Guided Walking Tour of Basel

2 Hours
Global Essentials

From (USD) $471 Per Person

Guided Walking Tour of Basel

2 Hours
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From (USD) $471 Per Person

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      Guided Walking Tour of Basel

      Basel, Switzerland
      From (USD) $471 Per Person
      • Old Town: One of the best preserved and prettiest in Europe, this colorful quarter features fountains and stately buildings, many dating back to the 15th century.
      • Famous landmarks: See the magnificent Munster (cathedral) with its Romanesque façade, the Renaissance-style town hall, and whimsical Tinguely Fountain.
      • Local atmosphere: Join the scene at the colorful marketplace and let your guide show you the best views of Europe's most famous river from the Pfalz (plaza).
      • Private and personalized tour: Hear fascinating stories, set your own pace, ask questions, and even add sights you want to see in this captivating city.
      About this Basel Tour

      The art capital of Basel is like an open-air gallery with surprises at every turn. Story-telling buildings. An inspiring heritage. Vivid cityscapes. Plus river views and a few quirky sights. Go with GoBe and cover it all in a couple of hours.

      Revel in the spirit of Old Town, where busy cafes and crisscrossing trams energize historic Barfusserplatz, the main square. In the center of it all is the striking, blood-red Rathaus (town hall), perhaps Switzerland's finest. It was proudly erected in 1501, when the guilds of Basel joined the Swiss federation. Centuries later, this bright and intricately tiled building stands like an exclamation mark over the marketplace.

      Modern architecture makes bold statements too. Basel has the highest concentration of museums (not just in Switzerland, but in all of Europe) and many are designed by the rock stars of architecture, like Frank O. Gehry, Mario Botta, Renzo Piano, and Herzog & de Meuron. Get an eyeful of these buildings and you'll see why this city has the brio to host Art Basel, the premier gathering for the international art world. It's done it in style since 1970.

      But Bebbies (as locals are known) don't take their art too seriously. Catch its zanier side at the Tinguely Museum's eccentric fountain, where Swiss artist (and Basel native) Jean Tinguely's mechanical sculptures seem to playfully connect with the water, each other, and you. Experiencing it, you're drawn into the magical interaction between art and people…an amazing microcosm of the city itself.

      The rude king of Basel

      The Rhine divides the city into "Greater Basel" and "Lesser Basel," and there's been rivalry between them for centuries. Evidence of this is Greater Basel's Lallekonig, the "tongue king" figure that sticks out his tongue to the Lesser side. The Lesser returns the taunt during the annual carnival, when costumed characters dance on the bridge. With backs and wagging bottoms turned to the king, the dancers make their message clear.

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      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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