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Rota is planning a tour to Malaga, Spain, for July 17.
Rota is planning a tour to Malaga, Spain, for July 17. (iStock)

Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sampling of trips scheduled as of June 25, 2021. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at


SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Call 06544-3884. Email or visit


ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: July 4, Katterbach fitness center, Independence Day celebration; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: June 27, ATV and UTV guided tour, $95-$175; July 3, Mosel valley, canoeing; July 24, Black Forest hike, $69 adults, $49 children ages 12 and under; July 24, intro to scuba, $129 adults, $119 children ages 10-15. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

GRAFENWOEHR OUTDOOR RECREATION: July 2, Berchtesgaden, conquer the Watzman, $219-$239; July 10, BJV games and Kurzwaffen needle shots, $20; July 16, Bismarck Grotte caving trip, $59. DSN (314) 475-8529 or CIV 09641-83-8529

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: June 25-28, Garmisch, Edelweiss Lodge, $479 adults (single room), $349 adults (double room), $149 children under 18 (when sharing room with 2 paying adults); July 1-5, Malta, $1,249 adults (single room), $1,099 adults (double room). DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Call CIV 06371-463650 or see RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-463650 or see

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: July 10, volcano tour; July 17, World War II site and wildlife park; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: July 17, Kelley Barracks Stuttgart, Outdoor rec 50 blocks party free. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: June 25, virtual wine tasting tour, $79; July 1, Wiesbaden, art display at outdoor recreation, free. DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email


USO ROME: Daily: 8 a.m., Rome, 36 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-8; 9:30 a.m., Borghese Gallery, 45 euros adults, 35 euros children; 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 Basilica, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; 9:30 a.m. daily, ancient city (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros children ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at Twilight, 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


SCHINNEN: (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email


ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: June 26, Rota, stand-up paddle board; June 26, Gulf of Cadiz, fishing trip; July 3, Rota, sailing and wind surfing. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: June 26, Jerez de la Frontera, grain to mug: beer factory visit and lunch, price to be announced locally; Jul 3, Ronda historical tour, price to be announced locally; July 10, flamenco show and dinner, price to be announced locally; July 17, Malaga tour, price to be announced locally; July 23, Foodie tour Las Salinas: salt factory visit, tasting, dinner; price to be announced locally. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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