Canton Basel
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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: 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.

Basel: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

4. Basel: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Discover Basel's vibrant history with a passionate local tour guide on a walking tour. Begin your tour at the iconic Marktplatz and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how Basel has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and the city hall. Discover sites that a normal tour group would not visit and even get the opportunity to cross the oldest bridge in town.  During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of a local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

Lucerne City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

5. Lucerne City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

Explore one of the most famous Swiss cities, Lucerne on a half-day private and guided tour. Surrounded by mountains and at the end of Lake Lucerne, the city is the starting point for numerous excursions. The Lucerne cityscape is characterized by the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge, which, with its gable paintings, is one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe. Another landmark of the city is the Musegg Wall, which has been preserved in its original fortified form with the exception of one tower. Historic houses decorated with frescoes line picturesque squares in the car-free old town, such as the Weinmarkt. Lucerne is a city of squares and churches. The Jesuit Church from the 17th century is considered the first sacred baroque building in Switzerland and the two towers of the Hofkirche are an integral part of the cityscape. The dying lion, which was carved into the rock to commemorate the heroic death of the Swiss who fell in the Tuileries in 1792, is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland.

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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.

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