Tour Duration: 4 Hours  (approx.)

Basel’s Cheese, Wine, and Vineyard Visit

During this sumptuous three-part exploration, indulge in Swiss culture, historical heritage, and local delicacy. Beginning in the cultural capital of Switzerland, Basel, a knowledgeable tour guide will unveil the city’s extraordinary history, enabling you to encounter astonishing heritage sites like the Basel Minster and the birthplace of pharmacology.

The tour will continue with a delightful cheese-tasting experience, where various local AOP cheeses can be savored, alongside an exclusive insight into the extensive processes that go into crafting each cheese. A scenic tram ride will send you to Riehen, where idyllic family-owned vineyards and a decadent wine-tasting experience await. Upon sampling various wines, the knowledgeable owners of the winery will share the intricate art of winemaking, revealing the fascinating processes that deliver mouthwatering flavors in your glass.

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What’s Included in your Basel's Cheese, Wine, and Vineyard Visit:

  • Private local guide
  • Cheese tasting
  • Wine Tasting and Vineyard Visit
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Basel's Cheese, Wine, and Vineyard Visit Info:

  • Explore the historical old town of Basel
  • Taste a variety of Swiss cheeses
  • Discover  the Swiss wine and cheese culture
  • Visit a local winery of Basel

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

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Basel's Cheese, Wine, and Vineyard Visit Info

The three-part Swiss adventure will begin in the charming city of Basel, which lies Northwest of Switzerland on the indigo-blue Rhine River. The entire tour will be led by a knowledgeable guide who will share exclusive facts about Basel’s extensive medieval history while leading you through remarkably preserved buildings from the Middle Ages. Several historical landmarks will be encountered throughout the exploration of Basel, such as the city’s 500-year-old Town Hall, known as ‘Roothus’, the birthplace of pharmacology, and the Romanesque Basel Minster which features two gothic-style towers known as Georgsturm and Martinsturm. Aside from delving into Basel’s history, you’ll also discover the destination’s vibrant cultural side. The city is famed for its diverse array of museums that can be visited, including Kunstmuseum, which is the biggest museum of art in Switzerland, and Foundation Beyeler, the Basel Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
After Basel’s historical and cultural exploration, the tour will continue with a deluxe cheese-tasting experience. Several delicious samples of authentic AOP Swiss cheeses will be offered. A master cheese ager and sommelier will offer exclusive insight behind the scenes of cheese-making, enlightening you about the meticulous curdling techniques and aging processes that create each strain. There will also be an exploration of Switzerland’s rich cheese-making heritage, which spans thousands of years and dates back to the 12th century. From tales of monks storing vast volumes of cheese for travelers and pilgrims during the 11th century to the fascinating origins of world-renowned strains, a multitude of riveting stories and facts will entertain you while you enjoy the finest cheese Switzerland has to offer.
 
After indulging in an assortment of Swiss cheese, a scenic tram journey through Basel’s wine region will journey you to Riehen, where a family-owned winery awaits your arrival. A leisurely stroll through the verdant vineyards and wine cellars can be enjoyed before further treating your pallet with four decadent wines of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc origins, courtesy of the vineyard’s hospitable owners. Beyond savoring different wines, you will also be enlightened by the winery’s honest crafts and minimal technology that combine to deliver deeply aromatic wines.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

YOUR VOUCHER AND DEPARTURE POINT

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver at the departure point. The location of the departure point has to be advised at the time of booking. We can not be held responsible for clients late for their transfer.

Availability

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Confirmation

Private Day Trip, Small Group Day Trip, or Packed Multi-Day Trip is confirmed and reserved once both parties agree in writing or over the telephone and is subject to the booking and cancellation policy. When full payment is received the final confirmation document will be sent.

Important

We request that you carefully check your voucher’s dates and contact information and contact us immediately if these are incorrect.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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