EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS IN BASEL
Discover the city that stands at the point where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. See the lovely Middle Bridge, the Basel Cathedral and the winding cobbled streets lined with medieval houses and colorful fountains. Explore the many museums and art galleries, or take a day trip to Lucerne.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights in Basel: Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel (or similar)
- 2 breakfasts
- Guided Walking Tour
- Services of a Viking host
- Hotel & ship transfers
Day 1 | Basel
Transfer to the First-Class Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel (or similar), located a short walk from the banks of the Rhine River and Basel’s Old Town. Take a guided walking tour through this historic city, visiting the Marktplatz, or Market Square, watched over by the ornate spires of the Town Hall, or Rathaus. The open air market here is open daily, except Sundays, and is stocked with all manner of vegetables, fruits and flowers. You might find a favored local sweet treat here, Basler Läckerli cookies. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own, perhaps at the Barfüsser Church and its Basel Historical Museum. A Viking host is available to help you plan your time in Basel so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Basel
Your day is free to explore this lovely riverside city, one of Switzerland’s most important cultural centers. Perhaps you’ll stroll the scenic, tree-lined pathways of the Rhine promenade in Kleinbasel. Or cross the river via a traditional Rhine ferry, a motorless craft that uses the river’s current and a pulley system to convey passengers between banks. Or take a day trip to Lucerne, only an hour’s journey by train. (B)
Day 3 | Basel
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.