9-Day Switzerland City Break in Basel

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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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8 nights included
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Immerse yourself in the charm of Basel on this 9-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 8 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 9-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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Hotel, 8 nights
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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 8 nights

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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
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
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 Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland.Kunsthalle Basel
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

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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 8 nights.

Drop by the renowned Mittlere Brücke. This popular road bridge has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,094 visitors.

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.

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.

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey in Basel by reserving a table at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl. Renowned as a 3-star Michelin restaurant, it offers an exceptional classic french menu. For a different taste experience, head to roots, recognized for its delicious modern, and seasonal dishes. This 2-star Michelin restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Looking for another option? Make sure to visit Stucki - Tanja Grandits, a local favorite known for its delightful creative, and modern cuisine in Basel. Nestled in the heart of the city, this restaurant with 2 Michelin star is an ideal choice for discerning creative, and modern foodies seeking culinary excellence.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Schall und Rauch Bar, known for its inviting atmosphere.

Celebrate the start of your 9-day city break in Basel with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Basel

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  • Basel Zoo
  • Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel
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As day 2 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.

Make Zoo Basel one of your first sightseeing stops in Basel. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,396 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area. This zoo attracts 2,012,511 visitors every year.

Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 357 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.

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.

Make sure to book a table at Essential by Dorint Basel City, a popular restaurant in Basel. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Basel at Hasenburg, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Smilla Café. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Basel tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Grenzwert Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Basel

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  • Palatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform
  • Basel Minster
  • Museum of Cultures Basel
  • Museum of Natural History Basel
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Get ready for another exciting day in Basel on day 3 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 6 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Basel.

Kick off the day at Basel Palatinate "Pfalz" Observation Platform, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 767 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Basler Münster. Basler Münster is a cathedral with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,564 reviews.

Museum of Cultures Basel is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 506 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Museum of Natural History Basel. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,111 visitors.

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.

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.

Savor the flavors at Hotel Les Trois Rois, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Restaurant Atelier (im Teufelhof). With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Basel tonight.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at 8 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 4

Day 4 – Basel

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  • Tinguely Fountain
  • Kunsthalle Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
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On day 4 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 5 nights in Basel and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Tinguely Fountain. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,202 reviews.

Next up is Kunsthalle Basel. This art gallery has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 292 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Fine Arts Museum Basel. This museum has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,141 reviews.

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.

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

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at KLARA 13 AG, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Warteck Brewery Basel offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Mr. Pickwick Pub Basel. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Basel.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Consum, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists.

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 5

Day 5 – Basel

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  • Gate of Spalen
  • University of Basel Botanical Garden
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Wake up to day 5 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!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Spalentor. This extraordinary tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,523 visitors.

Next, make your way to University of Basel Botanical Garden. This top attraction is a botanical garden with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,120 visitors.

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.

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

Keep the evening going at L'Atelier, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink.

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 6

Day 6 – Basel

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  • Kannenfeld Park
  • Gate of Saint John
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Rise and shine for day 6 of your city break in Basel! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 3 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Basel.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Kannenfeldpark. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,538 visitors.

Next, make your way to St. Johanns-Tor. This tower is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 253 reviews.

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.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Restaurant Schützenhaus, a top-rated dining spot in Basel. If you're in the mood for something new, try Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at WERK 8. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Basel.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Landestelle - Freiluft-Loung & Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Basel

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  • Museum Tinguely
  • Exhibition transportation hub Switzerland
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Wake up to day 7 of your vacation in Basel. With 2 nights left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Basel has to offer.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Museum Tinguely. This art museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,350 reviews.

Continue your journey at Harbour Museum. This museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 236 travelers from near and far.

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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Schnabel, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ramazzotti? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Restaurant Boo Klybeck as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Basel.

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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  • St Alban
  • Basel Paper Mill
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
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On day 8 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.

Drop by the renowned St. Alban Tor. This popular quarter of the city of basel, switzerland has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 417 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Basel Paper Mill. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,443 visitors, this paper museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

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.

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.

Dine in style at Hyve - meet, sleep, work and eat!, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Les Gareçons boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Flanagan's. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Basel.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – 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. 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 Wettstein Bridge is an attraction you could visit today. This road bridge has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 951 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.

Savor the flavors at St. Alban Stübli, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen beckons with its unique menu offerings.

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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