Rail Europe, DER slate 'rail cruises'

NEW YORK -- Rail Europe and Destination Europe Resources (DER) are floating luxury "rail cruises" in France.

Tour A, at $4,300 per person, double, includes stops at Bordeaux, Biarritz and the Basque Museum at Bayonne, as well as a cruise on Arcachon Bay.

Tour B, at $4,115 per person, calls at Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and towns in the Dordogne; it also includes a flat-bottomed boat ride.

Both rail tours feature luxury hotel stays and gourmet meals; agent pay is 8%.

To book, call Rail Europe at (888) 382-7245 or visit http://agent.raileurope.com, or contact DER at (800) 782-2424 or at www.der.com.

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