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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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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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