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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 9, 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 April 10,  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: April 25, Monet’s home and gardens, 85 euros adults, 80 euros ages 8-15, 75 euros children up to age 7. Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.comor visit www.shape2day.com.

 

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: April 11, Zugspitze, $45; April 25, travel to Zurich and Rheinfall , $99 adults, $59 children, $215 family; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: April 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, , all-terrain-vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour); April  11, 18, 25, fly-tying Intro, $8 adults, $5 ages 14 and under; April 12, culinary wine walk Oppenheim, $35; April 14, German hunting course and certification (eight weeks), price to be announced; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 24-26, Haarlem weekend and Dutch tulip parade, $549 single occupancy, $349 double occupancy; April 25, Disneyland Paris, $169 adults, $99 children ages 3-11, $49 children under 3; April 25, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: April 12, 15, 19, 23, 26 and 29, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; April 11, 16, and 18, Tulip Express, 89 euros; April 10-12, Prague and 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, 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, 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, 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; July 1 and 26, Black Forest, 79 euros; July 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 19, 22, 25 and 30, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; July 3-5 and 24-26, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; July 3 and 23, Amsterdam, 79 euros;July 4, Rhine A’Flame, 89 euros;July 9, Mainau Island and Switzerland, 85 euros; July 11, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 79 euros;July 11, Strasbourg, 49 euros;July 11 and 30, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; July 17, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros;July 18 and 29, Champagne region of France, 79 euros;July 18, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; July 25, Bern, Switzerland, 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: May 2, Black Forest day tour, 85 euros adults, 82 euros ages 6-18, 75 euros ages 3-5; May 2, Rhein in Flames, 122 euros (adults only); May 9, Belgian Grottos and wildlife reserve, 66 euros adults, 59 euros ages 4-11; May 9-10, Hamburg harbor birthday tour, 115 euros adults, 110 euros ages 3-12; May 10, Keukenhof for Mother's Day, 85 euros mothers and children, 90 euros adults; May 16, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euros adults, 62 euros ages 12-17; May 16, one day in Bruges with guided city tour, 65 euros adults, 60 euros ages 3-12; May 21-26, Spain, three overnights, 350 euros adults (double), 398 euros adults (single), 230 euros first child (in room with two paying adults); May 22-26, Normandy for Memorial Day, two overnights, 425 euros adults (double), 525 euros adults (single); May 30, day in Rothenburg with guided city tour, 90 euros adults, 85 euros ages 3-12; May 30, day in Strasbourg with guided city tour, 85 euros adults, 80 euros ages 3-12; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 9, Rothenburg (with night watchman tour), $70 adults, $60 children ages 17 and under, $25 Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge (SWPC); May 10, Mother’s Day hike and spa, Bad Urach waterfall and the Hohenurach castle, $50 adults, $40 children ages 17 and under, $20  Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge (SWPC); DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 11, Europa Park, $99.00 adults, $89 ages 5-12, $59 up to age 4; April 18, Paris, $109; April 25, Brussels, $99 adults, $89 up to age 12; April 25, Keukenhof, tulip parade, $119; April 25, Strasbourg, $69; May 1-3, Milan, $269 adults, $179 ages 5-13, $99 up to age 4; May 2, paintball, Wackernheim (Clay Kaserne), $25; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: April 24-27, Venice, $237 adults, $186 children; May 9-10, Mother’s Day Weekend in Ischia, $149; May 23-25, Cilento coast, Memorial Day at the beach resort, $195 adults, $169 children. 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; 3 p.m. daily, 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;  9:30 a.m. daily, ancient city (Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatinate Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at twilight among the piazzas and fountains, 29 euros adults, 23 euros ages 5-17; 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily, Underground Rome, 46 euros adults, 38 euros ages 5-17; 2 p.m. daily, 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: April 11, trout fishing, $35; April 25, Keukenhof gardens, $59; May 9, Delft day trip, $59; May 30, Luxemburg (American cemetery visit), $49. (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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: April 11, Ronda historical tour, $60 adults, $40 children; April 25-26, Malaga, Wine and Food: The Essence of Spanish Culture, $220 single room, $170 double room; May 2, Malaga and Puerto Banus self-guided, $35; May 9, Ceuta (Spanish Africa) historical tour, $95 adults, $85 children; May 9, Los Patios Festival in Cordoba, $35. . DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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