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Join us on a Free Walking Tour through Basel, the famous city on the border of France and Germany. See the Tinguely Fountain, the Münsterplatz, the Rathaus, the Mittlere Brücke, the Spalentor and other sites along the way. Apart from finding out...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Theaterstrasse 7 | By Tinguely Fountain in front of the theater, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 77 403 76 17
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to hear the background of this beautiful city. It’s a shame there aren’t more tours across the week as we did this on our last day. Still, it was great to find out more about the city, it’s people, history & architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our free walking tour with Katja. We spent about 2 hours walking around the old and main squares of Basel. She gave us history, the meaning and significance of the major sites, and how things came to be. If you’re in town on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Arty101
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We planned our whole day in Basel, so we could join the tour of Jewish basel - as planned and confirmed with you. We waited at the meeting point (in front of the theater) with 12 other people - and the guide never showed up!!!More

Date of experience: May 2018
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FW G, Geschäftsführer at Free Walking Tours Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Dear Ditza, we apologize wholeheartedly for the inconvenience. Apparently there was a misunderstanding about the meeting point for the Jewish Tour, which is the Synagogue (Leimenstrasse 24, 4051 Basel) as advertised on our website (http://www.freewalk.ch/basel/jewish-tour-basel.php). We are very sorry about that and hope you still...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Anouk provided clear information and was always happy to take questions. The tour followed the historical structures of Basel’s history with relevant explanation. Great way to spend our first morning in Basel, we were treated to wonderful weather as well!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Katia was an excellent tour guide and took us around the beautiful city of Basel, giving us an insight into local events and sights. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I took part in the downtown tour on a freezing but sunny day. with the 1,5 h walk we didn't freeze completely. There were many many stories that made me get a feeling for the city in few time. Thanks to the very nice tour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The tour was nice and and provided a very good introduction to this beautiful town. Silvia (I hope I remembered the name correctly) was a friendly and welcoming guide and provided us with a personal view of the town's peculiarities, which was a welcome extra....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank anehom
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I had a great walking tour this past week. Our docent for the tour was living in Basel and was from Spain. I am so bad with names...all I can say is she led a very well organized, carefully thought out tour of the center...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dmhinsf
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Nina was a great tourguide. She knows everything about her city and obviously loves it. I definitely recommend doing it, so you can see the city's most beautiful spots.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Okean95
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to start your stay in Basel. We took the historical freewalk tour with Florence which started at the Tinguely fountain at 11:00am on the dot. You're not required to sign up, just turn up and you'll see the guide holding a bag...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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18 October 2018|
Response from fwt_basel | Property representative |
Hi Carmen, thanks for your question! Yes, there will be a tour happening on Sunday, November 25th. The November tours should be online (freewalk.ch/basel/dates.php) by the end of the week. Hope you'll enjoy Basel and the... More
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
There is a two hour Old Town walk daily in principle at 14.30 which leaves from the Jean Tinguely fountain. Tickets can be purchased from the nearby Tourist Information Office. Enjoy.!!
Preeti S
19 June 2018|
Response from fwt_basel | Property representative |
Hello Preeti, thank you for interest in our tours. As for the 21st of June, we have no tours then. But there is one on the 23rd of June, starting 2pm from the Basel Badischer Bahnhof (German Railway Station) at the clock... More
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