Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Marvel at the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel to Northern Switzerland, a beautiful wine growing region with charming farming villages and scenic landscape near the German border. Admire the medieval Laufen Castle before reaching majestic Rhine Falls. Enjoy a full hour to admire and capture photos of the powerful falls, and in summer, take a thrilling boat ride to get a closer look at them (optional, summer only, subject to availability). The duration of this excursion make this scenic tour easy to squeeze into a tight schedule.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

After pickup from Central Zurich (Sihlquai Coach Terminal), drive through the picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval Castle Laufen!

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

Enjoy approx. one hour of leisure time at the mighty Rhine Falls, one of Switzerland's major attractions. Delight in unique views of Europe's biggest waterfalls 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. A beautiful, short stroll on the Belvedere panoramic trail takes 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) close to the falls. Visit the Historama at the patriarchal castle to learn more about the interesting history of this unique place.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

The return journey passes by the picturesque town of Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress from the 16th century. The way then continues for a short stretch through Germany before you arrive back in the city centre of Zürich.

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

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Optional boat ride (CHF 10/adult, CHF 5/child, payable in cash on spot, subject to availability)
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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

08:45 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours 45 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Katherine_G

30 Oct, 2022

It was very easy to walk to and from the meeting place from our downtown hotel. The bus was very clean and well appointed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke three languages- accommodating all language preferences in board. The ride was very scenic. The site of Rhine Falls was beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The castle at the head of the falls was also very interesting. The only criticism I can give is that the amount of time at the falls was not enough. By the time we got back from the boat ride we only had 20 minutes to explore the grounds and shops before having to get back on the bus. The time spent at the falls should definitely be longer.

TCK_S

04 Oct, 2022

Very nice experience. Travel by bus was good and the tour guide was excellent and very kind. Waterfalls, scenery, boat ride were great.

Sharon_M

12 Aug, 2022

This tour offers a way to get to the falls from Zurich with a commentary along the way. We had ample time at the falls for pictures since we chose not to do the boat tour. You can get very close to the falls for pictures without doing the boat tour and since we have done the boat at Niagara Falls this would be underwhelming. The tour guide spent a lot of time upselling the boat and the directions he was giving us at the falls couldn't be heard if you weren't next to him.

Ally_F

19 Jun, 2022

Our guide Vladimir was great! Extremely knowledgeable. The group didn’t spend much time waiting in line and the falls were beautiful. Lots of steps but the water makes it feel cool on a warm day. The optional boat ride is also inexpensive and worth the views!

Ayodele_A

19 Jun, 2022

Great tour with a very knowledgable tour guide. Taking the boat into the falls was the highlight of the tour.

User's Picture Gallery

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Rhine Falls from above

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Village on the way to Rhine Falls

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View of the falls

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Rhine Falls, High Water, flow rate est. 900 m/sec, June.2016

Rhine Falls, High Water, flow rate est. 900 m/sec, June.2016

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Rhine Falls

Gushing Water

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The German-Swiss border

The German-Swiss border

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The closest you can get to the Rhine Falls!

The closest you can get to the Rhine Falls! It's almost as if that gush of water is coming towards you.. exciting!

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The Old own of Zurich

Some of the old houses in the 'Old own' of Zurich

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Our tour guide and the bus

Our tour guide and the bus

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Day at Rhine Falls

View from carpark toward Rhine Falls

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The Falls

The falls from the carpark, overlooking the jetty and resteraunt.

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Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

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At rhine falls................amazing

close to the falls.....................

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