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Vista from Basel 2024

VistaEmbark on a European river cruise from Basel and discover the history, architecture, art, and culture of Switzerland onboard Vista from Avalon Waterways. River cruising onboard Vista is the ideal way to see this part of Europe and you can see a selection of these river cruises from Basel. Basel is the base for an exciting range of Vista river cruises providing a best of when it comes to all the sights and experiences the region has to offer, with the intimidation-lowering factor of your own semi-private guide.

Avalon Waterways

Browse the best European river cruise itinerary in 2024 onboard one of ships from Avalon Waterways fleet. Each of the 23 ships within Avalon Waterways takes care of just about everything. The Avalon Waterways fleet features an intimate dining room, daily shore excursions, and a small fitness center and hair salon. Avalon Waterways' modern suite ships are equipped with Avalon's signature wall-to-wall glass that retracts to create a true open-air balcony, transforming staterooms into a giant veranda. The "Local Favorites" program includes activities such as food and wine tastings, demonstrations by local artisans, and local guides to give you an insider's perspective on each destination.

Basel

Basel, nestled on the Rhine river, is Switzerland's third-largest town and, partly because of its proximity to France and Germany, has a strong sense of its own identity. Historic landmarks of the city include the large market square with its richly decorated red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The city of culture, for connoisseurs, has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and famous traditional Basel honey cake.

River cruise from Basel with Vista 2024