Visit the medieval town of Freiburg and Germany’s Black Forest on this full-day tour from Strasbourg. Cross into southern Germany with your guide and admire old Freiburg, with its spectacular minster, cobbled plazas, gabled houses and little streams. After free time to look around and have lunch independently, drive along one of the most picturesque routes in Germany’s alluring Black Forest, passing the old-world villages, pine forests and lush pastures of this magnificent region. This private tour ensures you enjoy the best sights and close attention from your guide.
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.