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 Day Trip Itinerary
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.
If weather conditions allow it, 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.
Remember to bring your valid passport on the day of the tour: you will need it to cross the border between Switzerland and Germany.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 15 years old||Children under 6 years old|
Children between 6 and 15 years oldUS$ 29.50
Children under 6 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
3 hours 45 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Transport by air conditioned coach.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Laufen Castle.
Boat trip at Rhine Falls (only available in summer, 10 Fr (US$ 10.90) for adults, CHF5 for children from 6 to 15 years old and free for children under 6).
When to book?
You can book up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Only some areas are accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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.
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.
Sihlquai bus terminal.