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Free Walking Tours Basel

Basel, Switzerland
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About Free Walking Tours Basel
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 about Basel's history, we will be showing you our culture and give you inside tips. We're looking forward to seeing you! Meet us every Sunday at the Tinguely Fountain at 13:00 for the Downtown Tour. Check website/events on facebook for details on the other tours. No need to sign up, just show up! (Please send us an e-mail if you're a group of more than 8 people). A tour typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours. As the name says the tour is free but our guides gladly accept tips.
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DJM1945 wrote a review Jan 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,623 contributions259 helpful votes
We picked up a leaflet at the tourist office about walking tours around Basel, and the walks varied from 30 to 90 minutes.The leaflet, which was in English, was very helpful and explained each route very well.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marieke G wrote a review Jan 2020
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We did the Klein Basel Tour with Mary Beth and the Down Town Tour with Nathaly and both tours were great! The guides were on time, they knew a lot about the city, they were very patient and the English was very good. I would recommand Free Walking Tours Basel to everyone!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ozzy-CH wrote a review Jan 2020
Switzerland30 contributions11 helpful votes
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I took the opportunity to do the history tour of Basel Town, it was a great choice. Our guide was Anouk who spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the history of Basel. She was very patient and only restarted her dialogue once everyone was back in the group after lagging behind taking photos, which was in the main, me.I would recommend this tour if you have a couple of hours to spare. A great opportunity to take photos too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from fwt_basel, Manager at Free Walking Tours Basel
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad that you have enjoyed the tour. And your photos look stunning too. Have a great day and maybe see you again some time. Free Walking Tours Basel
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Eleanor H wrote a review Dec 2019
Reading, United Kingdom6 contributions
We had chosen to do the downtown Basel tour on the 1st December. A representative from the company turned up and explained that unfortunately the tour wouldn’t take place because their guide had been in an accident. A few of us suggested that maybe he could step in and take us instead. Although we had rather put him on the spot, he said that he’d give it a go and actually did extremely well. We had a great informative tour and would like to thank our stand-in guide for doing such a good job.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from fwt_basel, Manager at Free Walking Tours Basel
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Hi there! We were also really happy that Ignacio was able to perform so well spontaneously!! :) Thank you for the review and we hope you had a lovely time in Basel. All the best Free Walking Tours Basel
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Betsy Donnelly wrote a review Dec 2019
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We showed up at Tinguely Fountain at 1pm yesterday along with about 20 other English speaking visitors. Our tour guide did not show up......but a company "messenger" did to let us know our guide had been in an accident and though all right, could not walk with us. So we asked if he would step in and be our guide. He happily did so. His name was Ignathew (spelling?) and his English was good and his information easily understood. He walked at a comfortable pace and everyone was able to keep up easily. He mixed little Basel anecdotes and stories into the historial aspect of the buildings and sites visited. We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend. Nice job Ignathew, the aspiring pianist! Thank you from Betsy and Greg
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from fwt_basel, Manager at Free Walking Tours Basel
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Hi Betsy and Greg Thank you so much for taking the time and write a review! We are also very glad that you enjoyed your time with Ignacio :) We will make sure to let him know your appreciation. Kind regards and all the best Free Walking Tours Basel
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