• Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore Basel’s historic Old Town, hear stories from the dim and distant past and discover what makes the city special on this 2-hour Basel walking tour. Follow a guide through Basel’s pretty Old Town and gain insight into its 15th-century history. Take in top city attractions such as Basel Minster, the Barfüsserkirche, City Hall, the Museum der Kulturen and Tinguely Fountain. Along the way, admire the city’s bold and modern architecture, and see how the centuries have shaped the Basel of today.


  • 2-hour walking tour of Basel
  • Explore Basel’s historic Old Town with a guide, and gain insight into the city’s history and heritage
  • Discover top landmarks including Basel Minster, the Barfüsserkirche and the Museum der Kulturen
  • Admire the modern construction and bold architecture for which Basel is famous

What You Can Expect

Stories of Basel's Old Town

Old Town

Customer Reviews

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent tour very thorough and covered much of the old town. Full of interesting stories about the city and the Swiss.

julietwou Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Brilliant tour around Basel. As a first time traveler to Basel the tour gave a wonderful insight to the history and creation of this beautiful city.
Tour commentary was very extensive and informative. Great tour to familiarize yourself on arrival.

Wayne E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Maria was an excellent tour guide. She alternated between English and German for her guests which were split fairly evenly. Understanding a little German, it was clear that she was imparting the same information to both groups and showed no favoritism even though the German seemed to take a little longer, that's just the vagaries of the language.

It was a hot afternoon and Maria did her best to find shade for us when possible and gave us a break and chance to sit for a while during our visit to the cathedral. She also showed us the public drinking stations which are located throughout the city and provided glasses we could use to stay hydrated. Maria was friendly, polite and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of taking this tour and learning a bit more about Basel.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Interesting tour with lots of variety in the areas showcased and the related stories. Participants were organized into smaller groups based on language preference, enabling the guides to give unilingual presentations and cover much more than would otherwise be possible. Pace was relaxed but efficient. Our guide spoke excellent English.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a fun exploration of a small part of Basel. The tour guide was knowledgeable, clear and entertaining. I would recommend. It is not strenuous and is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Milind V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Superb experience. I guide was very good.

Christine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed learning about the beautiful city of Basel. English speaking guide, a leisurely stroll of the historic sites.

Adrianna Carter C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Good tour with a small group, Very enjoyable.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2017

Booked English speaking tour. Got German/English. We would have been okay with split language, if equal time to each.. Not so. English version was a fraction of the German version. The sites were interesting and the guide was knowledgeable but lost interest before the conclusion and left due to having to listen to a language I don't understand for large stints of time. Also, the guide was soft spoken so very hard to hear her when near congestion, which was large portion of the tour.

Janette C Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

Caroline, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and interesting, however, we were disappointed as the tour was in both Germen and English and made the tour very long and tedious. We feel there should have been 2 tour guides for the number of people.

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