Hotels near Port of Basel River Cruise Ship Terminal

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Hotel Deals in Basel

Basel benefits from a unique location in the northwestern corner of Switzerland, in what is called the “Dreiländereck”, i.e. the point where France, Germany, and Switzerland meet. This obviously makes it a perfect hub for transportation, and especially river boat trips.

With the Rhine flowing through the city, the cruise port terminal attracts numerous travelers wishing to explore the country and its European neighbors along the river.

Basel

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Basel is pretty much divided into two main areas, separated by the Rhine, which are Grossbasel (or Great Basel), the historic medieval town on the south bank, and Kleinbasel (or Little Basel), situated north of the river, and where the nightlife action happens.

Knowing that both areas are easily accessible from the cruise port terminal, the SBB train station, and the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport, you can choose among hotels based on your budget, available deals, and personal preference. Also, keep in mind that the bus and tram network is excellent, as could be expected from public transport in Switzerland. This means you will be able to travel between the port terminal and the wide majority of hotels quickly and easily.

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Basel Hotel Rochat
Hotel Rochat
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Budget friendly accommodation in the old town of Basel Switzerland.

Basel Hotel Spalentor
Hotel Spalentor
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4 star property located not far from the Old town, opposite the Botanic Gardens.

Basel Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
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Luxury historic 5 star place to stay on the banks of the Rhine River.

Basel River Cruise Port in Switzerland

Ships dock at three different piers ; St. Johannspark , Dreiländereck or Klybeckquai

  • River Cruise Docks

    Many ships are docked at St. Johannspark (Sankt Johann, 4056 Basel) or near the Dreirosenbrücke, or Three Roses Bridge, and in close proximity to the airport, as well as the train station, and hotels. Main operator is Viking Cruises. Most vessels from Avalon Waterways dock at Klybeckdock, located along the Uferstrasse.

    Basel is an excellent base to discover the wonders of Europe, especially if you manage to find deals on your cruise and accommodation. Many operators will end their river voyage in the port of Amsterdam where you can find plenty of hotels nearby as well.

  • Planning a journey to Switerland

    Finding deals when planning a journey through Europe via its most famous river requires patience and flexibility.

    Looking for cheap deals is always a good idea, especially when you are looking for hotels in Basel. Another way to make the most of your cruise at the best price is to have a look at the offers provided by the company you are traveling with.

    Most of them have seasonal deals that can be really advantageous and are worth considering. These could take the form of free air credit, discounts, or waiving of the dreaded single supplement for people traveling on their own.

    Once you arrive in Basel and settle near the river cruise port terminal or in the city center, whether it is as part of an early-arrival package or during the planned trip, you will also be able to save money and keep in budget thanks to various perks included in your itinerary.

    Firstly, food and beverages are usually part of your package, which means you will enjoy delicious meals without spending an extra dollar.
    Transportation to and from the airport, as well as for group activities are also taken care of most of the time, which once again helps you respect your budget and spend money on shopping deals or souvenirs instead. Plane tickets to Switzerland may even be included, making your whole journey hassle-free and relaxing.

    Stay in some of the best hotels in Switzerland and other countries on the itinerary, usually close to the port terminal.

  • Nearest Airport

    Airport serving the city is Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, located about 20 minutes away from the city centre hotels and river cruise docks.

  • Some Cruise Facts

    Train Stations

    The city is served by 2 railway stations : Basel SBB and the Basel Badischer Bahnhof, and is well connected with other Swiss cities such as Bern, Zurich and Geneve.

    Among international trains arriving in the city are coming from Paris in France, Brussels in Belgium and Milan in Italy.

    Language

    Switzerland has four official languages, but the most common language spoken in Basel is Swiss German. Many people speak English as well.

    Currency

    Switzerland’s official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF).

    Tourist Information

    office : Aeschenvorstadt 36, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    web : Basel.com

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