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Basel: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

1. Basel: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Basel at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Basel’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

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Basel: Instagram-Worthy Places

2. Basel: Instagram-Worthy Places

Join this private tour with an experienced local guide and take some great pictures in Basel's most picture-perfect locations. If you want to spice up your Instagram and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then this is the perfect tour for you.  See the most beautiful and impressive spots in Basel while your guide provides you with useful tips for taking good pictures from your phone or camera. While strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Rhine River when standing on the city's oldest bridge), you'll get to know more about my city and learn about its secrets. Give your Instagram an upgrade today.

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Basel: 4-Hour Private City Tour

3. Basel: 4-Hour Private City Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel or the river cruise terminal. Together, make your way into the city center. Begin the tour by visiting the Elisabethenkirche, a church in the Swiss revival Gothic style. Outside, see a unique fountain designed by the artist Jean Tinguely. After a short transfer on a typical Basel tram, arrive at the Gate of Spalen, a former city gate and one of the three remaining gateways. Head towards the University of Basel, Switzerland's oldest university founded in 1460. Continue towards the old town and walk through hidden squares and narrow alleyways before you arrive at the eye-catching sight at the market square and the city hall. Continue towards the cathedral and enjoy a beautiful view of the Rhine Hop on a ferry and cross the river. Explore the Kleinbasel district, originally an independent city built by immigrants and guest-workers. See the Messe Basel exhibition square and event hall in a complex designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. Follow your guide towards the Roche tower building, the tallest building in Switzerland. From there, cross the Rhine river again and pass through the historic St. Alban district before arriving at the museum of art. The tour loop ends here and your guide will be happy to assist you in planning a museum visit, or leading you back to your hotel or cruise terminal. 

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