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Basel: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

1. Basel: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

Discover Basel during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation of the city. After meeting your local guide at St. Albans Tor, start the stroll and 1-hour sightseeing tour where you are sure to fall in love with Basel. See the city through the eyes of a local, discover what the everyday life looks like, and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience. While walking through Basel, you will discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture with the chance of getting insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here. Make the most of your visit and enjoy an experience perfect for someone visiting for the first time, or for someone who wants to rediscover the city.

Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

2. Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

Over 10,000 people once lived in the Roman city of Augusta Raurica on the River Rhine. Discover the fascinating traces that they left behind on this introductory tour. Find out all sorts of interesting things about the public life of a Roman town. Start by seeing a unique bronze model of the city, where you will learn everything about Roman town-planning. In the authentic reproduction of a Roman house, you will learn about aspects of Roman domestic life. Did you know that underfloor heating is a Roman invention? In the museum, there is an opportunity to admire the largest silver treasure from Roman antiquity and discover all sorts of interesting facts about Roman military and mercantile history. Finally, in the majestic theatre, you can be transported back, just for a moment, to the days when it was the scene of thrilling spectacles, witty comedies, and bloody gladiator fights.

From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

3. From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train takes you within 2 hours to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level, you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approximately 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx Terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the Black Forest in Germany. Visit the "Alpine Sensation" exhibition, a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a charming place outside in the middle of the snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Admire the views of mountain peaks all around you. Then hop back on the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Basel, and finally back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Canton Basel

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

I think the tour guide was very enthusiastic to show the beautiful sites in the old city. She was very knowledgeable about the tidbit stories that made the tour interesting. Loved the visit to the Marktplatz to see the fresh produce and flowers for sale. The visit to the Lookout point near the Cathedral was also scenic as it overlooked the bridge and river. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves very much and would recommend this tour to other visitors. A short but meaningful look at the Old Basel appreciating the history, art, architecture and culture.

Unfortunately, nobody knew about our reservation when the tour started and we weren't on the list of participants for the tour at 2:00 p.m.... At the cash desk, they were even very surprised that we were still able to book, since this tour had probably been for days was sold out. The situation was a bit unpleasant, even if we were lucky in the end because 2 people from the list of participants didn't show up and we were able to take their places. At this point, many thanks again to the employees of Augusta Raurica for their flexibility!

It's a privately guided tour which took me around the highlights of Basel, including the Münster, the Old Town, and some quirky parts such as The Three Kings hotel, the Rathaus City Hall, and the "Walk of Fame" and Christmas House along Spalenberg. As I chose to go on an evening tour, many of these sights were not open to visit, but it makes for a good orientation of what to add to your daytime itinerary for Basel. Flavia was a great guide and a real trooper, as h

Good way to get to know part of Basel’s history quickly