City tours in Basel

On Basel Tourism’s city tours, you will learn facts and anecdotes, funny and serious, about the past and the present. Discover Basel the way you like it: on foot, by bike or bus, with a guide, with actors or free of charge on a self-guided tour.

Tour highlights

The things that make everyday life special for the people of Basel are also what makes a visit to the city a journey of discovery for visitors. These are the most popular of our city tours:

Private guided tours for groups

Basel Tourism organizes exclusive private guided tours for groups in 14 different languages and on 50 different topics.

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Good to know.

  • In addition to public guided tours for groups, Basel Tourism also organizes private guided tours for groups

  • 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.

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

  • The Basil adventure tours can be booked at any time. You don’t need to register. All the documentation is available at the Tourist Information office. 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 “Detective Basil” tour, please note the opening hours of Confiserie Bachmann, Blumenrain 1.

  • Of course! We offer private guided tours in 14 different languages and with 50 different themes.

  • The following public guided tour is also accessible to wheelchair users: Stories of Basel’s Old Town.