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The Black Forest

(Tour code: 17BFS)Enjoy the highlights of south west Germany

Based in the royal town of Karlsruhe just north of the romantic Black Forest, you enjoy the highlights of the Black Forest including Gengenbach, Freudenstadt and UNESCO-listed Strasbourg.


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Tour Highlights
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame
  • Genegenbach
  • Freudenstadt
  • Strasbourg
  • Baden-Baden
  • Schwarzwaldbahn Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

St Pancras
Day 1

London to Karlsruhe

Meet your group at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras, before taking the Eurostar to Paris, then continue by high-speed TGV to Strasbourg. Transfer by coach across the German border to Karlsruhe.

  • Dinner
Day 2

Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt

Drive on the historic Black Forest High Road, to Baden-Baden. The route passes small towns and villages and through the tree-covered hills of the Black Forest before arriving in this enchanting spa town nestled in the foothills of the incredible Black Forest. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town. Later continue to Freudenstadt, where you are at leisure to explore.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour
Bad Herrenalb
Day 3

Free day in Bad Herrenalb

Relax on a free day in Bad Herrenalb. Perhaps enjoy a pleasant stroll through the town centre or travel by train to Baroque Rastatt, famed for its fabulous palaces.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Day 4

Excursion to Strasbourg

Visit the medieval city of Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathédrale de Notre Dame soars above a huddle of medieval houses, dominating the skyline of the city, and is visible for miles around.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Day 5

Schwarzwaldbahn Railway

Enjoy a journey on the Schwarzwaldbahn Railway today. Transfer by rail to Donaueschingen and join the Black Forest Railway along its breathtaking route. Travelling through the heart of the Black Forest, you continue across two viaducts, through countless tunnels and past some of Germany's most spectacular countryside to Gengenbach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Schwarzwaldbahn Railway
Day 6

Karlsruhe to London

After breakfast, you leave Karlsruhe by coach for Strasbourg. Here, you join the high-speed TGV for Paris, to connect with the Eurostar to London, where your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

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