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Meet Hundertwasser's Whimsical Vienna

on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:36
There are so many reasons to love the arts and architecture in Vienna! The city has had a reputation for interesting architecture since the completion of the Ring in 1865. 
 
The Hundertwasser House is a great place to start! Innovative Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser has enraged and delighted an equal number of Viennese with the city-subsidized construction of a low-income apartment complex on the corner of Löwengasse and Kegelgasse. 
 
His building (photographed above) was completed in 1985. It was designed to bring city dwellers closer to nature.
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The Paradox of Glasgow: Sacred & Contemporary

on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:49
Glasgow on the Scotland Untour
There is so much to see and do in Scotland, we need two Untours to contain and cover it all!
 
For a healthy jolt of urban life, shake off the castle cobwebs and head to Glasgow in Central Scotland. With its busy modern center, office buildings and traffic, it is a perfect foil to lovely, archaic Edinburgh. 
 
Glasgow is unapologetically contemporary, a city bustling with commerce and art and student life. Accept this, and you will warm to Glasgow quickly and let it round out your experience of Scotland. 
 
Of course you can choose your path when you arrive at the rail station.
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Best of Salzburg: Don't miss these 9 sights!

on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:10
Salzburg Untour in Austria
As one of the most enchanting cities in Europe, Salzburg exudes a lively air of spontaneity—this despite its rich history as the seat of the sometimes dour, always pompous prince-archbishops. Our Austria Untour places you on the outskirts of this beautiful burg.
 
Here are nine sights you shouldn’t miss!
 

1. Hohensalzburg Castle

The most prominent structure in the city, this massive fortress was begun in 1077 and stands today as the largest completely preserved medieval castle in Central Europe. Be sure and take the 35-minute guided tour.  Ask for the English audio tours.
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Versailles: An Easy and Regal Paris Escape

on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:32
Versailles day trip from Paris Untour
A trip to Paris isn’t complete without a daytrip to nearby Versailles, just a short trip on the regional train.
 
France’s most famous château overwhelms most visitors. Breathing in its beauty, one understands how Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette could have made the fatal error of failing to flee in time to avoid Revolutionary mobs. Versailles simply wasn’t a place easily abandoned. 
 
Today, it ranks as the most popular destination for day-trippers from Paris, receiving more than three million visitors a year.
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Five Super Fun Swiss Attractions for Kids of All Ages

on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:44
Swiss Untour with family

If you’re a kid or traveling with a kid, there’s just so much to do in Switzerland, from its well marked hiking trails to its pristinely clean and swimmable lakes. You can get your train fix, take a boat, or fly down a mountainside on a gondola. Beyond the obvious wonders of the great Swiss outdoors, here are some attractions that you and your kids or grandkids will adore.

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London Like a Local: What you Should and Should Not Do in the English Capital

on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:11
london like a local untours guide
Don't stick out like a sore thumb! Here are some quick tips to help you make a good impression in London, and to make merry with the locals.
 
You Should…
Stand on the right side of the tube escalators and walk on the left. Londoners abhor when people stand on the left.
 
You Should…
Visit a pub outside of the touristy hubs (Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, etc.). Find a pub filled with more locals than tourists and sit down for a pint and enjoy classic pub food. It is an incorrect stereotype that pub food is bad.
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28 Days of Travel: Untourists Gerald and Lynda in Europe

on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:12
Lynda and Gerald's Twenty Eight Days of Travel UNtour

Untourists, Gerald and Lynda Taylor sure love to travel. So much so that they recently shipped out to Europe for four weeks to live like locals. Starting in the gorgeous Nafplio, Greece apartments they travelled around Greece visiting famous sites like Acropoli, Delphi, and Mycenae. After spending two weeks with the gods, they flew north to arrive in the lovely Austrian town of Kuchl. Here their storybook-like Untours house was waiting. But let's first start from the beginning of this adventure...

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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

 

Barcelona

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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Beyond Bérets and Baguettes: Top 11 Places to Go in France

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:05
Beyond Berets and Baguettes: French Untours shows you the top 11 places to see in france

There's so much to see and do in France. Here's our French Bucket List, a good place to begin.

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Never Bored in the Netherlands: Top Nine Towns to Visit in Holland

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:19
Top Nine Towns to Visit in Holland

Never Bored in the Netherlands: Top Nine Towns to Visit in Holland

Tucked between Germany and Belgium the happy country of Holland has quite a lot to offer.

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