Lucerne to Basel

This morning, we were reunited with our guide Rebecca along with a driver for our transfer to Basel. The drive between the cities was two hours, but we broke it up with a stop for wine tasting at a small winery in a town called Semach. We were greeted by Peat, the president of the vineyard. He first showed us the Church of Mary that was located on site, then hosted an intimate tasting at the edge of the vineyard. It was very nice to have this diversion in our day that showed us another side of the region.


We continued on to Basel and checked into our hotel The Grand Les Trois Rios. Then, Rebecca led us on another lovely walking tour to get us acquainted with the city.


After our walk, our group (now of 10) met in the hotel lobby. After cocktails, we walked 20 minutes to a restaurant recommended by the concierge. If you’re in an unfamiliar place and not sure where to go, this is a great (and often underutilized) source of information.

After an enjoyable meal, we decided to take the tram back to the hotel and settled in for a restful night. We really enjoyed our stay at Les Trois Rios. The staff was warm and welcoming, the rooms were charming with river views, and the location was absolutely perfect! All in all, it felt like home away from home.