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Main River Cruises

Explore the heart of central Germany, drifting past forested hills, lush meadows and historic towns. A Main cruise between Bamberg and Mainz passes through 34 impressive locks, built to make these waters navigable. But perhaps the river’s most impressive feature is its link to the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal, enabling river travel across the entire length of Europe. Choose from one of our Main river cruises below..

Grand European Tour

Budapest to Amsterdam


15
days
12
tours
4
countries
$4,399
from

Romantic Danube

Budapest to Nuremberg


8
days
6
tours
3
countries
$2,499
from

Cities of Light

Paris to Prague


12
days
10
tours
4
countries
$3,749
from

European Sojourn

Amsterdam to Bucharest


23
days
18
tours
8
countries
$9,399
from

12
days
10
tours
5
countries
$6,949
from

NEW! Oberammergau & Danube Waltz

Oberammergau to Budapest


10
days
6
tours
5
countries
$6,149
from

12
days
10
tours
5
countries
$6,949
from

10
days
7
tours
3
countries
$5,749
from

Highlights of the Main River

The scenic Main River seems to take its time on its circuitous route to the Rhine, twisting and arcing its way at a leisurely pace through Germany’s scenic landscapes. Throughout its past, it has served as a geographic and cultural divide, separating languages, cuisines and religions. Today, this lazy waterway is a source of pride for all Germans, lined with picturesque preserved forestland, sprawling vineyards and some of the nation’s most beloved cultural and historic landmarks. Here is a sample of what you may experience during a Viking Main river cruise:

  • The wide, undulating loops of the scenic Main River
  • Charming half-timbered houses in Miltenberg
  • The glassblowing tradition of Spessart
  • The enormous and ornate Bishops’ Residenz of Würzbrug
  • Picturesque Bamberg and its Town Hall built on a river’s bridge
  • Distinctive rauchbier, the local smoke-flavored beer
  • Toy-making heritage of Nuremberg
  • Nuremberg’s scenic Old Town and Market Square