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  1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Basel
  3. Basel

Basel 4-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 198841
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Spend a half-day in Basel, known as Switzerland's capital of culture, with a private tour guide. Gain a complete overview of the spots of the city center on this 4-hour walking tour. Cross the river and explore both Kleinbasel and Grossbasel districts.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

The lobby of your hotel or at the cruise ferry terminal
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the convenience and exclusivity of a private tour
  • Visit the most known spots in Basel
  • Stroll through the Old Town and discover hidden alleyways
  • See the Elisabethenkirche and the Gate of Spalen
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel or the river cruise terminal. Together, make your way into the city center. Begin the tour by visiting the Elisabethenkirche, a church in the Swiss revival Gothic style. Outside, see a unique fountain designed by the artist Jean Tinguely.

After a short transfer on a typical Basel tram, arrive at the Gate of Spalen, a former city gate and one of the three remaining gateways. Head towards the University of Basel, Switzerland's oldest university founded in 1460. Continue towards the old town and walk through hidden squares and narrow alleyways before you arrive at the eye-catching sight at the market square and the city hall. Continue towards the cathedral and enjoy a beautiful view of the Rhine Hop on a ferry and cross the river.

Explore the Kleinbasel district, originally an independent city built by immigrants and guest-workers. See the Messe Basel exhibition square and event hall in a complex designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. Follow your guide towards the Roche tower building, the tallest building in Switzerland. From there, cross the Rhine river again and pass through the historic St. Alban district before arriving at the museum of art. The tour loop ends here and your guide will be happy to assist you in planning a museum visit, or leading you back to your hotel or cruise terminal. 
Includes
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • All transportation fees for tram, bus, and ferry (transfer between the points)
  • Booklet about the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses