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From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

1. From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Travel out of Zürich for a scenic tour through dramatic natural landscapes and historic landmarks. Come across quaint villages and vast vineyards, and take the lift to the Rhine Falls. Depart Zürich and journey towards the Swiss/German border of northern Switzerland. Travel through a beautiful wine-growing region of charming farming villages and picturesque landscapes en route to Laufen. See the splendid medieval castle of Schloss Laufen and the mighty Rhine Falls and experience Europe's biggest waterfall. Get unique views from the panoramic lift and discover what it looks like when an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunges into the basin below. If you are feeling adventurous, take the optional boat ride and experience the falls from below. Continue via Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress. Soak up the views of the gently rolling vineyards and farming villages en route to Stein am Rhein. Upon arrival, learn about the well-preserved old town during a stroll. See distinctive medieval buildings such as the church and former monastery of St. George's Abbey. Look at the half-timber frame townhouses, along with the city gates and towers, the Town Hall, and the Armory. Admire the delicate wooden window frames of many of the buildings and marvel at their exceptional frescoes.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Rhine Falls Boat Tour

2. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Rhine Falls Boat Tour

Enjoy a 30-minute boat tour to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Reinfall. Relax on the boat and admire the landscape and scenery, see if you can spot any wildlife, and listen to the roar of the falls. Float along the calm waters, along the "Rheinish Amazon", all the way up to the German border. Learn about the history of the landscape and the native beaver, and admire the beautiful local scenery. Travel back upstream, where you will experience the thundering Rhine Falls up close as a glorious finale and marvel at one of the most powerful waterfalls in all of Europe.

Rhine Falls: 15-Minute Boat Tour

3. Rhine Falls: 15-Minute Boat Tour

Admire Europe's largest waterfall from a unique perspective aboard a 15-minute thrilling boat ride. Set sail from the harbor and steer directly into the left fall where you will experience the power of the thundering water masses up close. After your first wild ride, relax and take in breathtaking views of the waterfall before passing under the right fall. Witness breathtaking rock formations then head back to land, passing through the left fall again for one last adventure.

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

4. Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

As you travel towards the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland on this coach trip, you’ll pass through the charming farming village of Marthalen, with its traditional frame houses. You’ll also see the 16th-century Munot Fortress and the area’s renowned vineyards. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the sight of the Rhine Falls. This natural feature is located on the Upper Rhine River and has been around since the Ice Age. During the summer you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the falls, at the heart of the cascading waters, and enjoy the magnificent spectacle from the viewing platforms. Alternatively, you can enjoy a leisurely hour on the banks of the river. The return journey takes you over the border to southern Germany for a short stretch. Back in Zurich, you’ll be dropped off in the city center. A multi-lingual guide leads the excursion. The tour is a great way to start or end your vacation.

Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

5. Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

Travel to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest on this day trip in a climate-controlled bus from Zurich. Have some free time to explore the charming town of Titisee and capture pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board a spacious bus and relax while taking in views of the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee on the way to the town of Titisee.  Listen to a short introduction on how the locals get the popular cuckoo clocks to sing at the Drubba watch showroom. Spend some time exploring the town at your own pace where you can purchase a boat ride on the lake or buy a delicious slice of Black Forest cake which is made with cherry brandy. Hop back aboard the bus for a drive through impressive spruce forests and the town of Lenzkirch. Arrive at the Rhine Falls to admire this stunning waterfall that is 150-meters wide. Have some free time where you can purchase a boat cruise before returning to the Zurich HB train station.

Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

6. Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

Marvel at Europe’s largest waterfall on a combined scenic and city tour of Zurich and the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland. Drive through the farming village of Marthalen. Admire its old houses, the 16th-century Munot Fortress, and pass vineyards. Visit the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle and marvel at the landscape that dates back to the Ice Age. In summer, take an optional boat ride to the heart of the Rhine Falls and enjoy the sights from viewing platforms. Return to Zurich and enjoy 2 hours at leisure for lunch to come back for a guided tour of the Old Town. See Europe’s largest clock face at St. Peter’s Church and the Swiss National Museum. Admire the Grossmünster church and the Fraumünster church with its impressive stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. After a stop at Lake Zurich, continue to the Zürichberg district to see the stately mansions of the old aristocracy. Continue to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Entry

7. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Entry

Small but mighty! The miniature world at the Rhine Falls! Adults and children will find mountains up to 6 meters high, castles and palaces, rivers and fields in the impressive miniature world of Smilestones on more than 250 square meters of layout area. Around 23,000 miniature people live in their miniature wonderland with 12,000 little trees, over 100 trains in H0 gauge and many self-driving cars. Embedded in Swiss destinations such as the Alpstein region, the Bernese Oberland or the Rhine Falls, there is much to marvel at and smile about. The modeled landscape resembles a three-dimensional hidden object picture, full of many small scenes with funny details. Over 50 action buttons liven up the miniature world even more. Directly above the Rhine Falls, indoor, air-conditioned and open all year round.

From Zurich: 8-Day Tour to Geneva with Tickets and Lodging

8. From Zurich: 8-Day Tour to Geneva with Tickets and Lodging

Enjoy an exciting journey to Switzerland in one action-packed 8-day trip to the charming cities, natural beauty, and spectacular views. Start in Zurich and explore the region's historical and cultural diversity. Stay in 4-star accommodation and relax next to picturesque Swiss lakes and mountain scenery. Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Zurich. Lodging at the hotel in Zurich. In the afternoon, enjoy a Zurich walking tour of the city’s historical quarters. Free time in the evening. Day 2: Zurich – Stein-am-Rhein – Rhine Falls – Lucerne – Zurich Breakfast Visit the historic town of Stein-am-Rhein. Discover the pedestrian medieval part of the city with many unique bay windows and frescoed buildings. Excursion to the Rhine Falls the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Then you will drive to Lucerne, home to the world’s historical heritage and outstanding architecture in each corner. Free time in the evening. Day 3: Zurich – Interlaken region Breakfast Along the picturesque mountain road, we will move to Interlaken, which is located between two lakes Brienz and Thun. We will visit the magnificent village of Iseltwald on the shores of Lake Brienz. Farther we will take the Harder Kulm cable car to 1,322 meters above sea level for beautiful views over the surrounding peaks and Lake Thun. Lodging at the hotel in the Interlaken region. Day 4: Interlaken region – Watefalls Valley – Interlaken region Breakfast Discover the delightful Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls Valley, the pearl of the Bernese Oberland. You will visit the Aareschlucht Gorge which is 1400 meters long and up to 200 meters deep. The limestone chasm formed 10000 years ago was created by the water of the melting glaciers. Free time in the evening. Day 5: Interlaken region – Bern – Gruyere – Montreux region Breakfast Explore Bern City with many fountains, sandstone facades, arcades, and historic towers. Visit the medieval city of Gruyères, the cheese factory La Maison du Gruyère, and the chocolate factory Maison Cailler. Lodging at the hotel in Montreux region. Day 6: Montreux region Breakfast. Free Day. The heart of the Swiss Riviera is Montreux. Just walk along its flowering promenade, recognized as one of the most luxurious in all of Europe. Enter the legendary Queen: The Studio Experience museum. You can visit the amazing Chaplin’s World Museum of the outstanding Charlie Chaplin on your own. Enjoy the 830 hectares of terraced slopes of the Lavaux vineyards Day 7: Montreux region – Vevey – Lausanne – Geneva After breakfast, we will visit Chillon Castle the most visited historical monument in Switzerland. Discover the magnificent embankments of Montreux and Vevey. Visit the cozy Olympic Park in Lausanne. Enjoy the sightseeing Geneva City walking tour. Lodging at the hotel in Geneva. Day 8: Geneva Breakfast. Enjoy free time in the city until it’s time to transfer to the airport.

RhineFalls & Stein am Rhein (Tour private)

9. RhineFalls & Stein am Rhein (Tour private)

Rhine Falls Adventure Your adventure begins with a captivating morning excursion that leads you through scenic routes to the northern region of Switzerland, where the majestic Rhine Falls awaits! Encounter the medieval Castle Laufen, poised gracefully above the cascades, and immerse yourself in the tremendous force and resonance of Europe’s most extensive waterfalls from the vantage points of panoramic pathways and observation decks. Relax in the plush seats of a comfortable coach while your knowledgeable guide shares insights into Switzerland’s rich history and culture. Journey through idyllic landscapes adorned with gently undulating vineyards and quaint farming communities en route to the splendid medieval Castle Laufen. Upon arrival, savor approximately one hour of leisurely exploration at the formidable Rhine Falls, a paramount attraction in Switzerland. Delight in unparalleled vistas of Europe’s largest waterfalls, accessible via a panoramic elevator, and witness the spectacle of around 700,000 liters of water per second plunging over a 150-meter-wide precipice into the basin below. Embark on a serene, brief saunter along the Belvedere panoramic trail, guiding you to the observation platform positioned directly above the falls, where you can experience the refreshing spray of the thundering waters. For an even more immersive experience (offered during the summer), contemplate taking an optional boat excursion that brings you into close proximity to the falls. Alternatively, you may explore the Historama at the venerable castle to delve deeper into the intriguing history of this unique locale. Charming Stein am Rhein But the adventure doesn’t end here. After the Rhine Falls, we’ll take you to the picturesque town of Stein am Rhein. This charming town is renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved medieval architecture. As you stroll through its cobblestone streets, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Stein am Rhein boasts beautifully adorned half-timbered houses, colorful frescoes, and a tranquil atmosphere that’s perfect for exploring. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the town’s historic sites, enjoy a delicious meal at one of its cozy restaurants, and browse the quaint shops for unique souvenirs. The Return Journey The return journey will take you through the scenic landscapes of Switzerland, allowing you to savor the memories of both the Rhine Falls and the medieval charm of Stein am Rhein. It’s the perfect combination of natural wonders and historical beauty, all in one unforgettable tour. Don’t miss the chance to experience this Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein Combo Tour. Book your adventure with us and immerse yourself in the best of Switzerland’s natural and cultural treasures.

Neuhausen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

10. Neuhausen Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Neuhausen at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Chübeli-Moser-Huus, SIG Areal, Hasler-Häuser and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Platz für alli" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Platz für alli. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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based on 1,207 reviews

Stein am Rhein is just simply beautiful, you see the Rhine Falls and you think that is the main and best part of the tour, however Stein am Rhein just made this tour incredible! Our tour guide was amazing and gave us so much information on the tour and about Switzerland in general with lists of amazing restaurants to visit and on the different Swiss cuisine to try aswell. This was a perfect afternoon activity! And Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls are definitely worth a visit!

Lovely tour. The falls are magnificent and the village is a unique experience. Tour guide is very friendly and explains a lot of things.

I really liked the transportation and our guide gave us very interesting information. He was always very kind.

Good,no issues, tour guide was knowledgeable, easy to hear and understand

The guide was very attentive, everything was very comfortable and simple