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BelgiumSHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Jan. 21, Belgian brewery tour, 95 euros, Jan. 28, French cooking class, and Brussels, 105 euros, Feb. 4 and 5, early Valentine weekend in Paris, 185 euros single, 130 euros double, 100 euros up to age 11; Feb. 11, beer, chocolate and diamonds in Brugge, 80 euros, Feb. 22, Disneyland and Disney studios in Paris, 105 euros adults and ages 3-11, 55 euros up to age 2; Feb. 25, London, 70 euros; Feb. 18-21, Lisbon, Portugal, 920 euros single, 800 euros double, 785 euros triple, 655 euros up to age 9; March 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands, with optional Van Gogh museum, 50 euros adults, 40 euros up to age 17; March 10, medieval dinner, Brugge, 92 euros adults, 65 euros ages 11-14, 45 euros ages 6-10, 35 euros up to age 5. Call (+32 (0) 6544-3884, email www.shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

GermanyRTT TRAVEL/RAMSTEIN: Jan. 22 and 28 and Feb. 1, 4, 9, 12, 18, 23, 26 and 29, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; Feb. 17-19, Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 189 euros; Jan. 21 and Feb. 25, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; Feb. 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 89 euros; Feb. 11, Brugge, Belgium, 89 euros; Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day on the Rhine, 79 euros; Feb. 20, carnival in Mainz, 39 euros; Feb. 20, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town tour, 69 euros. Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Feb. 17-20 and April 10-13, Budapest, Hungary, 699 euros. Depart from Frankfurt. Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: Jan. 20 and 21, DSLR outdoor photography, Spangdahlem $60; Jan. 22, Düsseldorf, boat show, $55. Call DSN 452-7170 or 06565-61-7170.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Jan. 21, Munich and Dachau express, 65 euros adults, 55 euros ages 3-12; Jan. 21, medieval dinner at Cochem castle, 65 euros; Jan. 27-28, London express, 90 euros adults, 85 euros ages 3-12; Jan. 28, Legoland discover center and Ikea shopping, 40 euros adults, 35 euros ages 3-12, 25 euros up to age 3. Call DSN 452-6567 or 06565-61-6567.

ItalyUSO NAPLES: Children’s prices apply for ages 2-11. Tuesdays, Best of the Region, 48 euros adults, 43 euros children; Thursdays, Sorrento, Vietri and the Emerald Grotto, 39 euros adults, 36 euros children; Fridays, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, 48 euros adults, 43 euros children; Saturdays, wine tasting on Vesuvius, 45 euros adults; Sundays, Sorrento and Pompeii, 48 euros adults, 43 euros children. Call DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or see http://naples.uso.it.

USO ROME: Children’s prices include students. Daily at 8 a.m., Rome’s main sights, 36 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-8; 9:30 a.m. daily, 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, 22 euros children; 2:30 daily, Caravaggio: The Genius in Baroque Rome, 37 euros adults, 30 euros children; 10 a.m. daily, Vatican museums and St. Peter’s, 55 euros adults, 46 euros children; 9:30 a.m. daily, Colosseum and Roman Forum, 50 euros adults, 41 euros children; 2:45 daily, underground ancient Rome, 46 euros adults, 38 euros children; 2 p.m. daily, Palatine Hill, 31 euros adults, ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adults, 23 euros children; 7:15 nightly, Rome by Night, two-hour tour 39 euros, four-hour tour 75 euros; 8:30 a.m. Mon. through Sat., Vatican and St. Peter’s tour, including Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, 65 euros adults, 55 euros children; 2 p.m. daily, Rome of the Caesars, includes Colosseum, Forum and Michelangelo’s Capitoline Hill, 65 euros adults, 55 euros ages 2-8; 2 p.m. daily, catacombs with St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs, plus Christian catacombs, 40 euros adults, 32 euros ages 2-8. Call USO Rome at 06-397-27419 or see uso.it.


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