Rhine Falls half-day tour from Zurich

Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
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3h 45min
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What To Expect

This enchanting morning tour takes you on a scenic route through Northern Switzerland and shows you the stunning Rhine Falls. See the medieval Castle Laufen settled directly above the falls and feel the roar and vibration of Europe's biggest waterfalls from the panoramic trails and viewing platforms.Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide explaining Switzerland's interesting history and culture. Drive through the picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval Castle Laufen.Enjoy approximately 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. Capture stunning photographs of the cataract, the fizzy waters of the below basin, and the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Visit the Historama at the patriarchal castle to learn more about the interesting history of this unique place.The return journey passes by the picturesque town of Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress from the 16th century. The way then continues for a short stretch through Germany.

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Important info

Know in advance:

  • This is a fully guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • External weather conditions are beyond control, consequently no refunds will be offered due to poor or less than ideal weather
  • Refunds aren't possible for last-minute tour cancellations due to flight changes or unforeseen health issues. Please consider a travel insurance before your trip to cover such situations
What's included
Walking tour with a multilingual guide. Admission to Laufen Castle at Rhine Falls. Transportation in air-conditioned coach
What's not included
Boat ride at Rhine Falls (available April to October, CHF 10.- per adult / CHF 5.- per child)
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Know Before You Go

Explore the splendid medieval Castle Laufen. Take in unique views from the panoramic lift. Enjoy the view of Europe's biggest waterfalls

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

The departure place is the Sihlquai Bus Station (Limmatstrasse 4), located behind the train station, in front of the Hotel Fred. The meeting point is a white ticket booth marked with "Best of Switzerland Tours" or "Tickets here" signs.