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British Neoclassical Architecture & Decorative Arts

British Neoclassical Architecture & Decorative Arts

Article about the influences on Neoclassical architecture and the decorative arts in the Georgian period. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

19 Jul 22 · 10 mins read
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British History Tours

Standing Stones of Britain and Europe

An article for senior couples and mature solo travellers curious to learn about Standing stones of Scotland, England, Wales, France and other parts of Europe. Support material for Odyssey's small group tours of pre-historic Britain, Scotland and the Anglo - France tour.

7 Feb 22 · 18 mins read
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Industrious revolution

Industrious Revolution

Article for senior couples and mature solo travelers curious about the foundation for the Industrial revolution of Britain and Europe. Leads the reader to Scotland and the Derwent valley mills and to Manchester and Newcastle upon tyne in a period of great expansion.

31 Dec 21 · 8 mins read
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Chambered Tomb

Lumps and Bumps: How to Read the British Landscape

The British landscape has been worked and re-worked. It is secrets of this palimpsest landscape is revealed through drainage patterns and prehistoric features all the way through to the modern day. These small group tours for mature and senior travellers examine the landscape from the Neolithic, to Roman, through the seven ages of Britain in walking tours and history tours of Britain.

5 Oct 21 · 10 mins read
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Stonehenge

Visiting Britain's World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites are well represented in Britain, beyond Stonehenge. This collection of Small group tours across England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland incorporates visits to these current and future sites in its programs for mature and senior travellers of up to 12 people, a mix of couples and solo travellers. Often on Walking tours and History in depth programs.

4 Oct 21 · 5 mins read
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British History Tours

New Discoveries about Britain's Stone Circles

Article about recent discoveries on stone circles in Neolithic Britain. Explore and learn on an educational small group tour for senior couples and mature single travellers to Scotland, Wales and England plus so much more including Australia.

22 Sep 21 · 8 mins read
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Victorian Women's fashion

Victorian Women's Fashion: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Article about Fashion including fabric and colour from Queen Victoria's. A period of personalities and progress change via the industrial revolution is examined for the senior couple and solo traveller seeking to learn more on a small group tour.

14 Sep 21 · 5 mins read
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Conwy castle in Snowdonia, Wales

Conwy, Wales

Conwy is a walled town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales situated on the west bank of the River Conwy estuary.

1 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Lighthouse, Great Orme

Great Orme's Head, Wales

Great Orme’s Head is a prominent limestone headland on the coast in North Wales. Attractions include its massive Bronze Age copper mine, rich flora and fauna, stunning views from the summit, historic Orme tramway and Llandudno cable-car, and outdoor activities.

1 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Castell Coch - Cardiff

Castell Coch, Wales

Castell Coch is a 19th-century gothic revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais in South Wales, just outside of Cardiff. The original castle built on the site was a Norman stronghold to defend the newly conquered town of Cardiff

2 May 20 · 3 mins read
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Pont-y-Pair Bridge and River Llugwy in Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed, Wales

Betws-y-coed is North Wales’ most popular inland resort and accommodation provider. The village has been attracting visitors for centuries to experience its scenic beauty and numerous outdoor activities.

1 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Senior couple power walking

Six Short Walks through Britain

Six Short Walks through Britain Britain is renowned for its walking trails, and many world travellers choose to roam its green, rolling lands. How better to get a sense of its dramatic landscapes? From granite…

21 Sep 18 · 3 mins read
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Llangollen town along the river dee in north Wales

Llangollen, Wales

Llangollen is a small market town in Denbighshire, North Wales. It is renowned for its tumbling river and surrounding hills, situated on the south bank of the River Dee

2 May 20 · 3 mins read
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Dolbadarn Castle, Gwnedd, Wales

Llanbaris, Wales

Llanberis, in Northwest Wales is part of the itinerary for a small group tour of Wales for senior and mature travellers couples and solo travellers. Explore the lakes, National parks and castles of this part of Wales or join a Odyssey tour of Wales.

2 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Crickhowell castle

Discovering Crickhowell, Wales

Crickhowell is a popular tourist location from which to experience the scenery of Brecon Beacons and partake in enjoyable outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, fly-fishing and more.

20 Mar 20 · 4 mins read
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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle, Wales

Beaumaris Castle, Edward I of England’s architectural masterpiece built from 1295 to protect his territorial gains in the region. The historic castle is a world heritage listed site considered to be one of the most significant and sophisticated surviving examples of medieval military architecture.

2 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Aberystwyth Castle Ruins

Aberystwyth, Wales

Aberystwyth is a small ancient market town and stunning seaside resort in Ceredigion on the west coast of Wales. Established as a castle town in the Middle Ages,

2 May 20 · 3 mins read
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St. Davids Cathedral, Wales, UK

St Davids, Wales

St Davids the smallest city in Great Britain, consisting of four streets that meet in the ancient marketplace Cross Square.

2 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Steam train in Llanelli

Llanelli, Wales

A small group tour for senior and mature travellers of Wales includes Llanelli as well as time exploring St Davids, Betws-y-coed and Aberystwyth which borders the Irish sea.

2 Apr 20 · 3 mins read
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Aerial view of Cardiff Bay

Cardiff, Wales

The History of Cardiff By Marco Stojanovik The city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales, surrounded by beautiful scenery at its location on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Taff. From its…

2 May 20 · 4 mins read
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10 Books to Read If You Are Planning to Visit Britain

10 Books to Read If You Are Planning to Visit Britain

10 Books to Read If You Are Planning to Visit Britain For Odyssey Travellers, Britain has and remains a key destination in the organisation’s collection of escorted small group educational tours offered each year. For…

16 Oct 17 · 2 mins read
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Caernarfon Castle, North Wales

Questions About Wales

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Wales. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel to Cardiff, Betws-y-coed, the Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia National park and beyond.

13 Feb 20 · 2 mins read
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Manchester canals boats

Britain: First Industrial Nation

Britain: The First Industrial Nation In the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution was largely confined to Britain. Historians and economists continue to debate what it was that sparked the urbanisation and industrialisation that would change…

12 Feb 19 · 8 mins read
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St Vincent Street Church

Understanding British Churches: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

British Churches Through the Years “How old is this church?” asks Mary-Ann Ochota in a chapter of her book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape (Francis Lincoln, 2016, p. 250). In this article, we…

28 Jun 19 · 10 mins read
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Small group tours to Wales

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Thaxted Windmill

23 days

May, Apr

Agrarian and Industrial Britain | Small Group Tour for Mature Travellers

Visiting England

A small group tour of England that will explore the history of Agrarian and Industrial period. An escorted tour with a tour director and knowledgeable local guides take you on a 22 day trip to key places such as London, Bristol, Oxford & York, where the history was made.

From A$13,450 AUD

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Industrial revolution

23 days

Apr, Oct, Sep

Canals and Railways in the Industrial Revolution Tour | Tours for Seniors in Britain

Visiting England

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.

From A$13,995 AUD

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Exploring Wales on foot, mature travellers small group walking tours

13 days

Aug

Exploring Wales on foot : small group walking tours for seniors

Visiting Wales

A Walking tour of Wales with spectacular views across as you walk the millennial path across the Irish sea or up in Snowdonia national park. This guided tour that provides insight into the history of each castle visited and breathtaking scenery enjoyed before exploring the capital of Wales, Cardiff with day tours of Wales from Cardiff. For seniors, couples or Solo interested in small groups.

From A$8,995 AUD

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Prehistoric Britain small group history tour

21 days

Aug

Prehistoric Britain small group history tour including standing stones

Visiting England, Scotland

This guided tour invites you to explore UNESCO World heritage sites at Skara Brae in the Orkneys, Isle of Skye, and Stonehenge in a prehistoric tour. This escorted tour has trips to key sites in Scotland, and the Irish sea in Wales such as Gower Peninsula and National Museum in Cardiff and England. Each day tour is supported by local guides.

From A$14,750 AUD

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Whitby Abbey walking britain

22 days

Jun, Sep

Rural Britain | Walking Small Group Tour

Visiting England

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.

From A$13,750 AUD

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Snowdonia National Park Sunset

18 days

Sep, Mar

Tour of Wales

Visiting Wales

Join Odyssey Traveller on this tour small group guided tour of Wales, an unforgettable travel experience through varied landscapes from south Wales to north Wales and back, travelling on the coast overlooking the Irish Sea and through picturesque Welsh villages, starting in Cardiff city centre.

From A$12,445 AUD

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