Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

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160 reviews   (4.41)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit the magnificent Rhine Falls and the pretty village of Stein am Rhein on this 5-hour trip from Zurich. With a guide, you'll travel through northern Switzerland’s rolling wine country to the falls, Europe’s largest. View the roaring waters from clifftop Laufen Castle, and, in summer, choose to ride a boat close up to the cascades (optional). Afterward, take a guided stroll around medieval Stein am Rhein to admire its fresco-painted, half-timbered houses and other historical highlights. The tour duration is ideal if you’re short on time.

What's Included

Carbon offset through myclimate

Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide

Guided village walk in Stein am Rhein

Transportation in comfortable coach with AC

Visit of Rhine Falls, Laufen Castle, Historama

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Optional boat ride

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Optional boat ride: CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child (subject to availability, to be paid on site)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide explaining about Switzerland's interesting history and culture. The journey takes you along the Grand Tour of Switzerland through picturesque landscapes with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages close to the German border.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rhine Falls
Reach the first highlight of this afternoon at splendid medieval Castle Laufen – the mighty Rhine Falls! Enjoy about one hour leisure time at Europe's biggest waterfalls and one of Switzerland's major tourist attractions! Delight unique views 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. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings 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, additional costs) close to the falls.
Enjoy an hour here to see an exhibition, admire panoramic views from the glass elevator, or walk to the viewpoints above and around the falls to thrill at their roar and power. The site also has a playground, shops, and restaurants. Perhaps opt for a boat ride (subject to availability and not included in price) to experience the crashing cascades close up.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Stein am Rhein
Continue via Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress and passing through the beautiful countryside to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. On a guided stroll, you learn about the well-preserved old town with its many distinctive buildings. Most of these half-timbered houses are made of stone with delicate wooden windows and stun visitors with their exceptional frescoes. The most prominent of these houses is the White Eagle, whose fresco counts as the oldest preserved mural painting of the Renaissance in Switzerland.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Water falls
Alejandra M, 06-01-2023
Today we had a absolutely wonderful amazing day with Peter and the bus driver He was amazing I totally the water falls and the old town was beautiful we totally recommend them
Our first day in Zurich!
Rosa_A, 02-01-2023
The Rhein Falls were a very pretty sight. The little town of Stein am Rhein was totally worth exploring. We had a delicious raclette burger from a food truck there. The guide (Andy) was very informative and the ride on the van was comfortable.
A lifetime experience
K2343OR_, 20-12-2022
A must do tour as you receive much information about Swiss history and its places.Rhine Falls was an unreal place and we got really impressed by this view from the first moment.Stein am Rhein an amazing old city walking around the shops holding a very hot chocolate was the spot of the day.
Martin, our guide explained us all of our questions and through him loved more those places.Fransesko, our driver was also nice during the tour.
If you get in Swiss, you must book it.
Peaceful place
AhmedSaid1, 10-12-2022
Nice place but you need to book for the boat trip 3 days before your visit, there’s nice restaurant there, “peaceful place”
The tour guide was...
Greta_M, 24-12-2022
The tour guide was excellent and shared so many cool stories on the way. Rheinfall was spectacular even though the weather wasn’t great.

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