Basel’s Old Town Heritage Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Basel’s Old Town Heritage Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Basel

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


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 center 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.

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

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 historical 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Basel, Basel

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Private local expert guide
  • Visit local landmark
  • Basel local specialty tasting
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Basel's Old Town

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    Pick up and drop off in all ports and hotel's in Basel


    • All ports in Basel

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


    2 hours

    User's Reviews


    06 Nov, 2023

    Our tour guide, Lina was absolutely amazing! She is a former student of the Basel area and was extremely informative. She went above and beyond to answer all of our questions, and to show us sights we would have never seen. She showed up on time for our departure, and met us in our hotel Lobby. I would highly recommend her if you are planning to visit Basel!


    03 Sep, 2023

    Our Guide Jonas was very courteous in letting us know he was running a bit late but made up for it with a very knowledgeable heritage tour of old Basel. We really enjoyed our leisurely evening tour (as an extra due to a double booking). It has been a memorable tour which we were fortunate to have Jonas as a guide. For 2 older sightseers he catered to our abilities very well. Thank you La Vacanza Travel and Jonas filling the extra booking!

    Janice P

    31 Aug, 2023

    The tour operator canceled the night before my tour without an explanation. I had booked this tour 4 months ago and don't appreciate the lack of consideration and customer service. Do yourself a favor and find a reliable company.


    19 Jul, 2023

    We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with Jonas. He has a great deal of knowledge about the city and surrounding area. We saw beautiful sites and learned a great deal. Basel is an amazing city, having a guide like Jonas is a great way to better understand the history and way of life.


    14 Jul, 2023

    Great tour with Jonas. Very informative & interesting facts about Basel’s history from ancient times through Middle Ages through today.

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    Basel City heritage


    Great walk through a beautiful town - Lina was terrific!


    Best start of our Basel trip!




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