Known as the cultural capital of Switzerland, our Basel Heritage tour will take you on a journey through the jewel of Northern Switzerland. With your guide, you will discover the historic city centre, and have the chance to stroll through some of the oldest and best-loved buildings in Europe. Climb to the top of the iconic Basel Münster cathedral, where you will enjoy stunning views over the city skyline. Visit the Opera House, and take in the fantastic art on display throughout the city. Sample authentic Swiss sweets, and hear about how the small city rose from rags to riches, to become one of Europe’s favorite historic destinations.
Basel Local Specialty Walking Tour Highlights
Itinerary and What to Expect?
Your guide will greet you at your hotel or residence before beginning your Basel tour.
Our discovery will take us to the heart of Swiss heritage, as we explore the historic city of Basel. Internationally acknowledged as the cultural capital of Switzerland, our tour will take in the art, architecture, and rich array of historic sights that pepper the city. Your guide will reveal the multi-cultural stories behind some of the city’s best-loved buildings, including the 500-year-old Roothus (Town Hall), where you will have the chance to see some of Europe’s most distinguished artworks. Wander the cobbled streets of the stunning Old town Grossbasel, where you will discover the birthplace of pharmaceuticals and 360-degree views from the iconic Basel Minster cathedral. Journey back in time as you explore the lofty Romanesque passageways, and hear how the building grew alongside the city into modern times. Immerse yourself in rich Swiss culture with a visit to the original Basel opera house, where you will discover the whimsical Tinguely fountain. When we have had our fill of culture, we will head to a traditional Swiss Sweetshop, where we will have the chance to sample locally-made treats authentic to the region.
At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel or residence or leave you in the city for you to enjoy some shopping.
Private english speaking guide
Visit local landmarks
Basel local specialty tasting