Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

From $90.44

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. Cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you visit the locally renowned Drubba watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
  • Day trip to the Black Forest and Rhine Falls from Zurich
  • See two countries in one day: Germany and Switzerland
  • Learn how German cuckoo clocks are made at the Drubba watch showroom in Titisee-Neustadt
  • Stroll around Lake Titisee in the Black Forest and try the region’s Black Forest Gateau, if you wish
  • Enjoy free time at Rhine Falls to take photos and admire the scenery

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Visit to Drubba Watch Showroom
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Boat ride at Rhinefalls (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
    Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

Start time

12:15 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


Admission Ticket Free

Schluchsee (Pass By)


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Lenzkirch (Pass By)

Rhine Falls

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sihlquai (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid PASSPORT is REQUIRED on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Our tour leader Lara was lovely and very professional. She had a lot of information about the area and gave us very good information about Switzerland. The Black Forest was amazing . I absolutely recommend this tour to everyone.


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Nothing much. The tour...
Raghav_S, May 2023
Nothing much. The tour was too crowded and rushed. The information given by the guide on the tour was not insightful, but, sounded like it was read from a wiki page.
It’s not a tour, just a boring bus ride
Grace_C, May 2023
Overall average tour. They complete all the basic activities and go to all the places listed in the description, but it’s overall very boring. Rhine falls is pretty and the town is quaint, but it was nothing special. The tour guide barely talked about the scenery during the 2 hours drive through countryside or the town as we walked through. He only just got us from point A to B. It would have been better to take the train from Zurich to Rhine falls than waste my money on a bus tour with no actual “tour guiding”.
Good tour
Chris_L, May 2023
The guide Thomas was really good and kept us entertained. I really enjoying driving thru the Black Forest and going to the shopping village. I wish we got to walk around in the Black Forest but we knew before hand that it was just the shopping area. Rhine falls was nice too and we got some good pictures.
Good Overall
Danial_F, May 2023
The tour was a good balance between the two destinations without the tour company knowing your personal preferences. The guide was good overall, but seemed overly repetitive. I was also under the impression that Drubba was the only Cuckoo Clock shop in the area. There are several in the town and each are comparable in price.i would've liked to look around at the other shops before committing to Drubaa. It was a good experience in general and I would recommend this tour if you don't have access to a vehicle or simply don't wish to plan out your trip.
Visit to Rhine Falls, not to miss.
Vikash_V, May 2023
Rhine falls of-course was the most interesting in this trip, but unfortunately the trip organisers give you more time in a village called Titisee, may be because they want you to buy things like Cuckoo Clock from there. The guide behaves as an agent of the shops and the restaurants in Titisee. The natural beauty of Rhine Falls is immense and the tourists should have more time there. The boat ride close to the Falls also is a fantastic experience.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our tour. We regret that we did not quite meet your expectations. The tour is called Black Forest - Titisee & Rhine Falls, so we show you the scenic region of the Black Forest with its dark forests, lakes and landscapes, an enchanting setting. After a short demonstration of how cuckoo clocks are made, you will have free time to enjoy the lake, the shopping and the restaurants with their famous Black Forest specialities. The second highlight of this trip is the largest waterfalls in Europe with an optional boat trip near the falls. Actually, both are popular highlight destinations and we are glad that the visit to the Rhine Falls exceeded your expectation.
Good tour
Wafa_M, May 2023
This was a good tour. If you've been to the Niagara Falls in the US these are just like it but smaller still beautiful to see. I just wish this tour included time to go see the castle on top. The falls are great but the castle would of been lovely to see. And the black forest town is boring except for the cake that was real good cake!
Black Forest Beauty
Louis_P, May 2023
A truly great experience- driver Renaldo outstanding & guide even better. Very comfortable bus ride with delightful stops despite rain at the Rhine Falls - even have picture with driver & guide - just a great day
Loved it!
Hira_M, Nov 2022
Highly highly recommend. Loved the entire experience. Raymond and Armando were amazing and kept the trip interesting and funny!
Jane_A, Oct 2022
The tour was boring only saw forest and the only highlight of the tour was rhine falls experience . I wish we able to see more in part of Germany .
Black Forest Adventure
Barbara_K, Oct 2022
Beautiful day seeing the countries when we visited Zurich. Coach was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide was pleasant and informative with several insights to offer. Titisee was beautiful and we regret not having more time there. Saved for the next trip!!!!
Claudio_R, Oct 2022
I have always wanted to see the Black Forest and we did. It was a beautiful day to visit and see the Black Forest as well as the Rhine Falls.
Black Forest beauty
Salvatore_S, Sep 2022
The Trip to Black Forest was interesting. From Zurich, it was a quick trip. There were times that you felt you weren’t in Germany. The area to see Coo Coo Clocks was really cool. I do advise to buy a clock while your there. i wish we would have entered the black forest on foot. The guide was great. Raymond did a great job
We really enjoyed the...
Terri_E, Sep 2022
We really enjoyed the demonstration of how clocks are built and we then spent time purchasing our clock that has meaning to us for our 50th wedding anniversary and the things we have done on trip. .
Satisfied with the overall tour
Kay_C, Aug 2022
Crossing the boarders... seeing the Black Forest wow amazing....eating Black forest cake from its origin yum.... seeing how cuckoo clocks are made was fascinating ... Rhine falls beautiful
Fahimeh_B, Aug 2022
Our tour leader Lara was lovely and very professional. She had a lot of information about the area and gave us very good information about Switzerland. The Black Forest was amazing . I absolutely recommend this tour to everyone.
Wonderful day in the Black Forest
Anita_M, Aug 2022
Enjoyed a scenic ride through the Black Forest and stop at beautiful Lake Titisee visiting shops and eating ice cream. Then went on an exciting Rhine Falls boat ride...right up to the Falls and got sprayed by the cool water! Our guide was wonderful.
Good but need more time
Indira_P, Aug 2022
Guide was excellent and knowledgeable! The only downside is we only 1 hour at each spot which is too little time. A more appropriate amount of time would have been 2-3 hours at each spot and more guided or self exploration of the space.
It was a grt experience,...
It was a grt experience, the guide was good. She was explaning every thing about Switzerland and Germany...
Great trip very good organized
Eva_K, Jul 2022
Thomas was very friendly, professional, great organized, optimistic. I would recommend to give the guests his phone number to be able to inform him in case of someone’s delay. So he doesn’t have to call everybody and ask why he is late.
The driver and tour guide...
Dawn_P, Jul 2022
The driver and tour guide were awesome. You could tell they love their job and have a great working relationship. They were so funny

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