Spend a night in the romantic Roman city of Trier, and discover centuries-old ruins, UNESCO World Heritage sites and acclaimed wine — all on the banks of the Moselle River. The overnight experience includes a private walking tour with visits to the Imperial Roman Baths (Kaiserthermen) or Porta Nigra (dependent on weather conditions) and Trierer Dom, plus a wine tasting, dinner, 4-star hotel accommodation and a hop-on hop-off ticket ... More info ›
Spend a night in the romantic Roman city of Trier, and discover centuries-old ruins, UNESCO World Heritage sites and acclaimed wine — all on the banks of the Moselle River. The overnight experience includes a private walking tour with visits to the Imperial Roman Baths (Kaiserthermen) or Porta Nigra (dependent on weather conditions) and Trierer Dom, plus a wine tasting, dinner, 4-star hotel accommodation and a hop-on hop-off ticket. Use the City Sightseeing ticket to travel around by open-top bus, and learn about sights such as Karl Marx Haus from the audio commentary.
Day 1: Frankfurt – Trier (D)Check in to your Trier hotel in the early afternoon, leave your bags, and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour with your own private guide. As you walk, hear how the city is often called the "second Rome," in testament to its wealth of Roman monuments and architectural treasure.
Visit the UNESCO-listed Imperial Roman Baths (Kaiserthermen) to see a labyrinth of Roman bathing rooms, or head to the Porta Nigra, an imposing 2nd-century city gate, said to be the largest Roman gate north of the Alps. Translated as the "Black Gate," the UNESCO-listed Porta Nigra takes its name from its dark appearance; its stone has darkened dramatically since Roman times. Pass the former monastery of Simeonstift, and see Dreikönigenhaus, a Gothic house with an attention-grabbing façade.
After taking in the bustle of Trier’s central market, the Hauptmarkt, pass the UNESCO-listed Trier Cathedral (Trierer Dom) to admire the Roman Throne Room of Constantine the Great (Konstantin Basilika).
In the early evening, it’s wine tasting time! Follow your guide to a wine tavern in the Old Town for a 1.5-hour tasting of six varietals of wine from Moselle, Saar and Ruwer. Learn about the grape variety grown in the area, and of the mineral-rich tones that give the local wine its rep.
After some free time, enjoy dinner in an Old Town restaurant. The menu features three courses of regional specialities, so come with an appetite.
Overnight: 4-star hotel in Trier
Day 2: Trier – Frankfurt (B)Check out of your hotel after breakfast, and then make the most of a free day to see Trier at your own pace. A City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus ticket is included, so why not use it to get around town? Aboard the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and hop on or off at any of the six stops around town. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops.
Learn about sights such as Trier’s Roman Amphitheater and the Karl Marx Haus, and hop off at Trier Archaeological Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier) to see artifacts that date back from Roman days to the baroque period. Or, take a break from the bus and sightsee by water with a Moselle River cruise (own expense).
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.