Magnificent Christmas Markets

Relish the merriment of the season on an immersive voyage featuring overnights in magical destinations – Passau, Vienna and Budapest – all wrapped in the all-inclusive luxuries of the Crystal Experience.

At A Glance

Cruise Line

Crystal River Cruises

Ship

Crystal Mozart

Destination

Danube River

Dates

December 2-9, 2019

Length

7 days

Pre/Post Hotel

Yes, 3 night pre-cruise in Prague

Insurance

Recommended


Get All The Details

Everything you need to know about this “Royal Gem” is located in the tabs below. If at any point you need help, reach out to us via phone: 757-253-2700 or email: info@royaltravelcenter.com.

We invite you to join Royal Travel Center for an exciting Christmas Markets of Europe river cruise.  Our journey on the Danube takes us from Vienna to Budapest on board the luxurious 5* Crystal Mozart.  Crystal Cruises has designed unique included shore excursions which promise to be new experiences for past Danube travelers.  We are offering an optional  3-night pre-cruise  tour for Prague and its famous Christmas market along with other amazing experiences.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of European Christmas Markets and making memories to last a lifetime.

DATEPORTARRIVEDEPART
Monday, December 2Vienna, AustriaEmbark 12:00 pmOvernight
Tuesday, December 3Vienna, Austria11:59 pm
Wednesday, December 4Krems, Austria
Spitz, Austria
8:00 am
2:30 pm
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
Thursday, December 5Linz, Austria8:00 am11:00 pm
Friday, December 6Melk, Austria8:00 am2:00 pm
Saturday, December 7Bratislava, Slovakia8:00 am7:00 pm
Sunday, December 8Budapest, Hungary9:00 amOvernight
Monday, December 9Budapest, HungaryDisembark AM

Crystal Dining

Crystal Mozart embraces the farm to table concept and sources all of it’s food from local suppliers with menus focusing on local cuisine.  There is one main dining venue, two casual dining locations, an optional intimate Vintage dining room, a snack pantry and 24 hr room service.  The chefs on board will accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.

Waterside Restaurant

Breakfasts and Lunches served buffet style with a cold buffet as well as omelette or carving stations.

Dinners have changing menus and are lavish culinary presentations of Michelin inspired cuisine in a formal dining room setting, with flexible dining times allowing you to choose your dining time and table companions.

The hours for Evening Dining are 6:00 PM-10:30 PM

The Vintage Room

An optional dining experience for only 12 passengers.  This exclusive venue serves special themed dinners designed by the master chef with curated wine pairings to compliment each course.

Lunch and Dinner seating by reservation only once on board the Crystal Mozart

Bistro Mozart

A casual eatery with a light buffet featuring snacks and light bites and serving coffee, teas and spirits.  During evening hours, Bistro Mozart turns into a casual sit down restaurant.

Bistro Mozart hours: 9 am-9 pm

Blue Bar and Grill

The second of the two casual eatries, Blue Bar and Grill serves made to order burgers and sandwiches, pretzels and pastries which may be enjoyed in the small restaurant or alfresco on deck in the from of the ship.

Blue Bar and Grill hours: Noon – 2:30 pm

 

 

Reservations

Contact us to begin planning this exciting trip!

Mary Lou Yeager at 757-253-2700

Jenny Yeager by phone at 407-230-0580

or you may reach us by email at info@royatravelcenter.com

Payment information

Deposit is 20% of the total fare.

Final payment is due September 3, 2019

Receive up to $125 per person onboard spending money

.

Exclusive Royal Travel Center Pre Cruise Option

This will be a Magical river cruise on the Danube! Enhance your journey by choosing the optional pre cruise addition which we have curated exclusively for our “Royal Travelers”; Prague and its famous Christmas Market.  Space is limited, so reserve early.

Shore Excursion Overview Flyer

PAYMENT

50% deposit at time of booking

Full payment by October 30, 2019

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

* package cancelled up to 30 days prior to arrival – free of charge
* package cancelled 29 – 7 days prior to arrival – 35% cancellation charge
* package cancelled 6 days and less prior to arrival – 100% cancellation charge.  No Refund.

Hotel Smetana

For those participating in our pre cruise extension, we will be staying at Hotel Smetana in Prague.  An 18th century former Pachtuv Palace restored to its original splendor and located on the river Vltava with stunning views.  Located only steps from Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Prague and Prague Castle.

Accommodations will be Deluxe River View Rooms for double or single occupancy.

Pricing is in addition to the tour and is 275 Euros per night which includes breakfast and all taxes.  Full payment at check out.

Flights

Reservations for flights are available, please check with us to find out the latest pricing. We encourage all those not joining the pre cruise portion of the trip to arrive in Vienna by December 1, 2019, the day before the cruise, to alleviate worries about travel delays the day of embarkation.

If you are planning on extending your trip with us by joining the pre cruise itinerary in Prague, please plan to arrive in Prague by November 29, 2019.

 

Hotel stays pre and post cruise

Vienna and Budapest have many hotel options that would provide a wonderful compliment to your European River Cruise.  Royal Travel Center will be happy to discuss options to suit your needs and style, please contact us for more information.

Hotel Smetana for pre cruise option

For those participating in our pre cruise extension, we will be staying at Hotel Smetana in Prague.  An 18th century former Pachtuv Palace restored to its original splendor and located on the river Vltava with stunning views.  Located only steps from Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Prague and Prague Castle.

Accommodations will be Deluxe River View Rooms for double or single occupancy.  Pricing is 275 Euros per night which includes breakfast and all taxes.  Full payment at check out.

Travel Insurance 

We recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in case the unexpected does occur. Travel insurance provides coverage for such events as trip cancellation, interruption, damaged/lost baggage and medical expenses. There are various options when it comes to the best policy for your needs. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Ask us for more details.

Travel insurance must by accepted or declined prior to your final payment on September 3, 2019.  Travel insurance may cover you for the penalties listed below if you should have to cancel for a covered reason.  Call us to discuss your options.

 

Overview

We invite you to join Royal Travel Center for an exciting Christmas Markets of Europe river cruise.  Our journey on the Danube takes us from Vienna to Budapest on board the luxurious 5* Crystal Mozart.  Crystal Cruises has designed unique included shore excursions which promise to be new experiences for past Danube travelers.  We are offering an optional  3-night pre-cruise  tour for Prague and its famous Christmas market along with other amazing experiences.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of European Christmas Markets and making memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary
DATEPORTARRIVEDEPART
Monday, December 2Vienna, AustriaEmbark 12:00 pmOvernight
Tuesday, December 3Vienna, Austria11:59 pm
Wednesday, December 4Krems, Austria
Spitz, Austria
8:00 am
2:30 pm
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
Thursday, December 5Linz, Austria8:00 am11:00 pm
Friday, December 6Melk, Austria8:00 am2:00 pm
Saturday, December 7Bratislava, Slovakia8:00 am7:00 pm
Sunday, December 8Budapest, Hungary9:00 amOvernight
Monday, December 9Budapest, HungaryDisembark AM
Dining

Crystal Dining

Crystal Mozart embraces the farm to table concept and sources all of it’s food from local suppliers with menus focusing on local cuisine.  There is one main dining venue, two casual dining locations, an optional intimate Vintage dining room, a snack pantry and 24 hr room service.  The chefs on board will accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.

Waterside Restaurant

Breakfasts and Lunches served buffet style with a cold buffet as well as omelette or carving stations.

Dinners have changing menus and are lavish culinary presentations of Michelin inspired cuisine in a formal dining room setting, with flexible dining times allowing you to choose your dining time and table companions.

The hours for Evening Dining are 6:00 PM-10:30 PM

The Vintage Room

An optional dining experience for only 12 passengers.  This exclusive venue serves special themed dinners designed by the master chef with curated wine pairings to compliment each course.

Lunch and Dinner seating by reservation only once on board the Crystal Mozart

Bistro Mozart

A casual eatery with a light buffet featuring snacks and light bites and serving coffee, teas and spirits.  During evening hours, Bistro Mozart turns into a casual sit down restaurant.

Bistro Mozart hours: 9 am-9 pm

Blue Bar and Grill

The second of the two casual eatries, Blue Bar and Grill serves made to order burgers and sandwiches, pretzels and pastries which may be enjoyed in the small restaurant or alfresco on deck in the from of the ship.

Blue Bar and Grill hours: Noon – 2:30 pm

 

 

Reservations

Reservations

Contact us to begin planning this exciting trip!

Mary Lou Yeager at 757-253-2700

Jenny Yeager by phone at 407-230-0580

or you may reach us by email at info@royatravelcenter.com

Payments

Payment information

Deposit is 20% of the total fare.

Final payment is due September 3, 2019

Receive up to $125 per person onboard spending money

.

Pre Cruise option

Exclusive Royal Travel Center Pre Cruise Option

This will be a Magical river cruise on the Danube! Enhance your journey by choosing the optional pre cruise addition which we have curated exclusively for our “Royal Travelers”; Prague and its famous Christmas Market.  Space is limited, so reserve early.

Shore Excursion Overview Flyer

PAYMENT

50% deposit at time of booking

Full payment by October 30, 2019

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

* package cancelled up to 30 days prior to arrival – free of charge
* package cancelled 29 – 7 days prior to arrival – 35% cancellation charge
* package cancelled 6 days and less prior to arrival – 100% cancellation charge.  No Refund.

Hotel Smetana

For those participating in our pre cruise extension, we will be staying at Hotel Smetana in Prague.  An 18th century former Pachtuv Palace restored to its original splendor and located on the river Vltava with stunning views.  Located only steps from Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Prague and Prague Castle.

Accommodations will be Deluxe River View Rooms for double or single occupancy.

Pricing is in addition to the tour and is 275 Euros per night which includes breakfast and all taxes.  Full payment at check out.

Flights

Flights

Reservations for flights are available, please check with us to find out the latest pricing. We encourage all those not joining the pre cruise portion of the trip to arrive in Vienna by December 1, 2019, the day before the cruise, to alleviate worries about travel delays the day of embarkation.

If you are planning on extending your trip with us by joining the pre cruise itinerary in Prague, please plan to arrive in Prague by November 29, 2019.

 

Hotels

Hotel stays pre and post cruise

Vienna and Budapest have many hotel options that would provide a wonderful compliment to your European River Cruise.  Royal Travel Center will be happy to discuss options to suit your needs and style, please contact us for more information.

Hotel Smetana for pre cruise option

For those participating in our pre cruise extension, we will be staying at Hotel Smetana in Prague.  An 18th century former Pachtuv Palace restored to its original splendor and located on the river Vltava with stunning views.  Located only steps from Charles Bridge, The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Prague and Prague Castle.

Accommodations will be Deluxe River View Rooms for double or single occupancy.  Pricing is 275 Euros per night which includes breakfast and all taxes.  Full payment at check out.

Insurance

Travel Insurance 

We recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in case the unexpected does occur. Travel insurance provides coverage for such events as trip cancellation, interruption, damaged/lost baggage and medical expenses. There are various options when it comes to the best policy for your needs. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Ask us for more details.

Travel insurance must by accepted or declined prior to your final payment on September 3, 2019.  Travel insurance may cover you for the penalties listed below if you should have to cancel for a covered reason.  Call us to discuss your options.

 

Jenny YeagerGroup – Crystal Mozart Christmas Market Dec 2020