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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | $content.organization.value.toUpperCase() Published: December 5, 2013

Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sampling of scheduled trips. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com. These tours were verified Dec. 6, 2013.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Dec. 14, London Christmas shopping, 103 euros; Dec. 21, Aachen and Monschau, Christmas markets, 52 euros adults, 48 euros up to age 12; Dec. 27, Paris, 62 euros; Dec. 28, Cologne, 52 euros; Dec. 30-Jan. 1, London, 500 euros adults single, 325 adults double, triple, 225 euros ages 3-12, 125 euros up to age 2; Feb. 15, Paris, 53 euros; Feb. 28-March 9, Vietnam (contact tours office for sign-up deadline), 3,265 euros adult single, 2,800 adults double, 2,740 adults triple, 2,740 up to age 12 when sharing triple room with two adults; April 8-18, Sri Lanka, 3,320 euros adults single, 2,570 euros adults double, 1,935 euros ages 5-11 when sharing room with two adults, 1,380 euros up to age 4 when sharing room with 2 adults. Call 06544-3884. Email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

BAMBERG OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 7, Lauscha (Thüringen) $35; Dec. 14, Regensburg, Christmas market, $35; Dec.14-15, Stubai, Austria, ski and snowboard, $129; Jan. 4, Fichtelgebirge, learn to snowboard, $80; Jan. 11, Zugspitze, ski and snowboard, $75; Jan. 17-20, Flachau, ski and snowboard, $349; Jan. 28, Bad Staffelsheim, $35; Jan. 25, Fichtelgebirge, snowshoe hike, $35; Feb. 6, March 1, tour under Bamberg, $25; Feb. 8-9, Gasteinertal, $129; Feb. 14, Schloss Buttenheim, wine-tasting, $40; Feb. 14-17, Dolomites, Italy, ski and snowboards, $349; March 14-17, Ischgl, Austria, ski and snowboard, $350; March 29, Prague, $65. DSN 469-9376 or CIV 0951-300-9376.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 7, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; Dec. 11, Valkenburg Caves and Aachen Christmas market, $59 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; Dec. 15, Baden-Baden, Caracalla spa day, $69; Dec. 26-30, Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, $579 single room, $429 double room, $379 up to two children ages 11 and under in room with two adults; Dec. 31-Jan. 2, Amsterdam, $299 adults (double occupancy), $329 adults (single occupancy); Dec. 31-Jan. 2, Jan. 4 and 25, Prague, $99 adults, $59 ages 11 and under; Jan. 4 and 8, Swiss chocolate- and cheese-tasting, $89 adults, $79 ages 11 and under; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Dec. 6 & 14, Bonn and Siegburg Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 7, 15 & 21, Nuremberg and Rothenburg Christmas markets, 69 euros; Dec. 7 & 18, Christmas in Munich, 79 euros; Dec. 8, 11, 15, 19 & 22, Christmas castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; Dec. 11 & 22, Christmas in the Valkenburg caves, 59 euros; Dec. 13 & 22, Christmas in Amsterdam, 79 euros; Dec. 13-15, Prague and Karlovy Vary at Christmas, 189 euros; Dec. 14, Christmas in Cochem, 79 euros; Dec. 15, Christmas With the Animals at the Wild Animal Park, 39 euros; Dec. 19, Strasbourg Christmas markets, 49 euros; Dec. 20, Christmas in Heidelberg, 49 euros; Dec. 20-23, Dresden, Prague and Karlovy Vary Christmas markets, 229 euros; Dec. 21, Christmas night on the Rhine, 49 euros; Dec. 29, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; Dec. 31-Jan. 1, New Year’s in Amsterdam, 89 euros; Dec. 31-Jan. 1, New Year’s in Berlin, 79 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: Dec. 11, Intro to Scuba, Rheinbach, Monte Mare, $69; Dec. 13, Landgraf, Netherlands, ski and snowboard trip, $85; Dec. 17, Spandgdahlem, intro to hunting, free. DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Dec. 21, Cologne, chocolate museum and Christmas market, 46 euros adults, 40 euros ages 6-16, 25 euros up to age 5; Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Berlin, 249 euros adults (single room), 199 euros adults (when sharing a double room), 159 euros ages 7-12, 49 euros up to age 6; Jan. 11, Lucerne, Switzerland, 80 euros; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 7, Erding, indoor water park, $85; Dec. 14, Austria, St. Antonia, $79; Dec. 21, Switzerland, Engelberg, $79; Jan. 4, Switzerland, Laax-Flims, $79; Jan. 11, Garmich, $79; Jan. 18, Interlaken, $249; Jan. 25, Black Forest, $39; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Dec. 7, Rothenburg, Christmas market, $59 adults, $49 ages 4-12, $39 ages 3 and under; Dec. 14-15, Paris, $99 adults, $89 ages 13 and under; Dec. 21, Nuremberg Christmas market, $69 adults, $49 children ages 4-12, $39 children ages 3 and under; Dec. 27-Jan. 2, Calella, Spain, $569 adults, $369 ages 5-13, $169 ages 4 and under; Jan. 11-12 and Feb. 22-23, Black Forest, $189 adults, $149 ages 5-12; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Tuesdays, Best of the Region, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Thursdays, Sorrento, Vietri and Emerald Grotto, 39 euros adult, 36 euros child; Fridays, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Saturdays, wine-tasting on Vesuvius, 45 euros; Sundays, Sorrento and Pompeii, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or see 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; 9:30 a.m., Colosseum and Roman Forum, 50 euros adult, 41 euros child; 10 a.m., Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, 55 euros adult, 46 euros child; 3 p.m., Scandals in Rome, 40 euros adult, 22 euros child; 2 p.m., Palatine Hill, 60 euros adult and 45 euros ages 5-17; 2 p.m., Rome of the Caesars, 65 euros adult, 55 euros child; 2 p.m., catacombs with St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs, plus Christian catacombs, 40 euros adult, 32 euros child; 2:30 p.m., Caravaggio, the Genius in Baroque Rome, 37 euros adult, 30 euros child; 2:45, Underground Ancient Rome, 46 euros adult, 38 euros child; 7 p.m., Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adult, 23 euros child; 7:15 p.m., Rome by Night, 39 euros two hours, 75 euros four hours. Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Vatican and St. Peter’s tour, 65 euros adult, 55 euros child. Call CIV 06-397-27419 or visit www.rome.uso.it.

Netherlands

SCHINNEN: April 18-27, Malgrat de Mar, Spain, $499 adults (double room), $399 ages 3-11 (staying in parents’ room), $299 up to age 2 (staying in parents’ room), single room $599; 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: Dec. 7, Jerez de la Frontera, horseback riding, $85; Dec. 13-15, Sierra Nevada, $145; Dec. 21, Grazalema Natural Park, rock climbing, $55; Dec. 28, Rio Majaceite, $35. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Dec. 7, Zahara de la Sierra, Foodie Tour, Olive Oil – A taste of Spanish Gold, $75; Dec. 14, Andalucia, Bodega, Lunch and Flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Dec. 15, Cadiz, $20; Dec. 30-Jan. 2, Lisbon, single $420, double $320, triple $290, $95 ages 2-11, free for under 2; Jan. 4, Ronda, $60 adults, $45 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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