The 3 Borders Company - The Adventure starts here.
Tours of Alsace, Switzerland and The Black Forest with private Minivan.
Who are we and What are we doing?
We are specialists in small group day tours of the ‘Three Borders’ region with regular excursions departing from Colmar, Strasbourg, Basel or Freiburg.
With 15 years of experience, our aim is to provide maximum comfort in our modern 9-seater minivans, together with friendly, professional and safety conscious guides.
Passionate about history, culture, wine, gastronomy and people, we remain constantly curious and enthusiastic. Our expert and professional drivers all speak English, French and German. They will spend the day showing you the key sights as well as lesser known places off the beaten track.
We are a local, family owned company dedicated to making your day an unforgettable experience. We’d love to show you the best kept secrets of the Three Borders area and are the leading privately- owned tour operator for the Alsace region, South West Germany and Northern Switzerland.
Daily Tours By Minivan From Colmar, Strasbourg, Basel or Freiburg.
The Best Cultural and Historical experience.
Get ready for the most beautiful adventure with the 3 Borders Company.
We can arrange customised, private tours with tailor-made itineraries or any long-distance transfers, for between 1 - 7 passengers.
Below is a selection of the most popular places to include in your own personal tour
Top Sights in the region: An excursion to Lucerne or to the Haut Königsbourg Castle; a family adventure to the Europa Park; a visit to the Christmas markets (seasonal); a Relaxing Spa experience in the Alps or in Baden Baden; an excursion to the Black Forest, a unique experience in the military trenches from the WWI battlefield or a WWII historical tour to the Maginot Line; a winter Ski adventure to Mount Titlis; a children focussed tour... the possibilities are endless! Please contact us for more details and to start planning. Our team is very responsive and always available to advise and organise the most memorable experience. (Please note we can also provide on- shore excursions for the river cruises departing from Breisach am Rhein).
Full day wine tour on the Alsatian's panoramic wine road.
130€ per person
Full day excursion to Alsace (France). You will visit two local family
wineries, located all along the beautiful panoramic & scenic Alsace wine road, hidden among picturesque villages and vineyards. In the middle of the French countryside, you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the 7 different local grape varieties: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Muscat, Riesling & Gewurztraminer. You will also have the chance to learn all about the wine production process, talking directly to the winemakers and their families. We will then bring you to two of the most beautiful places in Alsace: Eguisheim (classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France) and then Kaysersberg (voted the most loved French village in 2017). Lunchtime will be spent in a traditional restaurant, so you will have the possibility to taste the local Alsace gastronomy.
Magical Alsace, Haut Königsbourg Castle and villages discovery tours.
130€ per person
Full day excursion to the most beautiful sites in Alsace. You will start your day with a visit to the Haut Königsbourg castle, located high above the Alsace plain. Since its construction in the 12th century, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle has been a constant witness to both European conflicts and rivalry between lords, kings and emperors. After a visit on your own, you’ll be driven through the most picturesque areas and beautiful villages on the panoramic wine road.
Lunchtime will be spent in Riquewihr, classified one of the most beautiful villages in France. You will have the opportunity to taste the local Alsace gastronomy, and spend some time discovering the many half-timbered houses and the medieval part of this charming town which inspired the set design for film of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Disney.
Then you'll be driven to visit Kaysersberg and Eguisheim, the two gems of the Alsace region.
Covid-19 Free Zone !
- Social Distancing.
- No mask – No tour.
-Vehicle Disinfected Before and After each Tour.
- Regularly Disinfected Vehicle While on Tour.
- Hand Sanitized Provided.
- A Minimum Use of The Air Conditioning (The Windows will Constantly stay Open (a Minimum) While Driving, to prevent a Closed Space).
- We Avoid all the Crowded places (We go where the others Do Not go !).
The Pearl of Switzerland
The Black Forest, a magical experience.
130€ per person
Full day excursion to Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). You will enjoy a guided walking tour in the historical center of Freiburg, then some free time in town and the chance to experience the local street food market (closed on Sundays) or to visit the famous "Freiburger Minster" (Cathedral). Please wear sturdy and comfortable shoes, as most streets are paved with centuries-old cobblestones. In the early afternoon you’ll be driven through the most picturesque Black Forest villages, in the direction of Titisee, Todtnauberg and on through the panoramic Schauinsland area, where we will make several stops.
Experience the Black Forest flair and the southwest German culture from the cuckoo clocks to the famous Black Forest cake. Relax as you are driven from the heart of Freiburg to the most beautiful and villages around.
130€ per person
Your professional guide & driver will bring you in the heart of Lucerne, where you will start a guided walking tour in the historical city's center, passing Lake Lucerne and the famous Chapel Bridge. At the end of your walk, should you decide to stay in the historical city, your afternoon is at leisure.
• Optional excursion possible (weather permitting) to the top of Mount Pilatus with special round-trip tour involving a steamship or a motor vessel, the world's steepest rack-and-pinion railwayaerial cable car, and a spectacular gondola ride by aerial cable. The 7000 feet summit offers the most beautiful panoramic view, spreading from the city of Lucerne to the Lake of Lucerne, from Titlis to the Bernese Alps and to the Jungfrau.
(Please note that, in the eventuality where you wish to reach mount Pilatus, the payment for this activity will have to be done directly at their desk / You will be driven directly to the departure of the gondola ride / The day will start directly with that breathtaking activity, as the walking tour of Lucerne will be organized in the afternoon, whenever you’ll return from the mountain).
• Possibility to walk to the lion monument & to discover more of the town on your own.
• Choose to swim in the fresh & clean water from the lake, directly under the Alps mountains.
• Free time for luxury shopping (watches or even some more fine chocolate).
Good to know concerning all our daily excursions:
Included : Round trip drive from and back to your hotel for the private tours, from and back to a meeting point concerning the shared tours (The meeting point will be reconfirmed during your booking process, and will try to remain as close as possible from your hotel) - A modern and comfortable 9 seater minivan - All entrance fees (Except Mount Pilatus ) - Wine tasting sessions in carefully selected family wineries (when included in the program) - English commentary while driving - Personalized stop overs where possible along the wine road - Friendly, informative and professional driver/guide - Free cancellation for any reason, up to 24 hours prior to tour departure.
Not included : Lunch - Personal insurance - Entrance fee for the Mount Pilatus optional tour from Lucerne - Driver/Guide gratuities.
- Departure from your hotel at 9 :00AM - Back at your hotel at around 5 :00PM.
- Please do not forget your passport in case of border crossing.
Expert in daily tours from Alsace, to the Black forest & up to the Swiss Alps.
ASK FOR OUR PRIVATE TOURS! From 510 Euros only / 1 to 7 guests included / Full day Basis / Every destinations.
Alsace's Best Seller 2020 - Full day: Colmar's discovery walking tour in the morning then free time - Visit of Eguisheim & Riquewihr in the afternoon.
Black Forest's Best Seller 2020 - Full day: Baden baden walking tour then free time - Scenic road to the lake of Mummelsee.
Switzerland's Best Seller 2020 - Full day: Walking tour in Lucerne - afternoon at leisure or optional tour on the Mount Pilatus.
"Today was a real pleasure! Thank you for such a wonderful time and a fantastic tour. Sandi, Turner, Charlie and I fully enjoyed your informative, interesting and knowledgeable tour narrative. You have a significant knowledge of the history of the area. The tour will be forever memorable to all of us and it greatly enhanced our time in the Alsace region.
Thank you again and all the best to you from the Foster family.
1 rue Bartholdi, 68000 Colmar, France.
00 33 (0)6 21 05 37 65
Our guide, Jean-Yves, proved to be an excellent combination of local historian and group leader. We got just the right amount of overview and context for each site visited, and just enough time to get the stop done without overstaying our welcome. Highly recommended!
Tracy & John (NYC).
Great day in Alsace. Our guide was the perfect combination of knowledge and customer service. He left us on our own after giving us great information which I greatly prefer. I like my own pace and returning at a designated time. We had a great day in Alsace.
Lisa, Kayla and Isaac (Colorado).
We thoroughly loved our tour ! Our driver, John, was deeply passionate about Alsace, its history, wine and beauty. He drove us through some additional small towns, so we could see the charm of the whole region whilst explaining the geographical significance of Alsace and the wine making process. The towns are magical, like something from a fairytale. A truly unique place to visit and an excellent experience.
The Kiwi team.
Jean Yves is the absolute best tour guide ever. Best adjective to best describe Jean Yves is congenial! Plus he gave us a fantastic tour of the villages in Alsace. Full of knowledge. Merci Jean Yves !
Yvette and Stacy (New Orleans).
Our tour guide was excellent and I'm sorry that I don't know his name. I had a special interest in seeing a village that was not included and he added it. In addition to the charming villages, we learned some WWII history, visiting the site of a French military cemetery and American memorial for those who fought the battle of the "Colmar Pocket", one of the last battles in France. It's hard to imagine such horror when the area is so bucolic today. We are so glad we took this tour and recommend it highly.
Duke & Co (Australia).
Great way to visit the alsace countryside and visit some villages. Jean-yves was very knowledgeable, friendly and added villages and a stop along the way. Small group with just 4 of us, so plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get local knowledge.
‘’Jimmy and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from you and seeing some of the many beautiful and historical sights in Alsace and in Freiburg. I was extremely pleased with the success we had, locating places where my father fought and the location that he was wounded in WWII. It was a proud and emotional visit for me, the hill dad was on when he was wounded at Lixing les Rouhling. Thanks again for all of your help. You are a true professional and a good man. I hope one day to meet you again’’.
David (Palo Alto, USA).
‘’My friend and I had an absolutely wonderful day with Jean-Yves! From the moment he picked us up at the Colmar train station to when he dropped us off that evening, he was so thoughtful and accommodating. I had asked if we could do some wine tastings so we visited two independent family winemakers, where we tasted some excellent wines and got to talk with the winemakers or proprietors, and we saw several beautiful Alsatian villages where Jean-Yves left us plenty of time to explore on our own. We also had lunch at a restaurant Jean-Yves recommended and got to try some delicious local dishes like choucroute and tarte flambée. Jean-Yves is super knowledgable about the wines and the history of the region and taught us all sorts of things throughout the day. He was so kind and funny and really made sure that we got everything we wanted out of the experience. We would highly recommend his tour (or any version of it, since he was so great with accommodating our requests) to anyone coming to Colmar or the wine road region of Alsace, and we hope to be back ourselves!’’