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Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

1. Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

Basel is situated in the heart of Europe, on both sides of the Rhine River. The city is the center of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany, and Switzerland, nestled between the Swiss Jura, Germany's Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Describing Basel in one word is not easy. Sometimes known as the cultural capital of Switzerland or as a university city, Basel boasts a wealth of cultural, historical, leisure, and enjoyment experiences. This traditional tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Basel as well as visitors who already know the city but want to learn more. During the 2-hour walk you will follow the traces of a very eventful past, from the tranquil Tinguely Fountain to Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and through the winding streets of the well-preserved old town. In addition to the public city tour, many other interesting, exciting, and thematic tours are offered.

Basel: Private Architectural Walking Tour

2. Basel: Private Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Basel's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of those historical buildings and structures on this invigorating architectural walk. Join your guide on this adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and find out a bit more about the local culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also get to learn about world-famous architects such as Richard Meier and Frank O. Gehry, and gain an insight into how Basel came to be a melting pot of architectural wonders.

Basel City Center Private Walking Tour

3. Basel City Center Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Basel on a private walking tour with an expert guide. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the notable landmarks of the city center. Meet your guide at your hotel and begin by exploring the Kleinbasel district. Enjoy the stunning views of the Rhine river and the city cathedral. Cross the river by a short ferry ride and walk along the old town buildings at Grossbasel. Explore narrow alleyways and hidden squares as you make your way to the beautiful city hall. Get insider tips about the life, culture, museums, and history of the city.

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What people are saying about Canton Basel

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 135 reviews

see good guidance, learn a lot of historical information and get an insight into the division of quarters in Basel. Well-founded leadership, despite the autumn fair, they understood the leader very well. You can also ask questions between the stops, the pace was adjusted.

A good insight into the history of Basel. The points of interest were well chosen and our questions thoroughly answered. A special mention for our guide, Micheline, who was excellent. She was very enthusiastic. Thank you.

It was a great introductory experience with this beautiful city. It also helped to know your positions and plan for your stays in the following days.

Relaxed and very informative two hour walk with Philomema. Really enjoyed the experience. Fun balance of facts and stories.

Was done by Anna ...... Great, even our children 5 and 9 years could follow her again, entertaining and informative