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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | Stars and Stripes | Published: September 24, 2015

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 Sept. 25, 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: Oct. 3, London, 98 euros; Oct. 10-11, Alsace wine route, 220 euros adults (single room), 178 euros adults (double room), 160 euros adults (triple room), 92 euros children up to age 12; Oct. 17, Amsterdam (with optional guided tour of Van Gogh museum), 60 euros adults, 50 euros children under 17;  Oct. 24, Rotterdam, 57 euros adults, 50 euros children up to age 12; Nov. 4-8, Romania with Transylvania, 995 adults, 850 euros adults (double room), 835 euros (triple room), 640-740 euros children ages 2-11, 340 euros children younger than 2; Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

 

Germany  

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 26, Munich Octoberfest, $45 adults, $35 children, $109 families (children younger than three are free); Oct. 10-12, Berchtesgaden and Salzburg, $199 adults, $119 children, $399 families (children under 3 are free); Oct. 17, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children, $215 families (children under 3 are free); DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR:  Sept. 26, 27, All-terrain-vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour); Sept. 26, fly tying intro, $8 adults, $5 children 14 and under; Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 and Dec. 6 and 20, Paintball, $20 registration fee; Oct. 8-12, Malta dive trip, $575. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.    

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Sept. 26, Switzerland, Swiss chocolate and cheese tasting; Oct. 10, Salzburg, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Oct. 3, Bavaria fairytale castles, $99 adults, $79 children; Oct. 10, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under age 12; Oct. 16-18, London, $179; Oct. 17, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under age 12; Oct. 17, Brussels, $69 adults, $49 children under age 12; Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, March 6, Baden-Baden, Caracalla day spa, $69; Oct. 24, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children; Oct. 24, Berlin, $99 adults, $49 children under age 12; Oct. 31, Swiss chocolate and cheese tasting, $99 adults, $89 children under age 12; Oct. 31, Amsterdam, $99 adults, $49 children under age 12; Nov. 7, Hamburg Winter Festival, $99 adults, $59 children under age 12; Nov. 7, Prague, $99 adults, $59 children under age 12; Nov. 11-15, Paris, $649 adults (single occupancy), $449 adults (double occupancy), $279 children under age 12 (with two full paying adults); DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.     

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Sept. 27, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; Sept. 20, Bavarian highlights, King Ludwig’s castles, 99 euros; Sept. 26, Amsterdam, 79 euros; Sept. 30, Champagne region of France, 79 euros; Sept. 19, Oktoberfest Parade, 69 euros; Sept. 26, Party Oktoberfest, 69 euros; Sept. 27, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; Sept. 29, Oktoberfest family trip, 69 euros. 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: Sept. 26-27, Oktoberfest, 206 euros adults (double room), 276 euros adults (single room), 203 euros adults (triple room); Sept. 26, Paris with guided city tour, 107 euros adults, 102 euros children ages 3-12; Oct. 2-5, Prague, 275 euros adult (double room), 330 euros adults (single room); Oct. 3, Heidelberg with city tour, 60 euros adults, 55 euros children ages 3-12; Oct. 10, Bruges with city tour, 65 euros adults, 60 euros children ages 3-12; Oct. 10, Black Forest day tour, 85 euros adults, 80 euros children ages 3-12; Oct. 17, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euros adults, 62 euros children ages 12-17; Oct. 17, Mosel valley, , 66 euros adults, 61 euros children ages 13-20, 51 euros children ages 6-12; Oct. 24, Halloween Horrorfest Movie Park, 75 euros; Oct. 24, family tour Cochem castle, 58 euros adults, 53 euros children ages 3-17; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Frankenstein castle Halloween party, 80 euros; Nov. 7, dinner and wine tasting at Sebastiani's, 59 euros (adults only); Nov. 7, Antwerp shopping tour, 55 euros adults, 50 euros children ages 3-12; Nov. 11, Bastogne for Veteran's Day, 55 euros adults, 50 euros ages 3-12; Nov. 14, Valkenburg Christmas markets in the caves, 65 euros adults, 60 euros ages 3-12; Nov. 21, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euros adults, 62 euros children ages 12-17 (tour is not recommended for younger children); Nov. 20-22, Polish pottery shopping tour, 180 euros adults in a double/single/triple room; Nov. 25-29, Vienna Bratislava and Budapest, 566 euros adults (single room), 500 euros adults (double room), 491 euros adults (triple room), 424 euros children ages 6-11 in room with parents, 279 euros children up to age 5 in room with parents; Nov. 28, Strasbourg Christmas markets, 70 euros adults, 65 euros ages 3-12. DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Sept. 26, Munich, bike tour, $99 adults (16 years and older), $79 children ages 3-15, $59 children 2 and under; Oct. 3-4, 3 castle tour, $199 adults, $149 children ages 10-17, $99 children ages 9 and under; Oct. 9-12, $475 adults, $425 children ages 17 and under; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Oct. 3, 17, 31, Paintball Wackernheim (McKully Baracks), $25; Sept. 26-27, Tropical Island Galaxy, $189 adults (double occupancy), $169 children ages 4-16, $79 children ages 3 and under; Sept. 26-27, Amsterdam biking and nightlife tour, $229 adults (double occupancy); Oct. 3, Oktoberfest, $99 adults, $79 children ages 13 & under; Oct. 8-12, The Best of Italy Tour, $599 adults, $479 children ages 5-13, $229 children ages 4 and under; Oct. 17-18, Paris, $109; Oct. 23-25, Copenhagen (Denmark) $299 adults, $219 children ages 5-13, $149 children ages 4 and under; Oct. 31, Brussels, $99 adults, $89 children ages 12 and under; Nov. 6-8, London, $299 adults, $199 children ages 5-12, $169  children ages 4 and under; Nov. 11-15, Krakow (Poland), $39 adults; Nov. 13-15, Venice pre-holiday shopping and sightseeing, $289 adults, $189 children ages 5-12 and $109 children ages 4 and under; Nov. 21-22, Prague, $179 adults, $139 children ages 4-12, $89 children ages 4 and under; Nov. 25-29, Zermatt, (prices when signed up before Nov. 9) $499 adults, $379 children ages 5-12, $159 children ages 4 and under 4, (prices after Nov. 9) $529, adults, $429 children ages 5-12, $179 children ages 4 and under; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

 

Italy

USO NAPLES: Sept. 24-27, 489 euros; Oct. 10-11, Weekend under Tuscan Sun, 175 euros adults, 113 euros children up to age 11; Nov. 27-29, Thanksgiving Weekend in Tsucany, 299 euros adults, 259 euros children 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; 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, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; 9:30 a.m. daily, ancient city (Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatinate Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at twilight among the piazzas and fountains, 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: Sept. 26, day trip to National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 Arnheim, $69. (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

 

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Oct. 10, Grazalema National Park, canyon descending, $85; Oct. 3, La Surara Park, $85; Oct. 24, Rota (La Via Verde trail), local mountain bike ride, $25; Oct. 31, Grazalema Natural Park, Hiking el Pinsapar, $45; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Sept. 26, Sevilla, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Oct. 3, Cordoba, historical tour, $70 adults, $50 children; Oct. 10, Huelva, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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