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A stylish Swiss Rhine-side city
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Join us in a city where Swiss, French and German traditions meet. Enjoy all the colour of the country's prettiest festive markets, and journey into the beautiful backdrop for the stories of the Brothers Grimm - a rolling forest landscape dotted with ancient villages.
Fly to Basel, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your flight time you may then like to venture into this prosperous, cultured city and perhaps explore its wonderful Christmas markets, situated on cafe-lined Barfusserplatz, and historic Munsterplatz, in the shadow of the magnificent cathedral.
Today you'll cross into Germany and discover the scenic countryside of the Black Forest. Follow the tiny waterways of the bachle (miniature canals that once supplied the city's water) along the cobbled streets of Freiberg, see the city's historic squares and great sandstone cathedral, and perhaps enjoy lunch in a cheerful weinstube (tavern). You'll also visit Triberg, a traditional centre of wood carving and cuckoo-clock making.
Rest and relax in Basel, today. Pay another visit to the Christmas markets, wander the cloisters of the cathedral or climb to its terrace, which offers stupendous views across the Rhine to the Black Forest beyond.
Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Strasbourg. Here 'Europe's oldest Christmas market' is held in the shadow of the city's magnificent cathedral. Browse the stalls, or head into the Petite France quarter to explore its ancient canals, covered bridges, cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings.
Bid farewell to Basel and return to the airport to board your flight back to the UK.