Afternoon excursion on the route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland to the spectacular Northern Switzerland. Discover the stunning Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall followed by the visit of the medieval town of Stein am Rhein.
Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide explaining about Switzerland’s interesting history and culture. The journey takes you along the Grand Tour of Switzerland through picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages close to the German border. Reach the first highlight of this afternoon at splendid medieval Castle Laufen – the mighty Rhine Falls! Enjoy about one hour leisure time at Europe’s biggest waterfalls and one of Switzerland’s major tourist attractions! Delight unique views from the panoramic lift and see how an average of 700’000 liters of water per second plunge across a width of 150 meters into the basin below. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Take an optional boat ride (summer only) close to the falls. Continue via Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress and passing through the beautiful countryside to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. On a guided stroll, you learn about the well-preserved old town with its many distinctive buildings. Most of these half-timbered houses are made of stone with delicate wooden windows and stun visitors with their exceptional frescoes. The most prominent of these houses is the White Eagle, whose fresco counts as the oldest preserved mural painting of the Renaissance in Switzerland. After some time at leisure, drive back in the evening to Zürich.
Departure: Zürich, Zürich airport (pick-up and/or drop-off available on request)