Austria’s Seefeld Plateau

Mountains, lakes, and railways

August 13 - August 20, 2024

Welcome to Austria

All soaring mountains and rolling valleys, the Seefeld Plateau is the showpiece of Austria’s stunning Tyrol region. Nestled in the Leutasch valley, the peaceful hamlet of Weidach, with its traditional wooden-roofed houses, is the ideal base from which to explore these beautiful Alpine surroundings. Join us on this Traveleyes adventure via land, lake and sky as we ride a steam train through the mountains of the Inntal Valley, take a boat trip across the shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Achen and pop over to the picturesque ski resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to ascend Germany’s highest mountain by cable car. Delight in walks through the lush Leutasch Valley and explore the fascinating city of Innsbruck with its Renaissance-style castles, cobbled old quarters, and Baroque palaces, all backed by the rocky pinnacles of the Nordkette Mountain range.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating city of Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s Tyrol region
  • Hop aboard the steam-operated rack and pinion railway to Lake Achen for a cruise
  • Ride a cable car up Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze
  • Explore the mystical Leutasch Spirit Gorge
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  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return transport from a specified UK departure point. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    August 13 - August 20, 2024 (8 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2249 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1749 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return transport and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1999 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1499 GBP Book Now

    View of the Lake Achen with rolling hills on the right and mountains on the left.
  • Cityscape view of Innsbruck with colourful buildings and mountains in the background.

    What's Included

    • UK price includes return flights from London Heathrow, including hold baggage and transfers
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Half-board (all breakfasts and dinners)
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes Tour Manager
  • Excursions

    • Seefeld Plateau and Mösern Peace Bell
    • Innsbruck city tour
    • Visit to the German resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze
    • Steam train journey to Lake Achen
    • Lake Achen cruise
    • Leutasch Gorge
    • Visit to Mittenwald
    A wooden walkway bridge in a valley with cascading water.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Tuesday 13th August  

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

Overnight in Leutasch.

Wednesday 14th August 

On our first full day in Austria, we’ll head out to discover the stunning natural beauty of the Seefeld Plateau. First up is a guided walk around Wildsee, a much-loved lake surrounded by thickly forested hills and mountain peaks. We’ll stroll around the lake’s spectacular shores where you might spot the varied species of aquatic birds that live here.

Next, we’ll visit Mösern. also known as the swallow’s nest. This charming village sits on the southern edge of the Seefeld Plateau and enjoys far-reaching views over the Upper Inn Valley. It’s most famous for the 10-tonne Mösern Peace Bell which rings out at 5pm each day. Erected in 1997, this huge bell is a symbol of cross-border co-operation and peace between all Alpine peoples.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

Thursday 15th August 

Today we’ll take the train to Innsbruck for a guided tour of this fascinating city. Set against a breathtaking backdrop of the Karwendal Alps, it’s the chic and very walkable capital of Western Austria’s Tyrol region. We’ll stroll around the charming Old Town with its sophisticated mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, stopping at the famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof).

With free time to explore you can hit the shop-lined Maria Theresien Street or visit the gorgeous gardens at the Renaissance-style Ambras Castle. There’s also Swarovski Crystal World, the dazzling attraction created by Austrian artist André Heller to mark the company’s 100th anniversary.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

Friday 16th August 

A free day to explore the area independently or take advantage of the Hotel Kristall’s newly renovated two-floor wellness centre.

Highlights include a heated rooftop infinity pool, a selection of steam rooms, and a state-of-the-art sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Seefeld plateau. You can also book a massage or beauty treatment if you fancy.*

Alternatively, visit Seefeld’s many restaurants, bars, and shops. You can take a funicular ride up the mountain to Rosshutte or enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride to other local attractions.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

*Payable locally

Saturday 17th August 

This morning we’ll set off from Seefeld and cross the border into Germany to visit the Bavarian mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Weather permitting, we’ll ride the cable car up to the top of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. On clear days it’s possible to see Munich from the top of this 2,962-metre-tall giant.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

Sunday 18th August 

We’ll begin the day with a ride on the steam-powered cogwheel train from Jenbach to the turquoise waters of Lake Achen (Achensee). This 130-year-old rack and pinion railway is the oldest of its kind in Europe and still carries passengers to this day. Feel the wind in your hair as you chug through dense forests and open flower-filled meadows to the shores of the lake. Once there, we’ll embark upon a relaxing boat cruise across its shimmering waters.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

Monday 19th August 

Our final day in Austria sees us set off on gentle walk through the Leutasch Valley. Following the course of the river, we’ll reach an impressive viewpoint which overlooks the cascading waterfalls of the Leutasch Spirit Gorge. We’ll also stop at the small Bavarian town of Mittenwald, known for its colourful houses and violin-making museum.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Leutasch.

Tuesday 20th August 

Today we return home.

Breakfast included.