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To Basel and Beyond: Contemporary Art and Design in Switzerland

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Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino

September 10, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Above: The Museum Tinguely in Basel and the sculpture ‘Gwendolyn’ by Niki de Saint Phalle. Photo by swiss-image.ch/Christoph Schuerpf   We love to talk (and write) about the sylvan beauty of small Swiss mountainside villages, pristine lakes and hiking trails, and the old traditions of the Alps. Don’t ever doubt our love of cows and their pastures….  


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

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Family travel Gardens and parks Heartland Hiking and Walking Nature Oberland Switzerland Ticino Trip planning

July 31, 2015 by Rachelwortmann

It is 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,…  


Switzerland for Free: The Best 7 Free Things in Switzerland, and Another 480 More…

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Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino

April 17, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Switzerland has always had a reputation for being expensive, but it isn’t universally true! Staying in an Untour apartment and living like a local will show you that Switzerland is affordable and family friendly. So why the reputation? Could it be Switzerland’s international association with luxury goods that fuels the myth? (Think chocolate, fine watches and high…  


Our Favorite Places

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Alsace Austria Barcelona France Greece Heartland Holland Italy Leiden Nafplio Rome Salzburg Spain Switzerland Tuscany

March 16, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

I feel lucky to work with a small but dedicated crew of globalists. Our staff is worldly, broad minded, and very well traveled. They’ve elevated my thinking, stoked my curiosity about new parts of the globe, and helped me grow into a citizen of the world. I recently asked them a simple question: What’s your…  


Family Fun in the Swiss Oberland

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Family travel Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino Train

December 23, 2014 by Untours Staff

What could be a better place for family travel than Switzerland? And our Swiss Oberland Untour, tucked into the most beautiful stretch of the Berner Oberland, offers something to delight everyone in your party, the young and the young at heart.   Alpine peaks: All of these are special in their own way, but some…  


How a Childhood Trip to Europe Shaped Who I’ve Become

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Family travel France Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Paris Provence Switzerland

December 19, 2014 by Sonia

As the youngest member of the UnTours team (I won’t tell you by how many years), my childhood memories are in a bit closer reach than some of my colleagues here in our office. While others tell tales of trips taken with their children, I reminisce about those taken while I was growing up…along with…  


Top 10 Untours for Family Travel

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Family travel Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino

November 18, 2014 by Andrea Szyper

Family photo courtesy of Carl Peters Each of our UnTours has something for everyone. It is hard to narrow it down to 10, but here are our favorite spots for a multigeneration vacation. 1. Swiss Heartland and Swiss Oberland You mean the photo isn’t enough? Then consider the endless hiking trails, mountain peak vistas, picturesque…