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Swiss Alpine Wildflower Walks Over Engelberg

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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…  

Bellinzona, A Swiss City With Italian Flair

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November 7, 2017 by Untours Staff

Ticino is a region of Switzerland that surprises and delights travelers, as those who have taken our Swiss Ticino Untour will tell you. And the town of Bellinzona is the surprise of Ticino!    At the crossroads of the valleys leading to Italy from the Alps, Bellinzona is a natural sentinel and crossroads of trade…  

Mountain Excursions to the Most Scenic Swiss Summits

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August 10, 2017 by Special Guest

For Alpine enthusiasts, a visit to Switzerland is pure paradise. It is also easily discovered and enjoyed, thanks to the extensive network of mountain railways, all accessible with the Swiss Travel Pass. The pass covers travel between cities and into the mountain villages around UnTours territory.   But sometimes, our guests want to venture to…  

6 Reasons to Love Locarno, Home of our Swiss Ticino Untour

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May 23, 2017 by Untours Staff

Our Swiss Ticino Untour offers the perfect marriage of Italian romance and Swiss efficiency, with spectacular hikes, excellent train connections, and picturesque lakeside towns.    Here are 6 reasons to fall in love with Locarno, homebase of our Swiss Ticino Untour. 1. History   Locarno was settled before Roman times and was an important glass-making…  

Kunstmuseum: Modern Art Fix in Basel

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April 3, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

On a recent visit to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, I was overwhelmed by the size and breadth of the museum’s modern art collection. A friendly guard explained it succinctly. “Yes, Switzerland and America have the largest collections of modern art because they could collect and protect ‘degenerate art’ while Hitler was marching through Europe.” I’d…  

Five Super Fun Swiss Attractions for Kids of All Ages

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November 4, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Above: Walking the St. Bernard. Copyright Switzerland Tourism: Perret   If you’re a kid or traveling with a kid, there’s just so much to do in Switzerland, from its well marked hiking trails to its pristinely clean and swimmable lakes. You can get your train fix, take a boat, or fly down a mountainside on…