Travel Weekly's Europe E-letter: Feb. 13, 2008

ACP RAIL INTERNATIONAL improved its BritRail London Plus Pass with the addition of Airport Express train transfer vouchers and extended rail destinations like Bath, Bristol and Stratford-Upon-Avon. A two-day BritRail London Plus Pass, including two Airport Express vouchers, is priced at $145. The pass is flexible for short or long stays and can be used nonconsecutively. To book, visit www.BritRail.com.

REGENT HOTELS & RESORTS is set to open the Regent Bordeaux, its first property in France, this year. The 150-room hotel is located across from the Opera National de Bordeaux and the Golden Triangle shopping district. Features include a 3,000-square-foot Les Bains de Lea Spa, an indoor rooftop pool and a 1,000-square-foot retail area with Van Cleef & Arpels, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, among other boutiques. Regent's other European properties include the Regent Berlin and the Regent Esplanade Zagreb. Visit www.theregentexperience.com.

TUSCAN WAY unveiled a travel agent program that pays 5% to 15% upfront commissions on any of its eight Tuscany locations. Agents also receive free roundtrip air fare up to $1,000 for groups of 10 or more and up to 100% off their stay or that of a group leader. Rates for the three- to six-night stays are $1,207 to $3,878 per person, double. Euro-to-dollar conversions are locked in at the time of booking if full payment is received within 60 days. Go to www.tuscanway.com.

TRAFALGAR'S new 10-day Dalmatian Sunshine tour includes two nights in Dubrovnik, the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice National Park and sightseeing in Zagreb. The package, priced from $1,975 per person, double, land only, is good from May 2 to Oct. 10. Early booking discounts are available. To book, visit www.trafalgar.com.

BUTTERFIELD & ROBINSON designed a guided walking tour of Italy's Amalfi Coast that includes Positano, Ravello and Capri. Activities include a cooking demonstration, sightseeing and an exploration of the Villa Jovis, the summer residence of Emperor Tiberius. The six-night tour, which begins and ends in Naples, offers departures in May, September and October for $8,195. Visit www.butterfield.com.

Europe Editor: Felicity Long
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