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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your City Trips in Europe

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November 10, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Considering a visit to one or more of the great cities in Europe? Getting the most out of your city travel experience takes a special kind of planning, especially as we navigate COVID and how it has altered the way we dine and sightsee. You can still enjoy the best of Europe’s cities. Many have…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Kensington: A Guide to London’s Museum District

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August 14, 2019 by Untours Staff

There are countless museums in London, something for everyone. While the British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Tate(s) may be top of mind, it could be easy to overlook some splendid museums in Kensington, a museum district with a strong appeal for Londoners. Here are the three museums that rank among the locals’ favorites….  

The London Untour Guide to British English

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June 24, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Sure we share a common language, but there are plenty of differences between us Americans and the British. Our cultures have grown up differently, and there are a lot of things that our colleague Ben explains to our guests on the London Untour. While language is not one of the critical things, it is fun…  

The Best Gardens in Europe: 16 of Our Favorites

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May 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

As spring merges into summer, gardens in much of Europe are at their most vibrant and colorful. Whether you seek out gardens as a main sight for your day or duck into them as a respite from sightseeing in built environments, it is hard not to fall in love with these lovingly cultivated spaces. They…  

Shoreditch London: Street Art 101

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May 13, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Art lovers flock to our London Untour, eager for time in some of the world’s most important museums. But the city offers an exciting open-air alternative for those who enjoy street life and contemporary art. London’s trendy Shoreditch neighborhood is one of the most important global epicenters of street art. Artists from around the city…  

10 London Markets You Cannot Miss

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April 17, 2019 by Special Guest

London has had markets since at least the Middle Ages – and thankfully given the weather, some of them are covered. Of course, tastes have changed over the centuries, and the capital now has its fair share of farmers’ markets and fashion markets, as well as plenty dedicated to street food. Here are 10 of…  

High Tea with Cats

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March 4, 2019 by Elizabethkillough

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London adds rescued cats to your high tea experience. This doesn’t exclude coffee drinkers, but it certainly rules out those who aren’t feline crazy. Dinah’s dozen-plus cats walk, sleep, and play freely as you enjoy your high tea. Baskets filled with cat toys and brushes are within easy reach to…  

The British Museum: The History of the World (for Free)

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January 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

London has more world class museums than almost any city in Europe. That’s why we recommend staying 2 weeks on your London Untour. And the remarkable thing is that some of its best ones are free, including the British Museum. One of the world’s finest collections of historic artifacts and objects from civilizations around the…  

London Under the Radar: 8 Spots You May Have Missed

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January 14, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

There is so much to see and do in London, even a 2-week London Untour won’t allow you to cover half of it. Fortunately, many of us will be lucky enough to return to London for multiple visits. And each time we do, it is fun to make a new discovery. Here are a few…