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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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Marvel at the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel to Northern Switzerland, a beautiful wine growing region with charming farming villages and scenic landscape near the German border. Admire the medieval Laufen Castle before reaching majestic Rhine Falls. Enjoy a full hour to admire and capture photos of the powerful falls, and in summer, take a thrilling boat ride to get a closer look at them (optional, June to August only). Central Zurich or airport pickup make this scenic tour easy to squeeze into a tight schedule.
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Best of Switzerland Tours AG
Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, SwitzerlandThe official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
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    Rhine Falls
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    ou will have a photo stop at the medieval Laufen Castle. Arrive at Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall at 450 feet (150 meters) wide and 75 feet (23 meters) tall. Savor an hour of free time to capture photos and admire the falls from different perspectives. Take an optional boat ride (June to August only and not included in price) on the river Rhein to see the falls from the front. Throughout your 3.5-hour Rhine Falls tour, your informative guide will tell you more about the sights you see and the history and culture of northern Switzerland.
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    Pass by Munot
    Pass by Sihlquai
You'll return to the starting point
  • Express morning trip to the Rhine Falls from central Zurich or the airport
  • See other regional landmarks, such as Laufen Castle and Munot, on the way
  • Spend your time at Rhine Falls taking photos and exploring as you wish
  • Learn about the cascades as you travel to the falls
What to Expect
After a pickup from Zurich Sihlquai Bus Terminal or the airport, you’ll travel by coach through the countryside and villages of north Switzerland. Gaze out of the window to see vineyards stretching alongside the German border, as you listen to your guide’s commentary about the region. Stop for photos by the centuries-old Laufen Castle perched dramatically on a rocky cliff and then arrive at the nearby Rhine Falls for an hour of free time. Pose for pictures against the backdrop of crashing water from the viewing platforms, and, if you visit during the summer, you can even pay a little extra to cruise to the middle of the falls for unbeatable views. Head back to Zurich at the agreed time, passing the Munot fortress in Schaffhausen on the way. You’ll finish with a drop-off at Zurich Airport or back at the bus terminal in the early afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Departure Time
9:00 AM
3h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - 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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I did the Rhine falls with black forest tour through greynline company. I have to say that this is the best tour i had in Switzerland. Our guide Remon was fantastic. Very friendly, very care for all the group. He wanted us to enjoy so he was always helping. His explanations
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We had just finished a river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on the Rhine and spent a few days in Zurich afterwards. To see the falls completed our trip. We did the boat ride which got us very close to the falls. Lars, our tour guide was great! I highly recommend it.
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We travelled to the Rhine Falls by train from Zurich main station. The falls are interesting and well worth the time. You can do as a half day trip.
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It's a nice place to go when in Zurich ... Not to far away from the center of the town ..... A bit crowded but manageable ....... Views are good ..... We didn't do boating but I feel it must be done .....
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I would start by highly advising you to plan this visit and make sure you have enough time to move next to Germany :), yes it will be 30 min train trip to Constanza. For Rhine falls boat trip I advise you selecting the Pink Line (an old, tall guy is the best boat driver to take
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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