Austria, Lake Achensee



Set on the Tyrol's largest and prettiest lake

Beautifully situated on the scenic western shores of Lake Achensee, the largest and deepest lake in the Tyrol, Pertisau is known for its striking emerald waters, framed by the picturesque Karwendel and majestic Rofan mountain ranges. Popular day time activities include boat trips across the lake or exploring the lake shore villages by bike or the famous Achensee steam railway. As well as many easy promenade strolls around the lake, there is also extensive hiking above the village and an abundance of wildlife in what is Tyrol's largest nature reserve. A compact and tranquil village, Pertisau has a handful shops, cafés and restaurants, and there is regular live music and folklore entertainment at hotels and local alms throughout the summer.

Monastery Escapes  Relax, recharge, and enjoy a real escape from everyday life at one of Austria’s most ancient retreats

As welcome havens and places of retreat for thousands of years, the ancient monasteries around Austria’s hillsides count as some of the oldest guesthouses in Europe.

Set in incredible locations, with far reaching views, today they offer the chance to recharge the batteries, escape the stresses of daily life, and for a few days, exchange modern technology for life’s simple pleasures - nature, walking, reading and of course, good food and drink.

You will find them welcoming places to unwind, where you are free to spend your time as you please. We have selected 3 Monasteries for their special settings and attractions.

Stay 7 nights or combine a 3 or 4 night stay with a week in a nearby resort.  Monastery Escapes can be combined via direct transfers with selected resorts: St. Georgenberg (Cliff-top) & St. Georgenberg-Fiecht: Combine with Pertisau, Mayrhofen, Alpbach and Kronberg Klösterle & Gasthaus: Combine with St. Anton, Lech, Ischgl


Furtner's Sporthotel

This special, small hotel, which is run personally by the Furtner family, has a good reputation for high quality and service.

£ 509 Per person
Hotel Das Pfandler

Located close to the Karwendel gondola and against the backdrop of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains.

£ 559 Per person
Hotel Rieser

With beautiful gardens including a decorative natural swimming pool and a luxury spa area, the Rieser is one of Pertisau’s leading hotels.

£ 609 Per person
Hotel Rosenegger

This homely hotel is set right in the village centre and close to the lake. 

£ 399 Per person
Pension Klara

This traditional guesthouse is ideally located in the village centre and close to the lake.

£ 379 Per person
St. Georgenberg (Cliff-top) Monastery

With a Benedictine Monk in residence and its own chapel, it is sister to the St. Georgenberg-Fiecht monastery, a 90 minute walk down the valley or a 10 minute taxi shuttle away. It is situated in the Silberregion Karwendel in the Tyrol, and the closest resort featured in our Lakes & Mountain programme is Pertisau.

£ 479 Per person
St. Georgenberg-Fiecht Monastery

Situated in the Silberregion Karwendel in the Tyrol, the Monastery is located just 10 minutes’ walk from the small Tyrolean town of Schwaz and has a regular bus service into the local area.

£ 509 Per person