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Main River

Germany's peaceful Main River winds through the heart of the country, passing forests and vineyards as well as cosmopolitan cities and medieval towns. The river is a tributary of the Rhine and also connects with the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal. Many Main itineraries also sail the Rhine and Danube, some traveling from the North Sea all the way to the Black Sea.

Guests might visit the "The Pearl of the Romantic Road," Wurzburg, and its Residenz, an immaculate Baroque palace, or enjoy local Franconian wines. Then, walk among the 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered houses of Miltenberg, relax in the Mediterranean gardens of Aschaffenburg and visit the fishermen's village known as "Little Venice" in Bamberg.

In November and December, the towns along the Main celebrate the holiday season with festive Christmas markets. Visitors can shop for souvenirs or presents and taste holiday favorites like mulled wine and local specialties such as Rothenberg's Schneeball.

Our cruises are hassle-free because all the day-to-day details are handled for you by experienced cruise directors. And in each stop along the way, expert guides show you the top attractions and share their intimate knowledge of the locale. These trips are also easy to budget, as so much is included in the upfront price.

Limited-Time Offers on Main River Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save an additional $250 per couple off this cruise. Expires January 29. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to an additional $300 per couple on Scenic river cruises. Expires January 29. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save $750 per couple off 2021 Europe sailings. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to 30% off 2021 river cruises. Receive an additional $1,000 per couple discount off airfare, plus get a free private car transfer from the airport to your ship upon arrival. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on 2021 Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to $650 per couple on 2021 Riviera river cruises. Plus, receive a free drinks package . Expires January 29. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly from $295 per person from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple on 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save an additional $400 per couple off 2021 sailings. Expires January 29. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $99 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $299 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $2,000 per couple off 2022 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 12% off 2022 cruises . Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $300 per couple onboard credit on select cruises. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple off select Europe cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $100 per couple onboard credit on river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $299 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $2,000 per couple off Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Past guests of Uniworld, Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight, Luxury Gold, African Travel, Brendan and Contiki save an additional $100 to $600 per person off trips. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Riviera: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on all sailings. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Single supplement is waived or reduced on select departures in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Special savings on family cruises! Travelers ages four to 17 save 25% off the cruise price of select family sailings when accompanied by an adult. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple off select 2022 Europe cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save $650 per couple off select cruises . Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Active and retired U.S. military personnel receive an additional $100 per person (up to $200 per stateroom) off any sailing. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
  • Emerald: Past guests who refer a new traveler to Emerald Waterways earn a $100 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Emerald: Travel with Emerald Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Emerald. Click here.
  • Scenic: Refer a new traveler to Scenic and earn a $200 to $300 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 to $150 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.

Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.