Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit the magnificent Rhine Falls and pretty village of Stein am Rhein on this 5-hour trip from Zurich. With a guide, you'll travel through northern Switzerland’s rolling wine country to the falls, Europe’s largest. View the roaring waters from clifftop Laufen Castle, and, in summer, choose to ride a boat close up to the cascades. Afterward, take a guided stroll around medieval Stein am Rhein to admire its fresco-painted, half-timber houses and other historical highlights. You will meet in Central Zurich, but your tour includes also optional Zurich airport pickup and drop-off, ideal if you’re short on time.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide explaining about Switzerland's interesting history and culture. The journey takes you along the Grand Tour of Switzerland through picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages close to the German border.

Stop At: Rhine Falls, Rheinfallquai, Neuhausen am Rheinfall 8212 Switzerland

Reach the first highlight of this afternoon at splendid medieval Castle Laufen – the mighty Rhine Falls! Enjoy about one hour leisure time at Europe's biggest waterfalls and one of Switzerland's major tourist attractions! Delight unique views from the panoramic lift and see how an average of 700'000 liters of water per second plunge across a width of 150 meters into the basin below. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Take an optional boat ride (summer only, additional costs) close to the falls.
Enjoy an hour here to see an exhibition, admire panoramic views from the glass elevator, or walk to the viewpoints above and around the falls to thrill at their roar and power. The site also has a playground, shops and restaurants. Perhaps opt for a boat ride (Subject to availability and not included in price) to experience the crashing cascades close up.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Stein am Rhein, Stein am Rhein

Continue via Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress and passing through the beautiful countryside to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. On a guided stroll, you learn about the well-preserved old town with its many distinctive buildings. Most of these half-timbered houses are made of stone with delicate wooden windows and stun visitors with their exceptional frescoes. The most prominent of these houses is the White Eagle, whose fresco counts as the oldest preserved mural painting of the Renaissance in Switzerland.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

After some time at leisure, drive back in the evening to Zürich.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Walking tour at Stein am Rhein
  • Visit of Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride at Rhine Falls (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland


Departure Time

1:15 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours 15 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Vladimir S

13 Aug, 2020

We got a comfortable ride towards and around river Rhine. We have visited Rhine falls (with 3 boat rides in an hour!), and a medieval town Stein am Rhein, which lies the border with Germany. The tour guide explained us all interesting facts about those areas, and his guidance was excellent!
The only negative side is a requirement to wear a mask in the bus, but it was a general rule in whole Switzerland.

mccoral9

24 Feb, 2020

Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide combined with fantastic views! I highly recommend and would definitely go again.

Giulissa L

31 Jan, 2020

These waterfalls are a much see if you have the time while in switzerland and we took some amazing pictures while in Stein am Rhein which is a quiet small town. Driver/Guide was full of knowledge and a nice fellow.

Alice C

25 Dec, 2019

We were thankful that the rain had stopped when we arrived at the Rhein Falls, and what a spectacular view! The tour group was blessed with a gentle, calm and knowledgeable tour guide called Anna-Liese and we also had a very skillful driver. Thank you Anna-Liese for giving us the snippets of all the interesting stories and background of Stein am Rhein, it was a very interesting, educational and well-paced trip.

Negin N

24 Dec, 2019

Thank you for La Vacanza Travel! You never disappoint me! I will continue to book all my tours through you! The trip was organized and on time. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. The car was comfortable and had extra space.

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