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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  • Cancellable


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.

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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Depart central Zurich or Zurich airport by comfortable coach and journey into northern Switzerland close to the German border. As you travel, pass pretty farming villages and vineyards, and hear from your guide how this beautiful region is known for its wine production.

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

Arrive at 15th-century Laufen Castle, set on a clifftop facing the Rhine Falls, and take in the 450-foot (150-meter) wide and 75-foot (23-meter) high falls, Europe’s biggest. 

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

Pass By: Munotstieg 17 8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200 Switzerland

Enjoy some free time either here, or later, to refuel with a snack (own expense), and then drive by the 16th-century Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen, before continuing to Stein am Rhein, famous for its painted medieval houses.

Stop At: Oberstadt 3, Stein am Rhein 8260 Switzerland

Here, follow your guide on an hour-long walk around the cobbled Old Town to see the top landmarks, and admire the timber-frame townhouses with their stunning frescoes. Hear how most houses date to the Renaissance, and are built from stone inlaid with delicate wood windows.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Here, follow your guide on an hour-long walk around the cobbled Old Town to see the top landmarks, and admire the timber-frame townhouses with their stunning frescoes. Hear how most houses date to the Renaissance, and are built from stone inlaid with delicate wood windows.

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

  • 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
  • If you would like to be picked up and/or drop off at the airport, please notify supplier at least or up to 24 hours before departure
  • 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

1: Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
2: Zurich Airport, 8302 Kloten, 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.


5 hours 15 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours 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.


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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