Destination: Europe

European Tours for seniors

Odyssey Traveller offers comprehensive European tour packages as part of their small group tour global educational program. With expert tour guides, our small group tours cater to senior couples, mature individuals, and solo travellers looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Europe. These 2023 Europe trip packages are designed for groups of up to sixteen senior travellers, encompassing iconic destinations across Northern, Western, Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe, making it a quintessential journey with one of the leading European tour companies. Whether you prefer a European walking tour, coach tour, or an exploration via European train tours with an Eurail pass, Odyssey ensures a well-organized and enriching experience for solo travellers seeking a European vacation package.

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Small Group escorted tour exploring Historic Ireland

18 days

Aug, Apr, Sep

Small Group tours exploring the Treasures of Ireland

Visiting Ireland

An escorted small group tour to Northern Ireland & Ireland, with local guides and itineraries that give authentic experiences Ireland's capital, Dublin, including 1/2 day tour of St Patricks cathedral and Trinity college. Destinations also Aran islands , Kerry plus the world heritage site, the giant's causeway. Ireland tours for singles over 50 and couples.

From A$12,615 AUD

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Tour of Italy, Renaissance Sculpture Medici Lion by Vacca in Florence

21 days

Apr, Aug, May

Renaissance Italy Tour: Story of Five Families

Visiting Italy

Explore Renaissance Italy on this small group tour though an examination of five significant city states. Florence, Urbino, Ferrara, Mantua and Milan were all dominated by families determined to increase the status of their city through art and architecture. Spend time coming to know the men and women who helped create the cities, as well as the magnificent legacy they left behind.

From A$14,295 AUD

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Warsaw Poland

21 days

Jun, Sep, May, Oct

Exploring Poland | Poland Small Group Tour

Visiting Poland

Odyssey's European tour of Poland provides the guests with authentic experiences in a range of key historical destinations to enjoy. Your tour leader supported by knowledgeable local guides who provide daily itineraries that often take you off the beaten path to learn more about the places visited.

From A$12,695 AUD

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Small Group Tour to the Caucasus | Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

22 days

May, Oct

Small Group Tour to the Caucasus | Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Visiting Armenia, Azerbaijan

This small group program is designed to give people an opportunity to explore Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan as well as important monuments, historical and religious sites, diverse landscapes and ancient architecture by visiting the Caucasus Mountains and the lowlands of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Led by local English speaking guides, there will be the opportunity to meet local people.

From A$11,835 AUD

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mount of Mont Saint Michel, France

22 days

May, 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$17,995 AUD

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rural France

24 days

Apr, Sep

Rural France | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting France

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$18,995 AUD

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Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour

19 days

Sep, Jun, Aug

Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour (The Camino)- Spain

Visiting Portugal, Spain

Experience pleasant sections of the Way of Saint James, crossing some of Spain’s most beautiful landscapes. We follow the pilgrims on easy distances of The Way to the mythical destination, Santiago de Compostella. Not since the middle ages has this adventure for body and mind been more popular. We also get to discover the artistic highlights and rich history of Northern Spain and Portugal, as well as enjoying local wines and exquisite food.

From A$14,135 AUD

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Island of Sicily

25 days

Apr, Sep, Oct

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$19,750 AUD

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Baltics Small Group escorted Tour Latvia Estonia Lithuania

21 days

Oct, May, Sep

Baltics Small Group Escorted Tour: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Stockholm

Visiting Denmark, Estonia

An escorted small group tour to the Baltic States of Europe that explores the key destinations of this region starting in Warsaw, then making its way through Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Stockholm and concluding in Copenhagen. 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$16,975 AUD

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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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Iceland church in Vik

17 days

May, Sep

Iceland cultural and wilderness small group tour

Visiting Iceland

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$18,995 AUD

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

18 days

Aug, Apr

Discover Portugal

Visiting Portugal

Join Odyssey Traveller small group journeys with like minded people on this immersive 18-day escorted tour of Portugal. This travel experience takes us from the capital of Lisbon, through Portugal's many historic cities and key UNESCO World heritage sites.

From A$11,275 AUD

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View from Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy

15 days

Dec

Discover Rome | Cultural and History Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Italy

Rome is arguably the most fascinating city in Italy, the capital city, once the centre of a vast, ancient empire and still today a cultural focus within Europe. Explore the city in-depth as part of a small group program spending 15 days exploring, just Rome and Roman History.

From A$9,235 AUD

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Ancient Turkey

21 days

Aug, Apr

Small group tour of Ancient Turkey

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$16,495 AUD

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Northern Italy tours Lakes and Alps, escorted small groups

22 days

Oct, Apr

Tour of Northern Italy's Lakes 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$14,895 AUD

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Contempporary Germany including Oberammergau

22 days

Aug, Apr

Contemporary Germany small group tour

Visiting Germany

Join us on this this comprehensive small group journey in Germany that begins in Heidelberg and ventures south to the romantic Black Forest to Munich. Spend 21 nights in Germany, featuring Berlin, Munich, the Black Forest, Bavaria, the Alps, and the Rhine.

From A$17,295 AUD

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Barcelona-Spain

21 days

Sep, May

Discover Spain

Visiting Spain

Join this small group travel, 21-day tour of Spain. For couples or solo traveler with minimal single supplement has daily itineraries with local guides that provide authentic experiences for those who seek small group journeys. Escorted tour begins in Madrid, finishes in Barcelona.

From A$14,250 AUD

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Athens, Acropolis - Greek Islands

22 days

Apr, Sep, May

Greece small group escorted history tour

Visiting Greece

Our 21 day small group tour explores the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece whilst exploring and learning Athens, which only found independence in its uprising from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.

From A$13,475 AUD

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Leipzig, Germany, Old town

days

Jul

Richard Wagner Ring Cycle, Leipzig | Small Group Tours Germany

Visiting Germany

The small group tour will see the opera performed in the city of Richard Wagner’s birth, Leipzig. Our tour starts in Dresden and we also visit Bayrouth and Munich. We will not only experience his music in these 4 operas, but also be shown the influences of culture and family on the extraordinary composer’s life.

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Florence

22 days

Mar, Sep, May

Florence: Living in a Renaissance City

Visiting Italy

A small group tour with like minded people, couples or solo travellers, that is based in Florence. An authentic experience of living in this Renaissance city The daily itineraries draw on local guides to share their knowledge on this unique European tour. Trips to Vinci, Sienna and San Gimignano are included.

From A$13,695 AUD

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Short Spain tours

11 days

Sep, Apr, Aug

Short Spain Tour for senior and mature travellers

Visiting Spain

Join our small group guided tour of Spain, exploring this fascinating country over 10 nights with like minded people. We start in Barcelona and make our way slowly towards Madrid. Enjoy the food and culture while learning about the history of each location from our expert local guides and Odyssey Program Leader.

From A$7,610 AUD

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Barcelona city

21 days

Apr, Sep, Aug

Barcelona Small Group Tour | The city explored in-depth

Visiting Spain

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.

From A$12,925 AUD

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Iceland church in Vik

40 days

May

Arctic circle tour

Visiting Denmark, Finland

A 40 day small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in exploring the Arctic circle. The group with a program leader explores Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The tour makes use of the long summer night light for your enjoyment learning about viking history and trade and the Sami.

From A$44,995 AUD

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Transmongolian Transiberian

65 days

Mar, Jul, Feb

Singapore to Lisbon by train

Visiting China

A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.

From A$41,145 AUD

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Scandinavia tours

13 days

Jun, Sep

Scandinavia tours for mature travellers

Visiting Denmark, Norway

Uncover on a small group tour for couples and solo travellers, a Viking past and view of the world’s biggest fjords on this journey through Scandinavia. In low-lying Denmark our small group journey takes us to visit the Zeeland, the sea land, and our program includes the vibrant capital of Copenhagen. In Norway we travel through endless forests, skirting great fjords to Bergen.

From A$14,995 AUD

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Villages of Italy, Volterra, Tuscany Italy

26 days

Aug, Sep

Villages of Italy | small group tours Italy

Visiting Italy

Explore Italy in a small group tour. Italy is the most Mediterranean of nations and as mature and aged as many of its red wines. In terms of being a nation, it is even younger than New Zealand. This is often hard to believe, bearing in mind that Italy gave rise to Europe’s first global empire, which endured for approximately 2,000 years, the Romans. The new constantly brushes with the old and in doing so generates sparks that makes any sojourn in Italy a deeply textured experience.

From A$16,775 AUD

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Secret France small group tour

25 days

Sep, May, Apr, Oct

Secret France | Small group tours France | Places of cultural interest for seniors

Visiting France

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$17,995 AUD

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Shakespeare Drama small group tour Stratford England

10 days

May, Apr

World of Shakespeare | Small Group Tour

Visiting England

This small group tour for mature couples and solo travellers visits Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon and Anne Hathaway's cottage all form part of this small group tour escorted by a tour director and local guides sharing their knowledge on this guided tour. Included are performances in London at the Globe & RSC in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.

From A$8,345 AUD

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Bach Classical European Music Festival small group tour

16 days

Jun, May

Bach Classical European Music Festival small group tours

Visiting Germany

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.

From A$13,340 AUD

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European Ballet escorted small groups tour for senior travellers

18 days

Sep, Jun, Mar, Oct

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$12,695 AUD

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Normandy and Brittany escorted history Tours

22 days

Aug, May, Apr, Sep

Normandy and Brittany escorted history tours for small mature grups

Visiting France

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.

From A$15,895 AUD

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Villages of Italy

13 days

Aug

Villages of Italy - short small group tours

Visiting Italy

Roam the villages of the northern Dolomites, in Italy, home to more than 40 glaciers. A small group tour is a great way to get to know Italy, or reacquaint yourself with its beauty and hidden gems. Travel with like minded mature couples or solo travellers.

From A$10,895 AUD

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Milan, Doumo Cathedral

14 days

Sep, May

Lakes and Landscapes of Northern Italy | Short Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Italy

Our small group tour begins in the cosmopolitan city of Milan and ventures to 2 of the region's lakes - Garda and Maggiore. Our tour uncovers a wealth of natural beauty, castles, serene waters, snow-capped mountains, and breathtaking scenery.

From A$9,225 AUD

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Italy and France, history of gardens

25 days

Aug, 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$17,595 AUD

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German small group tour

23 days

Sep, 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$15,995 AUD

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Island of Sicily

12 days

Apr, Oct, Sep

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$10,150 AUD

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Scandinavian Designs Small Group Tour; Denmark, Sweden and Finland

21 days

Sep

Scandinavian Design Small Group Tour: Denmark, Sweden and Finland

Visiting Denmark, Finland

Denmark, Sweden and Finland realised that the only way to remain competitive on the world stage was through the value of superior design. Travelling with like-minded people on our small group tour you will explore the cities and towns where those high quality products, appreciated around the world, are created including hygge.

From A$16,685 AUD

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France small group escorted history tours

24 days

Sep, Apr

La Belle France small group escorted history tours for seniors

Visiting France

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$19,965 AUD

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France small group short tour

11 days

Sep

La Belle France Small Group Short Tour

Visiting France

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$11,875 AUD

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art tours for mature travellers

21 days

Sep

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.

From A$15,895 AUD

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Explore the rich tapestry of European culture and history through our small group European tours for seniors, designed to provide a relaxed and immersive travel experience. Embark on a journey through some of the most iconic European cities that were integral to the grand tours of the last century, including Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Prague, Venice, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Vienna, Lisbon and, ancient Rome . Or delve into the charm of quaint villages along the Dalmatian and Amalfi coasts as part of our multi-country tour tailored for seniors.

Join Odyssey on meticulously crafted European tours, which cater to seniors seeking to explore walking trails like the Camino de Santiago and other pilgrim routes. Our itineraries focus on specific regions of Europe, offering small group tours to Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Southern Italy, allowing ample time to appreciate stunning landscapes such as Iceland and the Norwegian fjords, as well as iconic heritage sites like the Colosseum in Rome.

Experience the allure of Europe with visits to St Peter’s basilica, Prague, Budapest, and other enchanting destinations in Eastern Europe or within the Czech Republic. Our European package tours are meticulously curated to include UNESCO World Heritage sites and cater to the aspirations of travellers who seek a deeper understanding of the destinations they visit.

At Odyssey, we pride ourselves on being among the best European tour providers for seniors, placing a strong emphasis on listening to our travellers’ preferences to offer more than just scenic beauty. Our escorted tours deliver not only spectacular landscapes but also a rich and engaging itinerary that immerses you in the historical and cultural tapestry of Europe.

Travel through France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Mediterranean islands, Croatia, Central Europe, Greece, and Turkey on our 21-day fully escorted tours led by experienced tour directors and local guides. Explore ancient ruins of Rome and Greece, unravel the significance of landmarks like the Doge’s Palace in Venice, or trace the history of piracy along the Dalmatian coast and Dubrovnik, dating back to ancient Greek times.

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Odyssey’s small group tours through Europe, accommodating a maximum of 16 travellers, with an average group size of up to 12, comprising solo adventurers and couples alike. Immerse yourself in a culturally enriched trip that promises a deep exploration of each destination on our meticulously planned itineraries.

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FAQs

What are the top Europe travel experiences?

Odyssey has curated a list of exceptional Europe travel experiences that should not be missed. From the stunning natural wonders of Iceland with its majestic waterfalls like Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss, to the enchanting Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway where visitors are captivated by the ever-present midnight sun in summer and the mesmerizing northern lights in winter, Europe offers an array of unforgettable destinations.

In Provence, France, from mid-June to mid-August, the blooming lavender fields create a picturesque landscape that is truly a sight to behold. Meanwhile, on the magical island of Crete, Greece, rich in history as the epicenter of the Minoan culture and influenced by various empires throughout the ages, visitors are immersed in a tapestry of cultural heritage.

Traveling to the Cotswold region in England presents an opportunity to experience the idyllic countryside with its romantic thatched cottages, adorned with trailing roses, and enjoy traditional cream teas. The region also boasts the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, renowned for its Roman and Georgian architecture.

For a unique and lesser-known destination, Transylvania in Romania offers a blend of stunning landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Beyond the famous Dracula Castle, Bran Castle, this region captivates with its beauty and historical significance, away from the crowds typically found in more mainstream tourist areas.

Venturing to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, unveils breathtaking scenery, delectable cuisine, and warm hospitality from the locals, making it a truly memorable destination. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, known for its charming castles, hilly landscape, and rich cultural heritage, is a must-visit city divided by the Danube River into Buda and Pest.

Lastly, the Outer Hebrides in Scotland offer pristine golden beaches with a sense of untouched serenity, where the azure blue waters evoke a Caribbean paradise amid the rugged Scottish landscape. Each of these European travel experiences promises a unique and unforgettable journey for every traveller seeking to explore the beauty and diversity of this remarkable continent.

What is different on a small group tour?

Based in Sydney, Australia, Odyssey Traveller caters to a diverse clientele hailing from the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe annually. Specializing in educational small group tours for seniors, our group sizes typically range from 6 to 12 people, with a cap of 16 travellers.

With a rich history dating back to 1983, we have been at the forefront of providing adventurous and educational programs. Our array of fully escorted cultural and heritage journeys not only expand horizons but also offer a mind-enriching experience. Tailored for active and inquisitive travellers, our tours nurture exploration in a close-knit group setting.

What's the accommodation like on a group tour?

In metropolitan areas, Odyssey selects centrally situated 3–4-star hotels, ensuring convenient access to public transportation. In more rural or smaller town settings, our preference is family-operated hotels or guesthouses. For extended-stay tours where guests remain in one place for the duration, we opt for serviced apartments, where feasible.

What are the best Europe travel destinations for history?

Europe boasts a diverse and intricate history, characterized by a tapestry of cultures and traditions that have evolved over millennia. The continent offers a wealth of historical riches waiting to be explored. Here are the top 10 destinations that Odyssey highly recommends experiencing during your lifetime:

Why choose us for a small group adventure holiday?

Odyssey specializes in educational small group tours tailored for solo travel;ers or those journeying with a partner, exclusively catering to senior or mature travellers. Their group sizes range between 6 to 12 people, with a maximum of 18 travellers. These package holidays are designed for reasonably active seniors or mature travellers over 50, 60, or 70, whether traveling as a couple or opting for solo travel tours. Established in 1983, Odyssey has been offering these adventurous and educational programs not just within Australia but worldwide.

Initially conceived by a consortium of universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, Odyssey was created to pioneer escorted educational tours for mature and senior travellers, guided by a tour director and guide to fascinating global destinations. Presently, Odyssey maintains ties with universities, ensuring tour directors uphold academic standards. The company collaborates with like-minded organizations and individuals dedicated to philanthropy, providing academic scholarships to students in Australia and New Zealand.

Odyssey presents a diverse selection of educational, cultural, and heritage journeys as meticulously organized tours that aim to enrich and expand horizons. With around 300 tours featured on their website, ranging from exploring Dinosaurs in Mongolia to embarking on a Walking Tour of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain or navigating the Australian outback, these experiences are crafted for active and curious travellers within a small group setting with a fixed itinerary. Group sizes typically vary between 6 to 12 individuals, comprising couples and solo travellers. The focus on small group travel with a knowledgeable tour leader creates a warm and personalized tour environment, reflecting the core philosophy of Odyssey Traveller in providing enriching holidays designed for couples and solo travellers over 50.

What are the best Europe travel destinations national parks and nature?

Europe is home to a diverse array of stunning landscapes, making national parks a must-visit for travellers seeking natural beauty. When crafting your itinerary for your next European adventure, consider incorporating visits to some of the continent’s most breathtaking national parks. Here are a few outstanding recommendations curated by Odyssey to enrich your journey:

What is the best time of year to visit Europe?

For those seeking a sun-filled holiday, Europe shines its brightest during the summer months from June to September. This is the season when the sun reigns high, the beaches beckon with warmth, and the skies are clear and sunny.

Travelers who appreciate quieter surroundings may find the ideal time to explore Europe during the tranquil seasons of Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November).

For skiing enthusiasts or those captivated by the allure of Christmas markets, December and January offer a perfect window of opportunity to experience the magic of Europe’s snow-clad mountains and festive markets.

What ages are the group holidays suitable for?

Odyssey Traveller specializes in providing educational small group tours tailored for seniors, with the average participant age falling between 56 and 75 years, while still welcoming individuals of any age over 50. Based in Sydney, Australia, we cater to a diverse clientele hailing from the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe who join us on our enriching journeys each year.

Our group sizes range from 6 to 12 individuals, ensuring an intimate setting with no more than 16 travelers, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared exploration. Since 1983, Odyssey has been at the forefront of delivering these immersive and educational programs, offering a wide array of fully escorted cultural and heritage tours that aim to spark curiosity and cultural appreciation. Tailored for active and inquisitive travelers, our tours provide a platform for personal growth and discovery within a small group setting.

How will i stay well on a trip?

Ensuring that mature and senior travellers are travel-fit is crucial for them to fully enjoy a small group tour. This page provides valuable insights on maintaining a suitable diet, navigating solo travel, essential packing tips, as well as selecting appropriate footwear. By following these recommendations, you can efficiently plan and prepare for your upcoming vacation to Europe, United Kingdom, Australia or even New Zealand.

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 cater to mature travellers seeking an engaging holiday experience that aligns with their active lifestyle. These tours are thoughtfully designed to maintain a lively pace throughout, appealing to those who prefer to remain active during their travels. The activity level is customizable to suit the group’s fitness levels, ensuring that all participants are well taken care of. These tours are known for their small group sizes, usually capped at a maximum of 12 like-minded individuals.

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