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


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.

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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.

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

  • 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
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.


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


27 Jul, 2022

The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The trip was very organized and the bus was clean and comfortable.


21 Jul, 2022

Definitely worth the trip. Tour guide Monica was very good and gave a lot of information the whole trip. Felt a bit rushed though. Would have like a bit longer in Stein am Rhein as didnt have much time to wander on our own. Said trip should last 5 1/2 hours but we were back 45 mins early so could have had even another 30 mins there. We travelled in a minibus and this let us see things off the main road which was good.


20 Jul, 2022

Tour was great! The guide was very professional and friendly. Perfect to fit into a short visit to Zurich.


16 Jul, 2022

The bus to the Falls was a pleasant ride. The Falls were somewhat impressive, however, if you’ve ever been to Niagara Falls, this was nothing… kind of pricey and then you have to pay 10 Franc extra for the boat ride, this should be included in the price. The entry fee to the park is only 5 Franc if you went without a tour. So really this excursion is kind of pricey for what it is. The town is very cute. Not much shopping but there is good ice cream.


14 Jul, 2022

View of falls was gorgeous. Tour guide was nice. But, the bus was very hot (hot day, but could’ve cooled off before we got on). Also, when we missed part of our tour (our fault) we were just told no wo trying to accommodate. Needed to be a little less rigid of a tour imo.

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