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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 19, 2016

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 March 18, 2016. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

 

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: March 19, Oostende (Belgium), $135 (with classic soul songs show in the evening), $50 (Oostende tour); March 28-April 6, Croatia (with Venice and Slovenia), prices between 658-810 euros. Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

 

Germany  

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 19, Brussels, sight-seeing trip, $99 adult, $59 child, $215 family; March 26, Ischgl (Austria) ski trip, $325 adult, $175 child; April 2, Zugspitze, ski/snowboard trip, $45; April 9, Italian pottery shopping trip, $169 adult, $109 child, $399 family; April 23, Keukenhof gardens, Lisse, Netherlands, $129 adult, $79 child, $279 family. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR: March 19, 20, 26, 27, all-terrain-vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour). DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.   

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 19, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children under 12;  March 24-28, Vienna and Budapest: Imperial Weekend, $579 adult single occupancy, $399 adults double occupancy; April 1-3, London, $159; April 2, Prague, $89 adults, $49 children under 12; April 2, Keukenhof Gardens, $99 adults, $79 children under 12; April 3, Tongeren (Belgium) antiques market, $49; April 8-17, Italy, $1299 adults (single occupancy), $899 adults (double occupancy), $399-$769 children up to age 12; April 8-11, Prague, $389-$429 adults, $249 up to two children under 12 (in family room with 2 paying adults). DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.       

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: March 19, Champagne region, 79 euros, March 19, Cologne cathedral and brewery experience, 89 euros; March 20, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; March 24, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; March 25-27, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 189 euros;  March 26, tulip express, 89 euros; March 26, fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein, 99 euros; March 27, Black Forest Easter special, 89 euros; March 27, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; March 30,  castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; April 2, tulip express, 89 euros; April 3, castles on the Rhine, 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: March 20, Tongeren antique market, 59 euros adults, 50 euros children ages 3-12; March 19-20, concentration camp Dachau and Munich, 99 euros adults, 89 euros children ages 12-17; March 26-27, Nuremberg spring festival, 78 euros adults, 73 euros children ages 3-12; May 7, Belgian grottos and wildlife park, 67 euros adults, 60 euros children ages 4-11, $20; May 7, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euros adults, 62 euros children ages 12-17 (tour is not recommended for younger children); May 8, Keukenhof day tour, 89 euros adults, 81 euros children ages 4-11; May 14, Paris with city tour, 110 euros adults, 105 euros children ages 3-12; May 14, 'Spa Classic' Race Track Spa in Belgium, 60 euros adults, 31 euros children ages 3-11; May 21, Bruges with city tour, 65 euros adults, 60 euros children ages 3-12; May 21-22, Japan day in Dusseldorf with fireworks, 50 euros adults, 45 euros children ages 3-12; May 25-30, 3 overnights in Lloret de Mar/Spain with city tour of Barcelona, 378 euros adults double room, 426 euros adults single room, 359 euros adults triple room, $178-315 euros for children; May 27-31, Normandy, Memorial Day, 433 euros adult single room, 352 euros adults double room; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 26, St. Anton (Austria),  snow day trip, $89 adults, $79 children ages 17 and under; April 9, Strasburg (France), day trip with walking tour, $79 adults, $69 children ages 17 and under. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 24-28, Norway, Sweden and Denmark Easter tour, $619 adults, $509 children ages 13 and under; April 2-3, Prague, $179 adults, $139 children ages 4-12, $89 children ages 4 and under; April 16, Europa Park, $99 adults, $89 children ages 5-12; $59 children ages 4 and under; April 23-24, Paris, $109; April 30, Brussels, $99 adults, $89 children under 12;  DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

 

Italy

USO NAPLES: March 26-29, Budapest, 669 adults, 559 euros children ages 11 and under; April 14-16,  Gems of Northern Italy Tour, 315 euros adults, 278 children ages 11 and under;  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: March 19, Paris, $79; March 26-April 2, Garmisch (Edelweiss Lodge), $499-$619; (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

 

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 19, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park hiking, $45; April 2, Grazalema natural park, Hiking El Torreon, $45; April 9, Ronda, Spelunking-Caving and Via Ferrata, $85; April 16, La Via Verde, mountain bike ride, $20; April 23, Grazalema natural park, canyon descending, $85; DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: March 19, Sevilla historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; April 2, Ronda historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children; April 8, Chipiona lighthouse, moscatel museum & dinner, $75 per person; April 9, Medina Sidonia historical tour, $60 adults, $45 children. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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