Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg

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This private tour from Salzburg takes you on a scenic journey through the Bavarian Alps and Inn Valley to the Austrian state of Tryol. In the (...)

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Overview Location: Salzburg, Austria
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austrian Alps

You’ll have about 2.5 hours in Innsbruck, starting with a guided tour to get acquainted with the city and its history and culture. There is no fixed itinerary, so you have the flexibility to create your own sightseeing schedule depending on your interests. Simply tell your guide what you’d like to do and see. You'll also be given free time to have lunch and explore the city on your own.

Set amongst the gorgeous Nordkette mountain range, Innsbruck has been home to two Winter Olympics Games and is still the location for many major sporting and cultural events. Innsbruck offers a range of historical sights, scenic vistas and Olympic attractions, as well as charming boutiques and atmospheric cafes and brewpubs.

Take a stroll through the arched passageways of Old Town, where you'll see the Golden Roof, symbol of the Innsbruck. Visit the Imperial Palace, see the empty tomb of Emperor Maximilian at the Hofkirche imperial church, or venture to Ambras Castle, nestled in the hills above the city.
Sports lovers can visit Bergisel with its famous ski jump or the village of Igls, renowned for the winter bobsleigh events and downhill ski races. For a scenic experience, take the funicular from Old Town up the mountain to Hungerburg; from here, the panoramic gondola continues to Seegrube, where you'll be treated to tremendous views of the Central Inn Valley, the Stubai and Zillertal Alps, and across the Wipptal to the Italian border.

Please note those sights above are varoius options, please let the guide know about your personal interests
Entrance fees are not inlcuded

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Swarovski Kristallwelten, Kristallweltenstrasse 1, Wattens 6112 Austria

After your time in Innsbruck, embark on the second portion of your tour with a 20-minute drive through the Inn Valley to Wattens, where you'll stop to visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds. This unique subterranean theater is Austria’s second-most visited museum, right after Schönbrunn Palace.

The Swarovski family has been renowned for its spectacular crystal creations for more than a century. To celebrate the 100th-year anniversary of the prestigious brand, multi-media artist Andre Heller created Swarovski Crystal Worlds, an underground exhibition space that immerses you in a sparkling fantasy world in which the magic of crystals is ‘staged’ in a variety of imaginative ways. It's a truly enchanting experience!
On your 1.5-hour tour, wander through the Chambers of Wonder, created by famous artists and designers such as Alexander McQueen, Tord Boontje and Brian Eno. This fairytale winter landscape is made up of thousand of crystals, creating a real-life kaleidoscope. Stand in the interior of a giant crystal, watching light refracted in hundreds of mirrored surfaces, and marvel in child-like wonder at the imposing Crystal Dome, the showpiece of Swarovski Crystal Worlds. You'll then head back to Salzburg to conclude your tour.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What you can expect This private tour from Salzburg takes you on a scenic journey through the Bavarian Alps and Inn Valley to the Austrian state of Tryol. In the capital city of Innsbruck, set against the stunning Nordkette mountains, enjoy a guided tour customized to your interests, followed by free time to explore on your own. Innsbruck offers various options like Winter Olympics, Golden Roof in Old Town, Imperial Palace, or take the funicular up to Hungerburg for sweeping views of the Central Inn Valley. Your guide will be happy to show the hightlights. Then, prepare to be mesmerized as you enter Swarovski Crystal Worlds, whose larger-than-life crystalline theater is Austria’s second-most visited museum, right after Schönbrunn Palace.

Please note the drive is about 2 hours one-way, which gives you 6 hours in total for Innsbruck and the Swarovski Crystal Wolrd. Please discuss your personal interests with your guide before tour start, as we may visited Swarovski first, Innsbruck afterwards.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan or Mercedes E-Class

What's NOT inside

  • Entry/Admission - Swarovski Kristallwelten

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying at a hotel, please wait in the hotel lobby.

Duration:

10 hours

Frequency:

Daily

Departure time:

9:00 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point
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Reviews & ratings

  • Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg | . | 2015/12/19
    "Our driver/tour guide was great and we enjoyed every minute! "

  • Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg | . | 2015/09/26
    "Our guide, Peter, was exceptional! We truly appreciated his extraordinary customer-focused service and his friendly and respectful demeanor. Peter went out of his (...) "

  • Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg | . | 2015/09/11
    "The tour guide, Wolfgang, was terrific!!! He had lots of knowledge and stories to share. Great sense of humor, and accommodating as well. Crystal Worlds wa a little (...) "

  • Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg | . | 2015/06/20
    "The tour guide picked us up from our hotel on time in Salzburg. We then had about a two hour drive to Innsbruck - which was delayed on the way back due to the (...) "

  • Private Tour: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Salzburg | . | 2017/07/05
    "Not value for money at all. Had to pay for entry tickets inspite being so expensive "