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The Black Forest and Alsace Self Drive: Frankfurt to Frankfurt

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 894

Buckle up and explore the famous Black Forest on this self-drive tour through Germany. Travelling through western Germany and the Alsace region of France, you’ll see the famous spas of Baden-Baden, the cathedral of Strasbourg, and the castle of Heidelberg while enjoying the region’s stunning natural landscape.


This 5-day German self-drive takes you through the Black Forest and into Alsace in France. It’s perfect for travellers who want to journey at their own pace.

Your trip to Germany and France begins in Frankfurt, where you’ll connect to Baden-Baden, the former hotbed of European royalty that’s known for its hot springs. After taking a dip for yourself, pick up your rental car and journey into the Black Forest, the enchanting landscape of evergreen trees and charming villages that defines southwestern Germany. Drive through the villages of Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, and Alpirsbach before returning to Baden-Baden and continuing to Titisee, a picturesque lake in the midst of the forest. Stroll along the banks of the lake and continue to Hofgut Sternen to learn about the construction of cuckoo clocks before reaching Freiburg, known for its gorgeous church tower that looks like something out of a fairy tale.

From Freiburg, drive over the border into France and journey to Colmar and Strasbourg in the Franco-German region of Alsace. Head on a sightseeing tour to see the stunning Gothic Strasbourg Cathedral and experience the city’s famous blend of French and German influences. Drive back into Germany and reach Heidelberg, the country’s oldest university town and home to one of the largest pedestrian areas in all of Germany. Tour Heidelberg Castle and stroll through the old town to admire the city’s medieval architecture before reaching Frankfurt to return your rental car and close out your German vacation.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 894

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Day 1

Frankfurt - Baden-Baden

In the morning you'll travel to the city of Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of European aristocrats and world famous for its elegant spa resort. Another attraction is the casino, at the entrance of the Black Forest. Visit the city and surrounding region.

Day 2

Baden-Baden

Today you'll travel deeper into the Black Forest. The route takes you through traditional villages such as Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt and Alpirsbach, set among the scenic hills and woods of the Black Forest. In the afternoon you'll return to Baden-Baden where you have free time to enjoy the city's hot springs or try your luck at the casino.

Day 3

Baden-Baden - Lake Titisee - Freiburg

After breakfast you'll travel towards the southern part of the Black Forest, taking the high route through the Black Forest. You may stop at Vogtsbauernhof; this open-air museum gives a great overview of the way of life in this region. Then you'll arrive at Titisee, the glacial lake nestled in the heart of the Black Forest. You can make a brief stop at Hofgut Sternen to learn more about the fascinating world of cuckoo clocks. In the afternoon you continue to Freiburg. You will then have a sightseeing tour of the city (not included).

Day 4

Freiburg - Colmar - Strasbourg

The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river you'll arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Here, you may treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of the city.

Day 5

Stasbourg - Heidelberg - Frankfurt

In the morning you may travel to Heidelberg and visit its famous castle. The lovely city of Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. In the afternoon you'll arrive in Frankfurt. Transfer to the airport or your hotel.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Economy-category rental car
  • Unlimited mileages
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB MILLERIFRA18SD: BFA3 2
17 Mar 2019
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