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BelgiumSHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: April 13-14, London, 260 euros single, 185 euros double; 145 euros ages 3-12, 100 euros up to age 2 in room with two adults; April 27, Paris with Monet gardens bike tour, 60 euros, 145 euros with bike, tour includes train, bike rental, entrance to Monet’s house/gardens and guide; May 9-12, Polish pottery and Czech crystal shopping, 295 euros single, 340 euros double/twin; May 17-20, Berlin, 465 euros adults double, 440 euros adults triple, 615 euros adults single, 345 euros ages 3-12 in room with two adults, 145 euros up to age 2 in room with two adults; May 25, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 55 euros; Stonehenge, England, 105 euros adults, 100 euros ages 5-15, 95 euros up to age 4; June 7-9, Normandy beaches and Mont St. Michel, France, 425 euros single room, 360 euros double and triple room per person, 340 euros over 13, 290 euros ages 3-12, 140 euros up to age 2; June 15, Dutch Day, travel to the Netherlands, 70 euros adults, 65 euros ages 4-11, 55 euros up to age 3; June 22, Ghent, 55 euros adults and children older than 2, 45 euros up to age 2; June 29, Cochem castle, Germany, knights meal, 110 euros adults, 85 euros ages 6-17, 60 euros up to age 5. Call 06544-3884, email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit shape2day.com.

GermanyBAMBERG OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 6, rock climbing, Frankenjura, $25; April 11, Tour Under Bamberg, $25; April 13, Salzburg, Austria, $65 adults, $55 ages 4-12, $45 ages 3 and younger; April 17, mountain bike ride, Bamberg local area, $15; April 20, Nuremberg zoo, $25 adults, $20 ages 4-12, $10 ages 3 and younger; April 27, Cheb shopping, Czech Republic, $35 adults, $20 ages 4-12, $10 ages 3 and younger. Call DSN 469-9376 or CIV 0951-300-9376.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 6, Disneyland Express, $159 adults, $99 up to age 11; April 6, 10, 28, trout fishing, $59 adults, $39 up to age 11; April 7, Tongeren antiques market, Belgium, $49; April 10, Speyer city and technology museum, $39 adults, $29 up to age 11; April 11, Gondwana dinosaur museum in Landsweiler-Reden, $39 adults, $29 up to age 11; April 12, Cologne zoo, $59 adults, $39 up to age 11; April 12-14, Disneyland weekend, $399 adults, $229 up to age 11; April 13, Brussels, $69 adults, $49 up to age 11; April 13, Date Night in Paris, $99; April 14, Discover Scuba Diving, $79; April 14, off-road Segway adventure, $69; April 19-21, Haarlem weekend and tulip parade, Netherlands, $299; April 19-21, London, $169; April 20, Keukenhof gardens and tulip parade, $99 adults, $79 up to age 11; April 20, King Ludwig’s fairytale castles, $89 adults, $79 up to age 11; April 20, Prague, Czech Republic, $99 adults, $59 up to age 11; April 21, Caracalla day spa, $69; April 21, skydiving, $279; April 26-28, Venice, Italy, $169; April 27, Dachau concentration camp and Munich, $79 adults, $49 up to age 11; April 27, Disneyland, $159 adults, $99 up to age 11; April 27, Salzburg, Austria, $99 adults, $59 up to age 11. Call DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: April 7, 10, 13, 18, 21, 24 and 28, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; April 6, Cochem family special, 59 euros; April 6, 13, 24 and 27, Tulip Express, Netherlands, 99 euros; April 10, Bavarian Highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; April 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 89 euros; April 12-14 and 26-28, Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 199 euros; April 12, Heidelberg old town and scavenger hunt, 79 euros; April 14, Black Forest, 79 euros; April 17, Mystical Medieval Brugge, Belgium, 89 euros; April 20, Tulip Express, flower parade, 89 euros; April 20, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; April 25, Bavarian Highlights, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; April 27, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; May 1, 4, 8, 11, 16, 19, 22, 26 and 29, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; May 4, 11 and 18, Tulip Express, 99 euros; May 5 and 19, Black Forest, 79 euros; May 9 and 26, Amsterdam, 89 euros; May 8-10 and 22-24, Prague and Karlovy Vary, from 189 euros; May 12, Mother’s Day special, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; May 15, Bavarian Highlights, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; May 18, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; May 23, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town, 79 euros; May 23-27, military pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, 329 euros; May 24-26, Czech beer festival and Prague tour, 239 euros; May 25, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; May 25, Bavarian Highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; May 27, Mystical Medieval Brugge, 89 euros; June 1 and 27, Amsterdam, 89 euros; June 1, 6, 9, 12, 15, 19, 22 and 26, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; June 2 and 23, Black Forest, 79 euros; June 2 and 21, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town, 79 euros; June 7-9 and 28-30, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; June 8, Mystical Medieval Brugge, 89 euros; June 8, Bavaria, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; June 13 and 30, Bavarian Highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; June 14, Bern, Switzerland, 59 euros; June 15, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; June 16, Father’s Day castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; June 16, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; June 29, Bingen jazz fest on the Rhine, 79 euros. Call CIV 06371-46360 or see RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: April 9-14, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1,225 euros, departs from Frankfurt Airport. Call 06371-46360 or see RTTtravel.com.

SCHWEINFURT OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 20, Rhön Mountains and Kreuzberg monastery hiking, $15; May 4, climb Klettersteig, $25; May 19, vineyard hike in Zeilitzheim, $15; May 26, Schweinfurt bicycle tour, $15. Call DSN 353-8080 or CIV 09721-968080.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 9, intro to scuba, Rheinbach, Germany, $69; April 10, photo editing, ODR, $25; April 11, intro to scuba, Rheinbach, Germany, $69; April 12-14, Baltic Sea fishing, Massholm, Germany, $175; April 15-22, scuba diving, Maltese island of Gozo, starting at $1,500; April 25 & 30, photography 101, ODR, $50; April 27, mountain biking, Trier, $49; April 27, trout fishing, Barweiler, $69; April 28, Devil’s Canyon hike, Irrel, $20; June 20 – 23, Austrian Hut to Hut, $650 per person. Call DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: April 6, Keukenhof, Netherlands, cheese and shoe factory, 69 euros adult, 59 euros ages 4-11; April 6 and 20, Cochem castle, family medieval tour and meal, 46 euros adults, 40 euros ages 3-17; April 13, Paris, 79 euros; April 13, Paris, Euro Disneyland, 99 euros adult, 89 euros children; April 20, Keukenhof, flower parade, 79 euros adults, 67 euros ages 4-11; April 20, Cologne, zoo and aquarium, 45 euros adult, 37 euros ages 4-12; April 27, Brugge, Belgium, 54 euros adult, 37 euros ages 3-12; April 27, Movie Park Bottrop Express, 66 euros adult, 59 euros ages 4-17; April 27, Rhein River cruise with Castle Rheinfels, 57 euros adult, 50 euros ages 6-14, 40 euros ages 3-5. Times or prices subject to change without notice. Call DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-616567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 13-14, Seffern, horse back riding, $250 adults, $230 ages 11-16, $160 non riders; April 20, $40 adults (16 and older), $30 ages 7-15, $20 under 6; April 27, Munich, bike tour, $99 adults, $89 ages 7-17, $79 ages 6 and under; May 5, Bad Urach, hike and spa, $50. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 13, Europa Park theme park, $99 adults, $89 ages 5-12, $59 up to age 4; April 20, Legoland, $99 adults, $89 ages 5-12, $59 up to age 4; April 27, Strasbourg, France, $69; April 27, Phantasialand, $99 adults, $89 ages 5-12, $59 up to age 4; May 4-5, Paris, $99; May 11-12, Neuschwanstein castle tour, $169 adults, $139 ages 5-12, $79 ages 4 and younger; May 17-19, London, $289 adults, $199 ages 5-12 years, $129 ages 4 and younger; May 23-27, Rovinj, Croatia, adventure trip, $429 adults, $379 ages 5-13, $159 ages 4 and younger. Call DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

ItalyUSO NAPLES: Tuesdays, Best of the Region, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Thursdays, Sorrento, Vietri and Emerald Grotto, 39 euros adult, 36 euros child; Fridays, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Saturdays, wine-tasting on Vesuvius, 45 euros; Sun-days, Sorrento and Pompeii, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child. Call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or see 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; 9:30 a.m., Colosseum and Roman Forum, 50 euros adult, 41 euros child; 10 a.m., Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, 55 euros adult, 46 euros child; 3 p.m., Scandals in Rome, 40 euros adult, 22 euros child; 2 p.m., Palatine Hill, 31 euros adult and 5-17; 2 p.m., Rome of the Caesars, 65 euros adult, 55 euros ages 2-8; 2 p.m., catacombs with St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs, plus Christian catacombs, 40 euros adult, 32 euros ages 2-8; 2:30 p.m., Caravaggio in Baroque Rome, 37 euros adult, 30 euros child; 2:45, Underground Ancient Rome, 46 euros adult, 38 euros child; 7 p.m., Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adult, 23 euros child; 7:15 p.m., Rome by Night, 39 euros two hours, 75 euros four hours. Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Vatican and St. Peter’s tour, 65 euros adult, 55 euros child. Call CIV 06-397-27419.

ITT NAPLES: May 3, Montalcino, Montepulciano, wine lovers tour, 335 euros; May 10-12, Ischia, Mother’s Day weekend, 335 euros adults, 269 euros up to age 11. Call DSN 629-7907/7909 or CIV 081-8117907/7909.

NetherlandsSCHINNEN: April 13, Keukenhof gardens, $59 adults, $55 ages 4-11, $45 ages 3 and younger; April 27, trout fishing in the Netherlands, $30; May 11, Amsterdam, $49. Call 31(0)46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-europe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

SpainROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 30, Granada, ski and snowboarding, $45. Call DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: April 12, Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, $75 adults, $45 children; April 13, Gibraltar, rock tour, $60 adults, $45 children. Call DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.


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