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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

2 sailing dates July 2023 to August 2023
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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Breisach

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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Cochem

Grand Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam , to Switzerland , Basel
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Berlin

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

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

Splendors Of The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

8 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escapes (Northbound)

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escapes (southbound)

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Amsterdam , to Germany , Trier
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Koln

Splendors Of The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

9 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdam , to Strasbourg
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Amsterdam

Spectacular Danube Holiday - Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Vineyards, Castles & Masterpieces

1 sailing date October 2023
15 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Vilshofen

Seven River Journeys

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

Rhine and Moselle River for Solo from Cologne

2 sailing dates November 2023 to October 2024
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Trier

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

11 sailing dates April 2023 to November 2024
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

EXCLUSIVE €100pp FREE to spend on-board for any new 2023 European bookings ENDS 28th February. Save up to £1,200 per couple PLUS FREE flights from London and FREE overseas transfers* on selected sailings. Regional supplements from just £75pp.

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Wertheim

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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Boppard

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

26 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

Includes flights and overseas transfers

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Frankfurt

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Frankfurt to Frankfurt

4 sailing dates June 2023 to August 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Frankfurt

NEW reduced prices - save up to £2,200 per couple. Book and pay in full to receive these prices. Call us to find out about Business Class flight upgrades and Premium drinks packages.

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Rudesheim

Rhine & Moselle - Frankfurt to Strasbourg

7 sailing dates June 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle - Strasbourg to Frankfurt

7 sailing dates July 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Amsterdam to Basel

13 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
11 Nights From Amsterdam , to Switzerland , Basel

EXCLUSIVE €100pp FREE to spend on-board for any new 2023 European bookings ENDS 28th February. Save up to £1,200 per couple PLUS FREE flights from London and FREE overseas transfers* on selected sailings. Regional supplements from just £75pp.

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Koblenz

German Riverscapes from Trier to Passau

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