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The city of Basel sits beside the mighty River Rhine at the point where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, and provides Switzerland with its only navigable outlet to the sea. In front of the Restaurant Dreiländereck is a tall metal sculpture that marks the meeting point of the three countries.

Divided by the mighty Rhine, Basel comprises 19 quarters, each with their own individual ambience and flavour. However, it is the old medieval quarters of Grossbasel and Kleinbasel that are certainly the most interesting. Situated on the south bank of the Rhine, the atmospheric streets of Grossbasel are the jewel in the crown. Here, you can immerse yourself in the history of the town as you wander through the market squares and the winding narrow lanes.

Exploring Basel
Among the must-see attractions in Basel are the majestic Münster Cathedral and the richly ornamented interior of the Rathaus (town hall). While Basel is renowned for its history, it also has a reputation for some fine modernist architecture. In the quarters of Vorstadte, and north of the river in Kleinbasel and the surrounding quarters, there are some stunning buildings designed by the likes of Herzog and De Meuron.

2 results matching: Escorted Rail Tours to Basel

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Premium Rhine Cruise
4.0 stars(22 reviews)
2022AugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£2,095 pp
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8 days from
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Grand Alpine Explorer
4.5 stars(8 reviews)
2022AugSep
14 days from
£3,895 pp
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14 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Alpine Explorer
11/Aug
D Harriman
5 stars
“Excellent. A very good tour, with good hotels and a helpful tour guide. Perhaps Guides could be reminded that when planning the time needed to walk to or from Railway Stations, they should take into account the time required to do the distances by the older members of the party. The above comment is, however, no reflection on our own Guide who, although possibly a little optimistic of the walking speeds that we older members of the party could achieve, was very helpful towards those of us who were not as agile as the rest of the party.
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The Majestic Rhine (Rail and Cruise)
2/Aug
L Miller
5 stars
“Everything from the ship to the crew to the staff was first class. The cruise directors were so friendly and efficient - everything from the food to the service was excellent and the staff were so funny and friendly - I cannot recommend it enough and would certainly travel with great rail journeys again.
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