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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 14, 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 Aug.15. 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. 6, Bernkastel Kues wine festival, $55; 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. 6, Black Forest shopping, $45 adults, $35 children, $109 family; Sept. 13, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children, $215 family; DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR REC: Aug. 30, Mosel River bike-and-boat ride, $45 adults, $35 children; Aug. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, ATV tour (all-terrain vehicle) $75 per person (Saturday tour), $90 per person (Sunday tour; Aug. 29, white-water rafting and canyoning, $269; Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Disneyland Paris, $399 adults, $229 ages 3-11, $99 under 3; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 16, Hamburg Bumblebee Festival, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Aug. 16, Bottrop Movie Park, $99 adults, $89 ages 3-11, $59 under age 3; Aug. 17, auto-free bicycle day, Ruwertal, $39 adults, $29 under 12, $10 bike rental; Aug. 22, London, $169; Aug. 23, Prague, $99 adults, $59 under 12;  Sept. 6-7, Belgian, beer weekend, $269 double occupancy, $379 single occupancy; Sept. 6, canoe on the rivers of Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland, $39 adults, $29 children under 12; Sept. 6, Brussels, $69 adults, $49 children under 12; Sept. 6, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children under 12; Tongeren antiques market, Belgium, $49; Dachau concentration camp and Munich, $69 adults, $49 children under 12; Sept. 13, Bad Dürkheim, wine festival, $39; Sept. 13, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Sept. 19, Venice, $179; 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; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Aug. 13 and 31, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Aug. 21, Heidelberg scavenger hunt & old town, 49 euros; Aug. 23, Bavarian Highlights: Dachau and Munich, 79 euros; Aug. 20, 23, 28 and 31, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; Aug. 29-31, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; Aug. 27, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Aug. 30, Bavarian Highlights: King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; Aug. 16, Mystical, Medieval Brugge, Belgium, 89 euros; Aug. 16, World War I centennial commemoration in Verdun, France, 59 euros; Aug. 17 castles on the Rhine and wine fest on the Rhine, 69 euros; Aug. 30, Cochem wine fest and dinner, 79 euros; Aug. 31-Sept. 1, World War I centennial commemoration in Ypres, Belgium, 179 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. 1, 13, 22 and Oct. 29, Intro to Scuba, $69; Sept. 5-7, Baltic Sea fishing, $175; Sept. 10 and Oct. 15, Intro to Geocaching, $5; Sauer River canoe trip, Sept. 13 and 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; Aug. 20, Intro to Hunting in Germany informational, free; Sept. 4 – Nov. 19, Intro to Hunting in Germany fall class, $250; Nov. 3-10, Malta, scuba week, $1,100. DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Michael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Aug. 16, Lucerne, Switzerland, 93 euros adults, 86 euros ages 3-12, 25 euros up to age 2; Aug. 16, Brussels flower carpet, 53 euros adults, 48 euros ages 3-10, 25 euros, up to age 2; Aug. 16, Rhine River cruise, 63 euros adults, 57 euros ages 3-12, 25 euros up to age 2; Aug. 23, Brugge, Belgium, 60 euros adults, 55 euros ages 3-12, 25 euros up to age 2; Aug. 23, Munich, 87 euros adults, 82 euros ages 3-12, 25 euros up to age 2; Aug. 23, Euro Disneyland Paris with fireworks, 129 euros adults, 125 euros ages 3-11, 25 euros up to age 2; Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Prague with bone church, 305 euros adults (if sharing a room, 255 euros ages 3-11); Aug. 28-Sept. 1, Spain Ole, 328 euros; Aug. 30, Cochem, medieval dinner with wine fest, 73 euros adults, 54 euros ages 12-17. DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 16 and Sept. 6, Paintball Stuttgart, $25 ID card holders, $40 non-ID card holders; Aug. 20, 3 castle day hike, Laubertal, $25; Aug. 23, barefoot park trip, Black Forest, $39 adults (ages 15 and older), $34 ages 4-14, $29 up age 3; Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Italian cultural adventure, $425; Sept. 6, white-water rafting, $119; Sept. 13, Munich city bike tour, $99 adults (16 years and older), $79 ages 2-15, $59 ages 2 and under; Sept. 14, Triberg hike, $40 adults (16 years and older), $30 ages 7-15, $20 ages 6 and under; camp and canoe weekend in Altensteig, $99 adults (16 and older), $79 ages 12-15. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 16, Europa Park, $99 adults, $89 ages 5-12, $59 ages 4 and under; Aug. 23-24, Black Forest and Strasbourg weekend, $299 adults, $249 ages 6-12, $99 ages 5 and under; Sept. 6, Brussels beer fest, $99 adults, $89 ages 12 and under; Sept. 6, Bad Dürkheim wine fest, $35 adults, $25 ages 12 and under; Sept. 13, biking and nightlife tour, $229; Sept. 13, Disneyland Paris, $169 adults, $159 ages 5-12, $89 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: Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Labor Day on the French Riviera, 497 euros adults, 395 euros up to age 11; 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: Sept. 6, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, wine festival, $55. 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: Aug. 22, Chiclana, night kayaking and Sancti Petri castle tour, $85; Aug. 16, paintball, La Barca de la Florida, $75; Sept. 5-7, Jerez del Marquesado, Granada, 24k mountain and hiking trail adventure; $225 per person for the hike, $245 for the 24k run; Sept. 6, night kayak and Sancti Petri castle tour, Chiclana de la Frontera, $85. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Aug. 17, El Puerto de Santa Maria, bullfight, $55; Aug. 15, tapas, drinks, and history of Rota via horse-drawn carriage, $85; Aug. 29, sunset sailboat ride at the Bay of Cadiz, $50; Aug. 30, Gibraltar rock tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Aug. 30, Jerez de la frontera, “Vendimia: Grapes to Glass,” $70; Sept. 6, Ceuta (Spanish Africa) guided visit, $95 adults, $85 children; Sept. 6, Ronda, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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