Seefeld Plateau Discovery Tour

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Discovery Tours

The peaceful hamlet of Weidach in the Leutasch Valley is a classic Austrian settlement where traditional wooden-roofed houses nestle in a green valley backed by soaring mountains. With its excellent transport links, it makes a wonderful base from which to explore the area to enjoy the beautiful Alpine scenery. This guided tour includes a scenic train journey to explore Innsbruck’s old town and a ride on a heritage steam-powered rack and pinion railway to reach Achensee for a relaxing boat cruise. There’s also a journey into Germany to the picturesque ski resort town of Garmisch Partenkirchen from where it’s possible to take the cable car to the top of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. There are gentle walks around the Wildsee Lake and through the beautiful Leutasch Valley to view the impressive Leutasch Gorge.

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy exploring the beautiful city of 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

What’s included

  • 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

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

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.

Hotel Kristall - Seefeld Plateau

The superb recently refurbished 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, infrared cabin, roof-top infinity pool, panorama sauna and sun terrace.  Winner of Best Food 2018 in the HF Holidays Hotel Awards, the 5 course evening meals are of an exceptional standard. 


Hotel Kristall has over 65 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, free wi-fi, hairdryer, bathrobe, and free loan of a backpack for your stay.

The balconies offer a lovely view across the village and mountains.


The public rooms include an attractive lounge, bar, sun terrace, small gym, pool table 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)

You may choose to eat at a mountain hut, alternatively ingredients for a picnic lunch can be bought from local shops - your leaders will advise you of the options.

Afternoon buffet


Complimentary homemade cakes and snacks, including tea and coffee.

Evening meal

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 a welcome drink on the first evening.


The hotel has a bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Your Evenings

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 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.

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Getting to Hotel Kristall - Seefeld Plateau

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Essential Information

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 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.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 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.

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

31 Jul - 07 Aug 2022

7 nights

Discovery Tour

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

31 Jul - 07 Aug 2022

7 nights

Discovery Tour

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Important Information


  • With flight holidays include flights from Heathrow. Flight supplement from Manchester: from £80 

Zillertal Alps

  • Single room: £21 per night
  • Double room for sole occupancy: £32 per night  
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Munich Airport: £74 single 

Seefeld Plateau

  • Premium room: price on request
  • Single room: no supplement
  • Double room for sole occupancy: £16 per night
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Munich Airport: £80.45 single  
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