Our Basel City Break

Basel is situated in the heart of Europe, on both sides of the Rhine River. The city is the center of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany, and Switzerland, nestled between the Swiss Jura, Germany's Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Basel is a city full of surprises. Describing Basel in one word is not easy. Sometimes known as the cultural capital of Switzerland or as a university city, Basel boasts a wealth of cultural, historical, leisure, and enjoyment experiences. The city canton with roughly 190,000 inhabitants and a 2000-year history is located on the bend of the Rhine on the borders with France and Germany. The city offers a unique range of culture and art, and possesses one of Europe's most attractive and best-preserved Old Towns.

Day 01

Arrival Basel. Check-in at your hotel.

In the afternoonl learn about the history of Basel on a 2-hour walking tour. Explore the winding streets, admire the beautiful Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Hill, and the town hall  


This traditional tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Basel as well as visitors who already know the city but want to learn more. During the 2-hour walk you will follow the traces of a very eventful past, from the tranquil Tinguely Fountain to Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and through the winding streets of the well-preserved old town. In addition to the public city tour, many other interesting, exciting, and thematic tours are offered.  

Day 02

Breakfast in the hotel and day at leisure. 

Explore the beautiful city of Basel with the convenient and practical BaselCard. For instance

  • Visit one of the finest zoos in Europe,
  • Take advantage of great deals at local restaurants, spas, shops, and much more
  • Enjoy reduced admission to many of the city's 40 museums
  • Take a picturesque drive along the banks of the Rhine


Day 03

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out and departure


Approximate price per person based on accommodation in a double room. 

Prices are depending on season and subject to availabilty

  • 3* Hotel from CHF 370
  • 4* Hotel from CHF 395


  • Accommodation for 2 nights including breakfast, service charge and taxes
  • Regular walking tour of Basel with English speaking guide (2 hours)
  • 24 hours Basel Card offering:

    - Reduced admission to selected museums

    - Admission to the Zoo Basel

    - Ferry

    - Discounts on boat cruises

    - Discounts at selected restaurant

    - Discounts at shops