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Eating Switzerland: An Alumni Guide to Swiss Food

Beer Cheeses Food and Drink Heartland Oberland Restaurants Switzerland Travel Tips

November 5, 2021 by Special Guest

This post comes to us from Swiss UnoTur alumnus Jerry Nolan. Because my wife Sandy and I went to Switzerland summer after summer for many years before age and circumstance grounded us, I often find myself pining over memories of Swiss food. We always traveled with UnTours, that estimable travel company founded on the idea…  

Just in from Bavaria: The 2021 German Castle Untour Report

Castle Germany

September 21, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Our Castle Untour in Bavaria is a unique program, where guests stay in comfortably furnished apartments in a medieval castle. They are hosted by the baron and his wife, and generally treated regally. Manfred and Lilo reported missing their guests when travel was shut down. (They are photographed below.) So they were delighted to host…  

From the Archives: Untourists in Portugal & Spain on 9/11

Andalusia Portugal Spain

September 9, 2021 by Special Guest

Recently our colleague Joao, from Sintra, Portugal, was cleaning out some old paperwork and stumbled upon a thank you note from Untourists whom he had hosted during the tragic events of 9/11, back in 2001. Joao hosted the first iteration of our Sintra Untour back then (which was simply the Portugal Untour, as we had…  

Tuscany and Amalfi 2021 Report: Our First Italian Untourists

Amalfi Coast Italy Tuscany

August 23, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

…And we’re back! Italy was the first country in Europe to shut down, so it felt particularly satisfying and a little poetic that it was one of our first countries to welcome Untourists this summer. The Lorenzis and the Moormans were our first guests in Italy, the first Untourists to return to Italy since 2019….  

The Gordon Family in Switzerland

Family travel Heartland Hiking and Walking Oberland Switzerland Train

September 24, 2019 by Special Guest

The Gordons and Boicourts recently joined us in Meiringen, Switzerland, on our Swiss Heartland Untour. Three generations of their family stayed in one of our favorite towns in central Switzerland and made amazing memories together against the timeless backdrop of Alpine peaks, lush valleys, and clean blue lakes. It was a trip that will no…  

Irish Road Trip with Jackie Johnson


September 12, 2019 by Special Guest

Untourist Emeritus and regular blog contributor Jackie Johnson recently returned from another Untour to Ireland. Hereโ€™s her report in photos, including an emergency trip to the hospital. Read all about it. This was my third trip to Ireland; the last two trips were with UnTours. UnTours is the only way to travel to Europe in…  

Central Scotland Trip Report: Many Miles of Day Trips

Driving Nature Scotland

July 15, 2019 by Special Guest

Central Scotland is a favorite summer destination. Here is the review of a recent guest of ours, who joined friends on our Central Scotland Untour; he lays out some of the places they were able to visit on their stay. All arrangements made beforehand were exactly as described and connections were on time. Val and…  

Trip Report: Tuscany Untour Reviews & Guest Tips

Italy Travel Tips Tuscany

May 22, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Our Tuscany Untour is a perennial favorite, and ranks among our most popular Untour destinations. It is hard to beat the views here in the Orcia Valley, south of Siena. With its stark rolling green hills, cypress trees, and vineyards, its landscape is so distinctive that the area was named a UNESCO World Heritage site…