DER Travel unwraps four Christmas market packages

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- DER Travel Services, based here, slated four escorted departures focusing on the Christmas markets in Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland.

The seven-day Famous Christmas Markets plan, set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, has a land cost of $799 per person, double.

The tour begins with three nights in Munich, Germany, including an excursion to Innsbruck, Austria, followed by visits to Augsburg, Rothenburg and Nuremberg, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria.

Dec. 3 is the scheduled date for DER's European Christmas Fantasy program, priced at $869 per person, double.

This tour also begins in Munich but only for a one-night stay, before proceeding to Strasbourg, France. Clients will spend three nights in Strasbourg, with visits to local Christmas markets and excursions to Colmar and the Alsace region.

The tour ends with two nights in Lucerne, Switzerland, preceded by a visit to the village of Titisee in Germany's Black Forest region.

DER's six-night Austrian Christmas Markets tour, departing Dec. 2, has a land cost of $999 per person, double, and visits Schoenbrunn Palace and a heuriger restaurant in Vienna; the Mozart Museum in Salzburg; "Silent Night" Chapel in Oberndorf and the Innsbruck Christmas Market.

Call DER at (800) 782-2424; fax (800) 282-7474, or visit the Web site at

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