Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Discover the Best of Southern Germany
Explore the Wonderful Town of Baden Baden on Foot
Then, Your Choice of the Black Forest or the Baden Wine Route
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
510€ Per Group from 2 to 8 persons
Available all year round, on request
Not available on May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st
Private Sightseeing tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.
Pick up from your centrally located Strasbourg hotel.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Strasbourg
- English speaking driver guide
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
- Guided walking tour of Baden Baden
- Follow the scenic route in the Black Forest
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free Wifi access on board
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Wine tasting fees
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Discover Famous Baden Baden
Baden Baden, a spa town, is located on the western foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River, in the region of Karlsruhe. During the 19th century, the town rose to become a meeting place for celebrities attracted by the hot springs, as well the luxury hotels, the horse races and the gardens of the Lichtentaler Allee.
This morning, depart from Strasbourg and discover this fascinating town that still retains some of the most well preserved architectural delights dating from the “Belle Epoque” period. Follow your guide on a walking tour in the city and enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.
In the afternoon, depending on your preferences, you could either follow the famous Badische wine route or why not head towards the Black Forest and follow the “Hochstrasse” to admire some of the most breathtaking landscapes of the region.
Afternoon Option 1 - The Black Forest & the Schwartzwald Hochstrasse
The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters (4,898 feet). The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region. Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clocks originate from this region.The Black Forest Route (Schwartzwald Hochstrasse) is the oldest, and one of the best known, themed drives in Germany. A long time ago this road was used to transport logs. Today, it is one of the most popular routes for tourists because of the beauty of its scenery, landscape, traditional villages and the breathtaking views of the mountains.
Afternoon Option 2 - The Badische Winestrasse
The Baden wine route stretches for 160 kilometers along the western edge of the Black Forest, from Baden-Baden in the north to Weil am Rhein in the south, and in an additional loop around the areas of Kaiserstuhl and Tuniberg.The vineyard covers 15,500 hectares making it the 3rd largest in Germany. In Baden, red and white wines of great repute flourish. The Blaue Spätburgunder dominates in the category of red wines, while in the category of white wines it is the Müller-Thurgau. With regard to the other varieties, each winegrower typically specialises in the regional wine: the Riesling is mostly at home in Ortenau, the Markgräflerland is the land of Gutedel and Burgunder-wines like the Ruländer (Pinot gris) and Weißburgunder (Pinot blanc) are mainly cultivated in Breisgau, Kaiserstuhl or Tuniberg.
After the tour, return to Strasbourg. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
Good to Know
- Maximum 8 passengers per tour.
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Indicate price is per minivan (not per person).
- Currency is in Euro.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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