Freiburg and 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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Trip Details


590€ per group (2 to 8 people)


9:00am to 6:00pm, every day
Available year-round upon request
Not available: May 1, December 24 & 25, January 1


9 hours

Trip style:

Private sightseeing tour from Strasbourg
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

For larger groups please contact us

Meeting point:

Pick-up from your centrally located Strasbourg accommodation

  • 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

Leave the Alsace region on this full day tour and head towards southern Germany. Discover the University town of Freiburg, a town known for its ancient university and its medieval minster (Cathedral), for its cobbled plazas, its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. This medieval 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 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. You will then have a short time to explore and tour the city on your own.

Then, a Trip Through the Black Forest

After some free time for personal discovery and lunch at your own expense, your day tour from Strasbourg will 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 cake and the cuckoo clocks originate from this region. Here, you will follow the scenic route of the Black Forest passing small quaint mountain villages 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
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • 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 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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