Basel offers a stunning medieval Old Town and glorious museums. See the beautiful Münster Cathedral and the Elisabethan Protestant Church built in 1857. Take a look at the ancient Gates built to protect the city and then head south to Lucerne. The trip will take about an hour and a half.
Lucerne lies across the lake from Altdorf, where according to legend William Tell shot the apple off his son's head. Enjoy the magnificent lake views as you head for the Chapel Bridge. This landmark of Lucerne is said to be the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. Take a walking tour over the bridge to see the Old Tower and pictures of 12th century city life and Swiss history.
Visit the Swiss Transport Museum which has a great collection of trains, automobiles, planes and motorcycles. You can also enjoy the model railroad with a miniature working steam train.
Art lovers must not miss the Rosengart Collection which has modern works as well as originals from iconic artists like Picasso, Cézanne, and Chagall.
Lunch must be at the Restaurant Old Swiss House. They are famous for their Schnitzel which is perfectly prepared at your table.
After lunch drive to Mount Pilatus. Park your van and take the world's steepest cogwheel railway to reach the top where you will be thrilled by stunning views of the town and the Alps.