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Basel, the city of art and culture.

Essential Basel

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Basel, the city of art and culture.
Nestled perfectly along the banks of Rhine river, the city of Basel radiates a cosmopolitan character owing to its influences from neighboring countries, France and Germany. An art lovers' paradise, the multi-faceted city has the highest number of museums in the country and hosts the prestigious Art Basel, one of the world's premier art exhibitions.
Switzerland
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Enjoy a Three Country Discovery river cruise allowing you to see the tripoint at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge.
 

Stroll through attractive markets and shops in the Old Town and discover unique items during your guided shopping experience.

On the banks of the majestic river Rhine, Basel is a city inspired by its natural surroundings. Its location at the meeting point of three different countries also makes it one of Switzerland’s most culturally diverse cities, owing its cosmopolitan character to influences from its close neighbours, France and Germany. Basel’s historic city centre is an enchanting area, with the imposing cathedral, old town and traditional markets to explore. The city has the highest number of museums in the country and hosts one of the world's premier art exhibitiions - Art Basel. Aside from great art scene, Basel also boasts a beautiful array of chalet-like stores dotting the pedestrian-only streets of its medieval old town. Travel conveniently through all the scenic spots of the city by using your included mobility card that allows for free travel on Basel’s public transport system.

This tour is available daily from 18 April to 25 October 2020.

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Included

2-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Daily breakfast
Return transfers from Basel airport or cruise terminal by public transport
Basel Card, including free travel in the city centre
Three Country Discovery river cruise
Shop with a local (guided shopping experience)

Itinerary

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Day 1
Basel

Upon arrival in Basel, transfer to your hotel by bus or tram (public transport).

Day 2
Basel

At noon, take a river cruise and discover what makes Basel such a unique city. Along the river route, pass by the attractive facades of the Basel old town and see the tripoint at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge.
 

Breakfast
Day 3
Basel

Today, you will discover the shops in the Old Town with a guided shopping experience. You'll stroll through the most attractive markets and discover the latest stores. Whether you’re looking for the perfect souvenir, a smart handbag, or delicacies from the market, your shopping companion knows exactly where to find them.
 

Breakfast
Day 4
Basel

Following breakfast, transfer to airport or cruise terminal by local bus or tram.
 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
3 nights
from AUD609
per person, twin share
Basel (Daily)
18 April - 25 October 2020

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