Take a German school trip to the Black Forest and watch your students fall in love with Germany!

Germany’s Black Forest has always been a popular destination for school trips and language tours. The region borders both France and Switzerland and is an area of beautiful forests with clear lakes and rolling hills.

This area of Germany is famous for its local crafts, such as cuckoo clocks, glass blowing and cakes, so there’s lots to keep your students entertained and give them a glimpse into the traditional side of Germany, as well as offering them plenty of opportunity to practise their German language skills. You'll be able to visit Freiburg, safe, student-friendly city which can be explored on foot. And Strasbourg and the European Parliament are also close. You could even choose to visit the spectacular Rhine Falls in Switzerland, or spend the day at Europapark theme park!

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school

Channel crossing

Arrivehotel and have evening meal


Visit Freiburg and explore town with a guided tour

Ride the Schauinsland cable car for stunning views across the region

Evening meal in accommodation


Visit Black Forest Open Air Museum

Guided tour of Eble Uhren-Park

Drive to Triberg and explore the area around the Triberg Waterfall

Evening meal in accommodation followed by leaving disco


Depart for Calais for ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £409 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators


Educational Activities

Black Forest Open Air Museum

Black Forest Open Air Museum

Find out all about life and work in the Black Forest over the last 400 years.… Read More

Dorotheenhütte Glass Factory

Dorotheenhütte Glass Factory

Located in Wolfach, theDorotheenhütte glass factorydisplays many examplesof glassblowing all done on site.Glass has been made in this area for… Read More

Eble-Uhren Park

Eble-Uhren Park

The Eble family have been making traditional clocks in the Black Forest since 1900. From humble beginnings, their workshop has… Read More

Cultural Activities

Europa Park

Europa Park

Germany's largest adventure park boasts 13 themed areas based on different European countries and comprises over 100 attractions.Immerse yourselves in… Read More



Freiburg is the gateway to the Black Forest in the south-western part of Germany and lies close to France and… Read More

Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe and offer a spectacular showpiece to visitors. Located near the town… Read More

Schauinsland Cable Car

Schauinsland Cable Car

A pleasurable and impressive way to spend your free-time in Freiburg during any time of the year: the cable car… Read More

Steinwasen Park

Steinwasen Park

Situated in the high Black Forest, Steinwasen Park is a magnet to nature, as well as thrillseekers. There is the… Read More



Strasbourg is the intellectual and economic capital of Alsace. Its privileged geographical situation as a centre of international communications, as… Read More



A hundred years ago there were just about a handful of farmhouses in this location, until the year 1929 the… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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I have always had a love and passion for travel and find it rewarding to inspire young people to learn about new destinations and cultures around the world!– Jodi Swift Tour Consultant

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Excellent trip. Would thoroughly recommend Halsbury Travel and our coach drivers who were brilliant with us and the students. — Tytherington School, November 2018

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