Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich | La Vacanza Travel

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
  • Not-Cancellable


Visit the magnificent Rhine Falls and the 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-timbered houses and other historical highlights. The tour duration is ideal if you’re short on time.

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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: Oberstadt 3, Stein am Rhein 8260 Switzerland

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.

  • 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-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls

  • Food and drinks
  • Optional boat ride: CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child (subject to availability, to be paid on site)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional boat ride: CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child (subject to availability, to be paid on site)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The boat ride is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility and strollers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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.


5 hours 15 minutes

User's Reviews

Elizabeth O

25 May, 2024

Let me start with - this tour is well worth it & recommend The tour is busy Have cash to pay for boat ride tickets Be prepared to be time limited to squeeze it all in to half a day. The falls are very popular and a lot of people to navigate and shiffle through. Our guide was pushy for all the right reasons to ensure attendees got the best out of the tour.


24 May, 2024

Such a fun trip at the falls and walking around the mid evil town. We could have done this solo but would have missed too much not knowing all there was to do.


22 May, 2024

This tour was pretty good. With a larger group, we were a bit rushed because one large family was running late which is a chance you take with larger tours. The falls were nice and the quick boat ride was like a mini Niagara Falls experience. Stein Am Rein was very pretty. We were lucky that few people were there because it was a rainy day, but many shops were closed. The tour guide explained what to expect and was sure to point out restrooms along the way.


21 May, 2024

The tour was very good. The optional boat tour was good. Martin, the guide, was pleasant, informative and helpful.


20 May, 2024

My 2nd time visiting the falls, this time with my wife and friend. Perfect creation of God. Amazing splendor. Cheers to La Vacanza Travel for a great booking and tour

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