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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 smart phone 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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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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Guided Magic Christmas group tour in Basel

Your private local guided will show you the historical center of Basel, and the Christmas market at the Barfüsserplatz. This tour is best for groups from 4 to 10 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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Customized Switzerland day tour after Rhine cruise from Basel

Ideal tour of Switzerland after a river cruise from Germany to Basel. Your private guide will pick you up with a comfortable minivan. Chris and his team get excellent reviews and will make sure that the day is spent well. Options to visit are Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Rhine Falls, Mt Pilatus and more.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, waterfall;
    city tour;
    natural site, mountain top
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Basel (North-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com
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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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3-day independent Jungfrau Experience

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

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Christmas in France, Germany and Switzerland in 4 days

You'll stay in Basel for 3 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 5-day Golden Pass and Jungfraujoch tour

Start from Basel, Geneva or Zurich and explore the Golden Pass line in 5 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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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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Highlights of Switzerland in 6 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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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, fully adjustable to your needs.

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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 crossing the Swiss National Park to St. Moritz. The Glacier Express ride is included too, as well as a visit to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. You'll end in Paris or at any Swiss airport.

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Scenic Switzerland - many top attractions in 6 days

You'll travel to Chur, to board the Glacier Express to the Matterhorn (Gornergrat) next day. You'll then travel to Interlaken for a visit to the Schilthorn. A scenic train then brings you to historical Lucerne. Lots of Swiss top attractions in only 6 days. Still, we recommended to book extra days!

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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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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 tour, fully adjustable to your needs.

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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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