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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

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Zürich, Switzerland
Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. Cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you visit the locally renowned Drubba watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
  • Day trip to the Black Forest and Rhine Falls from Zurich
  • See two countries in one day: Germany and Switzerland
  • Learn how German cuckoo clocks are made at the Drubba watch showroom in Titisee-Neustadt
  • Stroll around Lake Titisee in the Black Forest and try the region’s Black Forest Gateau, if you wish
  • Enjoy free time at Rhine Falls to take photos and admire the scenery
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
Visit to Drubba Watch Showroom
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food & Drinks
Gratuities
Boat ride at Rhinefalls (optional)
Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai , Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

12:15 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid PASSPORT is REQUIRED on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hans Meier Tourist AG - Gray Line Zurich
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "The boatride at Rhine Falls is also cash-only and is definitely worth it for the photo opp and the chance to be outdoors on the water." See review
  • "as far as black forest goes, if one is really interested in buying a cukoo clock, which by itself is a master piece, one must go there." See review
  • "Definitely choose the boat ride at Rhine Falls, waterfall is breath taking." See review

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star-5
Perfect
Fahimeh_B
, Aug 2022
Our tour leader Lara was lovely and very professional. She had a lot of information about the area and gave us very good information about Switzerland. The Black Forest was amazing . I absolutely recommend this tour to everyone.
star-5
Wonderful day in the Black Forest
Anita_M
, Aug 2022
Enjoyed a scenic ride through the Black Forest and stop at beautiful Lake Titisee visiting shops and eating ice cream. Then went on an exciting Rhine Falls boat ride...right up to the Falls and got sprayed by the cool water! Our guide was wonderful.
star-4
Good but need more time
Indira_P
, Aug 2022
Guide was excellent and knowledgeable! The only downside is we only 1 hour at each spot which is too little time. A more appropriate amount of time would have been 2-3 hours at each spot and more guided or self exploration of the space.
star-5
It was a grt experience,...
JATINKUMAR_P
, Aug 2022
It was a grt experience, the guide was good. She was explaning every thing about Switzerland and Germany...
star-4
Great trip very good organized
Eva_K
, Jul 2022
Thomas was very friendly, professional, great organized, optimistic. I would recommend to give the guests his phone number to be able to inform him in case of someone’s delay. So he doesn’t have to call everybody and ask why he is late.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The driver and tour guide...
Dawn_P
, Jul 2022
The driver and tour guide were awesome. You could tell they love their job and have a great working relationship. They were so funny
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Picture perfect experience in Europe
Keymanthri_M
, Jul 2022
The pre- trip communication was excellent including a Whatsapp chat option to raise queries. Payment was processed as indicated. The Black Forest trip was awesome- although the cake was pretty average…the showstopper was the Rhine Falls experience. Hailed as the biggest falls in Europe, it pales in comparison to Niagra Falls and Victoria Falls but the close up boat ride and the picturesque backdrop make it special! Highly recommended. Laura our guide and Armando the tour driver were superb!
star-5
Lots of fun
Isabel_B
, Jul 2022
The tour was great- comfortable bus, amazing views, lots of fun! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn about the Black Forest and see the Rhine falls
star-5
Great 1/2 day trip packed full of sights
Michelle_p
, Jul 2022
The scenery was beautiful. Our guide was fantastic. I highly recommend this trip and the “upgrade” boat to the Falls.
star-4
Raymond, the tour guide,...
mlozano77
, Jun 2022
Raymond, the tour guide, was friendly and made sure his guests had fun during the tour. The boat ride to the Rhine falls was fun and Raymond was kind enough to offer to take pictures of each of his guests when the boat got close to the falls. He made sure we all had memorable pictures. The Black Forest tour was very good. , i.e. driving through the winding route of the forest. Enjoyed this tour a lot. Highly recommend it.
star-5
Excellent tour experience
Sakshi_J
, Jun 2022
Amazing tour guide and experience. Loved the locations. Tour was perfectly managed. It was great and punctual and well organised.
star-1
Last minute cancellation
Natalie_H
, Aug 2020
Tour was cancelled last minute. I got a full refund but I had already gone all the way to Zurich for the tour to only find out it was cancelled upon arrival. They said they tried to call me the day before but I had no calls or emails about the cancellation. I ended up going to the Rhine Falls on my own... took the train from Zurich HB. However since I actually never got to do the tour, I have nothing to give feedback on.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Natalie we regret that the tour became cancelled but honestly we contacted you on the given contact phone number several times and left twice a message on Natalie's answering machine. The evening before and in the morning. It would not have changed the situation but at least you would have been prepared about the it. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you still had an enjoyable visit to Europe's largest falls - The Rhine Falls. best regards / Madeleine
star-3
More of a shopping trip
Sonia_C
, Jan 2020
Ok tour if you just wanna visit Black Forest from Zurich and you're pressed for time. I enjoyed the Rhine Falls experience however, I felt that a big chunk of the time was spent for the shopping. Our tour guide Ana did not give us any background about the places we will visit. She was more enthusiastic about bringing the group to the place where the clock demo would be held. Just a tip, if you are not into cuckoo clocks, do not follow the tour guide in the place where the clock demo will be head. Skip it and just explore the place on your own. You will know where to meet the group when it's time to leave the place anyway. The back forest cake is a must try.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Trip never took off
pritibak
, Oct 2019
I had received message that my trip was confirmed but when I reached the pick up point, I was told that the tour cannot take place because there was not enough number of people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Worth neither the money nor the time.
ThereseLidingo
, Oct 2019
To go by boat near the Rhine Falls was an interesting experience. However not included, but for an extra expense. The next stop, at the Titlii sea i Germany, offered only a street with tourist items. And no visit to a factory that makes the clocks that makes the town an attraction. Only a lady at a counter, who in five minutes explained how these clocks are made. Moreover, the guide on the tour was mostly silent, she had not much information to offer, so the trip (which lasted many hours in a mini-bus) was utterly boring. Worst of all was the driver, an old man who probably has made the trip a hundred times, and who drove terribly fast in the mountains, sick-sacking as he now and again ran over on the opposite file. He was not even fully concentrated on his driving, since he was continuously talking to the guide (who sat in a seat next to him). It was a terribly frightening experience, and one that really made me angry since he "had my life in his hands". I was not the only passenger who reacted. Others too drew sights of relief when we finally reached Zürich again. "We made it!", one of them exclaimed as the bus stopped. I particularly want to point out this part of the tour. As Your guest, one is not paying for being frightened for one's life. As a compensation, Viator ought actually to give us all our money back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect trip
Farzana_A
, Oct 2019
We had a great time. Our tour guide Raymond was very helpful, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Driver Richard was very nice as well. Thanks for such an amazing and funfilled day..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Very good trip
julia_c
, Oct 2019
Guide was very unfriendly and bitchy, not very knowledgable, but trip was on time, well organised, driver was good, drove smoothly
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Chanda_R
, Oct 2019
Perfect amount of time to get to both places in one day. Definitely choose the boat ride at Rhine Falls....waterfall is breath taking.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Tour could have been better
JitS65
, Oct 2019
Visit to the sites were beautiful, but the guide was rather boring. Having been on many tours like this, we usually have guides who explain and have things to say along the way. Expect a quiet journey with some information along the way and you will be left on your own to figure out and guide yourself at the sites.
star-5
Best day tour from Zurich
Nicholas_T
, Oct 2019
Anna is an amazing tour guide! She is friendly and detailed with a good sense of humour. She is also patient with troublemakers in the tour group. The driver is polite and an expert with sharp turns. We had a pleasant and smooth journey thanks to him. Highly recommended!!

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