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Black Forest Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours

This picturesque region, situated on the east side of the French-German border, provides a great base for students to strengthen friendships whilst exploring and comparing two countries in one visit. We can build an itinerary on your cultural trip that includes various visits and attractions in the cities of Strasbourg and Freiburg and the many other forest and spa towns on either side of the border.

For over 20 years we’ve helped Transition Year Co-ordinators plan the perfect, hassle free experience for their pupils to the Black Forest. 

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Gutach Open Air Museum Local orientation
2 Freiburg. Schauinsland cable car Triberg & waterfalls Quiz night
3 Europapark Disco at hotel
4 Wolfach glass blowing demonstration & tour Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Gutach Open Air Museum
Evening Local orientation
Morning Freiburg. Schauinsland cable car
Afternoon Triberg & waterfalls
Evening Quiz night
Morning Europapark
Afternoon Disco at hotel
Morning Wolfach glass blowing demonstration & tour
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport


Popular options in Black Forest

Top visits


This full day visit takes your group through the scenic Black Forest to the town of Triberg. Students can explore the Town Hall, with its intricate wood carvings, and the Heimatmuseum devoted to the traditions of the Black Forest including costumes, watch and clock-making, cooperage, ceramics and woodcarvings.

Gutach Falls

Many groups who visit Triberg include a visit to the spectacular Gutach Falls which plunge over a series of seven waterfalls and at 163m are Germany’s highest.

Wolfach Glass Blowing Demonstration & Tour

The last glassworks in the Black Forest that still manufactures mouth blown glass, here you can watch glassblowers and glass grinders at work and explore the engraving studio.


The historic town of Freiburg has become a cultural and historical centre. Situated at the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg, is rich in history and culture.

Gutach Open Air Museum

The museum has many restored 16th century buildings and has preserved the old customs and traditions of the town.


Popular with groups, the Cathedral, with its astronomical clock, offers a superb view of the city. Students can visit the picturesque “quartier de la Petite France” and take the tourist train for a tour around the old town.

Europa Park Theme Park

With over 100 attractions, 11 roller coasters and 13 European themed areas, this theme park is a popular choice for our groups!

Nautiland Swimming Centre

This indoor water park in Hagenau is home to 63 metres of toboggan slides, river rapids, water cascades and fountains.

Lake Titisee

Formed by a glacier melt in the Pleistocene era and situated in the dense groves of the Black Forest, this is the perfect setting for free time.


We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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