Basel City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Basel

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Hop aboard and discover Basel in 2 hours! The city of Basel is full of interesting tourist attractions. With its rich, multifaceted history and unique tri-national location, Basel is a city of international reputation and prestige. Its architecture, high art, the famous carnival, and international trade fairs are renowned worldwide and attract countless visitors and tourists. Have fun exploring this inspiring city. Start the 2-hour tour from city center at Tinguely Fontain.
Basel city tour will take you to all the most important sights in this beautiful city on the Rhine. You can jump on and off at any of the stops along the way. Experience Basel! Wander through a museum, explore the town hall, or cross the Rhine on one of the city’s famous ferries and catch the sightseeing bus on the other side of the river.The tour will take you towards Heuwaage and the synagogue. Did you know there’s a wonderful view from the top of the Kohlenberg? From there, you can visit the Spalenberg Quarter, the ancient Gate of Spalen, and the architecturally-stunning Basel Women’s Hospital. Near the ferry pier, stop at the marketplace and the historic town hall.After that, head towards the Rhine and Kleinbasel, which features the Gate of St. John with landing stage, the Novartis campus, and the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland, the origin of Basel’s tri-national status.Keen to hit the shops? The Stücki Shopping Centre offers 125 stores covering a massive 32,000 m2.The tour continues past the Musical Theatre towards the Kaserne Cultural Centre, where the annual Basel Tattoo is held. This is followed by the impressive modern exhibition centre designed by Herzog & De Meuron. Next up in this showcase of urban architecture is the old Warteck Brewery. From here, why not visit one of the Fährimaa (ferryman) and take a trip across the Rhine? After that, be sure to look up: the Roche Tower is the tallest building in Switzerland.The attractions come thick and fast: next reach the Tinguely Museum with its imposing machines and sculptures. Look inside and discover the brilliance and creativity of internationally renowned artist Jean Tinguely.After crossing the river, pass the district of Breite on the other side of the river, which features the last remains of the old Basel city wall. This medieval district is home to the old paper mill that dates back to the 14th century and which is now the fascinating Paper Mill Museum.Enjoy a wonderful view of the Basel skyline as we travel along the Rhine towards the Kunstmuseum Basel. Here, there are literally thousands of ways to learn more about the city. The Kunstmuseum and Basel Minster are filled with interesting artworks and relics. Have you heard about the Pfalz behind the Minster? This raised terrace is an absolute must for all Basel visitors.The tour continues past the neo-Gothic Elisabethenkirche and the Tinguely Fountain, before finishing at Basel’s main railway station.

What’s included

  • App for your smartphone Android or Apple
  • Vouchers for stores in Basel
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Gratuities

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees for museums


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors