Basel - What to do

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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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Two 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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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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2-day independent Jungfrau Experience

Wonderful short trip to explore the Jungfrau region. You'll spend the night in Grindelwald. The next day, a cogwheel train takes you to the highest train station in Europe at Jungfraujoch to enjoy the view, Ice Palace, the snow and much more. 1st class trains except the cogwheel train.

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Christmas in France, Germany and Switzerland in 3 days

You'll stay in Basel for 2 nights to visit the Christmas markets in Basel, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and Colmar (France). Breaskfast, public transport in Basel and return train tickets to Freiburg im Breisgau and Colmar are included.

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Independent 4-day Golden Pass and Jungfraujoch tour

Start from Basel, Geneva or Zurich and explore the Golden Pass line in 4 days. A ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe, is included too. You'll spend the nights in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux. All train rides except Jungfraujoch in 1st class. You can book additional days.

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Highlights of Switzerland in 5 days

The Lucerne area is the highlight of Central Switzerland. That's where you start with a visit to Mount Titlis. Next, you'll take the highest railway of Europe to Jungfraujoch and spend the night in Interlaken. Finally you'll visit Gornergrat to view the Matterhorn. 1st class trains where available.

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Independent 5-day Majestic Alps tour

You'll visit the car free alpine town of Mürren and the James Bond mountain Schilthorn. Next, you'll travel to Zermatt to enjoy the view of the Matterhorn after riding the cogwheel train up to Gornergrat. All by 1st class trains, except the mountain trains. This tour can be extended (recommended).

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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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