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Thank you all for your excellent comments; I greatly appreciate them. Our grandchildren, 12 and 10, are very excited and eagerly awaiting July 27 to come; so that we all can be Lungern to start our…Continue

Started Mar 5, 2011

grandkids and heartland
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My husband and I are traveling with 2 grandkids (boy-10; girl-12) in late July early August; any suggestions on activities, clothes to pack, etc. Yours, Renate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Renate Olsen Apr 4, 2011.

 

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Renate Olsen left a comment for Lisa Olsen
"Hi there Lisa, I am glad that you are in the Untours Cafe; when are you planning to go to Switzerland? Have you packed your suit case? Are you ready? Do you have good hiking shoes? See you in Lucern! yours, Renate."
Apr 28, 2011
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travel with grandkids

Thank you all for your excellent comments; I greatly appreciate them. Our grandchildren, 12 and 10, are very excited and eagerly awaiting July 27 to come; so that we all can be Lungern to start our adventures. Do we need wintery things for an outing to higher mts. like Pilatus? We'll have bathing suits for Lake Brienz et al. but what about high mts.? Thanks to all of you experienced travelers, Renate et al.See More
Mar 5, 2011
Jean Wagener replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"Hi, Renate - It'll be a marvelous trip; your grandkids are lucky! My husband and myself were in Switzerland 3 weeks in August, with responsibility for 'entertaining' our 6 year old grandaughter, as her Daddy, our son, trekked across…"
Feb 27, 2011
Sue Zybach replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"  Hi Renate,   First of all, thanks for making this inquiry.  Now I have more places to take my granddaughter next time we go.    But I did take her twice at the age of 10 and 11.  I would definitely recommend…"
Feb 26, 2011
Janet Dieman replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"You have received more suggestions for things to do than you will have time for. You can actually plan your entire trip based on the guide you get from Untours. It is great.   You asked about packing. Our grands each take one carry on bag and a…"
Feb 25, 2011
Amy Schaffner replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"Ah yes the food. It is very expensive.  Plan your meals carefully.  We packed lunch and daytime snacks in our backpacks most days.  We bought ice cream - actually spent quite a bit on ice cream.  With all the walking, you wind up…"
Feb 25, 2011
Jane replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"We took our kids and their families (four boys aged 7, 10,11, and 16 at the time) to the Heartland in 2008.  Some of the things the boys enjoyed: 1.  Transportation.  They have always lived in small Midwestern towns where they go by…"
Feb 25, 2011
Amy Schaffner replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"I second Tom's recommendations.  I would also add the albert einstein museum in Bern.  It took a bus ride from the main street to get there, but my son and his friend loved it - a LOT!!!!  They were 11 at the time.  We have…"
Feb 25, 2011
Marilee Taussig replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"Suzanne,a long time Untours traveler  (but not on the Cafe) passed on this suggestion:   To the suggestions for Lucerne, I would definitely add the Transportation Museum. It is great fun for all ages. Suzanne"
Feb 25, 2011
Tom Haas replied to Renate Olsen's discussion grandkids and heartland
"Renate,    My wife and I and our two children, who were 9 and 11 at the time of our trip, traveled to the Swiss Heartland three years ago.  We stayed in Reuti which is just up the hill from Meirengen.  We all had a wonderful…"
Feb 25, 2011
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grandkids and heartland

My husband and I are traveling with 2 grandkids (boy-10; girl-12) in late July early August; any suggestions on activities, clothes to pack, etc. Yours, Renate.
Feb 23, 2011
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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Germany
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Switzerland with our grandchildren (girl 12; boy 10)
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