15 Best Innsbruck Tours

With just over 100,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck is Austria’s fifth-largest city, but the largest mountain sports destination in the entire Alps, attracting tourists from all over the world.

In addition to world-class ski slopes and scenery, the city is also known for impressive architecture, lush cuisine, and an abundance of shops, museums and galleries.

Don’t worry if winter sports aren’t your thing, as there are plenty of activities throughout the year and the weather is perfect for most of the spring and summer.

Here are 15 of the best tours in Innsbruck worth checking out.

1. Classic City Highlights Tour

Innsbruck, Austria

For those who refuse to enjoy the Innsbruck experience due to their limited working hours, this 1.5-hour tour of the city’s main sights will be perfect.

The city’s Old Town is full of imposing cathedrals, impressive towers and other historical sights not to be missed.

A trip of this nature is a great way to get to know the land quickly, and if you have the time, you’ll find something you’d like to explore more.

Tours are available in multiple languages ​​and full speed ahead in any weather, so dress appropriately.

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2. Paraglider Adventure

Paragliding Innsbruck

As a disclaimer, paragliding is definitely not an activity for everyone.

Okay, now out of the way, it often ends up being one of the most memorable and exhilarating things a tourist will experience on a trip to Innsbruck.

If you’ve never taken to the skies in an aircraft without an engine, it’s not a problem, as you and your traveling companions will get all the equipment and training you need before takeoff.

Get ready to be dazzled by unparalleled views and sensations you may have never experienced.

Age and weight restrictions apply, so click the link below for details.

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3. Tyrolean Sweets and Coffee Tour

Tyrolean sweets and coffee tour

While coffee and sweets are very satisfying no matter where you consume them, there is something special about enjoying them in a magnificent alpine resort town like Innsbruck.

agree? If so, there really isn’t a better way to spend 2.5 hours than on this Tyrolean sweets and coffee tour.

With a local guide, you’ll travel to parts of town that most tourists have never seen.

You’ll learn about the history and culture of the area, relax in quaint cafés on historic streets, and purr as you sip traditional coffee and baked goods.

The tour leaves at 1, so try not to have a big lunch.

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4. Gondorf Home Evening Cultural Experience

Tyrolean night family Gondorf from Innsbruck

Cultural immersion can be the best way to get to know the people and places you are visiting in a relatively short period of time.

The Guldolf family consider themselves ambassadors of music and culture, and have been welcoming travelers from all over the world into their home since the 60s.

If folk songs, traditional dances and yodellings sound appealing, consider setting aside a few hours to appreciate one of Innsbruck’s most enduring icons.

Guests are encouraged to join, although this is definitely not mandatory.

The show fee includes traditional foods such as soup, roast pork, potatoes, salads and pie with whipped cream.

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5. Private Innsbruck tour with a local guide


Hiking is a great way to stretch your legs, burn those extra calories, and see things from a street perspective.

This locally guided walking tour is available in 2, 3 and 4 hours, depending on what guests want to see and how much time they have.

Tours include elements of history, culture, entertainment, and dining, and can be customized to the interests of participants.

Your guide will give you tidbits about the city that other tourists might miss, and you’ll also get a good idea of ​​its layout and attractions.

This is a great activity for newcomers.

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6. Round-trip cable car ticket to the top of Innsbruck

Top of Innsbruck: Round Trip Cable Car

Many of Innsbruck’s sights are so stunning that they don’t require the services of a guide at all.

Former tourists agree to ride the Innsbruck cable car as one such activity.

At its peak, the cable car reaches nearly 2,500 meters. It offers riders sweeping views of the region’s famous cities, mountains and valleys.

The scenery of Innsbruck is often described as if out of a fairy tale. As the sun sets, the city turns into a charming sea of ​​lights.

Tickets are valid all day, so you can ride when it suits you best.

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7. Swarovski Crystal Worlds tickets and transfers

Swarovski Crystal World

Swarovski crystals are sought after around the world for their beauty and high quality.

The company’s Crystal World museum is just a stone’s throw from Innsbruck in Wattens.

The museum features attractions such as the Garden of the Giants and the Crystal Cloud, which consists of nearly a million individual crystals, each placed by hand.

This tour includes a ticket and transfers from Innsbruck. Once on site, you’ll have plenty of time to explore at your own pace, and if the spirit moves, you can shop.

There’s even an outdoor playground for the little ones to play.

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8. Alpine Zoo and Hungerberg Cable Car Combo Ticket

Alpine Zoo, Innsbruck

With thousands of animals from hundreds of species, Innsbruck’s Alpine Zoo is a must-see, especially popular with children who love animals.

The zoo is high up in the mountains above the town of Innsbruck, and the Hungerburg cable car is your way from the Congress station.

The drive is relatively quick but offers guests stunning views. Once on site, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the alpine-themed zoo, home to the region’s native birds, bears, lynxes and fish.

The zoo is attractive and entertaining for both adults and children.

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9. Innsbruck Food Tour

Innsbruck Food Tour

Innsbruck’s market hall is the heart of the city’s gastronomy and where this 4 ½ gastronomic tour begins.

Market stalls are filled with fresh ingredients imported from the surrounding countryside, as well as social and cultural elements not found in modern supermarkets.

During the tour, participants will taste traditional delicacies from the Tyrolean region, such as coffee, baked goods and hot and cold dishes.

This tour starts at ten and is great value for diehard foodies and those who like the chance to rub shoulders with the locals.

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10. City Tower Ticket

Innsbruck city tower

Innsbruck’s City Tower is one of the most iconic sights in the region, and for many locals and tourists, it embodies everything that makes this historic city special.

While there are several tower tours, many tourists choose to visit in person. There are many plaques nearby describing the interesting history of the tower.

It’s a popular spot for fans of all ages to gather, especially during the warmer months when the sun goes down and the trumpeters play on the golden roof.

You’ll need to climb over 130 steps to reach the tower’s viewing platform, but the views here will make the effort well worth it.

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11. Private Eagle’s Nest Tour from Innsbruck

Eagle's Nest, Salzburg

For most of the Third Reich’s existence, the Eagle’s Nest was the main rest and relaxation destination for the upper echelons.

Perched precariously atop a steep hill near Salzburg, it is a must-see for history buffs.

This one-way trip starts in Innsbruck and ends in Salzburg, so it’s a great last-day activity for those who will be heading to other parts of the country.

This is a private tour, which means an intimate experience. You’ll learn about the opulence that politicians and military top brass enjoyed when their soldiers fought and died in foreign lands.

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12. Bergisel Ski Jumping Arena Ticket

Bergisel Ski Jumping Arena

Over the years, Innsbruck has hosted two Winter Olympics and has one of the highest ski jumps in continental Europe.

In addition to serving as a practice facility, the facility also features a terrace restaurant and panoramic views of the Alps and the Tyrolean mountains.

Tickets include access to viewing areas, multiple elevators, and the Olympic Gallery, giving guests a unique look at the games held over the past few years.

It’s also a great place for a relaxing afternoon coffee or pie. Most guests spend two to three hours presenting themselves before embarking on other adventures.

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13. Innsbruck Electric Bike Tour

Innsbruck Electric Bike Tour

Cycling trips can be a great way to quickly cover a lot of land in new areas, but in mountains like Innsbruck, they can be impractical for all but the most sporty people.

This is exactly why e-bikes have become so popular in recent years.

They give the rider extra power when the going gets tough, which means more time to spend enjoying the things you want to see and experience.

This professionally guided e-bike tour covers a lot of ground. Along the way, participants will enjoy stunning scenery and historical narratives while breathing fresh mountain air and burning calories.

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14. Private Guided Walking Tour


Despite its high-altitude alpine setting, Innsbruck is a very walkable city. During warm spring and summer months, there are a variety of hiking options to choose from.

For those who prefer to avoid vans packed with hurried tourists, walking tours can provide a more enjoyable way to get around the city.

This private guided tour includes stops at many of Innsbruck’s most famous sights and can be customized to the participant’s needs and interests.

Popular tourist attractions include the City Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and other sights away from the old path.

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15. Upper River Surf Adventure

Upstream surfing, Innsbruck

It’s been said that only dead fish go with the flow; while the meaning of that phrase is still open, it definitely won’t be a problem on this upstream river surfing adventure.

Rivers and streams around Innsbruck often experience heavy flow during the spring thaw, and river surfing is spectacular.

It’s an activity best left to health and fearlessness, but guests get all the equipment and training they need before setting out to try their luck.

Tours are limited to five participants, ensuring that everyone receives personal attention, but is not suitable for the elderly and those with physical limitations.

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