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Cruises to Trier

Trier (Photo:S-F/Shutterstock)
Trier (Photo:S-F/Shutterstock)

About Trier

Founded by the Roman emperor Augustus around 16 BC, Trier is now the oldest city in Germany. Consequently, it has more Roman architectural relics than anywhere else in Germany and these are the oldest Roman ruins outside of Rome. The ruins, combined with the Cathedral of St. Peter and the Church of Our Lady in Trier, earned a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The city's center is easily walkable with many of its main attractions within a 20-minute stroll of each other.

Outside of its Roman origins, Trier is also known as the birthplace of Karl Marx and you can visit the house in which he was born to learn more about his life and his Communist Manifesto.

Found on just about any river cruise itinerary that sails the Moselle River, Trier is also a thriving university city with lots of options for dining and shopping.

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DAY 1: Basel

10 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Basel
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AmaWaterways
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DAY 2: Trier

7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Remich
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Trier, Bernkastel ...
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Avalon Waterways
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DAY 1: Basel

10 Night
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Basel
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DAY 1: Nuremberg

7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Nuremberg
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Volkach, Wurzburg ...
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AmaWaterways
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11 Night
Cruise to Trier

Leaving:
Amsterdam
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Cologne, Lahnstein ...
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Cruise Line:
AmaWaterways
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10 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Amsterdam
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Dusseldorf, Koblenz ...
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Cruise Line:
Crystal River Cruises
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7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Cologne
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Cochem, Trier ...
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Cruise Line:
Riviera Travel
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14 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Remich
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Trier, Bernkastel ...
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Avalon Waterways
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7 Night
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Nuremberg
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AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Nuremberg
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Bamberg, Wurzburg ...
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AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Remich
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Luxembourg, Trier ...
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Avalon Waterways
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7 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Luxembourg
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Trier, Alken ...
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AmaWaterways
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7 Night
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Nuremberg
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AmaWaterways
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7 Night
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AmaWaterways
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11 Night
Cruise to Trier

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Baden-Baden
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Strasbourg, Speyer ...
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Cruise Line:
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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7 Night
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Luxembourg
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Trier, Lahnstein ...
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AmaWaterways
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11 Night
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Amsterdam
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11 Night
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Frankfurt
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Cochem, Trier ...
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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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9 Night
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Strasbourg
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Speyer, Cochem ...
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9 Night
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Frankfurt
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Cochem, Trier ...
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9 Night
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Strasbourg
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7 Night
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Luxembourg
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7 Night
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Cologne
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7 Night
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Nuremberg
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7 Night
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Trier, Alken ...
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Why go to Trier?

Pros:

This is the oldest city in Germany and is home to the oldest Roman ruins outside of Rome

Cons:

The city can get quite crowded with tourists during peak season between May and September

Bottom Line:

Trier is an interesting destination with lots of history and plenty of sights to explore

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The euro is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and there are numerous ATMs in the city. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.

Language?

The official language in Trier is German, but most people, particularly in restaurants and shops, speak English.


Trier Cruise Reviews

801Jeff
Sail Date: Sep 2019
We knew nothing about Trier, and the general survey trip was excellent. We will come back on our own some day.... Read More
Viking Hild
Blessed2CC
Sail Date: Aug 2019
Very good walking tour of Trier. Some churches from the outside that I returned to under free time. Good Roman history. Good balance of structured vs free time.... Read More
Avalon Artistry II
kenny654
Sail Date: Aug 2018
Two free tours were offered here. The tour of Roman Trier took us through a number of remains and reminders of the imperial Roman presence. The guide was very thorough at some points, but gave no guidance at... Read More
1americanrev
Sail Date: Apr 2018
Interesting and informative walking tour of Trier. Viewed Roman ruins, including the Porta Nigra. An hour free time to visit some buildings on our own. Worthwhile.... Read More
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