Tour Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Stein Am Rhein, Schaffhausen, and Rhine River Cruise Tour

Harmoniously combining charming Swiss culture with remarkable history and breathtaking nature, this jam-packed Swiss adventure promises an entire day of unforgettable experiences. The medieval old town of Stein Am Rhein will transport you back in time, offering an immersive historical adventure where the guide will share extraordinary facts and interesting stories of the area’s heritage. Upon cruising along the indigo-blue Rhine River, you can admire untouched landscapes and charming villages before reaching Schaffhausen. While taking a scenic walk through its monumental sites, the guide will unveil the historic roots of the idyllic town.

The tour will continue with a railway adventure to the majestic Rhine Falls, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Overflowing with stupendous natural beauty and incredible history, this magnificent destination will undoubtedly create heartwarming memories that will last a lifetime!

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Stein Am Rhein, Schaffhausen, and Rhine River Cruise Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Rhine River Cruise Passes
  • Rhine Falls Access Pass
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Stein Am Rhein, Schaffhausen, and Rhine River Cruise Tour:

  • Cruise on the first part of the Rhine River
  • Explore the historic town of Schaffhausen
  • Discover the largest Waterfall in Europe
  • Stroll in the footsteps of World War combatants in Stein Am Rhine

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

Email: booking@tourismusgroup.com
Phone (Toll-Free): +1 888 719 5557

Stein Am Rhein, Schaffhausen, and Rhine River Cruise Tour Info

Arriving in the historic destination of Stein Am Rhein, our tour guide will delve into the ancient tales as you stroll through the pedestrianized medieval old town. During this immersive exploration, a multitude of historical heritage facts will be shared, including captivating stories of how emperors settled the town and the disruptive bombing of Stein Am Rhein in 1945. Take in the town’s eye-catching, fresco-painted buildings and exceptionally preserved medieval center, featuring an unchanged ancient street plan and original city gates that will instantly transport you back in time. Come face-to-face with the striking medieval architecture of St. George’s Abbey as the guide unravels its historical heritage, ensuring a full understanding of the monastery’s importance. Continuing through the Stein Am Rhein, there’s the chance to visit several additional Swiss Heritage landmarks, including Burg Hohenklingen and the Castle Church.

Accompanied during a relaxing cruise journey across the Rhine River to Schaffhausen. Renowned for its magical landscapes of both Switzerland and Germany, combined with its indigo-blue water, this river boasts an enchanting Alpine backdrop that perfectly complements the surrounding region’s expansive history and charming culture. Our guide will share various insights about the river’s origin in the Swiss canton of Graubünden and its historical importance as a navigable waterway for transporting trade and goods during the Holy Roman Empire. While gliding across through the blissful scenery, many medieval castles and defenses will be visible – offering a superb opportunity to take stunning photographs!

The guided tour will continue with a delightful trip to Schaffhausen, a picturesque town that sits on the upper Rhine River. While exploring the town, you’ll encounter a variety of vibrant and elegant baroque-style buildings, including churches and homes. During this marvelous discovery, the guide will share the comprehensive backstory of Schaffhausen’s heritage, including its establishment and transformation over the centuries. You will learn many interesting facts about the town’s transition to an imperial city in 1208, the establishment of the Benedictine monastery of All Saints, its alliance with Swiss confederates between 1454 and 1459, and much more!

The last discovery on this guided tour is a visit to the spectacular Rhine Falls, Europe’s most powerful waterfall! Located on the High Rhine, bordering the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich, Rhine Falls sit at an impressive 150 m (492 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) tall. The waterfall’s deep blue waters cascade in between flourishing verdant landscapes, making this destination truly mesmerizing. With ancient landforms dating back half a million years, this natural spectacle offers a glimpse into the surrounding region’s geological history. Upon visiting Rhine Falls, the tour guide will share tremendously intriguing insights including its drastic evolution and attempts during the late 1800s to harness the fall for power generation.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

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Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver at the departure point. The location of the departure point has to be advised at the time of booking. We can not be held responsible for clients late for their transfer.

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Confirmation

Private Day Trip, Small Group Day Trip, or Packed Multi-Day Trip is confirmed and reserved once both parties agree in writing or over the telephone and is subject to the booking and cancellation policy. When full payment is received the final confirmation document will be sent.

Important

We request that you carefully check your voucher’s dates and contact information and contact us immediately if these are incorrect.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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