Swiss Basel & Colmar in France on a Day Trip from Zurich


  • Welcome to Swiss Basel & Colmar in France on a day trip from Zurich operated by AlpExcursion.
  • Exclusive tour to explore two neighbouring countries in one day trip.
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Zurich.
  • A sightseeing tour of the splendid Basel, especially in the Old Town.
  • An optional boat trip opportunity on the Rhine River.
  • Continue your joyful day to the most beautiful French town of Colmar.

Full description

AlpExcursion invites all the tourists who are landing in Zurich or even in the Swiss cultural capital of Basel to take part in this private experience.


An exploration of two neighbouring countries on a one-day excursion. It starts when you will be greeted by the multilingual driver-guide at the reception of your Zurich hotel to sit in the luxurious vehicle heading to Basel City.


Basel is proudly nestled on the banks of Rhine River, known as the cultural capital of Switzerland which is purely reflected through the forty museums existing here. Besides, Basel hosts the world’s premier art exhibition annually called "Art Basel".


Best way to get closer knowledge to Basel’s history is starting the stroll within the streets of its old town. In the central part, the famous Town Hall is located (Rathaus) a red sandstone building with its richly decorated inner courtyard.


Basel Cathedral is one of Basel's main landmarks. The visit must include a magnificent gaze out across the city just from the Pfalz, a terrace overlooking the Rhine river.


A boat trip on the Rhine River is worthy during any season through the most charming specifics of this beautiful city.


Otherwise, a mouth-watering Basler Läckerli is well deserved, the traditional honey cookies of Basel at "Läckerli Huus".


After the exciting discovery of Basel, it will be the time to cross the Swiss border to the neighbouring fairy-tale Colmar in France.


The colourful town will greet you with its well-survived half-timbered buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries and flower-lined canals. This small city is showcasing the lifestyle of the whole Alsace Region.


You will visit the Quai de Poissoniers area known as Petit Venice. Colmar’s Little Venice is where you will witness that picture-perfect row of half-timbered houses dyed in shades of pink, blue and yellow.


Also, Adolf house is on the list, it is considered as the oldest one in Colmar. Pfister house with design dates back to the Middle Ages and facade paintings displaying the emperors of the 16th century.


At dusk, you will be amazed by the originality of the lighting system of Colmar. The fabulous day full of amazing memories will be concluded by a comfortable transfer back to the initial meeting point in Zurich.


All transfers by private vehicle

Hotel pick-up & drop off


Boat tickets

  • 3 Reviews
  • About this excursion
  • 8 hours
  • Driver-guide / guide
  • Pick-up / Drop-off included
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours
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