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Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Visit Germany’s oldest city of Trier for a guided, full-day, small-group sightseeing tour from Frankfurt. This ancient town along the Moselle River boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about Trier’s history and architecture, using narrated tours and free time to explore popular attractions. See the Cathedral of Trier, the oldest cathedral in Germany; the Church of Our Lady, the oldest Gothic church in Germany; the Porta Nigra, the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and much more. Entrance fee to Trier Amphitheater and Trier Imperial Baths included.
  • Day trip to Trier from Frankfurt
  • Witness the fascinating ancient remains of this former Roman colony, said to be Germany’s oldest city
  • Visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Cathedral of St Peter, Church of Our Lady, the Roman Amphitheatre and Porta Nigra
  • Learn about Trier’s rich history and architecture from your guide
  • Enjoy free time to visit sights like the Roman Bridge, the Main Market (Hauptmarkt) and Palace Garden (Palastgarten)
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure Point

Wiesenhüttenpl. 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This full-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a 2.5-hour drive west to Trier, Germany’s oldest city along the banks of the Moselle River. 

Enjoy a walking tour, learning about Trier’s history and architecture along the way. Trier is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which appear on this tour. Visit the Cathedral of Trier, also known as the High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier, a Roman Catholic church and the oldest cathedral in Germany. See the Church of Our Lady, or the Liebfrauenkirche, the oldest Gothic church in Germany.

There are plenty of Roman monuments. Walk through the large Roman city gate known as Porta Nigra, the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. Beyond the medieval city wall, visit the Trier Amphitheater, a Roman stage that used to showcase cruel games with animals and gladiator combats for public entertainment. And see the Trier Imperial Baths, the beautifully preserved ruins of a Roman public bath complex constructed in the fourth century AD.

Other highlights to explore are the Archaeological Museum, the largest and most popular museum in Trier; the Electoral Palace, the birthplace of Karl Marx and considered one of the most beautiful Rococo palaces in the world; Palace Garden, a crown jewel of garden architecture; the Main Market square in the middle of Trier and much more.

The tour ends with a return trip to Frankfurt.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
ETS Touristik GmbH
Departure Office of Greenline Frankfurt, Meeting point before the tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trier
The grandiose architectural legacy of its history today includes impressive eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This includes the landmark of the city: the Porta Nigra (180 BC), one of the best-preserved Roman city gates north of the Alps. The huge sandstone blocks weigh up to 6 tons! The fantastic basilica with the throne hall of Emperor Constantine. The amphitheater, scene of gruesome gladiator battles and bloodthirsty battles between humans and animals. Finally, the Imperial Baths, which were among the largest baths of the Roman Empire. The old Roman bridge, probably the oldest bridge in our country. The cathedral with the world-famous relic, the "Holy Rock" and the Liebfrauenkirche, the oldest gothic church in Germany. The Electoral Palace is considered one of the most beautiful Rococo palaces in Europe.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants and children must sit in a child seat, which means they need a separate seat, no matter which age (legal regulation)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ETS-Frankfurt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Trier Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt.

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Personalized tour, my husband and I...
Suzelle B
, Nov 2017
Personalized tour, my husband and I were the only ones with the guide. Exceptional city, a must see, being one of the oldest in Germany, with roman ruins, Rococo architecture, and a beautiful german style town square.
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We really enjoyed touring the city...
vickimyatt
, Mar 2017
We really enjoyed touring the city of Trier. Seeing the ancient Roman wall and so many of the Roman buildings in a city that was founded in 17 BC was mind-boggling. We took a ride on the trolley and got an overview of the city, and then Peter led us on a walking tour of the points of interest. My favorites were climbing to the various floors of the Porta Nigra, the town gate, and walking around the ancient Amphitheater. Going inside the three beautiful churches was also a high point of the day. The Imperial Baths looked amazing, but they were closed for construction when we were there. We also saw the Roman Bridge and walked through the Palace Gardens, which will be lovely as the spring buds and blooms start coming out. The personal attention from being in a small group with our own guide made for a delightful day.
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George was fabulous as our guide. A...
John A
, Dec 2016
George was fabulous as our guide. A full day tour. He was so accommodating and offered different sites as it had rained in a lot of areas. Just perfect.
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I was told the day before that the...
John C
, Jul 2015
I was told the day before that the tour was not running - Given that I had booked some months earlier this was particularly dissapointing. The tour operator was not particularly friendly or helpful
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