Musée Yves Saint Laurent, France Opened in 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent is Paris’s latest must-see destination, an extensive and deeply personal look through the life and works of the revolutionary fashion designer – …

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand | Auckland Auckland is the departure point for Odyssey Traveller’s 14-day long tour of New Zealand. This small group tour is crafted for the senior and mature travellers, looking to travel …

Quick guide to the arrondissements of Paris, France Locals know that Paris is a city of neighbourhoods. Parisians are fiercely loyal to their area of choice, shopping and dining locally at markets, restaurants, and wine …

Rotorua, New Zealand

Champagne pool, Rotorua, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand | Rotorua We visit Rotorua during our 14-day long tour of New Zealand. Odyssey Traveller offers this small group tour (typically 6 to 12 people) for senior and mature travellers who …

Writers of Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Writers of Paris, France For centuries, Paris has been regarded as the intellectual centre of the western world, associated with a bohemian lifestyle where art reigns supreme and radical ideas circulate. For visitors with an …

Llanelli, Wales

Steam train in Llanelli

The History of Llanelli Llanelli is a coastal town situated on the northern bank of the Loughor River, on the Bristol Channel, Wales. Established as a small village in the 600s, it is today the …

St Michael’s Mount, England St Michael’s Mount, England, at low tide. Looking over glassy waters at the craggy mountain-top abbey of St Michael’s Mount, England, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at …

Isles of Scilly, England Aerial view of St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly. Subtropical gardens, azure seas, and white sandy beaches: you might think you’re on the Amalfi Coast, in the Bahamas, or holidaying in the …

Vilnius, Lithuania

Cathedral Square, Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius, Lithuania

The History of Vilnius A tour of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, reveals a rich but also at times devastating history of different peoples. Emerging to prominence in the 14th century, Vilnius would become one …

Tintagel, England Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. Believed by many to be the home of the legendary King Arthur, Tintagel Castle on the North Cornish Coast is one of the most visited destinations in England, drawing tourists …

Warsaw, Poland

The History of Warsaw Warsaw, the Polish capital city, has a fascinating history of cultural and economic development in the face of foreign occupation.  Emerging in the 14th century as an important central trading point, …

Riga, Latvia

Riga in Latvia

The History of Riga Riga, the Latvian capital, is a beautiful city that lies on the banks of the Daugava River at its mouth on the Gulf of Riga at the Baltic Sea. Its amazing …

Tallinn, Estonia

A Historical Tour of Tallinn   The city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a beautiful city located in the northern area of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the …

Lynton and Lynmouth, England The village of Lynmouth, Devon. The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are the gateway to ‘England’s Little Switzerland’, the wilds of Exmoor. Each has its own character: Lynmouth is a …

Alfama, Portugal

alfama lisbon

Alfama, Portugal Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest extant neighbourhood, built in the 8th century during the Muslim conquest of Portugal and neighbouring Spain. Under the Umayyad Caliphate, Lisbon became one of the largest cities in Europe. …

Tower of Belem, Portugal The Tower of Belem (Torre de Belem), officially the Tower of Saint Vincent, was built around 1514 on the banks of the Tagus River to defend the port of Lisbon. Built …

History of Crickhowell Crickhowell is a small market town in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley, to the south of the Black Mountains within Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is a popular …

Madaba, Jordan

Madaba mosaic map, Madaba, Jordan

Madaba, Jordan Madaba is a town in west central Jordan situated on a highland plain 760 metres above sea level, 32 kilometres south of Amman. It is famous today in historical cartography for the Madaba …