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  • Location:Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Marvel at Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel along the German border, passing vineyards and the quaint farming village of Marthalen. Admire the 16th-century Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen before reaching majestic Rhine Falls. Enjoy a full hour to admire and capture photos of the powerful falls, and in the spring and summer, take a thrilling boat ride to get a closer look at them. Hotel pickup and optional airport drop-off make this scenic tour easy to squeeze into a tight schedule.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour from Zurich to Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland
  • Travel along the German border, passing vineyards and the farming village of Marthalen
  • See the 16th-century Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen
  • Enjoy a full hour to admire Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall
  • Take an exciting optional boat ride (April to October only) to get right in the middle of the falls!
  • Hotel pickup and airport pickup and drop-off available

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you like waterfalls, you can't miss Europe's biggest! I recommend taking the optional boat ride to get as close as possible to Rhine Falls. The airport pickup and drop-off options make this the perfect scenic jaunt for those arriving on early flights or just passing through Zurich.

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What You Can Expect

Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Drive through the town of Schaffhausen on your way to the Rhine Falls

After pickup from your Zurich hotel or the airport, travel through the northern Switzerland countryside close to the German border, passing gently rolling vineyards. Cross the quaint farming village of Marthalen, admiring the traditional frame houses. On your way through Schaffhausen, see the distinctive circular Munot Fortress, which was built in the 16th century.

Arrive at Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall at 450 feet (150 meters) wide and 75 feet (23 meters) tall. Savor an hour of free time to capture photos and admire the falls from different perspectives. Take an optional boat ride (April to October only) to a large rock in the middle of the falls where you can appreciate their full grandeur.

Throughout your 3.5-hour Rhine Falls tour, your informative guide will tell you more about the sights you see and the history and culture of northern Switzerland. Make your way back to Zurich, stopping at the airport where your may choose to end your tour. In fact, this Rhine Falls tour is a wonderful option if you need to return to Zurich airport for a flight departing after 2pm. Check-in luggage is permitted on the coach and your airport arrival will be at approximately 12:15pm.

This tour is also a great way to start your visit to Switzerland if you have an early morning arrival. You can finish your tour at Sihlquai Bus Terminal and easily travel to other locations in Zurich.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour with a great guide. Rhine Falls was such a treat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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mimema
Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Got a very informative guide, Anna Liese. Enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot about the Swiss culture, system and lifestyle ...The boat ride to the rock is cool. Took some nice photos on top if the rock. Also seen part of the city on the bus ride to the Rhein Falls. Great way to spend a hot summer day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Guide was excellent. Rhine Falls was amazing. The tour also goes to villages and the guide explains interesting information on the culture in Switzerland. We also went to the German side across the border for 10 to 15 minutes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, the falls are magnificent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great short trip. The falls are absolutely beautiful and best of all you get to climb the rock in the middle of it all. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed the falls and all the sights on the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

All I can say Beautiful and Fantastic Trip
A.M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

it was a great tour, i enjoyed going to the rhine falls rock very much!

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