Zurich Highlights Tour:
Your sightseeing begins in central Zurich when you meet your guide and explore the main landmarks by air-conditioned coach. Learn about Zurich’s history and hear fascinating tales about the sights from your informative guide. See the Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe’s most prestigious shopping boulevards; pass Zurich Opera House and the National Museum, and view institutions where Albert Einstein taught.
Admire the medieval Old Town, home to St. Peter’s Church and the Fraumunster church, whose stained glass windows were designed by Marc Chagall. Have your camera ready as you ride the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg hill, overlooking the city. View the grand mansions and luxury hotels of this plush neighborhood and absorb the stellar views over the city. Your tour then ends at the start point, leaving you free time for lunch (own expense) or to stroll independently before your afternoon tour.
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Tour:
Meet your guide in central Zurich and travel by coach through picturesque Swiss wine country and pastures to Laufen Castle, overlooking the Rhine Falls. Dip into the castle exhibition, behold the 75-foot (23-meter) high waterfalls from the observation points and glass elevator, and perhaps take an optional boat trip (June to August only) close to the tumbling cascades.
After time at leisure, continue via Schaffhausen, home to the imposing, 16th-century Munot Fortress, to Stein am Rhein. On arrival, enjoy a short walking tour of the cobbled Old Town, famous for its well-preserved medieval houses, many coated in ornate frescoes. Observe the painted frontages as your guide shares the story of the buildings, and, after free time to wander on your own, end your tour with a drop-off in central Zurich or, if you wish, a drop-off at Zurich Airport.