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spring in florence and rome
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah and Donald Wise Mar 18, 2011.

england and home at first
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianna Villani Oct 9, 2010.

 

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Mar 2, 2012
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Cutting costs in Paris and Antibes- near Nice

  Can anyone give us some tips on cutting costs in Paris and Antibes area of the Mediterranean, especially meals.  Also, not to be missed sights and activities in both areas.  Thanks.  MarionSee More
Mar 2, 2012
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Rome

The ancient city of Rome...unlike anything else in the world. Share pictures, stories, and thoughts about your experiences there.
Mar 26, 2011
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crime in rome

We will be staying in Rome and then in Florence in April.  We have been advised by friends and acquaintances to watch out for pick pockets and other crimes.  Can you give us any tips on how to handle our money, credit cards..... Really would appreciate some feedback.  MarionSee More
Mar 25, 2011
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spring in florence and rome

   Would like to know what travelers to florence and rome enjoyed the most - most sees!  Favorite restaurants, markets for shopping and any other tips.  Also, musical events, concerts, church choirs that people have enjoyed during mid to late april in Italy.  Suggested side trips, etc. Thanks, Marion and BillSee More
Mar 6, 2011
Dianna Villani replied to marion moore's discussion england and home at first
"Hi Marion, My family has used HomeatFirst for London(3x), Scotland and Wales once each. We were pleased with our London apt; although, it has only been updated partially.The bathroom needs updating. We stayed near the London Tower and liked it due…"
Oct 9, 2010
marion moore added a discussion to the group Switzerland
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untours people to england

We are going to England this fall and are using the "sister company" of untours, called homeatfirst. Has anyone used this company and if so, how were the accomodations, reasonable restaurants, favorites sights?? Thanks to anyone who can give us some info.  MarionSee More
Aug 13, 2010
marion moore replied to C&J's discussion Now on to the Oberland in the group Switzerland
"You certainly make me want to go back to Switzerland. We went last year and stayed in Lungern, down by the lake. A real hike to the trains but a beautiful spot, also. Meirengen had a yodeling contest and festival when we were there last Oct. in…"
Aug 13, 2010
marion moore posted a discussion

england and home at first

Hi Everyone,  We have used untours for trips to Holland and also to Switzerland and loved it.  I am wondering if anyone has used the sister company, Homeatfirst.  We are going to London and Devonshire in Oct.  Does anyone have inexpensive restaurant tips or other tips?  Would appreciate some info.  Thanks.  MarionSee More
Aug 4, 2010
Nina Snyder replied to marion moore's discussion walking sticks on the plane in the group Switzerland
"We have taken walking sticks to Switzerland twicw with no problem. Ours are the type that break down into 3 sections. We put corks on the pointed ends and lay the three sections kitty corner in the bottom of the carry on as they seem to fit best…"
Aug 16, 2009
Johana Thornton replied to marion moore's discussion walking sticks on the plane in the group Switzerland
"I don't think that the airlines will allow them in your carry on. I always put mine in my checked bag. Jo Thornton"
Aug 16, 2009
marion moore added a discussion to the group Switzerland
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walking sticks on the plane

I plan to take walking poles with me to Switzerland. Is there a problem taking them in your carry on? Cheers to all. Marion
Aug 16, 2009
marion moore commented on Powen Shiah's group Switzerland
"We will be staying in Lungern during the first two weeks of Sept. A friend recommended that we go to Lake Thun and take the boat ride. Is this doable in one day? Also, I could use alittle help nagigating untours cafe. Can you delete comments? Or do…"
Aug 3, 2009
marion moore left a comment for Sallie Walker
"Hi SAllie, Glad to hear from you. If you enjoy art museums as we do you will have a hard time visiting all of those you would want to see. Don't miss the VAn Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, of course the Girl with the Pearl…"
Jul 18, 2009
Sallie Walker left a comment for marion moore
"Marion, Dick and I will be leaving on August 11 for a sampler of Paris and Holland. Do you have any advice as to where to go and what to see in Holland? We have been to Paris before, but never to the Netherlands. We love art, gardens and meeting new…"
Jul 15, 2009
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"Marion, The beauty of hiking in Switzerland is the variety of trails. If you are wanting a relatively easy yet outstanding walk, I would recommend the Grandmothers Walk. This trail is described in some detail in the Hiking/Biking guide provided by…"
Jul 1, 2009

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
greece, followed by holland
Where would you most like to go next?
switzerland
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
stayed in Leiden . Good location, nice, quiet and convenient apartment
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
art, history, architecture, hiking, birding
Which Untours have you already done?
holland
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
holland

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crime in rome

We will be staying in Rome and then in Florence in April.  We have been advised by friends and acquaintances to watch out for pick pockets and other crimes.  Can you give us any tips on how to handle our money, credit cards.....

 

Really would appreciate some feedback.  Marion

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

lungern in the heartland

Hi, This is the first time I have tried this. We will be staying in lungern for two weeks in early sept. Any tips on restaurants, and things you especially loved let us know. We are avid walker/hikers, love art and nature. Thanks. Marion

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 5:55am

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At 4:53pm on June 29, 2009, Tom Haas said…
Marion,
Switzerland is an excellent choice for hikers. My family has hiked all over the United States and Canada as well as Switzerland. We have found the hiking in Switzerland to be superb! As an "Untourist" you already are aware of the wonderful information you will receive prior to your departure. My advice is to study the hiking/biking guide. It was a valuable asset to our trip. Our favorite hike was from Grutshalp to Murren via the Mountainview Trail. There is also a hike from Grutshalp to Murren called the Grandfathers walk but we prefer the Mountainview even if it is more difficult. While it is not a dangerous hike, it is strenuous. We hiked it in mid June and the wild flowers were unbelievable. Wild azaleas were in bloom and hundreds of other flowering plants with the Jungfrau as the background. I have hiked all of my life and have never experienced a better walk. I will never forget watching my two children as they hiked through this beautiful region. If you take this hike it is important to carry at least some water because water opportunities are toward the end of the hike. Another area to consider would be above the Hasliberg villages. We took the lifts up from Reuti to Planplatten several days and took different trail each time. We liked this area because there were fewer hikers and the vistas were phenomenal. You will be able to access many great hikes, including the two I mentioned, from Lungern via the train. I hope this helps...Tom
At 7:09am on July 1, 2009, Tom Haas said…
Marion,
The beauty of hiking in Switzerland is the variety of trails. If you are wanting a relatively easy yet outstanding walk, I would recommend the Grandmothers Walk. This trail is described in some detail in the Hiking/Biking guide provided by Untours. The walk takes you from Mannelichen to Kleine Scheidegg. At the end of the hike there is a small train station with several food vendors and gift shops. While it is an easy walk it was one of the more scenic hikes we took while in Switzerland. Half of the fun is getting to Mannelichen via trains and aerial lifts. At your orientation meeting Jessica or Connie would be great resources for hiking suggestions. From Lungern it is very easy to navigate Switzerland by bus, boat, or train. In regard to food, we bought most of our groceries at the two main supermarkets; Migros and Coop. These are similar to US groceries while a little more expensive. We seemed to snack a lot on the local bread, cheese,and chocolate which probably explains why I lost no weight even though walking 6-10 hours per day. Our favorite restaurant is Manora which are located in many Manor department stores. These are cafeteria style with a great variety of very good food. Manor department stores are in many of the larger towns. We ate several times at the Manora in Luzern which has a great rooftop dining area. We also ate at the Manora in Thun. These were less pricey than many restaurants and it seemed like the locals would eat there as well.
At 5:45am on July 15, 2009, Sallie Walker said…
Marion,
Dick and I will be leaving on August 11 for a sampler of Paris and Holland.
Do you have any advice as to where to go and what to see in Holland? We have been to Paris before, but never to the Netherlands. We love art, gardens and meeting new folks. Did you rent bicycles? Any tips you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Sallie Walker
Denver, NC
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