An Old World German Christmas market tour is being hosted Dec. 1 to 9 by My Travel Co. of Avalon. The tour will visit the Christmas markets of Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Ulm and Heidelberg. Also visited is the medieval town of Rothenburg, known for the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop, which specializes in wooden ornaments, nutcrackers and music boxes.
Two festive dinners and a Christmas tea party with traditional German cookies are included.
Cost: $1,875 per person, double occupancy, including air fare from Los Angeles, seven nights' hotel accommodations in Stuttgart, transfers and ground transportation, daily breakfast, two dinners, one lunch, all entrance fees and guide.
Contact: Edie Hugo at My Travel Co.; tel. (310) 510-0119.
Tours of Exploration is hosting a tour to Bhutan from Oct. 5 to 12. Mountaineer Dr. Jan Arnold will lead the tour. She has traveled widely throughout the Himalayas and has worked as a volunteer doctor at a high-altitude medical clinic in Nepal. Guests will attend the Wangdue and Thimphu Tshechu festivals. The tour departs Katmandu, Nepal, and sets out across snowcapped mountain peaks, lakes, green terraced fields and flower-strewn valleys. During the eight-day journey the group will see ancient Buddhist art and sculpture and explore monasteries and traditional Bhutanese villages.