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On this excursion from Zurich to Basel and Freiburg im Breisgau, you will discover two very attractive old towns in one day!
Starting your full-day trip from your accommodation in Zurich, you will travel to Basel, also known as the “Cultural Capital” of Switzerland. Basel is on the banks of Rhine River, not far from the French and German borders. It is the third largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva. Thanks to its advantageous disposition on the map, Basel is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. It unites French fashion and romance, German ballet and music, and Swiss high class and aristocracy. It never fails to impress!
Switzerland-tour will advise you on the very best places to visit in Basel, and the essential points of interest to keep you entertained. In Basel, you will have a sightseeing foot walk through the Old Town. This tiny medieval town is incredibly atmospheric with its cobblestone streets, historic churches, beautiful brick houses and brightly colored fountains. The ornate buildings dating back to 15th century are the perfect addition to the prestigious present-day architecture, as they create a powerful yet homely cityscape.
The City Hall (Rathaus) is the seat of the Basel government and is located right in the middle of the Old Town. It amazes travellers with its red sandstone facades, unique tower and lively paintings. Inside represents the vast chambers of the Parliament and Government Council, considered as one of the must-see milestones in Basel.
Next, hop back into the car and continue to Freiburg im Breisgau – the heart of fairytale-like Black Forest. As a green city with a sunny disposition, Freiburg has become a global benchmark for eco-friendly living. Except for trams and bicycles, the fascinating city center is traffic-free.
Here you can stroll around the charming old town to discover the history and culture of the city. Despite the destructive bombing of World War II, the city keeps hold of several historic buildings worthy of attention. These include the St. Martin Church and the Town Hall built in the 16th century. The Gothic cathedral Freiburg Minster is also a sight not to be missed with its stained-glass windows inspired by the bizarre Basel Minster.
Finally, visit a local restaurant to enjoy regional dishes along with a glass of wine or German beer. Your excursion will end when your driver-guide collects you for a comfortable ride back to the starting point in Zurich, leaving you impressed by the Swiss and German cultures!
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All Transfers in private modern vehicle
Hotel pick-up & drop off
Snacks and Drinks on board