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


  • 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!

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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 Central Zurich 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

Jia Hao T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent short trip! Spectacular place!

Sankaran P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great trip and the driver Mr. Beat Steinmann was with full of informations, he keep providing lot of information, very helpful. I will definitely recommend this tour especially with the this Driver / Guide
100 satisfied and recommended.

Nivedita N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Noor Suhaila S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Noor Adzlin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Rhine Falls was beautiful and you can feel the power of the largest waterfall in Europe. Overall it was a very relaxing tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Thomas, from Best of Switzerland Tours.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a great time on this tour! The Rhine Falls were amazing! I will do this tour again when we can actually ride the falls!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Gorgeous views and you even get up close and personal with the falls. The tour guide was amazing and the history provided on the journey to and from thru some of the smaller Swiss towns made me forget I was on a large tour bus. Loved the falls!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a great short day trip and the Rhine falls are beautiful. Nice relaxing bus ride to and from. You can be picked up in the city center or at the airport and be dropped off at either location also.

Jaclyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The trip was really amazing. It was great that they drove us there and back. I didn't know we went through Germany, and it would have been fun to have stopped in Germany for a few minutes. Our guide was knowledgeable and very informative. I highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very nice experience overall, with good AC coach, excellent tour guide and awesome scenic beauty .. I recommend this short trip for all who is in transit for a short period in Zurich !!

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