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Sightseeing Tour Basel

Basel then and now. Discover 2000 years of history: We visit historical places and buildings in and around the centre of Basel.

Stories about famous people and exciting facts about art, architecture, economy, politics and the development of Basel become a fascinating experience. We welcome you at 12 bus stops: Get on - Basel compact with BaselCitytour.


Daily Wednesday to Sunday

The first tour starts at 11 a.m. from Tinguely Brunnen, Steinenberg

No operation for these dates:

26.05.24: 3Nation-Marathon. No Operation
15.09.24: Slowup-Race. No Operation

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Bus tour from Basel to Gruyères

A journey back in time. Discover the picturesque beauty of the Gruyères region and be enchanted by a multitude of breathtaking sights. This day trip takes place weekly every Monday and brings you on an unforgettable journey to the medieval town of Gruyères, where you can get close to the Alps. First stop: The renowned show dairy “La Maison du Gruyère”. Cheese lovers will be in their element as they learn all about the AOP-protected Gruyère cheese, the favourite cheese of the Swiss. Next, our journey leads you through the narrow cobblestone streets of the village of Gruyères. Stroll through the charming alleys and admire the well-preserved historic buildings. Here, you have the opportunity to try one of the famous Moité-Moité fondues and savour the flavour of the region. The highlight of the day is undoubtedly the visit to the majestic 13th-century Gruyères Castle. Immerse yourself in the history and splendour of this imposing castle that towers high above the valley. Marvel at the magnificent architecture, the intricate details and the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The day trip offers the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and charm of the Gruyères region in just one day from Basel, while discovering a piece of Switzerland. With a unique blend of history, culture, nature and cuisine, we create an unforgettable experience for you. Language The bus driver’s announcements are in German and English. At La Maison du Gruyère, an audio guide will lead you through the dairy. This is available in German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech and Hungarian. The tour of the castle grounds includes information signs in German, French and English.
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+ Historical places with stories about Christoph Merian, Sheik Ibrahim, BIZ, Baumgartner, Zoo, Synagogue, Anne Frank, Bernoulli, Paracelsus, Hermann Hesse, C.G. Jung, Theodor Herzl, Johann Peter Hebel, Wolfgang Goethe, Herzog & De Meuron, Novartis, Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, Jean-Tinguely, Thomy, Felix Sarasin, Lenin, Wettstein, Basilisk
+ Tinguely fountain, Spalenberg, Spalentor, architecture, market place, town hall, St. Johannstor, Novartis campus, Dreiländereck, Stücki shopping, musical theatre, barracks / tattoo Basel, fair, Roche tower, Tinguely museum, city wall, paper mill museum, art museum, Basel cathedral, Elisabethenkirche

+ 2h tour in and around the centre of Basel
+ Panorama bus
+ Every seat with iPad and Audio-Guide-App
+ Free download from Audio-Guide-App to your Smartphone! (unlock code on ticket)
+ FreeWifi
+ Free Läckerli
+ 12 stops for boarding