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Iceland church in Vik

17 days

May, Aug, Sep

Iceland cultural and wilderness small group tour

Visiting Iceland

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.

From A$15,795 AUD

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Discover Greenland’s history and culture

5 days

Sep, Jun, May

Discover Greenland | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world, the majority of it lies above the Arctic Circle, and it is part of Denmark. Few places are quite so difficult to reach, we fly from Reykjavik to Nuuk. During this small group tour we have ensured that our travellers gets to this conversation-stopping land and, while we are there we obtain the most comprehensive overview of this vast landmass. We visit during the summer, experiencing the burst of seasonal flora, which caused the early voyagers to name it Greenland.

From A$5,950 AUD

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Industrial revolution

23 days

Oct, Apr

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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Paris-Bordeaux-Provence By Train

22 days

Mar, Oct, Apr

Paris-Bordeaux-Provence By Train

Visiting France

For Odyssey Traveller this is one of our unique small group journeys in France, travelling by train from Paris to Bordeaux to Provence and back. Local guides support the tour leader with knowledge about destinations visited over the course of 20 days. There is a single supplement for solo travellers charged.

From A$14,750 AUD

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Overtourism

18 days

May, Sep, Apr

Small group tour to Venice and Genoa

Visiting Italy

City pairs and rivalries exist. When spice, gold, steel swords and cloth where major commodities in the Mediterranean then Venice and Genoa fought for market share. Venice offered mercenaries, Genoa, banks. Italian history tour for those interested in joining a small group educational tour for senior couple and mature solo travellers.

From A$9,995 AUD

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Island of Sicily

25 days

Sep, Apr, Mar

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$17,350 AUD

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Island of Sicily

12 days

Mar, Sep, Apr

Malta & Sicily - Mediterranean Islands small group tour

Visiting Italy, Malta

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.

From A$8,738 AUD

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Small Group escorted tour exploring Historic Ireland

18 days

Apr, Aug

Small Group tours exploring the Treasures of Ireland

Visiting Ireland

An escorted small group 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.

From A$10,250 AUD

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history of Santorini

10 days

Apr

Santorini - Crete: Eastern-Mediterranean Islands Short tour

Visiting Greece

Join our small group short tour of the Eastern Mediterranean. Spend 10 days in Greece for a glimpse of the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece while travelling from Athens to Santorini and over to Crete.

From A$8,120 AUD

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Northern Italy tours Lakes and Alps, escorted small groups

22 days

Sep, May

Tour of Northern Italy's Lake 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$12,895 AUD

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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

22 days

May, Sep, Oct

Small Group Tour to the Caucasus | Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Visiting Armenia, Azerbaijan

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.

From A$10,760 AUD

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Short Spain tours

11 days

May, Sep, Mar

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$6,920 AUD

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Spains explorers

Atlantic Packet Ships

Setting sail no matter what the condition, the Black Ball Line packet ships quickly became popular to businessmen and passengers alike, valued for their predictability. Other companies soon caught on to the revolutionary business venture, with scores of competing North Atlantic lines springing up in no time on the ports of New York.

13 Dec 21 · 10 mins read
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Spains explorers

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of the Americas

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Article summarizes the Spanish explorers and the race against the Portuguese for access to the Americas.

30 Dec 21 · 11 mins read
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Atlantic Ocean - Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Pillars of Hercules

Article about the history of where the Mediterranean sea meets the Atlantic ocean for the explorers from Crete, Italy, Spain, including the Phoenicians and the Romans. For senior couples and mature solo travelers interested in small group educational tour.

1 Nov 21 · 7 mins read
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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Article for senior couples and mature solo travellers to learn about the Armenian capital Yerevan. Reading material for a small group tour of the Caucasus that includes Georgia and Tiblisi as well as Azerbaijan.

27 Feb 20 · 4 mins read
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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, Gondola

Carnivals of Venice

Article for senior couple and mature solo travellers joining a small group history tour visiting Venice and beyond to Italy, Greece, Turkey the Islands of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Northern shores of Egypt, Tunisia. Learn about the role of Venice as emerging point of trade and navies for hire in the middle ages through to the renaissance.

30 Nov 21 · 8 mins read
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Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Experiences and stories create intrigue for the senior couple and mature solo traveller when exploring the outback of Australia and the national parks of New Zealand such as Fiordland, Gaunt creek or Kaikoura. Read on to learn more before you join a small group tour with Odyssey Traveller.

30 Nov 21 · 10 mins read
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Gondolas on narrow canal in Venice, Italy

Pilgrims and the Merchants in Venice.

Article for senior couple and mature solo travellers joining a small group history tour visiting Venice and beyond to Italy, Greece, Turkey the Islands of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Northern shores of Egypt, Tunisia. Learn about the role of Venice as emerging point of trade and navies for hire in the middle ages through to the renaissance.

30 Nov 21 · 8 mins read
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Cathedral Square, Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, is part of the escorted small group tour of the Baltics for senior travellers, that includes Berlin, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and finishes in St Petersburg.

31 Mar 20 · 5 mins read
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Hanseatic League

Hanseatic League

An Article on the early trading of Germany and the Baltic states by an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers who are curious.

17 Nov 21 · 11 mins read
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Viking Grave- Denmark

Vikings go East

Article for senior couples and solo travellers interested in joining a small group educational tour learning about the history and culture of the Vikings. The Vikings did not just go west into the Atlantic but also into Eurasia exploring, trading and returning to the Arctic circle.

17 Nov 21 · 12 mins read
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Pilgrimage; Camino-de-Santiago

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St James, is an ancient Catholic pilgrimage route that runs across northern Spain to the shrine of the Apostle St James in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

18 Dec 19 · 4 mins read
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Secret Venice

Venice and its Merchants

An article that takes you on a journey to Venice in the Middle Ages and beyond. The famous merchants of 'La Serenissima' who dominated this medieval powerhouse for hundreds of years. Learn before joining one of the small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers to Venice and many other destinations in Italy.

5 Nov 21 · 17 mins read
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Naples

Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

Article about Castellammare di Stabia in Southern Italy for senior couples and mature solo travellers joining a small group tour of Italy.

31 Oct 21 · 6 mins read
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Stonehenge, UK

Bronze Age Beaker People of Stonehenge

Learn about the Beaker people and Stonehenge before a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore prehistoric, neolithic Britain including Avebury and Orkney's Skara Brae.

30 Oct 21 · 11 mins read
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Sami People

Sami People of the Arctic

The Sámi people are the only indigenous people of the European Union and are one of the oldest living cultures of our planet. Article for senior couples and mature single travellers curious about the Samii people and Viking culture that stretches across the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden and Finland on a small group educational tour.

28 Oct 21 · 15 mins read
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Viking Longship

The Vikings

Vikings explored, pillaged, settled and traded their way in 300 years across the North Atlantic in the Longships to Iceland and Greenland or south through Europe/Russia to Istanbul and Persia. Learn more on a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in Viking history.

4 Oct 21 · 23 mins read
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Ale's Stones (Ales stenar), a megalithic monument in Skåne, Sweden.

Vikings-explorers, raiders, traders

Article introducing Vikings and Outhere the explorer. Learn more on a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travelers going to Iceland, Greenland, the Arctic circle or the Orkney islands.

4 Oct 21 · 6 mins read
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Habsburg Spain Tudor England

Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, a long history, part of the Roman Empire, an important place for Mediterranean trade and exploring the Atlantic. Learn and see more about Cadiz and Spain on a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers touring Europe.

14 Oct 21 · 8 mins read
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Copenhagen

Questions About Denmark for senior travellers

Explore and learn about on a small group tour for seniors of Denmark and its cultural and historic settlement. Visit Copenhagen the Amalienborg palace and so much more as a couple or solo traveller.

3 Aug 19 · 2 mins read
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Travel Notes for mature & senior Travellers

Lisbon Travel Notes for mature & senior Travellers Travellers, meet Lisbon. Lisbon, Travellers. Hello there. Olá! I am Lisbon, an elegant Portuguese city perched upon the banks of the sparkling River Tagus. Locals call me ‘Lisboa’.…

11 Oct 21 · 11 mins read
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Plaza de España in Seville

Highlights of Seville

Seville is a lively and disarming city, and a popular tourist destination in Spain.

11 Oct 21 · 5 mins read
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Must see sites in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Explore and learn more about Berlin. Germany, referred to as Europe's economic engine also includes one of the great cities of Europe, Berlin. You can discover more about this city on a long stay program in the city or as part of a Baltics tour.

11 Oct 21 · 8 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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Sami culture within the Vikings

Sami culture within the Vikings

Article about the Sami culture of the Arctic circle for small group educational tours for senior couples and mature single travellers interested in learning about the Vikings and their journeys into the Atlantic and south across Russia.

30 Sep 21 · 8 mins read
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