European Tours for seniors
Odyssey Traveller’s European tour packages are an inclusive Europe holiday package offered by this tour company as part of their small group tour global educational program. With a knowledgeable tour guide our small group tours Europe for senior or mature couples & the solo traveller spend time exploring and learning about the destinations of Europe . For the traveler these Europe trip packages 2023 are for groups of up to sixteen senior travelers, represent the best of the grand tour of Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe, classic journeys to be enjoyed from one of the best European tour companies. An organized escorted tour offered to satisfy your requirements for a European vacation package as a solo traveler/single traveller maybe a European walking tour , coach tour or one of our European train tours complete with Eurail pass.
Odyssey’s tours of Europe are inclusive travel packages by this small group tour company offering small group tours around the world . With a knowledgeable tour guide our small group tours Europe for senior or mature couples & the solo traveller spend time exploring and learning about the destinations of Europe . For the traveler these Europe trip packages 2022 for groups of up to sixteen senior travelers, represent the best of the grand tour of Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe, classic journeys to be enjoyed from one of the best European tour companies. The organized tour offered to satisfy your requirements for a European vacation package as a solo traveler/single traveller maybe a European walking tour , coach tour or one of our European train tours complete with Eurail pass.
22 daysApr, May, Sep, Oct, Aug
Ancient Turkey escorted small group history tour
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 AUDView Tour
22 daysDec, May, Oct
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$17,990 AUDView Tour
20 daysMay, Oct
Caravaggio’s Journey | Small Group Tour in Italy
Visiting Italy, Malta
On this small group tour of Italy and Malta for mature and senior couples and solo travellers we trace the life of Caravaggio, exploring the artistic works he left behind and the tumultuous life he led. We follow him from his birthplace in Milan to Rome, Malta, Sicily and Naples. In each place he lived Caravaggio left behind a rich legacy of art for us to admire.
From A$13,750 AUDView Tour
22 daysSep, May
Heritage, Culture and History of Italy | Small Group Tours for Seniors
Rome, the world’s first superpower, lasted for almost a thousand years. In this small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers we thread our way through the Rome of the Emperors, then through the Italy of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, the Medici, and the Borgia. In the south, we visit the cosmopolitan city of Naples as well as Pompeii and the island retreat of Capri.
From A$12,450 AUDView Tour
17 daysMay, Aug, Sep
Iceland cultural and wilderness small group tour
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 AUDView Tour
22 daysMay, Sep
Greece small group escorted history tour
17 daysOct, Mar
Moors in Spain
22 daysSep, Apr
Four Italians: Genoa, Mantua, Orvieto and Bologna
A small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers to Genoa, Mantua, Orvieto and Bologna. Places where the Renaissance shone beyond Florence, Venice and Rome. Italy is one of the great countries of Europe this program with like minded people takes you beyond the regular path of travellers to see and learn more.
France on Foot | Small Group Walking Tours France
From A$16,750 AUDView Tour
22 daysMay, Sep, Apr
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$14,995 AUDView Tour
23 daysApr, Oct, Sep
Canals and Railways in the Industrial Revolution Tour | Tours for Seniors in Britain
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.
25 daysMay, Sep
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$15,650 AUDView Tour
Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 & the Habsburg cities
Visiting Austria, Czech Republic
12 daysMar, 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 AUDView Tour
10 daysOct, 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 AUDView Tour
History of Croatia small group tours for senior travellers
Spend 19 days touring Croatia, starting in Zagreb then travel south following the coast, where trade and the influences of the outside world made its mark. Travelling with like minded people in our small group we will explore the country in depth with great local guides and stay in key historical area such as Porec, Zagreb and Dubrovnik.
From A$12,750 AUDView Tour
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$17,450 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$14,650 AUDView Tour
22 daysMay, Aug
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.
11 daysSep, May
Heritage, culture, history of Italy, seniors small group - Short Tour
From A$6,975 AUDView Tour
Contemporary Germany small group tour
From A$13,395 AUDView Tour
22 daysSep, Jan, Apr
Ancient History of Southern Italy & Sicily group tours
20 daysApr, Oct, Sep
Discovering Berlin Small Group Tour | 20 days living in Berlin
Experience Berlin while living there for almost three weeks in an apartment. From one of the best small group tour companies for Europe enjoy an escorted tour learning about the city's history and experiencing it like a Berliner. This holiday is for like minded people, mature couples or solo travelers who enjoy getting off the beaten track and exploring with some adventure.
From A$11,650 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$13,250 AUDView Tour
21 daysMay, Aug
Habsburg Spain vs Tudor England: small group tour exploring the history of 16th century England and Spain
This holiday with a leading tour operator allows the escorted tour for seniors to explore the life and times of the royal families responsible for making England and Spain so significant in the 16th century with local guides providing the travel experience for the detailed itineraries. We spend 10 days travelling from London to Madrid.
21 daysSep, 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.
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
Balkans escorted small group tour
Visiting Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
From A$11,500 AUDView Tour
25 daysApr, 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 AUDView Tour
23 daysSep, Jun
History of the Hanseatic League
Visiting Germany, Poland
Merchants generated much of the wealth of Europe, from Venice to Genoa, Lisbon and London. On the Baltic coast building on the Vikings, the Hanseatic league become the traders influence trade from the middle ages across Europe. This small group tour for senior couple and mature solo travellers explores the history.
From A$14,750 AUDView Tour
Discover Rome | Cultural and History Small Group Tour for Seniors
From A$7,995 AUDView Tour
Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany Art Tour | Western Europe Art Tour
Visiting Belgium, France
18 daysAug, Sep
Art and History of Italy | Small Group Tour for seniors
Taken as a whole, Italian Civilization (which includes, of course, the splendid inheritance of Ancient Rome) is absolutely foundational to Western culture. Music, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Literature, Philosophy, Law and Politics all derive from Italy or were adapted and transformed through the medium of Italy.
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$11,450 AUDView Tour
Bach Classical European Music Festival small group tours
Enjoy the best of Bach travelling with mature couples or solo travellers in a small group tour. We take time to appreciate not just the music but also to explore Bach's history and influences in Germany. The program spends 16 days visiting the locations that where influences on his life as well as attending the Bach Music festival in Leipzig.
12 daysOct, May
Berlin walking tour
Enjoy an escorted walking tour of Berlin. This small group holiday is for like minded people, mature couples or solo travelers who enjoy getting off the beaten track and exploring with some adventure. The itineraries set for each day follow sections of the Berlin Wall, whilst local guides realise authentic experiences found in this amazing city.
From A$7,850 AUDView Tour
21 daysAug, Apr
Barcelona Small Group Tour | The city explored in-depth
Small group journeys from one of the best small group tour companies Europe that delve into Barcelona's history, culture, and cuisine. Daily itineraries for couples and solo travellers with like minded people. An escorted tour of Barcelona based in an apartment with local guides sharing authentic experiences and knowledge.
20 daysSep, Apr
Crete Small Group Tour: The Minoans
Crete rich in UNESCO World heritage sites this small group escorted tour provides a travel experience for guests with experienced local guides to remember. For senior couples or single travellers who seek to travel with other like minded people to destinations rich in ancient history then this in one of many small group journeys to be enjoyed.
Amsterdam City Tour
Visiting The Netherlands
Short escorted tour of Amsterdam exploring the city for 5 days as a small group. Your tour guide provides an authentic experience with expert local guides, exploring one of Europe's most popular destinations with like minded people. Designed as a short tour for those who wish to spend additional time in places at the conclusion of their tour.
From A$4,995 AUDView Tour
A travel experience as part of a European tours program that provides small group touring that will explore the culture and history of the place in a relaxed environment. Our guided European bus tour program represent some of the best European tours packages for seniors exploring on a multi country tour, some of the great European cities that made up the grand tour of the last century, such as, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Prague, Venice, Budapest , Dubrovnik , Istanbul or Vienna, in Central Europe or Lisbon, ancient Rome , or perhaps the quaint villages or old town(s) of the Dalmatian coast or the Amalfi coast.
You can also join Odyssey on some of the best European tours for seniors on a range of travel dates for walking including the Camino de Santiago or other European pilgrims trails, but we do not offer a river cruise anywhere. Each European tour focuses on particular parts of Europe with small group tours to Spain and Portugal, Czech Republic or Southern Italy allowing you time to view the beautiful scenery such as Iceland or the Norwegian fjords or take in the heritage sites such as the colosseum in Rome.
A tour of Europe, the grand tour to St Peter’s basilica, Prague, Budapest anywhere in Eastern Europe or just the Czech republic or many a UNESCO world heritage site are destinations many travelers aspire to visit and are included in the itinerary of each of our European package tours offered. To be one of the best European package tours for seniors, means we have to listen to you, our travelers, to offer travel for seniors in a tour package that goes beyond spectacular scenery, with an itinerary of merit on any of our escorted tours offered as part of our Europe tour package program.
Travel to France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the islands of the Mediterranean sea, Croatia, Central Europe, Greece or Turkey. Typically Odyssey offers extraordinary itineraries for a 21 day fully escorted tour with a tour director in a European destination with a good tour director and local guides, to allow you to explore and learn about the ancient ruins of Rome or Greece, understand the importance of the Doge’s palace in Venice or piracy along the Dalmatian coast and Dubrovnik dating back to the Greeks. A selected Odyssey tour of Europe provides such tour packages to allow you enjoy a trip to remember on one of Odyssey’s small group tours.
Odyssey’s small group tours Europe are typically for 21 days fully escorted with local guides with typically up to 12 travellers, a blend of solo traveller (s) and couples booked on a European tour package. Maximum would be 16 travellers on the small group tours Europe.
For relevant articles follow these links on Europe and Travel tips.
Islam in the Mediterranean
Article discusses the arrival of Islam in Mediterranean region with a focus on Istanbul and Turkey. The relationship to the merchants of Venice and the crusades should also be considered in this period of change. Join a Odyssey Traveller small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers to learn more.
Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers
An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Articles about Scotland, its cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, the islands and its Prehistoric heritage including standing stones and viking heritage are all published to support your knowledge before you travel with Odyssey.
Shipbuilding on the River Clyde
Glasgow's Clyde river has an important place in Scotland's history both as a port and shipbuilder. Read and learn about the contribution to the Industrial revolution and beyond that period in this article and others on Scotland. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
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.
18th Century London
London, the Romans arrived and here on the Thames over time the city has grown. Article shares the history of evolution in the 18th century as the Industrial revolution gathers pace. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
A History of Ukraine Since World War Two
What are the top Europe travel experiences?
There is no lack of destinations to experience in Europe. Odyssey has listed some of the most unique destinations in Europe, which you should try to visit at least once in your lifetime:
- Visit Iceland and discover some stunning natural wonders including the impressive waterfalls Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss.
- The Lofoten Islands, above the Arctic Circle, Northern Norway.
- From the never-ending daylight of midnight sun in summer to winter’s northern lights over snowy peaks, Lofoten charms visitors in every season.
- Visit Provence from mid-June to mid-Aug to see the Lavender in Bloom in Provence, France.
- The magical island of Crete, Greece. As epicenter of the Minoan culture in its early days, Crete was also part of The Roman Empire, Byzantium, The Arabs, The Ottoman Empire and Venetia.
- The Cotswold region, England, to experience the gently rolling countryside, romantic thatched cottages with roses trailing from windows and cream teas, with beautiful Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for Roman and Georgian history.
- Transylvania, Romania, off the beaten path with incredible beauty and rich in culture, but with fewer tourists. Also, with its famous Dracula castle – Bran Castle.
- Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city and most populous city, it’s home to jaw-dropping scenery, mouth-watering food, and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
- Budapest, the capital of Hungary should definitely be on your bucket list if you’re fond of castles, hills and culture. The Danube river divides this eastern European city into Buda and Pest.
- The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, offers unspoiled strips of immaculate golden beaches that are rarely touched by human footprints. And yet, the water really is Caribbean blue.
What is different on a small group tour?
Odyssey Traveller is based in Sydney, Australia, however, we have many travellers from USA, Canada, UK and Europe who travel with us every year.
We specialise in educational small group tours for seniors, typically groups sizes are between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 16 travellers. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.
What's the accommodation like on a group tour?
In major cities, Odyssey stays in centrally located 3–4-star hotels, with easy access to public transport. In smaller towns or rural areas, we usually stay in family-run hotels or guesthouses. On our long-stay tours, during which you spend the length of the tour in a single location, we use serviced apartments where available.
What are the best Europe travel destinations for history?
Europe has a rich and distinctive history with a patchwork of cultures and traditions that span thousands of years. There is so much history to discover when visiting Europe and below are the top 10 places that Odyssey recommends visiting at least once in your lifetime:
Why choose us for a small group adventure holiday?
Odyssey specialises in educational small group tours for solo traveller or those travelling with their partner, exclusively for senior or mature travellers, typically for groups of between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 18 travellers. Odyssey’s package holidays are tailored for the reasonably active senior or mature traveller, be you seeking over 50 travel groups, over 60, or over 70 and seeking to travel as a couple or looking for solo travel tours. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983, not just as small group escorted tours of Australia but all around the world.
Odyssey was originally developed by a collection of member Universities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to lead the way in providing escorted, an educational small group tour for mature aged and senior travellers, to unique and intriguing parts of the world with a tour director and tour guide. Today, Odyssey still has an association with universities through the profile of the tour director for each tour group. It seeks out like-minded organisations and individuals committed to our philanthropic objectives by providing academic-based merit scholarships to university students studying in Australia and New Zealand.
Odyssey offers a wide range of educational, cultural and heritage journeys as an organised tour that expands horizons and broadens the mind with some 300 tours listed on the website, from Dinosaurs in Mongolia to a Walking Tour of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain or the Australian outback. Designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small tour group environment with a set itinerary. Tour attendees typically number between 6 to 12 and are a couple or solo travellers. This emphasis on small group travel with a tour leader ensures a friendly and personal tour environment for you and your fellow traveller, which is at the heart of our philosophy. Simply put, Odyssey Traveller provides holidays with an itinerary for couples and holidays for solo travellers over 50.
What are the best Europe travel destinations national parks and nature?
National parks are the perfect way to experience and appreciate the unique landscapes found throughout Europe. As you plan your next European getaway, be sure to make a stop or two at one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe, below are a few that Odyssey recommends:
What is the best time of year to visit Europe?
If you prefer a warmer holiday, the best time to visit Europe is during the summer months of June to September. This is the time when the sun is high, the beaches are warm and the weather is sunny.
If you are a traveller who prefers when the crowds are smaller, the best months to visit Europe is during Spring (March-May) or Autumn (Sep-Nov).
If you are a keen skier or lover of Christmas markets, you should definitely go over December and January.
What ages are the group holidays suitable for?
Odyssey Traveller specialises in educational small group tours for seniors, and average ages are between 56-75 years of ages, however, we welcome any ages over 50. We are based in Sydney, Australia, however, we have many travellers from USA, Canada, UK and Europe who travel with us every year.
Our group sizes are between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 16 travellers. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs to since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.
How will i stay well on a trip?
How does the member savings program save me money?
Read about Odyssey’s frequent traveller Alumni Program here.
Planning your first trekking holiday?
Odyssey’s active tours are designed for those mature travellers who enjoy an active lifestyle and would like to keep the same pace during their holidays. The activity level can usually be tailored to the group’s fitness level ensuring all travellers are looked after. Small groups of like-minded people, typically a maximum of 12 people.