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Guided Tours

On walking tours organized by Basel Tourism, expert and flexible guides take pleasure in presenting facts and anecdotes – both serious and light-hearted – about the past and present. With our varied and exciting offering, you are sure to find something to suit you. Be inspired!

From 6 June 2020 the city tours will be held again.

PUBLIC WALKING TOURS

If you come to Basel alone or in a small group, our public tours are an outstanding way to get to know our city or individual aspects of it. 

All public guided tours
Accompanied by actors
All guided tours for groups
Stories of Basel's old town
Brunch tour
Monthly tours
Guided tour of the Town Hall

 

Urban Art Tours

Public guided tours of Basel Tourism are taking place again as usual. Private group tours with a maximum of 20 participants can be booked as usual.  For bookings, cancellations of Basel Tourismus products and services, please contact [email protected].

Public city tour The public city tour will take place bilingually (D/E) on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. (on weekdays there will be no public city tours until further notice).
Oldtimer tram The trips in the oldtimer tram won't take place until further notice. 
City Hall Tours The public city hall tours are now bookable again. There is a limit to the number of participants (max. 10 persons) and the wearing of masks is compulsory. 
Tours in Augst The public guided tour in the Roman city on 14 June 2020 was cancelled. The other Augst tours should probably take place again.
Monthly tours The monthly tours continue now as normal, the number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
Brunch tours The brunch tours continue now as normal, the number of participants is limited to 20 persons.
General public city tours

We recommend that guests on public tours wear their own protective mask (but it is not mandatory). Wearing a protective mask is only compulsory for guided tours of the town hall and tours on the solar boat.

Important: All tickets must be booked either online, via our Guest Service or the Tourist Information.

Group guided tours The number of participants in group tours is limited to a maximum of 20 people. In the case of individually booked group tours, it is pointed out that it is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the participants are able to follow the tour. Short visits to the Münster are not possible.

You can purchase all tickets for public guided tours in advance online. For last-minute reservations, tickets can also be purchased directly from Tourist Information, provided there is availability.

For the “Novartis Campus” and “Hinter Schloss und Riegel” guided tours, you must register at least one and two weeks in advance respectively.

Unfortunately, tickets which have already been purchased cannot be transferred or refunded.

The treasure hunt with Basil / Inspector Basil is always available; registration is not required. All the documentation is available at our tourist information point. Once you’ve received the documents you can begin, and you can break off the tour whenever you like and continue at another time.

If you take the “treasure hunt with Basil”, please note the operating hours of the Münster "Leu" ferry

For the “Inspector Basil” tour, please note the opening hours of Confiserie Bachmann, Blumenrain 1.

Both guided tours last around one and a half hours and cost CHF 25. Additional children benefit from a special price.

Of course! We offer private guided tours in 14 different languages and with 50 different themes. The date, time, meeting place and end point, as well as any optional meals, can be tailored to your needs. You will find our range of tours here. We look forward to advising you in person: +41 (0)61 268 68 32, [email protected] 

Our private guided city tours can be booked for one person or more.

The earlier you reserve, the better. However, there is no deadline; we would also be happy to organize a last-minute private guided tour. Please note that we charge an express supplement of CHF 50 for reservations for guided tours taking place within 24 hours.