Seefeld Plateau Discovery Tour

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Discovery tours
from £1,629pp

Austria’s Tyrol region ups the ante for alpine adventures. Not only does this tour include a heritage steam train ride, a boat ride on Achensee Lake, and a trip into neighbouring Germany, but also a visit to Innsbruck – the regional capital that waltzes between Renaissance-style castles, cobbled old quarters, and Baroque palaces all backed by the Nordkette Mountain range. Further highlights include enjoying Tyrolean hospitality courtesy of a traditional alpine lodge nestled in the picturesque Leutasch Valley.

What you’ll love

  • Exploring the beautiful city of Innsbruck
  • Riding a traditional steam railway 
  • Taking a relaxing boat cruise on Achensee Lake
  • Ascending Germany’s tallest mountain by cable car
  • Walking through the Leutasch Spirit Gorge
  • Staying in a traditional alpine lodge

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • HF Holidays Tour Manager
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Half-board (breakfast and evening meal)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

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All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Arrive at Hotel Kristall in the small hamlet of Weidach. Unpack and settle in.

Today we discover and explore the natural beauty of the Seefeld Plateau with a walk around the Wildsee and a visit to the Mosern Peace Bell, which is swung daily at 5pm. From here, there are fantastic views down to the Inn Valley over Telfs.

This morning sees us take a bus to the city of Innsbruck. Here we shall visit the charming Old Town with its sophisticated mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture. We’ll stop at the famous Golden Roof – or Goldenes Dachl – and will also have plenty of time to stroll through the city’s many alleyways.

On our 7-night holidays, we allow one free day where there is no organised excursion. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the area independently.

Options include:

Wellness Centre: Take full advantage of the hotel’s wellness centre relaxing in the sauna, Jacuzzi, tepidarium and steam bath and swimming in its two pools. You could also book yourself a massage or beauty treatment.

Seefeld: Take time to wander the many restaurants, bars and shops; it’s an ideal place to buy souvenirs and gifts. You can take the funicular ride up the mountain to Rosshutte or a horse drawn carriage ride to local attractions.

Leisure facilities: If you are feeling energetic, in Seefeld there is the large indoor and open-air (heated) pool and leisure complex, tennis courts and the Wildmoos Plateau golf course. In Weidach the Alpenbad is a short walk away with its modern leisure pool facilities. You could also go for a bike ride using the hotel’s complimentary mountain bikes.

Mittenwald: Known for house paintings and its violin museum, this is an excellent place to visit, with shops, cafés and a cable car/chair lift to the mountain top. You can get a direct bus from Weidach at an additional cost.

Innsbruck: This is an attractive, compact city with its famous Golden Roof and beautiful, historic buildings and museums. It offers excellent shopping and a wide selection of restaurants. It is possible to have a two-hour guided tour of the city, visit the Swarovski displays or travel on the funicular/cable car up the mountain. Travel to the city requires a 35-minute railway journey from Seefeld; the scenery alone makes the journey well worthwhile.

Another journey from Seefeld takes us across the border into Germany to the Garmisch Partenkirchen. Weather permitting, there will be an optional cable car ride up to the top of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. On clear days it is possible to see Munich from the top of this 2,962-metre-tall giant!

Today’s unforgettable itinerary begins with a ride on the steam-powered rack and pinion railway to Achensee. The 128-year-old railway is the oldest of its kind in Europe, still carrying passengers to this day. Once we’ve disembarked from the train, it’ll be on to the boat for a relaxing lake cruise.

A gentle walk through the Leutasch Valley awaits today as we follow the course of the river to view the impressive Leutasch Gorge. We’ll also stop at the small Bavarian town of Mittenwald, known for colourful houses and its violin-making museum.

We hope to see you again soon.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   


  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC


  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Dorothea Gerenkamp

Dorothea was brought up in Western Germany. She has always been interested in Eastern European history. Many trips have led her to the capitals of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Her first visit to Prague was on a school trip in 1976. After the fall of the iron curtain she frequently came back to explore more of this fascinating city. One of Dorothea’s favoured pastimes is planning, organizing and leading excursions and sightseeing tours for her teachers’ club.

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Date (Start - End) Itinerary Double / Twin Room Single Room Notes / Offers Trip Notes Book

19 Aug - 26 Aug 2025

7 nights

Discovery Tour
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7 nights

Discovery Tour

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  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Innsbruck Airport: £24 one way. The return transfer from the hotel to Munich Airport: £60 one way.
7 nights
Discovery tours

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