Guided tour

Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus
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From US$ 19.96 per person

Explore Basel and learn about the history of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. Explore the beautiful Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and the winding streets of the well-preserved old town.

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English, German


  • Learn about the history of Basel on a 2-hour walking tour 
  • Explore the winding streets in the beautiful old town 
  • Admire the beautiful Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Hill, and the town hall 
Full description
Basel is situated in the heart of Europe, on both sides of the Rhine River. The city is the center of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany, and Switzerland, nestled between the Swiss Jura, Germany's Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Describing Basel in one word is not easy. Sometimes known as the cultural capital of Switzerland or as a university city, Basel boasts a wealth of cultural, historical, leisure, and enjoyment experiences. This traditional tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Basel as well as visitors who already know the city but want to learn more. During the 2-hour walk you will follow the traces of a very eventful past, from the tranquil Tinguely Fountain to Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and through the winding streets of the well-preserved old town. In addition to the public city tour, many other interesting, exciting, and thematic tours are offered.
  • Walking tour in Basel
  • Professional guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks

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Tinguely Fountain near Theater Basel

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  • Depending on the configuration of the group, the tour will be carried out bilingually in both German and English
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 230 reviews

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Sympathetic tour guide who reported about Basel with passion. If we had only wished that the two groups had been divided into English and German speaking, it was a bit tedious (also in view of the heat) to wait for the translation to continue. Furthermore, it would have been a nice end if the lady had brought us to the "most beautiful of all city gates", it was said it was only one corner away (which we unfortunately couldn't find). Nevertheless, a successful and highly recommended way to get to know (and love) Basel on foot!

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July 17, 2021

Very competent and informative. The tour guide was very good.

The old town tour helped us a lot to get a first impression of the old town of Basel. We have now been made so nervous that we will soon be spending a weekend vacation in Basel again. Many thanks again to the tour guide who led us so expertly through the old town of Basel on September 29th.

September 30, 2018

Was a nice city tour

Despite the rain, our guide designed the tour so that we hardly got wet. He knew the corners where you could shelter. He was well informed technically and was able to answer all questions. In the end there were little Basel treats. Which did not please me well. The guide handed out drinking cups so that we could drink water from the drinking fountain. Idea was nice, but in my opinion too much plastic wasted.

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July 29, 2018

Product ID: 28992