Traces of the great Roman civilization are still very much in evidence in southwest Germany where the oldest cities all have Roman origins and date back more than 2,000 years. Trier, Germany’s oldest city was built by the Romans. It is packed with ancient ruins and is the only city in Germany that was a seat of the Roman Empire. Mainz was used as a base on campaigns against the Eastern Tribes and has several museums dedicated to its ancient history and archaeology.
You’ll be based at two good quality youth hostels in Trier and Mainz.
Travel to Luxembourg by air and transfer to Trier by coach. Visit some of the city’s iconic sites such as The Porta Nigra and The Amphitheatre.
Spend the morning at Gladiator School and after lunch visit the Rheinisches Landesmuseum.
Depart your accommodation after breakfast and take a coach transfer to Mainz and check in to your new accommodation. After lunch visit the Romano-Germanic Central Museum.
Morning at the Temple of Isis and Mater Magna and once you have had lunch move on to experience the Museum of Ancient Navigation
Check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Alexandra, Head of Physics, Alleyn’s School London