Guided tour

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours
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Spend the afternoon in northern Switzerland on a coach trip. Travel through a scenic landscape of charming villages, visit Europe's largest waterfall, and see the Belvedere Trail and Stein am Rhein.

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  • 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
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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. 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.

  • 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 from April to October (CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child; payable on the spot and subject to availability)

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Meeting point

Pickup from the Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof. Take the tram 4, 6, or 13 to Sihlquai stop.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 276 reviews

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The tour provided a good amount of time to view the Falls from the viewpoints as well as the boat. The Guide was very knowledgeable about the Falls as well as Stein am Rhin, and also gave us a good overview of the Swiss governmental system, population demography, and other aspects of Switzerland which added to the enjoyment of the tour.

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June 4, 2022

It was amazing, strongly recommend you to take the public boat ride, it’s only 7chf, but it brings you upclose to the falls. Be prepared to get wet! It was raining when I went, so it made no difference. I wish there was a little bit more time at Stein am Rhein, cos I went to the wine shop that the guide recommended, and met some really friendly locals there having a drink!

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April 8, 2022

It was incredible. STEIN AM RHEIN AND RHEIN FALLS was beautiful. The tour guide (can’t remember her name maybe Veronica?) was so cute and well experienced. Only thing is there was not enough time to get some food in Stein am Rhein so it was a bit rushed. But so Worth it.

March 29, 2022

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