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From Basel: Zermatt, Gornergrat, and Matterhorn Private Trip

1. From Basel: Zermatt, Gornergrat, and Matterhorn Private Trip

Start the tour by meeting your tour guide at your hotel then make your way together to the train station in Basel. From there, board an intercity train for 2 hours to south-Switzerland and change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. After 50 minutes traveling through the valley, arrive in Zermatt and make your way to the historical part of the village. Stroll through the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses. Stop at the best photo point as your tour guide tells you the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. See the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According to your preferences, stop for lunch in Zermatt or board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Ride the train up to 2800 m above sea level and admire the fantastical aerial views. Follow your guide to the scenic platform, where you will have a 360 degrees panoramas of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. Enjoy time at the top to sit on the terraces and take in the views. According to your preferences, head back to Zermatt by train and discover the local museum. Gain an insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th-century. See exhibition objects from the first ascent to Mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. After the 45-minute visit, board the train back to Basel.

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

2. 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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From Basel: Private Mount Rigi Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

3. From Basel: Private Mount Rigi Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

Start your day of adventure by meeting your guide at your hotel. After a short meet and greet you will make your way to the train station in Basel. From there, an intercity train will take you within 1 hour into central Lucerne. After a short stroll from the train station, you and your tour guide will board a boat and set off on your cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and look back towards the city before arriving in Vitznau after an hour on the water. Across from the boat station, your tour guide will lead you to the cogwheel railway. This scenic 35-minute journey takes you from 1,440 ft (438m) above sea level to the top of mount Rigi at an altitude of 5,900 ft (1798m). During the steep ride, enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Once you and your tour guide arrive at the top, take a 5-minute stroll to the panoramic platform where you can see the Swiss scenery all around you. Feel free to ask your guide to take some memorable holiday snaps of you with the mountains as the backdrop. For lunch, choose between two different restaurants, and weather permitting, take a seat outside on the terrace and enjoy the panorama.  On the descent, your tour guide will take you on an alternate route, descending via cogwheel railway to Arth-Goldau - the east side of Mount Rigi. After your arrival and a short walk to the train station, your tour guide will take you back to Lucerne. You will change onto the intercity train, which will take you back to Basel, where your day of adventure will come to an end.

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Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

4. Basel Area: Roman Town Augusta Raurica Guided Tour

Over 10,000 people once lived in the Roman city of Augusta Raurica on the River Rhine. Discover the fascinating traces that they left behind on this introductory tour. Find out all sorts of interesting things about the public life of a Roman town. Start by seeing a unique bronze model of the city, where you will learn everything about Roman town-planning. In the authentic reproduction of a Roman house, you will learn about aspects of Roman domestic life. Did you know that underfloor heating is a Roman invention? In the museum, there is an opportunity to admire the largest silver treasure from Roman antiquity and discover all sorts of interesting facts about Roman military and mercantile history. Finally, in the majestic theatre, you can be transported back, just for a moment, to the days when it was the scene of thrilling spectacles, witty comedies, and bloody gladiator fights.

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From Zürich: Small Group Trip to Mount Pilatus

5. From Zürich: Small Group Trip to Mount Pilatus

Travel from Zürich to Mount Pilatus on a circuit that includes a lake cruise, cogwheel train, and an aerial cableway. Let your guide show you the stunning landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people. Head to the massive multi-peaked Mount Pilatus which looms over Lucerne. Take a lake boat from Luzern across to Alpnachstad. Next, hop aboard the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway which is in operation from May to November. Go back down on the aerial cableways from Kriens which operate all year round. Snap pictures of the panoramic views from the cableways. Return to Luzern by bus.

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From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour With Private Guide

6. From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour With Private Guide

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train takes you within 2 hours to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen,  a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level,  you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approximately 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx Terraces and on good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany! The continuation of the sightseeing will take you through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely place outside in the middle of snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Basel, where the tour guide will lead you back to the hotel and the tour will end. 

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From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

7. From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

Be collected from your accommodation by your tour guide and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 50 minutes to Lucern, where you will board a local train. After 45 minutes you will arrive at Engelberg, which is a small village at the end of the valley, known for the winter tourism industry. Your tour guide will lead you to the gondola station, which is 10 minutes away from the train. To get up the hill, you will board a 6 seat gondola, which will take you through 2 sections to the middle station, Stand. You will glide above meadows, trees, and rocks in a peaceful and beautiful landscape. At Stand, you will change to the rotating gondola, which takes you to your final destination in 5 minutes. During the journey, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure a fantastic aerial view.  Once you arrive at the top, your tour guide will suggest beginning your sightseeing tour at the terraces, where there is always snow at 9980 foot above sea level. Enjoy the fantastical aerial view to the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After the terraces, you will visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Cross the 100-meter long bridge, which is 1640 foot high. On the other side is the entrance to the ice vace, a tunnel system in the middle of the glacier.  Return to the main building and take the opportunity to have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes while looking at the surrounding mountains. After lunch you can choose to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on the terraces or take a seated chair lift to the snow park, where you will have different options to enjoy the snow. Once you have seen all of the attractions, your tour guide will lead you via Engelberg back to Basel, where your tour will end. 

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From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

8. From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

See the Matterhorn in person, a must for every traveller in Switzerland. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, and be able to see the Matterhorn from the village. Discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain with an expert guide, and see "postcard" views of the Matterhorn. Be accompanied from the starting point by a guide, who will point out the changing landscape and answer questions about the country and its people. Experience places away from the tourist flow as the guide leads the group to less popular locations.

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From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

9. From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

Start your tour with pickup at your accommodation and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 1 hour to central Lucerne, where you'll board a boat for a 1-hour cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and and the waterfront of the city.  Arrive in Alpnachstad, where you'll switch to the cogwheel railway. The Pilatus railway operates between May and October and is the world's steepest cogwheel railway. The 35-minute journey takes you from 464 meters above sea level to the top of Mount Pilatus, at 2128 meters above sea level. At the top, your tour guide will show you some hidden military objects. Alternatively, you can climb up the stairs to the panoramic platform and enjoy the vast scenery. Your tour guide will take you through the gallery of dragons and tell you a myth about Mount Pilatus.  After the sightseeing tour, enjoy lunch in one of the two restaurants, where your tour guide will happily join you. Afterwards, take some free time to spend as you wish before you begin your descent. A panoramic gondola will take you down to Fräkmüntegg, where you will change to the 4-seat gondola. This section takes you above trees and meadows and down to the suburb Kriens. Head back to central Lucerne for your return trip back to Basel on an intercity train. Once back in Basel, your tour guide will accompany you to your accommodation. 

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Basel: Instagram-Worthy Places

10. Basel: Instagram-Worthy Places

Join this private tour with an experienced local guide and take some great pictures in Basel's most picture-perfect locations. If you want to spice up your Instagram and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then this is the perfect tour for you.  See the most beautiful and impressive spots in Basel while your guide provides you with useful tips for taking good pictures from your phone or camera. While strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Rhine River when standing on the city's oldest bridge), you'll get to know more about my city and learn about its secrets. Give your Instagram an upgrade today.

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What people are saying about Basel

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We had one day in Basel to visit the Matterhorn and Abraham made sure we saw and did everything on our list. He picked us up at the hotel, negotiated the trains, gondolas from Zermatt to the Matterhorn Glacier Palace, enjoyed spectacular views at lunch, teenagers were able to walk in the snow, and still have time to shop in Zermatt before train back to Basel. Thank you Abraham for sharing your knowledge and making this a memorable day

Our tour guide was awesome. Dominique was well prepared and had everything scheduled perfectly. I give Dominique the highest top rating I can give. She made the excursion pleasurable and interesting despite the crazy number of tourist that visit Mount Titlis. Thank you for scheduling Dominique as our guide on this excursion. Richard Escalante

Excellent!!

It’s really nice of you to provide a coach bus for 50 sites to suit 31 people and our buggages. The pick up/drop off place and time are all according to our request. Besides, there’re a lot of snacks and the driver is really nice! : )

Excellent guide

Very good, the guide / driver José was very attentive and helpful