Articles about Europe

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Medieval architecture Italy, Florence

20 days

Jul

Italy Puccini Festival small group Tour

Visiting Italy

The Puccini festival is an escorted tour complete with local guides as part of our small group travel program, we will also visit Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca, Viareggio, Genoa, Milan, Verona, and Venice. Join like minded people on this European tour in Italy. For solo travellers there is a nominal single supplement charged.

From A$14,995 AUD

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Island of Sicily

25 days

Sep, 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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Moorish architecture of Seville, Spain

17 days

Oct, Mar

Moors in Spain

Visiting Spain

A small group tour of Spain exploring Spain's Moorish past. Your tour leader discovers and traces of the art, architecture, and culture and religious reign and of the Moors in Spain visiting their key cities of Madrid, Toledo, Seville and the cities of Andalusia.

From A$13,995 AUD

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Overtourism

18 days

May, Sep

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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Vineyard with Davaillo castle as background, La Rioja (Spain)

24 days

May, Sep, Mar

Small Group Guided Tours of Spain and Portugal

Visiting Portugal, Spain

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.

From A$13,750 AUD

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Baltics Small Group escorted Tour Latvia Estonia Lithuania

21 days

Sep, May

Baltics Small Group Escorted Tour: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania

Visiting Estonia, Finland

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.

From A$13,250 AUD

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Ancient Turkey

22 days

Sep, Apr, May

Ancient Turkey escorted small group history tour

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$10,550 AUD

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tours of scotland

22 days

Jul, Sep

Scotland small group tour | Tracing 5,000 years of history

Visiting Scotland

This guided tour of Scotland with a tour leader and local guides includes the isle of Skye, Orkney islands, the Scottish highlands with breathtaking scenery. Edinburgh including the royal mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Fort William, Urquhart castle, Stirling castle, loch lomond, Hadrians wall and New Lanark also a UNESCO World heritage site.

From A$13,995 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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Northern Lights small group tour

10 days

Oct, Jan

Northern Lights Small Group tour | Visit Norway and Finland

Visiting Finland, Norway

Odyssey's small group tour following the Northern Lights allows you to experience serene snow-covered Arctic landscapes. Throughout our journey guides and specialists will outline the history of this stark region and the nature of the peoples who wrested their living from it. A unique opportunity to view this natural phenomenon travelling as part of a small group.

From A$8,450 AUD

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Faroe Islands

5 days

Sep, Apr

Faroe Islands Tour

Visiting Denmark

Few European tour companies offer small group journeys to the Faroe Islands. This five-day small group tour designed for mature couples and solo travellers. Local guides take you on trips off the beaten path to visit some of the islands' most stunning sights and to explore the capital of Tórshavn.

From A$6,450 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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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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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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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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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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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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Catbells, England tours

Walking the Wainwright Walking Trail

small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. This article supports the Wainwright walk from West to East of England through the Lake district for the older walker.

6 Sep 21 · 11 mins read
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Atlantic Ocean - Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Atlantic Ocean and How it Shaped Ancient Communities In Europe

Article of interest for senior couples and mature solo travellers joining a small group European tour to Faroe Islands, Scottish Isles, Morocco or Portugal. Focus is on the early exploration of the Atlantic.

1 Sep 21 · 12 mins read
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Exploring Paris and France by rail

France Guide for Mature or Senior travellers

France Guide for Mature or Senior Travellers There are good reasons why France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. This France guide should give […]

31 Aug 21 · 11 mins read
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Concert halls

Spectacular New European Concert Halls

European Concert Halls in Paris & Hamburg A concert hall or opera house is often a city’s most striking architectural feature. Recently, in Europe, two spectacular new concert halls have […]

31 Aug 21 · 3 mins read
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Inverness castle, Scotland

Birth of Scotland

Escorted small group tours for senior couples and mature solo travelers seeking to learn. Article about Scotland and you can learn more about the Jacobites, Orkney or Shetland islands as well Edinburgh, Aberdeen and more.

13 Aug 21 · 10 mins read
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Challenges of Art Restoration

Challenges of Art Restoration

Articles examines some of the challenges of art restoration to be considered as a senior couple or mature solo traveler you join a small group tour of Giverny, Brunelleschi's dome in Florence, the map room in Rome or Spinalonga Crete, the challenges remain.

4 Aug 21 · 11 mins read
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train station departure board delay, delayed. France, French Paris, gare de lyon

European Train journeys for mature and senior travellers

European and British rail journeys are a great alternative to flying. Read this article for mature and senior couples and solo travellers who enjoy small group tours to Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and all points across Europe.

22 Jul 21 · 12 mins read
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Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Article about Milan, one of the great cities of Northern Italy for mature and senior travellers to explore on a small group tour for couples and solo travellers. Learn about Renaissance Italy, Rome, the Romans as well as Florence and the Pilgrims walks offered by Odyssey.

14 Jul 21 · 5 mins read
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Padua, Italy, cobblestones

Padua, Italy

The History and Attractions of Padua By Marco Stojanovik Padua city is an intellectual, artistic, and economic centre in northern Italy, situated on the River Bacchiglione, west of Venice. The city has a long history…

10 Jul 21 · 6 mins read
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Learning about Caravaggio's Paintings: The Definitive Guide for Seniors

Caravaggio’s Paintings Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a leading 16th century Italian painter whose short but tempestuous life rivalled the controversy and drama he created through his highly influential art. Born in Lombardy, northern…

4 May 21 · 12 mins read
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Ruins of Ephesus

Ruins of Ephesus

Ephesus is discovered on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers into Ancient Turkey influenced by the Roman and Greek history.

14 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is explored on an escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers wishing to learn about ancient history. Learn about the Greeks, the Romans and Turkish ancient history in the Mediterranean and Black sea.

14 Dec 20 · 5 mins read
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Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

The Bosporus and the Black Sea, Turkey

Learn more about where Europe and Asia meet and the history of the Bosporus on a escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers to Europe for couples and solo travellers.

14 Dec 20 · 4 mins read
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