Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Freiburg & the Black Forest Private Day Tour
A Picture Perfect Day in Southern Germany
Visit the famed city of Freiburg & its marvellous old quarter
Revel in the beauty of the Black Forest and its scenic villages
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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510€ per group
9:00am or 9:30am, every day (upon request)
1 April to 31 October 2019
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.
Pick-up from your Colmar hotel
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Colmar
- Professional guide/driver
- Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
- Free WiFi access on board
- Walking tour of Freiburg
- Follow the scenic route in the Black Forest
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Wine tasting fees
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
- Gratuities for the guide
A Full Day Exploring the Best of Freiburg and the Black Forest
On this private full day guided tour departing from Colmar, cross the nearby border between France and Germany to discover the small city of Freiburg im Breisgau. The town is known for its ancient university, medieval minster (Cathedral), high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city, a famous university town, is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and is the primary entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest.
Depart from your centrally located hotel in Colmar and head towards the town of Freiburg Germany. Follow your guide on a private tour through the cobblestone streets and reach the historic city center where the town hall is located. Dating back from the middle ages, the town Hall Square is where the statue of Berthold Schwarz is located – a Franciscan Monk who is said to have invented gunpowder circa 1350. This is also one of the squares where the annual Christmas Market takes place. The town is also home to a number of beer gardens and famous breweries such as the feierling brewery. Another attraction to visit is the remaining city gates the only testimony left from the Middle Ages. Close to the tourist office is the Augustiner Museum that dates back to the 13th century.
After some free time for personal discovery and lunch, head towards the scenic route of the Black Forest region. The most popular destination of Germany, drive through surprising landscapes with spruce forest in the North, Vines in the central area and lakes and mountain peaks in the south. Along the road, you will admire small quaint villages and breathtaking scenery. This is also the birthplace of the world renowned cuckoo clocks. During the day your guide will make different stops so that you can make the best out of this attractive destination. At the end of this tour you will be transported comfortably back to your hotel in Colmar.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- English tour, other languages on request
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are per minivan (not per person)
- Currency is in Euros
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – you can read about it 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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