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Tours by on-base agencies

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 13, 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 April 15, 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: April 29-May 2, Berlin, 595 euros adults (single room), 440 euros adults (double room), 415 euros adults (triple room), 280 euros children ages 6-12 (in room with two full paying adults), 230 euros children up to age 5; April 30, Amsterdam with Rijksmuseum, 70 euros; Call 06544-3884; email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.comor visit www.shape2day.com.

 

Germany  

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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: April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1All-terrain-vehicle tour, $75 (Saturday tour), $90 (Sunday tour). DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182. 

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 22-24, Venice, $179; April 23, May 7 and 23, Disneyland Paris, $169 adults, $99 children ages 3-11, $49 children under 3; April 23 and May 7, Stuttgart (spring festival) $59; April 23, and May 14, Prague, $89 adults, $49 children under 12; April 23, Leuven, Zythus beer festival, $69; April 30, Keukenhof gardens, $99 adults, $79 children under 12; April 30 and May 21, Paris, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; April 30-May 1, Munich (spring festival) $149-$199 adults, $79 children under 12 in room with 2 paid adults; May 1, Tongeren antiques market, $49; May 6-8, London, $159; May 7, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children under 12; May 12-15, Copenhagen, $349 adults (single occupancy), $269 adults (double or triple occupancy), $179 children under 12; May 21, Salzburg, $99 adults, $49 children under 12; May 27-30, Normandy and Omaha beach, $429-$529 adults, $329 children. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.  

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: April 16, Cochem, 89 euros; April 20, 23, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; May 19-23, Lourdes military pilgrimage (France), 349 euros; May 1, 4, 12, 15, 18, castles on the Rhine river, 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: 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; June 3-6, Venice, 283 euro adults (double room), 327 euro adults (single room), 281 euro adults (triple room); June 4, Rhine River cruise, 69 euro adults, 54 euro children ages 4-13; June 11-12, Bavarian castles, 115 euro adults, 94 euro children ages 3-17; June 10-12, Polish pottery shopping tour, 193 euro; June 17-19, Splendor Franken, 412 euro adults (single room), 366 euro adults (double room); June 18, Cochem medieval dinner, 83 euro adults, 62 euro children ages 12-17 (this tour is not recommended for younger children); June 24-26, Berlin with city tour, 131 euro adults, 116 euro children ages 3-12; June 25-26, Zell wine festival, 40 euro (adults only).DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: April 20, 27 and May 7, Stuttgart Frühlings Fest, $19 adults, $9 children ages 17 and under; May 8, Mother’s Day hike, $39 adults, $29 children ages 17 and under; DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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: May 28-30, Tuscany, Memorial Day weekend, 315 euros adults, 279 euros children up to age 11; May 28-30, Paris, Memorial Day weekend, 669 euros adults, 485 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: April 23, Keukenhof, $59 adults, $55 children ages 4-11, $45 children up to age 3; (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

 

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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: April 16, Sevilla, self-guided, $35; April 30, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucian horse dance exhibition & lunch, $45 adults, $25 children; May 7, special annual evening horse show and feria festivity in Jerez, $35; May 14, Tarifa (foodie tour: tuna Tour) $90. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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