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Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Travel Pass

1. Switzerland: Swiss All-in-One Travel Pass

Travel all over Switzerland with a Swiss Rail pass, valid all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 8, or 15 consecutive day pass. This ticket offers you hassle-free and unlimited travel throughout Switzerland on the Swiss Train Network, buses and public boats. This pass includes the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, Bernina Express, and others. This pass includes museum admission, boat rides, and discounts on many mountain excursions. Enjoy unlimited usage of public transport and free entrance to over 500 museums across the country.

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From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

2. From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

On this unique journey, you will be able to visit two neighboring countries, Switzerland and France and compare them. Your driver will pick you up from any convenient location for you in Zurich and you will start your private tour to Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland. Have a walking tour to Congress Hall and the old city. Then, your driver will take you to one of your preferred museums such as Tinguely Museum, Ethnology Museum, Basel Zoological Garden or another museum according to your preferences. If you would like to have a boat trip instead, then you will be assisted in this case as well. Basel is famous for its fine chocolates and sweets, thus, you will taste some specialties before proceeding to Colmar in France. This small city showcases the lifestyle of the whole Alsace region. Surely you will be amazed by half-timbered houses dating back to 16th-century. Namely, you will visit the Adolf and Pfister Houses and 'little Venice,' also on the list of must-see locations while visiting Colmar. In the evening, you will be amazed at the originality of the lighting system of this city. At the end of the day, you will have your private transfer from Colmar to Zurich. 

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From Basel: Private Mount Rigi Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

3. From Basel: Private Mount Rigi Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

Start your day of adventure by meeting your guide at your hotel. After a short meet and greet you will make your way to the train station in Basel. From there, an intercity train will take you within 1 hour into central Lucerne. After a short stroll from the train station, you and your tour guide will board a boat and set off on your cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and look back towards the city before arriving in Vitznau after an hour on the water. Across from the boat station, your tour guide will lead you to the cogwheel railway. This scenic 35-minute journey takes you from 1,440 ft (438m) above sea level to the top of mount Rigi at an altitude of 5,900 ft (1798m). During the steep ride, enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Once you and your tour guide arrive at the top, take a 5-minute stroll to the panoramic platform where you can see the Swiss scenery all around you. Feel free to ask your guide to take some memorable holiday snaps of you with the mountains as the backdrop. For lunch, choose between two different restaurants, and weather permitting, take a seat outside on the terrace and enjoy the panorama.  On the descent, your tour guide will take you on an alternate route, descending via cogwheel railway to Arth-Goldau - the east side of Mount Rigi. After your arrival and a short walk to the train station, your tour guide will take you back to Lucerne. You will change onto the intercity train, which will take you back to Basel, where your day of adventure will come to an end.

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From Basel: Private Lucerne City Tour with Boat Trip

4. From Basel: Private Lucerne City Tour with Boat Trip

Start your tour by meeting your guide at your accommodation. Here, enjoy a pleasant meet and greet with your guide before making your way to the train station in Basel. Hop aboard an intercity train and within 1-hour you will step foot in the amazing city of Lucerne.  Once you step off the platform, you'll first visit the famous Concert Hall, designed by Jean Nouvel, a magnificent building whose architecture is worthy of marveling at. On the walk with your tour guide, you will head toward the wooden "Chapel Bridge", a 200-meter long pedestrian crossing bridge. Your informative guide will tell you fascinating facts about the history of the bridge and its paintings. Continue on your tour with a stroll through the car-free inner city circle of the Old Town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and their origins from the 16th-century. Whilst here you'll also get to take a walk over the "Spreuer Bridge" and enjoy a coffee break along the "Reuss" river.  After your break, you will continue along the city wall, formerly used for defense purposes many centuries ago. At the end of the wall, you will find the famous Lion Monument, a rock relief that commemorates the massacres of Swiss guards during the French revolution. Your tour guide will lead you back to the boat station, where you'll board the panoramic yacht, which will take you out to lake Luzern. You may listen to the headphone comments during the tour, or just ask your tour guide about directions, mountains and, houses along the shore. After the one hour boat tour, you'll return to the train station in Lucerne en route back to Basel where your tour will finish. 

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From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

5. From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

Start your tour with pickup at your accommodation and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 1 hour to central Lucerne, where you'll board a boat for a 1-hour cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and and the waterfront of the city.  Arrive in Alpnachstad, where you'll switch to the cogwheel railway. The Pilatus railway operates between May and October and is the world's steepest cogwheel railway. The 35-minute journey takes you from 464 meters above sea level to the top of Mount Pilatus, at 2128 meters above sea level. At the top, your tour guide will show you some hidden military objects. Alternatively, you can climb up the stairs to the panoramic platform and enjoy the vast scenery. Your tour guide will take you through the gallery of dragons and tell you a myth about Mount Pilatus.  After the sightseeing tour, enjoy lunch in one of the two restaurants, where your tour guide will happily join you. Afterwards, take some free time to spend as you wish before you begin your descent. A panoramic gondola will take you down to Fräkmüntegg, where you will change to the 4-seat gondola. This section takes you above trees and meadows and down to the suburb Kriens. Head back to central Lucerne for your return trip back to Basel on an intercity train. Once back in Basel, your tour guide will accompany you to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Canton Basel

The Swiss pass is really helpful when travelling in Switzerland. However, it’s recommended that GetYourGuide provides updates on what’s required. As we were not able to board the glacier express since we didn’t have the Switzerland covid certificate, whereas we were allowed to enter the country, board local trains and dine in restaurants with the certificate issued from our country.

Excellent!!

It’s really nice of you to provide a coach bus for 50 sites to suit 31 people and our buggages. The pick up/drop off place and time are all according to our request. Besides, there’re a lot of snacks and the driver is really nice! : )

Excellent guide

Very good, the guide / driver José was very attentive and helpful

Easy to use. You can use it on trains trams and buses.

Such a breeze to have this pass! Highly Recommended!