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Stunning Scenery

The Main River meanders through Bavaria with picture postcard countryside for company. Enjoy views of medieval castles, crystal-clear rivers and lakes, forests, national parks, sun-soaked vineyard slopes and romantic low mountain landscapes with Alpine summits.

Explore Culture and Heritage

Step back in time on the River Main as it winds its way through the magnificent Bavarian landscape. Bavaria is one of the oldest states in Europe and was once a sovereign state. The Main offers a feast for historians and culture vultures with medieval castles, charming small towns, famous cities, opulent palaces and Baroque churches.

Cruising Delights

Enjoy itineraries with something for everyone, experienced cruisers and beginners alike. Tour historic cities and charming towns on foot with our experienced guides or explore by bike. Visit world-class attractions and enjoy delicious local cuisine or chill out on the sun deck with a drink and a beautiful view for company.

Main River Cruises

Sail through Bavaria’s peaceful and pastoral landscapes and discover some highlights of Germany’s fascinating historical treasures and heritage. Explore the ancient towns of Miltenberg, Würzburg, and Bamberg and marvel at the majesty of Wertheim Castle, with numerous UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites to explore. Discover a treasure trove of unspoiled, picturesque landscapes and historic towns with our luxury River Cruise offers, the ultimate blend of heritage and culture combined with the region of most spectacular river backdrop.

Main River Cruise Deals

Set sail down the Main with Crui.se

Crui.se Loves
14 Nights
Mar Dec

Magnificent Europe

  • Amsterdam
  • Andernach
  • Bamberg
  • Budapest
  • Dürnstein / Melk
  • Linz / Salzburg / Passau
  • Miltenberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Rudesheim / Andernach
  • Vienna
  • Würzburg
£2,995pp
Was £3,795pp FREE CABIN UPGRADE
  • MS AmaStella + 2 more ships  
  • Main
14 Nights
Apr Sep

Cruise the Heart of Europe: Explore the Rhine, Main and Danube

  • Bamberg
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz & Boppard
  • Mainz
  • Melk
  • Miltenberg & Wertheim
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim
  • Vienna
  • Würzburg
£2,469pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Emily Brontë + 2 more ships  
  • Main
7 Nights
Apr Dec

Reflections of the Rhine and Main

  • Amsterdam
  • Bamberg
  • Cologne / Bruhl
  • Miltenberg
  • Munich / Nuremberg
  • Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge
  • Würzburg
£1,795pp Est. Price per person
  • Travelmarvel Polaris  
  • Main
7 Nights
May Aug
Nov Nov

Treasures of the Main & Rhine

  • Amsterdam
  • Bamberg
  • Cologne
  • Nuremberg
  • Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge / Lahnstein
  • Wertheim
  • Würzburg
£2,104pp Est. Price per person
  • AmaCerto & AmaPrima  
  • Main
8 Nights
May Oct

German Grandeur (Eastbound)

  • Bamberg
  • Basel
  • Breisach
  • Frankfurt
  • Main River Village
  • Nuremberg
  • Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Boppard
  • Strasbourg
  • Würzburg
£2,392pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Tranquility II  
  • Main
11 Nights
Nov Dec

Christmas on the Main & Moselle

  • Bamberg
  • Cochem & Winnigen
  • Heidelberg
  • Mainz
  • Nuremberg
  • Prague
  • Remis & Trier
  • Trier & Bernkastel
  • Würzburg
£3,845pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Longship Hild / Herja  
  • Main
7 Nights
Mar Nov

Highlights of the Rhine and Main

  • Amsterdam
  • Andernach
  • Bamberg
  • Miltenberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Rhine Gorge / Rüdesheim
  • Würzburg
£2,545pp Est. Price per person
  • MS AmaStella + 2 more  
  • Main
7 Nights
October

Majestic Main & Rhine

  • Amsterdam
  • Bamberg
  • Cologne
  • Miltenberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Rüdesheim
  • Würzburg
£1,406pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Isla  
  • Main
4 Nights
Mar Nov

Rhine Mini Cruise Main & Lorelei

  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt / Koblenz
  • Rüdesheim
£171.83pp Est. Price per person
  • A-Rosa Silva / A-Rosa Brava  
7 Nights
May 2024

Medieval Germany River Cruise

  • Bamberg
  • Mainz
  • Miltenberg & Wertheim
  • Nuremberg
  • Rothenburg & Oschsenfurt
  • Würzburg
£2,049pp Est. Price per person
  • MS George Eliot  
  • Main
7 Nights
May Nov

Europe’s Rivers & Castles

  • Cochem / Koblenz
  • Eltmann
  • Luxembourg
  • Nuremberg
  • Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Wertheim
  • Würzburg
£2,393pp Est. Price per person
  • AmaCerto / AmaPrima  
  • Main
21 Nights
May Sep

Iconic Rivers of Europe - The Main, Rhine & Danube

  • Amsterdam
  • Bamberg
  • Belgrade
  • Budapest
  • Cologne
  • Golubac / Donji Milanovac
  • Melk / Wachau Valley / Vienna
  • Miltenberg
  • Novi Sad
  • Oltenita
  • Passau / Linz
  • Regensburg
  • Rhine Gorge / Rüdesheim
  • Roth
  • Rousse
  • Vidin
  • Vienna
  • Volkach
  • Vukovar / Ilok
  • Würzburg
£7,914pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Expression  
  • Main
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Main River Cruise Lines

In partnership with our trusted cruise partners, indulge yourself in the hand-picked delights and highlights of the Main River, secure in the knowledge that you’ll enjoy optimal service with operators that dedicate themselves to the customer experience for a truly memorable Main River cruise.

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Extraordinary Itineraries

Hand-picked itineraries with local expert guides offer travellers a blend of the famous and unmissable mixed with a selection of secret gems. Our tour guides pride themselves on offering visitors the essential ‘must see’ landmarks blended with some ‘outside the box’ destinations. Follow a set programme or head off and explore on your own.

Delectable Dining

Enjoy five-star cuisine with an authentic flavour of the riverside regions. Our gourmet chefs take advantage of local produce and inspiration to bring stunning dishes to the table with recommended provincial and international wine lists. There are daily vegan and vegetarian options, plus special menus for those on restricted diets, with taste and flavour always the top priority.

Main River Cruise Itinerary

*This is an example itinerary of one of many of our Main River cruises. We have a huge selection of river routes, cruise lines, and ships. Speak to our crui.se advisor today to find your perfect Main River cruise

 

 

DAY 1
Check in and embark at Cologne

Check in and embark at Cologne

This tour starts on the Rhine and then heads off onto the Main, the Rhine’s largest and most significant tributary. Enjoy a day in Cologne, the largest city on the famous Rhine River and the fourth largest in Germany. Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unmissable landmark and offers bird’s eye views of the city and the river. Embark your luxury cruiser in the evening.

DAY 2
Koblenz

Koblenz

Set sail from Cologne along the Rhine to the charming city of Koblenz with its Roman origins and the significant Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress still standing with spectacular views over the river. The cruise continues through one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and past the Lorelei Rock, located at the river’s narrowest point and named after the legendary and mythical Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their death.

DAY 3
Miltenberg

Miltenberg

Enjoy stunning river views as you cruise through the Spessart region, home of Snow White and an area noted for its glassblowing traditions, with a live demonstration of this ancient art on board for guests to enjoy. In the afternoon, we dock at Miltenberg, a pretty town crammed with half-timbered houses and home to Germany’s oldest inn. A walking tour makes the most of this charming riverside location with plenty of free time to explore.

DAY 4
Würzburg

Würzburg

Würzburg is a city famed for its lavish baroque and rococo architecture. It has a wonderful 18th-century Bishop’s Residenz, a vast and ornate palace complete with a renowned fresco by Venetian artist, Teipolo. Würzburg is also the centre of the Franconian wine country, a hallmark of which is the distinctive ‘bocksbeutel’ or flattened glass bottles, the perfect opportunity to sample some iconic vintages. Guests can also enjoy an optional full-day excursion to Rothenburg, another feast for lovers of Gothic and baroque architecture, where half-timbered houses line the cobblestone lanes of the old town.

DAY 5
Bamberg

Bamberg

Sail the Main in the morning and then arrive at Bamberg in the afternoon, which sits at the confluence of the Regnitz and Main rivers. Reputedly one of Germany’s most beautiful towns, Bamberg has a stunning medieval city centre and Europe’s largest intact original city wall. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A guided walking tour includes the 11th-century cathedral reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century and the picturesque city and town hall, which sits on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Famous for its smoke-flavoured beer, Bamberg is a mecca for beer lovers, so allow yourself enough time for a tipple.

DAY 6
Nuremberg

Nuremberg

Nuremberg offers a fascinating insight into the demise of the Third Reich with the opportunity to visit the Palace of Justice, the location of the famous Nuremberg Trials and the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s. There’s also a chance to view the famous underground chambers where priceless art was hidden during the Second World War. For those who like their history a bit older, Nuremberg was an important commercial hub from the Middle Ages onwards, as well as the toy-making centre of Europe. There are well-preserved historical landmarks like the Imperial Palace and the walled Old Town. Nuremberg is famous for its gingerbread, so don’t forget to try some!

DAY 7
Regensburg

Regensburg

Cruising from the Main onto the Danube, arrive in Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city untouched by the bombs of World War II, with Roman origins and plenty of 13th and 14th-century architecture. Dine at the famous Alte Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. Guests also have the option to travel to Munich for a full-day tour of this historic city.

DAY 8
Passau

Passau

Passau sits at the confluence of the Ilz, Inn, and Danube Rivers, your last port of call on this eight-day voyage. A historic town, Passau is known as the ‘Three Rivers City’ and lies on the Austrian border so guests can opt for a full-day tour of picturesque Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting of the iconic film, The Sound of Music. Passau marks the end of your river journey, but it is the perfect location to continue your travels or stay a while longer.

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Explore the Rich European Heritage Along the Majestic Main River

Start your cruise on the Rhine before joining the Main, the longest tributary of the Rhine River after Koblenz. The Main follows a winding and circuitous route through some of Germany’s most scenic landscapes and forms a unique cultural and geographic divide separating peoples, religions and cuisines. Enjoy a fascinating tour through beautiful forestland, vineyards and some of Germany’s most famous and historic landmarks.

Main River Cruise Reviews

“We were tempted by the fame and reputation of cruising the Danube or the Rhine but also wanted to do something just a bit different on this, our first cruise. And we hit the nail on the head as this cruise includes rivers and the Main, a fascinating tributary with history and heritage at every turn. The port itineraries were really well thought out and run by expert guides, and the vessel was the height of luxury.”

Penny and Steven, Hemel Hempstead

“A great trip for people like us who like to get under the skin of a place and avoid the obvious well-trodden tourist routes. Not that this cruise didn’t visit some high spots like Nuremberg and Munich, but there was also so much for the traveller who likes to get off the beaten track, like us. We didn’t opt for the ship’s planned itineraries, but all the way the tour guides were helpful and shared information to help us explore (such as local vineyards!). It felt like we had planned our own holiday and were almost lone travellers, just perfect.”

Kevin and Sandi, Doncaster

“Planning a cruise as a surprise is a bit risky, especially as this was our first river holiday, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. The vessel was fabulous, and we spent a couple of days just lounging around on the sun deck; it was so pleasant. The port excursions were informative and well-planned, but there was no pressure to go on them. The food was superb, with different regions and local dishes reflected on the daily menus. All in all, a great experience and a really different and interesting way to holiday.”

Ian, Plymouth

“We like to think we are experienced cruisers and know our way around the rivers of Europe. We decided to break away from our usual cruise partner, always a risk, but we were more than happy with the quality of the vessel and onboard service on this Main River journey. The main ports stopovers are as good as any you will find elsewhere, with a real emphasis on finding something to appeal to everyone plus, there are destinations on this cruise that you don’t get with other companies. The boat was well-appointed, and the staff was polite and friendly, so we will definitely explore further with this company.”

Hattie and Laurence, Islington

Trustpilot Reviews

 

Personal Experience of a crui.se Team Member

Beth, Crui.se Expert

Main River Cruises 2024 & 2025

I have cruised the Danube and the Rhine numerous times, so travelling the scenic Main River was a real eye-opener, even for an experienced cruiser like me. If you like your history, this cruise spans about 1,000 years, plus all the heritage and culture that go alongside it. I really liked the mix of famous cities and small, picturesque towns, which give you an authentic flavour of the people who have lived along the river. And the Main is just so picturesque, with a lazy, meandering route which suits the holiday pace of life so well. This cruise is an excellent choice for people who have cruised a lot but also those who want to dip a toe into the water and are cruising for the first time.

Main River Cruise Guide Prices

Cruise Line
Cruise Name
Duration (Nights)
Cruise Ship
Price
Viking
New! Christmas On The Main & Moselle
12 nights
Multiple Ships
From £3,045.00
Scenic
Iconic Danube
8 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £2,499
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
8 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
8 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £3,145
Scenic
Iconic Danube with Prague
8 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £3,510
Scenic
Danube in Depth
11 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £2,999
Scenic
Danube in Depth with Prague
10 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £4,420
Scenic
Treasures of the Rhine
12 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £1,330
Scenic
Jewels of Europe
8 nights
Scenic Crystal
From £3,038
Scenic
Christmas Markets
15 nights
Scenic Opal
From £4,552
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland
15 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £5,195
Scenic
Christmas & New Year
12 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,345
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,335
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Paris
12 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,945
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Jade
From £3,683
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague
18 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £5,910
Scenic
Christmas & New Year with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Amber
From £6,775
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris
18 nights
Scenic Opal
From £6,495
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris
18 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £4,308
Scenic
Christmas Wonderland with Paris
19 nights
Scenic Amber
From £6,505
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Ljubljana & Zagreb
18 nights
Scenic Crystal
From £3,843
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris
18 nights
Scenic Ruby
From £6,555
Scenic
Christmas & New Year with Paris & Prague
18 nights
Scenic Opal
From £7,055
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague
21 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £4,953
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris
18 nights
Scenic Jade
From £7,220
Scenic
North Sea to the Black Sea
18 nights
Scenic Pearl
From £10,280
Scenic
North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey
19 nights
Scenic Pearl
From £11,880
Scenic
Gems of the Seine & Jewels of Europe
21 nights
Scenic Gem
From £11,890
Emerald Cruises
Christmas time on the Danube
5 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £1,995
Emerald Cruises
Rhine-Main Discovery
8 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £1,220
Emerald Cruises
The Majestic Rhine
8 nights
Emerald Sun
From £2,495
Emerald Cruises
Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards
11 nights
Emerald Sky
From £2,795
Emerald Cruises
Zurich - Lucerne & The Majestic Rhine
11 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,490
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe
15 nights
Emerald Sun
From £2,995
Emerald Cruises
Christmas Markets of Europe
15 nights
Emerald Sky
From £4,095
Emerald Cruises
Prague & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,675
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe & Prague
18 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,795
Emerald Cruises
Paris & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £4,400
Emerald Cruises
Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe
21 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £4,800
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe & Paris
18 nights
Emerald Sky
From £5,085
Emerald Cruises
Copenhagen & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £5,265
Emerald Cruises
Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe
21 nights
Emerald Sky
From £5,520
Emerald Cruises
Amsterdam to Bucharest - Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube
23 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £7,025
Emerald Cruises
Zurich to Berlin & The Majestic Rhine
13 nights
Not Available
From £4,065
Emerald Cruises
The Majestic Rhine & Berlin
10 nights
Not Available
From £3,070
Emerald Cruises
Christmas Time on the Rhine
5 nights
Not Available
From £1,840
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Maya
From £859
TUI
Mistletoe & Rhine
5 nights
TUI Isla
From £879
TUI
Bavarian Beer Cruise
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £889
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Skyla
From £899
TUI
Rhine Gorge Discovery
3 nights
TUI Isla
From £899
TUI
Mistletoe & Rhine
5 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,119
TUI
Rhine Christmas Charms
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,217
TUI
A Rhineland New Year
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,237
TUI
New Year\'s Rhine Celebrations
7 nights
TUI Maya
From £1,288
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Maya
From £1,389
TUI
Majestic Main & Rhine
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,406
TUI
The Moselle Valley - Vines & Views
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,509
TUI
Danube Icons
8 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,519
TUI
North Rhine Explorer
6 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,525
TUI
North Rhine & Netherlands Explorer
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,566
TUI
Rhine Gems
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,576
TUI
Rhine - Chateaux & Gateaux
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,739
TUI
European Explorer 2
11 nights
TUI Isla
From £2,469
TUI
Icons of Europe 2
15 nights
TUI Isla
From £2,929
TUI
Icons of Europe
15 nights
TUI Isla
From £2,974
Cruise Line
Cruise Name
Duration (Nights)
Cruise Ship
Price
Emerald Cruises
Christmas time on the Danube
5 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £1,995
Emerald Cruises
Rhine-Main Discovery
8 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £1,220
Emerald Cruises
The Majestic Rhine
8 nights
Emerald Sun
From £2,495
Emerald Cruises
Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards
11 nights
Emerald Sky
From £2,795
Emerald Cruises
Zurich - Lucerne & The Majestic Rhine
11 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,490
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe
15 nights
Emerald Sun
From £2,995
Emerald Cruises
Christmas Markets of Europe
15 nights
Emerald Sky
From £4,095
Emerald Cruises
Prague & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,675
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe & Prague
18 nights
Emerald Sun
From £3,795
Emerald Cruises
Paris & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £4,400
Emerald Cruises
Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe
21 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £4,800
Emerald Cruises
Splendours of Europe & Paris
18 nights
Emerald Sky
From £5,085
Emerald Cruises
Copenhagen & Splendours of Europe
18 nights
Emerald Dawn
From £5,265
Emerald Cruises
Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe
21 nights
Emerald Sky
From £5,520
Emerald Cruises
Amsterdam to Bucharest - Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube
23 nights
Emerald Destiny
From £7,025
Emerald Cruises
Zurich to Berlin & The Majestic Rhine
13 nights
Not Available
From £4,065
Emerald Cruises
The Majestic Rhine & Berlin
10 nights
Not Available
From £3,070
Emerald Cruises
Christmas Time on the Rhine
5 nights
Not Available
From £1,840
Cruise Line
Cruise Name
Duration (Nights)
Cruise Ship
Price
Scenic
Iconic Danube
8 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £2,499
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
8 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
8 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £3,145
Scenic
Iconic Danube with Prague
8 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £3,510
Scenic
Danube in Depth
11 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £2,999
Scenic
Danube in Depth with Prague
10 nights
Scenic Jasper
From £4,420
Scenic
Treasures of the Rhine
12 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £1,330
Scenic
Jewels of Europe
8 nights
Scenic Crystal
From £3,038
Scenic
Christmas Markets
15 nights
Scenic Opal
From £4,552
Scenic
Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland
15 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £5,195
Scenic
Christmas & New Year
12 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,345
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,335
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Paris
12 nights
Scenic Opal
From £5,945
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Jade
From £3,683
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague
18 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £5,910
Scenic
Christmas & New Year with Prague
15 nights
Scenic Amber
From £6,775
Scenic
Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris
18 nights
Scenic Opal
From £6,495
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris
18 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £4,308
Scenic
Christmas Wonderland with Paris
19 nights
Scenic Amber
From £6,505
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Ljubljana & Zagreb
18 nights
Scenic Crystal
From £3,843
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris
18 nights
Scenic Ruby
From £6,555
Scenic
Christmas & New Year with Paris & Prague
18 nights
Scenic Opal
From £7,055
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague
21 nights
Scenic Jewel
From £4,953
Scenic
Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris
18 nights
Scenic Jade
From £7,220
Scenic
North Sea to the Black Sea
18 nights
Scenic Pearl
From £10,280
Scenic
North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey
19 nights
Scenic Pearl
From £11,880
Scenic
Gems of the Seine & Jewels of Europe
21 nights
Scenic Gem
From £11,890
Cruise Line
Cruise Name
Duration (Nights)
Cruise Ship
Price
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Maya
From £859
TUI
Mistletoe & Rhine
5 nights
TUI Isla
From £879
TUI
Bavarian Beer Cruise
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £889
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Skyla
From £899
TUI
Rhine Gorge Discovery
3 nights
TUI Isla
From £899
TUI
Mistletoe & Rhine
5 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,119
TUI
Rhine Christmas Charms
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,217
TUI
A Rhineland New Year
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,237
TUI
New Year\'s Rhine Celebrations
7 nights
TUI Maya
From £1,288
TUI
Winter Wonderlands
5 nights
TUI Maya
From £1,389
TUI
Majestic Main & Rhine
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,406
TUI
The Moselle Valley - Vines & Views
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,509
TUI
Danube Icons
8 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,519
TUI
North Rhine Explorer
6 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,525
TUI
North Rhine & Netherlands Explorer
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,566
TUI
Rhine Gems
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,576
TUI
Rhine - Chateaux & Gateaux
7 nights
TUI Isla
From £1,739
TUI
European Explorer 2
11 nights
TUI Isla
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Danube

Cruise the most unique river in the world and experience the history and beauty of a waterway that runs through ten different countries

Douro

Prepare for an extraordinary escapade as you set sail along the magnificent Douro River, a treasured waterway that meanders through charming landscapes and renowned vineyards in Portugal and Spain.

Moselle

Romance and this beautifully scenic and meandering river are intertwined with a trading history dating back to Roman times.

Rhine

Experience the beauty and inspiration for the world’s most famous literature and music on Germany’s longest river, a key trading route since the Roman Empire.

Mekong

Flowing through Southeast Asia, experience diverse cultures and ethnicities on this ancient waterway, the second most biologically diverse river in the world.

Nile

Experience the Land of the Pharaohs on a waterway that provides the essential thread through Egyptian culture, history and civilisation.

Elbe

Experience the sheer beauty of the river Elbe, famous for inspiring artists and writers of the Romantic Movement, with our luxury River Cruise deals, the ultimate blend of history, culture, and stunning views.

Rhône

Explore this ancient trading route’s fascinating heritage and beautiful scenery from Greek and Roman times with our Rhône River Cruise deals.

Seine

Discover the artistic treasures in the Louvre and Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny and see why the Seine River has inspired so many famous impressionist painters.

Chobe

Combine a land safari with a voyage on Africa’s famous Chobe River. There is plenty of opportunity to view the wildlife attracted to the water and the stunning scenery of the Caprivi Strip and Chobe National Park.

Magdalena

Explore Colombia like it’s never been seen before, from the beautiful Magdalena River, onboard a luxury river cruise boat

Saône

Not one of the most popular rivers, but a true hidden gem. Choose from our small but stylish river Saône itineraries.

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Main River Cruises FAQ

You can check our frequently ask questions here anytime

Can you cater for passengers with allergies and restricted diets?

Our gourmet chefs offer varied menus daily, including vegetarian and vegan options, and can easily tailor dishes to suit any allergies or restrictions – just let us know when you book. The cuisine is a mix of international and locally inspired fare with no compromise on taste or flavour, whatever your diet.

Can you accommodate a guest with limited mobility?

All our cruisers are specifically designed for optimal access, so let us know your needs when you book, and we’ll be able to accommodate you. Some vessels have interconnecting staterooms, perfect for people who require assistance from a family member or friend. We are always happy to tailor rooms to give guests the best cruise experience and can also help with special dietary requirements and any medical needs whilst you’re on board.

What is the current policy on Covid vaccinations?

Our booking team will let you know when you make your river cruise reservation. We follow the latest World Health Organisation Covid guidance and refer to local protocols in the regions we sail through. Our on board staff are all fully vaccinated.

Do I need a visa for a Main River Cruise?

Depending on how many countries you sail through, you will probably need a visa or visas. Passengers must arrange their own visas and should do so well ahead of their cruise date in case of delays. Our friendly booking team will be able to give you some general advice on what’s involved when you make your reservation.

What is the geography of the Main River?

The Main River, also known as the Main, is a significant waterway in central Germany. It flows through the central part of the country, primarily in the state of Bavaria, before joining the Rhine River (the longest river located in Germany) near Mainz.

The Main River is linked with the Danube Rivers and the Main-Danube Canal, forming an essential European waterway network. While it is not linked directly with the North Sea, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal connects the Main River at Bamberg, Germany, to the Rhine River near the town of Mainz. From Mainz, the Rhine flows northwest, eventually reaching the North Sea in the Netherlands.

In Regensburg, Germany, the Main and Danube rivers merge. This connects two major European rivers, allowing for easier navigation and transportation across the continent. The Danube River flows northwest towards the Black Sea from Regensburg, while the Main River flows northwest towards the Rhine.

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