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 (optional). 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 and the duration of the tour is 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 landscapes 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

Drive back to Zurich in the evening, where the tour ends.

Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Guided village walk in Stein am Rhein
  • Visit of Rhine Falls, Laufen Castle, Historama
  • Carbon offset through myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Optional boat ride: CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child (subject to availability, to be paid on site)
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

01:15 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

taleb_d

24 Jan, 2023

great tour but is a bit better to do in summer time as u can get a boat ride to the falls , wonderful tour guide was so friendly and so helpful with plenty of information to give

Lynne_D

22 Jan, 2023

Lovely tour guide - Patrick. Waterfall is stunning! Stein am Rhein was a lovely village but mostly shut due to winter so we had too long there. I do not blame tour though as they didn't expect that.

Alejandra M

06 Jan, 2023

Today we had a absolutely wonderful amazing day with Peter and the bus driver He was amazing I totally the water falls and the old town was beautiful we totally recommend them 🥰

Rosa_A

02 Jan, 2023

The Rhein Falls were a very pretty sight. The little town of Stein am Rhein was totally worth exploring. We had a delicious raclette burger from a food truck there. The guide (Andy) was very informative and the ride on the van was comfortable.

Greta_M

24 Dec, 2022

The tour guide was excellent and shared so many cool stories on the way. Rheinfall was spectacular even though the weather wasn’t great.

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