Guided tour

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

Guided tour

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 59.03 per person

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, with convenient departure from the city center. Start or end your vacation in an ideal way on this half-day tour to Northern Switzerland.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Visit the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall
  • Drive through spectacular scenery in a comfortable coach
  • Take an optional boat ride to the middle of the falls during the summer
Full description
As you travel towards the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland on this coach trip, you’ll pass through the charming farming village of Marthalen, with its traditional frame houses. You’ll also see the 16th-century Munot Fortress and the area’s renowned vineyards. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the sight of the Rhine Falls. This natural feature is located on the Upper Rhine River and has been around since the Ice Age. During the summer you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the falls, at the heart of the cascading waters, and enjoy the magnificent spectacle from the viewing platforms. Alternatively, you can enjoy a leisurely hour on the banks of the river. The return journey takes you over the border to southern Germany for a short stretch. Back in Zurich, you’ll be dropped off in the city center. A multi-lingual guide leads the excursion. The tour is a great way to start or end your vacation.
  • Fully-guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Admission to the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional boat ride from April to October (CHF 10 per adult / CHF 5 per child payable on spot, subject to availability)

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich HB (main train station). Follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure with valid ID.

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Important information

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 for the return journey from the Rhine Falls via Germany to Zurich
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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As the tour says its not Niagara Falls, but its really pretty. This was a short excursion and we had a great time. The ride out to the falls was really pretty and we had a great weather day. If you are looking for something to do that is pretty laid back and only about 4 hours this is a great choice.

April 2, 2023

This is good for people who are short on time but really want to do the Rhine falls. This was basically a trip to the falls and back. There was some talking on the bus there and back. However, those parts were skippable for sure. Also, if you order food from the shop at the falls be prepared to wait and wait.

April 2, 2023

I enjoyed every moment of this trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The driver drove us safely to and from the place. The coach was air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable. I had a great time at the Rhine Falls and recommend taking the boat ride (costs 10CHF). We went through Germany on the way back to the meeting point. Though we were told to bring our passports, we didn't need to present/show them. All in all, it was an awesome tour. Here's a short video of my time at Rhine Falls.

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 4759