10-Day Switzerland City Break in Basel

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Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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Immerse yourself in the charm of Basel on this 10-day city break in Switzerland, where cultural delights and exciting experiences await!

With this perfectly planned holiday package, you will experience the ultimate Basel city break. This trip includes 9 nights in Basel at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Basel or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 10-day holiday in Basel will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Basel, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Basel offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Basel, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Basel Zoo, middle bridge, and Beyeler Foundation are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Basel by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Switzerland's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Basel promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Basel is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Basel's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Switzerland.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Basel. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Switzerland.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Basel reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Basel.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Basel fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Basel as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Basel, Switzerland!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 9 nights
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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 9 nights
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Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
photo of Middle bridge over Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland.Middle bridge
Photo of beautiful landscape in Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.Beyeler Foundation
Tinguely Fountain, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandTinguely Fountain
Fine Arts Museum Basel, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandFine Arts Museum Basel
Kannenfeld Park, St. Johann, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandKannenfeld Park
photo of Spalentor Gate in Basel, one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland.Gate of Spalen
photo of Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland.Museum Tinguely
Museum of Natural History Basel, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandMuseum of Natural History Basel
Basel Paper Mill
photo of beautiful sunny day at University of Basel Botanical Garden in Basel, Switzerland.University of Basel Botanical Garden
photo of skyline of the old town of Basel with Basler Minster and Wettstein Bridge in the foreground on a blue cloud spring day in Basel, Switzerland.Wettsteinbrücke
Pfalz, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandPalatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform
photo of Basel Historical Museum Barfuesserkirche in Basel, Switzerland.Basel Historical Museum
Museum of Cultures Basel, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandMuseum of Cultures Basel
photo of St-Alban City Gate at morning in Basel, Switzerland.St Alban
Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandPharmacy Museum of the University of Basel
Museum of Contemporary Art, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandMuseum of Contemporary Art
photo of the ancient city Gate of Saint John (Sankt-Johanns-Tor). It is one of the most beautiful old gates in Basel in Switzerland.Gate of Saint John
Exhibition transportation hub Switzerland, Kleinhüningen, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandExhibition transportation hub Switzerland

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Day 1

Day 1 – Basel - arrival day

  • Basel - Arrival day
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  • Middle bridge
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Basel. You’ll stay in Basel for 9 nights.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Mittlere Brücke. This much-appreciated road bridge is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,094 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Basel. Check-in at hotels in Switzerland normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Basel offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Basel. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

Experience a taste of Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl in Basel by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious classic french cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to roots, celebrated for its delectable modern, and seasonal menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Stucki - Tanja Grandits, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing creative, and modern menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Schall und Rauch Bar is an excellent place to start.

Celebrate the start of your 10-day city break in Basel with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Basel

  • Basel
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  • St Alban
  • Basel Paper Mill
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
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On day 2 of your city break, you will set out to discover Basel, including some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. You’ll stay 8 nights in Basel and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like St. Alban Tor. This extraordinary quarter of the city of basel, switzerland has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 417 visitors.

Next, make your way to Basel Paper Mill. This paper museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,443 reviews.

While in Basel, we also recommend a visit to Museum of Contemporary Art. This museum has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 284 reviews.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

When you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the city.

Savor the flavors at Essential by Dorint Basel City, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Hasenburg beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Smilla Café. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Basel tonight.

Continue your lively evening at Grenzwert Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in.

Wind down and recharge for tomorrow's escapades in Basel, Switzerland. With each day comes new experiences to cherish and enjoy.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Basel

  • Basel
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  • Museum of Natural History Basel
  • Museum of Cultures Basel
  • Palatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform
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As day 3 dawns in Basel, embark on another day of exploration and adventure. Discover the city's vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and captivating sights at your own pace. With 7 nights left, the possibilities for discovery are endless.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Museum of Natural History Basel. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Basel, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,111 visitors.

Museum of Cultures Basel is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 506 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Basel Palatinate "Pfalz" Observation Platform. Visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 767 reviews.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Basel. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Hotel Les Trois Rois, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Restaurant Atelier (im Teufelhof) is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Basel.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at 8 Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Basel, Switzerland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Basel

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  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
  • Wettsteinbrücke
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On day 4 of your fun city break in Basel, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 6 nights left in Basel.

Drop by the renowned Fine Arts Museum Basel. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,141 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Wettstein Bridge. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 951 visitors, this road bridge deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

You can learn more about Basel today by going on a tour. Basel offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

Exploring can easily make you lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Basel's food culture.

Don’t miss out on dining at KLARA 13 AG, a top-rated dining destination in Basel. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Warteck Brewery Basel, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Mr. Pickwick Pub Basel. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Basel this evening.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Consum offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Basel to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Basel

  • Basel
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  • Beyeler Foundation
  • Museum Tinguely
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Get ready for another exciting day in Basel on day 5 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 5 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Basel.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Fondation Beyeler. This much-appreciated art museum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,360 reviews. Each year, 332,000 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Museum Tinguely. This art museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,350 visitors.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Switzerland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

After a long day of sightseeing, try one of the best restaurants in Basel.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Safran Zunft Basel, a highly-rated dining destination in Basel. If you're eager to try something different, consider Restaurant Fiorentina Basel, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Unternehmen Mitte. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Basel this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting L'Atelier, a prime location for a drink.

No matter where in Basel you end up, an amazing evening of relaxation and enjoyment is guaranteed.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Basel

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  • University of Basel Botanical Garden
  • Gate of Spalen
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Wake up to day 6 of your exciting city break in Basel. You still have 4 nights left in Basel, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

Take the opportunity to see University of Basel Botanical Garden. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,120 visitors.

Spalentor is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This tower has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,523 travelers.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Basel on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

Before you know it, it’s time to head out for dinner. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in Basel.

Make sure to reserve a table at Restaurant Schützenhaus, an iconic dining spot in Basel. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti, a popular restaurant in Basel. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of WERK 8, a hidden gem nestled in Basel. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Landestelle - Freiluft-Loung & Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out.

Raise your glass and relax after another amazing day in Basel, Switzerland.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Basel

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  • Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel
  • Basel Zoo
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Wake up to day 7 of your vacation in Basel. With 3 nights left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Basel has to offer.

Make Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 357 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Zoo Basel. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,396 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this zoo every year. In fact, this attraction welcomes 2,012,511 annual visitors.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Basel has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Basel offers and add your favorites to your Switzerland travel package below.

After a full day of exploring, we recommend you try one of the best places to eat in Basel. Enjoy the local flavors, unwind, and reflect on the day's adventures.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Schnabel, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Ramazzotti is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Restaurant Boo Klybeck. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Basel tonight.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Basel by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Basel

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  • Exhibition transportation hub Switzerland
  • Kannenfeld Park
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Rise and shine for day 8 of your city break in Basel! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 2 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Basel.

Kick off the day at Harbour Museum, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 236 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Kannenfeldpark. Kannenfeldpark is a park with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,538 reviews.

Your discoveries in Basel do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Basel on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Basel.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Hyve - meet, sleep, work and eat!, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Les Gareçons? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Flanagan's as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Basel.

Savor the memories of an amazing day in Basel, Switzerland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Basel

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  • Tinguely Fountain
  • Basel Historical Museum
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On day 9 of your city break, you will set out to discover Basel, including some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. You’ll stay 1 night in Basel and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Tinguely Fountain. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,202 visitors.

When you’re finished at Tinguely Fountain, head to Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche. This one-of-a-kind history museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 683 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Basel, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Basel below.

After or in between exploring, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. Unwind and enjoy the local flavors and culinary delights while reflecting on the day's adventures.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at St. Alban Stübli, an iconic dining spot in Basel. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen, a popular restaurant in Basel. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Parterre One, a hidden gem nestled in Basel. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Reflect on the adventures of the day as you unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Basel. Tomorrow holds new possibilities and discoveries!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Basel - departure day

  • Basel - Departure day
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  • Gate of Saint John
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Your city break in Basel is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Switzerland.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Basel offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Basel.

If you can catch a later flight today, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you discover more iconic landmarks and hidden gems in Basel.

St. Johanns-Tor is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Basel. This tower has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 253 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Basel, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Löwenzorn, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

As you conclude your city break in Basel, treasure the memories you've made. May they accompany you on your journey homeward while carefully planned travel arrangements ensure your safe return. It's time to say, "See you later, Basel!" and travel onwards.

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