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 landscape 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

After some time at leisure, drive back in the evening to Zürich.

Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Walking tour at Stein am Rhein
  • Visit of Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional Boat ride (CHF 10/adult, CHF 5/child, payable in cash, April-Oct, subject to availability)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Departure Point

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

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

denisevQ4503PA

08 Jun, 2022

The falls were amazing. We took the additional boat trip to the foot of the falls and that was incredible. The town of Stein am Rhein wwas lovely. It was so peaceful and there was so much history. It was a lovely place to visit, with shops, beauty, and history. Our guide was very proud of all her country had to offer and shared so much information on the bus as well as at the locations. It was a great trip.

Denise_V

08 Jun, 2022

The Rhine Falls are amazing. We went on the additional boat ride to the foot of the falls and that was even more incredible. The walk back up was very challenging but well worth the trip. The visit to Stein am Rheim was lovely. It was a quaint small town with lots of history, shops, and natural beauty. The trip was longer than I expected, but we saw so much of the beautiful countryside.

Fred_G

31 May, 2022

Well coordinated tour. I would recommend mentioning in the tour discription the amount of stairs involved For the boat ride.

igors_g

24 May, 2022

Both locations are beautiful, though the time is very much limited. Don't expect to have time for lunch, better to get some snacks/drinks to have on the go. Otherwise, very nice tour. Thanks to our guide and organizers!

Brian_N

23 May, 2022

Amazing feature of nature. Professional tour guide. Good information about feature in particular and northern Switzerland in general. Good value

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