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Short Spain tours

11 days

Sep, Apr, Aug

Short Spain Tour for senior and mature travellers

Visiting Spain

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.

From A$7,610 AUD

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Barcelona city

21 days

Apr, Sep, Aug

Barcelona Small Group Tour | The city explored in-depth

Visiting Spain

Small group journeys from one of the best small group tour companies Europe that delve into Barcelona's history, culture, and cuisine. Daily itineraries for couples and solo travellers with like minded people. An escorted tour of Barcelona based in an apartment with local guides sharing authentic experiences and knowledge.

From A$12,925 AUD

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Ancient Turkey

21 days

Apr, May, Oct, Aug

Small group tour of Ancient Turkey

Visiting Turkey

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.

From A$16,495 AUD

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Iceland church in Vik

40 days

May

Arctic circle tour

Visiting Denmark, Finland

A 40 day small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in exploring the Arctic circle. The group with a program leader explores Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The tour makes use of the long summer night light for your enjoyment learning about viking history and trade and the Sami.

From A$42,895 AUD

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Transmongolian Transiberian

65 days

Mar, Jul, Feb

Singapore to Lisbon by train

Visiting China

A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.

From A$41,145 AUD

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Athens, Acropolis - Greek Islands

22 days

Apr, Sep, May

Greece small group escorted history tour

Visiting Greece

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 whilst exploring and learning Athens, which only found independence in its uprising from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.

From A$13,475 AUD

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Baltics Small Group escorted Tour Latvia Estonia Lithuania

21 days

Oct, May, Sep

Baltics Small Group Escorted Tour: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Stockholm

Visiting Denmark, Estonia

An escorted small group tour to the Baltic States of Europe that explores the key destinations of this region starting in Warsaw, then making its way through Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Stockholm and concluding in Copenhagen. 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.

From A$16,975 AUD

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Island of Sicily

25 days

Apr, Sep, Oct

Mediterranean Islands Small Group Tour | Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica

Visiting Corsica, Italy

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 of western Mediterranean explores the geography, history, culture and peoples of these 4 islands. Small group tour for mature couples and solo travellers. A reasonable single supplement is charged.

From A$19,750 AUD

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Florence

22 days

Mar, Sep, May

Florence: Living in a Renaissance City

Visiting Italy

A small group tour with like minded people, couples or solo travellers, that is based in Florence. An authentic experience of living in this Renaissance city The daily itineraries draw on local guides to share their knowledge on this unique European tour. Trips to Pisa, Lucca and Perugia are included.

From A$13,695 AUD

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Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour

19 days

Jun, Sep, Aug

Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour (The Camino)- Spain

Visiting Portugal, Spain

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.

From A$14,135 AUD

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mount of Mont Saint Michel, France

22 days

May, Sep, Apr

Anglo French Tour | Normandy, Brittany, Channel Islands tour

Visiting Channel Islands, England

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.

From A$17,995 AUD

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Northern Italy tours Lakes and Alps, escorted small groups

22 days

Oct, Apr

Tour of Northern Italy's Lakes and Alps

Visiting Italy

A European tour to the stunning Lakes Region of Italy. Your travel experience begins in Milan, daily itineraries include two of the region’s lakes - Garda and Maggiore, plus the Roman villa Desenzona and a day in Cinque Terre. Local guides share experience and knowledge with you on this escorted small group tour for couples and solo travelers.

From A$14,895 AUD

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Barcelona

Questions About Spain for senior travellers

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Spain. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel to Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilboa, Burgos, Figueres, Zaragoza and so much more.

13 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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Gargoyles and Grotesques

Studying Gargoyles and Grotesques: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Article to support world travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples or mature solo travellers interested in British and European history.

4 Oct 21 · 7 mins read
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Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Istanbul, Imperial City: The Definitive Guide

Istanbul, Imperial City | Small Group History Tours Turkey For more than a thousand years, Constantinople stood as the capital of the Byzantine Empire, surviving numerous attacks and internal rebellions, until the cannons of the…

15 Apr 24 · 14 mins read
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Discovering Scandinavia

Discovering Scandinavia & Viking Denmark for tourists

Discovering Scandinavia Discovering Scandinavia. In this article, we will learn about Denmark with a focus on Viking history, and uncover highlights of Copenhagen. Click here to read our article focusing on Sweden. Small group tours…

10 Nov 19 · 16 mins read
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Latvia - Riga

Questions about Latvia for senior Travellers

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Latvia. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel to Riga and the cathedral, Turaida castle or Rundale place and many other places of historic interest.

10 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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Questions about Norway for senior travellers

Questions about Norway for senior travellers

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Norway. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning about the woollen sails of the Vikings, photographing the Northern lights as they travel to Oslo, Tromso, or the arctic circle.

10 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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Books to read on a trip to Spain

Taking a trip to Spain: 10 of the Best Books to Read

Books to read if you are taking a trip to Spain Odyssey Traveller has prepared and made this reading list of books to read if you are taking a trip to Spain. Odyssey Traveller offers…

10 Nov 19 · 3 mins read
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Praco do Comercio waterfront square

Questions About Portugal for senior travellers

Enjoy escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Portugal. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel to Lisbon, Mafra, Nazare, and Obidos and beyond.

8 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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World Heritage sites

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond You’ll often discover, when travelling, that some of the most spectacular and amazing sites you visit are listed on the World Heritage Site. But what exactly…

7 Nov 19 · 7 mins read
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Budapest, Hungary gothic revival architecture

Questions About Hungary for senior travellers

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Hungary. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning about the History as they travel to Bucharest and beyond.

7 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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Sicilian people

The Sicilians and their Kings

The Sicilians and their Kings While popular images of Sicily might focus on the active volcano, Mount Etna, or the poverty that led to the mass migration of Sicilians to America, forming today’s communities of…

7 Nov 19 · 9 mins read
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Dutch girl in tulip field Netherlands

Questions about the Netherlands for seniors

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to the Netherlands. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning about the history of Dutch Tulips or art restoration as they travel to Amsterdam and beyond.

1 Nov 19 · 2 mins read
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Lisbon Tram

The Golden Years of Lisbon

Successfully breaking the Venetian monopoly on spices and also cornering the African market made Portugal cash-rich. Pepper, which the Portuguese bought for two cruzados (gold coin) a sack in Cochin, India, was sold for 30 cruzados in Lisbon.

31 Oct 19 · 9 mins read
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Ikalto monastery, Georgia

History and legend in the landscapes of Georgia

Georgia, part of the Soviet empire, but its history is far more central to the birth of Christianity than a few decades of Soviet rule. This small group tour of the Caucasus explores Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Georgia to set the historical framework for this region. The tour is suited for mature and senior travellers travelling as a couple or as a solo traveller.

30 Oct 19 · 11 mins read
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Georgia

Among the Mountains: A Guide to the Nations of the Caucasus

Article that introduces the Caucasus to the mature and senior traveller with a small group tour to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The influence of Iran and the Ottomans as well as early Christianity are seen with this escorted group for couples and solo travellers.

25 Oct 19 · 10 mins read
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Greek islands

Empires Crossing the Mediterranean: 1130-1300

As a sea connecting continents and stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Asia in the east, the Mediterranean has for centuries been a centre of trade and exploration.

22 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Tours of Sweden

Discovering Scandinavia: Sweden's history and culture

Discovering Scandinavia Sweden‘s history and culture. This is the second article in a three part series on Scandinavia. We learn about Sweden’s history, as well as its famous design principles. Stay tuned for part three…

17 Oct 19 · 15 mins read
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Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

10 Unimaginable Destinations: The Definitive Guide

Experience and knowledge shows that they are plenty of places in the world still to be explored by the curious. Our collection of small group tours for seniors as well as mainstream tours to France or Italy can take the traveller as a couple or solo traveller to places of curiosity such as Panama or Iran the list is endless for the curious.

8 Oct 19 · 2 mins read
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Caravaggio tours

Piecing together the life of Caravaggio

Uncovering Caravaggio The following article picks up on, and extends, our general introduction to Caravaggio. Here, we we delve further into the details of Caravaggio’s early life and relationships and use available evidence to piece…

11 Oct 19 · 19 mins read
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Florence, Italy

Secrets of Florence: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Secrets of Florence: Ten Hidden Gems to Visit Florence, the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Today the small city leaves behind a powerful legacy…

10 Oct 19 · 10 mins read
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Bauhaus design

Bauhaus Movement: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

The Bauhaus School and its 100-Year Legacy The Bauhaus School was the brainchild of Walter Gropius of Germany, who reimagined art and utility as a single form that combined architecture, fine arts, and crafts (MET…

10 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Bode Museum on Berlin's Museum Island

Your Next Holiday Destination: Germany

Destination Germany | Small group tours Germany The Moselle River, which runs through Trier, Germany’s oldest city. Once labelled the “sick man of Europe”, Germany is now the continent’s largest economy and the sixth largest…

10 Oct 19 · 9 mins read
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Island of Sicily

Early History of Sicily: From the Phoenicians to the Arab Conquest

Early History of Sicily: From the Phoenicians to the Arab Conquest (800 BC to the 10th Century) Sicily in Southern Italy is the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the mainland by the Strait…

10 Oct 19 · 9 mins read
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Louvre, Paris

The Ten Best Art Galleries in Western Europe

Are these the Best Art Galleries in Western Europe? It’s no secret that Western Europe is home to some of most spectacular art galleries in the world. These grand neoclassical buildings are hard to miss,…

10 Oct 19 · 7 mins read
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