Seefeld Plateau Discovery Tour
From our base in the peaceful hamlet of Weidach, we will enjoy marvellous Alpine scenery, flower-filled meadows and pretty hamlets on this Seefeld Plateau Discovery Tour.
- Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the Karwendel Railway to Innsbruck
- Ride the steam-operated rack and pinion railway to Achensee Lake for a cruise
- Enjoy a cable car ride up Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze
- Explore the mystical Leutasch Spirit Gorge
- Good quality en-suite accommodation in one of our European partner hotels
- Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
- The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader
- Full day excursions with all essential transport in resort
- ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
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 taking a scenic train journey on the mountain railway 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.
Another train 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.
Hotel Kristall - Seefeld Plateau
The superb 4-star Hotel Kristall is run by the Pfeffel family who have been welcoming HF Holidays' guests for over 10 years. Set in the small hamlet of Weidach in the Leutasch valley the hotel boasts beautiful mountain views on every side. The bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style but still maintain a traditional alpine charm. Many rooms offer balconies. The recently renovated and extended wellness centre offers two swimming pools, sauna, tepidarium and steam bath. Winner of Best Food 2018 in the HF Holidays Hotel Awards, the 5 course evening meals are of an exceptional standard.
Hotel Kristall has 40 comfortable bedrooms, most of which have balconies. As is usual in Austria, twin beds may be arranged in one large frame with separate mattresses and bedding.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath or shower, telephone, satellite TV, safe, refrigerator and internet access.
The balconies offer a lovely view across the village and mountains.
The public rooms include an attractive lounge with open fire, sun terrace, public bar, games room, free internet access and ski/boot room.
There is also a large luxurious wellness centre, two indoor swimming pools, spa pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, tepidarium, adventure and wellness showers and infrared sauna.
Food & Drink
Our Guided Walking holidays at Hotel Kristall are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.
The buffet-style breakfast has an extensive selection of breads and jams, fresh fruit, cheese, cold meats, cereals, pastries and cakes, smoked salmon and champagne (on sundays). Tea and coffee are also available.
Lunch (payable locally)
Ingredients for a picnic lunch can be bought from local shops or you may choose to eat at a mountain hut - your leaders will advise you of the options.
Complimentary homemade cakes are served every afternoon.
Hotel Kristall provides either a five course meal or a theme evening buffet. Particularly popular is the Tirolean feast, prepared with traditional recipes. All ingredients are sourced locally and are free range and organic where possible. Vegetarians and special diets can usually be catered for if requested in advance of the holiday. The hotel also offers an aperitif evening once a week in front of the open fire.
The hotel has a bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's activities. The focus of your evening will be a leisurely meal.
Your leader will also be checking out for any local events going on nearby or you may like to relax in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.
What to Bring
To enjoy your holiday comfortably and safely, it’s essential that your clothing and footwear is suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Changeable weather is possible throughout the year, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities – hot, cold, wet or dry.
All of our Discovery Tours involve active sightseeing and you should therefore be prepared for walking between the sights and wear flat, comfortable shoes. In the evening most guests wear casual clothing.
You will probably find a small rucksack or cross-body bag useful for carrying spare clothing, camera, sun protection, drinks (at least 2 litres) etc during the day. A money belt is always a good idea.
You’ll also need to bring your:
- Booking confirmation
- Travel insurance cover note and contact details
- European Health Insurance Card (if applicable)
- Completed guest registration form
- Photocopy of photo page of passport
- Sunhat, sun cream and sunglasses
- Medication: If you require any medication, please take adequate supplies for the duration of your holiday. It’s advisable to carry your medication in your hand luggage instead of packing it in your suitcase
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.
All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.
These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.
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01 Aug - 08 Aug
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08 Aug - 15 Aug
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- With flight holidays include flights from Heathrow.
- UK connecting flights to meet our Heathrow British Airways flight available from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh. £139
- Independent travellers can join our transfer from Munich Airport: £50 single
- Single room: £21 per night
- Premium room: price on request
- Single room: no supplement
7 nights from £1,299pp with flights
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