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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 23, 2015

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 Jan. 23, 2015. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Jan. 24, Amsterdam (with optional Anne Frank House), prices with Anne Frank House: 80 euros adults, 75 euros children ages 10-17, 70 euros children up to age 9, Amsterdam only: 70 euros; Jan. 31, Oberhausen, shopping center, 52 euros; Feb. 7, London (with Cirque du Soleil), 215 euros transportation and show, 115 euros transportation; Feb. 14, Paris Valentine’s cruise and diner, 160 euros adults, 150 euros children ages 3-10, 62 euros children up to age 2; Feb. 16, Cologne carnival, 55 euros; Feb. 20, Disneyland Paris, 112 euros adults, 60 euros children up to age 11; Feb. 28, Valkenburg, Thermae 2000 (The Netherlands), 70 euros; March 14, Dover Castle and Canterbury by ferry, 100 euros adults, 93 euros children ages 5-15, 80 euros children up to age 4; March 21, Maastricht (with optional Dutch fruit pie baking workshop), 55 euros adults, 90 euros with pie baking; April 4, Bottrop movie park, 88 euros incl. transportation and entrance; April 6-15, Croatia with Venice & Slovenia, 735 euros single room, 645 euros double room, 625 euros triple room, April 25, Monet’s home & gardens, 85 euros adults, 80 euros children ages 8-15, 75 euros children up to age 7. Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR REC: Feb. 7, Biberwier, ski and snowboard trip, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; Feb. 13-16, St. Moritz, Switzerland, ski and snowboard trip, $369 adult, $189 child; Feb. 21, Ehrwald, Austria, ski and snowboard trip, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; March 7, Lermoos, Austria, ski and snowboard trip, $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; March 13-16, Amade, Austria, $369 adult, $189 child; March 21, Garmisch, ski and snowboard trip, , $45 for transportation, $59 with ski/snowboard equipment; March 28, Czech Republic, Budweiser factory, $99 adult, $59 child, $215 family; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: Jan. 24, 25 and 31, ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle), $75 per person (Saturday tour), $90 per person (Sunday tour); Jan. 24, 25, 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, All Terrain Vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour); DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Jan. 24, Paris, $59 adults, $49 children under 12; Jan. 24, Salzburg, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Jan. 31,Swiss chocolate and chees tasting, $99 adults, $89 children under 12; Jan. 31, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; Feb. 6-8, London, $179; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Feb. 7, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; Feb. 7, Cochem Castle and Medieval Dinner, 79 euros; Feb. 13-15, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 189 euros; Feb. 14, Strasbourg, 49 euros; Feb. 14, Champagne for Valentines, 99 euros; Feb. 16, carnival in Mainz, 39 euros; Feb. 16, carnival in Düsseldorf, 59 euros; Feb. 28, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Feb. 28, Easter eggs and more in Kloster Eberbach, 59 euros; All bus tours are without transfers. Call CIV 06371-46360 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-46360 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 Feb. 7, mystical medieval Bruges, 89 euros; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Jan. 24, Serfaus, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Jan31.-Feb.1, Interlaken, overnight with night sledding, $249; Feb. 7, Zurs, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; Feb. 14-16, Interlaken, snowy Swiss escape, $249; Feb. 16, learn to ski and snowboard at Feldberg; $79 adults, $69 children ages 17 and under; Feb. 21, Lech, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; March 7-8, Oberammergau & Garmisch, $199 adults, $169 children ages 10 – 17, $139 children ages 9 and under; March 14-15, Interlaken, overnight with night sledding, $249; March 21, Nebelhorn, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; March 28, St. Anton, ski and snowboard trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and March 21, Wiesbaden, recreational shooting, $8 members, $12 non members; Feb. 10-April 18, German hunting course, $200. DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Jan. 24, Grazalema National park, hiking, $45; Feb. 7-8, Sierra Nevada, winter trip, $250. 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: March 14, Paris, $79; March 21, Bruges, $55; April 11, trout fishing, $35; April 25, Keukenhof Gardens, $59. 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: Jan. 24 and Feb. 21, Grazalema Natural Park, Hiking Sierra de Lijar, $45; Jan. 30-Feb.1, Granada, ski and snowboard trip, $145; Feb. 7-8, Granada, winter ascent to the Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada, $250; Feb. 13-16, Sierra Nevada, $195; Feb. 28, horseback riding La Suara Park, La Barca de la Florida, $85. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Jan. 31, Sevilla, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Feb. 7, Cordoba, historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children; Feb. 13-14, Andalucia, $75 adults, $45 children; Feb. 14, Cadiz, carnival celebration, $25; Feb. 16, La Rambla, ceramic shopping and lunch, $65 adults, $45 children; Feb. 21, Ubrique leather shopping and guided tour, $50 adults, $30 children; Feb. 21, Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz, olive oil: a taste of Spanish gold, $75 DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

            

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