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.
After pickup from Central Zurich or the airport, travel through the northern Switzerland countryside close to the German border, passing gently rolling vineyards. Pass quaint farming villages, admiring the traditional frame houses. You 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) 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. On your way back you will pass through Schaffhausen, where you can see the distinctive circular Munot Fortress, which was built in the 16th century. 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.