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Main river cruising

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.
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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 2017 Europe River Cruises

Europe river cruises

New Year Sale

Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights

8 days
Amsterdam > Amsterdam
Discover the beauty of the Netherlands and discover the history and culture of a lovely region on this 8 day cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium.
from £2,470 £1,720

Gems of the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
Along every bend in the Danube River you'll be amazed by the sights that greet you from historical Budapest to beautiful Nuremberg over 8 lovely days.
from £2,540 £2,170

Iconic Danube

8 days
Budapest > Munich
You will be amazed each and every day when visiting magnificent cities like Melk and Durnstein on this 8 day cruise from beautiful Budapest to Munich.
from £2,590
New Year Sale

Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from £2,870 £1,670
New Year Sale

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
You'll be enchanted by the grand palaces and fairytale castles of Europe on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine and Danube.
from £3,245 £2,495
New Year Sale

Black Sea Explorer

9 days
Budapest > Bucharest
Journey through unspoilt lands, lush landscape and centuries of fascinating history as you discover Eastern Europe.
from £3,345 £2,345
New Year Sale

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Lyon > Marseille
Be enchanted on this 8 day cruise along the Rhone river from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon. Explore the very best of France, including Lyon, Vienne & Avignon.
from £3,470 £3,220
New Year Sale

Gems of the Danube with Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
Take a 7 day cruise along the enchanting Danube from mighty Budapest to the Bavarian city Nuremberg before visiting Prague, the 'Paris of the East'.
from £3,545 £2,545
Bordeaux Stay Pay

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Learn how to taste wine from a sommelier during the visits to the wineries and vineyards on this romantic 11 day cruise through the Bordeaux region.
from £3,745 £2,495
New Year Sale

Unforgettable Douro

11 days
Porto > Porto
Enjoy the beautiful vistas of vineyards and wineries on this 10 day cruise along the utterly beautiful Douro River from incredible Porto to Vega de Terron.
from £3,745 £2,995
New Year Sale

Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Travel along the river that runs through one of the most romantic cities in the world on this 11 day cruise from Paris to the coastal city Honfleur.
from £3,880 £2,880
New Year Sale

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Basel to Amsterdam exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £3,940 £2,940
New Year Sale

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

14 days
Lisbon > Porto
Stay for three nights in lovely Lisbon before stepping on board a Scenic Space-Ship for a wondrous 14 day cruise along the magnificent Douro River.
from £4,395 £3,645
New Year Sale

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
On this 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon you will have the chance to feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes.
from £4,745 £3,910

South of France

13 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
On this 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon you will have the chance to feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes.
from £4,745
New Year Sale

Jewels of Russia

15 days
Moscow > St Petersburg
This wondrous 15 day cruise will take you through mighty Russia, along the Volga River from the splendours of Moscow to the beauty of St. Petersburg.
from £5,840 £5,590
New Year Sale

Christmas Wonderland

16 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Discover the most beautiful Christmas villages and festivities Europe has to offer in the holiday season on this 16 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
from £7,990 £7,240

France river cruises

New Year Sale

Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from £2,870 £1,670
New Year Sale

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Lyon > Marseille
Be enchanted on this 8 day cruise along the Rhone river from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon. Explore the very best of France, including Lyon, Vienne & Avignon.
from £3,470 £3,220
Bordeaux Stay Pay

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Learn how to taste wine from a sommelier during the visits to the wineries and vineyards on this romantic 11 day cruise through the Bordeaux region.
from £3,745 £2,495
New Year Sale

Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Travel along the river that runs through one of the most romantic cities in the world on this 11 day cruise from Paris to the coastal city Honfleur.
from £3,880 £2,880
New Year Sale

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Basel to Amsterdam exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £3,940 £2,940
New Year Sale

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
On this 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon you will have the chance to feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes.
from £4,745 £3,910