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More than just Meringues in Meiringen: Adventure Awaits!

on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:38
Meiringen Swiss Heartland Untours Mountain View

The town of Meiringen, a beautiful traditional Swiss town near the famous Hasliberg Mountain, offers a taste of authentic Swiss living. The town’s main attraction is the Aareschlucht, a dramatic gorge formed during the last ice age that tourists can visit. The town is also home to a tiny Sherlock Holmes museum and the nearby Reichenbach Falls. As lovely as all of these attractions are, recent Untourists, the Popes, had their sights set higher.

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Nomming in the Netherlands: Photo Blog of Alice and James in Holland

on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:01
netherlands food

Two-time Untourists, James and Alice Wootton have been generous enough to share their photos and stories from their recent Untour in the Netherlands. While Italy, Greece and France have reputations for some of the best food in Europe, often times the Netherlands is overlooked. Well look no further to see proof that there is good eating here!

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Top 10 Places to Go in Spain: from beaches and museums, to mosques and mountains

on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:00
Top 10 Places to Go in Spain: from beaches and museums to mosques and mountatins

Top 10 Places to Go in Spain



This seaside city, known for its quirky architecture, outstanding seafood, and rich art history, is a must-see for anyone traveling to Spain. Architecture really is the center of attention, with great works from Antoni Gaudí, the famously-unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia, and many other cathedrals, buildings and museums. The city’s most visited shopping street, La Rambla, attracts hundreds of tourists daily, so if you’re looking for a wardrobe update, this is the place to do it.
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10 Perfectly British Train Trips from London

on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:53
10 British Train Trips from London England on your Untours

10 British Train Trips from London

Although we adore London, sometimes the city is so bustling that we long for slow, small-town, English living. This is why we've compiled a list of our top 10 favorite English towns to visit by train from London. All of these can be enjoyed in a day, offering a peaceful getaway before exploring the remainder of the history, art, and culture of the English capital.

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Seven Surely Satisfying Eats in Shoreditch and Spitalfields, London

on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:04
Shoreditch and Spitalfields Restaurants

Seven Surely Satisfying Eats in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. Now say that 5 times fast. Or better yet, stop talking and start eating. Here is some excellent local intelligence to get you started, enjoying the culinary scene of one of London's best neighborhoods for food.

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Your Swiss Bucket List: All the Towns, Mountains, and Lakes to See in Switzerland

on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:30
Top 13 Things to See in Switzerland Untours

It’s no secret that here at Untours we love Switzerland. It’s where Untours started over 40 years ago with the Heartland and Oberland programs, also where we have expanded to Ticino. Switzerland truly has it all: beautiful mountain landscapes, rich traditions and culture, gorgeous lakes, and outstanding train service. With borders touching Austria, Germany, France, and Italy, Switzerland offers the ultimate central location to continue exploring Europe on Untour Samplers. Clearly we think the world of Switzerland so below we’ve compiled our Top 13 Things to See in Switzerland.

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The Best of Greece: Towns, Archaeological Sites, Wineries and Museums

on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:10
The best of greece: towns, wineries and museums

When considering a vacation to Greece most tourists focus on the islands, and although they are gorgeous, many overlook the beauty that is mainland Greece. From Athens, Thessaloniki, and the Peloponnese, Greece is more than its islands. I’ve compiled a list of the top places to see across Greece, many of which I experienced during my 4 months there, some I have yet to conquer!

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Q & A with Ben Ovington: Meet Our Local Host in London

on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:55
Ben in Amsterdam Untours Hosts

Our London on-site staff person Ben Ovington shares his own personal London with us and gushes about his loves: "The variety, the pace of life, and the food! Londoners are known for working hard and efficienty, but there is such a goofy, loving side to us (most often seen after the 9-5 hustle). Because London is such a large melting pot of people, all bringing to the city their own cultures and cuisines, we tend to eat quite well (and often). As Samuel Johnson said 'If a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.'"

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Our 10 Favorite London Neighborhoods

on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:35
Big Ben Untours London

Each neighborhood in London boasts its own unique personality and attractions. Being the largest city in Europe, London has many boroughs, but we’ve narrowed down our top 10 favourite London neighborhoods here.

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Your Irish Bucket List: 10 Places You Must See in Ireland

on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:37
Ring of Kerry Ireland Untours

There is so much to do on this small island, it could take you months to see all that beautiful Ireland has to offer. If you don't have that kind of time, here's a list of our favorites.