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Giverny: Monet’s Garden Retreat

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February 18, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

The gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet are a must see for art lovers and gardeners alike. Monet fans will recognize many of its features and settings: the water garden with its lilies, the wisteria-covered Japanese bridge, and the tulip garden. Indeed, art enthusiasts may have an odd feeling of déjà vu here even on their…  

A Taste of Burgundy: Chèvre and Broccoli Tart Recipe

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November 27, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

For food, wine, and atmosphere, there is no place quite like Burgundy. Canal cruising is one of the best ways to explore the picturesque countryside and small villages of the region, all at leisure and in sublime comfort. That’s why we work with Captain Megret on the Savoir Vivre, offering guests the best of the…  

Provence Untour Report: The Tasteful Travels of the Rivellos

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August 28, 2018 by Special Guest

Angela and Joe Rivello joined us for two weeks on the Provence Untour this May. They hit it off with our UnTours local staff person, Anne, who helped introduce them to the local wine and vineyards of her beloved home turf. Here are some of Angela’s photos and memories.   Cheese tasting Saturday morning at…  

Paris Cafe Culture in Saint-Germain

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February 27, 2018 by Untours Staff

There are so many neighborhoods to discover while enjoying a Paris Untour. Each has its own culture and history, and few as celebrated as the café life in St-Germain.   Once the center of Paris’s intellectual life from the 20s to the 50s, the Left Bank district of St. Germain is more popular than ever….  

The 10 Most Romantic Places in Europe

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February 6, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

There’s nothing like travel to stoke romance. The sights and sounds and smells and tastes of new places can stir your passion for living, and sharing those thrills with another is a perfect way to build your relationship. UnTours are made for love, giving you space to spread out in an apartment, autonomy to do…  

Paris, in the Footsteps of Grandmere

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November 20, 2017 by Special Guest

Elizabeth Pontarolo recently joined us for UnTours in Prague and Paris. Her time in Paris was a personal journey of sorts, in pursuit of her late grandmother’s haunts. Here she shares some images and thoughts from her time in the City of Light.     The location of our apartment allowed me to explore the…  

Ventures Cruise Report: Rhine Getaway on Viking

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November 14, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Who: Dee McConnell, Director of UnTours Ventures What: Viking’s Rhine Getaway Where: The Rhine (Basel to Amsterdam) When: October, 2017 How: Sailing the Rhine What were your favorite stops on the trip and why? Strasbourg (below) was a true gem and quite charming with its small canals and colorful flowers. The Cathedral was gorgeous too….  

Jerry’s Provence: The Textures of Southern France

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September 5, 2017 by Special Guest

Jerry and Deena Koffler have traveled with UnTours almost 20 times, and to many different destinations, on both UnTours trips and Ventures. You may have already checked out their photos of Holland and the Amalfi Coast here on the blog. If you have, you already know that Jerry is a fantastic photographer, and that he…