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Tumbling from a height of 75 feet over a 450-foot stretch of rock, the mighty Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe. Located just outside the medieval town of Schaffhausen, the Rhine Falls make a popular day trip from Zurich and standing at the foot of the falls is one of the country’s dramatic sights, with an average 21,000 cubic feet of water plummeting into the Rhine river basin each second.

There are a number of ways to get a view of the falls, including strategic viewing platforms overlooking the main falls and a bridge linking the north and south banks. The medieval castle of Schoss Laufen also offers breathtaking views over the thundering falls, but the most hair-raising way to experience the power of the Rhine falls is to take a boat ride and cruise through the rapids.

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The natural wonder isn’t the only attraction in the area – the riverside is laced with walking and cycling trails, and there’s even a treetop adventure park where daring travelers can brave the rope bridges, zip-lines and climbing ropes. Alternatively, time your visit for Swiss National Day (1st August) when the falls play host to one of the country’s biggest celebrations and a dazzling fireworks display lights up the water.

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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich, Zurich, null
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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.59
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

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 ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Zurich Combo from Lucerne: Zurich Sightseeing, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein, Lucerne, Half-day ... 
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Zurich Combo from Lucerne: Zurich Sightseeing, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein

Discover the charms of Zurich and take an optional excursion to two of northern Switzerland’s beauty spots on a day trip from Lucerne. The ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

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Visit the breathtaking Black Forest region and the Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall – in one day on a tour from Zurich! The full-day trip starts with a ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour, Zurich, Day Trips
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Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour

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Combine nature and city culture on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour, and enjoy two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a coach trip ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

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See Zurich’s highlights and visit the Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein village on a Super Saver combining two popular Zurich tours in one day at a ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour: Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich, Zurich, Super Savers
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Private Tour: Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Journey through idyllic vineyards and farming villages to Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall on your private tour from Zurich. Travel by minivan through ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.93
Rhine Falls Half-Day Trip from Basel with Hotel Pick and Drop Off, Basel, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Rhine Falls Half-Day Trip from Basel with Hotel Pick and Drop Off

This is a record - there is no other waterfall in Europe bigger than the Rhine falls. Enjoy a half day trip to the Rhine Falls with a coach on your side

Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.15
Private Guided Tour to Schaffhausen and Rhine Waterfalls from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Private Guided Tour to Schaffhausen and Rhine Waterfalls from Zurich

Spend a day with your private tourguide in East-Switzerland, just you and your tour guide! Visit the old town of Schaffhausen and stay along Europe's largest ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $339.04

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