Tour With A Local
We offer experiences that are custom-tailored to you – worry-free, hassle-free and (if desired) non-touristy. Our Guided Tour (its not just another tour) the goal is not another budget tour, but rather we create unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are priceless.
Please contact us in advance* to find out if a tour can be organized on the day of your visit. (*We are not able to offer same-day tours. Our tours are often booked-out far in advance.)
Your Tour Is Unique…
- Its your agenda…
- Your specific wants and needs
- Find the hidden gems
- Get the inside-scoop
- Experience it like a local
How does it work?
Your Guided Tour is unique and customized to your specific desires, needs and fitted to your particular travel style. You choose start & end points of your tour, and the duration of your tour (4-8 hours). Themes you are interested in, Activities you would love to do, Sights you would like to see and at a Pace all your own.
Not sure if this is for you?
If you do not see yourself buying a cookie-cutter tour or vacation package in which you are on a bus with 49 other tourists; stopping at every road-side attraction whether you want to or not, with hectic deadlines, eating when and where everybody else eats. Then my Guided Tour is for you!
You already know that tour guide books try to be comprehensive, and by necessity, put you on a superficial path where you find all the other tourists who are using the same guide book. That’s not how you find special experiences.
And while The Black Forest is one of Germany’s biggest holiday region, English is not widely spoken. Even many popular tourist attractions do not offer English instructions or explanations. The target audience is German.
Do-it-yourself touring of The Black Forest is not easy. You may have tried piecing together destinations mentioned online, using a GPS to get from point to point in a rental car, only to find, just like a fine meal – just because you bought all the mentioned ingredients, doesn’t mean the dish is tasty.
So if you feel a bit overwhelmed, running short on time to plan, concerned about the Germany language, German menus and German customs; don’t worry. With Black Forest Tours you have me around to guide you when needed, while having the freedom to do your own thing when you want. Visit our FAQs to find our more
Some people like to just sit on a bench in the river, others want to hike…
Tell me what you want to see and do. I provide options from which you can choose. All at a pace appropriate for you. I organize tours one-day-at-a-time that fit your particular travel style. You can even change your mind. This is your vacation. We want you to enjoy it.
What Is A Guided Tour Like?
Watch this short video Rick Steves made while we were touring The Black Forest together (published with permission of R.Steves):
Still not sure? See what some of our customers say:
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Easily our best tour of out trip to Germany! Simone was knowledgeable & customized the tour to our needs. The XMAS Market in the mountain was the best we visited in all of Germany & we had a successful quest to find an authentic Cuckoo Clock!
My family and I had a FABULOUS time touring the Black Forest with Simone! After Simone picked us up from our hotel she took us to this amazing grocery where I had the best pretzel with butter I’ve ever had in my life. It was so soft and the butter was out of this world. I’m still dreaming of that pretzel. We then did some exploring of the countryside and mountains, went on a hike, bought a clock, enjoyed lunch on the water, and stopped for Black Forest cake. We all agreed this was our favorite tour. It was fun getting a customized tour where we were able to eat AND be active.
Our tour with Simone was just brilliant! Simone is such an easy going person, the kind of person that you actually consider a friend by the end of the day. She was super knowledgeable and made the day about us and what we wanted to see and do. She was also great for offering advice about lots of different things. We will definitely be doing another tour when we return as we know it will be worth it!! Could not recommend Simone and her tour company more - just perfect 🙂
Prior to our tour in the Black Forest, I must say that our internet communications with Simone were efficient and thorough. She responds quickly to all of your needs and questions and feel as though you know her when you arrive for your tour. We enjoyed an outstanding tour with Simone Brexil of Black Forest Tours. She is an amazing tour guide who listens carefully to what your interests are and creates a tour to match them. She knows the Black Forest inside out. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and shows it to you in an comprehensive way. She establishes immediate rapport with you and has a marvelous sense of humor. You want the tour to go on and on and never feel toured out. We look forward to returning to the area and linking up with Simone again as soon as possible. We have travelled the world many times and would rate Simone as the best tour guide we have ever experienced! We felt as if we left having made a new friend!
Simone is a fantastic guide. We have a 6 hrs tour with her. After discussing with her, she can quickly understands what we like. We enjoy the short hike in the black forest, the lunch place in the forest is great. Its a pity its too short timing to cover much. Hope to do it again in future.
We had a most enjoyable day with Simone. Communication during the booking and on the day was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the places we visited. Simone was very easy to talk to and we would highly recommend her tour to other travellers.
Simone planned the perfect day for us. We visited small villages, took a ski lift to the top of a mountain to see breathtaking views, did a little shopping and ate Black Forest Cake sitting in the Black Forest! Beautiful Day!
My husband and I explored the Black Forest by train and bus for ten days. Months before leaving, we purchased Simone's 'Not So Touristy Tour', the 'Hell's Valley Tour', and the 'See It All Tour'. Some of the information was repetitive, but there was useful information in all three tour booklets. Using the travel itinerary and tips provided by Simone and a good over-view map of the Black Forest, we charted a route that suited our casual travel style and booked our accommodations. We stayed in towns with hotels/BnBs that offered the Konus card and used the Deutsch Bahn (DB) app to ensure that we had continually updated info. regarding train and bus schedules. Our vacation was an incredibly fun adventure that we approached with confidence because Simone's tour information was on our phones for easy reference. The answer to any/every question we had along the way was readily available. The Black Forest is enchanting and we enjoyed every moment of our journey thanks to Simone!!!!!!
I want to say thanks again for the wonderful time we spent together touring with you. You satisfied our need to know a little about how people live in this beautiful area and understand a little of the culture too. We loved the simple things you showed us and we especially enjoyed the conversation with you as we went along.
We will stay in touch and hope to be able to meet again in the future. In the meantime, would you please work on developing.more guides like yourself. lol
Our time with Simone was not long enough and we will definitely return to the black forest and her friendship.