Early Full Payment Discount applies to all voyages. To qualify for 2.5% savings, cruise must be paid in full at 180 days prior to departure (for 2019 voyages) and 270 days prior to cruise departure (for 2020 & 2021 voyages). Savings apply to full cruises only. Cruise Savings do not apply to Personal Select Air costs and may not apply when select promotional fares are in effect. Additional restrictions may apply. Ask for details.

Guarantee Categories

All fares and savings are per person, in U.S. dollars based on double occupancy. Cruise Fares and Your Exclusive Fares are cruise only and do not include taxes, fees, and port charges per person. Your Crystal Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Your Exclusive Fare includes Crystal Savings as well as any applicable Savings if available and does not include Crystal Society or Early Full Payment savings. If shown, categories OG and/or VG are guarantees for positive space only; room numbers may not be requested and will not be assigned until 24 hours prior to cruise departure date; 100% payment is due at end of option period; Guarantee Only Fares may not be combinable with any other promotions including but not limited to Crystal Society Savings, Onboard Booking Discount, Early Full Payment Discount, Back-Back Savings, Combo Cruise Savings, Strategic Partnership Amenities, Group Promotions and Cruise Night Event Savings. Optional Personal Select Air Program is available to purchase for full-fare, full-cruise guests whose travel originates from a U.S. or Canadian airport and includes all government taxes and fees. Note: Early Full Payment savings do not apply to Personal Select Air. Solo Traveler fares are available upon request. Crystal Society Savings are per person based on double occupancy. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity controlled, subject to availability and maybe withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Crystal Cruises, LLC reserves to the right to correct errors or omissions and change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time without notice.

 

Complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet Access

Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi/internet for the duration of their cruise Click here for more information.

All itineraries, fares, programs, and policies are subject to change at the discretion of Crystal Cruises. 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. All promotions are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Restrictions apply. See crystalcruises.com for the most updated Terms & Conditions for all offers including combinability and applicable gateway cities. Air routing, and air carrier selection are at the discretion of Crystal Cruises.