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Tours by on-base agencies

A climb to the top of St. Peter's Basilica reward the intrepid with beautiful views of Rome. USO Rome is offering tours of the ancient city.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE/TNS

By MARCUS KLÖCKNER | Stars and Stripes | Published: August 15, 2018

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 August 17. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Sept. 2, Zundert (Netherlands), world largest flower parade, 40 euros adults; Sept. 15, Heidelberg and Bad Duerkheim (world largest wurst and wine festival), 85 eu-ros; Amsterdam, Oct. 6, 50 euros; Oct. 13, Trier, 50 euros; Oct. 20, London, 90 euros; Oct. 27, Maastricht, 40 euros. Call 06544-3884, email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 22, 29, Atlmühlsee to the Ornbau, sunset paddling, $25; Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Interlaken (Switzerland), $239 adults, $134 children; Sept. 15, Prague and The Church of Bones, $88 adults, $49 children; Sept. 22, Oktoberfest, $49; Oct. 20, Ludwigsburg pumpkin festival, $49. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 19, Sept. 9, 23, Baumholder, all-terrain vehicle tour, $75; Aug. 18-19, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children ages 11 and under; Aug. 18, Rothenburg, wine festival, $69 adults, $40 children ages 11 and under. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Aug. 25, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; Aug. 18, Paris, $99 adults, $59 children under 12; Sept. 8, canoe trip (Sauer, Glan, Model or Nahe river) $39 adults, $29 children ages 5-12; Aug. 18, Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Paris, $99 adults, $69 children ages 11 and under; Aug. 25, Sept. 15, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 children ages 11 and under; Oct. 4-8, Edinburgh, $1099 adults (single room), $749 (double room), $699 adults (family room), $629 children ages 11 and under; Oct. 11-14, Den-mark and Sweden, $399 adults (single room), $299 adults (double room), $199 children ages 11 and under; Oct. 20, Stubai glacier, $89; Oct. 27, Disneyland, $189 adults, $149 children ages 3-11, $59 children ages 2 and under; Oct. 28, Godwana dinosaur museum, $39 adults, $29 children ages 4-17, $19 children ages 3 and under; Nov. 22-25, Zell am See, Thanksgiving ski week-end, $469 adults (single room), $399 adults (double room), $229-$349 children ages 5-17. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN:  Aug. 30, castles on the Rhine, 79 euros; Aug. 17-19, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Prague & Karlovy Vary, 219-289 euros adults, 199 euros children ages 2-11; Aug. 25, Dachau concentration camp and World War II memorial, 79 euros; Sept. 3, Oct. 8, Black Forest, 89 euros; Aug. 9, Sept. 1, Oct. 7, Mainau island, 89 euros; Aug. 12, Paris, 99 euros. Call CIV 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM OUTDOOR RECREATION: DSN 452-7170 or CIV 06565-617170. Email Mi-chael.kirsch.2@us.af.mil.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Sept. 22, France, Maginot line, 62 euros adults, 57 euros children ages 12-16; Sept. 28, Dachau WWII Concentration Camp & Munich Oktoberfest, 495 euros adults (single room), 390 adults (double room). DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 18, Sept. 15, tandem skydiving, $279-$329; Sept. 22, Oktoberfest, $55; Oct. 6, Hintertux (Austria), snowboard park, $139. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Bitburg, skydiving, $299; DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO NAPLES: Sept. 21, Island of Santorini (Greece), $855 adults (single room), $695 adults (double room), $595 children ages 2-11, $90 children under 2; Oct. 4-7, Munich Oktoberfest, $649 adults (single room), $489 adults (double room), $299 euros children ages 2-11, $55 chil-dren under 2. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903; www.naples.uso.it.

USO ROME: Daily: 8 a.m., Rome, 36 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-8; 9:30 a.m., Borghese Gal-lery, 45 euros adults, 35 euros children; 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 Basilica, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; 9:30 a.m. daily, ancient city (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatinate Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros children ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at Twilight, 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: (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Aug. 31, Sept. 8, 16, 28, Bay of Cádiz, deep-sea fishing trip, $105; Aug. 22, Sept. 6, Chiclana, night kayak & Sancti Petri castle tour, $85; Aug. 25, Rio Genil, rafting, $95; Sept. 1, Rota, paddleboard tour, $45; Sept. 3, Rota, kayak tour, $45;  Sept. 15, canyon descending, Grazalema natural park, $85; Sept. 29, Ardales, hiking El Caminito del Rey, $50. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Aug. 25, Pera and Albufeira Portugal, sand sculpture exhibition self-guided visit, $45 adults, $40 children; Aug. 22, Cádiz self-guided, $10; Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, bodegas, tapas and flamenco, $80 adults, $50 children. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

Amsterdam is a popular outdoor recreation tour destination.
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