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Marktplatz in Basel

The lively Marktplatz (market place) in the Old Town of Basel.

What to do and see in Basel

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SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND BASEL

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Boat trip Basel

A boat trip on the Rhine in Basel or to Rheinfelden.

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Münster Cathedral Basel

Imposing cathedral along the river Rhine.

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Basel sightseeing bus tour

2-hour bus tour along the highlights of Basel, with short stops along the way. A smartphone app and headset are included.

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Guided Rhine Falls tour from Basel

A convenient 6 hour tour to the Rhine Falls: your guide will pick you up at your hotel and also drop you off there after the tour. A boat ride to the middle of the falls is included (in summer).

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2-hour guided walking tour in Basel

A local guide will show you various modern and historical buildings in Basel, as well as picturesque streets and landmarks. The tour includes the cathedral, the Barfüsser church, the Tinguely fountain and more.

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Guided Magic Christmas group tour in Basel

Your private local guide will show you the historical center of Basel, and the Christmas market at the Barfüsserplatz. The maximum group size is 15 people.

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Visit to Rötteln Castle in Germany from Basel

Rötteln Castle, just across the Swiss border in Germany, dates back to the 11th century. You can browse the archaeological finds and enjoy the views over the green hills of the Black Forest and northern Switzerland.

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Day trip to the Europa Park from Basel

A full day at the Europa Park in Germany, where you can explore 14 European countries. It's fun for both children and adults. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Customizable private tour of Basel

A local guide will show you around Basel. The tour program can be customized to match your interests. This walking tour takes 2 hours and can be extended to 6 hours. Public transport can be included on request. No need to miss any of the highlights on this tour!

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Panoramic train travel packages by HappyRail

Self guided panoramic rail tours across Switzerland, and optionally neighboring countries too. Including boat tours and mountain trips. Starting from 4 days. Hotels are included, and extra days can be added.

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Rail packages for round trips across the Swiss Alps

Browse the 5- to 7-day packages for self guided round trips across Switzerland. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience. A very detailed travel program is always included, and there is support by e-mail and phone.

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6-day Car Free Villages Tour of Switzerland

A remarkable tour along car free Mürren, Rigi Kaltbad and Braunwald in the Swiss Alps. All by train, and by postbus across the Klausen Pass! You can book additional days, which is highly recommended. The tour can start and end anywhere in Switzerland.

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6-day train tour across 4 alpine countries

A very scenic route across the German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps. All by train, and by postbus across the Fuorn Pass in the Swiss National Park. You can book extra night to explore more.

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6-day all-season discovery of northern Switzerland by car

Flexible 6-day all-season driving tour along northern Switzerland’s farmlands, lakes and charming towns. This is an independent tour, completely customizable.

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From Venice through the Alps to Paris in 6 days

You'll reach the Alps as you take a train from Venice to Bolzano. The next day you'll take the wonderful route across the Swiss National Park to St. Moritz. The Glacier Express to Zermatt is included too, as well as a visit to Jungfraujoch. The high-speed train to Paris marks the end of the journey.

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Ultimate Swiss Scenic Trains 7-day independent tour

Perfect for train and scenery lovers: all famous scenic train rides in one week. Of course you can book extra nights to enjoy the towns along the way. Starts and ends in Zurich, but can easily be started from anywhere in Switzerland.

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Holiday packages Bernese Oberland

Packages for a low-paced stay in the Bernese Oberland. You'll have one base and plenty of time for excursions. The train from the border/airport is included, as well as the hotel and a 50% discount on excursions. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience.

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8-day ultimate Swiss pass roads driving tour

Flexible 8-day summer driving tour across Switzerland's most spectacular pass roads. This is an independent and completely customizable tour.

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City walk Basel

Enjoy the highlights of the historical city center and the river Rhine during this city walk in Basel.

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Town walk Olten

An easy short walk in the pretty center of Olten. Ideal if you're interested in seeing a typical northern Switzerland town that is not too touristy.

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Town walk Rheinfelden

Easy short walk in the historic town of Rheinfelden and along the river Rhine. You can make this an international experience by crossing the bridge into Germany.

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