Swissair Packages

This year Swissair offers a wide choice of Swiss vacation packages. For example, their Air + Land Best Buys package combines air and land costs and allows travelers to custom-design their vacation. Prices start at $1,012 for the packages which include:

Round-trip economy class airfare on Swissair to Zürich or Geneva; six nights at selected three and four-star hotels; continental or buffet breakfast; one week car rental with unlimited mileage or, with a $113 supplement, eight-day Swiss Rail Pass (2nd Class).

For full details on the Swissair program call 800-688-7947 for a free Look no further. Switzerland. Vacation Planner. The planner includes information on various hotel voucher programs, car rentals and rail passes.

Customers who book one of the Look no further. Switzerland. packages receive a voucher booklet good for discounts and freebies from various Swiss resorts, hotels, museums and shops.

Also available is the Swiss Travel Invention, a prepaid hotel voucher program that provides a choice of Swiss hotels in seven price categories starting at $43 per person, per night, double occupancy, including breakfast. Unused vouchers are fully refundable.

The program is effective through October 31, 1996. Contact your travel agent or phone Swisspak at 800-688-7947.

Cheap Fares

LTU International Airways has announced discounted roundtrip fares from Florida and California to Germany. They are available to LTUs main German gateways, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg, and to Frankfurt from Florida via LTUs Sky Shuttle motor coach service between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt airports.

For departures between September 16 and October 31, 1996, roundtrip fares from Miami, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Daytona Beach are $498. For October 1 to October 31 departures roundtrip fares from Los Angeles and San Francisco are $458. San Francisco departure dates are limited to October 2, 9 and 16, with returns by October 16. Returns to California after October 16 will be into Los Angeles. Restrictions apply and seats are limited. The sale ends August 15 though similar fares for winter travel are expected to be announced later.

Other LTU news: Beginning in November, LTU will offer on-line connections to Berlin from all its North American gateways...Connections to Stuttgart will also be implemented on flights from Los Angeles, Ft. Myers and Orlando...LTUs seasonal service from New York has been extended and will now operate through December 20, 1996...The airline has a new Boeing 767-300ER giving its aircraft fleet average age of 4.6 years. To book phone 800-888-0200.

Christmas Markets

DER Tours has announced its 1996 Christmas Markets package. The tours begin in Munich on November 30 and December 7 and include: six nights "first class" hotel accommodations; breakfast; welcome reception; farewell dinner; Munich tour; Excursion to Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau; excursions to Rothenburg, Salzburg and Nürnberg including Christmas market visits and city tours; English-speaking guide and all entrance fees. Airfare is not included. The per person, double occupancy price is $698 for the Hotel Europa and $738 at the Regent Hotel.

Book through a travel agent or call 800-521-6722.

July 1996