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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLOECKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 19, 2014

Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sample of trips scheduled as of Sept. 19, 2014. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

 

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Sept. 20, Ramstein Air base, day trip, welfare bazaar, $55; Nov. 22, Paris, $75; Dec. 6, Cologne Christmas market, $35; Dec. 13, London, $89. Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

 

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: Sept. 20, Rhine in flames, camp and boat trip, $99 adults, $59 children, $215 family; Sept. 27, Oktoberfest, $45 adults, $35 children, $109 family; Oct. 4, Obertsdorf, fall color hike, $45 Adults, $35 Children, $109 family; Oct. 11, Berchdesgarden and Salzburg, $199 adults, $119 children, $399 family; Oct. 18, Polish pottery shopping, $129 adults, $79 children, $279 family; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, 26, Paintball, Baumholder, $20 registration fee; Sept. 19-21, Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5, Oktoberfest weekend at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, $199 double occupancy, $329 single occupancy, $99 up to 3 children (under 18) sharing room with 2 adults; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 19-21, Munich Oktoberfest, $199 double occupancy, $329 single occupancy, $99 up to three children (under 18) sharing room with two adults; Sept. 20, Paris, $89 adults, $49 children under 12; Oct. 3-5, Vienna and Vienna Wiesn festival, $179; Oct. 3, Oktoberfest and Edelweiss lodge, $329 adults single occupancy, $199 adults double occupancy, $99 children under 18 when sharing room with 2 adults (up to three children); Oct. 3-Oct. 5, Vienna (Austria) and Wiesen festival, $179; Oct. 4, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Sept. 21, 25 and 28, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; Sept. 21, Bavarian highlights King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; Sept. 19-21, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; Sept. 20, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Sept. 20, Oktoberfest parade express, 69 euros; Sept. 20, and 27, party @ Oktoberfest, 69 euros; Sept. 24, Oktoberfest express, 69 euros; Sept. 22-23, World War I centennial commemoration in Ypres, Belgium, 189 euros; Sept. 27, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Sept. 30, Oktoberfest family express, 69 euros. All bus tours are without transfers. Call CIV 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Oct. 8-13, Magical Montenegro and Dubrovnik, 1,279 euros; Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Halloween in Transylvania, Romania, 889 euros; Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Marvelous Malta, 769 euros. Call 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 22 and Oct. 29, Intro to Scuba, $69; Oct. 15, Intro to Geocaching, $5; Sauer River canoe trip, Oct. 19, $40; Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, trout pond fishing, $69; Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Devil’s Canyon hike, $20; Sept. 26, 27 and Oct. 24, 25, DSLR 101, $60; Nov. 3-10, Malta, scuba week, $1,100; Nov. 26-30, Thanksgiving long weekend ski/board in Austria, price TBD; DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Michael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Oct. 4, Amsterdam, 86 euros; Oct. 9-13, Tuscany, 662 adults single room, 587 euros adults if sharing a room, 560 euros children ages 4-12 if sharing a room with 2 full paying adults, 150 euros children age three and under if sharing with 2 full paying adults; Oct. 11, Cannstatter Volksfest (Stuttgart), 79 euros; Oct. 11 Euro Disneyland Paris, 111 euros adults, 106 euros children ages 3-11; Oct. 17-19, London 1 overnight with Harry Potter studios, 346 euros single room, 271 Adult if a sharing room, 266 children ages 4-11, if sharing with 2 full paying adults; Oct. 18, Cochem, medieval dinner, 73 euros adults, 54 euros children ages 12-17; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 20, skydiving, $265 weight up to 200 lbs., $295 weight of 201-220 lbs., $315 weight of 221-242 lbs.; Sept. 20-21, Altensteig area, camp and canoe weekend, $99 adults (16 and older), $79 children ages 12-15; Sept. 27-28, 3 castle tour (Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Linderhof, $199 adults (ages 18 and older), $169 children ages 13-17, $139 children ages 6-12, $99 children ages 5 and younger; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 27-28, Titisee-Neustadt, Galaxy Park, $189 adults, $169 children ages 4-16, $79 children ages 3 and under; Sept. 27, Munich Oktoberfest, $99 adults, $79 children ages 13 and under; Oct. 3-5, Milan (Italy), $189 adults; $129 children ages 5-13; $89 children ages 4 and under; Oct. 4, Munich Oktoberfest, $99 adults, $79 children ages 5-13, $69 children children  ages 4 and under; Oct. 10-12, London, $299 adults, $199 children ages 5-12, $169 children ages 4 and under. DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

 

Italy

USO NAPLES: Sept. 25-28, Oktoberfest in Munich, 575 euros adults, 448 euros up to age 11; DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903; www.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; daily: 3 p.m., 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, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; daily: 9:30 a.m., ancient city (Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatinate Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros ages 5-17; daily: 7 p.m., Rome at twilight among the piazzas and fountains, 29 euros adults, 23 euros ages 5-17; daily: 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Underground Rome, 46 euros adults, 38 euros ages 5-17; daily: 2 p.m., 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: Oct. 11, Schinnen, trout fishing, $35; Nov. 22, Paris, day trip, $75; Dec. 6. Cologne, Christmas market, $35; Dec. 13, London, $89; Call (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-europe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

 

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 20, Rota, local stand up paddle boat tour, $45; Sept. 27, Rota, local kayak tour, $45; Oct. 4, La Suara Park, horseback riding, $100; Oct. 10-12, Granada, multi adventure trip, $270; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Sept. 20, Cordoba historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children; Sept. 26-27, Andalucia, Bodega, diner and flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Sept. 27, Seville historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Oct. 10-11 and Nov. 8-9, Jerez de la Frontera, Bodega, diner and flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Oct. 11, Italica Roman ruins and Sevilla self-guided, $40 adults, $30 children; Oct. 11, Sevilla, family fun trip at Isla Magica theme park, $70 adults, $60 children ages 4-12, no costs for children under 4 (proof of birth may be required); Oct. 18, Granada historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children; Oct. 25, Cadiz, grain to mug: art of brewing, $70; Oct. 25, Jerez de la Frontera, horse show: Yeguada la Cartuja, $55 adults, $40 children; Nov. 15, Malaga historical tour, $60 adults, $40 children. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208. 

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