Day trips from Basel

If you are spending a few days in Basel, make sure to visit the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest and Alsace. 

Swiss Alps

Visit Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus by boat, cogwheel railway and gondola. Stop at the peak of Mount Pilatus where alpine vistas await, or only 90 minutes from Basel, you can visit the highest excursion mountain, Mount Titlis, and its glacier paradise in Central Switzerland.

Lucerne and Pilatus

Visit Lucerne, the city of lights on Lake Lucerne, and take a trip to Pilatus, Lucerne’s local mountain. By boat you cross the lake to Alpnachstad, where the steepest rack railway in the world awaits you. After a 30-minute ride, you will enjoy a wonderful panorama on Pilatus. And with a bit of luck, you might spot ibexes and marmots among the rocks or eagles and mountain jackdaws in the air. 

Programme:

  • 9.00 am–10.30 am: Departure from Basel to Lucerne
  • 10.30 am–12.30 pm: City tour of Lucerne
  • 12.38 pm–1.35 pm: Boat ride to Alpnachstadt & lunch on the boat
  • 1.45 pm–2.15 pm: Departure from Alpnachstadt to Pilatus Kulm
  • 2.15 pm–3.00 pm: Free time on the top of the mountain
  • 3.00 pm–3.30 pm: Departure to Kriens by gondola and Aerial cableway
  • 3.30 pm–5.00 pm: Departure from Kriens to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 153 / EUR 144 / USD 157 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

The Alps (Titlis)

Titlis is the highest excursion mountain in Central Switzerland (3,020 m). The glacier paradise is open all year round and is located in the immediate vicinity of Lucerne (30 km). You can reach the Titlis Glacier Park with three aerial cableways, including the “Rotair”, the world’s first revolving aerial cableway, and the “Ice-Flyer” chairlift. Sliding over the snow with the free equipment is just one of the many unforgettable experiences. In addition, various restaurants will take care of your physical well-being. 

Programme:

  • 9.00 am–11.00 am: Departure from Basel to Engelberg
  • 11.00 am–11.30 am: Trip from Engelberg to Titlis
  • 11.30 am–12.30 pm: Ice Flyer roundtrip to the Titlis Glacier Park
  • 12.30 pm–2.30 pm: Lunch at the panoramic restaurant and free time
  • 2.30 pm–3.00 pm: Trip from Titlis to Engelberg
  • 3.00 pm–5.00 pm: Departure from Engelberg to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 179 / EUR 168 / USD 184 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

Bern

Visit the capital of Switzerland and explore the artworks of Paul Klee, one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Discover the capital of Switzerland with a guided city tour and a visit to the Paul Klee Museum. The Old Town of Bern has been on the Unesco World Heritage list since 1983. Visit this unique cultural asset and enjoy the charm of the covered arcades, cobbled alleys, and decorated facades. Afterward, you will visit the Paul Klee Museum on the outskirts of the city. The building designed by star architect Renzo Piano houses a comprehensive collection of works by the German-Swiss artist.

Programme:

  • 9.00 am–10.30 am: Departure from Basel to Bern
  • 10.30 am–12.30 pm: City tour of Bern
  • 12.30 pm–2.00 pm: Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • 2.00 pm–2.30 pm: Departure from Bern to the museum Zentrum Paul Klee
  • 2.30 pm–3.30 pm: Guided museum tour & free time
  • 3.30 pm–5.00 pm: Departure from Kriens to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 104 / EUR 98 / USD 107 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

Rhine falls and Zürich

Visit the largest waterfall in Europe.

You will visit the largest waterfall in Europe: the Rhine Falls. By boat you will go to the rock in the middle of the Rhine Falls, from where you will have a first-class view. After you will visit Zurich and enjoy a guided tour through the city.

Programme:

  • 8.00 am–10.15 am:  Departure from Basel to the Rhine falls
  • 10.15 am–11.45 am: Guided tour including a boat trip to the falls
  • 11.45 am–1.30 pm: Lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • 1.30 pm–2.15 pm: Departure to Zurich
  • 2.15 pm–4.15 pm: Guided tour through Zurich
  • 4.15 pm–5.00 pm: Departure from Zürich to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 125 / EUR 117 / USD 128 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

Gruyères

Discover Gruyères, a medieval village and enjoy a tour in a cheese factory.

Visit the famous traditional Maison du Gruyères. Cheese lovers can discover the secrets of Gruyères AOP cheese-making. After lunch you will get the chance to explore one of the most picturesque villages of Switzerland: Gruyères is not only famous for its delicious cheese but also for its medieval Old Town and castle situated in wonderful surroundings.

Programme:

  • 8.00 am–10.30 am: Departure from Basel to Gruyères
  • 10.30 am–12.30 pm: Visit the cheese factory La Maison du Gruyères
  • 12.30 pm–2.30 pm: Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • 2.30 pm–3.30 pm: Guided tour through Gruyères
  • 3.30 pm–5.30 pm: Departure from Gruyères to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 106 / EUR 100 / USD 119 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

The Black Forest (Germany)

Cuckoo clocks, Bollenhut hats, Black Forest farms and Black Forest gateau – the Black Forest is the epitome of a homely German holiday destination.

Drive through the vineyards to Freiburg. On a tour you will pass impressive architectural monuments as well as the typical brooks, as the small watercourses at the roadside are called here. After lunch in a traditional restaurant continue to drive through the Black Forest to Titisee. At Titisee you have the opportunity to go on a boat trip on the lake depending upon season or you can stroll by Titisee Neustadt and visit the numerous shops with the well-known Black Forest cuckoo clocks.

Programme:

  • 9.00 am–10.15 am: Departure from Basel to Freiburg
  • 10.15 am–12.00 pm: City tour of Freiburg
  • 12.00 pm–2.00 pm: Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • 2.00 pm–2.45 pm: Departure from Freiburg to Titisee
  • 2.45 pm–4.45 pm: Free time in Titisee
  • 4.45 pm–5.45 pm: Departure from Titisee to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 96 / EUR 91 / USD 98 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)

Alsace (France)

Experience the beauty of the Alsace region on a day trip. Visit Colmar and Eguisheim. Explore the fortified town of Riquewihr and follow the Wine Route with the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle.

Colmar in Frankreich.

Drive along the French wine road to Colmar. An enchanting journey through hilly vineyards and flower-decorated villages awaits you. Take a guided tour through the beautiful Alsatian town of Colmar. On the way back, drive to the medieval towns of Riquewihr and Eguisheim, at the foot of the Vosges, and visit a traditional winery. During a guided tour followed by a wine tasting, you will get to know the Alsatian wines. For lunch, we recommend a typical Alsatian restaurant.

Programme:

  • 8.15 am–9.30 am: Departure from Basel to Colmar
  • 9.30 am–11.00 am: City tour of Colmar
  • 11.00 am–11.30 am: Departure from Colmar to Riquewihr
  • 11.30 am–12.30 pm: Visit of a wine cellar and wine tasting
  • 12.30 pm–2.15 pm:  Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • 2.15 pm–3.15 pm: Free time in Riquewihr
  • 3.30 pm–4.00 pm: Departure from Riquewihr to Eguisheim
  • 4.00 pm–5.15 pm: Guided tour through Eguisheim
  • 5.15 pm–6.30 pm: Departure from Eguisheim to Basel

Prices:

Incentive group rate from CHF 107 / EUR 100 / USD 110 per person (including guide, excluding meals)

(Programme and price subject to change)