German Gems & Roman Ruins


1 Day Tour

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Jewels, wine and other treasures await your discovery...

Discover Gem mines at Idar Oberstein, the Roman Treasures of Trier and the enchanting wine town of Bernkastel. All of this in one amazing day!

Itinerary

Our magical day exploring the Mosel region begins in the town of Idar Oberstein, world famous for the stunning colored and fine cut gems produced here for over 200 years.   Here, we will take a guided tour into the heart of a fascinating Gemstone mine, into the beautiful fairy tale caves where amethysts, calcites and quartz glitter along the stone walls and crystal clear pools of water reflect the natural beauty of the caves. This fascinating underground journey provides a glimpse into the world of crystals, the mining industry and what it takes to bring a raw stone to market as a shimmering jewel.  After seeing the mine, there will be an opportunity to shop for gems at the souvenir shop before we begin the journey north, across the Hunsrück mountains. 

 

Our next destination is Trier, founded in 16 BC, offers more ancient roman monuments than any other city north of the Alps. Here, you will have the opportunity to journey back to a time when the Roman empire dominated most of Europe. Our time here will begin with a guided tour of the Roman Amphitheater followed by a visit to the Imperial Baths, 4th century cathedral and end at the famous Porta Nigra. After being introduced to these fascinating sites, there will be free time for you to explore the city center, shop for ancient bargains on authentic roman coins and other souvenirs, or stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants.

 

Next, we enjoy a relaxing scenic drive through this regions wine country, along the Mosel River, winding below the steep hillsides, all abundantly adorned in rows of carefully tended grape vines.  Our final destination is the quaint wine village of Bernkastel-Kues, famous for the incredible Riesling wine that has been lovingly produced here by generations of family run vineyards for centuries.  Upon arrival we will have an orientation tour of the town followed by free time where you will be able explore on your own, sample the local wines and make purchases for your wine collection.

Trip Details

Dates & Prices   2021

  • Adults & Youths 12 & up: €119

  • Children 6-11: €99

  • Children under 6 years not permitted

  • 07 August Sold Out

Please note that the listed dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, safety or limitations in being able to provide a quality of travel experience. For complete details regarding our response to COVID-19 and please see below.

Included

  • Modern tour bus with AC / DVD
  • Tour of Gem mine
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Palace Hall of Emperor Constantine I
  • 4th century cathedral of Trier
  • Porta Nigra Roman Gate
  • Mosel vineyards
  • Orientation tour of Bernkastel
  • Services of driver and guide

Not Included

  • Cancellation Insurance: Adults €12, Children €9
  • Meals
  • Personal expences
  • Information on cancellation insurance.

Pick Up Time

  • Departs 08:00

  • Returns 19:30

Pick Up Location

  • Ramstein AFB, Main Chapel Parking Lot
  • Day Tours:  Park toward center of the lot.
    Overnight Tours:
    Park in the overnight parking area.
    Tour guide will provide parking passes.

Additional Info

Important COVID-19 Information

Mandatory Travel Documents ALL TOURS
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates In QR Code Format

  • COVID-19 health documentation is mandatory to travel on all our tours (see next section for age-specific requirements).
  • All adults and youths are required to obtain COVID-19 vaccination certificates/proof of recovery in QR CODE format. This can be obtained from any German Apotheke (Pharmacy).
  • If you are unfamiliar with how to complete this procedure please see our blog article using this link for complete instructions, or contact us for assistance.

General

  • Tickets are sold on a First Come First Serve basis.
  • You are required to stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure).
  • Surgical grade or FFP2 face maks are required during all times while inside the bus and during boarding process.  They are also required at venues, sites and destinations.
  • Consumption of food or snacks is not currently permitted on the bus.
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with the latest ordinance of the State of  Rhineland Pfalz. 

Adults & Youths

  • Adults and passengers 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated or provide a letter of recovery in QR CODE format (see Mandatory Documents sections above for additional details).

Children

  • Children ages 6 - 11 years old must provide a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Test must be valid through the entire tour until the scheduled tour return time. 
  • Children 0 - 5 years are not currently permitted on tours.

Bus Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside of the bus.

Bus Boarding Process

  • Masks must be in place and hands must be disinfected before boarding the bus.
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m).
Making Reservations
  • To place your reservation, please use the Book It button on each tour page, located at the top of the Trip Details section.
  • Reservations are processed in the order they are received, on a first come first serve basis Mon - Fri 0900 - 1600.
  • Before placing your reservation, please verify that your tour is still available on our Departure Status Page.
  • Bernkastel Town Center
  • Mosel River and Valley Germany
  • Morning mist along the Mosel River
  • Porte Negra Trier Germany
  • Roman Bath Ruins Trier Germany
  • Trier Cathedral
  • Bernkastel Town Center
  • Mosel River and Valley Germany
  • Morning mist along the Mosel River
  • Porte Negra Trier Germany
  • Roman Bath Ruins Trier Germany
  • Trier Cathedral

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