Swissair Programs Make It Affordable

Using various Swissair packages, travelers can structure their own independent multi-city winter tours of Europe. For less than $1500 per person, one can visit as many as three major European cities in one week.

The logical first step is one of Swissair's Long Winter Weekend packages, which start at $563 and include round-trip air from 33 U.S. cities plus three nights hotel with breakfast. You pick a destination from among 11 cities: Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Geneva, Istanbul, Nice, Paris, Prague, Rome, Salzburg and Vienna.

Then, using Swissair's Eurohopper option, fly to any of 90 European cities for $130 per "hop." (Three flight minimum.) Since, for this extension of the trip beyond the first three days, you'll need places to stay, the program offers special rates at MinOtel and Best Western hotels beginning at $47 per person double including breakfast.

If one of your "hops" includes Switzerland, you can use the Swiss Travel Inventions "Go As You Please" option to choose from more than 100 Swiss hotels in seven price categories ranging from $35 to $135 per person double including breakfast. Contact Swisspak: 800-688-7947.