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Pilatus golden tour - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Lucerne (1 hour). From there you start with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Alpnachstad. Board the world’s steepest coghwheel railway and arrive after 35 minutes at Pilatus. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the dragon gallery, the scenic view point and the terrace. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by aerial gondola to Kriens. After a short walk, your tourguide leads you to the local bus and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge. After this visit, your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
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Luzern city - small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to city of Luzern. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Luzern (1 hour) and you will make your way first to the world known wooden chapel bridge. Continue through the old town, passing along the « Kornmarkt », the « Spreuer bridge » to the « Schwanenplatz ». Walk along the lake shore to arrive at the «Lion monument». Your tourguide will tell you the story of this sculpture, before you continue to the St. Leodgar church. A short bus ride to the train station will take place, a stop at the concert hall will take place before, you will board one of the lake Lucerne boats for a cruise. The cruise will take approx. 1 hour. Enjoy the view to the Lucerne bay, the surrounding mountains and the scenery. You will arrive back in central Lucerne by boat. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train to Basel.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel train to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Rigi - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Lucerne (1 hour). From there you start with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Vitznau. Board the scenic coghwheel railway and arrive after 30 minutes at Mount Rigi. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the peak with the scenic view point. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by coghwheel train to Arth-Goldau. From there you will get to the train and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge. After this visit, your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Rotteln Castle Entrance Ticket from Basel with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Visit a ruined, 11th-century castle set high on a forested hill with a 3-hour trip to Rötteln Castle from Basel. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off, and make the short trip to the castle in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Explore a stone keep that's exposed to the sky, then climb the Green Tower for sweeping views of the Swiss mountains and the Wiese Valley. Browse exhibits of archeological finds from the castle site, and enjoy the rich, historical atmosphere of the picturesque setting before returning to Basel.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Best of Basel in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

This experience is provided by a private Local.Discover Basel in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city during this 60-minute walking experience.During your walk in the beautiful city, get the chance for a quick overview of some of the city quarters such as the Old Town, Clara, Vorstädte, and Wettstein.Walking through the old streets, next to Rhine River, take the opportunity to discover the city’s perfect blend of contemporary and historical architecture.See historical buildings, such as the town hall building, and also spectacular pieces by famous architects, such as Herzog & de Meuron or Mario Botta. Learn about the history and culture of Basel from a local who loves their city and wants you to love it too!
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Bern city - small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the capital city of Switzerland. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Bern (1 hour) and you will make your way first to the garden of roses. Enjoy the view over the old town of Bern. Your will continue with your tourguide to the bear park, crossing the river to get into the old town, walk through the « Matte » area before getting up to the minster church. Get insider information about the city parliament, the clock tower and our political system, when standing in front of the federal building. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train to Basel.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Schilthorn-Piz Gloria (James Bond world) - small group tour from Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Interlaken (2 hours) and from there by local train and on a short bus-ride into the Lauterbrunnen valley. At Stechelberg station, you change onto the aerial gondola via Mürren to Birg. Take the tour over the « thrill walk» before you continue to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria, the place where the James Bond movie was produced. Get around to the James Bond world exhibition, the « walk of fame », the scenic terrace and have lunch at the revolwing restaurant. Enjoy the view to the « Swiss skyline » during your stay of approx. 3 hours. On the return travel, you will visit the village of Mürren, before your tourguide will travel with you to Bern. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Jungfraujoch - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Interlaken (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel railway to the Jungfraujoch. Travelling by train is the most efficient means of transport, you can enjoy the view to the passing and changing landscape. It's the most convenient way of travel for you and your tour guide. At the Jungfraujoch, called "Top of Europe" you enjoy the guided round tour of all attractions like the Sphinx terrace, the ice cave, alpine sensation exhibition and the snow plateau. The tour takes approx. 1 hour, before you have some free time at your disposal. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Bern. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Mount Titlis - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train Luzern (1 hour) and from there by the Engelberg-Express to Engelberg. After a 5 mins. walk, you will board the gondola to Mount Titlis. The first section takes you to the middle station « Stand », from where you board the revolving cable car. At the peak, you enjoy a guided tour to the terrace and through the ice cave, where you arrive to the cliff walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe. After crossing this on 11000ft altitude, you will take a seat on the « Ice flyer », the seating chair lift which hovers over the glacier. The tour takes approx. 1 hour, before you have some free time at your disposal. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Lucerne. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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