Zurich to Schaffhausen and Rhine Falls Private Custom Day Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Schaffhausen

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Spend a day with your private tourguide in East-Switzerland, just you and your tour guide! Visit the old town of Schaffhausen and stay along Europe's largest plain waterfall: The Rhine falls. Enjoy a one hour train ride to Schaffhausen and visit the old town. After a short walk around, we'll continue to Laufen and will visit the castle located at the Rhine water falls. On a walking path, we stay closed at the waterfall and enjoy a boat ride to "the rock", a sightseeing platform in the middle of the water.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rhine Falls, Neuhausen am RheinfallBegin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your way from Zurich to Schaffhausen. Close to the train station, the old town of Schaffhausen is located. Enjoy a short walk around through the car-free streets and the historical buildings while getting information from your tourguide. Schaffhausen was the only city destroyed in world war I in 1944. After a short transfer by local bus, we'll arrive at the castle "Laufen". The castle is located directly at the Rhine waterfalls and it marks the border between the canton Zurich and Schaffhausen. We'll visit the exhibition in the castle to get a overview about the historical meaning of the waterfalls. After the visit, we'll continue on the walking path around the castle, heading down to the waterfalls. Differend viewing platforms closed to the water ensures great views and spectacular pictures. Once we get down, we board one of the touristic boats (May-Sept only) and we'll cross the river. The next boat takes us in a spectacular ride directly in front of the Rhine waterfall, Europe's largest plain waterfall. After the boat trip, we'll relax at the shore of the Rhine river with the perfect view to the waterfall. We'll close the tour by crossing the rhine river by boat again and returning to the train station directly at the castle of Laufen. The train ride back to Zurich will take 50 minutes, where the tour ends.Duration: 4 hours

What’s included

  • all taxes, fees and handling charges
  • local and professional guide for your party only
  • all transportation fees
  • boat ride at rhine waterfalls
  • entrance fee for castle Laufen
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls

What’s not included

  • food and drinks
  • personal expenses during the tour


  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water