• KD River Cruises is offering an early-booking discount of 10% on cruises if paid in full by December 31, 2000. The discount applies to cruises on the Rhine, Main, Mosel, Saar, Elbe, Danube and the Main-Danube Canal. Additional discounts of 20% for April sailings and 10% for October cruises are also available. KD cruises can be booked through your local travel agent or directly with KD River Cruises, tel. 800-346-6525, email: info@rivercruises; Web:

• Rail Europe has introduced a new German Rail 'n' Drive Pass combining two days unlimited train travel and two days Avis rental car within a one month period, using either first or second class rail and a choice of economy, compact, intermediate or compact automatic vehicles.

For two adults, per person prices range from $145, using second class rail and an economy car, to $209 for first class rail and a compact automatic transmission car. Prices are slightly higher for one adult traveling alone. Additional rail days (up to three) are $50 in first class or $42 second class; price of additional car days depends on car size and type of transmission.

Prior to purchase we recommend a comparison of the cost of a Rail 'n' Drive with separate purchases of rail passes and auto rental. To book, phone 800-521-6722.

November 2000