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BelgiumSHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: May 26-28, London, 390 euros single, 275 euros double, 210 euros ages 5-12, 150 euros up to age 4; June 2, Paris, 40 euros; June 9, Stonehenge, England, 100 euros adults, 95 euros ages 5-15, 90 euros up to age 4; June 16, Belgian brewery tour, 90 euros; June 23, Amsterdam, 50 euros; June 30, farm visit in the Netherlands, 70 euros adults, 65 euros ages 4-11, 55 euros up to age 3; July 7, Paris, Disneyland, 110 euros adults, 105 euros up to age 11, 60 euros up to age 2; July 14, Rhine River cruise, 98 euros adults, 85 euros ages 4-13, 75 euros up to age 3. Call 06544-3884, email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

GermanyBAMBERG OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 26, Strasbourg, France, with city tour, $65 adults, $55 ages 4-12, $45 up to age 3; June 2, outdoor rock-climbing, $35; June 9, Europa Park, $65 adults, $55 ages 4-12, $45 up to age 3; June 14, tour Bamberg, $25; June 19, white-water kayaking, $35; June 30, Frankenjura outdoor climb $35; June 30, Polish pottery shopping, $65. DSN 469-9376 or CIV 0951-300-9376.

HEIDELBERG OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 25-28, Normandy and Omaha Beach, France, $349; May 25-28, Garmisch, $129 adults, $79 children, $279 family of two adults and two children; May 25-28, rafting and canyoning, Landeck, Austria, $369; May 26, Amsterdam, Netherlands, $89 adults, $49 children; May 27, Disneyland Paris, $159 adults, $99 children; May 28, sky diving, $269; June 2, Dachau concentration camp and Munich, $69 adults, $49 children; June 2, Paris, $89 adults, $49 children; June 2, Europa Park, Rust, $89 adults, $79 children; June 3, Bitburg, sky diving, $269; June 9, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children; June 9, Schwanau, Ludwig’s Bavarian fairytale castles, $79 adults, $69 children; June 9, Prague, Czech Republic, $99 adults, $59 children; June 10, Tongeren, Belgium, antiques market, $49; June 15-18, hike to Schachen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, $179; June 15-18, Prague, $289; June 16, Berlin, $99 adults, $59 children; June 16, Disneyland Paris, $159 adults, $99 children; June 17, Father’s Day, Bitburg, sky diving, $269; June 23, Interlaken, Switzerland, $69; June 23, Paris, $89 adults, $49 children; June 23, Salzburg, Austria, $99 adults, $59 children; June 30, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children; June 30, Gruyeres, Switzerland, Swiss chocolate and cheese tasting, $89 adults, $79 children; June 30, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children; July 1, Baden-Baden, day spa, $69, July 4, Paris, Disneyland, $159 adults, $99 children; July 4, Bitburg, sky diving, $269; July 4-8, rafting and canyoning, Landeck, Austria, $389; July 6-9, Rotterdam, Netherlands, jazz festival $369; July 7, Dachau, concentration camp and Munich, $69 adults, $49 children; July 13-16, Paris, $369; July 14, Amsterdam, $89; July 14, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children; July 21, Disneyland Paris, $159 adults, $99 children; July 21, Interlaken, $69; July 21, Paris, $89 adults, $49 children; July 22, Tongeren, Belgium, antiques market, $49; July 27-30, Landeck, rafting and canyoning and city fest, $349; July 28, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children; July 28, Gruyeres, chocolate- and cheese-tasting, $89 adults, $79 children; July 28, Salzburg, $99 adults, $59 children; July 29, Bitburg, sky diving, $269; * Prices for children are for ages 11 and under. Call DSN 388-9282 or CIV 06221-338-9282, or visit www.mwrgermany.com.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 25-28, Normandy and Omaha Beach, France, $349; May 25-28, rafting and hard-core canyoning, Landeck, Austria, $369; May 26, Amsterdam, Netherlands, express, $89 adults, $49 children; May 27, Disneyland Paris express, $159 adults, $99 children; May 28, sky diving, $269; May 28, trout fishing, $59 adults, $39 children. Visit Pulaski Barracks, building 2905, or call DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-3406-4117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: May 25-27, Czech beer festival and tour of Prague, 239 euros; May 26, King Ludwig’s castles, Bavaria, 99 euros; May 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 89 euros; June 2, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; June 2, 6, 14, 16, 20 and 28, Rhine castles, 79 euros; June 3 and 24, Black Forest, 79 euros; June 9 and 27, Amsterdam, 89 euros; June 9 and 21, Brugge, Belgium, 89 euros; June 10 and 30, King Ludwig’s castles, Bavaria, 99 euros; June 13, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town, 79 euros; June 16, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; June 17, Father’s Day castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; June 22-24, Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 199 euros; June 23, jazz fest on the Rhine, 79 euros; July 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 19, 22, 25 and 28, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; July 4 and 21, Amsterdam, 89 euros; July 7, Rhine Aflame, 79 euros; July 7 and 26, mystical medieval Brugge, 89 euros; July 12 and 29, Black Forest, 79 euros; July 13-15 and 27-29 , Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; July 14, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; July 15, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; July 18, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; July 21, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; July 28, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town, 79 euros; Aug. 1 and 19, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; Aug. 2, 5, 8, 11, 16, 19, 22, 25 and 30, Castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; Aug. 3-5 and 17-19 and Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; Aug. 4 and 7, mystical medieval Brugge, 89 euros; Aug. 9 and 25, Amsterdam, 89 euros; Aug. 11, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Aug. 12 and 23, Black Forest, 79 euros; Aug. 15 and 26, Bavarian highlights, Dachau and Munich, 89 euros; Aug. 18, Heidelberg scavenger hunt and old town, 79 euros; Aug. 18, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros. Call CIV 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: July 5-8, Kiev, Ukraine, 699 euros; Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Transylvania, 889 euros; Nov. 24-28, Malta, 749 euros. Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SCHWEINFURT OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 26, Geiselwind amusement park, 22.50 euros adults, 19.50 euros for children taller than 1.10 meters (3.6 feet), free for children shorter than 1.10 meters, (entrance fee extra); June 9, Legoland park, 37 euros adults, 33 euros ages 6-11, 16.50 euros ages 3-5; June 23, climbing on a Klettersteig, $25; July 8, Sommerrach wine fest, $15; July 21, Rhön Mountains and Kreuzberg monastery hiking, $15. DSN 353-8080 or CIV 09721-96-8080.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: May 26, canoe the Sauer River, $40; June 2, mountain biking, Houffalize, Belgium, $35 with bike rental, $25 with own bike; June 9, rock climbing, Süd Pfalz, Germany, $40; June 14, intro to scuba, Rheinbach, Germany, $69; June 15 and 16, dslr outdoor photography, Bernkastel, Germany, $60; June 15-17, scuba certification, Pan Heel, Holland, $435: June 26, canoe Sauer River, German-Luxembourg border, $40. Call DSN 452-7170 or 06565-61-7170.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: May 25-28, Normandy and Rouen, France, 320 euros adults, 430 euros singles, 200 euros ages 2-11; May 26, Disneyland Paris, 105 euros adults, 99 euros ages 3-11; June 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands, with Anne Frank House, 55 euros adults, 50 euros ages 10-17; June 2, Lucerne, Switzerland, 75 euros adults, 70 euros ages 3-12; June 2, Heidelberg, 39 euros adults, 34 euros ages 3-12; June 8-9, Prague, Czech Republic, 73 euros adults, 68 euros ages 3-12; June 9, Europa Park, 85 euros adults, 80 euros ages 4-12; June 9, Paris, 60 euros; June 15-17, Berlin and Sachsenhausen concentration camp, 155 euros adults, 145 euros ages 7-12, 98 euros ages 3-6; June 16, Rhine River cruise, 50 euros adults, 45 euros ages 3-12; June 17, Cochem castle, 45 euros adults, 40 euros ages 3-12; June 22-23, London, 90 euros adults, 85 euros ages 3-12; June 23, Six Flags Holland, 80 euros adults, 75 euros ages 5-12; June 23, Rothenburg, 55 euros adults, 50 euros ages 3-12; June 30, Brussels, Belgium, 40 euros adults, 35 euros ages 3-12; June 30-July 1, Munich, 155 euros adults, 130 euros ages 12-17, 90 euros ages 3-11. DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: through Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, Rheinblick recreation center, paintball, starts at $25. DSN 337-5760 or CIV 0611-705-5760.

ItalyUSO NAPLES: 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. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or see http://naples.uso.it.

USO ROME: 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, 2,700 Years of Scandals in Rome, 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 and ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adults, 23 euros children; 7:15 nightly, Rome by Night, two hours, 39 euros, four hours, 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 06-397-27419 or see http://rome.uso.it.

ITT NAPLES: May 25, Naples in the evening, 25 euros adults, 19 euros children ages 2-10; May 26, Wine tasting at Vinanda Winery, 55 euros (not a child-friendly tour); May 27, Rome international horse show-dressage championship, 79 euros adults, 59 euros children ages 2-10; May 28, Memorial Day, Island of Capri with lunch, 75 euros adults, 69 euros children ages 2-10; May 28, Memorial Day, transporation to memorial service in Nettuno, 25 euros; May 29, Pompeii-Marina gate and Cameo factory, 35 euros adults, 29 euros children ages 2-10; May 31, Stappo wine bar jam session-do you play? Bring your instrument, 35 euros. Call DSN 626-4471; CIV 081-568-4471.

NetherlandsUSAG Schinnen FMWR Trips and Tours: June 30, Floriade 2012, $69 adults, $65 ages 4-12, $55 ages 3 and under; July 13-16, Paris, $379 double; $549 single; $249 up to age 11; Aug. 12, Luxembourg, $55; Aug. 24, fireworks on the Mosel, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany; Sept. 1, Mosel River fest and fireworks, $55. DSN 360-7561 or CIV 31 (0) 46-443-7561.

SpainROTA OUTDOOR REC: May 25, Rio Verde, canyon descending in Granada, $160; June 2, Kayak trip in Chiclana, $60; June 6, Via Verde, local bike ride, free; June 9, El Salto del Cabrero, Grazalema Natural Park, hiking, $35; June 16, deep sea fishing, $115; June 30, Tarifa, scuba diving, $130. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 34 (0) 95682-3101/3208.


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