Golden Roof InnsbruckInnsbruck and Swarovski

The Charming Old Town of Innsbruck and the Crystal Chamber of Wonders

Innsbruck, the bustling capital of the Austrian state of Tyrolia, can trace its roots back to Roman times. Situated perfectly in the magnificent Inn River valley at the head of the long trade road over the Italian Alps, Innsbruck became rich and famous in the Middle Ages. And it is this medieval old town that is the highlight of our tour today.  First there is the walking tour through the winding lanes of the charming old town – in every direction you look there are mountains in the background. We will see the famous sights, such as the Golden Roof, the fine Baroque church of St. Jacob and the Imperial Palace. This fine building was built by Emperor Maximilian, expanded by Empress Maria Theresia and later loved by Empress Elizabeth, better known as Sisi.

There is plenty of time after lunch for exploring on your own and shopping before we head out to our second highlight, the amazing World of Crystal at the Swarovski headquarters. This dreamlike exhibition showcases the company’s history and vision for the future, and is justly called the chambers of wonder.  It is part museum and part art exhibit.  An of course there is a tremendous Swarovski shop there, too.

innsbruckIf crystal is not your thing, there are plenty of other options for this trip.  Options include the Ambras Palace, the charming town of Hall in Tirol, the artsy village of Rattenberg and wonderful Austrian villages.

The drive to & from Munich is spectacular in its own right, as we pass by two magnificent alpine lakes on the way down and several castles in the Inn River valley on the way back.

As with all of our tours, this trip can be customized to suit your needs and interests. This trip is especially adaptable.  Please see below for options.  Innsbruck can also be combined with the Zugspitze.

Tour Highlights:
  • Fantastic drive over the Alps past two beautiful mountain lakes
  • Walking tour of the Innsbruck old town
  • Inside visit to the Imperial Palace or other museum of you choice
  • Visit to the Swarovski World of Crystal wonder chambers at their world HQ
  • Plenty of free time to explore on your own or for shopping
Tour Details:
  • Door-to-door transportation to and from your hotel or designated place
  • Start time is usually 08:30 and we arrive back in Munich around 6:30 pm
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide
  • Simple and transparent pricing with no hidden costs
Tour Price

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Tour Options:
  • Ambras Castle with its beautiful wooded garden trails
  • The Bergisel area with ski jump and history museums
  • Quaint medieval old town of Hall in Tirol
  • Tour of the postcard villages of the Inn Valley
  • Can be combined with a visit to the Zugspitze
Entrance Fees and Fares (per Person)
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace:  € 7,00
  • Swarovski World of Crystal:  € 11,00
  • (Option) Folklore Museum:  € 10,00

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Innsbruck, Swarovski and the Inn Valley

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