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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.

Highlights

  • 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)

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt

Discover the Roman Town Gate Porta Nigra

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.

Customer Reviews

John C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 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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