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Experience the beauty of the Main with Scenic river cruise
The Main River cuts through a landscape of charm and character, with quaint villages and historic wonders far removed from the ordinary tourist trail. A river cruise on the Main is typically combined with a longer journey on the Rhine or the Danube, giving you the opportunity to travel from the majestic Upper Franconia region of Germany to the very heart of Europe.
Travel the steady flow of the Main between Bamberg and Mainz, and experience a region scattered with architectural treasures and historic sites of cultural intrigue. Traditional German character is easy to come by on these waters, and never is this more apparent in Würzburg, the so-called ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, whose lavish baroque and rococo architecture remains as striking as it was three centuries ago. Your Main river cruise journey is complemented perfectly by our elegant 5-star Space-Ships, as well as our signature all-inclusive service. Over the course of the cruise, you’re free to enjoy the luxury amenities found on board your ship, whilst savouring the cultural wonders which emerge with surprising regularity on the waters of the Main.

Perfect for:

  • Beer-lovers: Freudenberg, Germany
  • Culture vultures: Bamberg, Germany
  • Architecture enthusiasts: Würzburg, Germany

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An Exceptional Region of Germany

Connecting two of Europe’s great rivers, the Rhine and the Danube; the Main boasts its own unique cultural highlights, giving you an authentic slice of local life in this exceptional region of Germany.

Over the course of the Main’s navigable route between Bamberg and Mainz, our journey designers have sought unique cultural encounters that expose the unique traditions and customs of the region. 

In Freudenberg, you’ll savour a unique version of Germany’s iconic Oktoberfest, one of the country’s best-loved annual festivals. Look forward to traditional oom-pah-pah music, festive flags and an abundance of local beers, before joining the locals for a traditional Bavarian meal. Then it’s on to Würzburg, where you can choose to visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace or explore the famous Romantic Road. 

In Bamberg, the city’s World Heritage-listed centre is yours to explore at your leisure. If you’d prefer to gain greater insight, join a knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating guided tour of the city. 

Cruise in Complete Luxury with Scenic

The diverse array of traditional sites and famous beauty spots isn’t the only distraction during a Main river cruise. Travelling these ageless waters with one of Europe’s most luxurious river cruise providers comes with its own lavish comforts and perks — from the elegant and innovative surroundings of our 5-star Space-Ships to the generosity and splendour of our all-inclusive service. 

From the moment you step on board your Space-Ship, you’ll feel the benefit of our signature 5-star offering. Sip a coffee in the Panorama Lounge whilst your butler transports your luggage safely to your suite, before joining your fellow guests for the first of many delectable meals taken on board. Then your journey of discovery begins in earnest, as you take in the many all-inclusive excursions available to you during a Main river cruise. 

And of course, after another enriching day of culture and wonder on the banks of the Main, your suite promises the ultimate in luxury and comfort — helping you to rest and recharge for another day on this exciting waterway. 

Our Main River Cruises

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