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See Europe with tours from on-base agencies

Christmas candles light up a stall at the Kaiserslautern Christmas Market on Nov. 27, 2017. It's time once again to mark calendars in anticipation of Christmas markets opening soon throughout Europe.

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By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | Stars and Stripes | Published: November 8, 2018

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 Nov. 9, 2018. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium 

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Nov. 17, Paris, 65-160 euros; Nov. 24, Amiens (France), 45 euros; Dec. 1, Valkenburg, 55 euros, Dec. 8, Cologne Christmas market, 55 euros; Dec. 15, Luxemburg, Christmas markets, 50 euros,  Call 06544-3884, email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 22-25, Thanksgiving Kaprun and Zell am See (Austria), $389 adults, $189 children. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 18, Baumholder, all-terrain vehicle tour, $75; Dec. 12-17, Baltic Sea, 1599 euros adults (single room), 1249 euros adults (double room); Dec. 28-Jan. 1, Interlaken (Switzerland), skiing and snowboarding, 425 euros. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Nov. 17, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, 23, April 6, Paris, $99 adults, $69 children under 12; Nov. 22-25, Zell am See, Thanksgiving ski weekend, $469 adults (single room), $399 adults (double room), $229-$349 children ages 5-17; Dec. 12-17, Baltic Sea, Christmas markets cruise, 1249-1599 euros; Dec. 22-25, Christmas in Prague, $479 adults (single room), $379 adults (double room), $329 children ages 11 and under with 2 paid adults in family room: $329; Dec. 29-Jan. 1, new years eve in Prague,. $679 euros adults (single room), $499 adults (double room); Dec. 29-Jan. 1, Chamonix ski weekend, $729 adults (single room), $469 adults (double room); Jan. 5, 26, March 9, April 20, Prague, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Jan. 19, March 9, April 27, Berlin, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Feb. 22-24, London, $149; Feb. 23, Dachau and Munich, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; Feb. 24, Speyer and Sea Life Aquarium, $49 adults, $29 children ages 11 and under; March 30, Bruges, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; April 4-13, Ultimate Italy, $1529 adults (single room), $1079 adults (double room), $849 children ages 3-11, $299 children ages 2 and under; April 20, Brussels, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Nov. 22-25, London, 499 euros; Nov. 28, Strasbourg and Alsace, 79 euros; Nov. 9-12, Normandy, 499 euros; Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 22, Paris, 99 euros adults, 69 euros children ages 11 and under; Nov. 9-11, Dec. 14-16, Paris premium, 319 euros. Call CIV 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Michael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 23-25 and March 30, Soelden (Austria) Thanksgiving ski trip, $419 adults, $299 children ages 10-15, $199 children ages 9 and under; Dec. 8, Laxx (Switzerland) ski and snowboard trip, $129 adults, $109children ages 3-17; Jan. 1, St. Anton am Arlberg (Austria), ski and snowboard trip, $179 adults, $159 children ages 3-17;  Jan. 5, Jungfrau (Switzerland) ski and snowboard trip, $179 adults, $159 children ages 3-17; Jan. 19, Zugspitze, ski and snowboard trip, $139 adults, $119 children ages 3-17; Feb. 16, Serfaus (Austria), ski and snowboard trip, $164 adults, $144 children ages 3-17; March 8-10, Bernina, train and ski weekend, $769 adults, $749 children ages 12-17, $699 children ages 11 and under; March 16, Silfretta Montafron (Austria), ski and snowboard trip, $174 adults, $154 children ages 3-17. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Nov. 22-25, Stubaital-Flupmes (Austria), ski trip, $549 adults, $449 children ages 11 and under; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Nov. 22-25, Thanksgiving in Krakow, 890 euros adults (single room), 690 euros adults (double room), 499 euros children ages 2-11, 99 euros children under 2; Jan. 9-13, Arctic adventure, 3148 euros adults (single room), 2899 adults (double room); Feb. 16-18, carnival in Venice, 389 euros adutls (single room), 310 euros (adults (double room), 310 euros children ages 2-11, 90 euros children under 2. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903; www.naples.uso.it.

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.

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: Nov. 24, bike ride greenways from Olvera to Puerto Serrano, $45; Nov. 10, quads tour in Tarifa, $130; Nov. 17, Ardales, hiking El Caminito del Rey, $50; Dec. 1, Sierra Grazalema, Cádiz, hiking El Torreon, $45; Dec. 8, La Suara Park (Jerez de la Frontera), horseback riding, $85; Dec. 22, Grazalema natural park, rock climbing, $55; Dec. 29, La Via Verde, mountain bike ride, $20; Jan. 12, hiking "El Caminito del Rey", $50; Jan. 18-21, snowboard and ski trip in Sierra Nevada, $285; Jan. 26, Tarifa, $130; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Nov. 16, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 15, , Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, bodegas, tapas and flamenco, $80 adults, $50 children; Dec. 1, March 23, Sevilla, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Dec. 15, Sevilla, grain to mug: beer factory visit and lunch, $80; Jan. 5, Gibraltar rock tour, $65 adults, $55 children; Jan. 12, Rhonda historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children;  Feb. 2, Cordoba, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; March 9, Romans ruins, Merida, $70 adults, $50 children; March 10, Cadiz, carnival parade, $30; March 19, Malaga, Nerja caves, $65 adults, $50 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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