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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Amazing, recommend it for a half day tour

Yiorgos C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Short tour, but very well organised, enough time given at the falls, kind guide

Vanessa D. United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It was absolutely breathtaking view of the widest falls in Europe! I still remember how beautiful it was! This tour made me and my wife's wedding anniversary celebration a very memorable one so a massive thank you so much to our incredible guide!

Julia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great trip! Falls were beautiful and our guide was very informative.

Kristen Murphy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Beautiful scenery, wonderful tour guide, overall fantastic tour!

Amots A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great trip to Rhine Falls. The bus ,the guide and the driver were very good and did good job!


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.

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