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Spiez, the Jewel of Switzerland’s Lake Thun

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Nature Oberland Switzerland Wine

January 8, 2019 by Untours Staff

Centered scenically on the southwest shore of Lake Thun, Spiez is a regal, inviting town. With its historic charm, mountain views, and excellent rail connections, it is one of our more popular hometowns on the Swiss Oberland Untour. Whether you stay here or use the train or boat to visit, you will likely fall in…  


Great Swiss Rail Journeys: The Luzern-Interlaken Express

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Heartland Nature Oberland Switzerland Train

October 3, 2018 by Untours Staff

Sometimes in life, and especially on vacation, the journey is its own reward. This is especially true in Switzerland! The train ride on the Luzern-Interlaken Express is a perfect example, linking two spectacular destinations. Passing through UnTours’ Swiss Heartland villages, it also happens to take in some of the country’s most impressive Alpine panoramas, turquoise…  


To the Berner Oberland! An Untours Foundation supporter shares his amazing Swiss photos

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Heartland Hiking and Walking Nature Oberland Switzerland Train Untours Foundation

July 17, 2018 by Special Guest

Untourist Kemp Plugh first fell in love with Switzerland on a Swiss Untour. He has returned to Switzerland many times since, capturing the landscape with his keen eye and photography skills. In those years, he has also become a regular supporter of the UnTours Foundation, donating annually. Here he shares some of his best landscape…  


Swiss Delight: Cruising Lake Lucerne

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Heartland Oberland Switzerland Train

April 11, 2018 by Special Guest

Swiss guests on the Heartland or Oberland UnTours will certainly visit the town of Lucerne during their stay. And Lake Lucerne is one of its star attractions. There are many ways to explore it. Whether on a historical steamboat, a comfortable yacht, or a modern catamaran, guests can glide over the waters of Lake Lucerne…  


The Mt. Rigi Steam Train, A Swiss Untour Highlight

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Heartland Oberland Switzerland

March 21, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

We can’t get enough of Switzerland around here, even 43 years after we ran our first Untour there. The beauty of the Swiss Alps is a perennial wonder, and the Swiss Travel System is our favorite way to explore the area, using lift, boats, and especially trains to take in the most dramatic mountain and…  


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…  


Swiss Alpine Wildflower Walks Over Engelberg

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Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland Ticino Train

January 16, 2018 by Untours Staff

Nestled in the mountains south of Luzern, handy to our Swiss Heartland and Oberland UnTours, the traffic-free village of Engelberg is surrounded by pure countryside and several mountain lifts. It’s packed with activities aimed at families, but placid enough for anyone.    Here are a few hikes in the area that are accessible to most…