Rhine Falls: Come face to face with the power of nature with this guided tour to one of Europe’s most impressive natural attractions. The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in the continent, with a drop of 23 metres and a breathtaking width of 150 metres.
The visit to the falls is the highlight of the trip, which also takes in the picturesque landscape of northern Switzerland, a quaint village and an immaculately preserved Renaissance town.
Driving north from Zurich towards the German border, you will pass a stunning lower Alpine landscape that is famed for its vineyards. We’ll cross the picture-postcard village farming village of Marthalen. Almost every building appears to be a traditional whitewashed half-timbered house.
In Schaffhausen, the town closest to the falls, you will see the 16th century Munot Fortress atop a hill overlooking the old town, which boasts a series of frescoed Renaissance façades.
By now your appetite will have been whetted in expectation of the main event: the stunning Rhine Falls. When Frankenstein author Mary Shelley visited the falls, she described them as ‘exceeding anything I had ever before seen’. More than 160 years later, the sensation is the same for many visitors. Some of the views of the falls are simply jaw dropping. Allow yourself to be thrilled by this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. As an optional extra, you can reach the rock in the middle of the falls by boat and get right into the breathtaking falls.
Meeting/ Pick up point: At 9am except from May to September from Bus parking near Main Station. Stop: ''Sihlquai'', Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17. The customers must be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour.
Duration: Three and a half hours.
Start or opening time: 9.30am.
Languages: English, German (and Spanish on request).
Others: Optional boat ride possible in winter season. From 01/11/14 to 31/03/15 days of operation are: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.