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Main River Cruises

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Cruising the Main River on an all-inclusive Uniworld cruise is the perfect way to explore the picturesque countryside and charming towns of Germany. The Main River is a tributary of the Rhine River, flowing through the heart of Franconia, Bavaria, and Hesse. Experience the beauty and culture of Germany on any of these all-inclusive 10-25 day itineraries that included days sailing the Main River.

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The Best Places to Visit on the Main River

The Main River offers wonderful destinations in Germany to explore during a cruise. Here are some of the best places to visit:

Frankfurt am Main: Start your journey in Frankfurt, a vibrant city known for its modern skyline and rich history. Explore the historic Römerberg Square, visit the Städel Museum, and take a stroll along the beautiful Main River promenade.

Bamberg: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Explore the charming Old Town, visit the Bamberg Cathedral, and indulge in the local specialty, Rauchbier (smoked beer).

Nuremberg: Discover the rich history of Nuremberg, from its medieval castle to the infamous Nuremberg Trials. Explore the charming Old Town, visit the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Nuremberg Christmas Market.

Würzburg: Known for its stunning Residence Palace, Würzburg offers a blend of baroque architecture and picturesque vineyards. Visit the Würzburg Cathedral, take a walk through the charming Old Town, and enjoy a wine tasting in the nearby Franconian wine region.

Wertheim: This picturesque town is situated at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers. Explore the medieval castle ruins, wander through the Old Town's narrow streets, and visit the Wertheim Village outlet shopping center.

Additionally, cruising the Main River during the holiday season provides the opportunity to experience delightful Christmas markets in various towns along the river. Indulge in seasonal treats, shop for unique gifts and ornaments, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of these enchanting markets.

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Why You Should Go on a Main River Cruise

Booking an all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise that includes days sailing the Main River means you only unpack once and still get to see some of the best Germany offers. The Main River passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany, including the vineyards of Franconia, the forests of Spessart, and the medieval towns of the Romantic Road. Cruising the Main River provides an opportunity to explore Germany's rich history and culture, from the famous wine region of Wurzburg to the imperial city of Bamberg. Uniworld's included and optional excursions completely immerse you in the authentic culture, sights, and cuisine of the amazing places you’ll visit. An all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise offers a convenient way to see multiple destinations without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Plus, Uniworld's river cruise ships take you to the heart of your destinations and dock in the center of town, so you can step right off the ship and start exploring.

Are Uniworld Main River Cruises All-Inclusive?

Yes! Book your Uniworld River cruise with GET and enjoy unlimited premium spirits and wines, delicious, five-star, farm-to-table cuisine, your choice of carefully curated excursions, all gratuities onboard, all scheduled airport transfers, walking sticks for onshore use, shipwide internet and wi-fi access, and onboard entertainment and enrichment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Main River Cruises

  1. What is the best time to take a Main River cruise?
    The best time to take a Main River cruise is during the spring (April and May) or fall (September and October) when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. However, if you want to experience the famous Christmas markets of Germany, a winter cruise in December is the best.
  1. How long does a Main River cruise last?
    The duration of a Main River cruise can vary, depending on the itinerary. A cruise with Uniworld that includes time sailing on the Main will last anywhere from 10 to 25 days.
  1. What are the most popular stops on a Uniworld Main River cruise?
    Some of the most popular stops on a Main River cruise include Wurzburg, Bamberg, Frankfurt, and Miltenberg. Other notable stops may include the vineyards of Franconia, the forests of Spessart, and the medieval towns of the Romantic Road.
  1. What types of activities are available on a Uniworld Main River cruise?
    Activities available on a Main River cruise include wine tastings, guided tours of historic towns and cities, onboard entertainment, cooking classes, and wellness activities. For example, on the European Jewels cruise, you'll meet a local farmer who will introduce his village to you: the typical farmhouses and the crops, the pleasures of living among the vineyards and forests. Take a tractor ride over the rolling hills to a small-scale vintner’s, where you can sample the wine they make strictly for their own home consumption.
  1. What is the cost of an all-inclusive Main River cruise with Uniworld?
    The cost of a Main River cruise can vary based on several factors, including the length of the cruise, your cabin choice, and the time of year. On average, an eight-day Main River cruise can cost between $3,999 to $24,000 per person.
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