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

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Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

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

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 84.66 per person

Take a scenic ride to the Rhine Falls to see Europe's biggest waterfall on a full-day tour that includes a tour of the picturesque Old Town, the Zürichberg district, and the Swiss National Museum.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Visit Europe's largest waterfall at the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle
  • Drive through the lush farmlands and vineyards of northern Switzerland
  • See St Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face
  • Drive through the Zürichberg district with its impressive mansions
  • Discover where Albert Einstein went to college
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Marvel at Europe’s largest waterfall on a combined scenic and city tour of Zurich and the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland.

Start your tour in the farming village of Marthalen. Admire its old houses, the 16th-century Munot Fortress, and pass vineyards. Visit the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle and marvel at the landscape that dates back to the Ice Age.

In summer, take an optional boat ride to the heart of the Rhine Falls and enjoy the sights from viewing platforms. Return to Zurich for a guided tour of the Old Town. See Europe’s largest clock face at St. Peter’s Church and the Swiss National Museum.

Admire the Grossmünster church and the Fraumünster church with its impressive stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. After a stop at Lake Zurich, continue to the Zürichberg district to see the stately mansions of the old aristocracy.

Continue to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein.

  • Multilingual guide
  • Transportation in climatized travel coach
  • Admission to the Rhine Falls with Laufen Castle
  • Bus tour of Zurich
  • Guided walk through the Old Town
  • 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)

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Meeting point

Pickup from the Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof. Take tram 4, 6, or 13 to Sihlquai stop.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • A passport is mandatory to return from the Rhine Falls via Germany to Zurich
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The registration and drive to the falls was smooth. The falls was simply beautiful.

September 27, 2022

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 49794