Embrace the timeless romance of the Rhine and magnificent scenery and medieval treasures of the Main as you sail south into beautiful Bavaria, passing vine-clad banks and charming settlements with thousands of years of history. Your first port of call will be pretty Koblenz, picturesquely located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. From here, you’ll cruise through the UNESCO-protected Middle Rhine and Lorelei Valley and join the River Main and head to financial city Frankfurt, the birthplace of the famous poet and writer Goethe, with its ultra-modern skyline.

As you sail further down the Main, it’ll feel like you’re sailing back in time, as you stop at the charming medieval city of Wertheim and then pretty Würzburg, beneath the mighty Marienburg Fortress. Call at Bamberg, with its wonderfully-positioned Altes Rathaus, and then spend a day and night in Bavarian Nuremberg, home of Wagner’s Mastersingers, to complete a fascinating cruise.