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Black Forest Vacation

Our Black Forest Vacation Package is the perfect combination of everything you need for a Black Forest get-away. You’ll stay in small beautiful Black Forest towns. We provide plenty of options to choose from. Our driver will chauffeur you to some must-see sights. And you will have plenty of time to explore on your own.


Black Forest

Start / End

Offenburg / Freiburg


sightseeing, easy walking




3 days/4 nights, (+/- possible)

Tour format

self-guided, with hotel, with driver

Black Forest Vacation

spring, summer, fall
3 days/4 nights, (+/- possible)

Our Black Forest Vacation Package is the perfect combination of everything you need for a well-organized get-away in the Black Forest. You’ll stay in beautiful Black Forest towns. Our driver will chauffeur you to some must-see sights. And we also provide you with an itinerary for lesser known points of interest and off the beaten path experiences to do on your own. We empower you to explore on your own, with guidance.

  • We Handle All The Detail
  • Luggage Transfer Included
  • Hotels included, Upgrades possible
  • Stay in 2 or 3 beautiful Black Forest towns
  • Self-Guided Train Tour with lots of options to explore local sights
  • Half day tour with our chauffeur
  • Half day tour with hiking guide or with driver

If you like to explore on your own with the option to have some guidance if you need it – this is the vacation package for you

Why we like this package

This package is a great combination for first-time visitors to the Black Forest who don’t know where and how to get started planning. Its great if you like a combination of guided and self-guided tours. And ideal if you are interested in both touristy sights and lesser known sights.

  • This is a good package if you like to see both -some must-see touristy sights. But also some lesser known points of interest. 
  • If you have not travelled on your own in a foreign country before this could be a good package for you. Because we provide you with an itinerary for each day.  And we are only a phone call away should you run into any problem.
  • We provide you with our private chauffeurs for extra comfort. But we also empower you to explore on your own, with guidance.

Where will I be touring?

The package takes you to 2 different areas in the Black Forest – the Central Black Forest which includes the clock area. And the more touristy Southern Black Forest around Lake Titisee. This package does not take you to the remote Northern Black Forest area (Baden-Baden and Lake Mummelsee).


Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Arrive in the Black Forest by train. You are staying in a beautiful medieval town in the Central Black Forest.
  • We equip you with all the information you need to explore this beautiful town on your own.
  • Upon arrival take it easy on a walk along the river that runs through town. Plenty of opportunities for picture-taking!


We work with several small hotels, all located in the heart of the old town.

  • Standard hotel in town
  • Upgraded hotel in town

Standard hotel

Great family-run place in the heart of town with remodeled rooms.

romantic hotel black forest

Superior Hotel

Why not treat yourself  to a 4 star boutique hotel located in a restored historical building with sauna and wellness facility? Great way to start your  holiday!

wellness hotel black forest

Day 2: Sightseeing on your own – by train 

On your first day, we provide you with several options on how to spend you day:

  1. You can either stay in town and do nothing: just relax and take in daily small town life in Germany (which means visiting a beer garden or sitting in a cafe eating Black Forest cake)
  2. Take the train (free) to the fancy spa town Baden-Baden and enjoy a day at the thermal baths or
  3. Hop on the train (free) and explore the area with one of our self-guided train tours (all info provided by us). Explore some lesser-known towns deep in the valley with options to walk up to a castle ruin. Visit a brewery to taste the local beer or head to a glass-blowing place where you can blow your own glass vase or
  4. take a train ride on one of the most famous train lines in Germany: the Black Forest Railway. For an hour you will ride the train through breathtaking scenery passing by a castle ruin and through many small towns or
  5. Spend the day at the farmhouse museum Vogtsbauernhof and step inside an old farmhouse that has been untouched for hundreds of years or
  6. Go on a half day easy hike – we provide all the trail info and hiking instructions, you cannot get lost. The hikse we recommend is are between 2-6 km long. You can start hiking right from your hotel.


  • same hotel as last night.

Day 3: Changing towns & hotels  – transfer by car with driver

After breakfast it is time to say good-bye to this beautiful town. We recommend to take it easy in the morning and take off from the hotel by 10.30 AM. This gives you enough time to explore town a bit more. Our driver will meet you at your hotel and pick you up for a half day drive through the Black Forest.

There are several stops to choose from: – roads not traveled by tourists – you are in for a treat! Our driver takes you to the cuckoo clock area where you have time to explore on your own after a photo stop at Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock. We will certainly customize the driving tour for you – many visitors want to spend some time a the German Clock Museum, others prefer a visit to one of the most romantic old Black Forest mills or a visit to a sightseeing tower. The tour ends at your next hotel in a mountain town.


  • We work with a cozy family-owned hotel in the middle of town, only steps away from the train station (which will be convenient for your departure).

Day 4: Sightseeing Day (private half day tour) 

In the morning you have 2 options to choose from. Both include a private half day tour with us. Choose from the following:

  1. Our driver will take you on a 4 hour driving tour with several stops where you have time to explore on your own. 
  2. Alternatively, we can set you up with our private hiking guide who takes you on a half day hiking tour covering 8 km of trails. 

You have the afternoon free to enjoy on your own. We provide you with plenty of information to explore on your own. Or just relax in town and go enjoy a piece of Black Forest cake (included)


  • same hotel as last night.

Day 5: Departure Day

From your hotel it is a short train ride to Freiburg (train ride included). From here you easily catch a train to your next destination


The first few days of your stay in the Black Forest will be the same as you see in the ‘3 day/4 nights’ itinerary.

Day 5: Changing towns & hotels  – transfer by car with driver to Staufen

After breakfast our driver will pick you up to take you on a half day driving tour of the Southern Black Forest. See the highest mountain in the Black Forest, take a cable car to to the top and enjoy views as far as the Swiss Alps. Your scenic driving tour ends in Staufen – one of the must-see towns in the area. You have all afternoon to explore Staufen on your own (we provide all info). Climb up to the castle or enjoy the best cake in the world! We also treat you to a local wine and one of the must-taste local specialties. You will love it!


  • we work with a small hotel in the heart of Staufen. From here you can easily explore town.

Day 6: Departure Day

After breakfast our driver will meet you at your hotel. You will then be taken to Freiburg train station.

We are happy to customize a Black Forest vacation for you. Many people add-on other towns like Baden-Baden or Freiburg. Or they want to hop-over to Alsace in France while here. We can easily add-on a stay in Colmar and a tour of the Alsace wine region. Let us know what you have in mind – and we tell you if we can do it.

Good to Know

  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom 
  • Breakfast each day
  • Free rides on trains and busses during your stay
  • Welcome Package with useful items
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Self-Guided Train Tour with lots of options to explore local sights
  • Option to ride on the famous Black Forest Railway
  • Private half day driving tour with our chauffeur through the Cuckoo Clock area with time to explore on your own
  • Half day private tour with our driver (alternative: hike with our certified hiking guide)
  • Telephone support during your stay
  • Complimentary Black Forest Cake and Coffee
  • Travel to first hotel 
  • Travel from last hotel
  • 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).
  • Add-on more days
  • Add on a private guide
  • Season. This vacation package is available from May to October.
  • The start of your package can be any day but Saturday

Hotel Location

  • You will be staying in small Black Forest towns. One in the Central Black Forest (Offenburg area), one or two in the Southern Black Forest (Lake Titisee and Freiburg area). 

Hotel Category

  • All our hotels are friendly family-owned hotels.
  • For a small upgrade fee we offer an upgrade in the first town. 

Hotel Rooms

  • Double Rooms. If you are booking a double room there is one double bed with 2 individual mattresses (not 2 twin beds). If you require separate beds we recommend booking 2 separate rooms. In rare cases twin beds are available, please inquire.
  • Single Rooms. If you are traveling by yourself we charge a single room supplement. You will either be provided with a single room. Or with a double room for single use – based on availability.
  • Bathrooms. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms.
  • Air-Conditioning. Summers can be very warm. Most hotels in Germany do not have air-conditioning. Sometimes hotels can provide a fan for your room. Usually the hotel owners will tell you to sleep with the window open during the night – this is very common in Germany.
  • Elevators. Please note that our hotels most often do not have elevators – you will have to walk a flight of stairs to get to your room. 
  • Mobile Phone Coverage. Please note that the Black Forest is a mountainous area. Often there is no mobile phone coverage when touring the Black Forest. 
  • Wi-Fi in hotels. All of our hotels have wi-fi but sometimes it can be spotty in your room – depending on the location of your room.
  • If you require constant online access we do NOT recommend touring the Black Forest. Consider staying in a large town like Baden-Baden or Freiburg instead.

Where you will be touring

visiting the black forest germany

See what some of our customers say who have done this tour before:

Black Forest Tours
Average rating:  
 2 reviews
 by Greytraveller_45

We are a senior Canadian couple who generally travel on our own. Because we wanted to travel to the Black Forest we wanted to be able to enjoy the sights rather than concentrating on driving.
We found Black Forest Tours on line and were really happy with the tour that Simone set up for us. I think there three different types of tours. We chose the three day tour with car and driver. Simone made the hotel arrangements and those were superb.
We had a driver, Monika, who was just amazing. She spoke some English and we spoke no German. However, we worked well together. We were taken to a waterfall where we could climb and to see the cuckoo clocks. There are so many sights that Monika took us to mention each one. It was fantastic experience .
Travelling on the Black Forest Train was a highlight especially for my husband.
Thanks Simone

 by benpL6631KY
Black Forrest Tour

Simone did an excellent job planning our tour and surprised us with a few things we did not expect to see. Thank you Simone. We will be back!

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