Main River

Cut a course through Bavaria discovering authentic river-lined communities.

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The Main River reveals a region laden with Germanic splendour...

On our Main river cruises, you'll cut a course through the pastoral landscapes of Bavaria, revealing a region laden with Germanic splendour and fascinating heritage. This 237-mile long river connects the Danube to the Rhine, and its banks reveal an authentic history of the continent.

From ancient towns like Miltenberg, Würzburg and Bamberg to fascinating historic sites like Wertheim Castle and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Residenz; the Main ebbs through some of the most enriching destinations of Bavaria in one seamless journey connecting you from the majestic Danube and River rivers.

You’ll see a distinct combination of natural beauty and quaint architecture along the Main river be surrounded in the luxurious, spacious interior of our award-winning Star-Ships. With everything from an indoor heated pool to our sumptuous Horizon Bar, you’ll have just as much to do on board and you will have exploring the beautiful destinations on land.

Whether you choose to embark on our Majestic Rhine river cruise and journey from Frankfurt to Basel, or add a unique stay stay such as Berlin or Zurich, the charming, serene and magical environment of the Main is yours to explore with Emerald Waterways.

Wertheim, Germany

Destinations along the Main river

River cruises on the Main River are combined with a longer journey on the Rhine or the Danube, giving you the chance to experience more of the historic wonders which make Europe such an exciting river cruise destination.

Main River Cruises