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The Swarovski World of Crystal is a tourist trap and a rip-off. It costs an additional 7.50 euros for the 'museum' which leads to a gift shop. Personally, I could have done without Swarovski World of Crytstal. Innsbruck was definitely worth doing. It has charming but small old town. The guide directed me to the tourist office in Innsbruck. The tourist office was most helpful and suggested, I take the new Nordpark railway up the mountain, which I did. As I had packed my lunch, I had time to walk around the old town and go up the mountain. There are an abundant amount of restaurants in Innsbruck, if you need a place to eat. It is a lovely town. In Innsbruck a trip to the tourist office is essential, if you are interested in more than just shopping and eating at a restaurant.
The tour was great. The only thing Viator needs to put on our vouchers is where we were going. Ours only had a picture, and some of the tour guides were very confused by this.
Would like to visit the Innsbruck area again. Treated to the first snow of the season on the mountain tops.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds tour was very iffy...and they ask for another 10 euros on the bus to visit sideshow museum...no actually visit to Crystal Works
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds was a disappointment. It was a bunch of artists ideas about different concepts that really had little to do about crystals. Was hoping to see something about the manufacturing process but there was nothing. The Swarovski sales floor was very nice but due to our guides poor administration we had restricted time. We got a late start since we had to wait 30 minutes for hotel pickup buses to arrive. Then at Swarovski the guide took forever to get the tickets and then passed out German Guide Pamphlets and then took forever to get the English ones so that we could enter the exhibit thus limiting our time. Innsbruck made the trip worthwhile. It was beautiful and the food and shopping was great. Also the scenery along the bus trip was outstanding.
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds didn't interest me too much, their shop was much better than their museum. I give the Swarovski Crystal Worlds portion of this tour a 1 star only. The city of Innsbruck was much better as a whole.
As a tour it was great but I hate it when the guide and driver ask for compensation at the end of the trip as if we did not pay enough for their services!!
The tour was very well organized, however the only problem was more time could be given in Innsbruck. We reached Munich at 6pm, instead of coming back to Munich so early a couple of hours more could be spent in Innsbruck.
We had quite an elderly lady tour guide who was very paranoid. It was raining, there was no shelter, and she didn't allow us to board the bus till she had cited our tour voucher. She could have done this after we are all seated in the bus, and before the bus moved off.
Throughout the bus journey, the tour guide read from a book, explaning about the places we passed through. She spoke very softly in monotone. We were not allowed to ask her any questions, nor make any noise else she would lose her trend of thought.
Other than the tour guide, it was really worth visiting Swarovski Crystal World and Innsbruck. Wished we had more time at Swarovski Crystal World.
I would have really liked to see some of the Innsbruck Olympic sights up close as a part of this tour. The Crystal World was not what I expected. I was thinking it would be a factory tour, but it was just a bizarre art display.
It is worthwhile to visit Innsbruck. Wouldn't say the same of Swarovski Crystal World. Their museum should be free. Prices at their store were not that great.
Tracy a S
Museum was small, but the crystals were neat to see. It is really all about getting you to shop, which you have to expect if you sign up. Innsbruck is a cute town and great for a half-day trip. You could also easily do this trip on your own and at your own pace. The trip seemed a tad short for me in Innsbruck, and the bus ride was long.
We spent half the time at the crystal museum as we did in Innsbruck City, and it should have been the other way around. The museum and its surroundings were beautiful and scenic, while there was nothing to do in the city other than eat or drink. Our guide wasn't particularly friendly either.