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Stories of Basel's Old Town

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US$ 20.63
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    What to Expect
    Go on a journey back through all the epochs. There can be few other cityscapes where buildings dating back as far as the fifteenth century engage so harmoniously and vibrantly with the contemporary creations of internationally distinguished architects. On our tour, you will be told all about Basel and the background to its development while passing historic buildings such as the city hall, the Basel cathedral and the Barfüsserkirche. Also a lot about the city's present situation will be explained. Besides from being taken to some picturesque corners of the Old Town, you'll be shown places that closely reflect Basel's present-day Zeitgeist, such as the Museum der Kulturen and the Tinguely fountains.
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    Departure Point
    Carnival Fountain, Klostergasse 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    Return Details
    Spalenberg, Basel, Switzerland
    • Professional guide
    • Commentary in English and German
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Depending on the composition of the group, tour commentaries may be given bilingual from Sunday to Friday.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The tour was good, suited all abilities as the pace was done so well and the information provided was insightful. This was a great way to see this part of the city and understand a little about basel’s Past.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank george h
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Chose this tour because we wanted a quick overview of the city and to kind of get our bearings. Note the meeting place listed was under construction so the meeting place changed to across the street in a little park near the fountain. Our guide...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank WayneBeau1951
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The presenter was very knowledgeable about the city and its historical events. We covered a lot of ground and even through the rain it was fun.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Marvin W
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Jacqueline was excellent!! In fact she had a large bilingual group, and did a fantastic job answering question sin two languages. I errantly made our rez for the wrong day, and she allowed our foursome to join her tour despite its size! Really impressed with...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank toristar
    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    Our guide was George and he had a wealth of information and made this a very enjoyable experience, we learned a lot and he took us places we never would have found on our own. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Eileen G
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