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Black Forest Tours by Locals

FAQ – Black Forest Trail

If you are interested in hiking the Black Forest Trail please have a look at the most commonly asked questions below. For further questions or to submit a booking, please contact us. Season The Black Forest Trail Package is available from mid-April to mid-October. Included accommodation Breakfast buffet Free public transportation pass while staying in the Black Forest detailed route descriptions & maps luggage transfer between hotels. Your luggage transfer is organized by us, Black Forest Tours. We ask you to use the luggage tags you receive at the beginning of your tour to identify your luggage. When checking out of each hotel please drop off your luggage at the front desk. The hotel owner will know that your bag has to be transferred to the next hotel. We can lend you walking poles & a backpack for a small fee. Please book either one when booking your hike. Excluded Travel to and from start/end of the Black Forest Trail hike Lunches and dinners Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against …

FAQ – Red Deer Trail

If you are interested in hiking the Red Deer Trail please have a look at the most commonly asked questions below. For further questions or to submit a booking, please contact us. Season The Red Deer Trail Package is available from mid-May to mid-October. Included 4 star hotel accommodation Breakfast buffet Free public transportation pass while staying in the Black Forest detailed route descriptions & maps luggage transfer between hotels. Your luggage will be transferred by the hotel and moved to the next hotel on your route. The transfer of one bag per person (up to 20 kilos) is included with your tour package. Excluded Travel to and from start/end of the Red Deer Trail hike Lunches and dinners Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against illness, injury, loss or damage to property and cancellations. Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, extra transfers (such as by taxi or when not included in public transport pass). Lunch & Dinner Breakfast. Breakfasts are included with your booking. Lunch. Add-on a Lunch …

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Guided Tours

Here at Black Forest Tours, we offer high-quality experiences that are custom-tailored, worry-free, hassle-free and (if desired) non-touristy. The focus of a Guided Tour is not the lowest cost. Instead, we try to create an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Vacation Packages

Don’t feel like organizing your own vacation? Then let us take care of it.Our Vacation Packages cover various regions and include hotels, sightseeing tours, wine-tastings, dinner, transfers to your next destination and more. Regions we cover: Black Forest, Wine Region, Colmar/Alsace in France, Lake Constance area, Neuschwanstein This is for you, if… you are a travel agent,  tour operator or  individual planning a group tour to the Black Forest and Germany and need a local expert to help Package Details Length: starting at 2 nights Hotel: 3 or 4 star hotels Your group size: starting 2+ people Our offerings: customized vacation packages focused on your individual group’s needs catering to groups of all sizes, ages and nationalities starting from 2 people itinerary layout – customized, entertaining, informative, cultural transportation option – we work with reputable local companes. english-speaking tour guides hotel bookings VIP tours (gourmet restaurants, special tours & activities) lunch and dinner reservations many more – tell us your specific needs:

Hiking on the Hells Valley Trail

The Hells Valley Trail Package provides you with a lot of flexibility. You are staying in a family-owned hotel in a beautiful mountain town in the southern Black Forest, less than 45 minutes away from Freiburg. Our Hells Valley Trail Packageis perfect if you are looking for a flexible combination of easy hikes with options to take in other activities (or just relax) in nature – stop for food, drink and local culture along the way. On your first day we set you up with one of our own hiking guides who will take you on a half day hike. Then you’ll be equipped for your next day hiking on your own Is this a good hike for me?  If you are a beginner hiker or If you prefer shorter hikes (starting at 5 km) or a combination of sightseeing and hiking, then the Hells Valley Trail Packageis ideal for you. You have a great deal of flexibility choosing your hike each day based on your fitness level, weather conditions and what you feel like …

FAQ – Guided Tours

There are many touring companies in the Black Forest to choose from. Cost is usually the first consideration when choosing any service. But basing your decision on cost alone is not really how you get what you want. We try to provide the best experience for your money and our reputation is widely celebrated because we think we provide the best balance of costs vs services. Be aware of scams. Driver guides and transport services of any kind are required by law in Germany to have a commercial passenger transportation license and insurance coverage for cars and passengers. You are in good hands with us. We are licensed and fully insured. ( Genehmigung nach §49 PBefG mit Mietwagen für die gewerbliche Personenbeförderung ). What is included when booking a Guided Tour? Included: Customized Private Tours You choose start & end points of your tour. You choose duration of your tour (4-8 hours) You choose themes you are interested in You choose activities you would love to do You choose sights you would like to see Included: …

Why Choose Black Forest Tours

Most important: I will make sure you don’t feel like a tourist but rather like a friend who is visiting. I am fun, outdoorsy and outgoing.  And I speak English, too! I offer a wide selection of tours: guided tours, self-guided tours and build-it-yourself guidebooks. I am an official Black Forest tour guide with 300+ hours of training through the Southern Black Forest Nature Park  Association to become knowledgeable in almost any topic imaginable related to this area. I have an extensive network of people all over the Black Forest who know the ins and out of this region. If I don’t know the answer, I can find someone who does! If you don’t see yourself on a bus with 50 other people – my tours are perfect for you. I design unique tours that fits your particular travel style. Still not convinced? Contact me and I can put you in touch with many satisfied customers who have traveled with me before.

Hiking the Black Forest with a Guide

If you don’t want to worry about reading maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a private guide who takes you on a Black Forest day hike. Our hiking guides are experienced locals who know the area like noone else. Many visitors ask if there are any regular scheduled hikes you can join. The answer is no. All our Guided Day Hikes are private tours, customized to each persons needs. Since these are private tours we can adjust to your speed and fitness. If you don’t want to worry about maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a local guide who takes you on a Black Forest hike, Our Guided Black Forest Day Hikes are laid out as half-day tours starting and ending in the Lake Titisee area.  Take the train (or car) on your own from Freiburg. Our hiking guides will meet you at the train station up in the mountains. You will hike one of the prettiest areas in the Southern Black Forest. It is a very popular hike with …

Is This For Me?

80% of The Black Forest is inaccessible to non-Germans. So you don’t see yourself buying a cookie-cutter vacation package. You don’t see yourself on a bus with 50 other people; hitting every tourist spot whether you like it or not, with hectic deadlines, eating when and where everybody else eats. You would rather figure out your own trip, but then you are limited to those things written about in only a few guide books. Guide books try to be comprehensive, encompassing all of Germany, and by necessity, contain only a few highlights of The Black Forest. And while The Black Forest is one of Germany’s biggest holiday region, English is not spoken in many places. For example, many tour attractions do not offer tours in english. The main target group are Germans. You have found the right partner. I listen to your wants and needs, then provide options from which you can choose what to see and at a pace appropriate for you. Flexibility – so that you can experience The Black Forest like a …