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 Tour
Spend a Day Experiencing the Best of Southern Germany
First, a stop in Freiburg including the enchanting old town
Then, a visit to the Black Forest - home of cuckoo clocks and the famous cake
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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510€ per group (2 to 8 people)
9:00am to 5:00pm, every day
Available year-round upon request
Not available: May 1, December 24 & 25, January 1
Private sightseeing tour from Strasbourg
Minimum 2 people, 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 Freiburg
- Follow the scenic route in the Black Forest
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Wine tasting fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Experience Freiburg and Its Lovely Old Quarter
On this tour discover Freiburg, a town known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city 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 Strasbourg and head towards the town of Freiburg. The town has more to offer than friendly faces alone, including one of Germany’s prettiest old quarters, with its characteristic Bächle – the narrow channels of water that run alongside the pavements. Add to that a wealth of culture and history, lots of cafés and cosy bars, delicious regional food and scenic surroundings. This morning, follow your guide on a walking tour to discover all the main monuments and sights of the town.
Then, a Trip Through the Black Forest (Just Try Not to Eat Too Much Cake!)
After some free time for personal discovery and lunch, head towards the scenic route of the Black Forest. 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. The Black Forest gateau and the cuckoo clocks originate from this region. Here, you will follow the scenic route and stop in a small quaint mountain village that borders one of the most beautiful lakes of the area. You might want to try the local food such as the cured meats or the world-famous Black Forest cake that leaves nobody indifferent! After the tour, return to Strasbourg.
Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
Good to Know
- English-speaking tour, other languages on request
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- 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)
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – you can read 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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