Exploring the Archaeology of the Moselle and Rhine

7 days

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Summary

The Moselle, with its winding banks covered in vines is most famous for its wines and beautiful landscape, though the river might be even better remembered for its rich history, which is evident from the castles brooding over its course way. There are few cities north of the Alps which have such splendid Roman ruins as Trier, ancient Augusta Treverorum, most of which date from the fourth century AD when the city was the capital of the Prefecture of Gaul. This tour offers you the delights of Trier’s UNESCO listed Roman remains, including the largely intact Porta Nigra and the Aula Palatina, as well as several impressive bath complexes. The tour also explores Trier’s wonderful Gothic architecture, particularly the Liebfrauenkirche and Cathedral of Trier, the oldest church in Germany and resonant of the city’s prosperity in Middle Ages, when the archbishop-elector of Trier controlled much of the surrounding area. After absorbing the majesty of the Moselle, we end the tour on the Rhine where we visit Strasbourg, with its famous medieval core, including the stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame. Here, we will also explore the ancient roots of Argentoratum, the seat of the Legio VIII Augusta, by visiting the Archaeological Museum.

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Named after the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet, this standard rated ship is comparable to a 3* hotel. 

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Tour highlights:

  • Explore Trier’s extraordinary Roman ruins, including the Aula Palatina and Porta Nigra, late antique sites which are largely intact
  • View the Trier Cathedral, the oldest church in Germany which retains Roman walls
  • Visit the Cathedral de Notre Dame in Strasbourg with its exceptional stained-glass windows and its unique red sandstone Gothic architecture
  • Cruise along the romantic Rhine whose sheer rocks and vines, alongside its castles have made it a World Heritage Site
  • Exclusive Andante excursions during the cruise

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Esther Unterweger

Andante Guide Lecturer

Born in Austria, Esther studied Provincial Archaeology and Art History at the University of Graz, Austria. Her other interests include 20th century Vienna and the Viennese Secession, two of her favourite subjects.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary and specified drinks onboard
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • Port & city taxes
  • All taxes & gratuities
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20 September 2022 AMRC220920 20 September 2022 (Tuesday) 26 September 2022 (Monday) Esther Unterweger £2,495
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