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Basel Zoo Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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Basel Zoo featuring marine life, zoo animals and cuddly or friendly animals

Spend hours walking around one of the country’s most impressive zoos .Marvel at the thousands of animals roaming around their large enclosures.

Basel Zoo is an enormous home for animals with an aquarium, a birdhouse and many vast expanses of vegetation where exotic beasts roam. The zoo’s philosophy is to keep the animals happy in large spaces resembling their natural habitats. Look for the 650 different species in Switzerland’s oldest animal park, which dates back to 1874.

The zoo is an ideal site for a long walk in the sunshine due to its large size and picturesque setting. Take a tour of the zoo with a zookeeper who will explain the biology and context of each animal.

Watch some of the fearsome beasts in the Etosha section, which is named after a national park in Namibia. Here, you will find lions, cheetahs, meerkats and other natural predators. Learn about the animals’ habits and habitats from exhibits and plaques. Go to the Africa area to see some of the continent’s most remarkable animals, including hippos, zebras and ostriches, living together.

Take a look at your closest non-human relatives in The Ape House, where gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans play and swing on ropes. Watch tiny spider monkeys and white-faced sakis on the rooftop section. Take the kids to the small playground near the enclosure.

In the children’s zoo, kids can pet animals and watch penguins waddling in a large garden. Wander through the scenic Vivarium to see lizards, snakes and bizarre fish. Have lunch at one of several restaurants and cafés dotted around the park.

Basel Zoo plays such an important role in the city’s culture that locals have given it an affectionate nickname, “Zolli.”

The site opens daily from morning until late afternoon. There is a fee for adults, with discounts for under 25s, children and seniors. You can also purchase annual passes and group tickets.

Find the entrance to Basel Zoo in the downtown area of Steinen, although its grounds extend as far as the city’s southern border with Binningen. It is a short walk from Basel SBB Railway Station and many tram and bus stops.

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Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hyperion Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
The price is CA $159 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Basel City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Messeturm Basel and Congress Center Basel. Basel Zoo and St. Jakobshalle are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (943 reviews)
"Our room at the 11th floor had a perfect view. Parking in the Mess Parking costs € 30 a day. We had no breakfast included. To me is € 30 per person very expensive."

Reviewed on Jul. 7, 2021

Hyperion Hotel Basel
Der Teufelhof Basel
Der Teufelhof Basel
3 out of 5
Leonhardsgraben 47-49, Basel, BS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $200 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Basel City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music Museum, Basel Zoo, and Congress Center Basel. St. Jakobshalle is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (595 reviews)
"The descriptions of the rooms were oversold compared to what we experienced. The staff was kind and helpful with the little interaction we did have."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

Der Teufelhof Basel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
Fully refundable
The price is CA $212 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Basel City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basel Historical Museum and Basel Zoo. Congress Center Basel and St. Jakobshalle are also ...
4/5Very Good! (72 reviews)
"Het beste bed ooit"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
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ibis budget Basel City
ibis budget Basel City
1.5 out of 5
Grosspeterstrasse 12, Basel
The price is CA $90 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 20
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Hyperion Hotel Basel
Hyperion Hotel Basel
4 out of 5
Messeplatz 12, Basel, BS
The price is CA $159 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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Der Teufelhof Basel
Der Teufelhof Basel
3 out of 5
Leonhardsgraben 47-49, Basel, BS
The price is CA $200 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel
4 out of 5
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, BS
The price is CA $212 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel, BS
The price is CA $199 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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The Passage
The Passage
4 out of 5
Steinengraben 51, Basel, BS
The price is CA $189 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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ibis Basel Bahnhof
ibis Basel Bahnhof
2 out of 5
Margarethenstrasse 33-35, Basel, BS
The price is CA $118 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
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ART HOUSE Basel - Member of Design Hotels
ART HOUSE Basel - Member of Design Hotels
4 out of 5
Steinenvorstadt 42, Basel, 614817472
The price is CA $234 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!
Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!
4 out of 5
Münzgasse 12, Basel, BS
The price is CA $196 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.