Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Sihlquai Bus Terminal. Hotel pickup is available from April to October if you are staying in a selected Zurich hotel (these are noted on the voucher). In winter season (November - March), pickup is only available on weekends.
Returns to
Tour returns to original point of departure (12:30pm) or passengers can be dropped off at Zurich Airport (12:15pm).
Time of departure
9:15am - Sihlquai Bus Terminal 9:30am - Zurich Airport
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Tour description provided by Viator

Marvel at Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel along the German border, passing vineyards and the quaint farming village of Marthalen. Admire the 16th-century Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen before reaching majestic Rhine Falls. Enjoy a full hour to admire and capture photos of the powerful falls, and in the spring and summer, take a thrilling boat ride to get a closer look at them. Hotel pickup and optional airport drop-off make this scenic tour easy to squeeze into a tight schedule.

After pickup from your Zurich hotel or the airport, travel through the northern Switzerland countryside close to the German border, passing gently rolling vineyards. Cross the quaint farming village of Marthalen, admiring the traditional frame houses. On your way through Schaffhausen, see the distinctive circular Munot Fortress, which was built in the 16th century.

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 (April to October only) to a large rock in the middle of the falls where you can appreciate their full grandeur.

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. Make your way back to Zurich, stopping at the airport where your may choose to end your tour. In fact, this Rhine Falls tour is a wonderful option if you need to return to Zurich airport for a flight departing after 2pm. Check-in luggage is permitted on the coach and your airport arrival will be at approximately 12:15pm.

This tour is also a great way to start your visit to Switzerland if you have an early morning arrival. You can finish your tour at Sihlquai Bus Terminal and easily travel to other locations in Zurich.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

What isn't included

  • Hotel drop off
  • Rhine falls boat ride (8.00 swiss francs per adult, 4.00 swiss francs per child; april to october only)
  • Food and drinks