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Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 49794
Take a scenic drive to the Rhine Falls to see Europe's biggest waterfall on a full-day tour that also includes a city tour of Zurich's main monuments, including the picturesque Old Town, the Lindenhof district, and the Swiss National Museum.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian

Pickup included

Pickup from the Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, at 9 AM. Take tram 4, 6, or 13 to Sihlquai stop. Pickup at Zürich Airport is possible at 9:15 AM upon registration. From the arrival hall in terminal 1 or 2, follow the signs for “Bus | Coaches” and "Tram | Tramway." Once outside the building you will see the covered regional bus terminal. Turn right following the sign "Kante | Lane J - R" and make your way to lane R. At lane R you will see a metal signpost saying "Bus | Reisebusse." Please wait there until your guide arrives by coach.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Europe's largest waterfall at the Rhine Falls on the Upper Rhine River
  • Drive through the lush farmlands and vineyards of northern Switzerland
  • See the Chagall windows in the Fraumünster Church in Zurich
  • Go to the Lindenhof neighborhood to see Zurich's Roman castle
  • Discover where Albert Einstein went to college
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Zürichberg
  • Take an optional boat ride to the heart of the Rhine Falls in summer
  • Travel on the Dolder railway
Full description
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 at 12:45 where you have some time at leisure, perfect for lunch, to relax and to explore the area. Meet back at the coach at 15:30 for 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 face on the façade of St. Peter’s Church.

Admire the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall in the Fraumünster Church. Learn about the abbey's history. Continue to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein. End the day with a ride on the Dolder Railway, and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley from the Zürichberg.
Includes
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide (Rhine Falls: English/Spanish, City Tour: English/German)
  • Audio guide for city tour available in Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
  • Pickup and drop-off at Zürich Airport upon prior registration
  • Ticket for the Dolder Railway
  • Admission to the Rhine Falls with Laufen Castle
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional boat ride at the Rhine Falls: CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child (payable on spot, subject to availability)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please note that it is mandatory to bring a passport on this tour
• You will have approximately 2.5 hours free time for lunch in Zurich between the morning excursion and the city tour
• Rhine Falls: live guided tour in English and Spanish
• City Tour: live guided tour in English and German, audio guides available in Spanish/Russian/Japanese/Chinese
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Very good, needs few walking around

September 21, 2019

What great experience it was, Rhine fall was just awesome, what a peaceful place to visit.

September 9, 2019

Amazing

August 7, 2019

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Product ID: 49794