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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

Luxembourg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2459pp
Trier

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Boppard

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

13 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1569pp
Melk

Jewels Of Central Europe - Budapest to Remich

4 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Remich, Luxembourg
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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle - Northbound

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Cochem

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Mainz

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Bernkastel to Frankfurt

8 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Frankfurt
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1999pp
Cochem

Legendary Rhine & Moselle with Berlin

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
9 Nights From Berlin, Germany, to Frankfurt
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2519pp
Bernkastel

Wine Festivals of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2021
13 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2449pp
Amsterdam

The Magnificient Rhine Main Moselle

3 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to , Amsterdam
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2199pp
Amsterdam

Wine Festivals of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2021
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Trier

Includes Ferry or Euro Tunnel from Folkstone to Calais and overseas transfers. More in Oberwesel to enjoy spectacular Rhine in Flame celebrations and annual wine festival the following day!

Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2299pp
Mainz

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Frankfurt to Bernkastel

9 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Bernkastel

Save up to £1,000 per couple PLUS enjoy €150 to spend on-board per cabin. Book and pay in full by 31st October to save an additional £400 per couple. For Loyalty members receive an additional £200 per couple

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1999pp
Cochem

Frankfurt to Strasbourg

16 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg, France
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2699pp
Speyer

Strasbourg to Frankfurt

14 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Strasbourg, France, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2699pp
Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Amsterdam to Basel

12 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2022
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
AmaWaterways logo FROM £3039pp
Bamberg

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date July 2021
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £929pp
Trier

Jewels of Central Europe - Remich to Budapest

5 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Remich, Luxembourg, to Hungary , Budapest
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Boppard

Baden-Baden to Frankfurt

18 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Baden, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3499pp
Rudesheim

Frankfurt to Baden-Baden

16 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3499pp

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