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Our Guaranteed tours

Mungo National Park
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Escorted small group tour of World Heritage sites and more in the Southern States 

Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a small group tour. A journey of learning around the southern edges of the Murray Darling basin and up to the upper southern part of this complex river basin north of Mildura. We start and end in Adelaide, stopping in Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and other significant locations.

Departing Sep, Oct, Feb, Mar, May, Aug
Coastline near Killiekrankie Flinders Island
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Small group tour of Flinders Island

Explore and learn about Flinders Island on an escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers who enjoy a walking holiday. For couples or solo travellers. We also explore Cradle Mountain and Launceston.

9 days
Departing Nov, Jan, Mar, Apr
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Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 & the Habsburg cities

Enjoy the authentic experience of the  Oberammergau passion play on this escorted tour with one of the best small group tour companies in Europe. Our destinations and itineraries provide small group journeys  for like minded people. For solo travelers a minimal single supplement applies.

Departing May
Sunrise reflected on Eyre Peninsula SA
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Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas, and the Gawler Ranges

This small group tour to the Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, and the Gawler Ranges is designed for mature and senior traveller or solo traveller to discover the hidden gems of South Australia. Visiting the lesser-known western half of South Australia to explore the pristine coasts of the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula – often strikingly underdeveloped compared to the East Coast of Australia – and the rugged landscapes of the Gawler Ranges. Delve deeper, and you’ll find a fascinating and often unexpected local history.

Departing Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug
Contempporary Germany including Oberammergau
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Contemporary Germany & Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Enjoy the authentic experience of the  Oberammergau passion play on this  small group escorted tour. One of the best small group tour companies Europe, the destinations and itineraries provide small group journeys  for like minded people. For solo travelers a minimal single supplement applies.

23 days
Departing Aug
India tour
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Cultural and History Tour of India | Small Group Tour

Small group tour for mature and senior couples and solo travellers to India. Visiting Delhi and the red fort, Jaipur, Agra and so much more over 22 days explore the world of the Mughal.

22 days
Departing Nov, Mar
Arnhem Land
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Darwin and Kakadu small group tour

Explore and learn as part of a small group tour for seniors on this package tour to Darwin and Kakadu National park, a UNESCO world heritage site. This program also visits Arnhem land. Our focus is on ecology, landscapes and history on this 14 day program in the far north of the Northern Territory.

Departing Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Feb, Mar
Sunset at Mt.Ngauruho, New Zealand Walking tour
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Small group walking tour of New Zealand

Escorted 14 day small group walking tour of New Zealand.  Off the beaten track, for hiking fit like minded people curious about history, culture wine and landscapes.  For mature couples and solo travellers, walk tracks from the Bay of Islands to Stewart Island.

14 days
Departing Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar
Vineyard with Davaillo castle as background, La Rioja (Spain)
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Small Group Guided Tours of Spain and Portugal

Our program explores the lands of Spain and Portugal, two countries bound by many centuries of history reflected in their modern cultures. Divided by history and language, contiguous neighbours Spain and Portugal were once host to gigantic empires that still bear their languages and lifestyles. A small group tour for couple and solo travellers.

24 days
Departing May, Sep, Mar
Birdsville Track
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Long tour of Australia for a small group

 Small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs,  Marree and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

Departing Mar, Jun, Aug
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Scottish Islands and Shetland small group tours for seniors

An escorted small group tour  for couples and solo travellers 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.

 

 

20 days
Departing Sep, May, Jul
Bungle Bungles
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Small group tour of Australia's Kimberley

Escorted small group tour of the Kimberley. We explore and visit Cape Leveque, The Bungles, Bell Gorge, Mitchell plateau & Halls Creek in the dry season. Amazing landscapes intertwined with Aboriginal communities resident more than 45,000 years. We also view the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater.

Departing May, Aug, Sep
Athens, Acropolis - Greek Islands
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Greece small group escorted history tour

Our 21 day small group tour explores the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece which only found independence in its uprising from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.

22 days
Departing Sep, May
Skardu, Pakistan
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Tour of Pakistan including Skardu Valley

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.

23 days
Departing Sep, Apr, Mar
Payanitsa chapel Krasnoyarsk
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Helsinki to Irkutsk on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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.

21 days
Departing Oct, May
Field of Rosy Everlasting wildflowers growing in Western Australia.
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Wildflowers tour of Western Australia

Escorted small group tour for senior and mature travellers as a couple of solo traveller. Upto 12 people of WA’s Wildflower regions including Esperance and the Fitzgerald river National park. Local guides and program leader share knowledge about this fascinating region whilst in bloom.

Departing Aug, Sep, Oct
Katskhi pillar. Georgian landmarks. Man's monastery near the village of Katskhi. The orthodox church and the abbot cell on a rocky cliff. Imereti, Georgia. Georgian Meteora
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Small Group Tour to the Caucasus | Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

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.

Departing May, Sep, Oct
Santorini - Eastern Mediterranean Islands History small group tour
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Santorini, Crete and Cyprus Small Group Tour | Eastern Mediterranean Islands Tour

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.

21 days
Departing Oct, Apr
Guatemala
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Journey through Central America: Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Guatemala

Join Odyssey Traveller as we go on a 27-day small group journey for mature and senior couples and solo travellers across Central America, exploring the history and diverse scenery of Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Departing Apr, Oct

Latest Travel Articles

Gwion Gwion Rock Paintings (Bradshaw Art)

11 mins read

Bradshaw's discovery of rock art in the Kimberley remained a challenge for many decades .This article for small group tours of senior couples and solo travellers into the Kimberley provides information about the rock art and the re-discovery.

Tenterfield

Tenterfield, New South Wales

8 mins read

Tenterfield Tenterfield is a historic town in the rolling New England region home to heritage-listed buildings, elegant wineries and superb wilderness, surrounded by rugged mountains and impressive national parks. Sometimes referred to as the ‘birthplace…

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 googlesocial 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 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 whether as a couple or single travellers on any sightseeing trip on our seniors coach tours All that we do is focussed 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. 

Kind Regards

Mark Banning-Taylor

The Original Educational Based - Travel Tour Operator for mature aged travellers and seniors

Why educational travel?

Educational travel for Australia tours 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. Odyssey offers seniors coach tours all around the world. Our home market is Australian coach tours for seniors that include the icons such as the Bungle Bungle, Tasmania tour, deep into the Australian outback including a lap of Australia, Melbourne, the Murray river, Outback Queensland and Northern Territory. Our coach tour though are about history, culture and landscape.

 

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 15 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.

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