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Basel Minster: Our most recommended tours and activities

Basel History Tour for Groups

1. Basel History Tour for Groups

Through an interesting tour of the city, discover Basel's romantic winding alleyways and well-preserved Old Town. Immerse yourself in the city's history and admire the imposing structures, cozy squares and many more highlights. Beginning at the Tinguely Fountain at Theater Basel, make your way through the Basel oppidum, known as Basel-Münsterhügel, to the Rotes Rathaus (Town Hall), which dates back to the 16th century. Pass Basel Minster and "Barfüßer Kirche," a former church that now houses the Basel Historical Museum, as well as other sites capturing the spirit of the city. See the most beautiful sights in Basel and let a friendly tour guide teach you all about the history and landmarks of the breathtaking Swiss city.

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: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. Basel: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Strassburger memorial, a place with enormous symbolism! Visit the Elisabethenkirche with its beautiful architecture, and explore the Basel Museum of Fine Arts with its unique exhibits. Photograph the Basel Cathedral with its unique aesthetics and admire the Natural History Museum with the unique ancient history it carries. Then the Basel Town Hall awaits you with its unique red facade. Still Spalentor one of the 3 old entrances of Basel will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of Basel. Admire the unique Peterskirche church! The Mittlere Brücke will amaze you, while the Rhine River that runs through Basel will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Basel City Center Private Walking Tour

5. 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.

Basel: Hidden Treasures Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. 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: 1-Hour Group Walking Tour

7. Basel: 1-Hour Group Walking Tour

Discover Basel in just 1 hour and see all the highlights of the city on a short walking tour. See the architecturally-significant buildings, lively squares and impressive places. Take a look at the lovely sculptures decorating the Basel Minster and learn about the whimsical decorations on the Tinguely fountain. On the way, hear an overview of the history and founding of Basel. Get an incredible overview of the famous landmarks and history of the Swiss city in just one hour during a tour of the old city by a professional and friendly tour guide.

Capture the most Instaworthy Spots of Basel with a Local

8. Capture the most Instaworthy Spots of Basel with a Local

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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3.5 / 5

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Great tour with personalized recommendations of what to do after the tour as well