Driver-Only Tours offer the most cost-effective way to see the Black Forest and are therefore our most popular tours. Our Driver-Only Tours are designed for those who prefer to explore the Black Forest with the convenience of a driver and a personalized itinerary. We provide a car and driver and an itinerary. Itineraries can include highlights such as the Cuckoo Clock Area, Lake Titisee, Mummelsee, the Rhine Falls and much more. Tell us what you would like to see and do, how many hours you have and we’ll put it together.
You may know exactly what you want to see – great! But you do not need to figure out anything in advance (where to go and what to see and how to get there) – we can take care of it for you. The driver will stop, drop you off, pick you up again, at specific way points along your tour according to your personalized itinerary.
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I just wanted to write & tell you that Kirk & I had a fantastic two days. Bernd was such a great person and we were lucky to have him!
Next time we are in the Black Forest we would definitely book another tour & would recommend having Bernd as our driver 😁!
We wish you and your employees a happy & healthy New Year!
Brittany & Kirk
We are a family of 5 adults and used the driver only tour with Bernd as our driver. He was excellent!
Our main purpose was for 3 of us to purchase cuckoo clocks. Bernd was very patient as we selected our clocks. He also knew when to encourage us to make our decisions so we could visit the remaining places on our tour.
He was disappointed that the weather was overcast and foggy as he felt we weren't seeing the beauty of the Black Forest. We thought it was very pretty, but we would love to visit again when the sun is shining!
The tour was wonderful and we would do it again!
The options below of "what sort of visit was this" does not include family (adults) so I selected friends.
Simone did an excellent job of preparing our tour itinerary. She listened to our suggestions and incorporated our wishes into the day. She prepared a nice welcome packet that explained what we would be seeing and suggestions for places to eat etc. We opted for a driver only tour. Our driver was great. We had a very full day seeing Freiburg, Baden Baden, clocks and waterfalls. We saw everything on our agenda. It was lots of driving but well worth it to see such beautiful sites in 8 hours. I would highly recommend Simone/Black Forest Tours.
As bad luck would have it, our chosen day for the Black Forest tour was misty and cloudy, and we missed out on many apparently stunning panoramic views from the higher altitudes. But this is nobody's fault - you win some, you lose some. Nevertheless, looking at the positives, the misty peaks had their own charm.
Simone Brexel is an excellent communicator, and right from booking, many months ago, to pick-up at our door in Freiburg, she kept us informed of relevant issues, and was always at the end of an email or WhatsApp with a quick response. The information literature she provided beforehand, and duplicated in the car, were very detailed, with good directions and suggestions.
Our chosen tour gave us a real taste of the Black Forest, albeit sometimes a misty one. The two towns included were beautiful, with a variety of things to see and do, though they were perhaps understandably very touristy. Sampling Black Forest cake in its birthplace in Cafe Schafer in Triberg is essential!
Our driver was excellent and friendly. Although Simone's literature warned that the driver's English would not be good, and that he was only a driver, not a tour guide, Bernd had very good English and was informative.
An excellent experience all things considered. Our only wish was that the weather would have allowed a few stops along the way for photographs.
I have been planning a trip to the Black Forest for almost 2 years and have been researching tour guides for atleast that long. We finally chose Simone's Black Forest Tours and were so glad we did. From the very first time I contacted Simone, she was very proactive and always responded to our multiple emails promptly with helpful suggestions. She put together a fabulous 4 day tour, three days with a driver-only tour (covering Baden Baden, Rhine Falls, Lake Constance and Southern Black Forest) and one day with a guide. She had a welcome package waiting for us at our hotel with a detailed itinerary for the driver-only tours. She had made sure to cover everything on our wish list. We also loved Viktoria, the tour guide that Simone had arranged for us for one of the days where we toured the Central Black Forest including the Triberg Clock area and the farm house museum. Viktoria was very friendly, entertaining and immensely patient, especially when I insisted on visiting every cuckoo clock store in the area before I made my choice. Last but not the least, our driver Manfred for the 4 days, He was awesome !! He didn't speak much English, but he went out of his way to make sure we were well taken care off and were comfortable.
Thank you Simone for the most wonderful tour, we couldn't have asked for more.
We had a lovely tour of the beautiful Black Forest mountains and country side. Simone is an excellent communicator and I would definitely seek her out for for any tours or sight seeing in the area. She knew right away that my mother and I were more shoppers than hikers and she tweaked the itinerary at the last minute to accommodate our desires. Freiburg was a great little town as well..we dined, shopped and thoroughly enjoyed the old town district and the farmers market. Highly recommend!!!
Brendt was outstanding. Very personable and helpful. Knows his subject and area very well. Would highly recommend the tour and him as the driver to any of my friends wanting to come and visit.
Even though I inquired about the tour just a few days before the trip, the Black Forest Tour responded quickly and organized the tour. I really appreciate their flexibility and customer-friendliness. We enjoyed our trip even under a time limit (4 hour trip). We could experience the Black Forest and a mountain lake with a very kind driver. Thank you! Danke schoen!
We decided to do a Driver Only Tour, and Simone couldn't have been more helpful in customizing our tour based on what we wanted to experience, making recommendations, and answering all my questions. The driver we had was great - very courteous, accommodating, and even though he wasn't supposed to be a guide, he was helpful in pointing out things of interest as we went along the scenic drive and various stops. Simone had prepared a useful packet of information that was incredibly useful - since we didn't have a personal guide along the way (our decision), the detailed information she had was perfect. Her goal is to have her clients be extremely happy with their experience, and she definitely accomplished that goal with us. Great job Simone!
This was a suitable customised "Driver-Only tour" for anyone who is looking to have a quick nature get away from the city life. You can customise your trip to suit your interest, be it hiking in the Black Forest trail, chilling out at Lake Titisee or checking out the famous Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks.
Simone was such an awesome guide to provide some information/history during our trip and also providing us enough time to explore the areas.
We'll definitely return to the Black Forest for another visit.
We did a driving/hiking tour with Bernd. He was great. Picked us up right on time. We started at St Peters and visited another little church as well. The scenery was beautiful and he'd stop whenever we wanted a picture. The we went onto Ravenna Gorge for a hike. I wish we'd had longer! It was great! That ended at the nicest Beat Western I've ever seen! It was liking something straight out of the sound of music. We then had time for shopping and on to Tititsie. The lake was again gorgeous! More terrific shopping and back to Frankfurt. I wish we'd had time for a longer tour, but we only did the 5 hour.
Simone was wonderful to work with. Manfred, our driver, was awesome. What a beautiful part of the country. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend.
We were well informed before the trip and everything was well organized The driver Brent, picked us up from our apartment, he is well prepared, friendly and gave us a lot of advice about where to buy cuckoo clock and the Black Forest cake is so delicious. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!
We are from the US and were planning a Europe trip with our grown children. We knew we were going to the Black Forest and debated doing this tour. My daughter had been working in Germany for 6 months and people she worked with told her we could see it on our own without doing the tour. We decided to do the tour because we had heard how amazing the Black Forest is and we wanted to make sure we saw the best of it. We were so glad we booked it!!! We would have had to rent a car and would never have been able to cover all that we did without knowing the area. It was fabulous. We had a say in what we wanted to experience and how we wanted to experience it (we are hikers). We were forewarned that the driver isn't a tour guide but our driver was from one of the areas we visited and he was so knowledgeable and could give us some history and insight into what to see and do. We were provided an info packet with info about all the areas we were visiting. We would highly recommend doing this tour if you are planning on visiting the Black Forest. It was well worth the money. You will see and experience so much more than if you tried to do it on your own.
Simone was very efficient in handling the initial enquiries through to providing the detailed itinerary. We had a pick-up from Europa Park, and an end of day drop off at Basel Airport, and combined this with the tour of the Black Forest. Would highly recommend.
We were a group of 6 friends travelling through Germany and spent 2 nights in Freiburg im Breisgau. From the initial enquiry Simone was prompt with her replies and sent me a detailed questionaire to complete so she could design a tour to suit all our tastes. We arrived in Freiburg to find a detailed itinerary delivered to our hotel with directions on where to meet up the next day. The full day tour was great fun and we got to sample local foods, wine & beer as well as the beautiful scenery that is the Black Forest. All up a fantastic day was had and I definitely recommend Simone's Black Forest Tours.
We ( 2 couples) arrived for 3 days in Freiburg and the black forest.
We contacted Simon via email exchange and we're able to secure a 5 hour driver tour around the black forest that suited our group very well.
Simone was easy to deal with and very prompt in setting up our tour at very short notice.
The tour itinerary included the Todtnau falls, the wonderful Titisee lake and village and then a 45 minute hike down to Hofgut Sternen.
Along the way we got to see a very old farmhouse and a private chapel.
We also enjoyed tasting some cherry water (cherry schnapps ) and of course black forest cake.
Our driver Manni was great and even was able to understand our Aussie accents.
I would highly recommend.
We had booked a day trip with black forest tours in july 2017 ,they are very professional and everything was on time and the driver was very good ,we recommend them for their services
My husband and I had a great time during our Black Forest tour. Simone prepared our trip according to our needs, and she suggested possibilities that were very interesting. She is very easy to reach and replies to your messages very quickly. We had no problem communicating with our driver, Bernd. He was friendly and helpful.
We booked a driver to take us to Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle and then to Strasbourg. Our driver, Manne, was wonderful. Manne drove us through a very scenic route to the castle. The castle is well worth the trip. Then we drove on to Strasbourg for a couple of hours. Not quite long enough to really see the sights, but makes for a nice taste of Alsace.
The ride was very comfortable and we got to see some wonderful vistas.
The itinerary was all planned, but flexible. I highly recommend Black Forest Tours. Simone was great to deal with.
Black forest can be overwhelming for some to plan. This tour gives you the flexibility to pick and choose per your preference and makes it easier to plan.
Booked a two day tour and the itenary shared by Simone was very helpfull and informative. It helps us to plan each and every hour and activity. Excellent work by Simone.
Simone Brixel helped me so much in planning my first visit toe Black Forest. I discovered her when searching for Black Forest tour information and would highly recommend her to anyone else doing the same.Previous reviewers were very positive so I contacted her. Although she was not available on the day I requested she helped me select the tour that was best for me-- complete with maps and information. Coming from the U.S. I needed someone who could speak English and she arranged a driver for me who spoke English. Manne did a great job! She replies promptly to emails which is important when planning and stayed in touch to insure I was satisfied with my experience. I was very satisfied! Thank you!
I had an amazing day with Simone who was my driver on the Driver-Only tour. She was so friendly, knowledgable and keen for me to have a good day.
I can't believe how much I saw in five hours and would recommend this tour to anyone. It was fantastic, such good value for money. The detailed pack that I received a few days before was full of personalised touches and great information on every stop that I would be making.
Simone made the trip feel customised to what I wanted to do and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Thank you Simone!
I cannot speak highly enough of Simone / Black Forest Tours. We arrived in Freiburg and contacted Simone in the morning; that same afternoon we were on a fabulous tour! Our very nice driver took us to the Schauinsland cable car for a beautiful ride overlooking Freiburg and the forest. When we arrived at the top we enjoyed a slice of black forest cake and enjoyed the view. We then went to the Todtnau Waterfalls, drove through the forest and had a Schnaps tasting (and purchased some to take home of course). On our drive back we stopped by Lake Titisee. In short, we had such a great afternoon and would never have found these places on our own. Spending time in the Black Forest was the highlight of our trip to Freiburg. Be sure to book something with Simone when you are in the area, you will not be sorry!
We booked our first two chauffeured tours with Simone while we were stateside and had no trouble at all with the transaction. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel recommended by Simone so much that we extended our time there. Likewise, we enjoyed her tours so much that we booked a third tour while in Germany. Again, Simone was wonderful and was able to grant our request on short notice even though it was a busy weekend for tours. If you plan to visit the Black Forest area, I highly recommend using Black Forest Tours.
We did a driver only tour in the Black Forest and it was great! The weather was not great but having Manne as our driver allowed us the flexibility to see what we wanted and skip other things We had a great lunch in one of Manne's favorite spots which was a wonderful break form the rain. Manne was so kind, helpful and funny and Simone's communcation was perfect! Thank you to Simone and Manne!
We knew we wanted to visit the Black Forest, but were staying in Switzerland with friends who were not able to join us. We found Simone on-line, took a chance and were delighted with the results. Unfortunately Simone was not able to join us on the tour but she provided an excellent driver who was very friendly (and while he was NOT a tour guide) was VERY helpful the entire day. When we were picked up Simone had prepared a booklet of information about the area we would tour which was informative, interesting and useful. She answered all of our questions, made some suggestions and was very thorough. We will use her again on our next visit.
Booked the Driver Only Tour for family of 6 for 2 days in Black Forest. Simone was very helpful in giving recommendations as to which attractions to go & see. The driver was able to speak English quite well. Recommended especially for first timers unfamiliar to the area. Flexible and convenient choice for groups and families looking to enjoy the most of their time in Black Forest.
Let me give a huge thanks from me and my wife for arranging our driver tour for 1st of August 2015.
Having only around 4-5 hours, Manne, who was more of a guide than a driver was really helpful in taking us right from neustadt railway station. He speaks English pretty well even though he dint quite agree to that. Immense information and idea about the places and tradition, we found him really resourceful. My wife wanted to have the Black forest cake which Manne ensured we get it in spite of time constraints.My 3 yrs old kid got along with him nicely.
We would definitely recommend your service to our dear ones. Further, given a chance, we would come back and stay in the Black forest area for a week.
My wife and I would like to thank you for arranging our tour for us.
We really appreciate your professionalism while dealing with our changing plans and patience you had shown through endless email conversations. In the end you gave us a tour my family enjoyed thoroughly.
In addition, please convey our gratitude to driver Manne who is absolutely fabulous. He is resourceful, informative and very helpful. My wife and I had interesting conversation with him throughout the tour about history of Black Forest and various local traditions. He never seemed annoyed with my questions, though I tried my best 😉
We are already planning to visit Black Forest in few years time for a leisurely vacation and needless to say, I will be contacting you.
We booked 3 different "drive-me-tours" & everything was excellent and easy though we were with young kids! Simone answered promptly all our questions and provided us with maps and clear details about all the places we wanted to visit. She even helped us discovering on our own the lovely Freibourg-im-Breisgau! Excellent tours and a very professional and kind Simone 🙂 We will be happy to go back to the BF and choose some "guide-me tours"!! 🙂
We booked Driver-only tour in the Black Forest and it was great. Simone is the BEST! I let her know via email the sights we wanted to see and she put together a customized itinerary. Manne - the driver was on time and great. The Mountain Coaster was great fun for our family and we still talk about it today. All of the sights and timeline Simone put together were awesome.We also purchased the self-guided driving tour of Lake Constance. We were worried about getting lost and wasting time but her instructions and recommendations were spot on and perfect. We actually felt like she was in the car with us. Her attention to detail was outstanding - the graphics, maps and comments were incredible.I would highly recommend Simone and any of the tours she provides. Thank you very much Simone!!!
Booked a 7 hour car tour thru Simone Brixel, Freiberg, Germany on line. The tour included the deer jump, Hells Valley Road through the Black Forest, Hofgut Sternin, and a visit to the Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Our guide Manne was very informative and was flexible in the time frame, especially at the falls and lunch later. Lunch was at a very reclusive restaurant, Rasthaus aug dem Hochfirst, in the hills overlooking Freiburg, and the food was excellent. Shorter tours are available.