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Author: joyceeric

Joined: 4/13/2011
Posts: 1
Traveler Since: 2000

June 02, 2011

We're going on the Romance of the Rhine and Mosel in 2 weeks and we start in Basel.  Wondering if anyone has experience there going into the city from the ship dock.  We have 1/2 day when we arrive and want to see something of the city.  Is there public transport available or is a taxi the way to go?

Author: piercove

Joined: 6/11/2010
Posts: 23
Traveler Since: 2003

June 03, 2011

 We arrived in Basel two years ago on a Grand Circle Cruise and needed to get to the train station to continue some travel on our own.  The ship called a taxi for us,which cost about 50 Swiss francs, and was the best solution for taking all our baggage.  There is a tram stop within walking distance of the dock, but it is a bit uphill and was the equivalent of several city blocks.  GCT used the tram for its sightseeing excursion into Basel.  If you take a taxi to the ship, be sure you have very explicit directions since the docking location is pretty obscure.  FYI, there is a good luggage locker system at the main train station if you need to get rid of your luggage while sightseeing.  I can't offer you any suggestions if you are arriving at the Basel airport--we used Zurich, which has many more flights.

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