Old town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral on the Rhine river, Switzerland

Revered for the spectacular beauty of its magnificent alpine scenery, the cleanliness, efficiency and charm of its towns and cities, and the friendliness of its welcoming, hospitable people, Switzerland – ranked highly on the list of the best places on earth to live – is simply one of Europe’s most mesmerising and unique countries.

Take a Fred. Olsen river cruise departing from, or ending in, beautiful Basel and you can enjoy a memorable taste of the Swiss lifestyle. On selected itineraries you have the chance to discover the eclectic sights and attractions of Switzerland’s ‘cultural capital’, such as the centuries-old buildings and monuments of the medieval Old Town; the country’s oldest and largest zoo; around 40 fascinating museums – the most of any Swiss city – and much more, with time to explore before you set sail.

The journey in to, or out of, Basel via the stunning River Rhine is an unforgettable experience in itself, with views of the city’s riverside architecture and gorgeous unspoilt scenery to soak-up from the decks of our smaller-sized river boat, Brabant.

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