4-Day Switzerland City Break in Basel

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Embark on a memorable 4-day city break in Basel, Switzerland!

Experience the ultimate Basel city break with our perfectly planned holiday package. 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, our holiday package has got you covered. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Basel, Switzerland!

The home for your 4-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 in Switzerland. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

Throughout your vacation in Basel, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the city. Basel Minster cathedral, middle bridge, and Tinguely Fountain park are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you'll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Make the most of your holiday in Basel by adding tours and tickets to each day of your trip. With plenty of exciting tours to choose from, you'll never have a boring moment in Basel. Between attractions and activities, you'll have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in the city. Here, you can buy unique souvenirs to remind you of your city break in Basel.

As your holiday in Basel comes to an end, you will return home with a newfound appreciation for the vibrant culture, rich history, and exciting atmosphere of this top travel destination in Switzerland. Your journey through Basel 's diverse neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and hidden gems will leave you with countless cherished memories and stories to share.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best trip to Basel, Switzerland. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 4-day city break in Switzerland. Let the experts plan it for you so you can focus on enjoying it instead.

For the best holiday to Basel, we offer you the opportunity to customize each day of your city break vacation in Basel before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you'll be able to explore Basel the way you want, at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey and a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, which includes all your travel documents for your vacation in Basel. Moreover, rest assured knowing that all taxes are already covered in the price of your travel package.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Basel fill up quickly, so be sure to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Basel as soon as today!

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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 3 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
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
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

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Day 1 – Basel - arrival day

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Day 1 – Basel - arrival day

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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 3 nights.

You’ll choose between some of the best hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Basel. With lots of excellent hotels to choose from, you're sure to have a fantastic experience during your city break.

Basel has plenty of sights, monuments, and places of interest to explore. Luckily, you have plenty of time to do so for the next 4 days. Choose an early flight to get started with your sightseeing in Basel right away.

An attraction we recommend you check out today is middle bridge. This road bridge has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,782 travelers.

When you're ready to head out for dinner, an excellent restaurant you may want to try is Restaurant Stucki - Tanja Grandits. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 520 customers and is sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day of exploring.

Another acclaimed restaurant in the city of Basel is tibits. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,794 customers, guests often have an outstanding experience at this restaurant.

Yet another popular place to eat, often recommended by locals, is KLARA 13 AG. With an average rating of 4.4 of 5 stars among 1,460 customers, you may want to take a closer look at this restaurant's menu.

Basel is also home to several great bars for every travel budget. One of the best bars in the city is Bar Rouge. This claim is supported by 1,606 customers who have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

This is the time to raise a toast for the beginning of your incredible 4-day vacation in Basel!

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Day 2 – Basel

Day 2

Day 2 – Basel

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  • Kannenfeld Park
  • University of Basel Botanical Garden
  • Gate of Spalen
  • Tinguely Fountain
  • Basel Zoo
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Basel. You still have 2 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 out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Basel today is the incredible Basel Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and place of interest, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,453 visitors. Around 2,012,511 travelers visit this attraction every year.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Basel Minster. Basel Minster is a popular cathedral and travel destination with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,929 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent cathedral in Basel too.

For the full Basel experience, visit the incredible middle bridge. This one-of-a-kind road bridge is rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,782 visitors.

After or in between exploring Basel, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is WERK 8, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 996 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant to consider is Gifthüttli. This restaurant is popular with locals as well as travelers and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

A favorite place to eat among many who have visited Basel is Za Zaa - Lebanese Soul Food. This irresistible restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 926 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is NOOHN. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 829 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Irrsinn Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 292 customers.

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

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Day 3 – Basel

Day 3

Day 3 – Basel

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  • Museum of Natural History Basel
  • Basel Minster
  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
  • Museum Tinguely
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On day 3 of your fun city break in Basel, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 1 night left in Basel.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated zoo in Basel, Basel Zoo. About 14,453 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Basel Minster is another top sight in Basel that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,929 reviews.

Middle bridge is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Basel. This road bridge has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,782 visitors.

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

NOOHN is one of the most popular restaurants in Basel. Most people can find something that fits their taste from NOOHN’s excellent menu. Approximately 829 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Restaurant Boo Klybeck. This Basel-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 551 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant that serves a menu of appetizing food and drinks is Ufer7 Basel. This popular restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 573 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Valhalla Bar Basel. Around 201 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Basel also enjoy the cocktails at Barfly. This place is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 148 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Angels' Share Cocktailbar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 136 customers.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Basel, Switzerland.

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Day 4 – Basel - departure day

Day 4

Day 4 – Basel - departure day

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  • Wettsteinbrücke
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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.

Depending on how much time you have on your departure day, this is your chance to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful city of Basel. We recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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

Basel Zoo is a fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Basel. This zoo and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,453 visitors. More than 2,012,511 people visit Basel Zoo each year.

If you'd rather see something else, Basel Minster cathedral is a great alternative. According to more than 6,929 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars, this attraction is a worthwhile visit in the city of Basel.

To soak in the last of Basel, you can also make a visit to middle bridge road bridge. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,782 visitors.

If you're looking to enjoy one last delicious meal in Basel, consider a top-rated restaurant like Schlüsselzunft. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 563 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, Löwenzorn is an excellent alternative. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 624 customers.

Another popular restaurant you could check out is Schnabel. It has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 559 customers.

You'll then say farewell to Basel and begin your journey home, now filled with unforgettable experiences, memories, and photos from Switzerland!

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