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Marvel at the Rhine Falls of northern Switzerland on a 3.5-hour 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. Pickup from selected hotels and round-trip airport transport are available.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour from Zurich to Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland
  • 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!
  • 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

Start your 3.5-hour Rhine Falls tour from Zurich with pickup from selected hotels, Sihlquai Bus Terminal or Zurich Airport. 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.

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Customer Reviews

P M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Waterfall was amazing. You couldn't get any closer to it.

Robert E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had 2 days in Zurich, and this 3.5hr tour was worth it! Our guide Daniella was so nice and funny. She talked the whole 1 hour drive to the falls and she was very informative and entertaining. The falls are spectacular! Skip the boat ride and spend all of your time admiring the falls! Highly recommend!

Moses K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Friendly and informative tour guide who ensured the tour went smoothly.
Fantastic views of the falls especially with the boat ride
Falls was majestic, definitely worth a trip!

Rosemarie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Awesome place, definitely need more time here.

Jason_perkins.t21

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Trip to one of europes great water falls and recommend also taking the optional boat to get up close. Note that you only get about an hour at the falls and this is a squeeze if you go for the boat trip too.

Sehrish K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was lovely and gave us a lot of information on the drive there. Once we got there, we had some free time - some of the group went on boats to the centre but unfortunately, you needed cash to buy a ticket which I didn't have. I think it was the perfect amount of time for me to explore the Rhine falls but for those who went on the boat, they only had enough time for their boat ride, they didn't really get to walk around!

Amit C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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joecool0613

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lot of fun, Highly recommend and make sure that you take the optional boat to the falls.

Europe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent!

amit77kumar83

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very good guided tour. Our guide was sharing the history, the background of all kantons on our way to Rhine falls. The duration at the fall could have been a bit longer. The boat ride to go closer to the fall was worth it. The views from the various viewing platforms were spectacular.

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