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Discover Basel in 2025 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 30 top-rated trips where you will explore Basel with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in Basel in are cruises, river cruises, biking, luxury, and wine tasting. Our Basel trips in 2025 range in price from $2,199 to $20,090 for trips of 5 to 18 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Basel trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,059
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$9,090
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$3,499
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$2,199
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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,399
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud and stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$2,599
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Bike along the Rhine
  • Tour the canals of Amsterdam
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day journey reveals the hidden treasures and magnificent gems of the Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Explore splendid cities and charming villages nestled between Basel and Amsterdam, home to timeless traditions that still remain intact.Enjoy daily excursions with a …
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Cruise the rivers of Germany
$6,790
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Jewels of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Visit Heidelberg Castle
  • Take a walk to Heidelberg
  • Ride a cable car in Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the ship inBasel, Switzerland. First to explore in the list is the Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands. Here, visit a Black Forest village or hikepassing under an idyllic canopy of evergreens. In Strasbourg, be amazed by the ornate beauty ofMaison Kammerzell …
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Cochem
$3,899
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Rhine & Moselle Splendors - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Explore historical Trier
  • Discover the Reichsburg Castle
  • Visit Rüdesheim on a gondola ride
  • Enjoy the beautiful Neckar Valley
Starts / Ends:
Luxembourg / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Begin your 8-day river cruise aboard the MS Amacertoalong two of Europe’s most alluring rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Step into the pages of a fairytale in Cochem and Strasbourg. Marvel at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, the only park in Europe that still retains its original …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$5,659
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The Enchanting Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amastella
  • Join a city tour of Zurich
  • Bike along Strasbourg
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
  • Visit the iconic Lion Monument
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonders of the Rhine River on this magnificent 8-day cruise. Start with a city tour of picturesque Zürich, followed by two nights in this magical city, then enjoy a scenic drive to Vitznau on Lake Lucerne for a second two-night stay. Board the MS Amastella andvisit Strasbourg in …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$6,179
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Koblenz at night
$9,090
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Wander Amsterdam’s canals
  • Cruise Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Admire Cologne's cathedral
  • Discover historic Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most charming towns of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Wander the winding canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s sky-scraping cathedral, explore Heidelberg Castle, relax in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit romantic Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, …
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Discover charming Heidelberg
$7,390
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Jewels of the Rhine

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Discover the charming Koblenz
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Discover the beauty of Strasbourg
  • Tour Heidelberg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an enchanting cruise along the beautiful and storied Rhine river. Begin your journey inAmsterdam, and stop atUNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral. Explore the town ofKoblenz and visit the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the German Corner.A wine tasting is …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Enjoy Amsterdam
  • Join a tour through Old Town
  • Hike through Rüdesheim
  • Tour Parc de l’Orangerie
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
Plus OBC
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$2,463
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Visit historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board your comfortable ship in Basel and set sail fromSwitzerland to France and Germany. With beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated, this is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$7,589
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

18 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy Cologne's local delights
  • Explore charming Koblenz
  • Discover scenic Cochem
  • Admire the famous Fraumünster Abbey
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be part of a real life fairytale as you explore the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 18-day adventure. Fall in love withthe dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
Plus OBC
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Cruise through Amsterdam
  • Tour Cologne, Germany
  • Visit Rüdesheim
  • Explore Strasbourg, France
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise on the MS Amacerto that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region.Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$2,349
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Frankfurt / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 5-day magical Rhine River Christmas cruise from Frankfurt, Germany, aboard the Avalon Panorama. Explore Heidelberg Castle, sail to Strasbourg's Christmas markets, and cruise to Breisach in Germany's Black Forest. Concluding in Basel, Switzerland, savor unforgettable holiday …
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