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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
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icon5 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Journey from Zurich to see the Rhine Falls and historical Stein am Rhein on this half-day sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel northward through vine-coated hills to the Swiss-German border. Visit Laufen Castle to see the falls, and if you’re here in summer, take an optional boat ride for an up-close look at the cascades. Continue to Stein am Rhein and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town, passing the fresco-covered houses and other medieval landmarks.
  • Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein sightseeing trip from Zurich
  • Choose to take an optional boat ride (subject to availability) up to the waters
  • Take a walking tour of Stein am Rhein village, known for its mural-coated medieval houses
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Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Walking tour at Stein am Rhein
Visit of Rhine Falls
Food and drinks
Optional Boat ride (CHF 10/adult, CHF 5/child, payable in cash, April-Oct, subject to availability)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Best of Switzerland Tours AG , Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

1:15 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Public transit is the least expensive way to get to the bus terminal." See review
  • "Highly recommended - both Rhine Falls and Stein-am-Rhein are undoubtedly worth seeing!" See review
  • "Highly recommend a trip to see the Rhine Falls and in particular taking the optional boat cruise which takes you close to the falls." See review

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star-1
Bad guide, no time for nothing (even not eating or having coffee break from 1:15pm until close to 7:00pm.
Jon_S
, May 2022
Getting of the bus, such a relief. Unprofessional, un organized The tour should be at least an hour longer to allow some free time.,
star-5
Great value for this tour.
Jean_W
, May 2022
Getting up close to the rushing water without getting wet and feeling the pure power of the water. We also visited the quaint village of Rhine am Stein well worth the price paid.
star-5
Wonderful sights!
Shiloh_P
, May 2022
This was a breathtaking tour! The tour guide was wonderful. Paying the extra 10 francs for the boat ride at Rhine Falls is definitely worth it, just be aware there are a good number of steps to get to the boat. The little town was also very cute and had some excellent gelato.
star-5
Wonderful trip!
Linda_S
, May 2022
This was a great trip and a first time to Zurich and the Rhine Falls. Our tour guide made it interesting and fun! I would highly recommend going!
star-5
Our guide Ante was very...
Viviana_T
, Apr 2022
Our guide Ante was very professional and gave us lot of information about Switzerland, the Rhine river and waterfalls, Stein am Rhein and much more. I was expecting the waterfall to be higher and was a bit disappointed, but that's on me, they were still very impressive. Steim am Rhein is a lovely town, truely worth visiting.
star-5
Guide was enthusiastic...
Catherine_P
, Apr 2022
Guide was enthusiastic and informative. She engaged with all the participants and ensured we had a great trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stein am Rheine was a...
Soumya_K
, Apr 2022
Stein am Rheine was a stunning medieval town that reminded me a lot of Bamberg. Loved the cute character cafes . Grab a coffee and get lost in your thoughts by river Rhein which is a few steps away from the town. The waterfalls were gorgeous too. I recommend hiking up to see the river and the origin of the waterfalls. Loved that view more than the waterfall itself.
star-2
Not worth the price! Too crowded No time
Susan_B
, Apr 2022
Not at worth it. Up tight tour guide. Felt like a Schmidt. Boat trip should have been included. Felt like the tour guide made $ on selling it. No time to see the castle. Definitely don’t go on a weekend. Falls was nice but the short time on and off boat not worth a day and time on bus.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Mayra, Thank you very much for joining our half-day tour to the Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein and for sharing your experience with us! We fully agree that including the boat ride in the tour price would be a nice add-on for the tour. Yet, it is only running from April to October, while our tours operate all year round. As we also cannot guarantee access for guests with limited mobility, we refrain from including the boat trip in the tour. This allows our guests to spend the limited time at the Rhine Falls with activities of their choice: they can either visit the medieval Laufen Castle or take an optional boat ride in the Rhine basin. To give our guests the opportunity to experience the falls from up close, we charter a boat exclusively for our group. Since many guests remember the boat ride as the highlight of their visit, the tour guide acted in your best interest when trying to sell you the tickets. Nevertheless, we are sorry to hear that it came across as if he wanted to fill his own pockets and will gladly pass on your feedback as a suggestion for improvement. Since your visit fell exactly on a weekend during spring break, we can very well imagine that there were many other visitors. Nevertheless, we hope that you will remember your visit in the best possible way and look forward to welcoming you back on a tour during your next visit to Zurich! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
star-5
A must see excursion!
Pat_T
, Apr 2022
What a great time. Our guide, Verena, was excellent. She had a very upbeat personality and made the trip very interesting. Rhein falls, including the boat ride, we’re spectacular. Great pictures with the falls as the back drop. The town of Stein am Rhein was right out of a storybook. Quite beautiful! I highly recommend this excursion.
star-5
Great day !
Neeta_B
, Feb 2022
The view was breathtaking, loved the beautiful waterfall. The walk through the city was awesome too.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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