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Tour Itineraries – Just a Driver Tour

How many hours should I book for a Just-a-Driver Tour?

A good touring time is 5 or 6 hours. This gives you enough time to see 3 or 4 sights, and also enjoy some of the scenery while driving around. It also allows you to come in by train in the morning from other cities (e.g. Zürich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Strasbourg) without having to catch a really early morning train. You will be relaxed when arriving in Freiburg where our driver meets you at the train station. 4 Hour Tours really only allow you to see a little bit  – but if that is all the time you have, then it is better than not touring at all! All Day Tours are great for people who want to see it all and don’t mind being on the go all day. Staying in Baden-Baden? Many people take the train to Freiburg (45 minutes one-way) to start touring from there. But we also offer All Day Tours with a start/end Baden-Baden, see below. Staying in Switzeland Zurich or Basel? Please find our Swiss Day Tours below.

Summer Tours (April-October) from Freiburg

4 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • Hells Valley Tour. The driver takes you through historic Hells Valley. Go for a walk in the dark forest, watch a glass blowing demonstration or visit a clock shop. Then you have plenty of time to enjoy Lake Titisee before we take you on a panoramic drive back to Freiburg.
  • Pretty Town Tour. This tour takes you to a pretty medieval town where you have time to explore. Some of the best Black Forest Cake can be found in this town. A scenic drive will take you to some scenic photo spots and finally to a gorgeous waterfall. Beautiful!
  • Nature Tour. This tour is all about scenery. A cable car will take you up a mountain (fee). From there you hike up to a sightseeing tower to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Black Forest. Alternatively stop in the cafe at the cable car station and enjoy views from here. After a walk to a beautiful waterfall the driver takes you back to Freiburg.

5 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • The Happy Tour. Its all about making everyone happy. The kids get to do a toboggan ride. And then the parents get to visit the clock area to shop for the perfect clock. A waterfall is another highlights. Lots of scenery in between. Everyone is happy!
  • The Active Tour. Up for a bit of activity? We take you on a absolutely beautiful drive to Lake Titisee. Next stop is one of the most beautiful ravines in the Black Forest. Following a stream a 45 minute hike takes you through dark woods. The hike goes downhill over wooden bridges and a few stairs.
  • The Scenic Tour. We cover a large cuckoo clock and an option to go for a walk in the woods. Then spend some time at Lake Titisee before we take you to a sightseeing tower. A beautiful drive takes you back to Freiburg.
  • The Clock Valley Tour. We take you to the clock area where it is all about clocks. Visit World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock and Germany’s highest waterfall. The drive to and from the clock area is very scenic and we have a few spots where we stop for picture-taking.

6 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • Town & Country Tour. This tour takes you to a pretty medieval town where you have time to explore. Some of the best Black Forest Cake can be found in this town. A scenic drive will take you to a photo spots and finally to a gorgeous waterfall. Beautiful! Next stop is Lake Titisee and finally a large cuckoo clock in the middle of the forest- alternatively you can also go for a hike at the last stop.
  • The Famous Tour. We take you to the famous clock area to shop for a clock. A quick peak at Germany’s highest waterfalls before you take you to the must-see sight in the Black Forest: famous Lake Titisee. Several scenic spots for great pictures.
  • Clocks, Farmhouses & Waterfall Tour. Your driver takes you to the open-air farmhouse museum. Some of the houses here are more than 400 years old! Next stop is the cuckoo clock area with Germanys highest waterfalls and thousands of clocks. We add some scenic stops for picture-taking.
  • Hells Valley Plus Tour. The driver takes you through historic Hells Valley. Go for a walk in the dark forest, watch a glass blowing demonstration or visit a clock shop. Then you have plenty of time to enjoy Lake Titisee before we take you to a beautiful waterfall. A panoramic drive takes you back to Freiburg.

7 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • Southern Tour. The driver takes you on a scenic drive all the way up to Lake Titisee. We add a stop at a big cuckoo clock to your tour, a gorgeous waterfall and some other scenic stops. Walk up to a sightseeing tower and (weather permitting) take a cable car down the mountain before your tour ends.
  • The Alsace Tour. Only a few minutes away from the Black Forest the Alsace region in France has a lot to offer: medieval towns, wineries, lots of history, and a mixture of German-French cuisine.
  • Alsace Combo Tour. Spend half a day in Alsace and experience french culture before we take you back to the Black Forest for some scenic views and a waterfall.

8 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • Cover-It-All Tour.You need time for all the highlights: the open-air farmhouse museum, the clock area, Germany’s highest waterfall and famous Lake Titisee. Time permitting even more highlights! The driver will show you many scenic spots in between.
  • Freiburg to Baden-Baden Tour. This tour takes you from Freiburg to Baden-Baden where it ends (or reverse). Lots of driving but you are rewarded with the Best of the Black Forest: the clock area with Germany’s highest waterfall, a castle ruin, scenic Panorama Road, beautiful High Summit Road, a pretty Black Forest Town and not only one, but two of the most famous lakes in the Black Forest. The additional charge for this tour is 150€.
  • The  (Non-) Touristy Tour. A visit to a beautiful Black Forest town starts off your day.  Take a cable car ride up and down a mountain to enjoy the views. Then a scenic drive takes you to a picture perfect waterfall. Crossing over the highest mountain you arrive at a beautiful glacier lake. Finally you get to see a large cuckoo clock or choose to go for a hike instead.Good combination of non-touristy and touristy things.

9 hour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Freiburg

  • Rhine Falls & Lake  Constance: This tour is taking you away from the Black Forest for a day. Visit Europe’s Biggest waterfalls – the Rhine Falls – in Switzerland, then take a detour to Lake Constance – the biggest lake in Germany. Great tour on a hot summer day!
  • Rhine Falls & Black Forest Tour: Our driver will take you all the way to Switzerland to visit Europe’s largest waterfall. Passing through the Black Forest you can go for a short hike, enjoy a piece of Black Forest cake by the lake or buy a cuckoo clock.
  • Lake Constance Tour: Nothing to be said – the Isle of Flowers (Mainau) at Lake Constance is a Must-See for any visitor. Spend some time in a medieval town by the lake before taking a boat ride to the Isle of Flowers. Or do you prefer to take a swim in the lake instead?
  • Hohenzollern Castle & Black Forest. Although not in the Black Forest, Castle Hohenzollern is a bucket-list item for many visitors to Germany. We are combining Hohenzollern with 2 stops in the Black Forest (a glacier lake, a large cuckoo clock and short hike). Alternative itineraries for Hohenzollern are a second castle (Lichtenstein). The tour can end in Stuttgart if desired.

Summer Tours (April-October) from Baden-Baden

All Day Tour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Baden-Baden

  • Around Baden-Baden Tour (8 hours) This tour covers the Black Forest region around Baden-Baden and also parts of the wine area. The driver takes you on to the High Summit Road to explore a beautiful mountain lake. Prior to that we can stop at a typical local farmhouse store so you can have a sandwich to go or some picnic supplies. At the lake you can enjoy some souvenir shopping, a piece of Black Forest cake, take a boat ride or go for a hike. During high season and on weekends your kids will enjoy the mountains coaster ride. Next stop is a beautiful waterfall (walk). Explore an old monastery ruing before the driver takes you to a castle ruin overlooking the Rhine valley. You will return to Baden-Baden via the famous wineroad – passing through many typical villages with timber-framed buildings.
    The additional charge for this tour is 200€.
  • Baden-Baden to Freiburg Tour (8 hours). This tour takes you from Baden-Baden to Freiburg where the tour ends. Lots of driving but you are rewarded with the Best of the Black Forest: the clock area with Germany’s highest waterfall, a castle ruin, scenic Panorama Road, beautiful High Summit Road, a pretty Black Forest Town and not only one, but two of the most famous lakes in the Black Forest.
    The additional charge for this tour is 150€.
  • Complete Black Forest Tour (9 hours). This tour takes you from Baden-Baden to Freiburg and back. Lots of driving but you are rewarded with the Best of the Black Forest: the clock area with Germany’s highest waterfall, a castle ruin, scenic Panorama Road, beautiful High Summit Road, a pretty Black Forest Town and not only one, but two of the most famous lakes in the Black Forest. At the end of the tour the driver will transfer you back to Baden-Baden via the freeway. The additional charge for this tour is 200€.

Summer Tours (April-October) from Switzerland

All Day Tour itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours from Zurich or Basel

  • Black Forest & Rhinefall tour start/end Zurich (9 hours) We pick you  up in Zurich and bring you back to  Zurich. Please note that there is a lot of driving involved on this tour. The additional charge for this tour is 215€.
  • Black Forest tour & Rhinefall tour start Zurich, end in Freiburg (7 hours). We pick you  up in Zurich and end the tour in Freiburg where you spend the night (or continue on to another destination in Germany). The additional charge for this tour is 180€.
  • Black Forest tour start/end Basel (8 – 9 hours) We pick you  up in Basel and bring you back to Basel. The additional charge for this tour is 215€.
  • Black Forest tour start Basel, end in Freiburg (7 – 8 hours). We pick you  up in Basel and end the tour in Freiburg. You can then hop on the train after exploring Friday and get back to Basel on your own. Or spend the night in Freiburg. The additional charge for this tour is 180€.

Winter Tours (November-March) from Freiburg

4 hour winter itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours

  • Winter Clock Tour.  We take you to the clock area where it is all about clocks. Visit World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock and Germany’s highest waterfall. The drive to and from the clock area is very scenic and we have a few spots where we stop for picture-taking.
  • Winter Wonderland Tour. 3 highlights on this short driving tour – a large clock, a quick peak into the forest, a beautiful glacier lake and finally a ride on the Panorama road. Lots of photo opportunities!

5 hour winter itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours

  • Famous Winter Tour. We take you to the famous clock area around Triberg to shop for a clock. A quick peak at Germany’s highest waterfalls before you take you to the must-see sight in the Black Forest: famous Lake Titisee. Several scenic spots for great pictures.
  • Glass and Clocks. A beautiful drive will take you to the clock area. Take pictures at Germany’s highest waterfall before we take you up on a castle ruin for photos. Then walk down cobblestone streets in a medieval town before you have the chance to blow your own glass vase (and see a christmas ornament exhibition).

6 hour winter itineraries: Just-a-Driver Tours

  • Southern Winter Tour.  Enjoy the scenic ride through a mysterious valley. Stop at a large cuckoo clock for picture taking before we take you to Lake Titisee. A few more scenic stops and you will arrive at a beautiful waterfall – even in winter you can walk up to it! A few more photo stops and you are back in Freiburg.
  • Christmas Market Tour. Our driver takes you to one of the most beautiful christmas markets in the Black Forest! We add a scenic drive on the Panorama Road and a stop at a beautiful lake. If it is cold enough you can even take a walk on the lake! These tours start early afternoon and are only available on weekends (Friday, Sat, Sunday) in December 2019, please inquire on exact dates.
  • Alsace Tour. Our driver takes you to two medieval towns across the Rhine river in France. Although it’s winter time you can still go for a wine tasting of the famous Riesling wines. If visiting in December a visit to a French Christmas Markt can also be included in your tour.