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  • Rhine Falls Boat Tour to the Rock

    1. Rhine Falls Boat Tour to the Rock

    Experience the power of the Rhine Falls on a tour in a traditionally-crafted boat. Sail to the heart of the Rhine Falls, the mighty middle rock which is surrounded by powerful cascades of water. Spend 20 minutes at the rock, where you will have the opportunity to climb more than 100 steps to the 30-meter-high viewing platform. Once at the top, be rewarded with a unique 360-degree view of the Rhine Falls. On the way back to the harbor, enjoy another fantastic photo opportunity of the falls.

    It was uncoordinated in the sense that I had no idea where to get on the boat and which one to go on. The top of the rock was very crowded as a lot of people came up at once. But it was a good experience overall

  • From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

    2. From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and 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. 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-preserv...

    It was amazing from the start till the end, the tour guide was so nice, he welcomed me at the meeting point, explained all required rules for Corona, drove us safely to the waterfalls and during the trip he was always giving us info about Switzerland in general and in details, we explored everything also gave us some time for ourselves to explore.. helped me taking photos and drove us back to Zurich.. it was a really nice trip and would definitely plan another one with u.. thxx

  • 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.

    Fabulous from "Get your Guide" - didn't need to go to the ticket office. We went directly to the boat.

  • Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

    4. 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. Transfer by coach through the charming farming village of Marthalen. Admire its traditional frame houses and the 16th-century Munot Fortress. Pass some of the area’s famous vineyards. Upon arrival at the Rhine Falls on the Upper Rhine River, gaze in awe at a spectacular landscape that dates back to the Ice Age. During the summer you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the Rhine Falls and experience the cascading waters from the viewing platforms at their very heart. Return to Zurich and continue with a tour of the city landmarks. See the enchanting buildings of the Old Town. Go to the Swiss National Museum, built in the style of a Renaissance chateau. Continue to the Lindenhof neighborhood to see the Roman castle. Discover Europe’s largest clock fa...

    It was very nice tour Easy and comfortable Special thanks to mr. konrad who made it very spectacular

  • Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Enty

    5. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Enty

    Explore an interactive miniature Switzerland filled with stunning landscapes, milestones and funny scenes replicated in 1:87 scale. The museum is located near the Rhinefall, the largest waterfall in Europe. With direct access to the train-station and close to the motorway, it is an ideal destination no matter the weather. Rediscover the typical Swiss landscapes and towns like Stein am Rhein, Interlaken, railway bridges, and the Matterhorn. See 30 self-driving cars, 120 model trains, 20,000 little figurines, and interactive buttons that bring this mini-world to life.

  • Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

    6. 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 grea...

    A heartfelt thanks goes to the tour guide Ferdinand of Get your guide tours who took us to an amazing day tour to Lucerne and to Mount Titlis. Ferdinand is very professional and has an extensive knowledge.  He made our day very special and we highly recommend him.

  • From Zurich to The Rhine Falls

    7. From Zurich to The Rhine Falls

    Your driver will meet you at a location convenient to you in Zurich. This tour will give you an opportunity to discover more of the region's sights, history and culture. First of all, you will stop at the medieval Laufen Castle (Schloss Laufen) located on a mountaintop, which overlooks the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. When you are already at the Rhine Falls, you will have the chance to take photos of the fantastic scenery from the viewing platforms and have the possibility of a summertime boat ride to the middle of Rhine Falls (from June to August only; payable direct). Already returning back to Zurich, pass through Schaffhausen, where you will have an opportunity to see the unique circular Munot Fortress. Afterwards, the group will return to Zurich, to the initial meeting point.

    Visited in winter so boats weren’t an option. Also water flow not as spectacular but was still impressive!

  • Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

    8. Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

    Explore Zurich's Old Town and see the highlights of this unique town in the morning. Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue or Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's famous financial district and the renowned Zurich Opera House. Enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich before riding uphill by cogwheel train into the "Zurichberg" district with its noble 5-star Hotel Dolder Grand and many impressive mansions of glorious times past. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city, lake and snow-covered Alps. Cruising by the university quarter, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. Stop to take a picture with a view of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the "Grossmünster" cathedral and the "Fraumünster" church with its stained glass windows by Marc Chaga...

    These are basically two half day tours clubbed together with an hour wait between the two. The first part is the city tour of Zurich and is boring and entirely avoidable. The second part which includes the Rhine falls is amazing and a must do.

  • Private Tour from Zurich to Titisee-Neustadt and Rhine Falls

    9. Private Tour from Zurich to Titisee-Neustadt and Rhine Falls

    Experience the magical atmosphere of the Black Forest on a private day trip from Zurich. Enjoy panoramic views of the emerald-green forests and the shimmering blue of Lake Schluchsee. Upon arrival in the heart of the Black Forest at Titisee-Neustadt, avail of some free time to explore the area independently. Go for an optional boat ride across the water, or indulge your sweet tooth with some of the region's famous Black Forest Gateaux. Continue into the woodlands of Lenzkirch and the Upper Rhine and discover one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Europe. Feel the force of the water crashing down 23 meters at the Rhine Falls and take some dramatic souvenir photos before your return trip to Zurich.

  • From Zürich: Private Rhine Waterfalls & Schaffhausen Tour

    10. From Zürich: Private Rhine Waterfalls & Schaffhausen Tour

    Begin the tour when you meet your guide at your hotel and make your way from Zurich to Schaffhausen. Enjoy a short walk through the car-free streets, admiring the historical buildings while learning of Schaffhausen's history from your guide. Arrive at the castle Laufen after a short transfer by bus. Located directly at the Rhine waterfalls, Laufen marks the border between the canton of Zurich and Schaffhausen. Learn an overview about the historical importance of the waterfalls at the castle exhibition before continuing your walk around the castle. Head down to the waterfalls where different viewing platforms close to the water ensure great views and spectacular photograph opportunities. Between the months of May and September only, you can board a tourist boat to cross the river. Take a spectacular ride directly in front of the Rhine Waterfall, Europe's largest plain waterfall. Return ...

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What people are saying about Rhine Falls

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 570 reviews

Great!! Great tour. It is fascinating to stand on the rock in the middle of the Rhine Falls. However, climbing the stairs on the rock is very difficult for people with walking disabilities.

Was totally enough great experience! We were even allowed to ride earlier than planned, so the lady at the ticket station was super nice

Booked online and everything was perfect! Traveled by bike ... that's how you see the most and is the fastest

Everything booked online, we were very satisfied, everything went smoothly, we will definitely do it again

Very nice experience, everything is well organized, a real pleasure!