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

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

Ken W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Absolutely loved the tour! Anna was our guide and very informative but not too talky so we could sit back and really enjoy the sites. The Black Forest countryside was so beautiful and the pretty lake town of Titisee-Neustadt was so much fun to explore. The bus parks close to the town so easy walking around. We also had Black Forest cake! Next stop was Rhine Falls with a fun boat ride and time to take lots of pictures.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This was a great day. Enjoyed seeing the countryside.

Surajit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was the first trip I booked with viator and I was a bit doubtful how the tour will go. But it was really nice trip as the travel organizer viator assigned was really good. Sufficient time was provided in black forest and Rhine falls. Tour guide also provided us other informations which was good. for others also I would recommend this trip if you are in Zurich and looking or a day trip. Trip organizer was Gray Line Zurich.

Russell D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I know some other reviews had nothing good to say about this tour but I feel they were expecting too much from a 7 hour tour. If you only have one day to go to the Black Forest then this is the tour for you. You get about 2 hours in a small town within the Black Forest. There are many shops and restaurants as well as a boat tour of the lake to check out. With the tour group, which is larger, you get a 15 minute presentation on how the clocks are made and the rest of the time is yours. The town is more on the touristy side but still enjoyable. During the the drive there and back you get to see the forest. I would say my only complaint is that we didn't like we saw many other buses stopping to take a few pictures. After that it is on to the Rhine Falls. If you don't pay to do the boat ride there is really nothing else to do there. I would recommend doing the boat ride, you get close to the falls and it wasn't expensive. You NEED your PASSPORT for this tour.

Dagmara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Beautiful place and the Rhine falls are beautiful

Kevin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

very nice

bconn1111 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A very comfortable trip. Our guide was very informative and we had plenty of time to enjoy the sights. Highly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

What a wonderful Day Trip. The Black Forest was really beautiful as was the village of Titisee-Neustadt. The visit to the Cuckoo Clock maker Drubba was really enjoyable and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed Black Forest Gateau and coffee at a local cafe.
Rhine falls were really spectacular and we got up close to them. I would highly recommend this Day Trip from Zurich.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

awesome ..the coco clock was not a good experience we were just taken to a shop not proper demonstration .
the rest of the tour was nice. the Rhine falls woooooooo.....,the boat ride woooo ....

Ralph E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My husband and I enjoyed this day trip! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable! The Rhine Falls was awesome and we loved the cuckoo clocks we bought one!

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