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Vienna River Cruises

About Vienna

Austria’s historic and beautiful capital is a mainstay destination on the many cruises which explore the Danube River and is one of Europe’s most celebrated capital cities. Vienna can trace its history back to pre-Roman times and its first Celtic settlers. The Roman’s subsequently fortified it as a frontier settlement but it first came to the world’s attention when it became the seat of the Babenburg Empire in the 1100s. Following that, it enjoyed greater prominence when it became the famous Habsburg Dynasty’s city of residence in 1440, after which its reputation as a centre for science, culture and the arts continued to grow. It more than earned its political stripes when it became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1804 and continues to be a key city on today’s political stage, hosting such international organisations as the United Nations and OPEC. For river cruises though, its stunning architecture and history are what truly puts it on the map.

Exploring Vienna

Vienna’s State Opera House is also one of the world’s most prestigious musical venues and the first building to be reconstructed from the city’s expansion fund. It’s a Neo-Renaissance wonder and features a beautiful interior, with its stunning marble staircases being a particular high point. The Austrian Parliament Building is another key structure and the place where the country’s parliament still sits today. One of the largest and most distinctive structures on the Ringstrasse, it’s built in the Greek Revival style and has over 100 rooms including the celebrated Hall of Pillars. The Rathaus or Town Hall is an imposing Gothic structure which is home to the city council but also open to visitors, offering them a fascinating look at its history. The Art History Museum and the Natural History Museum are also notable attractions, though identical in structure and design, their contents are very different. Whichever you choose to explore depends on your interests but either way, you’re in for an architectural treat.

Vienna tips

A trip to one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses is a must if you’re a fan of the drink and indeed, there are dozens of different blends to choose from. Melange is a popular local brew and similar to a cappuccino. As far as an accompanying snack goes, a slice of Sachertorte is a must.

Vienna Itineraries

Bratislava

Vilshofen To Vienna

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Austria , Vienna, Austria
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £16769pp
Melk

Vilshofen To Budapest

17 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6699pp
Passau

Round-trip Vienna

2 sailing dates December 2023
10 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4019pp
Vilshofen

Vilshofen To Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2023 to May 2023
5 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Austria , Vienna, Austria
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8179pp
Krems

Vienna To Budapest

18 sailing dates March 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2429pp
Melk

Vienna To Vilshofen

2 sailing dates April 2023 to May 2023
5 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8179pp
Linz

Vilshofen To Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £36499pp
Passau

Roundtrip Vienna

1 sailing date December 2023
11 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4799pp
Budapest

Budapest To Vienna

18 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Austria , Vienna, Austria
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2649pp
Bratislava

Giurgiu To Vilshofen

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £36159pp
Bratislava

Budapest to Vilshofen

17 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6699pp
Passau

Munich to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2021
9 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Prague

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date November 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Passau

Prague with Christmas Markets on the Danube

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Regensburg

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

9 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Melk

Splendours of Europe with Paris

15 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Paris
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Würzburg

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

8 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Budapest

Splendours of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

21 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Prague
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Lyon

Idyllic Rhône with Highlights of Paris

1 sailing date August 2022
9 Nights From Paris, to Tarascon
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Vienna

Budapest To Nuremberg

1 sailing date October 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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