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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
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Tour snapshot
Express morning trip to the Rhine Falls from central Zurich
Duration:
3h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
48
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    48
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See the Rhine Falls in the morning and be back in Zurich for lunch. Perfect for those who want to see one of Europe’s largest waterfalls but are short on time, the excursion offers round-trip transport from central Zurich or the airport, plus an hour at the dramatic cascades. Travel between June and August to take a cruise right to the middle of the falls (own expense).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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, 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. The tour concludes at Sihlquai Bus Terminal in the early afternoon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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, 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. The tour concludes at Sihlquai Bus Terminal in the early afternoon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW302BS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Visit of Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Rhine Falls Boat Ride (approx. 10 CHF adult / CHF 5 child; summer only, subject to availability))
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 45m
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The 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”.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Visit of Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Rhine Falls Boat Ride (approx. 10 CHF adult / CHF 5 child; summer only, subject to availability))
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The 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”.
Duration
3h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
A note from Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The 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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    Zurich
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    Rhine Falls
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Enjoy approx. one hour of leisure time at the mighty Rhine Falls, one of Switzerland's major attractions. Delight in unique views of Europe's biggest waterfalls from the panoramic lift and see how an average of 700'000 liters of water per second plunge across a width of 150 meters into the basin below. A beautiful, short stroll on the Belvedere panoramic trail takes you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Take an optional boat ride (summer only) close to the falls. Visit the Historama at the patriarchal castle to learn more about the interesting history of this unique place.
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    Zurich
  • You'll return to the starting point
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VIPUL SANGHVI
Rajkot, India7 contributions
May 2019
One Full Day require to explore Rhine Falls and peripheral areas. Boating is thrill experience and Scenic place for the Photography too ...
Written 11 December 2019
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Eman E
11 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
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 are very great and he gave us all great tips. I have to say he made the tour unforgettable. Eventhough it was raining, he made his best to show us everything and we came on time despite the wheather condition. Thank you Remon!
Written 29 October 2019
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MsBobbie
Green Lake, WI19 contributions
Oct 2019
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.
Written 15 October 2019
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WellNell
Surfers Paradise, Australia72 contributions
Oct 2019
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.
Written 11 October 2019
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233abhinavb
Patna, India33 contributions
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 .....
Written 11 October 2019
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Tourist34585316982
2 contributions
Jul 2019
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 you inside the falls for water shower;) ) and make sure you don't forget to taste the berry ice cream, it was amazing.
Written 4 September 2019
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natasha
2 contributions
Aug 2019
We wished we took a train ourselves to the Rhine falls. The tour guide spoke bad English and Spanish. It would've been OK, if he gave more interesting information or told interesting stories. We also only had about one hour at the falls. If we have gone ourselves, we would've had more time to explore and enjoy the falls.
Written 29 August 2019
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Dear guest, Thank you very much for having joined our Rhine Falls tour and for having taken the time to share a review of your experience. Your feedback is contributing a crucial input to improve our services and is of the utmost importance to us. To discuss your valuable feedback with our guides, it would have been very important for us to know the name of your tour guide. We have around 80 guides working for us throughout the year and a couple of new ones joining each year. Conducting a tour in two languages can be a very challenging task, especially if the tour is fully booked with close to 50 guests on board. From the very beginning of our guide training, all our guides get familiarized with their tasks and are trained to keep a clear head in stressful situations, so that the guest experience is not hindered by a language barrier or otherwise. As stated in our official program, the stay at the falls is approximately 1 hour, in which you can take a panoramic trail up to the viewing platform to enjoy the natural beauty of the area or opt for a boat ride close to the falls. Of course, it is possible to do the tour individually by public transport, especially if you have a Swiss rail pass available. However, having a tour guide with you, who serves as a facilitator and a direct contact person in case of any occurring questions, is a reason why many people opt for a guided tour instead of an individual visit. We are very sorry to hear that your trip did not live up to your expectations and hope that you were still able to enjoy a great stay in Switzerland. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we would be very happy to welcome you back on our tours again on your next trip to Zurich. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
Written 15 November 2019
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NRuss
Houston, TX62 contributions
Aug 2019
Guide was very informative and gave us a lot of information about Switzerland along the way. We took the optional boat ride and enjoyed being able to see the falls up close.
Written 20 August 2019
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Julie R
Fountain Valley, CA26 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Loved the views from Rhine Falls. Breathtaking. Must take the boat ride to the falls. 10 Francs for the boat ride. This tour does not take you to the rock that you can walk up between the falls. The one that goes to the rock is on the other side of the lake. Needed an at least an additional 1/2hr-1 hour more at the falls. Our bus was spoken in English and Spanish. No food or drinks other than water and soda allowed to be consumed on the bus.
Written 1 August 2019
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Kim A
Denver, CO108 contributions
The falls were very nice but we only had an hour at the falls. After leaving the bus stop, we drove to the airport and then headed back to town to where we started. The drive out was nice and peaceful but the actual time at the falls was rushed. We got there and had to wait 10 minutes for everyone to go to the bathroom, then another 10 min to wait for the boat, 15 minutes on the boat with only 15 minutes to see the lookouts and climb back up.

We drove back via the countryside.

Looking back, I would have just taken the train which is direct from the downtown train station and drops off at the castle. The entrance fee is only $5 and you have to pay for the boat ride anyway. We would have had been on our time instead of the tours time.
Written 27 May 2019
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Dear Kim, Thank you very much for your feedback – we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the scenic drive to Northern Switzerland and the Rhine Falls. Our morning tour to the Rhine Falls allows our guests to see Europe’s biggest waterfall in just half a day. While our tour guides are responsible for our tours to run on time, we are sorry to hear that they made you feel rushed and that your experience was hindered by unpleasant waiting times that occurred due to the high number of visitors on that day. It is of course possible to travel to the Rhine Falls individually by public transport. However, having a tour guide with you, who serves as a facilitator and as a direct contact person in case of any occurring questions, is the reason why many people opt for a guided tour instead of an individual visit. We are sorry to hear that our tour to the Rhine Falls did not live up to your expectations and hope that you were still able to enjoy a great stay in Switzerland. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
Written 3 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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