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Basel is a popular embarkation point for cruises on the Rhine. From May to mid-October, Basler Personenschiffahrt, Schifflände (tel. 061/639-95-00; www.baslerpersonenschifffahrt.ch), conducts cruises to Rheinfelden. Ships leave Monday to Saturday at 1:45pm and on Sunday at 9:15am. A one-way ticket costs 35F, or 58F round-trip; children travel for half-price. Evening cruises are often conducted, costing 55F to 80F, depending on the cruise. The theme of the night cruise changes daily -- a fondue cruise, a captain's dinner, a Gypsy evening. Check with the tourist office or with Basler Personenschiffahrt for last-minute changes in these schedules.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.