Epic Europe



Dating back to 1681, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel is one of Europe’s oldest hotel properties. Overlooking the banks of the river Rhein, the hotel was ideally positioned on a major trade route. One of its earliest illustrious guests is believed to have been Napoléon Bonaparte, who held a business lunch when he met here with the authority of Basel to discuss French-Swiss relations in 1798. Today's guests are less interested in trade routes, but the hotel's riverfront rooms remain much-coveted, especially during the annual Art Basel, when guests book up to one year in advance. World travelers know that this scenic Swiss town is beloved year-round and famous for its art, architecture, and cultural highlights.



"Cheval Blanc" (2 Michelin stars, 18 pointsGault Millau), Mediteranean haute cuisine and rare vintages, served in the historic dining room, or on the terrae overlooking the Rhine.


"Brasserie" (14 points Gault Millau), French and Swiss specialties, a favorite lunch destination of locals and business men alike.


"Chez Donati", Northern Italian dishes from the Piedmont region, seasonal ingreditents and an extensive Italian wine list.


"Bar Les Trois Rois", the renowned meeting place for Art Basel, the Trois Rois Bar welcomes guests on the terrace in summer and by the wood fire in the winter, award winning mixologist.


WELLNESS: Small fitness center and in-room massage available on request.


LOCATION: Set in the center of the old town on the banks of the Rhine River, the Trois Rois is easy walking distance to historic Basel, and its unique collection of shops, boutiques, breweries and restaurants.



  • Basel’s only true luxury 5* hotel
  • Gourmet Restaurant Cheval Blanc: 2 Michelin stars, 18 Gault Millau points
  • Les Trois Rois Suite: 250m2, 2 bedrooms with a rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking Basel's Old City and the Rhine
  • Owner has decorated the newly renovated hotel with priceless pieces of art from his families personal collection
  • Suite Napoléon: Artistic paintings and ceiling and wall stuccos transport you back to the Napoleonic era – painted relief medallions and gold-plated ornamentation
  • January 2011: Gault Millau named Peter Knogl #1 Chef of the year
  • Lavish Sunday Brunch at the Brasserie
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois 5*


Destination: basel
Experience options in: Basel


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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