Getting Ready for my 1st river cruise on board the Crystal Mozart

Finally the day is here! It’s a really long wait since we booked the cruise on March 23, 2017. I chose this itinerary mainly because we have an overnight stay in Vienna both at the beginning and at the end of the cruise. This 10-day cruise also includes a few full day tours to visit Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov & Munich.

Here is the itinerary map:

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My full itinerary:

Date city Details Start time End time
7-Jul YYZ-VIE Austrian Airlines OS72  YYZ-VIE 5:55 PM 8:30 AM
(Sat) Depart T1 (duration: 8 hr 35 min) (Sat) (Sun)
July 8-10 2-night Salzburg Pre-cruise
8-Jul Vienna Airport→  leave luggage at baggage service €4-8
(Sun) Salzburg OBB Train RJ640 (€29 – 1st class + €3 seat selection) 10:33 AM 1:48pm
Flughafen Wien Bahnhof → Salzburg HBF
Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
Getreidegasse 37, Salzburg, 5020
(43) (662) 80840
pick up Salzburg cards at Tourist Info 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Mozartplatz Sq. #5
Salzach River Cruise 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
funicular up to Salzburg Fortress
VIP dinner at Panorama Restaurant  -€76 each (VIP concert + dinner) 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
VIP concert at Golden Hall 8:30 PM 10:00 PM
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Monchsberg 34, 5020 Salzburg
9-Jul Salzburg Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg
(Mon) dinner before Sound of Salzburg Show – €20 each 7:30 PM 8:00 PM
Sound of Salzburg Show – €32 each 8:00 PM
Sternbrau, Griesgasse 23, Salzburg
10-Jul Salzburg →  OBB Train RJ763 (€34 – 1st class + €3 seat selection) 8:08 AM 10:57 AM
(Tue) Vienna Salzburg HBF → Flughafen Wien Bahnhof
Pick up luggage at airport
Meet Crystal rep left of arrival hall
 July 10 – 20  10-night Danube River Cruise
10-Jul Vienna Crystal Mozart (RMZ180710-10) 12:00 PM over-night
(Tue) (overnight) (check-in: after 12 noon)    Handelskai
Ship Tour: Austria in a Nutshell (VIE-02) 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
pick up Vienna 24-hr card at Train Station or Opera House’ Tourist Info
11-Jul Vienna Ship Tour: Exclusive Museum of Fine Arts & Art Chamber (VIE-05) 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
(Wed) (departs 12 am)
Ship Tour: Imperial Schonbrunn Palace & Royal Carriage Museum (VIE-04) 2:00 PM 6:30 AM
Complimentary Signature Event: Michelin-Star Dining at Le Ciel by Toni Morwald (VIE-16) 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
12-Jul Durnstein Ship Tour: Durnstein Walking Tour & Monastery (DUE-03) 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
(Thur) (9 am – 12 pm)    
Melk Ship Tour: Melk Abbey: a Baroque Masterpiece (MLK-02) 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
(4:30 – 7 pm)
13-Jul Linz Ship Tour: Czesky Full-day Adventure to Cesky Krumlov (LNZ-03) 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
(Fri) (8 am – 9 pm)                        
14-Jul Passau Ship Tour: A Day of Art & Culture in Munich (PSU-05) 8:30 AM 7:55 PM
(Sat) (8 am-overnight)                         
15-Jul Passau  Ship Tour: Roman Times and Roman Dishes (PSU-01) 10:15 AM 12:15 PM
(Sun) (departs 1 pm)                        
16-Jul Bratislava Ship Tour: Bratislava’s Ultimate Survivor: Chatam Sofer Memorial (BTS-04) 3:30 PM 7:00 PM
(Mon) (3 – 8 pm)                   
17-Jul Budapest Ship Tour: Beautiful Budapest (BUD-01) 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
(Tue) (9 am-overnight)    use taxi or metro to the city spa
Private Tour: Budapest Szechenyi Spa with VIP Massage – €80 each 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Signature Event: Princesses of Violin at Budapest History Museum (BUD-08) 7:20 PM 9:50 PM
18-Jul Budapest Ship Tour: Feast for the Senses: Parliament Building & the  Great Market Hall (BUD-03) 8:45 AM 12:15 PM
(Wed) (departs 1 pm)
19-Jul Vienna    
(Thur) (arrives 6 pm)  pick up Vienna 72-hr card at Train Station or Opera House’ Tourist Info
20-Jul (Fri) Vienna disembark any time
July 20-22 2-night Vienna Post-cruise
20-Jul Vienna taxi to Hotel Bristol
(Fri) Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel 3:00 PM 12:00 PM
Kaerntner Ring 1, Vienna 1010 Austria (10 am
(43) (1) 515160 requested)
Concert: Vienna Mozart Orchestra at Musikverein – €85 each 8:15 PM
Musikvereinplatz 1, A-1010 Wien


Concert: Mozart Requiem at St. Charles Church – €46 each (Cat I) 8:15 PM
22-Jul VIE – YYZ take CAT from Main Station to Airport 7:07 AM 7:23 AM
(Sun) Austrian Airlines OS71  VIE-YYZ (T3- T1) Depart T3 (duration: 9 hr 30 min) 10:40 AM 2:10 PM

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