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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Basel

Available from Nov 2

Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Basel

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Take one of Europe’s most scenic rail journeys on a private full-day Glacier Express train tour from Basel. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the mountain-ringed town of Chur, and then settle into the world-famous Glacier Express. Travel through what’s known as Switzerland’s ‘Grand Canyon,’ pass wide valleys, mountain gorges, and wooden villages, and enjoy a 3-course lunch at your seat. Round-trip travel from Basel included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$387.50
Price varies by group size
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$387.50
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

Available from Sunday

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

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Enjoy the Swiss mountains and lakeside views on a day trip from Basel to Lucerne. With a private guide, you’ll travel by train to the idyllic lake city that’s loved for its alpine scenery. Take an hour-long cruise around Lake Lucerne, then travel up the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the peak of Mt. Pilatus. After some time to explore the summit, you’ll return to Basel, enjoying gondola, bus, and train rides along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.86
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$334.86
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

Available from Sunday

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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Experience the unique day tour within a small group to city of Luzern. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Luzern (1 hour) and you will make your way first to the world known wooden chapel bridge. Continue through the old town, passing along the « Kornmarkt », the « Spreuer bridge » to the « Schwanenplatz ». Walk along the lake shore to arrive at the «Lion monument». Your tourguide will tell you the story of this sculpture, before you continue to the St. Leodgar church. A short bus ride to the train station will take place, a stop at the concert hall will take place before, you will board one of the lake Lucerne boats for a cruise. The cruise will take approx. 1 hour. Enjoy the view to the Lucerne bay, the surrounding mountains and the scenery. You will arrive back in central Lucerne by boat. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train to Basel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.79
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$184.79
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Best of Basel in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

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Best of Basel in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

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Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city and known for its atmospheric Old Town, thriving art scene, and views of the Rhine River. This express tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time. Get to know the city in just one hour with a local guide to show you all the most memorable monuments, as well as offering advice on where to eat, drink, or shop in the city. See the Rathaus, the Minster Church, the Les Trois Rois bar, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.88
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$54.88

Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Basel

Available from Nov 3

Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Basel

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Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel train to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.63
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$220.63
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The Heritage of Basel with a Treat

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The Heritage of Basel with a Treat

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Stroll through the heart of Basel and long lasting heritage. Your guide will escort you inside the best this small city has to offer, such as the 500 year old Roothus (Town Hall) built from 1019 to 1700 holding some of the most distinct paintings.. Or even, the house where the art of pharmacology was founded and the famous Basler MĂŒnster with a breathtaking view of the Basel... This can only be continued by the city’s artistic side with the opera house and it’s musical fountain. Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.46
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$150.46
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour from Basel

Available from Sunday

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour from Basel

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Reaching the 11,000 foot-tall peak at Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe,” is no easy feat, even with the help of cable cars and railways. Streamline your ascent—and make the most of your time—on this full-day private trip to Jungfraujoch from Basel, including tours of two mountain towns along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$519.65
Price varies by group size
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$519.65
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Basel City Center Private Tour

Available from Sunday

Basel City Center Private Tour

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Explore the cultural capital of Switzerland with a private tour of the Basel city highlights. Skip the hassle of navigating the city streets on your own and follow your guide as you explore the Kleinbasel district along the Rhine River and the old buildings and narrow alleyways of Grossbasel. You’ll learn about the history and culture of this city from you guide and get ideas where to dine and what to do with your remaining time in Basel.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.23
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$198.23
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

Available from Nov 2

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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The "Golden Round Trip" — a popular route for tourists — involves taking a boat from Lucerne across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, going up on the cogwheel railway, coming down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas, and taking a bus back to Lucerne with your private tourguide.  Mount Pilatus is a mountain massiv with several peaks, overlooking Lucerne. The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.91
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$213.91
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Wine tour to Alsace

Available from Nov 2

Wine tour to Alsace

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Come with us on either a half or full day tour to the charming wine producing regions of Alsace and Baden-WĂŒrttemberg. Unlock the wine secrets of family owned cellars. You too can experience at first hand the love and passion from each of the small, boutique family owned wineries we will visit. Realise your dream of standing in a Grand Cru vineyard with a chilled glass of wine that was produced from that very vineyard. At wineweinvinovin we can make your dream come true! Learn about their thrilling wines, the regions fascinating history and geography whilst enjoying the personal attention in a small group strictly limited to between two to six people.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.59
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$201.59

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Basel

Available from Sunday

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Basel

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Explore a landscape of rock and ice on a private tour from Basel to Mount Titlis, traveling by scenic train and an innovative rotating gondola. Since a personal guide will coordinate the transportation—including multiple trains and the gondola—you’ll be free to enjoy the dramatic scenery. The day is yours to customize: Try local specialties in a restaurant with panoramic windows, play in the snow, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$442.38
Price varies by group size
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$442.38
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

Available from Nov 2

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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The Rigi (or Mount Rigi; also known as Queen of the Mountains) is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different lakes and a stunning view to the alps. The classic round tour from Lucerne starts with a boat ride on lake Lucerne, the coghwheel train to Rigi Kulm and the return travel via Arth-Goldau to Lucerne by train.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.67
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$127.67
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The Best of Basel Walking Tour

Available from Nov 2

The Best of Basel Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Switzerland? What about visiting Basel? Basel offers you the chance to discover historic sights of a city straddling at the Rhine river in the northwest part of Switzerland on the very border with France and German. Switzerland's third-largest city is well known for its chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The city is also well known for its vibrant cultural scene, particularly in art and theatre. Basel has a generous offering of art galleries, museums, opera houses, and theatres. Wha’s included in The Best of Basel City Walking Tour? You will have the chance to discover Europe’s greatest river: The Rhine. Stops at Rittergasse, MĂŒnster Cathedral, MĂŒnster Pfalz, Kleinbasel, and other interesting sights are included. Enough great reasons to venture to Basel anytime of year Get ready to experience Switzerland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Basel history.
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  • 3 hours
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$486.84
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$486.84
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Neuchñtel’s Castle & Wine Discovery From Geneva

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Neuchñtel’s Castle & Wine Discovery From Geneva

Set in the foothills of the epic Jura Mountains, the region of Neuchñtel offers visitors a heady combination of Medieval architecture, world-famous wine, and Alpine scenery. Our adventure will take us to the heart of Neuchñtel Old Town, where we will discover the ancient Neuchñtel castle, whose main tower delights with views across the Alps. Satisfy your inner sommelier at a local vineyard, and scratch beneath the surface of the region’s wine scene as we head underground to the working cellars. Sample a banquet of local specialties, ranging from dry whites to full-bodied reds, and learn about the tipples from a regional wine expert.
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.30
Price varies by group size
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$440.30
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Basel's Old Town Historical Walking Tour

Available from Nov 2

Basel's Old Town Historical Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Switzerland? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Basel? What about visiting Basel’s Old Town? Basel’s Old Town lies roughly between the river and the old city gate. With its stone streets, medieval churches, beautifully maintained old homes, and brightly painted fountains, it represents an authentic journey back through the ages! Wha’s included in the Basel's Old Town Historical Walking Tour? The tour focuses on the area's rich history and varied architecture. Which are the major Basel’s Old Town attractions? You will have the chance to discover the Basel Historical Museum, St. Johanns Tor, MĂŒnster Cathedral, MĂŒnster Pfalz, Rebgasse, and other interesting sights. Why is Basel considered Switzerland’s capital of culture? You will discover why after discover the unusual combination of tradition and modernity with an exciting city environment, it is harmonious nonetheless. Get ready to experience Switzerland from a different perspective!
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  • 3 hours
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$608.85
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$608.85
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Neuchñtel’s Castle & Wine Discovery From Basel

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Neuchñtel’s Castle & Wine Discovery From Basel

Set in the foothills of the epic Jura Mountains, the region of Neuchñtel offers visitors a heady combination of Medieval architecture, world-famous wine, and Alpine scenery. Our adventure will take us to the heart of Neuchñtel Old Town, where we will discover the ancient Neuchñtel castle, whose main tower delights with views across the Alps. Satisfy your inner sommelier at a local vineyard, and scratch beneath the surface of the region’s wine scene as we head underground to the working cellars. Sample a banquet of local specialties, ranging from dry whites to full-bodied reds, and learn about the tipples from a regional wine expert.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.55
Price varies by group size
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$386.55
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Sail to Basel and then explore either Bern, Luzern, Zurich or the Swiss Alps.

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Sail to Basel and then explore either Bern, Luzern, Zurich or the Swiss Alps.

This tour allows customers arriving from Basel by River boat, several options to choose from when visiting Switzerland. Choose from Zurich, Switzerland`s busiest city, the capital Bern, the gem of Luzern and even Basel on the Rhine itself. Basel will involve the old town and the cathedral, Luzern the wooden bridge and the Lion Monument, Zurich the Frauen and Gross Munster and Bern the clocktower and the Bear Enclosure. Or go via nature and visit Mount Pilatus and the Lake Luzern region, the Bernese Oberland and Interlakien, Lauterbrunnedn or Grindelwald, the Rhinefalls or other stunning nature spots in Switzerland. There are several to choose from. The idea is that you can select where you want to visit or perhaps think of extending your trip by few days. Feel free to get in touch and discuss your trip.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$673.29
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$673.29
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Shop with a Local in Basel

Available from Nov 3

Shop with a Local in Basel

Basel’s famous for its high quality shops and markets, but it can be difficult to know where to find your ideal purchases. Benefit from the undivided attention of a shopping guide, and be led to the best spots for regional delicacies, designer handbags, or holiday mementos. Get to know the city like a local as you explore its shopping highlights, from the bustling Marktplatz to the trendy St. Johann district.
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    $17.24
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    $17.24

    Mount-Pilatus Heritage & Beer Delight From Basel

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    Mount-Pilatus Heritage & Beer Delight From Basel

    Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mount Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mount Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. Venez Discover takes you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Pilatus summit, ride the famous aerial cable cars, and discover the iconic Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, where traditional Lucerne beer is brewed. This adventure is perfect for nature lovers and beer aficionados alike, with options to adapt the itinerary to your needs.
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    • 7 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    $348.50
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    GruyĂ©res’s Cheesy and Chocolaty Escapade From Basel

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    GruyĂ©res’s Cheesy and Chocolaty Escapade From Basel

    A true treat for the senses, this cheese and chocolate escapade lifts the curtain on the backstage world of cheese and chocolate production in Switzerland. Our adventure begins in the medieval village of GruyĂšres, famed for the nutty, semi-hard cheese which shares its name. Discover ramshackle 15th century homes, meandering cobblestone alleys, and one of Switzerland's crowning glorie: the magnificent Castle of GruyĂšres. Treat your tastebuds at a local dairy, where highly-skilled cheesemakers will teach us how to make Gruyeres. Sample the iconic cheese fresh from the wheel, and discover the rich history behind the recipe. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the legendary Caillier Factory, the birthplace of Swiss chocolate. Discover why Callier chocolate is considered the creamiest in Europe, and watch chocolatiers practicing their art.
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    • 13 hours
    • Free Cancellation
    • Taking safety measures
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    $672.30
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    Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Private Tour from Basel

    Available from Sunday

    Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Private Tour from Basel

    Visit the mountain resort village of Zermatt and the Alps mountain, Mount Matterhorn, on this private, 8-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy a walk around and through the village and ride to Mount Gornergrat to enjoy stunning views of Matterhorn. Relax on the summit terrace before beginning the return journey. Descend towards Zermatt and visit the museum, which explains the story about the tragedy of the first summit climb of Mount Matterhorn.
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    • 2 hours 2 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
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    $295.66
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    Lucerne, Engelberg & Mount-Titlis Discovery From Basel

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    Lucerne, Engelberg & Mount-Titlis Discovery From Basel

    Discover Medieval towns, artisan cheese, and stunning Alpine scenery as you journey to the heart of the Lucerne region. Learn about the people behind Lucerne’s Medieval old town, and sample some of Switzerland’s most authentic cheese, crafted on-site at Engelberg Abbey. Glide to the top of Mount Titlis via cable cart, and lose yourself in a word of glacial caves, sky-high suspension bridges, and stunning Alpine wilderness.
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    • 9 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    $582.93
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    Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Location) Small Group Tour from Basel

    Available from Nov 3

    Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Location) Small Group Tour from Basel

    Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Interlaken (2 hours) and from there by local train and on a short bus-ride into the Lauterbrunnen valley. At Stechelberg station, you change onto the aerial gondola via MĂŒrren to Birg. Take the tour over the « thrill walk» before you continue to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria, the place where the James Bond movie was produced. Get around to the James Bond world exhibition, the « walk of fame », the scenic terrace and have lunch at the revolwing restaurant. Enjoy the view to the « Swiss skyline » during your stay of approx. 3 hours. On the return travel, you will visit the village of MĂŒrren, before your tourguide will travel with you to Bern. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Basel. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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    • 11 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    $173.59
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    $173.59
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    City tour Basel

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    City tour Basel

    Mix between entertainment, culture, history and presence.
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    • 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
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    $16.80
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