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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….  

Siegfried’s Musical Cabinet Museum, a Gem in Rudesheim, Germany

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March 28, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Join me in charming Rudesheim on the Rhine, an easy day trip from our German Rhine Untour. With its vineyard-covered hills, distant castles, and narrow cobbled lanes and courtyards, it is one darling town. So cute, in fact, that we often bring our Untour guests there for a special tour of the museums in town….  

The Christmas Markets of Cologne

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December 13, 2016 by Andrea Szyper

If you read our UnTours blog and Eurozine newsletter or follow us on Facebook, you know we love the Christmas markets of Europe. We’ve been writing about them and sharing photos for years. For my part, I have gazed on colleagues’ pictures, edited and produced their blog posts, and listened to their tales with envy….  

Our 3 Coolest Places to Stay in Europe

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November 29, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

When we say UnTours are based in apartments, that can be a little misleading. They may actually be cottages, farm houses, or any other dwelling characteristic of a unique region in Europe. To that end, here are a few of our favorites. 1. Playing Princess: in Sommersdorf, Germany For so many years I thought the…  

10 Reasons to Take Kids to Germany

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October 25, 2016 by Cathrinbaumbach

There are lots of reasons to take your kids to Germany. I recently traveled to Germany with my daughter. This was a special trip, connecting with her and connecting her with my homeland and her grandparents. But even if you do not have a personal connection like I do, Germany is a perfect destination for…  

5 Reasons to Love Oktoberfest

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October 12, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

After experiencing my first real German Oktoberfest, I am eager to make it a personal tradition! Here are five reasons why I love Oktoberfest in Germany and recommend it highly.     1. The Food German food is absolutely brilliant, but Oktoberfest is especially filling, cheap and  delicious. I suggest mainly trying food around the…  

Cruise the Rivers of Europe With Us: A Ventures Video Adventure

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March 22, 2016 by Untours Staff

It’s no secret that we love Europe. We’ve been hosting guests on apartment-based vacations in Europe for 40 years! But we’ve also fallen in love with Europe’s waterways over the years. The rivers of Europe cut through some of its most beautiful countryside and string together majestic cities and chaming smaller towns. A river cruise…  

The Best of Germany’s Christmas Markets

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December 1, 2015 by Cathrinbaumbach

I miss certain things about my homeland, but Christmas markets & Advent celebrations top the list. It’s a magical time in Germany. On Sunday afternoons families assemble around an Advent wreath, light a candle, and enjoy special treats like Stollen, Lebkuchen, and cookies with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Incense fills the air, coming out of…  

Top 12 Towns in Germany: Villages filled with history, churches and charm

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June 23, 2015 by Rachelwortmann

Oftentimes visitors enjoying Germany focus on the big cities, neglecting the beautiful country’s historical towns. Here is our list of the Top 12 Towns to visit while in Germany. Bacharach This tiny, picturesque town tucked in the Rhine Valley is known for its timber-framed houses and its beautiful churches. Top Things to See and Do:…