Spend a day exploring the picturesque town of Freiburg and the famous Black Forest of Germany on this day tour from Strasbourg. Travel with your private guide from France to Germany to see Freiburg’s cobblestoned squares, historic homes and the town’s lovely cathedral. Wander Freiburg at your leisure and get some lunch (own expense) before getting back on the road to journey through the enchanting Black Forest. Pass charming storybook villages, dense forests and rolling green pasture land. With a private guide, you’ll be sure to see the best of the region and get plenty of personal attention.
Full-day tour to the German town of Freiburg and Black Forest from Strasbourg, with your own private guide
See top Freiburg attractions including its towering Minster, Kafhaus and cobbled plazas on a guided walking tour
Enjoy free time in the town to explore on your own and relax over lunch (own expense)
Follow a scenic route through the pinewoods and villages of the stunning Black Forest
Receive the full attention of your guide on this private tour
Professional guide (language on request)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Guided walking tour of Freiburg
Free WiFi access on board
Food and drinks
Personal expenses and insurance
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Pick-up from your centrally located Strasbourg accommodation.
What To Expect
Meet your private guide for this day trip outside your central Strasbourg hotel and climb aboard the awaiting air-conditioned minivan. Settle in for the scenic trip into southern Germany. The trip to Freiburg takes about an hour, during which your guide can answer questions and set the stage for what you’ll see and do that day.
Freiburg is an historic university town inside one of Germany’s main wine-growing regions and not far from the Black Forest. After you arrive, you’ll follow your guide on a walking tour around the town. Pass stately townhomes as you walk through cobblestoned streets and squares, hearing about Freiburg’s history and architecture dating back to the 11th century.
Admire the Freiburg Minster — the town’s majestic sandstone cathedral — that overlooks Münsterplatz square. Take in the impressive sight, with the decorative doorway and many spires and carved gargoyles looking down. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral to see things like the arcades of the Kaufhaus and the little brooks running near the Minster.
Spend some time seeing Freiburg at your leisure after your walking tour, during which you can do some shopping or get some lunch (own expense) before getting back into the minivan for the next part of your tour.
Drive through the beautiful Black Forest, passing through dense forested areas to see storybook hamlets tucked deep inside. Learn from your guide how this area served as the inspiration for many of the fairy tales penned by the Brothers Grimm. There are plenty of photo-worthy sights along the scenic drive, so keep your camera handy.
After a drive through the Black Forest, head back to Strasbourg. Your tour ends when you’re dropped off again at your hotel.
2 hours • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Please note that the infant seats are available upon request, please inform us at the moment of the booking (number and age of the children)
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour requires minimum 2 adults to operate
Pets are not allowed on the tour
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A MUST-DO tour for families!!!
JASON_M, Sep 2023
This was an incredible tour for our family of four. My husband and I plus our two children (ages 8 and 11 years-old) had a perfect day with our guide, Theirry! He was so knowledgeable and shared such interesting facts with us as we made our way through Freiburg, a beautiful drive through the Black Forest and then a stop in Titisee! We wanted an authentic cuckoo clock and he took us to this amazing shop where we were able to not only find the perfect one but the store also did international shipping so we didn’t have to worry about getting it back home.
Theirry answered our questions and was so generous with his time and knowledge. It was easy to be together and he made us and our girls feel like family.
We hope to return and do more tours (and hopefully with him)!
Robin is the ultimate...
KenNeth_F, May 2023
Robin is the ultimate tour guy. He is very knowledgeable of the area and the history in the area. He took us to the best place to eat, and the best place to get dessert and the best place to get souvenirs as well as to see all the sites in the black forest. We highly recommend him.
Pauline was the Best tour...
Patsy_O, May 2023
Pauline was the Best tour guide/driver, providing personable and knowledgeable insight into the region and its unique qualities which made for an enjoyable day
We really appreciate the fact that he accommodated us to make our tour more interesting. He added a lot of little storie
Mimi_A, Oct 2022
We really appreciate the fact that he accommodated us to make our tour more interesting. He added a lot of little stories that one usually not seen in history books. He is very kind and considerate. Foremost of all, he is very knowledgeable. Thank you so much for wonderful tour experience!
Laurent have is the best...
Lance_L, Aug 2022
Laurent have is the best personalized tour we could have hoped to receive.
The views in the Black Forest were magnificent.
Laurent was a fantastic...
Julie_P, Jul 2022
Laurent was a fantastic guide and the spots we saw were great, especially the small german town and Mummelsee.
Beautiful day in the Black Forest region
Nancy_V, Jun 2022
Jerôme was an amazing guide that was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the region. He was very attentive and did not rush us. We would definitely recommend this tour!!
Pauline was amazing. She...
Jason_L, May 2022
Pauline was amazing. She took us through Freiburg, a stroll around Titisee, and then a beautiful drive through the Black Forest. We wanted a great apple strudel and she recommended a great place in Titisee. She also gave us a lot of great recommendations to stop at for our next journey to the French Alps.
Town and Country
John_F, Sep 2021
Very pleasant experience with an engaging and knowledgeable guide. Nice balance of guided tour and free time.
Beautiful day in the Black Forest
Kathleen_S, Nov 2019
Florence was a great guide. Freiburg is a very charming college town with tons of history and character. We had a lovely outdoor lunch in the market square with Florence & , because we were interested in the local wines, she took us to her favorite wine shop. The drive through the Black Forest & stop at the lake was so scenic & beautiful. The lake town is lovely & we indulged in Black Forest cake at the local bakery. Florence was a wealth of knowledge & we thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Very nice tour.
GlobeTrotting823724, Oct 2019
Good tour to do when you are in Strasbourg. We especially enjoyed Titisee and wished we could have spent more time there. Arianne, our guide, gave good insights about the places we visited. There was good balance of structured tour and free time
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent private tour in Freiburg & Black Forest.
We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience in Germany along with our guide Arianne.
We look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon!
Carole from Ophorus
Ramon was awesome!
Elizabeth_M, Jul 2019
I would recommend this to anyone. Strasbourg and then Back Forrest was the highlight of our trip. He was so knowledgeable where ever he took us!
Linda_J, Dec 2018
Our guide, Florence, spoke excellent English. Her descriptions of Strasbourg, Freiburg and the countryside were always interesting. She was very helpful but also gave us time on our own to explore. Good driver, also. Our day with Florence was a highlight of our trip!!
Booked this tour through Viator for...
ShirleyA_K, Sep 2017
Booked this tour through Viator for 8 people, and had a minivan that comfortably seated all of us. Our tour guide/driver was Jean Yves, with local tour operator Ophorus. He did a wonderful job of explaining to us the history and pertinent facts of all the areas we traveled through on this tour, took us to a favored local restaurant in the hills overlooking Freiburg for lunch, and also went out of his way to take us to a great shop in the Black Forest for quality souvenirs, as our tour was on a Sunday, and most shops are closed. He maintained a great sense of humor, and made us feel that he was enjoying our company as much as we enjoyed his! Highly recommend this tour!
Amazing trip to Freiburg and the...
Taline H, Sep 2016
Amazing trip to Freiburg and the Black Forest.
Definitely worth it. Freiburg is an enchanting town, right out of a fairy tale book so is the lake area around the black forest region.
Beautiful landscapes on our way back to Strasbourg, passing thru breath-taking villages and vineyards.
Our guide Danielle was very knowledgeable and helpful, she made sure to follow our own pace and make the best out of the tour.
we enjoyed our day trip especially...
Connie W, May 2015
we enjoyed our day trip especially our time with our guide Florence. Florence was personable., very knowledgeable about the area and the people. The vans should have back up cameras especially for indoor parking.
Lupita_H, Jul 2022
Fue una gran recomendación hacer esta excursión que aunque son muchas horas cada uno valio la pena. La ciudad de Fruburgo es maravillosa y los paisajes durante todo el viaje nos dejaron sin palabras.
Una exprecincia maravillosa, el guía...
Maria B, Oct 2017
Una exprecincia maravillosa, el guía excelente !!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2019
Gracias por su valioso comentario. Nos alegra saber que su experiencia con Ophorus fue agradable. Esperamos que pueda descubrir otra de nuestras excursiones la próxima vez que visite Francia!
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