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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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Zürich, Switzerland
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icon3 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Marvel at the Rhine Falls of northern Switzerland on a tour from Zurich by coach. In addition to free time to explore Europe's largest waterfall at your leisure, enjoy a photo stop outside the medieval Laufen Castle. On the return drive you’ll pass through Schaffhausen for a glimpse of Munot Fortress, built in the 16th century. During summer months (June to August), you have the option of a boat ride that brings you up close to Rhine Falls.
  • Travel along the German border, passing vineyards and farming villages
  • 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 (June to August only) to get right in the middle of the falls!
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Visit of Rhine Falls
Hotel pick up and drop off
Rhine Falls Boat Ride (approx 10.00 Swiss Francs per adult, approx 5.00 Swiss Francs per child; June to August only)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your Rhine Falls tour from Central Zurich. Board your comfortable coach for a scenic drive past the rolling vineyards and charming villages of northern Switzerland alongside the border of Germany. Throughout the tour, hear informative commentary from your guide about the region's sights, history and culture.

After a photo stop to view the medieval Laufen Castle (Schloss Laufen), perched on a forested cliff-top overlooking Rhine Falls, arrive at the site of Europe's largest waterfall. Savor an hour of free time here to pose for photos against the magnificent cascades, which reach 450 feet (150 meters) wide and 75 feet (23 meters) tall.

Take advantage of unbeatable panoramas from the viewing platforms and opt for a summertime boat ride (June to August only; payable direct) that delivers you to the middle of Rhine Falls, where you can admire their full glory.

On the return drive to Zurich, pass through Schaffhausen, where you can see the distinctive circular Munot Fortress, which was built in the 16th century. Your guide drops off passengers at Zurich Airport around midday and concludes at Sihlquai Bus Terminal, making it easy for onward travel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Best of Switzerland Tours AG
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
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
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Best of Switzerland Tours AG
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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

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  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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  • "The tour of Rheinfall in Zurich, Switzerland is a must!" See review
  • "The boat ride is a " must do" to experience the full power of the falls." See review

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Outstanding Customer Service
Lee
, Aug 2020
I usually don't write reviews but I must give a special mention to Anja and the tour guide for amazing customer service. They ensured the tour still went ahead even though I was the only one that had booked on that mornings trip. I cannot thank them enough. The weather was perfect, the boat trip was spectacular and the force of the Falls is incredible to see up close! Highly recommend it!
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Getting to know other solo travelers after Relaxing Corona’s restrictions
Patricia_S
, Jun 2020
Once again in Zürich I will book another small tour in the surroundings with them . Rinefalls Was particular special because of a small group and also less tourists in such famous spot.
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Amazing
celonia j
, Oct 2019
Great guide. Helpful and informative. Beautiful scenery. Desperate the rain I was able to experience the falls in all its majesty.
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We saw a Rainbow
Coastal59228682402
, Oct 2019
We were lucky enough to have a bright and sunny day and blessed to see a rainbow. I loved the cleanliness of the vehicle, the punctuality, the scenic views and the clear description of everything we saw on our way by the tour guide Lars. If I had more time I would have done another tour with these guys!!!
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Fantastic and Superb
SatyaVicky369
, Oct 2019
Rhine waterfalls are awesome. Boat ride, different view points, etc. It's really worth it and recommended.
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Rhein Falls
Musicbird22
, Sep 2019
The tour guide was very good with trying to accommodate everyone. It is extremely hard to coordinate people. Nearly impossible when from many different speaking different languages. Had a lovely time we be nice to see the time at Rhein Falls longer then one hour.
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Very nice excursion
MaryK2184
, Sep 2019
Love the falls. But please find a new guide she was very rude. Not friendly at all she was not professional at all
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Rhine Falls
priscillar23
, Jun 2019
Fabulous excursion to the falls. The boat ride is a " must do" to experience the full power of the falls. Highly recommend this trip. Go in the morning to avoid the crowds.
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Visit to Rhine falls
Passport26418409709
, May 2019
It was a very nice trip,well organized.The tour guide was very nice,she gave a lot of interesting information.This trip is for sure worth the money we spend and is a must go
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Excellent
LightPacker714804
, Oct 2018
Superb experience. Guide Mr. Henry Williams shared a lot of information. I strongly recommend it. Boat ride was amazing
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