3-Day Switzerland City Break in Basel

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Jan. - Dec.
2 nights included
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Take a 3-day city break in Switzerland and explore Basel like a local. Immerse yourself in the charm of Basel, where every corner holds a new adventure.

With this perfectly planned holiday package, you will experience the ultimate Basel city break. This trip includes 2 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 3-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, Basel Minster, and middle bridge 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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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 2 nights



Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster
photo of Middle bridge over Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland.Middle bridge
Tinguely Fountain, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandTinguely Fountain
Fine Arts Museum Basel, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandFine Arts Museum Basel
photo of Spalentor Gate in Basel, one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland.Gate of Spalen



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Day 1

Day 1 – Basel - arrival day

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  • Gate of Spalen
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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 2 nights.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Spalentor. This tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,523 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.

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

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Basel by booking a table at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl, a 3-star Michelin restaurant that boasts an exceptional classic french menu. For a different flavor experience, head to roots, renowned for its delectable modern, and seasonal dishes. This 2-star Michelin restaurant consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Looking for another option? Visit Stucki - Tanja Grandits, a local gem known for its delightful creative, and modern cuisine in Basel. Nestled in the city's heart, this 2-star Michelin restaurant is a perfect choice for discerning restaurant-goers seeking a new experience.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Schall und Rauch Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Grenzwert Bar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook 8 Bar, another top-rated bar in the area.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 3-day city break in Basel! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Basel

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  • Basel Minster
  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
  • Tinguely Fountain
  • Basel Zoo
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Basel. You still have 1 night 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!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Basler Münster. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,564 visitors.

Fine Arts Museum Basel is another popular attraction you could visit today. This museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,141 visitors.

Tinguely Fountain is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,202 visitors.

Zoo Basel is an attraction you won’t want to miss. Around 2,012,511 people visit this place every year. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,396 reviews.

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.

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Essential by Dorint Basel City, a top-rated dining spot in Basel. If you're in the mood for something new, try Hasenburg, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Smilla Café. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Basel.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Consum, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. L'Atelier is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Landestelle - Freiluft-Loung & Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Basel - departure day

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  • Middle bridge
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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 would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Mittlere Brücke is an attraction you could visit today. This road bridge has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,094 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.

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.

As your city break in Basel draws to a close, cherish the memories you've made. With your travel plans in place, you're all set for a safe journey home. Until next time, take care and safe travels!

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