Germany Christmas markets 2013

Tour through Switzerland and Germany from Dec. 17 through Dec. 27, 2013, from Zurich to Berlin.


Professor and Mrs. Classen present

Christmas Markets of Switzerland and Germany
December 17-27, 2013

 9 Night’s Accommodations, based on
shared twin occupancy, at the following
confirmed four-and five-star hotel
•   Courtyard by Marriott, Zurich  (1)
•   NH City, Heidelberg                 (1)
•   Maritim, Nuremberg                (2)
•   Radisson Blu, Erfurt                 (1)
•   Westin Bellevue, Dresden         (1)
•   Hotel Berlin, Berlin                   (3)
 18 Meals: Buffet Breakfast Daily, plus
three-course dinner each evening (9),
either at hotel or local restaurant.
 Many admissions
 All charters by private motorcoach as
detailed on itinerary
 Porterage (one piece per person is
included at hotels and airports).
 TravelGuard Travel Insurance. This
insurance policy covers travel delay,
missed connection, baggage and personal
effects loss, baggage delay, medical
expenses and emergency medical
transportation. Additional optional
cancellation insurance available at a
supplemental cost.

The price is based on a minimum of 16 participants. Pricing based on current exchange rates (as of
July 2013).
Prices are subject to change.
Land Only:                                $2,835
Single Supplement:                      $800
  Tour manager (led by Professor Classen)
  Gratuities

Offered in cooperation with:

Contact or book:

Jim Froggatt

Tour Resource Consultants

“Enrich Your Life, Expand Your World!”

8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 105

La Mesa, CA  91942

Toll-Free:          (888)-847-6951

Work Phone:    (619) 567-6830

Cell Phone:      (619) 504-5108

Fax:                  (619) 567-5156


In order to register, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Registration, Logins, Payment
  3. Input on right the unique tour code for the program:  zuacdec2013
  4. This will lead you to the welcome screen and filling out the registration information – tell people to have their passport information handy.
  5. Once the registration is completed, the website will prompt you to pay the initial $500 deposit.
  6. Once the payment is made, I receive a notification by email – can then update you on a regular basis with the registration recaps that list names/addresses/phone numbers/payments made.

I don’t receive notification that someone has registered, but will check periodically and can then follow up with the client to ask why they have registered but not paid.

  1. I can also assist with the registration and payment manually for the client if they aren’t computer savvy – they just need to call me.
  2. Clients will need to remember their username and password. 

When they return to make any additional payments, they will still come to our website, click on Registration, Logins, Payment, but on the next screen on the left, input their username and password.

This promises to be a very unique winter experience, a combination of historical culture and shopping in a wonderful seasonal atmosphere.


A Welcome from your Group Leaders

The Classens

This exciting 10 day tour is being led by University of Arizona Distinguished Professor in German Studies Albrecht Classen and his wife Carolyn, a former practicing attorney. Professor Classen is a native German, and as an international scholar in Medieval Studies, has led UA college study abroad tours to Medieval Europe over the past nine years. His American wife has accompanied him on seven of them, as assistant and chaperone.

The tour starts off in the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland; then continues via motorcoach to Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Rothenberg, Erfurt, Dresden, and Berlin in Germany. The medieval sites to be visited include: Frauenmünster Church (with Marc Chagall’s windows) and St. Peter’s Church in Zurich; Heidelberg Castle, Nuremberg Castle, St. Jacob’s Church’s famous wooden altar in Rothenburg by Tilman Riemenschneider, Erfurt Cathedral, Dresden Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Wrapping up the tour will be famous Berlin sites, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall ruins, Holocaust Memorial, Pergamon Museum, and Old National Gallery.
This fantastic winter tour has been organized by Tour Resource Consultants, Inc. whose travel agent, Jim Froggatt, has worked with Professor Classen since 2004.

Sign up now for this unique opportunity to see Switzerland and Germany during the 2013 Christmas season! $500 deposit due by September 20 to Tour Resources Consultants.

Contact info for questions about the tour itself can be directed to Professor Classen:, 520-621-1395.

Welcome to the December 2013 Christmarkt/Christmas Market tour to Switzerland and Germany. Seven Weihnachtsmärkte and several medieval sites will be visited during the festive Christmas season. The “Tannenbaum” (Christmas tree) is symbolic of the many German customs adopted by Americans over the years, including the nutcracker, gingerbread houses, and advent calendars. If you have ever dreamed about shopping at the brightly lit and festive Christmas markets in Germany, along with visiting historical sites, this is the tour for you!

This trip is intended for adults only, who are physically active as it may require a bit of walking in cold weather through the markets and within the cities.

Christmas tour 2013