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  1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Bern
  3. Bern

Bern Private City Tour from Basel

Product ID: 198937
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Spend a half day in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, with your private tour guide. This walking tour will give you a complete overview of the best spots in the  city center.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a private sightseeing tour of Bern
  • See many stunning views of this fabulous Swiss city
  • Get insider information from a local guide
  • Learn about the old-town in Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Full description
Meet your guide at your Basel hotel and travel together to the main train station. There you will board an intercity train, which takes you to Bern in under 1 hour. After a short bus ride, your guide will show you one of the greatest secrets of Bern: the Garden of Roses, which is know to be the best place to experience stunning views of the old town. Your guide will then lead you down the path to the Bear Park to see the animal that gives Bern its name. You'll then cross over the Aare river and its old bridge to enjoy the unique area of the arcades, where you'll explore many small and curious shops, before continuing to the Town Hall. Your tour guide will also show you the living quarters of Albert Einstein, a popular site to visit, as well as the hidden alleyways between buildings. Throughout you'll be entertained by stories of life in the old town. 

On the way to the Federal Parliament, your tour guide will show you the Clock Tower and its astronomical clock dating to the early 15th century. You will also visit the beautiful terraces of the Federal Parliament, where you'll enjoy an exclusive and stunning view, usually only enjoyed by Swiss politicians. On the way back, join your tour guide to visit the public square in front of the parliament building, with water fountains that symbolize the 26 cantons of Switzerland. Try to pass them without getting wet!

You'll experience the contrasts of Bern: for example, the modern train station and its business park, next to the old houses of the city center. From the university terrace, you'll enjoy a stunning view over the city center with the Bernese Alps in the background. Your tour guide will then lead you back to the intercity train to Basel, where the tour concludes at the train station, or after you are escorted to your hotel. 
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional private tour guide
  • All transportation fees for the train to Bern, as well as tram and bus transfers
  • Entrance fee for the Einstein house
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability of tour guide
• Minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• For wheelchair assistance please contact the tour operator before booking