Highlights of Denmark | Tivoli Gardens Tivoli, Copenhagen Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an opulent amusement park and pleasure garden in downtown Copenhagen. Opened in 1843, it is the second-oldest amusement park in …

Highlights of India | The Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum complex on the …

Highlights of India | Varanasi Holy town Varanasi and the bank of the Ganges river Often called the City of Lights, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities. Colourful, intense and mystical, it …

Highlights of India | The Red Fort The Red Fort, Delhi, India Red Fort, also called Lal Qalʿah, is a historic fort in the city of Delhi, overlooking the Yamuna River. It served as the …

Sintra, Portugal

The Pena National Palace Sao Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Sintra The PenaPalace in São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Portugal Sintra is like something out of a fairy tale. A town nestled among the pine trees on the edge of the …

Gothic Germany

Ulm Minster

Highlights of Germany | Gothic Germany The term Gothic is often used to refer to a turning point and new era of European architecture that is generally seen as starting in the mid 12th century. …

Southern Italy

Southern Italy

Southern Italy: from Magna Graecia to Italian Unification When you ask people about Italy, more often than not one of the first places they mention is the capital city, Rome, or the submerged streets of …

Barcelona Travel Notes The entrancing cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is one of the cultural highlights of Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Catalan capital is famous for its distinctive architecture …

Questions about Finland Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about Finland …

Responsible Tourism for mature & senior travellers There’s a growing problem in the world’s most popular cities affecting the tourism industry, and this article provides context and commentary on responsible tourism for mature-aged and senior …

The Elegant Arcades of Paris

The Elegant Arcades of Paris Part of the pleasure of getting to know the real Paris lies in getting off the main tourist trail and discovering its many hidden pockets and secrets. Its gorgeous arcades …

The Sicilians and their Kings

Sicilian people

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 …

Exploring York

Exploring York Like a page out of a history book, the North-Eastern city of York in the United Kingdom is a Gothic wonder. This is a great day tour from London, with its rich history …

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 …