Guided tour

Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

Walking Tour through Basel Old Town

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

From US$ 20.49 per person

Explore Basel and learn about the history of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. Explore the beautiful Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and the winding streets of the well-preserved old town.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German


  • Learn about the history of Basel on a 2-hour walking tour 
  • Explore the winding streets in the beautiful old town 
  • Admire the beautiful Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Hill, and the town hall 
Full description
Basel is situated in the heart of Europe, on both sides of the Rhine River. The city is the center of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany, and Switzerland, nestled between the Swiss Jura, Germany's Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Describing Basel in one word is not easy. Sometimes known as the cultural capital of Switzerland or as a university city, Basel boasts a wealth of cultural, historical, leisure, and enjoyment experiences. This traditional tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Basel as well as visitors who already know the city but want to learn more. During the 2-hour walk you will follow the traces of a very eventful past, from the tranquil Tinguely Fountain to Cathedral Hill, the town hall, and through the winding streets of the well-preserved old town. In addition to the public city tour, many other interesting, exciting, and thematic tours are offered.
  • Walking tour in Basel
  • Professional guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks

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Tinguely Fountain near Theater Basel

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  • Depending on the configuration of the group, the tour will be carried out bilingually in both German and English
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 287 reviews

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Overall, the tour through Old Basel Town was informative. Fortunately, more than half the group, though German (and English ) speaking, agreed to have the guide narrate in English throughout, or else it would have been a one-star tour. The guide was very knowledgable, with some well-prepared visual aids that were very helpful. At several spots, her words were drowned out by ambient noise (fountains, construction etc) so moving 10-15 yards would have been more efficient. Would have been willing to pay extra for individual ear pieces with audio boxes-I see they are available and very effective.

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September 22, 2022

Really informative tour capturing all the best parts of Basel. Only knocked down a point as we couldn’t go into the Munster, which I was looking forward to visiting the most! Special shout-out to Rebecca for being an excellent tour guide and answering all questions the group asked. Her passion and love for the city made this tour great.

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June 4, 2022

An interesting walking tour with a guide to the key points of the city. The group mainly consisted of German-speaking people, there were only a couple of Anglophones. The guide was not at a loss, first she spoke in English, then in German. A very nice woman, but the microphone sometimes did not work well and no words could be heard.

February 10, 2022

Product ID: 28992