Basel: Private Architectural Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Immerse yourself in Basel's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of those historical buildings and structures on this invigorating architectural walk. Join your guide on this adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and find out a bit more about the local culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also get to learn about world-famous architects such as Richard Meier and Frank O. Gehry, and gain an insight into how Basel came to be a melting pot of architectural wonders.
Join this private tour with an experienced local guide and take some great pictures in Basel's most picture-perfect locations. If you want to spice up your Instagram and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then this is the perfect tour for you. See the most beautiful and impressive spots in Basel while your guide provides you with useful tips for taking good pictures from your phone or camera. While strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Rhine River when standing on the city's oldest bridge), you'll get to know more about my city and learn about its secrets. Give your Instagram an upgrade today.
Meet your guide at your hotel or the river cruise terminal. Together, make your way into the city center. Begin the tour by visiting the Elisabethenkirche, a church in the Swiss revival Gothic style. Outside, see a unique fountain designed by the artist Jean Tinguely. After a short transfer on a typical Basel tram, arrive at the Gate of Spalen, a former city gate and one of the three remaining gateways. Head towards the University of Basel, Switzerland's oldest university founded in 1460. Continue towards the old town and walk through hidden squares and narrow alleyways before you arrive at the eye-catching sight at the market square and the city hall. Continue towards the cathedral and enjoy a beautiful view of the Rhine Hop on a ferry and cross the river. Explore the Kleinbasel district, originally an independent city built by immigrants and guest-workers. See the Messe Basel exhibit...
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