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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 24, 2014

Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sample of trips scheduled as of Oct. 24, 2014. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Oct. 24-Nov. 3, Peru, 3275 euros adults in a double/twin room, 3245 euros adults in a triple room, 3630 euros adults in a single room,  2825 euros children up to age 12 in in room with 1 adult, 2795 euros children up to age 12 in room with 2 adults; Oct. 31, Nov. 9, Flanders Field, 55 euros adults, 40 euros children up to age 7; Nov. 22, Paris, $75;  Nov. 22, Trier and Zweibrücken (Outlet center), 70 euros; Nov. 29, Brugge, snow on ice, 48 euros adults, 45 euros children ages 4-11, 35 euros children up to age 3; Dec. 6, Cologne Christmas market, $35; Dec. 6-7, London, 267  euros adults single room, 198 euros adults, double/twin or triple room, 155 euros children ages 3-12, 115 euros children up to age 2; Dec. 13, London, $89 ; Dec. 13-14, Nuremberg, Christmas market, 200 euros adults single room, 175 euros double room, 160 euros triple room, 110 euros children up to age 15; Dec. 27, Paris in winter, 50 euros; Dec. 27-Jan. 3, Tenerife new year’s eve gala, 1810 euros adults single room, 1625 adults double/twin room, 1230 euros children ages 2-12 in a room with adults, 670 euros children up to age 1 in room with 2 adults; Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: Nov. 22, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Nachtmann crystal factory, $29 adult, $19 children, $65 family; Nov. 27-30, Zell am See, ski and snowboard trip, $369 adults, $189 children; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: Nov. 7-11, Kaprun, Austria, Veterans Day weekend ski trip, $349 adults, $289 children ages 12-17, $159 children under 12 in a room with 2 adults; Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21, paintball, registration fee $20 plus additional costs; $399 adults, $339 children ages 12-17 in room with 2 adults, $159 children under 12 in a room with 2 adults; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION Oct. 25, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Oct. 25, Brussels, $79 adults, $49 children under 12; Nov. 1, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children under age 12; Nov. 1, Berlin, $99 adults, $59 children under age 12; Nov. 2, trout fishing, $59 adults, $39 children ages 6-11, $19 children under 6. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Oct. 26 and 29, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; Oct. 25, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; Oct. 25, Cochem castle family special, 59 euros;  Oct. 25, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Nov. 1 & 28, Black Forest, 79 euros; Nov. 2, 5, 8, 11, 16, 19, and 23, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros;  Nov. 7-9, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 189 euros; Nov. 8, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Nov. 9 and 29, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Nov. 10, Bavarian highlights2, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; Nov. 15,  Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; Nov. 15, Heidelberg scavenger hunt & old town, 49 euros; Nov. 22, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; Nov. 22, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; Nov. 26-29, Dresden, Prague and Karlovy Vary Christmas markets, 229 euros, Nov. 26 and 30, Christmas castles on the Rhine, 69 euros;  Nov. 28, Christmas in the Valkenburg caves, 59 euros;  Nov. 29,  Nürnberg and Rothenburg Christmas markets, 69 euros; Nov. 30,  Christmas in Heidelberg,  49 euros; Dec. 3, 7, 10, 13, and 18, Christmas castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; Dec. 4 and 20,  Strasbourg Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 5 and 22, Bonn and Siegburg Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 5-7 and 19-21, Prague and Karlovy Vary at Christmas, 189 euros;  Dec. 6, 11, 14, 20 and 23,  Nuremberg and Rothenburg Christmas markets, 69 euros;  Dec. 6, ChololART in Tuebingen and Stuttgart Christmas market, 55 euros; Dec. 6 and 19, Christmas in Munich, 79 euros; Dec. 7, and 17, Cologne Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 10 and 21, Christmas in the Valkenburg caves, 59 euros;  Dec. 13 and 21, Christmas in Amsterdam, 79 euros; Dec. 14, Christmas with the animals, 39 euros; Dec. 13, Christmas in Cochem, 79 euros; Dec. 20, Christmas night on the Rhine, 39 euros; Dec. 22,  Christmas in Heidelberg,  49 euros; Dec. 21, 27 and 30, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros;  Dec. 27 and 30, go! Bruges snow & ice festival, 65 euros; Dec. 31-Jan. 1, New Year’s in Amsterdam, 89 euros; Dec. 31-Jan. 1, New Year’s in Berlin, 79 euros. All bus tours are without transfers. Call CIV 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Halloween in Transylvania, Romania, 889 euros; Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Marvelous Malta, 769 euros. Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: Oct. 24, 25, DSLR 101, $60; Oct. 29, Intro to Scuba, $69; Nov. 16, trout pond fishing, $69; Nov. 3-10, Malta, scuba week, $1,100; Nov. 26-30, Thanksgiving long weekend ski/board in Austria, price TBD; DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Michael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Nov. 1, Bernkastel, diner and wine tasting, $52 adults; Nov. 8-9, Leipzig, tropical island and zoo, 225 euros single room, 205 euros adults (if sharing a room), 183 euros children ages 6-14 (when sharing a room with two full paying adults). DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 8-11, Berlin Bike and Tropical Island Tour; $475 adults, $425 children agee 17 and under; Nov. 22,  Salzburg Christmas market; $99 adults, $89 children ages 17 and under; Nov. 29, Ischgl, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under, Dec. 6, Hohenzollern castle, Christmas market, $39; Dec. 13, St. Anton, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Dec. 14, Ramstein, $30 adults, $20 children ages 17 and under; Dec. 20, Flims, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Dec. 28-28, Tropical Island overnight; $249 adults, $229 children ages 17 and under; Jan. 10, Montafon, ski and snowboard trip; $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Jan. 17-19, Oberammergau & Garmisch, $199 adults, $169 children ages 10 – 17, $139 children ages 9 and under; Jan. 19, learn to ski/board at Feldberg; $79 adults, $69 children ages 17 and under; Jan. 24, Serfaus, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Jan31.-Feb.1, Interlaken, overnight with night sledding, $249; Feb. 7, Zurs, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Feb. 14-16, Interlaken, snowy Swiss escape, $249; Feb. 16, learn to ski and snowboard at Feldberg; $79 adults, $69 children ages 17 and under; Feb. 21, Lech, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under;  March 7-8, Oberammergau & Garmisch, $199 adults, $169 children ages 10 – 17, $139 children ages 9 and under;  March 14-15, Interlaken, overnight with night sledding,  $249; March 21, Nebelhorn, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; March 28, St. Anton, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Oct. 30-Nov. 3, Halloween in Transylvania, 869 euros,; Nov. 26-30, Thanksgiving in Barcelona, 476 euros; Dec.11-14, Christmas markets of northern Italy, 349 euros, Dec. 24-25, Christmas in Rome, 187 euros; Dec. 30-Jan.3, New Year in Prague, 843 euros. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903; www.naples.uso.it.

USO ROME: Daily: 8 a.m., Rome, 36 euros adult, 28 euros ages 2-8; 9:30 a.m., Borghese Gallery, 45 euros adult, 35 euros child; daily: 3 p.m., Love and Death in Rome: 2,700 Years of Scandals, 40 euros adults, 33 euros ages 5-17; daily: 10 a.m., Vatican museums and St. Peter’s, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; daily: 9:30 a.m., ancient city (Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatinate Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros ages 5-17; daily: 7 p.m., Rome at twilight among the piazzas and fountains, 29 euros adults, 23 euros ages 5-17; daily: 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Underground Rome, 46 euros adults, 38 euros ages 5-17; daily: 2 p.m., Catacombs, 45 euros; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: arts and history elite walking tour, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Rome by night with dinner and music, 75 euros adults, 60 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Jewish ghetto, Tiberina Island and Trastevere, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Baroque Rome and Caravaggio, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Mondays: Florence (semi-private walking tour) 52 euros adults, 39 euros ages 5-17; call CIV 06-397-27419 or visit www.rome.uso.it.

Netherlands

SCHINNEN: Nov. 22, Paris, day trip, $75; Dec. 6. Cologne, Christmas market, $35; Dec. 13, London, $89; Call (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-europe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 8, Grazalema National Park, canyon descending, $85; Oct. 23, Ronda, spelunking or caving, $85; Nov. 1, Grazalema National Park, rock climbing, $55; Nov. 15, Grazalema National Park, “The iron Way”, $85; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Oct. 25, Cadiz, grain to mug: art of brewing, $70; Oct. 25, Jerez de la Frontera, horse show: Yeguada la Cartuja, $55 adults, $40 children; Nov. 8-9, Jerez de la Frontera, Bodega, diner and flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Nov. 15, Malaga historical tour, $60 adults, $40 children. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208. 

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