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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 5, 2015

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 March 6, 2015. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS:  March 14, Dover Castle and Canterbury by ferry, 100 euros adults, 93 euros children ages 5-15, 80 euros children up to age 4;  March 21, Maastricht (with optional Dutch fruit pie baking workshop), 55 euros adults, 90 euros with pie baking; April 4, Bottrop movie park, 88 euros incl. transportation and entrance; April 6-15, Croatia with Venice & Slovenia, 735 euros single room, 645 euros double room,  625 euros triple room, April 25, Monet’s home & gardens, 85 euros adults, 80 euros children ages 8-15, 75 euros children up to age 7.  Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: March 7, Lermoos, Austria, ski and snowboard trip, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; March 13-16, Amade, Austria, $369 adult, $189 child; March 21, Garmisch, ski and snowboard trip, , $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; March 28, Czech Republic, Budweiser factory, $99 adult, $59 child, $215 family;  DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: March  7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, All Terrain Vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour); DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 7, Dachau, concentration camp, $79 adults, $49 children under 12; March 7, Paris, 99 adults, $49 children under 12; March 12-16, Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, $569 single room, $429 double room, $369 children under 12 (up to 2 children in room with 2 adults); March 13-16, Paris, $629 single occupancy, $449 double occupancy; March 14, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; March 14, Brussels, $69 adults, $49 children under 12; March 20-22, London, 179 euros; March 21, Salzburg, $99 euros, $59 children under 12; March 21, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; March 27, Venice, $179; May  28, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; March 28, Berlin, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; March 28, Bavarian fairytale castles, $99 adults, $79 children under 12; April 3-6, Prague weekend, $549 single occupancy, $349 adults, $269 1 child under 12 with two paying adults; April 3-12, $1499 single occupancy, 1199 double room, $999 children under 12 with two full paying adults; April 4, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; April 4, Swiss chocolate and cheese tasting, $99 adults, $89 children under 12; April 5-11, Garmisch, Edelweis Lodge, $849 single occupancy, $499 double occupancy, $199 (each) up to three children under 18 when sharing room with 2 adults;  April 6, Speyer, technical museum, $39 adults, $29 children ages 5-12, $19 children under 5; April 6, Frankfurt Zoo, $49 adults, $39 children ages 4-17, $19 children under 4.DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: March 7, mystical medieval Bruges,  89 euros; March 14, Amsterdam, 89 euros;  March 14, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; March 15, 18, 22, 26, and 29, Castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; March15, Easter market in Michelstadt, 39 euros;  March 21 and 28, Tulip express, 89 euros; March 21, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; March 22, Bavarian Highlights, King Ludwig’s Castles, 99 euros;  March 27-28, Easter markets in Prague and Karlovy Vary,  189 euros;  March 28, Cochem family tour and Easter market, 59 euros; March 29, Black Forest,  79 euros; April 1, 4, 9, 12, 15, 19, 23, 26 and 29, Castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; April 4, 7, 11, 16, and 18,  Tulip express, 89 euros; April 5, Black Forest Easter special, 79 euros; April 8, Amsterdam, 79 euros; April 9, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; April 10, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; April 10-12, Prague & Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; April 10, Rhine castle at nightfall, 59 euros; April 11, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; April 18,  Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; April 25,  Tulip parade, 89 euros; April 25, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; April 26, GO! Amsterdam King’s day and orange craze, 69 euros; May 1-3, Prague and Karlovy Vary,  199 euros; May 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, and 31, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; May 3 and 25, Black Forest, 79 euros;May 2, 9, and 16,  Tulip express, 89 euros;May 7 and 24, Amsterdam, 89 euros;May 10, Mother’s Day special castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; May 10, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros;May 10, Mainau Island and Switzerland, 85 euros; May 14-18, military pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, 349 euros;May 16,  Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; May 22-24, Czech beer festival Prague tour, 219 euros;May 23, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; May 23, Champagne region of France, 79 euros;May 30, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros;May 30, Duesseldorf ,Japan Day festival, 59 euros; June 3, 7, 10, 13, 18, 24, and 28, Castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; June 4 and 17, Black Forest, 79 euros; June 6 and 25, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; June 6 and 27, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; June 7 and 19, Amsterdam, 79 euros; June 12-14 and 26-28, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; June 13, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; June 14, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; June 20, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros;  June 20, GO! Lucerne, Switzerland, 69 euros; June 21, Father’s Day Castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; June 21, Cochem castle family tour, 59 euros; June 27, Bingen jazz fest on the Rhine, 59 euros; June 27, Mainau Island and Switzerland, 85 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: March 7, Bernkastel, diner & wine tasting, 56 euros, March 7-8, Dachau concentration camp and Munich, 99 euros; March 14, Cochem medieval dinner, 82 euros adults, 62 euros ages 12-17, not recommended for younger children; March 14, 1 day in Amsterdam with guided city bike tour, 90 euros adults, 85 euros ages 6-12, 20 euros single airmen E4 and below; March 21, Idar-Oberstein gems museum and visit of rock-hewn church, 44 euros per person; March 21, 1 day in Trier with guided Toga city tour, 48 euros adults, 43 euros ages 3-6; March 27-29, 1 day in Prague with guided city tour, 115 euros adults, 110 euros ages 3-12; March 28, 1 day in Metz with guided city tour, 50 euros; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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:  March 21, Wiesbaden, recreational shooting, $8 members, $12 non members; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: March 1, Pompeii and Cameo factory, 18 euros adults, 12 euros children up to age 11; March 6, Naples after hours, 18 euros adults, 12 euros children up to age 11; March 7, Amalfi coast and Sorrento, 38 euros, 28 euros children up to age 11; March 13, dinner with Ukrainian flavors, 47 euros; March 15, the angel caves of Pertosa, 45 euros, adults, 31 euros children up to age 11; March 22, Positano and Amalfi, 45 euros, 39 euros children up to age 11; March 27, Corbara, wine & dine, 46 euros adults, 39 euros children up to age 11; 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: March 14, Paris, $79; March 21, Bruges, $55; April 3-12, Spain (spring break), $679 single rooms, $529 double room, $429 children ages 3-11, $329 children up to age 2; 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-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 14, Hiking El Pinsapar, $45; March 21-21, Winter Ascent to the Mulhacen, $250; March 25, La Barca de la Florida, $75; April 4, Grazalema Natural Park, $45; April 11, Grazalema Natural Park, canyon descending, $85; April 18, Ronda, spelunking or caving, $85; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.       

ROTA ITT:  March 7, Vejer de la Frontera, historical tour and visit to Bolonia Roman Ruins, $55 adults, $35 children; March 13-14, Andalucia, Bodega, diner and flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; March 14, Albufeira (Portugal), self-guided tour, $35; March 21, Ceuta, $95 adults, $85 children; March 28, Carmona, Sevilla, $60 adults, $40 children; March 28, Rota, $55 adults; April 3, Semana Santa in Sevilla, $35; April 4, Gibraltar rock tour, $65 adults, $45 children; April 10, Bodega tour, diner, flamenco show, Jerez de la Frontera, $75 adults, $45 children; April 11, Ronda historical tour, $60 adults, $40 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

 

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