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Pérouges considered by commentators to be one of the prettiest villages in France. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
Les Baux-de-Provence, France
Provence in the South of France is a popular region to explore for travellers and live in. This article introduces you to one of the villages full of the regions charm. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
Explore as part of of our articles on France this charming village. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
The French Baguette
The French baguette in 2022 achieved UNSECO world heritage status as a cultural icon. Odyssey offers a range of tours into France and has a collection of Articles to learn more about this leading European country. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
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.
France and an Australian Colony
Aboriginal history runs long and deep in Australia, the British and the French almost split Australia as colonials. this articles is for senior couples and solo travellers seeking to learn more.
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.
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.
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 […]
South West France
South West France Travelling the Canal du Midi: this article will help mature and senior travellers understand the cultural and geographical links between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea through Southwestern France as they prepare…
Getting around Paris by Métro and Rail: A guide for seniors
Ride the metro and RER of Paris when on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers in Europe and visiting Paris, wth your partner or as a solo traveller, visit Marmottan, Musee Maillol or wander through the arcades.
Ten Things To Do in France When You Visit
Things to do in France It has been said that ‘no other nation on the planet approaches France in its subtle and seamless blend of the old and the new; the […]
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.
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,…
Ancient Routes, Fresh Eyes: European Pilgrimage Routes for the Modern Traveller
Ancient Routes, Fresh Eyes: Nine European Pilgrimage Routes for the Modern Traveller The word ‘pilgrimage’ or ‘pilgrim’ comes from the Modern French word pèlerin, which means ‘foreigner, stranger’, highlighting the concept that the faithful is not of…
Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina
Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina Order a cappuccino in Italy after 11am and expect to receive strange looks. In Argentina, don’t be surprised when your coffee order…
Exploring Paris and France by rail, tips for learning about history
French history by rail for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers is a long stay apartment based small group tour based in Paris. We use the rail network to learn about the history of Medieval to Contemporary France. One of 20+ Vacation packages offered in France.
Walking tours for active travellers – tips for seniors
For the active mature and senior traveller be they a couple or solo traveller this article outlines preparation for walking tours even for the over 80's. It may on the Wainwright, the lake district or a pilgrims walk across Europe or St James Way, the Camino. This artices give advice on getting fit, shoes and socks including for particular advice for women on this topic.
Exploring France's Saint-Malo
Article about a personal view on St Malo for mature and senior couple and solo travellers exploring Mont st Michel France and Europe. Interest in history, landscapes and cities as well as places with great art such as Rodin and the impressionists such as Monet.
Explore Bordeaux, historic Atlantic trading city, and wine capital of France. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travelers to Bordeaux and France.
Five Women of the Renaissance period to see on tour
Five Incredible Women of the Renaissance | Small Group Tours The Renaissance is considered humanity’s greatest intellectual and artistic revolution and stories about the period is dominated by tales of famous men and their inventions,…
Tours of France. Guided tours of France for mature travellers
The Best Guided Tours of France Odyssey Traveller Australia’s all inclusive French vacation packages provide unique experiences for senior travellers. Our La Belle France small group escorted history tours for […]
Questions About France for Senior travellers
Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to France. Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel to Paris, Provence, the South or the Loire Valley and beyond.
Loire Valley France
The Loire Valley in France is renowned for its picturesque natural beauty, and the region also combines all the ingredients of what the French consider to be the good life. The Valley is the home of gorgeous architecture, historic monuments, and fabulous French cuisine and wine from the Loire Valley vineyards.
Small group tours to France
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22 daysApr, May, Sep
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$16,850 AUDView Tour
Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany Art Tour | Western Europe Art Tour
Visiting Belgium, France
Most of us have already experienced the grandeur of classic galleries such as the Louvre and the National Gallery. Travel with like-minded people in a small group tour and be surprised by the lesser-known but equally wonderful smaller art galleries across Northwest Europe.
18 daysSep, Jun
European Ballet escorted small groups tour for senior travellers
Visiting France, Germany
For couples and solo travellers who enjoy the ballet and the arts this 16 day program from Amsterdam to Hamburg and finishing in Paris is a dance delight. Programs and actual performances will vary, but the structure and fabric of the experiences to be enjoyed within a small group remains the cornerstone of your experience on this program.
From A$11,550 AUDView Tour
21 daysMar, Sep
Explore Paris | 21-day Small Group Tour Exploring Parisian Life
On this small group tour of Paris, travellers take the time to join local guides to learn about the destinations within this city. Authentic experiences with like minded people and an Odyssey tour leader. Staying in apartments this European tour immerses itself in Paris' history, art, and culture in the city of light.
From A$13,750 AUDView Tour
26 daysApr, Sep
Join Odyssey Traveller, one of the best small group tour companies for Europe, as we follow French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) to the beloved places he painted joined by local guides in France on this 20-day European tour. Each day our small group journey visits key destinations that influenced Monet. Join like minded people be they couples or solo travellers on this escorted tour. Minimal Single supplement charged to Solo travellers.
From A$13,995 AUDView Tour
21 daysJun, Sep, Jul
France on Foot | Small Group Walking Tours France
Our France on Foot small group walking is designed for the active walker and extends from the scenic island of Noirmoutier on the Atlantic Coast via the Massif Central on the borders of Limousin and the Auvergne to the snow-tipped peaks of the Alps in Savoy.
From A$19,345 AUDView Tour
11 daysOct, May
French History by Rail European small group short tour
Odyssey's small group tour offers travellers the unique opportunity to live for 10 days as a local Parisian in one of central arrondissements of Paris. The tour is based on tour is based on Ina Caro’s book of the same name, we stay in charming apartments as a base, and explore the city and surrounding areas using train and metro.
From A$10,500 AUDView Tour
21 daysMay, Oct
History of France by Rail | Escorted Small Group Tour for Seniors
French History by Rail small group tour is based on Ina Caro’s book of the same name. Participants live in central Paris, using apartments as a base, living as the locals do, whilst meeting each day as a small group to journey by rail and TGV to the beautiful medieval centres of France.
From A$17,595 AUDView Tour
25 daysAug, May, Sep
Italy and France, history of gardens small group escorted tour
Visiting France, Italy
Odyssey's small group tour explores some of the classic gardens of Italy and France that reflect changing fashions and garden designs throughout the ages. This fully escorted tour features an Odyssey Program Leader and a handful of local guides who will examine, discuss, compare and contrast the cultural and temporal similarities and diversities between the gardens of Italy and France and the historical influences on their design.
From A$15,995 AUDView Tour
24 daysSep, Apr
La Belle France small group escorted history tours for seniors
Travelling with like minded people on this small group we visit several culturally significant and picturesque regions of France, including Provence, Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux regions, where we sample wine and learn more about the tradition of wine-making. We also visit the Loire Valley to see its many castles. Finally, we travel to Bayeux, from where we we visit Mont St Michel and spend time up on the Normandy landing beaches with local guides.
From A$18,150 AUDView Tour
La Belle France Small Group Short Tour
On this small group tour of France, we visit several culturally significant and picturesque regions of France, including Provence, Champagne, Burgundy. We learn about each region's history from expert local guides with a chance to experience the local culture, and taste the regional cuisine.
From A$11,295 AUDView Tour
18 daysSep, Jun
Loire Valley Walking Tours | Small Group Tours of France
The Loire Valley is the largest of all the UNESCO World Heritage sites. This small group walking tour daily itineraries cross a multitude of historic towns and villages providing authentic experiences for couples and single travellers to enjoy. A small single supplement applies to solo travelers.
From A$12,150 AUDView Tour
22 daysAug, May
Normandy and Brittany escorted history tours for small mature grups
This small group tour for couples and solo travellers is centred on the North West corner of France: Normandy, where the peaceful landscape belies a turbulent past; Brittany, where a strongly separate Celtic culture is still evident; Poitou, famous for its rich farmlands and historic ports; and the Loire Valley, replete with royal châteaux.
Opera Tour Europe | Theatre-Opera-Ballet and Classical Music Small Group Tour for Seniors
This 22-day small group program visits the major arts centres of Hamburg, Amsterdam, Paris, and London. We travel in winter avoiding crowds and enjoy a different perspective of the places visited. At Odyssey Traveller we have sought to assemble entry and show tickets to what many will consider the best arts experiences available in those cities during each program.
From A$19,450 AUDView Tour
22 daysMar, Oct, Apr
Paris-Bordeaux-Provence By Train
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 AUDView Tour
23 daysSep, May
Provincial France | Small Group Tour for Seniors
Visiting France, Switzerland
This small group program explores the remote mountain plateaux, perched villages and dramatic gorges as well as the Mediterranean coastline.Travel with like-minded people on this tour especially designed for the mature traveller. The villages of Alsace provide an introduction to the diversity which is France. In Burgundy we explore the local villages. Then onto the Jura Mountains, a region rarely visited by tourists. Finally, Provence and the Côte d’Azur, regions of inspiration for artists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne and Picasso.
From A$15,650 AUDView Tour
Romans in France small group specialist history tours for seniors
Visiting France, Switzerland
Join our small group tour to explore what remains of the Roman Gaul. France, Belgium, Luxembourg and South-west Germany were occupied by Roman Gaul some 2,000 years ago. To this region the Romans brought roads, bridges, education, cities and, perhaps, above all the Peace of Rome.
From A$15,450 AUDView Tour
24 daysApr, Sep
Rural France | Small Group Tour for Seniors
On this small group Rural France tour, we spend 24 days exploring France beyond its bustling cities, travelling off the beaten track. We will explore the pastoral and provincial splendour of French rural towns which have resisted the dual siege of the automobile and the property developer. Our small group will visit many of France’s beautiful towns where within their walls the villagers conduct their daily lives much as they have done since Napoleonic times.
From A$18,250 AUDView Tour
25 daysSep, May
Secret France | Small group tours France | Places of cultural interest for seniors
Our small group tour designed with the mature traveller in mind, gives you the chance to see eight different locations over 25 days while experiencing local culture, trying regional cuisine, exploring breathtaking architecture and admiring beautiful scenery. From Zurich the tour will move south towards Sare before returning north to Paris where the tour finishes, for a significant part of our journey we will be following old pilgrim pathways, taking the group deep into the villages, valleys, shrines and ski resorts.
From A$17,215 AUDView Tour
Southwest France: Along the Canal du Midi
This small group travel tour is off the beaten track taken by many, exploring and learning from local guides about one of the key world heritages sites, Canal du midi. This escorted tour is for mature couples and solo travellers with a passion for France.
Western Europe Chateaux and Gardens | Small Group Tour for Seniors
Visiting Belgium, France
This small group escorted educational tour combines visits to France, Belgium, Luxemborg, the Netherlands, and Germany. During the 26 days, we will discover a selection of the finest gardens and chateaux in Europe. Our destinations also include several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for example the royal palaces built by the Prince-Bishop of Cologne in Brühl, Germany.
Western Europe Gardens and Treasures Short Tour
Visiting Belgium, France
Odyssey Traveller small group tour explores Paris, Honfleur and Abbeville in France, Bruges in Belgium and then Luxemborg. Travelling with like minded people to discover some of the finest gardens of Europe, like Claude Monet's garden in Giverny. We also take in a memorial service in Villers-Bretonneux, which saw the greatest sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand troops during World War I.
From A$8,045 AUDView Tour