Introduction from Mark Banning-Taylor, Chairman & Owner of Odyssey Traveller (est. 1983)
With older adults of any age group joining Odyssey Travellers Small Group Tours now from countries all over the world, we continue to appreciate and enjoy your positive contribution to our small group tour programs of typically between 6 to 14 people of like minded people provide the companionship that make a great tour, a memorable one . We remain committed to you participating in our programs from wherever you live and however you choose to reach us via google, social media, such as facebook or twitter or in person.
Odyssey is unique and adaptable and we have a full programme online for seniors seeking to travel of over 180 tours available for you to book with departure dates and prices through to December 2022. We also have published more than 600 articles and country profiles to read and learn about a current or future proposed destination.
Odyssey small team’s ongoing commitment to looking after you was recently tested with the Coronavirus. Our travel segment of older Adults readily transferred to tours scheduled to commence in the near future and beyond which we appreciated. Our service standards and ability to be flexible and think of innovative solutions in challenging times is reflected in our mantra of “treating others how you would like to be treated yourself”. This remains core to our approach in taking care of the details for you from the time you book to the end of the journey. Each aspect of this over 60 website is about older adults and how you as seniors wish to explore the world. All that we do is foccused on the older person and the small group journeys you seek to enjoy.
For those travellers looking at our pages for the first time, we say welcome, and to our regular travellers and members of our unique loyalty program, we say thank you and welcome back.
The Glory of Greece course examines the history of the Ancient Greeks from Mycenaean, Minoan and Homeric times until the commencement of the Peloponnesian War in 431BC. We discover the development of a classical, ancient people and culture.
Houses and gardens of Southern Tasmania runs for five days and takes in ten different gardens and three heritage-listed houses. We will step back into the past and experience life as it was two centuries ago.
Enjoy the best of Bach travelling with mature couples or solo travellers in a small group tour. We take time to appreciate not just the music but also to explore Bach’s history and influences. The program spends 16 days visiting the locations that where influences on his life as well as attending the Bach Music festival in Leipzig.
For centuries Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica held the key to the Mediterranean. Unlike other European tour companies, Odyssey provides a tour leader and local guides to share detailed itineraries about the destinations on these small group journeys. This escorted tour explores the geography, history, culture and peoples of these 4 islands. For mature couples and solo travellers. A reasonable single supplement is charged.
Morocco is a gateway: step through and discover a world of colour, diversity and wonder, unlike anything you have experienced before. Rich traditions and heritage are very much alive here, but there is also a paradoxical youthfulness to the culture that will draw you in.
A fascinating small group tour, with an amazing mix of culture and history – the islands of Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation, where traces of a centuries-old history exists. Visit Santorini, a remnant of a volcanic era; Crete, the home of the Minoan civilisation with important archaeological finds at Knossos and Phaistos. Rhodes, inhabited since the Stone Age; and venture further to the island of Cyprus, where east meets west.
Our small group guided tour in the Netherlands provides us with a delicious taste of its delights. We view the main sights of old Amsterdam, a World Heritage Site, first on foot and then from the comfort of a cruise along its 17th century canals. Our exploration of Dutch gardens includes the Hortus Botanicus, an impressive university garden. Timed to enjoy what is perhaps the highlight of the program – a visit to Keukenhof’s bulb gardens. They contain more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths which fill over 32 hectares.
Explore Jordan, visiting its capital city Jordan, the ancient Desert Castles, Petra and the Dead Sea
Join our small group guided tour of Spain, exploring this fascinating country over 10 nights with like minded people. We start in Barcelona and make our way slowly towards Madrid. Enjoy the food and culture while learning about the history of each location from our expert local guides and Odyssey Program Leader.
As a travel company we seek to keep guests off the beaten path. Trips that are remembered for authentic experiences. Our small group journeys in Turkey are fully escorted by an experienced local guide and an Odyssey guide to give this type of experience whether at one of the many UNESCO World heritage sites explored or local bazaars. It is always about the adventure and memories that we will create.
Our 21 night program has daily itineraries with plenty of authentic experiences provided by passionate local guides in the key destinations in France, Channel Islands and England for this small group of like minded people. For Solo travellers minimal single supplement applies for this European tour.
An escorted tour of the Scottish isles including the isle of Skye draws on local guides to share their knowledge of the destinations in this unique part of Scotland. UNESCO world heritage site are visited as breathtaking scenery and authentic experiences are shared in a group of like minded people on this guided tour of remote Scotland.
An escorted tour to Northern Ireland & Ireland, with local guides and itineraries that give authentic experiences Ireland‘s capital, Dublin, including 1/2 day tour of St Patricks cathedral and Trinity college. Destinations also Aran islands , Kerry plus the world heritage site, the giant’s causeway. Ireland tours for singles over 50 and couples.
Our escorted tour gives guests an insight into the history of this Icelandic nation. Travelling as a small group, our daily itineraries explore the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and others, national parks and majestic waterfalls as we learn about Iceland’s natural heritage and its Viking past from experienced local guides. There is a single supplement for solo travellers.
This 22-day tour begins much like our 16-day tour of Pakistan, travelling from Karachi to Islamabad with a six-day extension that allows us to further explore the northern parts of the country.
A walking tour into England, Scotland and Wales provides small group journeys with breathtaking scenery to destinations such as Snowdonia national park , the UNESCO world heritage site Hadrians wall and the lake district. each day tour provides authentic experiences often off the beaten path from our local guides.
Experience pleasant sections of the Way of Saint James, crossing some of Spain’s most beautiful landscapes. We follow the pilgrims on easy distances of The Way to the mythical destination, Santiago de Compostella. Not since the middle ages has this adventure for body and mind been more popular. We also get to discover the artistic highlights and rich history of Northern Spain and Portugal, as well as enjoying local wines and exquisite food.
For centuries Malta & Sicily, held the key to the Mediterranean. Unlike other European tour companies, Odyssey provides a tour leader and local guides to share detailed itineraries about the destinations on these small group journeys. For mature couples and solo travellers. A reasonable single supplement is charged.
Our guided small group tour of Devon and Cornwall in England, designed for mature and senior travellers who are travelling with their partner or as a solo traveller. A journey filled with medieval treasures, charming fishing villages in the north Cornish coast, stunning cliff-top coastal views of the blue Atlantic, and atmospheric destinations traditionally linked to the legends of King Arthur.
Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites introduced by local guides feature on this walking tour for mature couple and single travellers in central Spain. The days itineraries to selected destinations provide authentic experiences in central Spain. A single supplement is charged for solo travelers on these small group journeys.
Visit the largest landlocked country in the world, Kazakhstan. Once part of the Mongol and Russian Empires, Kazakhstan is where man first tamed wild horses on the vast Kazakh Steppe, the dry grassland that dominates its landscape and connects it with Europe and the rest of Asia.
An escorted small group tour to the Baltic States of Europe that explores the key destinations of this region starting in Berlin, then making its way through Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and concluding in St. Petersburg. Each day has scheduled itineraries supported by local guides who share knowledge and authentic experiences of the places visited. This is small group travelling to the Baltics for like minded people.
Escorted tour on the Trans-Siberian railway network from West to East starting in Helsinki and finishing in Irkutsk after 21 days. This is small group travel with like minded people and itineraries that maximise the travel experience of the 6 key destinations explored en-route. Our small group journeys are for mature couples and solo travellers.
Unlike its neighbours to the west and northwest, Iran had not adopted Christianity and it was the explosive spread of Islam and its ready adoption, without the Arabic language or customs, which helped unite the culture and greatly enrich Persian heritage. Our program includes the great cities of Iran, historic sites, mosques, gardens, bazaars and teahouses.
A small group tour of Wales, Scotland & England that traces the history of the journey that is the Industrial revolution. Knowledgeable local guides and your tour leader share their history with you on this escorted tour including Glasgow, London, New Lanark & Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake district.
The Industrial Revolution brought great change to Britain with the linking of major rivers with canals and the development of railways. During our program we learn how engineers overcame geographical obstacles through the use of viaducts, bridges, aqueducts, tunnels and locks. Fortunately for us many of these impressive structures have been restored and now carry recreational boating with branch railways through spectacular landscapes.
This small group program is designed to give people an opportunity to explore Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan as well as important monuments, historical and religious sites, diverse landscapes and ancient architecture by visiting the Caucasus Mountains and the lowlands of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Led by local English speaking guides, there will be the opportunity to meet local people.
Join Odyssey Traveller as we go on a 27-day journey across Central America, exploring the history and diverse scenery of Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Our program takes us to contemporary feats such as the Aswan Dam and also to current crucibles of the Egyptian experience such as Tahrir Square. Proof, were it needed, that Egypt’s role as the pivot of civilisation is far from ended. There is the opportunity to visit our Morocco, Jordan or Iran tours before embarking on this tour of Egypt.
Bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by an endless stretch of golden beaches, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, royal cities, colourful people and rich culture. Its ancient monuments are the backdrop for the world’s largest democracy
Uncovering the ancient history of Aboriginal Australia … from time immemorial, we believe as Aboriginal people, Australia has been here from the first sunrise, our people have been here along with the continent, with the…
Why educational travel?
Educational travelAustralia and beyond is more than a holiday for the over 60s. It’s a chance to see, feel and learn about the people, places & the history of the part of the World you have chosen to explore. Your Odyssey leaders and local guides share their learning and knowledge ensuring you learn as you continue your journey in the companionship of like-minded travellers of a similar age group for men and women.
For mature and senior travellers, Odyssey offers a range of educational based learning tours via its over 60 website. Offering for men and women typically low risk small group tours suitable for your age group across some 90 nation states and more than 500 departures. We offer a range of activity levels to suit whatever you age, from walking tours through the national park for those who are seeking physical activity as they explore, managed adventure travel tour experiences, river cruises where appropriate to the markets. Travel that is beyond the mainstream with a balance of touring and free time to explore or have a break in the evening away from your group should you choose.
Why Odyssey Traveller?
Since 1983, for close to forty years, we have been providing educational tours for the over 60s all around the world. We are the small-group educational travel experts for seniors and mature travellers for the world, based in Australia. Our journey to provide small group educational tours for the older person is evolutionary and now it is led by a over 60 website. At Odyssey we listen to your post tour feedback, we refresh our escorted programs to continual improve the travel experience offered at great all-inclusive prices, remaining conscious of the challenge of the solo traveller whether a man or a women and the single supplement.
We also remember to reward our loyal customers with our own loyalty program from your third small group tour.
Why small-group travel for mature & senior travellers?
Small group travel for mature and senior travellers of typically 6 to 12 people offers peace of mind, security, shared knowledge, unique access, as well as the camaraderie and companionship of a small group of like-minded travellers, that welcomes the older person as couples or solo travellers who remain keen to learn and explore the world around them.
We focus on your comfort and safety
At Odyssey Traveller we provide small group tours that go beyond the tour program. Our thinking and offering to you the traveller also includes some or all of the following actions as a typical style of travel experience you can expect from us;
- To be flexible in our travel arrangements and day to day operation of our touring programs. Our small groups offer this flexibility by consensus to change the program.
- Assist you with route planning to and from a tour from home if you require.
- To ensure that the small boutique style hotels selected care about us as customers and our health and wellbeing. Odyssey will rarely book you into hotel with more than 150 rooms.
- The coaches allocated are deep cleaned before a tour commences. And that all hand and seat grabs are wiped over before the start of each day’s travel.
- That drivers and guides confirm a minimum of 24 hours before joining the tour that they are fit and well.
- That travellers will typically have one row of seats for each traveller in a coach.
- That hand sanitizer, face masks, if required, as a minimum standard and wipes are available in the coach for the duration of the tour. That hand sanitizer is used before passengers board the coach after any stop and the exiting of the coach by members of the travelling group including the driver, guides and leader.
- That all travellers are prepared to submit themselves to a private daily temperature check if necessary.