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Basel Neighborhood tours

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From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

1. From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Travel out of Zürich for a scenic tour through dramatic natural landscapes and historic landmarks. Come across quaint villages and vast vineyards, and take the lift to the Rhine Falls. Depart Zürich and journey towards the Swiss/German border of northern Switzerland. Travel through a beautiful wine-growing region of charming farming villages and picturesque landscapes en route to Laufen. See the splendid medieval castle of Schloss Laufen and the mighty Rhine Falls and experience Europe's biggest waterfall. Get unique views from the panoramic lift and discover what it looks like when an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunges into the basin below. If you are feeling adventurous, take the optional boat ride and experience the falls from below. Continue via Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress. Soak up the views of the gently rolling vineyards and farming villages en route to Stein am Rhein. Upon arrival, learn about the well-preserved old town during a stroll. See distinctive medieval buildings such as the church and former monastery of St. George's Abbey. Look at the half-timber frame townhouses, along with the city gates and towers, the Town Hall, and the Armory. Admire the delicate wooden window frames of many of the buildings and marvel at their exceptional frescoes.

Welcome to Basel: Private Tour with a Local

2. Welcome to Basel: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Basel from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

3. Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

This tour is self-guided, so you choose when you want start and how much time you want to spend on the tour. However, it's recommended to start before 11 AM so you can arrive right on time for lunch at the KLARA food court. Here you can look forward to delicious lunchtime snacks (until 2 PM). The tour voucher (handed out on the first stop) contains all the information about directions you need to find each stop as listed below: Start at Bäckerei KULT "Elsi" Here a young team has breathed new life into Basel’s oldest bakery. Everything from the jam to the vanilla cream is handmade. Stop here, find out what a “Basel Gold” is and get one to try. Then go further to Basel Unverpackt, your second stop on the tour. Anyone who is keen to take a more conscious approach to life will know this shop. The team’s priorities are zero waste, recycling, and sustainable preservation of foodstuffs. Here you can fill up on organic products. Afterwards, head over to your third stop. At KLARA you can enjoy international dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. Sample 3 delicacies from around the world with a drink of your choice.   The last stop of the day is a traditional place, Jakob's Leckerly at Spalenberg.

Basel: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Basel: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Strassburger memorial, a place with enormous symbolism! Visit the Elisabethenkirche with its beautiful architecture, and explore the Basel Museum of Fine Arts with its unique exhibits. Photograph the Basel Cathedral with its unique aesthetics and admire the Natural History Museum with the unique ancient history it carries. Then the Basel Town Hall awaits you with its unique red facade. Still Spalentor one of the 3 old entrances of Basel will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of Basel. Admire the unique Peterskirche church! The Mittlere Brücke will amaze you, while the Rhine River that runs through Basel will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Basel: Adventure Tour City Quiz in German

5. Basel: Adventure Tour City Quiz in German

The 3-hour Adventure Tour City Quiz game begins at the main rail station in Basel. Game cards will guide you through the old town as you solve tricky questions. At each stop, listen to interesting background information and stop when you like to take a break. If you particularly like a café or attraction along the route, you can stop at any time. Decide how long to spend at any of the stops. The A5-size game cards are packaged in a handy tin and easily fit in a bag. You’ll find the route accessible and suitable for prams or bicycles. There are tips on how to avoid the few steps along the route as well.

Basel: Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour

6. Basel: Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour

Wander into the Basel beer scene with a self-guided tour of the native craft brew scene. Go all the way back to 1974, when craft brew was pioneered in the city. Taste local hops, a few suds from outside, and finish the tour with an experimental brewpub to test your knowledge. Begin your excursion into craft brew and discover the origins of this now popular type of beer. Try the traditional brews and enjoy the ambiance of the Fishcerstube restaurant, serving craft beer for more than four decades in Basel. Take a detour into the world of international specialties and taste what other countries have created. Compare the different tastes and methods of brewing in an environment that is all about beer. End your tour at the experimental brewpub, Voltabrau. Soak in the urban feel-good atmosphere, and discover some of the most innovative brew creations. Try seven beers throughout the night and enjoy Basel like a local, by drinking beer!

From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

7. From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

On this unique journey, you will be able to visit two neighboring countries, Switzerland and France and compare them. Your driver will pick you up from any convenient location for you in Zurich and you will start your private tour to Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland. Have a walking tour to Congress Hall and the old city. Then, your driver will take you to one of your preferred museums such as Tinguely Museum, Ethnology Museum, Basel Zoological Garden or another museum according to your preferences. If you would like to have a boat trip instead, then you will be assisted in this case as well. Basel is famous for its fine chocolates and sweets, thus, you will taste some specialties before proceeding to Colmar in France. This small city showcases the lifestyle of the whole Alsace region. Surely you will be amazed by half-timbered houses dating back to 16th-century. Namely, you will visit the Adolf and Pfister Houses and 'little Venice,' also on the list of must-see locations while visiting Colmar. In the evening, you will be amazed at the originality of the lighting system of this city. At the end of the day, you will have your private transfer from Colmar to Zurich. 

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What people are saying about Basel

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Fun day on Rheinfalls! Boat ride on river was awesome, it took us quite close to the falls. Our guide ensured that that was no wait time for us to get tickets to falls & clearly explained old buildings at Rhein am stein.

The whole tour is amazing, Francisca y Armando excellent. She knows the area to perfection. The falls are impressive and the medieval town is like taken from a movie. Beautiful!!

Beautiful view of the falls and an informative guided tour of the quaint historical Stein am Rhein. Farina and Francesco gave a good tour and we would recommend this one to all.

It was a great experience. Plenty to eat. We did get a bit confused with the Kults bakery and went to the wrong one to start with so be aware!

loved this tour. tour guide was very knowledgeable