Visit the German Black Forest region and the French town of Strasbourg in one day on this private day trip from Frankfurt. With a private guide at your side, you'll enjoy a walking tour around the spa town of Baden-Baden, stop for photos at mysterious Lake Mummelsee, and then make the most of an afternoon at your leisure in handsome Strasbourg — perhaps exploring UNESCO-listed La Petite France. This is a private tour, so make the most of having a flexible itinerary with personalized commentary throughout the day.
Start the day with a hotel pickup or meet your private guide in central Frankfurt. Then, leave the city by air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the northern edge of Germany's enchanting Black Forest, Schwarzwald, to discover the sunny Baden-Württemberg region of deep-green woodland and mountains. As you travel, chat about the area and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.After roughly two hours on the road, arrive in Baden-Baden, an elegant Black Forest spa town with tree-lined avenues, grand buildings and boutiques alongside its legendary thermal baths. See the famous Kurhaus Casino on a leisurely paced walking tour of the town before traveling onward through the Black Forest woods for a photo stop at Lake Mummelsee, a site steeped with mermaid legends and a mysterious underwater castle. Enjoy some free time in the area to visit the Black Forest shops or find a cafe for lunch (own expense) while immersing yourself in the surroundings that inspired the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.In the afternoon, continue west to the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg, sat neatly on the French side of the France-Germany border. Officially the capital city of the French Alsace region and home to the European Parliament, Strasbourg is a unique European city with notable influences from both Germany and France. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the town with your guide — the itinerary of which is based entirely on your interests — and then make the most of some independent sightseeing time. See the city’s famous Strasbourg Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, or perhaps enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the canals. Any entrance fees or activities are at your own expense. The UNESCO World Heritage site of La Petite France, which is known as Strasbourg’s historical town center, is also worth a wander. Meet back up with your guide at the prearranged time, and travel back to the start point in Frankfurt where your tour ends.