Welcome to Freiburg

Blessed with 2000 hours of annual sunshine, this is Germany’s warmest city. Indeed, while neighbouring hilltop villages are still shovelling snow, the trees in Freiburg are clouds of white blossom, and locals are already imbibing in canal-side beer gardens. This eco-trailblazer has shrewdly tapped into that natural energy to generate nearly as much solar power as the whole of Britain, making it one of the country’s greenest cities.

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$582.28 Private & Custom Tours

Strasbourg to Freiburg and Black Forest Private Full-Day Trip

Leave your centrally located Strasbourg hotel in your private, air-conditioned minivan with your driver-guide at the wheel. Relax as you head south through picturesque countryside to the vibrant university town of Freiburg, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest and sitting deep in wine-producing country.After around an hour, arrive in Freiburg and set off on a guided walking tour. Stroll around the photogenic old town and admire the gabled townhouses, cobbled streets and wide squares as your guide tells you intriguing tales about the town’s 11th-century roots and architectural influences.Gaze in wonder at the magnificent Freiburg Minster (Cathedral of Freiburg), a massive sandstone edifice that looms above the picturesque Münsterplatz square. Admire its sculpted doorway, gargoyles and spires, and roam the surrounding lanes to see landmarks like the arcaded Kaufhaus, and the little streams that frame the tiny streets beside the cathedral.After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore independently and perhaps stop for lunch (own expense) at one of Freiburg’s welcoming taverns and restaurants.Then, return to your minivan for your journey deep into the Black Forest. Follow a scenic route through this magnificent region, brim with bottle-green pine forests, quaint villages, rolling meadows and rustic farms. Keep your camera ready to capture the unspoiled beauty and hear from your guide how the area inspired many of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.Afterward, return to Strasbourg where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

$477.24 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Freiburg, Heidelberg, Wuerzburg 4-Day Self-Driving Beer Tour

Your self-drive journey begins in Freiburg, a vibrant university town where brewing beer has been a traditional craft for many years. Enjoy a guided city tour and visit one of the Freiburg’s largest breweries, where you will learn all you need to know about the 1516 German Beer Purity Law. Afterwards, spend the evening in one of Freiburg’s many beer gardens and enjoy an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel, including a buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner for two at the hotel restaurant (excluding drinks).The next day you will continue to Heidelberg, situated on the River Neckar in south-west Germany. As early as the 18th century, the town was home to a number of small breweries. Of these, the last surviving brewery is Heidelberger Schlossquell, which was first mentioned in 1753. Your overnight stay in a 3-star hotel includes a glass of sparkling or mulled wine upon arrival (depending on the season), and a buffet breakfast in the morning, as well as a 3-course dinner for two at a partner restaurant in Heidelberg (excluding drinks).Your last stop on the tour is Würzburg, in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia. Bavaria is known far and wide as the home of beer, but less well known is that it was once famous for wine-growing. Beer brewing was only introduced to the area after the Thirty Years’ War – before this, it was restricted to the north of Germany. Visit the traditional Würzburger Hofbräu brewery pub, which produces a locally well-known pilsner beer, and perhaps combine your visit with a brewery tour. Later, enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Würzburg, including a buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant (excluding drinks) before your journey ends the next day.

$2652.46 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day E-Grand Tour of Switzerland

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandAfter arrival at Zurich airport, individual transportation to Hotel Opera for car pick-up. Overnight in Zürich, Hotel Opera (or similar).Day 2: Zürich– Appenzell– St. Gallen (ca. 105 km)Drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall and stopover in Appenzell. St.Gallen has a charming, traffic-free old town. Overnight in St. Gallen, Hotel Einstein (or similar).Day 3: St. Gallen– St. Moritz (ca. 185 km) Continue your drive and have a stopover at “Heidi`s Village” in Maienfeld. Continue your journey to St.Moritz. Overnight in St.Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains (or similar).Day 4: St. Moritz– Lugano (ca. 267 km)On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several possibilities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax on a train ride on the Bernina Express or do the hike on Mount Muottas Muragl near Pontresina. Continue to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano, Hotel Dante (or similar). Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano to Zermatt. On your way lies Ascona. Further north and also on your way you can visit Bellinzona. Heading north to cross the St.Gotthard Pass and Furka Pass and continue into the region Valais. Continue to Täsch, last stop for your car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt, Romantik Hotel Julen (or similar).Day 6: Zermatt– Lausanne (ca. 180 km)A trip up the exhilarating open air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed. Continue your journey with a stunning drive up through the Valais. After travelling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. Continue to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Overnight in Lausanne, Hotel Lausanne Palace & Spa (or similar).Day 7: Lausanne– Gruyère– Freiburg– Interlaken (ca. 156 km)Continue your drive to Freiburg. On your way you will pass the Greyerzer (Gruyère) region, home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. Overnight in Interlaken, Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage (or similar).Day 8: Interlaken– Bern– Lucerne (ca. 167 km)We recommend to do a lake cruise on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun. Continue to Bern. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne, Continental Park (or similar).Day 9: Departure Lucerne– Zürich (ca. 140 km)One of the highlights along the Grand Tour lies in Lucerne – the Chapel Bridge. Return to Zurich for car drop-off at Hotel Opera. Individual transportation to Zurich airport (private transfer can be arranged at extra cost).

$977.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Grand Tour of Switzerland - Road Trip from Zurich

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich is the “metropolis of experiences” and offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.Day 2: Zurich– St. Gallen (ca. 150 km)After breakfast drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.Day 3: St. Gallen– Davos (ca. 160 km)On your way to Davos you will pass the Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. Continue your drive and have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.Day 4: Davos– Lugano (ca. 290 km)On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax for example on a train ride on the Bernina Express. Overnight in Lugano.Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, one visit that’s a must is Monte Brè. On your way lies Ascona, famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade, dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving down to Täsch which is your last stop by car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.Day 6: Zermatt– Montreux (ca. 150 km)A morning trip up the openair Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this you will drive along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. Visit the Chillon Castle. Overnight in Montreux.Day 7: Montreux– Gstaad  (ca. 330  km) Drive through the orchards and terraced vineyards of the Lavaux and further to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Make sure you visit the Olympic Museum. Continue your drive to Freiburg, the largest medieval town in Üechtland. Further on you will pass the Greyerzer region, with its green landscape. Overnight in Gstaad.Day 8: Gstaad– Lucerne (ca. 315 km) Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Berne is the place to spend it. The old town of Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Lucerne.Day 9: Departure Lucerne– Zurich (ca. 140 km)You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey.

$1075 Private & Custom Tours

Luxury Freiburg Experience

Freiburg is a must-experience city for anyone visiting the Black Forest region of Germany.Spoilt by the sun and favored by a warm climate, Freiburg is a charming historic highlight city and also known as a young, vibrant university town with welcoming locals. Make sure to visit the Freiburger Münster (Freiburg Cathedral). The masterpiece of Gothic architecture was finished in 1513. If you love spectacular views and are not afraid of stairs, you should definitely climb the 381-foot-high tower. Look out for the numerous Bächle (little waterways) that are unique to Freiburg. They meander through the Old Town and pass charming cafés and outdoor restaurants. Here you can  enjoy regional cuisine among locals and visitors alike. Freiburg is one of Germany's greenest cities and has a large number of biking and walking tracks. The city's motto is: Love your nights! Theater and opera performances await you year around, local bars and clubs are great nightlife options. Must-trys: Black Forest cake, Schäufele (roasted pork shoulder) and white burgundy. This 3-day/2-night luxury stay is ideal both for first time visitors as well as returning travelers as our high touch approach to travel features a personalized, flexible itinerary with optional activity suggestions tailored to our guests, your actual travel dates and interests. Feel pampered on this charming five star luxury hotel stay in the city center, with gourmet breakfasts and spa access daily. Why not shop for artisan products including the famous cuckoo clocks. Excellent shopping is just steps away from your hotel, so are museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and nightlife. 

$142.72 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Christmas across the 3 borders

You will depart at 10am from Colmar and visit the fortification of Neuf-Brisach, the Christmas market during the day in Freiburg and the Christmas market of Basel at night. The cities are each typically and differently decorated for Christmas. You'll fall instantly in  love with their charm. Particularly during the evening where the true Christmas atmosphere comes to life thanks to the beautiful illuminations. You have time to explore at your one pace the three cities embedded with Christmas and history. Your driver will be at your service and will help you to find and discover more about the cities.Tours N2 is  available from the 24th November till the 31st of December but subject to availability concerning the opening dates of the Christmas markets: • Neuf-Brisach FRANCE (fortification visit)      • Fribourg GERMANY(Christmas market during the day)   • Basel SWITZERLAND (Christmas market at night)   If you are staying in the neighbourhood of Colmar you can be picked up and dropped off at your hotel (included in price), if not we will meet  at the tourist office of Colmar.