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
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  • 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: 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.

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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


5 hours 15 minutes

User's Reviews


21 Mar, 2023

Prompt, professional, witty and informative!! Thank you Daniel (guide) and Francesco (driver) for a smooth, comfortable, informative and, in short an unforgettable day :). Meeting place is in a parking lot conveniently located and well marked with signs at the HB top (street level), sandwiched between the Starbucks and the "castle shaped" Swiss National museum. Organized sticker/roll call system has you in the bus in no time. Once seated Daniel begins the tour in a soothing, informative and professional pace that consistently keeps you informed while relaxed throughout the tour. Access and tips for the best experience at the waterfalls, proceeds the drive to SteinamRhine a STUNNING medieval town. Had the best "classic" hot chocolate at at the Italian "Gelateria/Cafe" about half way from the gate to the river on the right heading back to the gate. Waterfalls were more impressive than expected and overall experience was on point for cost and time. Thank you Daniel and Francesco for an unforgettable day. Highly recommended! Hope this helps :)


16 Mar, 2023

It was okay. The four stars is for the waterfall. Take a train and you will get the same experience and it will be cheaper. Because it was winter, Stein am Rhein was mostly closed. So take this tour between April and Sept. But again, take a train and save some money.

Neval A

14 Mar, 2023

It was such a great tour our guide Dainel was a funny n a kind guy. U should see the Stein am Rhein i even love the city more than falls:) also u should see the falls amazing. Thx for everything. If u visit Zurich u should ser Sten am Rhine n Rhine falls


13 Mar, 2023

The great commentary from our guide Daniel. He gave great detail of life in Switzerland from long ago to the present day


03 Mar, 2023

The tour was great! Totally worth your time. The transportation was very comfortable. The tour guide did a great job showing us around and gave really good explanations and facts about the places we visited. You will get some amazing photos at the tour.

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Fantastic waterfall


Water falls


Our first day in Zurich!


A lifetime experience


Peaceful place


Breathtaking views


Great 5 hours!


Nice half day trip from Zurich




Excellent trip to RhineFall


October at the Falls - 20 degree C Day


Great Experience!!


Good, highly recommend


Nice tour guide


Rhine Falls


Unforgettable journey!


Experience not to miss.


Great short trip!


Definitely Recommend


Perfect.Shall do again


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