The Main, a jewel among Germany's rivers, travels through a landscape of distinct beauty and landmarks. Bordered by lush naturescapes, the river passes historic towns like Wertheim and Bamberg as well the major cities of Frankfurt, Würzburg and Mainz. Enjoy viewing the unique, colorful half-timbered houses of the region while sippinglocalwines or taking advantage of the lively shopping districts.

The Main - perfect for:


Culture Vultures

Marked by historical towns with unique personalities, this region along the Main delights visitors with rich backgrounds and rare architecture. The Upper Franconian town of Bamberg intrigues with stories of the prince-bishops of Bamberg and their residences. In Wertheim and Miltenberg, find beautifully preserved half-timbered houses that date to the 14th century and historic town centers begging to be explored.

Wine culture at the highest level


for Wine-connoisseurs


Three-Rivers Cruise

from $ 2,549.00


Rhine & Danube Symphony

from $ 2,142.00


Wine-connoisseurs

Home to a strong wine industry, the Franconian region attracts connoisseurs looking for new tasting adventures. In Würzburg, discover the unique charm of Baroque and Rococo style architecture while exploring the many wine bars, wine cellars, and vineyards.

Our River Cruises along the Main

8 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

France

Switzerland

Highlight :

Picturesque half-timbered villages & romantic Middle Rhine

14 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Classical Rhine Cruise

AmsterdamBasel

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

France

Switzerland

Highlight :

Picturesque half-timbered villages & romantic Middle Rhine

13 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

Countries :

Switzerland

France

Germany

Netherlands

Highlight :

Picturesque half-timbered villages & romantic Middle Rhine

9 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Classical Rhine Cruise

BaselAmsterdam

Countries :

Switzerland

France

Germany

Netherlands

Highlight :

Picturesque half-timbered villages & romantic Middle Rhine

0 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

Rhine in Flames

AmsterdamBasel

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

France

Switzerland

Highlight :

Picturesque half-timbered villages & romantic Middle Rhine

1 Date

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Rhine in Flames

BaselAmsterdam

Countries :

Switzerland

France

Germany

Netherlands

Highlight :

Rhine in Flames Festival- Enjoy spectacular fireworks from the sun deck

1 Date

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

Three-Rivers Cruise

AmsterdamNuremberg

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

Highlight :

Majestic vineyards and magic castles of the Rhine Valley

2 Dates

Rhine, Main & Moselle

8

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Three-Rivers Cruise

AmsterdamNuremberg

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

Highlight :

Majestic vineyards and magic castles of the Rhine Valley

2 Dates

Danube

9

Days

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

Romantic vineyards & half-timbered villages

1 Date

Danube

9

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

PassauTrier

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

Romantic vineyards & half-timbered villages

1 Date

Danube

9

Days

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

Romantic vineyards & half-timbered villages

1 Date

Danube

9

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

German Riverscapes from Trier to Passau

TrierPassau

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

Romantic vineyards & half-timbered villages

2 Dates

Danube

8

Days

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

UNESCO World Heritage Site and Main-Danube Canal

2 Dates

Danube

8

Days

$150 Early Booking Discount

Rhine & Danube Symphony

ColognePassau

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

UNESCO World Heritage Site and Main-Danube Canal

0 Dates

Danube

8

Days

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Main-Danube Canal

1 Date

Danube

8

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Rhine & Danube Symphony

PassauCologne

Country :

Germany

Highlight :

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Main-Danube Canal

0 Dates

Danube

15

Days

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

Austria

Slovakia

Hungary

Highlight :

Windmills, vineyards, legendary sites and spectacular cities of world renown

2 Dates

Danube

15

Days

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Across Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

AmsterdamBudapest

Countries :

Netherlands

Germany

Austria

Slovakia

Hungary

Highlight :

Windmills, vineyards, legendary sites and spectacular cities of world renown

The most beautiful destinations along the Main

This European river experience takes you through a storied and versatile region. Passing through vast green spaces with nature at your door, meet historic towns like Wertheim, Bayreuth and Bamberg. Bejeweled with colorful half-timbered regional houses steeped in history, this region is also home to excellentwine varietals and thriving major cities Frankfurt and Würzburg.


Frankfurt, Germany

The fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt has long been recognized as a transportation hub, carrying river passengers from all points to converge in this vibrant city. Its long history touches on royalty: it was once called the Coronation City. Today, Frankfurt is not only recognized for its culinary and art scenes, but is also considered one of Europe’s most important financial centers and home to the European Central Bank.


Miltenberg and Wertheim, Germany

The quaint towns of Miltenberg and Wertheim share similar styles. In either place, you’ll have the chance to admire the beautifully preserved half-timbered houses that create a colorful, cheerful street scene and have been a part of German life since the 14th century.


Würzburg, Germany

Würzburg’s famous architecture represents the best of Baroque and Rococo styles. Strolling the city, you’ll encounter St. Kilian Cathedral and famous landmarks like the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the heart of the Franconian wine region, the city offers countless wine bars, wine cellars and vineyards. Wine lovers can taste white varieties such as Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Bacchus or enjoy the German red varieties including Dornfelder, Pinot Noir and the rosé Rotling. 

Bamberg

The Upper Franconian town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, delights visitors with its rich history and medieval design. Traditionally a residence of the bishops, the town’s atmosphere and stories of bishops captivate visitors from all over the globe. Enjoy the intrigue and mystery behind the building’s past.


Main Danube Canal, Germany

Twice as long as the Panama Canal, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal is a technological marvel connecting river traffic between the North Sea and Black Sea. Cruising this canal, opened in 1992, is truly a bucket-list experience. Calm, bucolic and surrounded by lush flora and fauna, this cruise affords a rare glimpse of a modern-day waterway set in ancient surroundings.

Between ancient and modern: the enchanting River Main

Cruising the Main brings you close to a wealth of natural wonders, rare cultural encounters, and fascinating European histories. With multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural landscapes filled with enchanting towns and vibrant cities, this region retains an international importance built upon centuries of commerce and the arts. Find your own foothold in this landscape and return home with treasured memories.

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