Rhine Falls Tour and Stein am Rhein Day Trip from Zurich
Take a Rhine Falls tour from Zurich to enjoy a gorgeous and scenic journey to one of Switzerland’s most spectacular natural wonders. Save time and money with this tour package that combines two tours, so you can visit Zurich’s popular highlights, as well as the town of Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls.
Take the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg, explore Old Town (Altstadt) Zurich, travel to Laufen Castle to catch sight of Rhine Falls, and go on a walking tour of Stein am Rhein—all in one day.
- Combine two best-selling Zurich tours for a discounted price
- Take an afternoon trip to the magnificent Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest falls
- Visit Laufen Castle to admire the falls and enjoy an optional boat ride (Summer months only) up to the cascades
- Enjoy a walking tour of medieval Stein am Rhein, famous for its fresco-painted, half-timbered buildings
Rhine Falls + Stein am Rhein Day Trip from Zurich
When listening to your multilingual guide, sit back and relax in a comfortable chair, introduce the fascinating history and culture of Switzerland. The journey takes you on the Grand Tour of Switzerland through picturesque landscapes with gently flowing vineyards and quaint villages close to the German border, finally reaching the magnificent medieval Laufen Castle!
Spend about an hour of leisure at the mighty Rhine Falls, one of the major attractions in Switzerland. Experience the unique views from the panoramic lift of Europe’s largest waterfall and see how an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunges into the basin below over a distance of 150 meters.
A beautiful short walk on the panoramic path of Belvedere takes you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you will hear the rumbling waters’ spindrift.
Take stunning pictures of the cataract, the basin’s fizzy waters below and the surrounding area’s natural beauty. Visit the Historama at the patriarchal castle to find out more about this specific place’s interesting history.
We will start with its iconic Munot Fortress through Schaffhausen, passing through the beautiful countryside to Stein am Rhein’s medieval town. You can learn about the well-preserved city with its many signature buildings on your guided tour. Most of these half-timbered houses are built from stone with delicate wooden windows and excellent frescoes.
The White Eagle, whose fresco counts as the oldest surviving Renaissance mural painting in Switzerland, is the most famous of these buildings.
We will drive back to Zurich after some leisure time, arriving at about 6:30pm.
Zurich Highlights Tour
Your sightseeing begins in central Zurich, where you will meet your guide and board an air-conditioned coach to tour the city’s most important landmarks. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about Zurich’s history and tell you amazing stories about the landmarks.
Pass by the Zurich Opera House and the National Museum, as well as institutions where Albert Einstein taught, on the Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe’s most prominent shopping boulevards.
Admire the ancient Old Town, which includes St. Peter’s Church and the Fraumunster Church, which features Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows. As you ride the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg hill, with its panoramic views of the city, have your camera ready.
View the luxurious neighborhood’s big mansions and fancy hotels while taking in the spectacular views of the city. After that, the trip concludes at the start location, giving you free time for lunch (at your own expense) or a leisurely stroll before your afternoon tour.
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Tour
Meet your tour guide in central Zurich and travel by coach through gorgeous Swiss wine country and pastures to Laufen Castle, which overlooks the Rhine Falls. Take a look around the castle exhibits, admire the 75-foot (23-meter) high waterfalls from the viewing points and glass elevator, and consider taking an optional boat ride (June to August only) close to the cascading cascades.
After some free time, travel to Stein am Rhein via Schaffhausen, which is home to the towering 16th-century Munot Fortress. Upon arrival, take a short walking tour of the Old Town’s cobblestone streets, which are known for their well-preserved medieval homes, many of which are covered in elaborate murals.
Observe the painted frontages while your guide tells you about the history of the buildings, then complete your trip with a drop-off in central Zurich after some free time to roam on your own.
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