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Rhine Falls Half-Day Trip

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Discover Europe's largest waterfalls on this day trip from Zurich: you'll be captivated by the incredible natural beauty of Rhine Falls and the picturesque town of Schaffhausen.

Discover Europe's largest waterfalls on this day trip from Zurich: you'll be captivated by the incredible natural beauty of Rhine Falls and the picturesque town of Schaffhausen.

Rhine Falls Half-Day Trip

At the scheduled time, you'll leave Zurich behind and head into the stunning natural landscapes of northern Switzerland.

After a 40 minute drive through vineyards and enchanting villages, you'll make your first stop at Laufen Castle, a Medieval fortress which offers incredible views of the Rhine Falls. At 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 23 metres (75 ft) high, the Rheinfall is Europe's biggest waterfall and one of Switzerland's major tourist attractions.

You'll have around an hour of free time to explore the Rhine Falls and enjoy the activities on offer here. We'll get as close as possible to these majestic falls as we tell you all about their formation.

Having made the most of your time at Rhine Falls, your return journey to Zurich will take you through the charming town of Schaffhausen, where you can admire the 16th century circular castle known as Munot Fortress. You'll then drive through Germany for a short while, before arriving back in Zurich.

Waterfalls Cruise

In the summer, you can take an optional boat trip through the Rhine Falls. The ticket price for this trip is CHF10 for adults, CHF5 for children from 6 to 15 years old and free for children under 6.

Important information

Remember to bring your valid passport on the day of the tour: you will need it to cross the border between Switzerland and Germany.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 15 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 54.30
US$ 27.10
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 54.30
  • Children between 6 and 15 years old

    US$ 27.10
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

3 hours 45 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Transport by air conditioned coach.

English and Spanish speaking guides.

Entrance ticket to Laufen Castle.

Entrance ticket to the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle

Not included

Boat trip at Rhine Falls (only available in summer, 10 Fr (US$ 10.10) for adults, CHF5 for children from 6 to 15 years old and free for children under 6).

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can we take a pushchair/stroller/buggy?

    A - Yes, you can leave it in the luggage compartment on the bus during the journeys, and the viewpoints and pathways are all accessible with pushchairs. However, the path to the boat (boat ride not included) does not have pushchair access.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Sihlquai bus terminal.

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