From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

4.5 / 5

201 Reviews

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

4.5 / 5

201 Reviews

Spend the afternoon in northern Switzerland on a coach trip from Zürich. Travel through a scenic landscape of charming villages and visit Europe's largest waterfall. Go to the Belvedere Trail for breathtaking views and visit the town of Stein am Rhein.

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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 1:15 PM
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the roar of Europe's biggest waterfall at Schloss Laufen
  • Learn the medieval history of Stein am Rhein
  • Drive through a spectacular landscape of farming villages and picturesque vineyards
Full description
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. Next, take the Belvedere Trail to a viewing platform right above the falls. Feel the rumbling waters beneath you. If you are feeling adventurous, take the optional boat ride and experience the falls from below. Continue via Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress, and 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, and 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. After some time at leisure, drive back to Zürich in the evening.
Includes
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable bus
  • Entrance fees to Schloss Laufen, the Rhine Falls and its panoramic glass lift, the Belvedere Trail, Historama Castle Museum and the viewing platform at Känzeli
  • Guided walk through the medieval old town of Stein am Rhein
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional boat ride in summer (CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child; payable on the spot and subject to availability)
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory

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Meeting point

Pickup from the Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, at 1:15 PM. Take the tram 4, 6, or 13 to Sihlquai stop. Pickup at Zürich Airport is possible at 1:30 PM upon registration. From the arrival hall in terminal 1 or 2, follow the signs for “Bus | Coaches” and "Tram | Tramway." Once outside the building, you will see the covered regional bus terminal. Turn right and follow the sign "Kante | Lane J - R" and make your way to lane R. At lane R you will see a metal signpost saying "Bus | Reisebusse." Please wait there until your guide arrives by coach.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was great tour. We were a small group and Martin is knowledgeable guide on our journey. The fall was amazing and breathtaking. I like the fact Martin let us explore on our pace. It us time to do what we need have some our independence. Stein Em was great a little town. Definitely enjoy the tour. Thank you!

March 5, 2020

Great tour, the tour guide was full of information and friendly. My only advice is that in down season (when we went) the large majority of the shops in Stein am Rhein we’re closed but we anticipated that and it was fine as that meant we had plenty of space to explore. The falls were excellent and you can get really close and there’s plenty of photo opportunities.

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February 19, 2020

Many reviewers memtion 1 hour was not enough st the falls but that time was absolutely perfect... enough for photos at each level and to view the small museum. We loved stein am rein also. I think as it was christmas time it was extra special and definitely the best time to do this type of tour.

December 22, 2019

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