Basel's Cheese, Chocolate, and Local Pastry Tasting Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Basel's Cheese, Chocolate, and Local Pastry Tasting Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Basel

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  • 2 hours
  • Basel
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


History, art, treats, and pastries are waiting for you in Basel. Our Basel tasting tour offers the opportunity of a lifetime to discover significant places that bring forth the signature tastes of Switzerland. Start the journey by admiring historical landmarks that have endured the test of time. Then, dive further into understanding culture by indulging yourself with cheeses and eventually appreciating the process of making Swiss AOP cheeses. We will also take you to chocolate and pastry shops selling notable chocolates and traditional Swiss spice biscuits. End the tour by embracing the natural flavors you can only taste in Switzerland.

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Stop At: Basel Minster, Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051 Switzerland

Our discovery will let you travel back in time by exploring the city of Basel and Swiss food. The guide will lead you through Swiss delights and historical events that define the city and Switzerland. Be amazed by the Munster Cathedral and the 500-year-old Roothus (Town Hall) that houses several unique paintings. Make a remarkable memory of observing the iconic Tinguely Fountain. Along the way, you will head directly to a traditional Swiss sweetshop to taste the authentic treats of Switzerland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basel's Old Town, Altstadt, Basel 4000 Switzerland

Since Switzerland is known for its cheese, you will go beyond the usual tourist destinations in Basel to discover the process of making various kinds of Swiss cheese. Learn from a sommelier and master cheese ager to cherish the mild and strong flavors of young and aged Basel’s cheese. Try the country's pride called Gruyère AOP cheese, including other famous cheeses in Switzerland. By the end of the cheese tasting, you will admire the natural taste of a cheese free from preservatives, food colorings, and flavor enhancers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bankverein, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Awaken your sweet tooth in this city filled with freshly made chocolates with no additives. In this tour, you’ll be blown away by the historical significance of the development of the Swiss chocolate industry and understand how Switzerland was able to gain a spot on the list of the best cholates in the world. To fully appreciate the detailed process of chocolate making, taste some mouthwatering truffles, hand-scooped dark chocolate, or chocolate almonds.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basel's Old Town, Altstadt, Basel 4000 Switzerland

For your final stop, you will be guided to a local bakery to taste a traditional Swiss spice biscuit. You’ll fall in love with the distinct heavenly flavor and texture of this 17th-century pastry with recipes that have been passed from generation to generation via oral or handwritten communication. Experience a glimpse of Basel’s culture by tasting a local pastry that was formerly only produced in private households by housewives looking for an extra source of income.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Cheese Tasting (During end of November, and December, it will be at the Christmas Market)
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Local specialty tasting
  • All taxes and fees
  • Local expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - Basel's Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Bankverein

  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • St. Johanns-Tor, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 110, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

User's Reviews


06 Dec, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Ray, went above and beyond to make this experience informative and interesting. He went out of his way to help us find a specific item.


03 Dec, 2023

Jonas was a wonderful guide, and kept his patience with me and my mother while we made our way through Basel. Terrific to have a local’s knowledge. Plus the chocolate was delicious!


02 Dec, 2023

Jonas was a great guide. He knows a lot about the city and is passionate about sharing its history. He explained how the tram system worked and gave me tips to get around after the tour as well as recommendations for food. I had a great time and enjoyed all the samples along the tour. Everything was yummy.


02 Dec, 2023

Excellent tour, that was both informative and friendly. Nice mixture of history, culture and food. The guide was certainly open to questions, and made an effort to engage with the entire group.


02 Dec, 2023

Ray picked us up from our hotel, and straightaway he made us feel at ease. We had a wonderful time exploring Basel as well as sampling chocolate, cheese & Lackerli. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Great tour with yummy tastings and a lot of information


Cheese and Chocolate tasting in Switzerland!


Food and history fun!




Tasty and informative view of lovely Basel


One of a kind experience


A Delicious Afternoon!


Never had a better food tour🧡




Best experience!


Great to experience the culture of Basel and surrounding areas.


Chocolate and Cheese: Yum!


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