Untourists of the Week: Carole & Ivan Edelman

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1. Tell us a little bit about your most recent Untour.

Our lastest Untour was to Paris last spring. We stayed in the Daguerre (sp) apt for two weeks and loved it! The street market around the corner was wonderful and we enjoyed shopping for great things to eat each day. The metro stop was within one block and we got quite good at getting ourselves around. We explored as many of the suggested places as we could and we took 3 or 4 Paris walks. We had also arranged a side trip to the landing beaches in Normandy and stayed in Bayeau for one night. It was truly a trip to remember.

2. Why did you choose to go there?

We had been to Paris before, but never for more than 2 nights. We wanted time to fully explore the city and to get to know the Parisienne life a bit.

3. What is your favorite Untours memory?

Our visit to Iguazu Falls during our stay in Buenos Aires in 2012. We were one for the first Untourists to visit Argentina and felt like real pioneers there. Our Untour person put us in contact with a tour guide who arranged an overnight visit to Iquazu Falls. We were picked up at the airport, spent the night in a charming hotel in Iguazu and then had a private guided tour of the falls. The highlight there was the boat trip up to and under the falls. (A very brave thing for two 65+ers to do, in our opinion). The whole visit was fabulous!

3. How is taking an Untour different from other ways of travelling?

We have taken at least a dozen Untours since 1989 and are really hooked on the idea of exploring on our own, with the very capable help of Untours. There are no tour buses, no preset itineraries and no schedules to follow. Having our own place and finding our way around new places is different from other ways of travel, and to us, very exciting.

4. If you could describe an Untour in just three words, what would they be?

exciting, enriching, educational

The Edelmans have done 10 Untours; here are a few of the spots that they have chosen

Daguerre on a Paris Untour


Vecchio on the Rome Untour


Duarte on the Buenos Aires Untour


Ruby on the Amalfi Untour



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