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Kaiserslautern and Ramstein bases plan tours of Normandy Beach in France in May.

Kaiserslautern and Ramstein bases plan tours of Normandy Beach in France in May. (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 April 15, 2022. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Call 06544-3884. Email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 21-23, May 12.14, June 9-11, Ansbach, fishing course, $80; May 3, Tuesday bike ride, $5 with rental bike; May 7, Paintball, $100; May 7, skydiving, $239; May 14, Cologne, $99 adults, $49 children ages 4-12, $25 children ages 3 and under; June 1, Ansbach, sunset paddling, $25 adults, $5 children ages 12 and under. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 23, Nuremberg, $69 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; April 23, Rhine valley, river boat cruise, $69; April 30, Black Forest, $69 adults, $49 children ages 12 and under; May 1, Stuttgart zoo, $69 adults, $49 children ages 6-17; May 8, All-terrain vehicle tour, $95-$175. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

GRAFENWOEHR OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 16, Rhine river cruise, $90 adults, $60 children ages 3-12, $20 children ages 2 and under; April 16, season opener fishing event, $15; Through April 23, hunting course, $250;. DSN (314) 475-8529 or CIV 09641-83-8529

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 26-30, Costa Brava, $529-$600 adults, $49 children ages 4-11, $229 children ages 3 and under; May 27-30, Normandy and Omaha beach, $579-$779 adults, $499 children ages 11 and under. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: May 6-8, Dutch Grand Slam, 449 euros adults, 359 euros adults (double room); May 12-16, Lourdes, 559 euros adults, 499 euros double room; May 27-30, Normandy, 699 euros adults, 599 euros children ages 6-12; Call CIV 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com. RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL April 16, open air museum Kommern, 62 euros adults, 48 euros children ages 3-17; April 23, Keukenhof, flower parade, 85 euros adults, 71 euros children ages 3-17; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 16, bike to week work, $99 bike rental; June 18, Black Forest, intro to Klettersteig, $69. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

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

Italy

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 www.rome.uso.it.

The Netherlands

SCHINNEN: (+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 16, La Via Verde, local mountain bike ride; April 23, paintball; April 30, rock climbing; May 7, Via Ferrata Grazalema Park; May 21, hiking El Pinsapar of Grazamela; May 28, Tarifa, bike ride; June 1 and June 14, night kayak and Sancto Petri castle tour; June 4, fishing trip; June 11, canyon descending; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: April 15, Sevilla, Semana Santa; April 16, Marbella and Puerto Banus self-guided; April 17, Acros, running of the bulls; April 23, Andalusian horse show and lunch; April 30, grain to mug: beer factory visit and lunch; May 7, Sevilla, spring feria; May 14, Cordoba, historical tour. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.


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