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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 Oct. 30, 2015. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

BelgiumSHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: 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; Nov. 14, London, 102 euros; Nov. 21, Paris, Moulin Rouge, 222 euros; Nov. 28, Brugge, snow & ice sculpture festival & medieval dinner 122 euros adults, 93 euros children ages 12-14, 87 euros children ages 11, 70 euros children ages 6-10, 56 euros children ages 4-5, 48 euros children up to age 3; Dec. 5-6, Christmas markets in Germany, 225 euros adults (single room), 177 euros adults (double room), 110 euros children up to age 10; Dec. 12-13, Alsace Christmas markets and Triberg (Black Forest), $198 adults (single room), 188 euros adults (double room), 168 euros children ages 13-16, 157 euros children ages 7-12, 126 euros children up to age 6. Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.comor visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 26-29, Zell am See (Austria), ski and snowboard trip, $369 adult, $189 children; Dec. 5, Strasbourg, Christmas market, $45 adult, $35 chilren, $109 family; Dec. 19, Christmas market Augsburg, $29 adult, $19 children, $65 family; Jan. 15-18, Solden and Pitztal (Austria), two glaciers, $299 adult, $159 child; Jan. 23, Vienna (Austria) $99 adult, $59 child, $215 family; Feb. 12-15, Corvara (Italy), $369 adult, $189 child. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR: Nov. 1, 15 and Dec. 6 and 20, Paintball, $20 registration fee; DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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); Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, March 6, Baden-Baden, Caracalla day spa, $69; DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN:; Oct. 31, Amsterdam, 79 euros;Oct. 31, Black Forest, 79 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: 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; Dec. 5, Frankfurt Christmas market, 48 euros adults, 43 euros children ages 3-12; Dec. 5, St. Wendel Christmas market, 45 euros adults, 40 euros children ages 3-12; Dec. 12-13, Nuremberg Christmas market, 80 euros adults, 75 euros children ages 3-12; Dec. 12, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euros adults, 62 euros children ages 12-17 (tour is not recommended for younger children); Dec. 19-20, Euro Disneyland Paris, 131 euros adults, 127 euros children ages 3-11; Dec. 19, Cologne with chocolate museum and Christmas market, 55 euros adults, 50 euros children ages 3-12; Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, Europa Park (Party Dome), 93 euros (adults only). DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 11, Veteran's day trip to Luxembourg American cemetery and memorial, $79; Nov. 14, Rothenburg with Nighwatchman tour, $75 adults, $60 children age 17 and under; Nov. 21, Salzburg, Christmas market, $99 adults, $89 children ages 17 and under; Nov. 26-29, Solden, Austria (Thanksgiving trip), $559 s (single occupancy), $479 (double occupancy); DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Oct. 31, Paintball Wackernheim (McKully Baracks), $25; 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.

ItalyUSO NAPLES: Nov. 27-29, Thanksgiving Weekend in Tuscany, 299 euros adults, 259 euros children up to age 11; Dec. 24-25, Christmas in Rome, 189 euro adults, 169 euros children. 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.

NetherlandsSCHINNEN: Nov. 21, Paris, $79; Dec. 5, Cologne Christmas market, $39. (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

SpainROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Oct. 31, Grazalema Natural Park, Hiking el Pinsapar, $45; Oct. 31, Grazalema natural park, hiking el Pinsapar, $45 adults; Nov. 7, Grazalema natural park (Algodonales), rock climbing, $55; Nov. 11, Rota, La Via Verde, local mountain bike ride, $25; Nov. 14, Grazalema natural park, canyon descending, $85; Nov. 21, Tarifa, quads tour, $130; Nov. 28, Grazalema natural park, hiking El Torreon, $45; Dec. 5, La Suara park, horseback riding, $130; Dec. 11-13, Sierra Nevada, ski and snowboard trip, $145; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Nov. 7, Gibraltar rock tour, $65 adults, $45 children; Nov. 7, Cadiz, A Day in the Olive Groves: Harvest, Extraction, and Production of Liquid Gold, $80; Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, bodega, dinner and flamenco show, $45 adults, $25 children; Nov. 14, Malaga, self-guided tour, $35; Nov. 25, Sevilla, historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; Dec. 12, Vejer, historical tour & Bolonia Roman ruins, $55 adults, $35 children; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.


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