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See Europe with tours from on-base agencies

Visitors inspect the Freiburg Christmas Market after it officially opens Nov. 21 at Freiburg im Breisgau, in southwest Germany's Black Forest region.

PHILIPP VON DITFURTH, DPA/AP

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | Stars and Stripes | Published: November 29, 2019

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. 29, 2019. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Dec. 22-29, Morocco, 16 euros adults (single room), 1400 euros adults (double room), 1366 euros adults (triple room). Call 06544-3884, email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.  

Germany

Dec. 7, Stuttgart Christmas market, $49 adults, $25 children ages 4-12, $5 children ages 3 and under; Dec. 21, Prague Christmas market, $69 adults, $35 children ages 4-12, $10 children ages 3 and under; Dec. 23, Wuerzburg, $15 adults, $5 children ages 4-12, free for children ages 3 and under; Dec. 24, Dinkelsbuehl, $15 adults, $5 children ages 4-12, free for children ages 3 and under. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 8, all-terrain vehicle/utility vehicle, $75 ATV, $125 UTV; Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21, Alps ski express, $89; Dec. 14-15, Feb. 15-16, Paris, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Dec. 21, Bernkastel-Kues, Christmas market with fireworks, $39 adults, $29 children ages 11 and under; Dec. 28-Jan. 1, Interlaken (Switzerland), New Year’s skiing and snowboarding, $425; Dec. 31, Prague after dark, $99; Jan. 4-5, Munich, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; Jan. 10-12, Jan. 24-26, Feb. 7-9, Feb. 21-23, Black Forest, Feldberg, $295; Jan. 17-19, Garmisch, ski and snowboard getaway, $325; Jan. 24-26, Salzburg, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Feb. 1-2, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $$69 children ages 11 and under; Feb. 14-17, Gastein (Austria), ski weekend, $425; Feb. 22-23, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; Feb. 29-March 1, Leipzig, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Dec. 12-17, Baltic Sea Christmas markets cruise,  starting at $1299;  Dec. 14, Jan. 4, Feb. 15, March 7, March 28, Paris, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Dec. 14, Bruges, Christmas market, $70 adults, $59 children ages 12 and under; Dec. 15, Cologne and Duesseldorf, Christmas markets, $79 adults, $59 children ages 11 and under; Dec. 20-22, Danish and Swedish Christmas markets, $189; Dec. 28-Jan. 1, Paris, $729 adults (single room), $499 adults (double room); Jan. 10-11, London, $149; Jan. 11, Bavarian fairytale castles, $99 adults, $79 children ages 11 and under; Jan. 17-20, Zell am See, ski weekend, $699 adults (single room), $469 adults (double room); Jan. 25, Berlin, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Bruges, $469 adults (single room), $329 adults (double room); Feb. 2, Gondwana Dinosaur museum, $39 adults, $29 children ages 4-17, $19 children ages 4 and under. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Dec. 6-8, Paris, 339 euros; Dec. 7, 21, Strasburg, Christmas market, 59 euros adults, 49 euros children ages 11 and under. 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:  Dec. 7, Christmas market Metz, 58 euros; Dec. 14, Aachen Christmas market, 64 euros adults; Dec. 28, Mehring (Mosel), Sebastiani’s wine tasting diner, 65 euros. DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, indoor rock climbing, $20-$49. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 7, Neuss, indoor skiing, $119 adults, $99 children ages 15 and under; Dec. 14, Nuremberg, Christmas market, $49 adults, $29 children ages 16 and under; Dec. 21, Heidelberg, Christmas market, $39 adults, $29 children ages 16 and under; Dec. 29, Jan. 1, 11, Feb. 1, Black Forest, skiing and snowboarding, $99adults, $79 children ages 5-12, $59 children ages 4 and under; Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 29, March 28, Engelbert (Switzerland), ski and snowboard trip, $129 adults, $99 children ages 15 and under;

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.

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: Dec. 13-15, Granada, ski and snowboard trip, $195, Dec. 28, La Via Verde, mountain bike ride, $25. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT:  Dec. 7, Cordoba, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Dec. 14, Cadiz, $25; Dec. 21, Sevilla, $60 adults, $45 children; Dec. 28, Castella de la Frontera, Cadiz, $60 adults, $50 children ages 2-13.  DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208. 


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