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

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

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icon5 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Journey from Zurich to see the Rhine Falls and historical Stein am Rhein on this half-day sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel northward through vine-coated hills to the Swiss-German border. Visit Laufen Castle to see the falls, and if you’re here in summer, take an optional boat ride for an up-close look at the cascades. Continue to Stein am Rhein and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town, passing the fresco-covered houses and other medieval landmarks.
  • Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein sightseeing trip from Zurich
  • Choose to take an optional boat ride (subject to availability) up to the waters
  • Take a walking tour of Stein am Rhein village, known for its mural-coated medieval houses
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Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Walking tour at Stein am Rhein
Visit of Rhine Falls
Food and drinks
Optional Boat ride (CHF 10/adult, CHF 5/child, payable in cash, April-Oct, subject to availability)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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”.

1:15 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
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.

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  • "Public transit is the least expensive way to get to the bus terminal." See review
  • "Highly recommended - both Rhine Falls and Stein-am-Rhein are undoubtedly worth seeing!" See review
  • "Highly recommend a trip to see the Rhine Falls and in particular taking the optional boat cruise which takes you close to the falls." See review

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star-4
Rhine falls on a lovely summer day
JIGISH_G
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Rahel was very good. Gave us a lot of information about the areas we passed through and best of all - was very generous in flashing her lovely smile right through the trip
star-5
GREAT value - SUPERB tour guide!
Angela_J
, Aug 2022
My expectations were low. This was a large group tour. However, I was incredibly surprised at how enjoyable it was. We were on a very clean, AC bus. Our guide was tremendous - this ALWAYS makes the tour. She did a great job providing interesting tidbits of information during the drive to the falls, not too much but just right. The falls were beautiful. The little town we visited was perfect. Would have loved to be able to spend additional time there. The bus driver took us back a different way so we saw two different sides to the countryside. All in all a great tour and I would HIGHLY recommend! Great value!
star-5
Beautiful place and great experience!
Karisa_D
, Jul 2022
Our guide was fantastic, very informative. The Rhine Falls were gorgeous. I would recommend taking the boat ride like we did (sit up front) and you get the best view of the falls and can feel the power of the water. Stein am Rhein is a beautiful place. This tour is worth it and would go again.
star-5
The guide was very...
John_D
, Jul 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The trip was very organized and the bus was clean and comfortable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great short trip!
Kenneth_M
, Jul 2022
Tour was great! The guide was very professional and friendly. Perfect to fit into a short visit to Zurich.
star-3
View of falls was...
Kimberley_G
, Jul 2022
View of falls was gorgeous. Tour guide was nice. But, the bus was very hot (hot day, but could’ve cooled off before we got on). Also, when we missed part of our tour (our fault) we were just told no wo trying to accommodate. Needed to be a little less rigid of a tour imo.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Kimberly, Thank you very much for joining our tour to the Rhine Falls and for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the temperature aboard the bus hindered you from fully enjoying your tour. All our buses are comfortable travel coaches with air-conditioning, but we do understand that it can still get quite warm in a fully occupied bus. Unfortunately, it is forbidden by law to run the engine, and thus the air conditioning, while the bus is stationary. This also means that the bus inevitably warms up during boarding and the visit at the Rhine Falls. Unfortunately, we are confronted with late arrivals every day, which is why the tour guides wait for a maximum of 10 minutes after the announced departure time. While we fully understand that your experience was disappointing, we kindly ask you to understand that it is also a question of consideration towards all guests that arrive punctually. For guests looking for more flexibility, we would advise booking a private tour, where the itinerary can be fully adapted to your needs. We hope that you will still keep your visit to the Rhine Falls in fond memory and thank you for your understanding. Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Rheinfalls
Joseph_C
, Jul 2022
The commentary and guidance by Martin Benz was outstanding. Very informative and well spoken. Coach although the smaller size was comfortable and well air conditioned.
star-5
Well organized, fantastic...
Auli_T
, Jul 2022
Well organized, fantastic guide. Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein are both beautiful places and defenately worth to visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great experience!
Blanche_G
, Jun 2022
The boat ride was fun and the town of Stein am Rein was beautiful. Our guide, Verena, was wonderful.
star-5
Amazing!
Christine_D
, Jun 2022
amazing! the tour guide is very knowledgeable and the tour itself is worth every second and every penny spent
star-4
Beautiful place, but know that walking may be an issue.
Miriam_A
, Jun 2022
The trip was wonderful, but you should know that there are a number of uneven steps involved, even with an elevator. For older people or those who may have walking issues, this may be a problem. My husband was one of these.
star-4
Perfect.Shall do again
ABDOU_I
, Jun 2022
All the journey was marvellous espesially stein am rhine .The tour guide was perfect and professional .The driver was very good
star-3
Not sure I would recommend
Marc_H
, Jun 2022
The bus was packed and AC did not work well. Very uncomfortable trip. The guide was not very good.. like it was her first or second time. The falls were okay but very crowded.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Marc, Thank you very much for joining our tour to the Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein! The Rhine Falls are one of Switzerland's most popular tourist destinations and can get very busy during the summer holidays, especially on a hot day like your travel day. All our buses are comfortable travel coaches with air-conditioning, but we do understand that it can get quite warm in a fully occupied bus. Unfortunately, it is forbidden by law to run the engine, and thus the air conditioning, while the bus is stationary. This also means that the bus inevitably warms up during the stop at the Rhine Falls and in Stein am Rhein. We regret to hear that your tour guide could not make up for the shortcomings and will certainly follow up on your feedback with her. While she has only joined us this season, we are positive that your feedback will help her improve her services and therefore highly appreciate your review. We hope that you still enjoyed a wonderful stay in Zurich and hope that you will give us a second chance to convince you of our high-quality standards during your next visit to Switzerland! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Great view of the Falls and countryside
Denise_V
, Jun 2022
The Rhine Falls are amazing. We went on the additional boat ride to the foot of the falls and that was even more incredible. The walk back up was very challenging but well worth the trip. The visit to Stein am Rheim was lovely. It was a quaint small town with lots of history, shops, and natural beauty. The trip was longer than I expected, but we saw so much of the beautiful countryside.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stairs beware.
Fred_G
, May 2022
Well coordinated tour. I would recommend mentioning in the tour discription the amount of stairs involved For the boat ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful trip
igors_g
, May 2022
Both locations are beautiful, though the time is very much limited. Don't expect to have time for lunch, better to get some snacks/drinks to have on the go. Otherwise, very nice tour. Thanks to our guide and organizers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing feature of...
Brian_N
, May 2022
Amazing feature of nature. Professional tour guide. Good information about feature in particular and northern Switzerland in general. Good value
star-1
Bad guide, no time for nothing (even not eating or having coffee break from 1:15pm until close to 7:00pm.
Jon_S
, May 2022
Getting of the bus, such a relief. Unprofessional, un organized The tour should be at least an hour longer to allow some free time.,
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Jon, Thank you very much for joining our tour to the Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein and for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the service provided by your tour guide did not meet your expectations. We would have loved to discuss your feedback with your tour guide, but unfortunately, we couldn’t identify him/her without your exact travel date. Since this tour starts at 13:15, we do not dedicate any time for lunch at the Rhine Falls. However, there is a kiosk at the entrance where guests can buy snacks and drinks at their own expense. Depending on traffic conditions, we also include a 1 hour stop in Stein am Rhein. While the first half is spent on a guided walking tour of the Old Town, our guests spend the second half at leisure. Unfortunately, we are not entirely clear why you were denied both opportunities, but we understand that it is a long afternoon if you have indeed not taken any breaks. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and hope that you enjoyed a wonderful, rich dinner after your return to Zurich! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great value for this tour.
Jean_W
, May 2022
Getting up close to the rushing water without getting wet and feeling the pure power of the water. We also visited the quaint village of Rhine am Stein well worth the price paid.
star-5
Wonderful sights!
Shiloh_P
, May 2022
This was a breathtaking tour! The tour guide was wonderful. Paying the extra 10 francs for the boat ride at Rhine Falls is definitely worth it, just be aware there are a good number of steps to get to the boat. The little town was also very cute and had some excellent gelato.

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