Tour code: 2460FOREST
Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. You’ll cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you’ll visit the locally renowned Drubb watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.


  • Day trip to the Black Forest and Rhine Falls from Zurich
  • See two countries in one day: Germany and Switzerland
  • Learn how German cuckoo clocks are made at the Drubba watch showroom in Titisee-Neustadt
  • Stroll around Lake Titisee in the Black Forest and try the region’s Black Forest Gateau, if you wish
  • Enjoy free time at Rhine Falls to take photos and admire the scenery

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What You Can Expect

Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

Admire the Rhine Falls on your day trip from Zurich!

Settle aboard your luxury coach, departing central Zurich for the approximate 1.5-hour drive north to southern Germany. Watch the scenery slip past, including Lake Schluchsee, as you approach the picturesque town of Titisee-Neustadt, situated on the edge of Lake Titisee in the heart of the Black Forest. 

Your guide makes a stop in town for about two hours, starting with a visit to the prestigious Drubb clockmaker. Step inside the shop and learn about the traditional art of producing cuckoo clocks, the area’s renowned export.

During your free time, explore the town independently. Stroll at your leisure around Lake Titisee or take an optional boat ride. Perhaps head to a cafe to taste the region’s signature chocolate and cherry cake, Black Forest Gateau — aka Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. (Activities and food are your own expense.)

When it’s time, meet up with your guide and re-board the coach for the drive south back toward Switzerland. You’ll journey through the spruce forests of Lenzkirch until you reach the Upper Rhine region. Before returning to Zurich, disembark at the impressive Rhine Falls to watch the waters of the Rhine River crashing down a 75-foot (23-meter) drop. During a 45-minute break here, stroll around admiring the scenery and posing for photos.

Your 7-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the starting point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Erika P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was amazing!
Absolutely beautiful! Ana and Armando were great. They are very warm and friendly. I was traveling alone so that made a huge difference. Love the falls too, but my favorite was the forest and the way to the forest. I highly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful! Beautiful locations and Anna was a fantastic guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I enjoyed that sights on this tour. Lake Titisee is beautiful and the Falls, while not big on a world scale, was very pretty and the boat ride up to the falls was fun.

Chris C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Rhine Falls are a must. The rainbow created through the mist generated by the falls is a sight not to be missed. The Black Forest and the beautiful Swiss countryside were also impressive. The guide was very informative and friendly. Highly recommended.

Perri W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour guide Ana was great and informative. The views on the way too and from Titisee through the Black Forest were awesome. Cuckoo clock demonstration was interesting and do yourself a favor and get a piece of Black Forest Cake while there. Boat ride at the Rhine falls got you up close and personal with the falls.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What more can i say, the Black Forest Cake certainly lived up to its reputation, it tasted amazing

George M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was nice. Our guide explained everything in detail. Liked boating near Rhine falls and also enjoyed Blackforest trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed this tour with Anna, our guide. She is very knowledgeable. It was an overcast day, but we still managed to enjoy the Swiss Alps, all the views and most important - Black Forest Cake!

Daryl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing , we had a great day , my only criticism would be by the time we arrived at Rhine falls all the shops and cafe's were closed so we couldn't even buy a drink.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We loved this tour, a bit longer stay at the clock factory/village would have been nice but eating Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest, learning about the cuckoo clock making and the boat ride to the falls were all that we had hoped for and more.

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