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: 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)
  • 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


25 Sep, 2023

This trip has stunning scenery and the tour guide is incredibly knowledgable. Driver is great also Thank you La Vacanza Travel.


25 Sep, 2023

Being in the fall was amazing! Amazing sunny day!!!, But I think tour is too short…I felt hurried to be on time all the time…Our lady tour guide was amazing! But I felt her worried all the time! It would be nice a longer tour!


23 Sep, 2023

We loved this half day trip!! It didn’t eat up the whole day which was nice. We still had the morning and then a nice dinner afterwards. We really enjoyed the Rhine Falls! They were truly spectacular. We had to pay our tour guide an additional €11 per person to ride the boat but it was well worth it! Views were great!! We had good weather so we just felt some mist when we got close to the falls. Then it was only a 30 min bus ride further to Stein am Rhein afterwards. This city had all the charm!! It was a small enough city to walk around for an hour. We had a glass of wine and gelato as we walked through the town square. This was one of my favorite trips! We highly recommend it!


22 Sep, 2023

Great way to see the Falls close up without having to wait in the long lines. Bus had great AC and we didn't have to worry about driving and could enjoy the scenery and history given by our guide. Stein am Rhein was the cutest town ever. So beautiful!


22 Sep, 2023

Falls and Village visit makes a memorable afternoon. Well organised tour and pace was fine. Whilst it was meant to be English speaking, unfortunately a group from Spain requested translation in Spanish. Great effort by the guide, but unfortunately does reduce commentary time.

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