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Rhine Falls Boat Tour to the Rock

1. Rhine Falls Boat Tour to the Rock

Experience the power of the Rhine Falls on a tour in a traditionally-crafted boat. Sail to the heart of the Rhine Falls, the mighty middle rock which is surrounded by powerful cascades of water. Spend 20 minutes at the rock, where you will have the opportunity to climb more than 100 steps to the 30-meter-high viewing platform. Once at the top, be rewarded with a unique 360-degree view of the Rhine Falls. On the way back to the harbor, enjoy another fantastic photo opportunity of the falls.

Rhine Falls: 30-Minute Boat Tour with Audioguide

2. Rhine Falls: 30-Minute Boat Tour with Audioguide

Admire Europe's largest waterfall from a unique perspective aboard a 30-minute thrilling boat ride which features audio commentary available in 21 languages. Set sail from the harbor and travel down the Rhine River to admire the Nohl Bridge. Enjoy the refreshing breeze and magnificent views of the riverbank before returning to the Rhine Falls basin. Here, steer directly into the left fall where you will experience the power of the thundering water masses up close. After your first wild ride, relax and take in breathtaking views of the waterfall before passing under the right fall. Witness breathtaking rock formations then head back to land, passing through the left fall again for one last adventure.

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

3. From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Depart Zürich and journey towards the Swiss/German border of northern Switzerland. Travel through a beautiful wine-growing region of charming farming villages and picturesque landscapes en route to Laufen. See the splendid medieval castle of Schloss Laufen and the mighty Rhine Falls and experience Europe's biggest waterfall. Get unique views from the panoramic lift and discover what it looks like when an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunges into the basin below. Next, take the Belvedere Trail to a viewing platform right above the falls. Feel the rumbling waters beneath you. If you are feeling adventurous, take the optional boat ride and experience the falls from below. Continue via Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress. Soak up the views of the gently rolling vineyards and farming villages en route to Stein am Rhein. Upon arrival, learn about the well-preserved old town during a stroll. See distinctive medieval buildings such as the church and former monastery of St. George's Abbey. Look at the half-timber frame townhouses, along with the city gates and towers, the Town Hall, and the Armory. Admire the delicate wooden window frames of many of the buildings and marvel at their exceptional frescoes.

Rhine Falls: 15-Minute Boat Tour

4. Rhine Falls: 15-Minute Boat Tour

Admire Europe's largest waterfall from a unique perspective aboard a 15-minute thrilling boat ride. Set sail from the harbor and steer directly into the left fall where you will experience the power of the thundering water masses up close. After your first wild ride, relax and take in breathtaking views of the waterfall before passing under the right fall. Witness breathtaking rock formations then head back to land, passing through the left fall again for one last adventure.

Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

5. Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

Travel to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest on this day trip in a climate-controlled bus from Zurich. Have some free time to explore the charming town of Titisee and capture pictures the most powerful waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in views of the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee on the way to the town of Titisee. Listen to a short introduction on how the locals get the popular cuckoo clocks to sing at the Drubba watch showroom. Spend some time exploring the town at your own pace where you can purchase a boat ride on the lake or buy a delicious slice of Black Forest cake which is made with cherry brandy. Hop back aboard the bus for a drive through impressive spruce forests and the town of Lenzkirch. Arrive at the Rhine Falls to admire this stunning waterfall that is 150-meters wide. Have some free time where you can purchase a boat cruise before returning to the Zurich HB train station.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall: 30-Minute Rhine Falls Boat Tour

6. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: 30-Minute Rhine Falls Boat Tour

In the calm waters, along the "Rhenish Amazon" to the German border, you first learn about the history of the landscape, the native beaver and can admire the beautiful scenery. Then it's back upstream, where you will experience the thundering Rhine Falls up close as a glorious finale.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Entry

7. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Smilestones Miniature World Entry

Explore an interactive miniature Switzerland filled with stunning landscapes, milestones and funny scenes replicated in 1:87 scale. The museum is located near the Rhinefall, the largest waterfall in Europe. With direct access to the train-station and close to the motorway, it is an ideal destination no matter the weather. Rediscover the typical Swiss landscapes and towns like Stein am Rhein, Interlaken, railway bridges, and the Matterhorn. See 30 self-driving cars, 120 model trains, 20,000 little figurines, and interactive buttons that bring this mini-world to life.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Rhine Falls Cruise and Breakfast

8. Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Rhine Falls Cruise and Breakfast

Join this combined tour at the Rhine Falls with an impressive boat trip and an inviting breakfast with great views! Start your day with the “Early Bird” trip by boat out into the morning sun and walk up the Rhine Falls middle rock. The waterfall lies at your feet in a breathtaking 360-degree panorama. Feel the power of the water. After that, take in the Rhine Falls in all its glory on the first floor of the Restaurant Schlössli Wörth in the Rhine Falls basin. On the majestic veranda, experience the spectacular view of the largest waterfall in Europe while enjoying an inviting breakfast. The buffet leaves nothing to be desired. The breakfast includes: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Ovi (Swiss malt drink) From the buffet à discretion: various small breads, croissants, Zopf (yeast plait), various jams, honey, Nutella, butter, margarine, various cheeses, various cold cuts, various yogurts, various muesli, cornflakes, fruit juices, cold milk, water, fruit salad

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

9. Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

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.

From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

10. From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

Uncover the best of 4 countries in 1 day on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax in the comfort of a private vehicle as you drive along Lake Zurich, Obersee and Walensee, admiring green hills and valleys along the way. Then, cross the border into Vaduz in Liechtenstein. Here, marvel at the emblem of the city, the imposing Vaduz Castle, then visit the famous post-office with its high-in-demand stamps. Next, continue to Bregenz in Western Austria, located on the shores of Lake Constance. Here, see sights such as Martins Tower, Lake Promenade and the famous Kunsthaus Kub. Afterward, proceed to the main sightseeing location in Southern Germany, Lindau, where you can admire majestic townhouses and breathtaking views. Later, continue to the German city of Meersburg, where you will drive over the bridge to reach the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein. Enjoy some free time to wander through the narrow streets of the city's fairytale-like Old Town and marvel at its preserved, half-timbered medieval houses with their extravagantly painted facades. After a full day's sightseeing, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

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What people are saying about Canton of Schaffhausen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 644 reviews

It was a great experience. The bus location was easy to find. The bus was comfortable and the tour lady was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The Rhein Falls was amazing to see. Overall we loved the tour and the tour people.

We were fortunate that it did not rain and that it was not too busy.. managed to capture some amazing moments! Guide had a good tone of voice so did not bore us!

We liked it a lot very helpful staff and the guide she was amazing and many information and histort ... Very recommend

Great boat tour and adequate amount of time on the rock! Overall, a good experience!

Best tour operator, had an amazing time with the guide.