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Untours

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • None
Established
  • 1975
Headquarters
  • Pennsylvania, USA
Trips
  • 28

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Untours Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 42 Great 3 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
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4.9

Tour Reviews

M&S

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We loved everything September 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We loved everything about Umbria! It was nice to be in a location with other Untourists as it gave us social opportunities in the evening. Umbria has many special discoveries like the Piano Grande with its wildflowers
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BaJ

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Wonderful September 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The food everywhere in Umbria was wonderful. Our favorite towns were Trevi where we had cappuccino in the square every morning and wonderful streets to wander, Spello with its flowers on every doorstep and in every window, Bevagna and Gubbio which had colorful banners hanging everywhere as well as beautiful flowers
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F&D

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Exceeded our expectations September 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our Umbrian experience met and exceeded our expectations in every way! The location within the region gave easy access to major roads and sites of interest were easily reached

B

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Immersed in the culture and the land September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
On our walks and at meals, mostly at the 2 fabulous restaurants in Ardersier, we met and had long conversations with residents. We also had time to observe the flora and fauna, note the birds, like the oystercatchers, and their ways, the weather, and habits of Ardersier residents. So, unlike most tours, we were far more immersed in the culture and land.
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M

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Nice to be on my own, but with backup if needed. September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was nice to be own my own in Rome, but with a back-up contact at the ready if I needed it. I didn't need it, but it was a comforting feeling to know it was there. I was working part time from the apartment in Rome, and it provided just the right atmosphere to work part of the day, and then go out and explore on my own from the excellent central location. Mary, the on-site rep was so friendly and knowledgeable. The apartment was very comfortable and so well located.
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F

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fabulous guide June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Vienna Uncovered tour, new to Untours in 2018, was terrific! The same attention to detail for our apartment, pre-trip planning, and fabulous guide, but the addition of organized activities with historians, authors, and musicians provided an even more special week. Great mix of independent and guided time. Claudia is a fantastic ambassador for her city!
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Stride Review

When is a tour not a tour? When it’s an Untour, of course. Pennsylvania-based Untours stakes out its own ground in the tour business, offering “all the fun of independent travel without all the work.” And they’ve been doing it for more than 40 years, building an experienced, knowledgeable staff both in the U.S. and Europe.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

As its name suggests, Untours is different than a typical tour agency. It doesn’t offer guided tours or group tours, but it does offer unlimited pre-trip planning advice, orientation upon arrival at your European destination, a private apartment to stay in, and transportation while there.

Who Travels With Them?

Untours clients like the idea of being mostly on their own while traveling, but are looking for extra assistance in planning, getting oriented, and arranging for lodging and transport. Since the Untours method saves time and energy when traveling to an unfamiliar place, it’s especially popular with people of working age or those who don’t enjoy extensive research.

Where Do They Operate?

Untours operates in 24 European locations, including multiple cities, towns and villages in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Other locations are in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Holland, Ireland, the UK, and Greece.

How Does it Work?

You choose the European location of your dreams – it could be Alsace, France; Tuscany, Italy; London, England; Budapest, Hungary; Barcelona, Spain; Leiden, Holland; Nafplio, Greece; or a village in Switzerland, among others – and Untours will set you up. You can ask all the questions about your destination that you want, and you’ll also be given an Untours guidebook to the region. When you arrive, Untours’ local staff will fill you in on anything you want or need to know. They’ll transfer you from the airport to your private apartment, cottage, or farmhouse -- where you’ll stay for one to two weeks -- and also set you up with a rental car, rail pass, or mass-transit pass, depending on your location. Otherwise, you’re entirely on your own to do what you want.

Why Travel With Them?

Untours offers an unusual service that strikes a balance between a guided tour and independent travel. Of course, you can put together your own group of friends or family if you don’t want to travel strictly on your own. You can also combine Untours (they’ll provide transfers between regions) if you want a longer trip, or opt for customized itineraries and luxury-level properties. You can even choose to just book one of their properties and dispense with the other planning and orientation.

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From Untours

Untours pioneered apartment-based independent travel and has provided unique cultural vacation packages since 1975. We support the work and mission of the Untours Foundation, which funds green projects that fight poverty around the world. Use our vast knowledgebase to design your own trip or allow one of our expert Culturists to give you a hand.

Trips & Specials


7 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,019

Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh
  • Enjoy contemporary and arts at the Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh
  • Visit Gothic cathedral
  • Explore Doune Castle
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7 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,349

Highlights

  • Have a change to hike Mount Pilatus.
  • Visit the cultured cities Bern, Thun, Brienz, Interlaken.
  • Have a great trip with famous rail journey.
  • Visit some of the finest museums in Switzerland.
  • Experience the nature by visiting Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Lake Luzern etc.
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7 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,749

Highlights

  • Explore Paris and Rouen
  • Visit Eiffel Tower and Luxemburg Gardens
  • Discover Notre dame cathedral
  • Visit Giverny and Palace of Versailles
  • Explore Sacré-Coeur
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7 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 899

Highlights

  • Explore Cordoba, Seville and Granada
  • Visit Almedinilla
  • Discover mountain range Subbética
  • Visit Priego de Córdoba and Málaga
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