Freiburg and 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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Trip Details


590€ per group (from 2 to 8 people)


9:00 am or 9:30 am, every day (upon request)

April 1 to October 31, 2020


8 hours

Trip style:

Private tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.

Meeting point:

Pick up from your hotel in Colmar or in a 30 km range around the city or cruise ship in Breisach


  • 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/coffee break, 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

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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