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Neuhausen am Rheinfall

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Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Rhine Falls Boat Tour

1. 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. If you are travelling from Schloss Laufen, please allow sufficient time (approx. 15 minutes) for the crossing to Schlössli Wörth. The crossing is included in the ticket price.

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

2. 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.

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: Chocolate & Cheese Factory, the Rhine Falls

8. From Zurich: Chocolate & Cheese Factory, the Rhine Falls

Embark on an incredible journey from Zurich to the Rhine Falls, one of Switzerland's most iconic natural attractions. Later, visit a chocolarium and the Appenzeller Schaukäserei for a delicious gastronomic adventure in Switzerland. Begin by visiting the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfalls in Europe. With their impressive power and picturesque setting, take in the incredible views of the Rhine Falls. Immerse yourself in the delicious world of Swiss chocolate at the chocolarium. Discover the secrets of chocolate making and have the opportunity to taste the variety of chocolate delights. Then, head to Appenzeller Schaukäserei (cheese dairy) for an authentic cheese experience. Explore the traditional production of Appenzeller cheese. Enjoy a unique, self-guided excursion that will stimulate your five senses. Next, discover the charming village Appenzell, nestled amid the rolling hills of northeastern Switzerland. Explore cobblestone streets, colorful buildings adorned with frescoes, and cozy cafes serving Swiss fare. Immerse yourself in tradition at the Landsgemeindeplatz, where the annual open-air assembly takes place. See the stunning Appenzell Alps that surround the village, which offer hiking trails and scenic vistas. Experience Swiss charm and hospitality in Appenzell.

Zurich: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Lake Cruise & Rhine Falls

9. Zurich: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Lake Cruise & Rhine Falls

Begin your day trip from Zurich breathing in the fresh, Alpine air of the morning as you embark on a tour through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Altstadt), where the tales of the city's medieval past come to life. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the Grossmünster and St. Peter's Church, their history echoing through their ancient walls. Continue to the shores of Lake Zurich, where a serene boat ride awaits, offering panoramic views of the city against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Then, indulge in the culinary delights of Swiss cuisine, from decadent chocolates to savory richness, with a tour of the Lindt Home of Chocolate. Find the world's tallest chocolate fountain and attend hands-on workshops with chocolatiers. As the day unfolds, stroll along the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world's most exclusive shopping streets, where luxury and elegance meet. Finally, arrive at the vibrant Zurich West district, where modern art and urban culture blend seamlessly with the city's historical charm.

From Zurich: Rhine Falls Morning Trip with Entry Tickets

10. From Zurich: Rhine Falls Morning Trip with Entry Tickets

Discover the awe-inspiring majesty of Rhine Falls with a morning trip, your gateway to unforgettable adventures. Explore the falls, nestled amidst the picturesque Swiss landscape, Rhine Falls captivates with its thundering cascade, towering cliffs, and emerald-green waters. Join an exhilarating excursion to this natural wonder, where you'll witness the sheer power and beauty of Europe's largest waterfall up close. Feel the mist on your skin as you stand on viewing platforms, offering unparalleled vistas of the roaring waters. Book your excursion today and embark on a journey to Rhine Falls that will leave you enchanted and inspired.

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(1,207 reviews)

Loved the tour. Good half daytime frame. The right amount of time at the falls. Time enough to walk around after the boat ride and grab an icecream on the way back to the bus. The bus ride was scenic and tour guide was amazing (sorry I forgot the name). Stein am Rhein was a GREAT little stop as well and the small tour was just enough to get a good feel of the town and get great Gelato.

The guide was great. The falls were fun (even with the 121 steps back to the top). The best part was Stein am Rhein. Loved the Swiss painted houses. Stay near the guide to hear all she says. You can take pictures later.

It was hard to hear the guide if you weren’t standing close to her. A microphone would be helpful. More time n the village would be nice

Waterfall was great and the medieval village was interesting to walk around as well. The tour guide was knowledgeable

Peter was an excellent guide. He made our tour more enjoyable with his informative and energetic narrations.