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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

By Best of Switzerland Tours
See the Rhine Falls in the morning and be back in Zurich for lunch. Perfect for those who want to see one of Europe’s largest waterfalls but are short on time, the excursion offers round-trip transport from central Zurich or the airport, plus an hour at the dramatic cascades. Travel between June and August to take a cruise right to the middle of the falls (own expense).
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$59.82
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Ages 0-99, max of 48 per group
Duration:3h 45m
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Ticket type:Mobile
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Highlights
  • Express morning trip to the Rhine Falls from central Zurich
  • See other regional landmarks, such as Laufen Castle and Munot, on the way
  • Spend your time at Rhine Falls taking photos and exploring as you wish
  • Learn about the cascades as you travel to the falls

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Visit of Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls
What's not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Optional boat ride (CHF 10/adult, CHF 5/child, payable in cash on spot, subject to availability)
  • Food and drinks

After a pickup from Zurich Sihlquai Bus Terminal, you’ll travel by coach through the countryside and villages of north Switzerland. Gaze out of the window to see vineyards stretching alongside the German border, as you listen to your guide’s commentary about the region. Stop for photos by the centuries-old Laufen Castle perched dramatically on a rocky cliff and then arrive at the nearby Rhine Falls for an hour of free time. Pose for pictures against the backdrop of crashing water from the viewing platforms, and, if you visit during the summer, you can even pay a little extra to cruise to the middle of the falls for unbeatable views. Head back to Zurich at the agreed time, passing the Munot fortress in Schaffhausen on the way. The tour concludes at Sihlquai Bus Terminal in the early afternoon.

Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3885SW302BS

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3885SW302BS

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Zurich
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    Rhine Falls
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Enjoy approx. 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. Take an optional boat ride (summer only) close to the falls. Visit the Historama at the patriarchal castle to learn more about the interesting history of this unique place.
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    Zurich
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dream14162676890
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A warm afternoon in Zurich
The guide Mr. Marcel was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. The tour was very well paced al
Dream14162676890
Dream14162676890
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Wonderful day at Lucerne and Titlis
Sufficient time being provided to explore the areas of Lucerne and Titlis. Helpful guide willing to help out with l
AnjFab
AnjFab
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Trip to Titlis
It was a wonderful experience. Lars was so informative and full of sense of humor. We enjoy this trip.
alejandrolJ3047BZ
alejandrolJ3047BZ
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Amazing!!
The cable cart going up the mountain and being in top of the mountain…incredible experience!! Highly recommend this
jetski2020
jetski2020
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Nice half day trip from Zurich
Nice half day trip from Zurich. The waterfall is very nice but not super impressive if you have been to other large
Quest32715315323
Quest32715315323
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Just fantastic!
A very pleasant guide; knowledgeable and punctual. Really could not have been better; will definitely use the comp
emilynX5068TZ
emilynX5068TZ
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Marcel is hilarious
The tour was spectacular, well timed, stops were frequent and relevant. Really helped break it up nicely. If you do
AllisonCW
AllisonCW
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Enjoyable, but….
I automatically deducted one point for having a dirty windshield. It is hard enough to take photos on a moving bus
917shairaj
917shairaj
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A really wonderful experience with beautiful views
Definitely do this tour - the train ride is exceptional with great views. Looks like a computer screensaver
560lexiem
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Rhein
This was fun. Perfect 1/2 day. I was a solo traveler and ended up with about 46 people on bus. Rhône falls was amaz
Go03796950559
Go03796950559
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Absolutely amazing!
Was the most incredible experience! We thought it was expensive at first but was genuinely worth every penny! Was s
Karen V
Karen V
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Great views! Cold!
We did this tour on our way to Zurich from Montreux. Highly recommend. It is pricey but worth the view and the enti
vanessafac
vanessafac
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WONDERFUL Mount Pilatus Tour with Vlad!
Absolutely wonderful experience during the Mount Pilatus tour. Vlad was the most knowledgeable, friendly, and super
BhaskarKoukuntla
BhaskarKoukuntla
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Avoid The guide Marlio, he is not good at all
This is a guided tour. Our guide Marlio was terrible. He was unorganized, incompetent and inefficient. Could not co
F2602BWestherp
F2602BWestherp
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Beautiful trip
The guide Ana was great -- very well organized and knowledgeable. We did the trip at the beginning of November --
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David C
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide Peter - the pinnacle of service!!! His attention to detail, genuine care and his humor made this full day tour very pleasant.

We enjoyed this day so much that we asked Peter to assist and connect us with a private chauffer to Konstanz for the very next day at the end of this tour and he went above and beyond our expectations.

Best of Switzerland Tours, should feel very fortunate to have a guide as pleasant, hard working and caring for customers as Peter was. .

Well be sure to ask for him when we return next year. Thank you Peter for your warm and genuine spirit of hospitality.
Written May 15, 2022
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Atish P
Mumbai, India13 contributions
May 2018
We visited Rhine falls in May 2018 and also did the boat ride there. It was nice half day trip. You can take a train from Zurich Station and reach there in 1 hour. Also, the boat ride was amazing. It takes you very close to the falls. Overall a great exeperience
Written June 19, 2018
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Mr.BAtlanta
Atlanta,Georgia239 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a wonderful day trip from Zurich. The train will take you right too the falls and a visitor center. The fee for the visitor center and platforms to view the falls is CHF5.0 and well worth it. There is a nice town to explore and a restaurant and food trucks. There is a extra cost boat trip which will take you really close to the falls. If you have children, they will love it. Very family friendly event.
Written September 10, 2018
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JoCarol R
Palm City, FL80 contributions
Jun 2018
I would highly recommend visiting this site but don't think its a half day tour. The water is rumbling and crashing at an incredible rate and is really beautiful. Spend the extra 9 Francs and do the boat tour [during the summer months]. They will pull you as close to the falls as safely possible. We did a tour from Zurich [train station]. The bus tour was marginal at best. They didn't stop to let you take pictures along the way and it was nearly impossible to get good pics from the bus. they showed us a castle but couldn't really hear well enough to know the story. It was worth the money but don't get your hopes too high.
Written July 8, 2018
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Sylvia I
2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were to have visited the Rhine Falls on April the 7th, 2018. We waited at the appropriate location and time outside of the airport for 45 minutes, no bus came to pick us up. A kind transit bus driver phoned the Best of Switzerland tours for us and they said that we were not on their list, thus there was no scheduled pickup from the airport. What a disappointment. Now, how do I get refunded the $149.32 that was the cost for the tour. It would have been better to have taken the train there.
Written April 10, 2018
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Dear Sylvia Thank you for your review. We were already in contact with you via your booking agent and have explained you the situation. We have apologized that you have missed the tour and have looked into this matter to find out what happened and informed you as follow: We had a record of your booking for 2 adults but no mention that a pick-up from Zürich Airport is requested. Therefore, we had registered your booking for a departure from the main bus terminal Sihlquai. When customers are missing at the time of departure, we try to get in touch with them by contacting them on the number provided on their booking. You mentioned you had our phone calls registered. Our coach left the bus terminal Sihlquai and should have made a stop at Zürich Airport, since we should have assumed that someone waits there. From April to October, we always stop at the Airport, however due to a misunderstanding (maybe as it was still the beginning of the season) and a late departure from the bus terminal, this stop at Zürich Airport was not made. I have followed the situation up with our tour guide as well as the staff that was on duty at the departure point to make sure, this does not happen again. One of my colleagues must have contacted you again (the second) call as she wanted to offer you our second tour to the Rhine Falls with Stein am Rhein, which we operate in the afternoon. We of course understand your disappointment and have already authorized a full refund via your booking agent of course. The refund may take a couple of days to be processed. Thanks for your patience. We hope you still enjoyed your holidays and stay in Switzerland. With best regards
Written May 2, 2018
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Kim A
Denver, CO108 contributions
The falls were very nice but we only had an hour at the falls. After leaving the bus stop, we drove to the airport and then headed back to town to where we started. The drive out was nice and peaceful but the actual time at the falls was rushed. We got there and had to wait 10 minutes for everyone to go to the bathroom, then another 10 min to wait for the boat, 15 minutes on the boat with only 15 minutes to see the lookouts and climb back up.

We drove back via the countryside.

Looking back, I would have just taken the train which is direct from the downtown train station and drops off at the castle. The entrance fee is only $5 and you have to pay for the boat ride anyway. We would have had been on our time instead of the tours time.
Written May 27, 2019
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Dear Kim, Thank you very much for your feedback – we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the scenic drive to Northern Switzerland and the Rhine Falls. Our morning tour to the Rhine Falls allows our guests to see Europe’s biggest waterfall in just half a day. While our tour guides are responsible for our tours to run on time, we are sorry to hear that they made you feel rushed and that your experience was hindered by unpleasant waiting times that occurred due to the high number of visitors on that day. It is of course possible to travel to the Rhine Falls individually by public transport. However, having a tour guide with you, who serves as a facilitator and as a direct contact person in case of any occurring questions, is the reason why many people opt for a guided tour instead of an individual visit. We are sorry to hear that our tour to the Rhine Falls did not live up to your expectations and hope that you were still able to enjoy a great stay in Switzerland. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
Written December 3, 2019
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Christine R
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Dec 2018
I do not find it impressive at all .. . felt that it was a waste of almost half a day there.. was expecting a huge and tall waterfall .. but the falls felt like they were just a series of more vigorous moving brooks...
Written January 1, 2019
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Dear Visitor Thank you for joining our tour to the Rhine Falls. We are sorry, that you did not find them impressive. They are the biggest waterfalls in Europe and for many visitors are a great experience, but this of course also depends on what you’ve seen prior. I do agree that compared to some of the most famous and biggest falls in the world like Niagara Falls or the Igazu Falls the Rhine Falls are significantly smaller. Still to feel the forces of the water standing a few steps away, filling the spindrift and hearing the loud sound of the rumbling waters is for most of the visitors something special. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our small, beautiful country. Best regards
Written May 22, 2019
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Simmo180
London, UK91 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
If you are spending some time in Zurich then this is a great way to spend half a day. The coach left at 9:00 and we were back by 12:30.

Rhine Falls is a beautiful spot and the multiple viewing points make it very easy to get a great view with plenty of photo opportunities. You get about an hour and half there which is plenty to see the falls from the various viewing spots.

The falls are quite spectacular and when close you can really feel the power of the water.

I would recommend taking the boat ride if it's being offered, you get a great view from right in front of the falls.

Overall, very recommended especially as it will not take up a whole day and is very close to Zurich.
Written April 19, 2018
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travelhappyMumbai
Mumbai91 contributions
Jan 2018
Beautiful view of the falls. Not as spectacular as Niagara but a wonderful experience all the same. Quite cold if you go in winter. The restaurant seems to be shut in winter though. Easy to get to - take a train from Zurich HB to Schaffhausen station and then take a bus that is just outside the station. The ticket is about 46 chf which includes the train and bus fare. The same ticket can be used on trams and buses for the day within Zurich city as well.
Written February 4, 2018
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233abhinavb
Patna, India35 contributions
It's a nice place to go when in Zurich ... Not to far away from the center of the town ..... A bit crowded but manageable ....... Views are good ..... We didn't do boating but I feel it must be done .....
Written October 11, 2019
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