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Classic-Tour Basel "Old Town"

Our guides show you their city. Come with us on an interesting and unforgettable tour of the picturesque old town of Basel with the innovative Segway!

Our route takes us from the Messeplatz to Kleinbasel, which lies on the left bank of the Rhine. Originally founded as a city in the early 13th Century, Kleinbasel had close economic ties to Grossbasel but the two areas were not officially merged until 1392. We cross the Rhine over the Middle Bridge, which is built entirely of stone and is an important part of Basel’s history. It is the oldest existing means of passage over the Rhine between Lake Constance and the North Sea and since the 14th Century, has been an integral part of bringing economic success to the city.

After crossing the Middle Bridge we reach the left Rhine area of Basel. We continue alongside the beautiful Rhine with its impressive scenery as backdrop, to St Johanns-Tor, one of three former city gates that still stands within the old city walls.

Our return path takes us to the Spalentor, the university grounds and the botanical gardens. The historic and awe-inspiring Rathaus stands on the bustling Marktplatz. Today it is still the seat of government of the Canton and City of Basel. As our last stop in the old town, we drive to Barfüsserplatz with the famous Tinguely Fountain and on to take in the sight of the imposing Münster. We return over the Middle Bridge to Kleinbasel and drive past the Municipal Orphanage, which at one time was the last established monastery in Basel. Our 2.5 hour tour ends at our starting point, the Messeplatz.


Our Service

Tours are accompanied by experienced and friendly Segway Citytour Guides

Small groups with a maximum of 6 participants per guide

Picture Service: Our Citytour guides take pictures with your camera if desired

Introduction to the vehicle, comprehensive safety instructions as well as driving training for safe handling

Helmet and high visibility vest

Interesting facts about the destination

Refund of 50% when cancelling after safety instructions

Environmentally friendly city tour with electric vehicles without traffic noise


Conditions of participation

Please note the Segway PT is classified as a small motorbike in Switzerland. No driver’s license is required from 16 years.

A driver’s license of the category M (motorbike) is required for participants between 14 and 16 years.

There is a minimum weight of 45 kg and a maximum weight of 120 kg for each participant.

Previous consumption of alcohol, drugs or strong medication is not allowed. If one or more rules are ignored participants can be excluded from the tour.

This tour takes place with a minimum number of 2 participants.

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Duration: 2.5 hours incl. driving and safety training

Start and Ending Point: Entrance of Swissotel le Plaza, Messeplatz 25, Basel


Extra Info

The tours are held in German. If you would like an English or French speaking guide, please contact us directly. We would love to create an individual offer for you.

Please choose your clothing according to the weather conditions.

Closed shoes

Segway Citytours only take place in good weather conditions. Therefore we can not guarantee that a booked tour will take place on set dates/times. If a tour is cancelled due to weather related and/or safety aspects, participants will be rebooked.




  1. Swissotel Le Plaza