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Basel: Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1. Basel: Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Switzerland’s only port city is one with a tremendous personality that beckons to be discovered. Join me on a walking tour through the heart of Basel, a crossroads for France, Germany and Switzerland, where cultures meet and coexist. On this tour, we’ll journey through the well preserved old town and see a mix of medieval and modern architecture. You’ll hear about the city’s legends, its history, and the people who shaped itl. Along the way, I’ll show you contemporary Basel and tell you about all the local festivals. You’ll also find out about the city’s reputation for art and humanism, starting with the publishing industry in the 1400s, and proudly continuing today with the international Art Basel fair. Here, in the country’s smallest canton, you’ll find over 40 museums and the oldest University in Switzerland. Of course, our tour would not be complete without the Rhine River, the Romans and chocolate! During the course of our walk, the curious will discover: • The difference between Klein Basel and Gross Basel • Which sculpture was banned from the Market Square • Where to find the tomb of the only queen buried in Switzerland • How locals cross the Rhine River • Who Erasmus was, and why he was called “the last man who knew everything” • Whether Basel really is the birthplace of confetti Join me in discovering how much more Basel has to offer besides art. Allow at least an hour to get the most out of this tour, and to savour some incredible chocolate!

Basel: Most Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local

2. Basel: Most Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small group of up to 6 people. Let's discover the city of Basel through your camera lens! Join me on this city walk for the unique opportunity of experiencing the city from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Art Museum to the Tinguely Brunnen. While using your camera to capture the beauty of Basel, you will also come across local spots and hidden gems. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

Basel: Exclusive Private Architecture Tour with a Local

3. Basel: Exclusive Private Architecture Tour with a Local

Immerse yourself in Basel's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of those historical buildings and structures on this invigorating architectural walk. Join your guide on this adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and find out a bit more about the local culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also get to learn about world-famous architects such as Richard Meier and Frank O. Gehry, and gain an insight into how Basel came to be a melting pot of architectural wonders.

Basel City Center Private Walking Tour

4. Basel City Center Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Basel on a private walking tour with an expert guide. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the notable landmarks of the city center. Meet your guide at your hotel and begin by exploring the Kleinbasel district. Enjoy the stunning views of the Rhine river and the city cathedral. Cross the river by a short ferry ride and walk along the old town buildings at Grossbasel. Explore narrow alleyways and hidden squares as you make your way to the beautiful city hall. Get insider tips about the life, culture, museums, and history of the city.

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