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Trier River Cruises

About Trier

The city of Trier is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of western Germany and lies on the banks of the river Moselle near to Germany’s border with Luxembourg. Trier has a particularly long and eventful history which dates back well over 2,000 years. The region’s architecture can be dated from as far as the Roman Empire, with the remains of several Roman structures still situated throughout the city. The sights and sounds of Trier are diverse and fascinating, ranging from historic architecture and cultural exhibitions to impressive monuments and tranquil green spaces. The city’s illustrious history has moulded the region to create a unique character that encompasses the charming nature of the Trier and its inhabitants.

Exploring Trier

Trier’s Roman heritage is apparent throughout the city, with tremendous monuments and Roman ruins standing proudly in several locations. Visitors can start their tour of the city’s historic Roman structures at the Porta Nigra, as parts of the building date back to around 180AD, as the Roman mason’s marks and date inscriptions are still visible. The colossal Roman Imperial Throne Room, also known as the Basilika, is the largest existing single-room construction from the Roman era. The Romans would design their architecture to represent the power and authority of the emperor and this is reflected in the size and scale. Located just outside the city centre is the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which dates back to the second century when it was used for horrific blood sports and gladiator battles. Other significant Roman structures in Trier include the Imperial Forum and Barbara Baths as well as the old Roman Bridge, parts of which date back to 144AD, making it the oldest bridge in Germany.

The city is also home to a collection of impressive churches and palaces alongside fascinating museums and idyllic leafy escapes. Some of Trier’s magnificent structures include the Electoral Palace, House of the Three Magi, Church of Our Lady and the Trier Cathedral. The city’s cathedral sits above what was once an ancient Roman palace during the time of Constantine the Great but was replaced in the 4th century by the Christian church. The original Roman structure still remains in the Cathedral’s central section, making it an enduring site with visitors.

Trier’s many parks, gardens and green spaces are all tranquil places in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings but particularly elegant and attractive spots to unwind include the Palace Garden, the Mosselle Embankment and the Trier Wine Culture Trail.

Trier tips

Trier is well known for its traditional food and drink, especially the beers and wines produced locally, which include Viez apple wine. Make sure to sample some of this delicous tipple whilst in the city alongside some authentic German sausage, often served in the local Kartoffelskiste, or Potato House.

Trier Itineraries

Strasbourg

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

3 sailing dates October 2022 to August 2023
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3599pp
Koblenz

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

2 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Frankfurt
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Rudesheim

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

1 sailing date July 2023
9 Nights From Berlin, to Bernkastel
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Melk

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Cochem

Rhine & Moselle River from Cologne

2 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Bamberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

8 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2469pp
Koblenz

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

3 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Rudesheim

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

14 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1279pp
Mainz

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Frankfurt to Frankfurt

5 sailing dates October 2022 to August 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Frankfurt

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1499pp
Frankfurt

Rhine & Moselle - Frankfurt to Strasbourg

8 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3399pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle - Strasbourg to Frankfurt

9 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1949pp
Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Amsterdam to Basel

13 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4159pp
Trier

German Riverscapes from Trier to Passau

1 sailing date June 2023
8 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Passau
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Frankfurt

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden from Baden

8 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
11 Nights From Baden Baden, to Frankfurt
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Frankfurt

Rhine,Moselle &Blissful Baden-Baden from Frankfurt

7 sailing dates October 2022 to September 2023
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden Baden
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Delights

11 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2024
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £3619pp
Nuremberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Luxembourg to Nuremberg

5 sailing dates November 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Luxembourg, to Germany , Nuremberg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2289pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle Splendors - Luxembourg to Basel

16 sailing dates October 2022 to November 2024
7 Nights From Luxembourg, to Switzerland , Basel
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2189pp
Boppard

The Magnificent Rhine, Main and Moselle

1 sailing date June 2023
14 Nights From Fly From UK, to Arrive UK
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Bamberg

A Scenic River Trilogy

2 sailing dates August 2023 to September 2023
11 Nights From Fly From UK, to Arrive UK
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