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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 13, 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 Dec. 12, 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: 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.comor visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: Dec. 13, Hintertux, Austria, ski trip, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; Dec. 20, Strasbourg, Christmas market, $45 adult, $35 child, $109 family; Dec. 27, Garmisch, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: 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; Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25 and 31, ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle), $75 per person (Saturday tour), $90 per person (Sunday tour); Dec. 20, Cologne, Christmas market, $55 adults, $45 children ages 16 and under; Jan. 2-4, Grindelwald, Switzerland, ski trip, $265. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 12-14, Copenhagen, $179; Dec. 13, Bastogne memorial march, $69; Dec. 13, Munich, Christmas market, $79 adults, $49 children under 12; Dec. 14, Metz and Luxemburg Christmas market, $39 adults, $29 children ages 11 and under; Dec. 19, Christmas shopping in London, $179; Dec. 20, Brussels, Christmas market, $69 adults, $49 children under 12; Dec. 20, Rothenburg and Nuremberg Christmas markets, , $69 adults, $49 children under 12; Dec. 21, London, Christmas shopping, $179; Dec. 23-27, Iceland, Northern Lights, $1629 single occupancy, $1379 double occupancy; Dec. 23-28, Christmas in Rome, $799 single room, $599 double occupancy, $499 children under 12 sharing a room with 2 paying adults; Dec. 31.-Jan. 1, Amsterdam, $399 single room, $299 double occupancy; Dec. 31-Jan. 4, Paris, $799 single room, $529 double occupancy, $299 1 child under 12 in room with 2 paid adults; Jan. 3, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; Jan. 10, Dachau concentration camp and Munich, $79 adults, $49 children under 12; Jan. 10, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under 12;     DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN Dec. 11, 14, 20 and 23, Nuremberg and Rothenburg Christmas markets, 69 euros;  Dec. 19, Christmas in Munich, 79 euros; Dec. 17, Cologne Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 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,  Strasbourg Christmas markets, 49 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: Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Michael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Dec. 13, Nuremberg & Rothenburg, Christmas markets, 69 euro adult, 64 euo children ages 3-12; Jan. 16-18, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 189 euros; Jan. 17, Cochem castle and medieval dinner, 79 euros; Jan. 18, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Feb. 7, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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 Jan. 16-19, Wiesbaden, German fishing course, prices for Hunting Fishing Sport Shooting members: $60 per person, $90 per family (minimum age requirement is 12 years old), prices for non members, $75 per person, $105 per family; Jan. 24,  Wiesbaden, recreational shooting, $8 members, $12 non members; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Dec. 30-Jan.3, New Year in Prague, 843 euros; Jan. 8, Rota, mountain bike ride in la Via Verde, $25; Jan. 16, Granada, ski and snowboard trip, $195; Jan. 24, Grazalema National park, hiking, $45; Feb. 7-8, Sierra Nevada, winter trip, $250. 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: Dec. 13, London, $89; March 14, Paris, $79; March 21, Bruges, $55; April 11, trout fishing, $35; April 25, Keukenhof Gardens, $59. 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: Dec. 12-14, Granada, ski and snowboard trip, $145; Dec. 20, La Via Verde, mountain bike ride, $25; Dec. 27, El Bosque, Grazalema Natural Park, hiking tour, $45. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Dec. 13, historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children. Dec. 13, Jerez de la Frontera, A Taste of España: Tapas, Wine and Flamenco, $75; Jan. 3, Ronda, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Jan. 7, Cadiz, Crain to Mug: The Art of Brewing, $70; Jan. 17, bodega, lunch and flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Jan. 31, Sevilla, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Feb. 7, Cordoba, historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children.   DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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