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

Belgium SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Feb. 15, Paris, 53 euros; Feb. 28-March 9, Vietnam (contact tours office for sign-up deadline), 3,265 euros adult single, 2,800 adults double, 2,740 adults triple, 2,740 up to age 12 when sharing triple room with two adults; April 8-18, Sri Lanka, 3,320 euros adults single, 2,570 euros adults double, 1,935 euros ages 5-11 when sharing room with two adults, 1,380 euros up to age 4 when sharing room with 2 adults. Call 06544-3884. Email: shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany BAMBERG OUTDOOR RECREATION: Feb. 14, Schloss Buttenheim, wine-tasting, $40; Feb. 14-17, Dolomites, Italy, ski and snowboards, $349; March 14-17, Ischgl, Austria, ski and snowboard, $350; March 29, Prague, $65. DSN 469-9376 or CIV 0951-300-9376.

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Feb. 22, Paris, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; March 1 and March 22, Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; March 2, Zweibrücken, indoor ice skating, $29; March 7, London, $169; March 8, Neuschwanstein castle, $89 adults, $79 ages 11 and under; March 8, Prague, $99 adults, $59 ages 11 and under; March 9 and April 10, Schiffweiler, Godwanda, dinosaur museum, $39 adults, $29 under 12; March 22 and April 22, Dachau, concentration camp, $69 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; March 29-30, Prague, $159 adults (single occupancy), $129 adults (double occupancy), $119 under 12 with two adults; March 29, Salzburg, Austria, $99 adults, $59 ages 11 and under; April 4-7, $529 adults (single occupancy), $369-$399 adults double occupancy; April 4-7, Krakow and Ausschwitz, Poland, $549 adults (single occupancy), $399 adults (double occupancy), $349 ages 11 and under; April 7, Cologne, zoo, $59 adults, $39 ages 4-12, $ 29 under 4; April 11-13, Disneyland Paris, $379 adults, $529 (single occupancy), $229 ages 3-11, $99 under 3; April 13 and April 27, trout fishing, $59 adults, $39 ages 6-11, $19 ages 5 and under; April 25, Venice, Italy, $179; April 26, King’s Day in Amsterdam, $89 adults, $49 ages 11 and under; April 27, skydiving, $279; May 23-26, Landeck, white water rafting, $399 adults (single occupancy), $369 adults (double occupancy); May 26-27, Normandy and Omaha Beach, France, $549 single, $399 (double occupancy), $369 (triple, quad or family room). DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day on the Rhine, 69 euros; Feb. 15, Strasbourg, France, 39 euros; Feb. 15, Cochem castle medieval dinner, 79 euros; Feb. 16, Amsterdam As You Like It, 79 euros; Feb. 16-18, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 189 euros; Feb. 17 and 22, castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; March 1, Heidelberg Old Town and scavenger hunt, 49 euros; March 2, 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, and 29, Castles on the Rhine, 69 euros; March 3, carnival in Mainz, 39 euros; March 8, Bavarian Highlights, King Ludwig’s Castles, 99 euros; March 9, Mystical Medieval Brugge, Belgium, 89 euros; March 9-11, Prague and Karlovy Vary, 199 euros; March 15, Easter Eggs & More in Kloster Eberbach, 59 euros; March 16, Amsterdam, 89 euros; all bus tours are without transfers. 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.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: March 7-8, Salzburg, Austria, 120 euros adults, 110 euros ages 3-12; March 8, Oberhausen sealife and aquapark, 65 euros adults, 60 euros ages 3-16; March 14-16, Berlin, 245 euros adults (single room), 195 euros adults (if sharing a room), 155 euros ages 2-11 (if sharing a room with two full paying adults); April 5, Brugge, Belgium, 60 euros adults, 55 euros ages 3-12, April 5, Cochem castle, 60 euros adults, 55 euros ages 3-12; April 4-8, Budapest with Puzta, Hungary, 430 euros (single room) 340 euros adults (double occupancy), 250 euros ages 12-17;

April 12, Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, with wooden-shoe factory and cheese farm, 67 euros adults, 60 euros ages 4-11; April 12, Bottrop, movie park, 75 euros adults, 70 euros ages 4-12; April 19, Paris, 79 euros; April 19, Reims, France, with champagne cellar, 65 euros. DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567 for more information.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: March 8-9, Oberammergau and Garmisch, $199 adults, $169 ages 13-17, $139 ages 6-12, $99 ages 5 and under; March 8, Oberammergau and Garmisch, $199 adults, $169 ages 13-17, $139 ages 6-12, $99 ages 5 and under; March 15-16, Interlaken, Switzerland, St. Patrick’s Day, $249; March 22, Black Forest, snowshoe day trip, $39, March 29, St. Anton, Austria, ski/snowboard day trip, $79. DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy USO NAPLES: Tuesdays, Best of the Region, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Thursdays, Sorrento, Vietri and Emerald Grotto, 39 euros adult, 36 euros child; Fridays, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child; Saturdays, wine-tasting on Vesuvius, 45 euros; Sundays, Sorrento and Pompeii, 48 euros adult, 43 euros child. DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or see 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; 9:30 a.m., Colosseum and Roman Forum, 50 euros adult, 41 euros child; 10 a.m., Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, 55 euros adult, 46 euros child; 3 p.m., Scandals in Rome, 40 euros adult, 22 euros child; 2 p.m., Palatine Hill, 60 euros adult and 45 euros ages 5-17; 2 p.m., Rome of the Caesars, 65 euros adult, 55 euros child; 2 p.m., catacombs with St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs, plus Christian catacombs, 40 euros adult, 32 euros child; 2:30 p.m., Caravaggio, the Genius in Baroque Rome, 37 euros adult, 30 euros child; 2:45, Underground Ancient Rome, 46 euros adult, 38 euros child; 7 p.m., Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adult, 23 euros child; 7:15 p.m., Rome by Night, 39 euros two hours, 75 euros four hours. Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Vatican and St. Peter’s tour, 65 euros adult, 55 euros child. Call CIV 06-397-27419 or visit www.rome.uso.it.

Netherlands SCHINNEN: March 15, Paris, $75; April 18-27, Malgrat de Mar, Spain, $499 adults (double room), $399 ages 3-11 (staying in parents’ room), $299 up to age 2 (staying in parents’ room), single room $599; March 29, trout fishing, $35; April 12, Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, $59 adults, $55 ages 4-11, $45 up to age 3; Call (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or emailusarmy.schinnen.imcom-europe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Feb. 14-17, Granada, ski and snowboard trip, $195; Feb. 22, Grazalema Natural Park, $35; March 1, Algondonalez, Grazalema Natural Park, rock climbing, $55; March 8, La Via Verde, mountain bike ride, $20; March 22, Malaga, canyon descending, $85; March 29, Grazalema Natural Park, $85. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Feb. 19, Bodega, Dinner and Flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; Feb. 14-17, Paris, $1,295 per person in double room; March 1, Cádiz, carnival, $25; March 13-16, Dublin, Saint Patrick’s Day, 1363 per person on a double occupancy room; March 15, Seville, $60 adults, $45 children; March 22, Malaga, $35; March 28, Andalucia, bodega, Dinner and Flamenco, $75 adults, $45 children; April 10-13, Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, tulip festival, $1,295 per person in a double occupancy room; April 19, Rota, Cádiz, tapas, drinks, and history of Rota via horse-drawn carriage. DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.


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